Icelandic Toasted Porter
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

Icelandic Toasted PorterIcelandic Toasted Porter
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Style:
Porter - Robust
Ranked #49
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Ranked #21,957
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 10.88%
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
708
From:
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
 
Iceland
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  48
Gots
  229
SCORE
87
Very Good
Icelandic Toasted PorterIcelandic Toasted Porter
Notes: 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.
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L:. Pours a dark brown black color with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. Roasted malt, milk chocolate, a touch of light bittering hops, some caramel and a light coffee.

T:. Sweet milk chocolate, some roasted malt and a medium bitterness. Pretty easy drinking for a porter.

F:. Smooth medium body.

O:. Very easy drinking for a porter

Oct 04, 2021
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KT3418 from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoy this also its not the greatest porter in the entire world but its super quaffable. I hate that darker styles aren't more mainstream I'd love to bring this somewhere. I also enjoy that a brewery from Iceland "made it" Einstok is pretty available in the USA.

Sep 11, 2021
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark brown pour. The head is tan, 1 1/2 finger, long lasting, and produces some good lacing on the glass.
The nose is a bit of toffee, with a hint of smoke.
Toffee hits up front in the flavor. The backside I get a bit of smoke, and a coffee like flavor.
Decent body. Not too thick, or thin.
Solid beer.

Aug 29, 2021
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schoolboy from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's nothing like an Icelandic Porter. Except a "Robust" porter. Just having fun with the novelty. It didn't work.

This pours black, with nice head. The aroma is pronounced, mostly roasty malts and finishing hops. The taste is a nice bitter, malty balance. It kind of tastes bigger than it is, which means it is a success. Good porters like this don't say excuse me, they pour it one.

Recommended. I think I had one of these a few months back (or something else from this brew) and I was impressed then. I remember thinking, how can they get this here from Iceland for such a low price?

Aug 25, 2021
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Kgoldsbe from Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This porter has a rich toasted flavor without the heavy feel of a stout. You can definitely drink more than one, and you won't feel like you drank your dinner. Sessionable for a dark beer.

Aug 07, 2021
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstok Ogerd. 330 mL bottle with dinner at Fosshotel restaurant. Served at whatever temp the reefer is in a generic glass. Reviewed 29/7/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Appearance – 3.
First Pour – Deep Amber (SRM 15), clear.
Body – Brown (SRM 20), opaque. When rear-lite, same.
Head – Tiny (Maximum four mm, poured by waitress), wheat, medium density, average retention, and a thin partial cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3 – Weak toasted malt, slight hops, no yeast, no hops. As it warms, very weak coffee.
Flavor – 3 – Begins slightly sweet with toasted malt. Weak coffee. No ethanol (6% ABV, as marked on the container) taste or aroma. No gastric warming. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3 OK but unremarkable.

Jul 29, 2021
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Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick looking black color, with a tan head that fell quickly to a cap. Smells of roasted dark malt, chocolate, some dark fruit, coffee. Taste is rich with malt taking center stage. Coffee and chocolate up front, bitterness kicks in in the middle of the sip and some of that fruit flavor (plum, to me) sweeps in. Finish leaves behind a bit of cocoa flavor. Body is medium with decent carbonation; pretty smooth. Finish is relatively dry. Overall, a very good beer. Looks heavy, but really drinks east. It's about 88 degrees in summer, but I'm enjoying this like I would a lighter beer on a warm day.

Jul 21, 2021
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Peach63 from New York

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours mahogany with a 1" tan head, which slowly fades. Moderate lacing to the end.

Aroma is chocolate, toffee, roast malt, coffee.

Taste follows nose: Chocolate, toffee, roast malt, coffee.

Medium to full bodied, light carbonation. Dry finish.

Another nice Porter. Excellent!

Jun 27, 2021
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of smoked malt, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. Nice smokey flavor with coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate, sweet toffee and a bitter finish.

Jun 11, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.0%. Very dark ruby colour, nearly black. Small tan head. Aroma of coffee, moderately roasted malts and dark chocolate, a hint of dust. Quite dry flavour, distinct notes of coffee (an actual ingredient), hints of dark bitter chocolate. Moderate hops (Cascade, Northern Brewer and Hallertauer Tradition).

May 31, 2021
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1BrewBacca from Georgia

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Poured a deep mahogany brown with a one and a half inch creamy sand colored head that melted to a band around the edge with fluffy clouds n the center. Foam fingers cling to the sides all the way down the glass.
Smell and Taste: Toasted malty goodness. Slightly sweet but be no means overpowering. Lingering bitterness lingers on the tongue.
Feel: Really smooth with an even level of carbonation.
Overall: The is a great beer. extremely easy to drink. I see many more in my future.

May 31, 2021
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown to black with a huge head that's at least two fingers high. The nose is nicely roasty as is the upfront flavor. The body is slightly thinner than I would like for this style but that is a small complaint.

May 29, 2021
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RyanK252 from California

4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a slight mahogany hue and a frothy khaki head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Roasty, toasty, coffee, chocolate, earthy, a touch of spice, faint dark fruit, and a little dark sugar sweetness.

T: Roasty, toasty, earthy, coffee, nutty, dark chocolate, hint of smoke, a touch of spice, faint dark fruit, and a little dark sugar sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Really enjoyable porter. Coffee addition is subtle, but present and gives a little extra depth.

May 20, 2021
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled 11/10/20 and best by date of 11/10/21.

L---Impenetrable dark brown color. Fluffy, khaki head with nice retention and beautiful lacing.

S---Sweet malts. Caramel.

T---Some of the advertised toffee and chocolate show up. It says on the bottle, "brewed with Icelandic roasted coffee", but I'm not getting much coffee. Just a touch in the aftertaste.

F---Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O---A nice offering. I like it.

Mar 23, 2021
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tzbel013 from Tennessee

4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I must say this porter surprised me. Dark black on the pour with traditional coffee dark chocolate notes on the smell and dominant on the first dip. Very similar to a stout feel without the heaviness. I love their Wee Heavy and this now right behind. Skal!

Mar 13, 2021
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Whyteboar from Michigan

4.69/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this is now one of my favorite beers, it poured a beautiful black with a tall tan head that left considerable lacing. The aroma was a promise of malts with notes of coffee and a hint of char.
The taste was malty goodness, the coffee barely present and the char hit at the back of the mouth, almost smokey like.
The feel, for a 6% abv porter, was excellent. Full and viscous and just had more body than many stouts I have had.
Definitely want to try and get some more of this!

Feb 24, 2021
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a foamy tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Slightly bitter finish.

Oct 26, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Matte black with a tall tan head settling to a thick blanket with raised ridges leaving structured layers of lace.

Mildly roasty and just pleasantly smoky, tobacco, cacao and chocolate pair with a fairly strong, woody bitterness that peaks on the finish.

The body is medium-light but smooth with a fairly fine, delicate carbonation, finishing clean and just semi-dry with an herbal exhale.

Classic yet uniquely drinkable.

Oct 23, 2020
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This solid little brew pours a
dark brownish black with a nice head of light tan foam that
settles to a thick ring, thin dusty layer, and shows subtle
lacing. Nose of dark sweet malts, dark cocoa, roast, and
light herbal notes. Flavors surpass the nose with presentation
of dark roasted goodness, dark breaded malt touches, coffee
notes, dark cocoa, and subtle brulee. Nice mouth feel; medium
full body, smooth, light carbonation, and a lightly dry finish.

Overall, a SOLID little brew from a nice little brewery!

Cheers

Oct 04, 2020
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puck1225 from Texas

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautifully poured beer from draft into a snifter. Exc head and lacing with a rich, smooth dark brown body. Sort of a fresh lemon and dark berry smell and taste. The smell and taste was a bi light. Some background of toasted pumpernickel. Probably not something to repeat.

Aug 16, 2020
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mooseisloose from Florida

4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Popping the top I get a waft of coffee and semi dark chocolate. Pours to a jet black with a dark tan cascading waterfall head. Very creamy. Taste is thick and bold with a malt backbone like Thor’s hammer. Nice bitterness in the background of a bold coffee and toasted malt and bitter chocolate. This is a very good porter. Glad I bought two sixers. I will be a repeat customer.

Aug 14, 2020
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Hyenas_den from California

4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Icelandic toasted porter is a coffee style beer. The beer is a bit on the thicker side but still delicious.
The aroma of coffee notes really wakes you up. The label is simple like most of there design styles.

Smooth and roasty with some chocolate, toffee and licorice notes, with a subtle coffee undertone.

Food pairings rich and roasty notes bring out the best of steak, lamb chops, game and roasts. Works great as a base for sauces and marinades. Perfect finish with chocolate and cigars.

Jul 31, 2020
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12akm01 from Georgia

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a beautiful dark body with a small foamy head similar to the color of a graham cracker. The beer has a beautiful smell of slight coffee and darkness. Described on the van as “roasty and rich” I agree. To me the taste is rich and smooth with dark notes of chocolate and toffee. It feels incredible. I love smoothie porters and this is one of the best. In the mouth it develops an almost oil like thickness while maintaining the chocolate creaminess. There is a slight fizz as you swallow and small carbonization bubbles can be heard after a swig. A wonderful surprise try. If porters are not your style still look for Einstok beers. They are very fresh and honest to their flavor profiles. A thorough enjoyment on a rainy Saturday.

Jul 18, 2020
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with ruby hue at 57 degrees; rocky, two fingers thick, tan head; very good cap retention; thick ring; layers of soapy lacing. Nose is roast malt, some smokiness, coffee. Taste follows tongue, roast malt, toasted black bread, char; bitter sweet dark chocolate, toffee middle; bitter roasted coffee beans on backend. Medium minus body, smooth feel, moderate carbonation; no warmth from 6% abv. Overall, very easy drinking and a tasty Baltic style porter; bitter roast linger; some char, but not smokey; I’d happily drink again.

Jul 12, 2020
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i can't decide if I love this one or if I am just pissed that I can't tell if they actually used coffee or not.
if they did, great. least coffee-tasting coffee porter ever. if they didn't, then this threatens everything about any other country that isn't Iceland as being snot-nosed-muggles.


*updated because I decided to actually read for a sec: this is a coffee porter and my girlfriend who hates coffee but loves porters and snubs any porter threatening coffee-tude f*********b*ll*cl*nt*ning loves it. she may actually leave me for Bjork over the idea of what she never knew existed, and now I hate Iceland. your epic poetry probably sucks too. dammit.

take that as a warning or a blessing, either one. something-like-4 points to Ravenclaw. (begrudgingly)**spelled correctly first attempt so 5 points to Sorting Hat. no one ever rewards Sorting Hat.

Jul 01, 2020
Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 708 ratings