Icelandic Toasted Porter | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

BA SCORE
86
very good
511 Ratings
Icelandic Toasted PorterIcelandic Toasted Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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
Ratings:
511
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
167
For Trade:
0
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4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BucBasil
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great surprise found on tap at Epcot, poured into a pint glass. This beer was a sight for sore eyes. Although Epcot has a better than usual selection of beers around the World Showcase, this one stands out as one of the only dark beers. And it is a pleasure. Great malty notes throughout. Very smooth. The perfect companion to the IllumiNations fireworks show at the end of the day. Solid all around, and recommended to any visitor to the park!

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Photo of The_Atom
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All the notes of a quality toasted porter, but not overpowering. Nice and tasty.

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Photo of Cristoph
2.76/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moodyxc9
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The more it warmed the more I liked their pale ale. But the porter betters but never rises past 3.7 at cask temp in aroma, taste, or feel.

A) brown black with a small beige head, quick fall to a thin film and not much lace. Hardly a viking.
S) Mostly roasted malts, unusual and salty, nutty, roasted coffee bean, perhaps stale black coffee and wood char. Too faint for a porter.
T) Roast, roast in the taste, too, a rich roast, with that salt, mostly a coffee bean feel, with burnt black coffee acidity towards the finish. Finishes clean but thin, like cold-brew coffee, or old cold coffee.
F) Too thin, falling carbonation, cold brew. But a little bit of liquor saves it.

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Photo of Squire123
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep dark brown color.

Aroma of roasted malt and medium roasted coffee. There's something in the background giving off a fresh, lively scent which I first thought was hops but later believed it's more like freshly brewed coffee.

Taste is roasted malt and coffee. That's it but they are clear, distinct and good tasting flavors. I could add roasted nuts but dark malt and coffee cover it pretty well.

Texture is medium which is surprising considering the brew's appearance.

This Porter emphasizes the coffee aspect which, according to the brewer, is real coffee added during the brewing process. Overall it's a pleasant, flavorful rendition of a Porter that could be a bit more robust.

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

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

Photo of bluejacket74
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle, looks like the bottled on date is 12.07.16, and the best before date is 12 JUL 2018. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. I like the aroma, the brew smells like toffee, nuts, chocoate, coffee, roasted malt and some dark fruit (plums). Taste is similar to the aroma, I think the toffee, chocolate and roasty flavors are the strongest, with some coffee, nutty and dark fruit flavors still noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's a good enjoyable porter, definitely worth picking up! $2.59 a single bottle.

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Photo of hman43
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours dark brown with a brown head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: The initial aromas feature chocolate, hints of expresso, hints of coffee, and some roast.

Taste: It has coffee flavors with roast, chocolate, and dark fruits. The dark fruits are plums with a hint of cherry. There are also hint of toast in the background.

Feel: It has a moderate feel with a sweet finish that highlights the dark fruits.

Overall, it is a beer that features a malt balance with dark fruits blended it.

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Photo of WynnO
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Roguer
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coffee and roast on the nose. Modest head production and retention.

Slightly sweeter on the palate. Chocolate and dark fruit, coffee, some roast.

Effervescent and lively; smooth.

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Photo of chebode2
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TGS
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k3ve
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coopdog1000
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

Decanted from bottle into tulip pint glass. Pours a very dark brown with a khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly. Nose: coffee grounds, peach, and pepper; palate: dark malts and dark, unsweetened chocolate. Dry for a porter -- medium bodied, with refreshingly light "mouthfeel." I have had this brew before; goes well with not overly spicy meat and cheese dishes.

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Photo of Spike
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 330ml bottle.
L: Very dark brown, black at the core. Huge, lumpy, mocha-coloured head. Several rings of lacing.
S: Understated, sweet, toasted coffee & cocoa.
T: Toffee, chocolate, coffee. Gentle, not powerful. Semi-sweet with a dry finish.
F: Super smooth. Light body with moderate carbonation. Solid bitterness provides a bite.
O: Easy-to-drink, silken, toasted porter. Moderately high carbonation is an unexpected pleasure.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Epcot

Pours a deep brown color with a creamy off-white head that has great retention after the pour. Smells of toasted malt, chocolate, light char & coffee. Tastes of toasted malt, chocolate, vanilla cream, earthy coffee, finishes slightly dry with more chocolate on the linger. Medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and finish. Solid porter

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Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
3.82 out of 5 based on 511 ratings.
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