Myrkvi Porter NR.13
Borg Brugghús

Myrkvi Porter NR.13Myrkvi Porter NR.13
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #637
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,431
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 9.71%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
48
From:
Borg Brugghús
 
Iceland
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  10
SCORE
86
Very Good
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GarrettB from Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

March 23rd, 2016 - My first porter here in Iceland has a calm head and a calmer, dark body, with a fresh and malty nose. It smells like a fancy hotel to me, with rounded notes of cranberry, glue and walnuts, and a dab of apricot jelly occupying the sweeter side of the spectrum. The flavor is similar, bringing back some raspberry tang and pungency, though not the sweeter apricot note from the aroma. The weight and heft of the mouthfeel falls out from underneath the brew about halfway through, and brings a slight porter like tang in the aftertaste with another peal of the cranberry.

May 07, 2020
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Kgoldsbe from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a thin dark Porter. The roasted taste starts robust, but ends too bitter. The flavor of this beer does not benefit from the warming of the beer. A standard work horse of a porter.

Dec 02, 2018
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - normal porter look, dark brown light light tan head
Smell - toasted slight caramel maltiness
Taste - more toasty malts slight caramel and some coffee
Feel - full body light carb
Overall - pretty good!

Jul 19, 2018
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bark from Sweden

2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The colour is dark brown, almost black. The three fingers head is brown and compact; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is somewhat fruity with somewhat roasted notes. Hints of smoke and delicatessen. Dark rye bread and caramel cookies, hints of plastic and dried flowers.

The taste is dry with passing notes of cold-brewed coffee and toffee. Light clean bitterness, some citric peels and cream. Light body. The aftertaste is light, too, with creamy coffee, some dried flowers and spices in the background. The finish is smooth with coffee drops and roasted malts.

The carbonation is medium strong; the small bubbles are short-lived. The liquid is light.

Coffee seems to be a tricky adjunct in beers, in this one, it makes the rest of the flavours light and watery.

Dec 06, 2017
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Parmesan from Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a pitch black with notes of brown, started with a large creamy head that dissipates quickly and no lacing on the glass.

S: Strong notes of coffee (almost get a ltitle green pepper from the coffee) mixed with some smoked meat. Some sweet cherry, smoke and malt.

T: A strong earthy bitter coffee (little bit of green pepper from the coffee) with a bit of smoked meat, a slight bit of cherry and smoke.

F: Medium body and creamy carbonation.

O: A very nice coffee and smoky porter.

Oct 27, 2017
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LampertLand from Canada

3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Borg Brugghus 'Myrkvi Porter 13' @ 6.0% , served from a 330 ml bottle purchased for $3.80
A-pour is a light cola brown to a near black in the glass with a medium tan head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-roasted Columbian coffee
T-crisp porter start , bitter coffee finish
MF-decent carbonation , medium body
Ov-good enough porter
prost LampertLand

Aug 31, 2017
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into Borg tulip glass

Black in color, tan head. Coffee flavored aroma. Taste is dark cocoa, fairly bitter. Dry roasty, some acidity. Medium bodied.

Mar 14, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - a porter 'seasoned' with Colombian coffee. Curious as to what 'Myrkvi' means, or if it's just a name.

This beer pours a clear (I think), very dark cola-highlighted brown colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves some volcanic landscape lace around the glass as it quickly sinks out of sight.

It smells of lightly roasted artisanal coffee, bready caramel malt, a hint of sassafras (so, root beer, then), some free-range ashiness, bittersweet cocoa powder, muddled dark orchard fruity notes, and some plain leafy, weedy, and floral green hops. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a much lessened day-old hipster coffee bean thing, further cafe-au-lait, subtle char, some berry-forward fruitiness, fading medium chocolate, minor anise spice, and more laid-back earthy, leafy, and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite light on its equally fizzy and frothy feet, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, nothing really trying to spoil a good time here, as such. It finishes off-dry, the coffee struggling to remain relevant, while the toasted caramel carries on like the boss that it wants to be.

Overall, this is a decent enough 'robust' Porter, the coffee adjunct clocking in early, and checking out in the same manner. Easy to drink, the extra point of ABV no big deal, and worthy of a mid-wintertime tipple, as I'm sure they're aware of in Iceland.

Feb 15, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours a nice dark black, with a big foamy head, and a nice level of lacing.

Smells like roasty and slightly sweet coffee, ashy malt, caramel, and chocolate.

This is nice stuff, reminds me a bit of a more coffee styled Edmund Fitzgerald. It's toasty, caramelly, and a little bit smoky, with a nice, somewhat subtle coffee flavor. The smokiness and the coffee both leave a pleasant bitterness on the finish.

This is a medium bodied beer, not thick, but it's appropriate for the style.

Borg seems to make some of the better beers in Iceland, and this a good example of that.

Jul 30, 2016
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brown colour. The smell is mostly sweet chocolate malts, but faint overall. The taste is lighter bodied, slight malts, light coffee/mocha body, with a lingering bitter coffee finish. Quite carbonated,

Jun 15, 2016
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Stevedore from Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Served in a shaker pint.

Pours a dark cola brown body, nearly black and somewhat opaque, one finger offwhite head which is quite nice and coalesces together quite well. Good retention, thick filmy lacing. Smells of roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Dark fruit. It's overall quite different than I expected it to be. Not particularly sweet, more of an earthy, cacao bitterness. Not very much roast. Flavour is a hefty dark fruit, licourice, bitter dark chocolate. Raw coffee bean, cacao. Mild roasty and moderate earthy bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, good carbonation, not watery but does feel a bit thin. Bitter licourice and a moderate earthy bitterness. Overall, a different porter than I am used to, and I am not big on licourice. Still, a solid well-constructed porter for the cold weather.

May 24, 2016
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mynie from Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottles available at Reykjavik's Lebowski Bar.

It's a pretty standard, firm porter. Pours dark with a small brown head. Smells of coffee and rough, burnt barley. Tastes very coffee-ish with light nodes of alcohol on the back end.

I had a handful of Borg's beers and they were all similarly solid. Nothing to write home about, but good.

Jul 07, 2015
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mwilbur from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into small pint glass. Best fyrir (by) 18.06.15
A: Pours a nice dark brown-black with a hint of reddish hue coming through with backlighting. 1 inch light mocha head with decent retention. (4)
S: Sweet chocolate, cacao, yeasty dark bread, dark dried fruit, and a hint of licorice. (4)
T: Smooth dark chocolate, dark rustic bread, soft note of lightly roasted coffee, and a hint of licorice. With warming, raisin and fig notes emerge. (4)
M: Extremely smooth and velvety feel. Light-medium body. Darkly sweet. (4)
D: A solid brew through the entire experience. Excellent sessionability. A nice example of style. (4)

Aug 30, 2014
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Seanniek91 from Rhode Island

4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Long layover in Iceland. Notes written down. 12oz Bottle into a Tuborg .31l glass.

A- Murky brown,/black with quick finger of head.

S- Milk chocolate, chocolate malts, hint of booze.

T- Milk chocolate, roasty malts, coffee, light hop bitterness.

M- Medium/full carbonation, medium/light body, no heat.

O-Damn fine porter. Expensive as everything is in Iceland.

Oct 09, 2013
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andylipp from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle. A very dark brown, not quite black pour with a thin tan head that dissipate quickly. A bit of lacing when swirled in the brewery branded tulip in which it was served.

The smell was quite inviting; roasted grains and sweet with toffee and caramel, quite a bit of coffee, a hint of alcohol.

Sweetened roasted coffee, bitter chocolate,a flash of hops in the finish with a little alcoholic kiss.

A fairly full mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Coats the palate more than what you would expect from a 6% porter.

If I could buy this in Boston I would. It is a bit like a slightly sweeter Smutty Robust Porter.

This brewery seems to have the widest variety of styles I can find here in Iceland, and they have all been pretty good. Thanks to them for helping my my Icelandic stay even more pleasant.

Mar 13, 2013
Myrkvi Porter NR.13 from Borg Brugghús
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 48 ratings