Myrkvi Porter NR.13
Borg Brugghús

Myrkvi Porter NR.13Myrkvi Porter NR.13
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American Porter
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3.83 | pDev: 9.14%
Borg Brugghús
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Myrkvi Porter NR.13Myrkvi Porter NR.13
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by lgmol:
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Photo of Mikexw
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bark
2.95/5  rDev -23%
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.

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Photo of mynie
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaymo18
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andylipp
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
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 biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of mwilbur
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.87/5  rDev +1%
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 Drknight
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of LampertLand
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
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

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Photo of Rlombardi75
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Docrock
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of braican
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seanniek91
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +0.8%
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 Stevedore
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
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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Myrkvi Porter NR.13 from Borg Brugghús
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 47 ratings