NR. 19 GARÚN (Imperial Stout) – Borg Brugghús

I had never seen a beer available in Canada from the Country of Iceland.  This has all changed now as I have found a beer from the brewery Borg Brugghús called the “NR. 19 GARÚN” which is an Imperial Stout.  The Imperial Stout pours an opaque black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consist of roasted malts and some chocolate but the aroma is not all that prominent.  The flavour is of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, bitterness and some alcohol in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 11.5%.  I would have to agree with sites like Beer Advocate and Ratebeer that call this a world class beer as it hits the spot in just the way an Imperial Stout should.

Commercial Description:  “Garún is named for the strong and brave heroine of one of Iceland’s most popular folktales “The deacon of Dark River (Myrká).” A tale of ghosts, undying love, and life triumphing over death told against the backdrop of elements essential to Iceland’s character: ice, snow, and flooding waters whirling dark and mysterious. The same elements that inspire this rich, intense, bold and swirlingly varied Icelandic stout. Garún is a dark aura of intense richness and haunting aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice and coffee. Skál!”


6 comments on “NR. 19 GARÚN (Imperial Stout) – Borg Brugghús

  1. Quake says:

    Unfollowed on Twitter for all those annoying ‘who followed / re-tweeted me’ spam.
    That and moderately frequent reviews of beers which we cannot get here. Not on topic. Sorry man. You’re kinda the Guy Fieri of the Vancouver scene.

    • This beer was purchased in Vancouver at Legacy Liquor. Once a month tweets like that are that annoying really? Not on topic? This is a beer blog that blogs on beer from all over North America and where ever we can get it. The large majority of reviews are all from breweries that are on Sale here with an even larger percentage being brewed in this province. Sorry that you feel that way. Maybe check out he only blogs on BC beer. I prefer to reach out and drink and read about beer from far and wide. I follow beer blogs as far away as Scotland personally.

    • Weird, I bought mine in Vancouver too

  2. Randy says:

    There’s something about darker beers that draws me to them. Good to come across you here. Enjoy your tweets Mike & Steve.

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