Einstök Ölgerð Icelandic Toasted Porter
Style: American Porter
Reactions and Insights
Yum. A solid, chocolatey porter. Andy was into this one, too, so I generously gave him a very small glass of it.
Would I drink a case of it?
Porters are not my go-to thing, even though I like them a lot. If I were someone who took a drink with me to bed, I would take scotch. But if I were to take beer to bed, it would be porter or milk stout because they’re comforting and sleep-inducing. Anyway, to answer the question, no.
OK, but would I drink a six-pack of it?
Yeah, I would. This gift is making me think about what my ideal beer supply would be. Porter should definitely be represented and this is a good one.
Did it contribute to my holiday spirit?
It sure did. I drank it while decorating the Christmas tree. Its mellow, dark flavor was a nice complement to the Oscar Peterson Christmas record.
Spare and clean and vikinged, evocative of my impressions of Iceland. 8/10