Myrkvi Porter NR.13 | Borg Brugghús

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Myrkvi Porter NR.13Myrkvi Porter NR.13

Brewed by:
Borg Brugghús

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by andylipp on 03-13-2013

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Seanniek91:
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4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
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,

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of dcbeers
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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, 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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andylipp
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of mwilbur
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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)

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Photo of Chronark
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Drknight
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jroof1
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of georgiaboy8686
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ElviraS
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of Rlombardi75
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of braican
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of yeaprolly
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Stevedore
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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