Icelandic Toasted Porter | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Iceland
einstokbeer.com

Style: Robust Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With notes of coffee and dark chocolate, this porter is roasty and rich, with a robust, yet smooth body. Toasted malts give it a sinister black color, but its crisp taste will have you believing that there’s no more need to be afraid of the dark.

Lager malt, Munich malt, chocolate malt, Bavarian hops, with the slight addition of authentic Icelandic roasted coffee.

Added by thepeter on 01-03-2012

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pDev:
10.97%
 
 
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Look - great dark brown with a good film
Smell - roasted malts and a little bit of toffee
Taste - sweet slight toffee, slight dark chocolate bitterness
Feel - medium body with a light carbonation
Overall - pretty good toasted porter

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Dry malt backbone accentuated with sweet coffee notes.

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Pushing the porter into the roasty world, The Einstok brewers take the Engish brown porter and give it a bit of Icelandic heft with local coffee.

Dark brown but not crossing over into black territory, the Iclelandic Toasted Porter crowns with a sturdy tan cap and strikes the nose with earthy, dark, roasted coffee. But an undertow of caramel, toast and nuttiness brings the porter into play. Sweet on the front of the tongue, the taste of caramel, chocolate, candied nuttiness and a savory molasses-like richness.

And as the sweetness slowly drifts away from the middle palate, the toasted, nutty and savory aspects of malt remain and give the coffee the complexity that rounds out the bitter edges of roast. Cocoa and coffee grounds bring a walnut-like bite and a tar flavor to the late palate while the beer's stone fruit character emerges with a bock-like character.

Full bodied but lightened by the tannins of coffee and toast, the taste suggests something larger but the beer's texture is just a notch above being called drinkable. Sipping and savoring is the demeanor of the session as the ale hosts a wealth of nuanced complexities that hide underneath the earth, ash and char.

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Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 584 ratings