Icelandic Toasted Porter | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

BA SCORE
86
very good
502 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:
502
Reviews:
105
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
164
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BigYumbo
1.84/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of roconnor
1.87/5  rDev -51%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A bit too hoppy for the style, I think. It bills itself as "easy to drink", so shouldn't expect a robust roasted malt flavor.

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Photo of BigKahuna97
2.17/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of wac9
2.26/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

this beer has no appeal to me just a porter but real taste or any feel to it its just there

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Photo of Rifugium
2.27/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.68/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

330ml brown bottle purchased from some random shop in Soho, London. My first Icelandic beer.

Pours a pleasant deep brown, opaque and firmly hazed. Head forms a fine but unpersistent head of beige that nonetheless leaves some large-patterned lace. Fine carbonation when tilted. Looks reasonably good.

Nose is extremely mild, to the point of pointlessness, if you get my meaning. Some faint, toasty malt, perhaps a suggestion of smoke, and a little citric fragrance. But it's searching for it to find these characters. Mostly, it's almost pointless.

Taste is certainly a little better. Smooth malt forms a solid basis, and although it doesn't do a lot with what's there, there is a touch of roasted malt, and some faint smoky characters that almost leave a spicy twinge on the back. Still, it's extremely weak as well: nothing like a robust flavour.

Feel is weak and thin: it's perhaps this more than anything that makes this beer seem so insipid.

Overall, this is pretty bad. It's a very, very poor effort at a porter, or any sort of dark beer in general. While I'm pleased to have tried a beer from Iceland, this is a very disappointing introduction to the country's output.

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Photo of MADPolo
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Knobpolisher
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of dertyd
2.84/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of LantGladstone
2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

no bbe 6% abv 330ml bottle from ales by mail


Appearance (Look) = 6%
clear brown creamy cream coloured head

Smell = 24%
sugary, plum, malt


Taste = 40%
smelled better than tasted. a bit watery, alcohol, a weird cider taste off the back end. slightly metallic? In the front I think I'm picking up lactose? no ingredients list except that it is made with coffee. maybe I can pick up some coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel (Feel) = 10%
feels almost like a milk stout but with some astringency. sticky at the end.

Overall = 20%
It gets better with drinking. It wasn't horrible initially but it becomes ok as you sip. Not my favourite but not horrible.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.98/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of wakeuptothesun
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of T_Hass
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of jroof1
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of BeerInspector
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Summerteeth
3.04/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DocJitsu
3.04/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an opaque dark brown, with ruby edges. A tan head appears and disappears just as quickly. Coffee, coffee, coffee nose. Mouthfeel is a real let down, but not as disappointing as the flavor of this dog. Coffee up front that fades way too quickly leaving a currant or two just before it goes away forever. It has promise for a moment. But, just a moment. How'd this make it to American shelves??

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Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
3.82 out of 5 based on 502 ratings.
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