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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   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.

3.9
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18221) - 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)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12231) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16635) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emorriss (14) - Huber Heights, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
Good smoked flavor, nice dark, robust coffee flavor. I’m not that big on smoke beer, but this was easy on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2198) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pint 9 bottle pours dark black with muddy brown head. The aroma dark roasted malt some chocolate and smoke, self described as a mountain mans home. Love that aroma. The flavor is remarkably smooth with dark roasted malt and hints of chocolate. The peat smoked flavor is not over powering but it is very noticeable. My first Icelandic beer and its a winner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
31st March 2013
Tasting at ChrisOs. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Softish palate, a little dry. Mild dark malt. Tangy dark fruits and mellow smoke. There is a light sweetness to this beer. Comes together quite well. Light dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
Dark near black pour with fair brown head. Nose had notes of campfire and cocoa whereas the flavor was more roasty and dry chocolate. Fairly creamy body. Really enjoyable, but I don’t think it’s quite worth $12/bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1765) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2013
draft at MicroBar This was a special beer. The beer was a deep black with a tan frothy head and good lacing. The aroma was mostly roasted and smoked malts. This was the most complex beer enjoyed in Iceland. The subtle roasted malts and smoked flavors created a balanced beer. The higher alcohol also added to the unique nature of this beer. The medium body beer had average carbonation. The finish was of bitter roasted malts with a lingering smoky aroma.


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