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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Caramel and smoke aroma. Smoke and caramel flavor with light earth and light bacon. Medium-plus bodied. Bacon and smoke lingers with light chocolate and light earthiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Salty sweet smoke on the nose with roasted malts, a little sugary notes, leather dark chocolate. Black pour with dark brown edges, thin tan head. Smokey sweet flavors of roasted malts, leather, chocolate. Smooth, moderate carbonation. Really nice to drink. Solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CueSheet (15) - Vaasa, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark brown beer with small brown head. Aroma is smoky roasted malt. Taste is sweet smoky roasted malt, liquorice, fruit and vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1832) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle from a friend. Dark brown color, white head. Strong taste with chocolate , liqourice and some coffee. A bit burnt finish with coffee. Very nice stout indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2012
poured black with tan head. smelled smokey and burnt malts. Tasted smokey with a bi of alcohol in end good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1306) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a small mocha head that fades leaving a little lacing. Aroma is smoke and peat. Taste is roasted malt, smoke, and a little bitter chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (1943) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown black with a fairly quick tan tight soapy head that dissipates to a thin collar. Aroma is awesome smokey jerky/meat locker and peat with hidden chocolate mixed in. Taste is bitter and peaty with roasted malt and bakers chocolate showing, but the bitterness really (in my opinion) changes the experience. Palate is medium and dry bitterness with a off putting finish. This had an amazing start and then fell to a better than average smoked brew.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2282) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Fabulous beer! Poured at a good temperature with massive light brown head that settled after a bit and some lace. Color is (apparently) a clear, dark, almost, black ruby red. Aroma is malt, roast, smoke, vanilla. Flavor’s like nose, with a subdued but very good balance between sweet, bitter, and carbonic tang. Also cocoa; smoke is there but very complimentary. Body is soft, full, lush, round with carbonation just right. Finish is surprisingly of average length despite the bold style of beer, making this exceedingly drinkable; slight booziness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2012
500ml bottle. My first Icelandic brew. The pour is just about pitch black, showing glints of mahogany in the right light. Moderate in size, a creamy, light brown head slowly deflates to a thin film with a small edge. Sudsy lace mostly rejoins the body. The nose is sweet and smoky, showing a malt-forward base of dark chocolate, reduced dark raisin, caramelized dates, and soft, sweet, mild smoke. The rustic fruitiness reminds me of pipe tobacco. Flavors follow suit, sweet and caramelized, with notes of burnt sugar, charred fruits, bittersweet chocolate, and slightly acrid, earthy, biting smoke. There’s a hint of ashiness as well. The palate is dense and laden with excessive sugars, drinking slow and syrupy. Carbonation is appropriately moderate, but it doesn’t do much to quell the laborious quaff. It’s not all that boozy, but the ashy finish is somewhat troublesome. Overall, not my thing. At least not anymore. At one time, I would’ve really enjoyed this brew, but in my old age I can hardly get through a glass of it. That’s more a testament to my change in taste than any deficiencies that this beer might show.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie (2796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle from Bruisin’. Pours an attractive deep dark brown with reddish tints and a frothy tan head. I like the smoky presence in the nose. Rather than meat or campfire, this one is like a Scotch or a cigar. Notes of vanilla, licorice, coffee, leather are also here. Palate is creamy, not extra heavy. The flavor also has that sharp smoke up front, cutting through the mix of chocolate, licorice, nuts and other malty attributes. I even get some dark fruit suggestion deep in the finish. Quite an enjoyable beer!


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