Icelandic Toasted Porter | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

Icelandic Toasted PorterIcelandic Toasted Porter
BA SCORE
67.9%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 529 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
Ranking:
#11,654
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
529
Liked:
359
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
10.97%
Alströms:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
174
Trade:
0
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Photo of mattreitz49
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, faint caramel & coffee, light carbo. Taste sweet toasted malt, cocoa, coffee, faint smokiness, slight nuttiness, medium body.

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattflippin
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach_Fehrman
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-Ed
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whiskey_slurpee
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of justinm4bama
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(12 oz bottle, no freshness date... poured into a teku)

L: impenetrably dark brown liquid (at first) with a tall peak of glistening, open-spongy foam that fades slow... some crystally smears of lace to and fro, very thin collar left (no cap)

S: toasted almond, brown bread, little hint of vanilla on the edges and coffee at the back... no discernible hops (perhaps an faint earthy note), no booziness, not overtly roasty (as far as dark malt)... the toasty-nutty aroma is worth the price of admission alone

T: the roastiness certainly comes out more on the palate... very small hint of dried dark fruit and molasses midway... fantastic swell of nutty malt and woody-grassy grain in the finish, along with a mellow smokiness that lingers through into the aftertaste... black roasty bitterness sticks to the back of the palate and has a firm bite to it...

F: tight, softly slick-smooth body that drops off stealth at the back... lovely clean and (oily paper) dry afterglow... bit of a phenolic hum and parching tug after awhile - courtesy of the roast and smoke... its dryness is clinical and moreish

O: for some reason I've avoided this beer for awhile now, despite seeing it at virtually every store in the region... a little bit surprised how this ends up being very much more like an American porter (or stout, depending) rather than having a Scandinavian/Baltic dark malt/sugar complexity - but I'll take it... pleasing flavors for those who enjoy this type of brew - worth buying a pack

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Photo of crobinso
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pretty well black, with a little to no highlights. Lace is short but attractive.

Aroma: Roasty coffee malts, with a real iced coffee vibe. Toffee, chocolate…pretty traditional porter.

Taste: Coffee and cocoa with some toffee. A little sweet touch before a more charred, burnt finish. Very easy to drink and a pretty well-done traditional porter here.

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Photo of hozersr
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

glad these beers have made their way to colorado. i like the toasted porter here quite a lot. coal black from the tap with less than an inch of contrasting very light head with decent retention and lace. there doesnt appear to be too much viscosity, and i find this light and drinkable as i get into it. some great grain character here, coffee and brown bread, morning vibes all over this, slight nutty quality, almond maybe, mildly burnt unmalted barley, but its not bitter like some of these can be. the yeast almost presents a baltic porter vibe, lager yeast properties are present, its dry and crisp for the style, has a fluffiness about it without being big, and is extremely easy drinking for its color. coffee in the finish, still only minimally bitter, clean at the end, nicely carbonated, wintery but not exclusively so. i think this beer will do well in colorado, its different enough to be interesting but not so weird as to be polarizing. it apparently travels well too, this didnt taste old or stale to me at all. quality porter on the lighter side.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from a 12 oz bottle.

L - Deepest brown color and appears clear when the light hits near the edges of the glass. Light tan head is initially moderately thick, then becomes a solid, thin sheet with lots of lacing.

S - Nice aromas of fresh coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, lightly toasted wood. No hops or yeast notes.

T - Flavors are clean and crisp, and malt-centered. I get moderate levels of chocolate, dark roasted coffee and light smoke. No hops or yeast flavors. All fade out very quickly in a dry finish.

F - Light body; moderate, spritzy carbonation. Low hops bitterness but just a hint of burnt, acrid bite from dark malt. No alcohol presence.

O - Overall I find this a clean porter with an exceedingly light body and dry finish. The flavors and aromas are nice, but they don't linger long enough, fading out too suddenly into an over-dry finish, in my opinion.

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Photo of braican
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is the first time I am having an Icelandic beer and I liked it.

Look: It is dark brown almost black with a half inch mocca colored head.

Aroma: the aroma is toasted malts and some coffee

Taste: Toasted malts, some coffee, raisins, it is pretty good.

Feel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp and clean.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Martine
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 67.9% out of 100 with 529 ratings
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