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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 598   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (11759) - 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 (16227) - 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 (2108) - 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 (21191) - , 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 (4033) - 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 (1724) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
bottle at chris0... deep brown .. thin tan lacing... soft smoke ... soft roast nose... dull dark malts ... soft smoke

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
bottle from Grassroots i think .. . deep black .. brown mild foam .. . tar, mild roast, touches of smoke, and sweet charcoal .. . easy mouth .. . milder on the smoke than i like but a fine quality item! .. . . rabe: a wanted man

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikenebbs17 (7) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013 does not count
Nice smokey flavor of roasted hops and an aftertaste of chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a refreshingly light bitter taste. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10


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