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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Í desember 2008 fór svo fyrsta sending til Svíþjóðar en hún fer á markað á völdum stöðum í byrjun árs 2009. Þar eru á ferðinni þeir kumpánar Skjálfti og Móri en einnig hinn stórbrotni Lava sem er engum líkur. Hann er dekkri en nýstorknað hekluhraun, 9,4% að styrkleika og inniheldur 70% reykt malt sem skilar sér vel í eftirbragði. Þessar vörur munu verða fáanlegar í sænska ríkinu (Systembolaget) og á völdum börum og veitingastöðum.

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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1423) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2012
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is pitch black with a brown creamy head, unfortunately it doesn’t have much retention, still it’s a good looking beer.
Aroma: Smoked meats come to mind first, it’s certainly the prominent aroma but not overpowering, cocoa and roasted malts are in the background. The aroma is balanced well with a nice sweet and smoky side.
Taste: The intro is of cocoa but it quickly becomes a smoky roasty beer with a little alcohol on the finish and perhaps some hints of licorice.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied and syrupy with medium amounts of carbonation that has a sharp twang to it.
Overall: This is a solid beer, hats off to Iceland. I would gladly recommend this smoky, roasty, chocolate beer to anyone, despite my rating.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bacon bacon bacon aromas. Bacon with a little chocolate. Overall a fantastic smoke beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Moderate toasted and dark bitter chocolate for the malt, resin for the hops, earth for the yeast, with notes of wood and smoke. Head is small, frothy, light brown, with good yet slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft to lively carbonation. Wow, lots of smoke in this beer. Great balance in flavor and a nice feel round this Smoked out nicely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
Jet black colour, tan head. Smoky aroma, dark chocolate, bitter cacao, roasted malts, caramel, leather and light coffee. Flavour bitter roasted malts, touch of sweetness, bitter dark chocolate. Silky, creamy body, finish bitter chocolate, smoke, wood, roasted malts and light liquorice.
Damn, this is good. They should have called this one earthquake.
(From 33cL Bottle @ Puffin Hotel, Vik, Iceland)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Nose brings forward a hefty amount of smoke along with some roasted meat. Touch of malt in the background. Flavor has some light stout notes behind an avalanche of smoke. A bit of booze. Not a fan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
Flaska @Vinbarinn, Reykjavik. Cappuccinofärgat skum, nästan svart öl. Upp från den stiger underbara dofter av rågbröd, mörk choklad och röda bär. Smaken är inte på nåt vis sämre: choklad, kaffe, vanilj och lakrits. Fast så mycket rökighet hittade jag inte. God, väldigt god!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (709) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Sample pour into snifter. Deep dark pour with a full finger tan head. Aroma is sweet hickory, rich and roasted malts. BBQ! Sweet rich wood. Flavor follows, sweet smokiness, smooth malt, little to no sweetness from malt, heavy and full flavored. Definitely enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4305) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Draft at Stone Bistro. Dark brown pour, thin light tan head. Roasted malt, sweet chocolate, smoked bacon, campfire smoke, and coffee. Nice smooth medium to full body. I really enjoyed it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (632) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2012
16.9 ounce bottle. Jet black liquid topped by a thick rocky tan head. Smoky roasted malt aroma reminiscent of sitting around a campfire. Rich espresso flavor is intense and smoky. Lots of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, tobacco, black licorice and smoked meat. An underying bitterness balances the smoky sweet malt. Full bodied, slightly sticky treacle aftertaste with resiny hops. Did I mention the smokiness? A tremendous brew!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnbuck100 (237) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Hoo-weee! Lava indeed. This is one of THE smokiest heavy-duty machine-oil stouts I have ever had. Really nice pour. Lots of Chocolate, some cigarettes, coffee, abv very well covered. Great for a cold winter night, be it in Iceland, Pennsylvania, or anywhere cold and rainy.


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