Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Í desember 2008 fór svo fyrsta sending til Svíţjóđar en hún fer á markađ á völdum stöđum í byrjun árs 2009. Ţar eru á ferđinni ţeir kumpánar Skjálfti og Móri en einnig hinn stórbrotni Lava sem er engum líkur. Hann er dekkri en nýstorknađ hekluhraun, 9,4% ađ styrkleika og inniheldur 70% reykt malt sem skilar sér vel í eftirbragđi. Ţessar vörur munu verđa fáanlegar í sćnska ríkinu (Systembolaget) og á völdum börum og veitingastöđum.

Smoked imperial stout with a thick brown head. Sweet with chocolate and roasted malt in the flavour. The aftertaste is roasted malt, smoke and warming alcohol. Aroma of smoke chocolate and a bit of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2928) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
500 ml bottle purchased at the LCBO on Rideau and King Edward (Ottawa) on March 1, 2013. Black, small head. Aroma of smoked malt, slightly sweet wheat. Malted barley taste slightly smoky, quite dry, bitter alcohol. Not bad, but not enough smokiness that I wanted!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2387) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
500 ml bottle from trade with rebekah. Thanks. Pours a dense black color with a small tan head that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is earthy with roasted grains, dark fruits and smoked malts. The flavor is a big blast of smoke, with raisins, dates, licorice and earthy hops. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long with lingering smoke, dark fruits and a bit of acidity. Overall: Finally I get the Iceland tick, yahoo, and its a respectable smoked beer too--double bonus. Very nice quaff, it makes me wonder why more breweries don’t try making smoked stouts. The world would be a better place if they did.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
Pours unclear dark chestnut amber with a decent beige head. Aroma is so nice for the style bringing just the right amount of smoked malts, smoky wood aroma really to please the nose. Flavors brings smoky malts smooth on the palate, again not overbearing at all but just the right balance which I assume why the rating is so high. It is quite delicious overall, not just the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2013
The appearance of this beer fuses an obsidian black color with a large tan head, and the aroma is pure smoke with a little vanilla hint. The taste is quite umami, slightly sweet, and slightly bitter, which is very powerful without being overwhelming; also, the palate combines a medium body, thick and slick texture, soft carbonation, and a long smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slepkov (41) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
Exceedingly dark; pitch black with a coarse beige "head" that is really just a rapidly disappearing layer of large bubbles. Head disappears within 30 seconds leaving no trace. After some drinking a secondary pretty lacing appears on the glass perimeter. The nose is mostly molasses Halloween candy and coca-cola. On the palate the body is very thin and overly effervescent, but clean and crisp. The flavour is one dimensional with sweet (but not overly) malt, coffee, and some ash. No big flaws, but nothing interesting happening here. Surprisingly refreshing though for a 9.4% alcohol brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skokott (42) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
heavy but pleasant smoke, smoked wood, coffee/dark chocolate, toffee, sweet raisins (but not too much sweetness). Reminds me of Reykjavik’s vaguely sulfur smell for some reason but that’s probably suggestion. Even though it’s so heavy it might go nice with big fish in a strong sauce. High ABV is subtle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2013
330ml bottle from Vínbúđin, Reykjavik. Thick, smokey aroma. Roasty taste, caramel and nut notes. Medium body. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Bottle shared at Partizan - many thanks to Paul! Pours oily brown with a rich, creamy tan head. Burnt meat in the nose, good roast, mild cocoa, dark sugars. Medium sweet flavor, balanced smoked malts, meat, dark fruits, raisins, burnt bread, dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mild bitter earth finish, dark chocolate, faint tangy raisins, some torched wood, mellow smoke. Delicious beer. (4.3)

Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours oily black with a fine, beige cream head. Lightly smoked dark malts in the nose, some charred meat. Medium to big sweet flavor with mellow smoke, ham, faint dry cocoa, hints of alcohol. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Nice smoked meat to finish, with a bit of burnt earth bitterness, hints of tangy dark fruits. Great balance overall but still rich. (3.9)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12712) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle shared at Partizan. It pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. The nose is smoke, bonfire, charcoal, dark fruit, berry, earth and faint jam. The taste is soft roasted malt, dark fruit, berry, light smoke, light jam, soft bitterness, coffee and well hidden-alcohol with a smooth, dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Really tasty and well balanced. Well crafted indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting, 31/03/13 thanks to Jan for this one. Black with a thin tan head that clears to a film. Nose is dark malt, light booze, medicinal notes, smoke, wood, vanilla. Taste comprises brown sugars, light chocolate, smoke, toffee, sweet tasting. Fullish body with fine carbonation, dry finish, Good stuff - plenty of depth and the alcohol is kept well at bay!

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