Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 587   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4282) - Baarle-Nassau, 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)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2291) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
Flaska @Vinbarinn, Reykjavik. Cappuccinofärgat skum, nästan svart öl. Upp frĺn den stiger underbara dofter av rĺgbröd, mörk choklad och röda bär. Smaken är inte pĺ nĺt vis sämre: choklad, kaffe, vanilj och lakrits. Fast sĺ mycket rökighet hittade jag inte. God, väldigt god!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1118) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5077) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (1111) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnbuck100 (266) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours a black body with a cream, billowing light chocolate head. Even though poured from a bottle, this one looked nitrogenated. Highly smoky, with a definite smoked meat character that is experienced in the flavor as well. Hearty, robust body, with nuances of black patent. Salty, smoky finish with some dried meat on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4903) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bacony smoke aroma. Black, thin yellow head. Lightly sweet malt. Smoke surges in at midpalate, Creosote and ash finish. Syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (675) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours black with minimal head. Aroma of smoke and some chocolate.. Flavor follows aroma.

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