Icelandic Toasted Porter | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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3.82/5
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594 Ratings
Icelandic Toasted PorterIcelandic Toasted Porter
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,138
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
594
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
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3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayDubTrub
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyable, good beer, not mind blowing. I do get hint of toffee on the nose, the taste is bit drier and thinner than most porters. It's lager-like, making for easy drinking given the style. Roast hits you on the finish. Carb more akin to an English porter, brief head on pour that quickly dissipates and adds to 'dry' feel.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.79/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not impressed. Very dry taste

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of champ103
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Received as a gift from a friend.

A: Pours a near opaque brown color. A dense tan head rises to over two fingers. Excellent retention and rings of lace are left behind.
S: I get kind of an odd nose that I can't really put my finger on. Maybe some mineral quality from the water used? Anyway, certainly malty. Grains are more prominent than expected. Very light chocolate and coffee aromas.
T: Cereal grains, light chocolate, just a touch of coffee. A bit of roasted bitterness lingering. Simple enough and not bad at all, though nothing really shines for me.
M/O: A medium body and moderate carbonation. I feel this should be a bit heftier, a bit watery. Though not hard to drink. Nice enough to have a few if in the mood.

Not bad at all. Missing just something for me though. I can't really put my finger on it, but there are several various Porter examples I prefer (both from breweries and specific styles). Certainly interesting to try if you come across it, as your mileage may vary. Glad I got a chance to try it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yes, I agree this is very hoppy for the style & all of those hops are just throwing this beer off. Well at least I was able to say that I was able to sample a beer from Iceland, but hopefully I can try a better offering from Iceland, i'm sure that they can produce a beer that is better this mess. Cheers! C-

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4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.74/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Xxambersky89
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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4.94/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nick_perry
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dry malt backbone accentuated with sweet coffee notes.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 594 ratings