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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (4061) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Dark beer with some mahogany hints around the edges when held against the light. Thin brown galaxy of bubbles on the surface. Nose of smoked meat and a little plastic. This is a very tasty smoked beer. Sweet, like eating the sugar coating on a honey baked ham. Brown sugar, molasses, campfire, smoked bacon and cigar ash, all coated with bitter chocolate. Some fruity notes in the background. I do like smoked beers, and this is a pretty good one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of smoked roasted malts, chocolate, molasses and resin hops. Black hue with a small light brown head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Palate is medium/heavy bodied and watery soft. Medium finish. Overall an interesting beer. The smoked malts are well balanced and the aroma is pleasing. Body is a little too thin for an Impy but it works.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (9997) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Light smoke and lactic chocolate malt aroma. Opaque black with minimal head. Sweet milk chocolate malt and light herbal bitter flavor with smoky aftertaste. Very nice blending - body on the lighter side.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Smoky peaty chocolate malt aroma, a little alcohol as it warms. Near black with a small creamy tan head. Smoky meaty, sweet chocolate malt flavor, roasty finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium full body, moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3734) - Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
500 ml bottle purchased at Andy’s Liquors in Rochester, Minnesota. The pour is an opaque black, with a noisy 1 inch khaki head. The aroma is char roasted malt, paired with light anise, and a dark chocolate. Hint of pine in the back. Nice gentle mix between the smoke and the chocolate. The taste is the char smoke up front on top of roast dark chocolate malt, then finishing with more smokiness. The anise of the nose tastes more like soy which also has some saltiness to it. Alcohol shows in the finish, though the flavor is decently integrated. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, active carbonation, and the dry smoke finish. The smoke added nicely to the character of this beer. Nice one. I liked the other Ölvisholt beer I had in Iceland, good brewer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, coffee/roast, light burnt. Medium-full body, low carbonation, fairly smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5870) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a short, foamy brown head. Aroma is strong smoked malt, smoked meats, roasted malt, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste is big smoked malts, smoked meats, caramelized barbecue sauce, roasted malt, dark chocolate and burnt wood. Body is medium-full with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more smoked meats, smoked malt, burnt wood notes, dark chocolate and burnt caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
(330ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, meat, and grain. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, and some dark fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1701) - 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 (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bacon bacon bacon aromas. Bacon with a little chocolate. Overall a fantastic smoke beer.


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