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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4692) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Aroma is bread, fruit and smoke. The flavor is malts, smoke/BBQ, fruit, mild vinous notes and an acidic/tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aurelius (4678) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Smokehouse aroma was initially very aggressive, but breathing and warming improved the complexity. Aroma: Creosote, bacon, prunes, olives and molasses notes there. Sweet, smoky fruity with some parched soy and other roast. Alcohol fumes collectedd in a tulip glass if you don’t keep it moving. Appearance: Brown-black, opaque with a fine-grained tan head. Good bottle and label. Flavor! Wow, this was really nicely played. Up front, some mineral/salty qualities followed by bitter chocolate, roasted nuts, light smoke, stone fruit, lightly sweet. Warming. Finish has alcohol and cocoa bitterness and some pencil shavings. Mouthfeel alternated between being slippery and being chalky/cheesy. Like ceramic slip. Formidable. New Leaf Market (Holy Sticker Shock, Batman! There wasn’t a price tag, and I was a bit surprised to pay $10 for a continental pint outside of a bar.)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (3284) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Les notes de fumées sont profondes sans ętre envahissantes. L’assaut du chocolat noir en bouche est impressionnant et s’harmonise avec délicatesse. Trčs impressionné par tout ce qu’elle m’offre en ce moment.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kjbryan (8) - Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
Had this on draft at The Local Option in Chicago. Started very good but got better and better as it warmed up a bit and allowed the flavors to really meld together. I do not usually enjoy smoke beers, but this one had almost a smoked meat flavor to it that left you wanting another drink and then another. One of the best beers I’ve had in recent memory!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (7163) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours black with a short lived brown head. Aroma of burnt malt, light smoke, cocoa, coffee, light overripe dark fruit. The smokiness comes out a lot more when it hits the mouth with balanced over medium sweetness and bitterness. Full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (6734) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2012
33cl bottle shared with and courtesy of Kermis. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Great smooth taste. Some chocolate and some alcohol and a very nice brew. Well done!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4171) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours very dark and thick with a smallish head. Super smoky in both taste and smell. Very heavy on the palate, but extremely tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2288) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
A big, bad smoky stout with chocolate and black pepper complimenting the abundant smoke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
From a bottle at Micro Bar in Reykjavik. Pours dark and translucent with a frothy head. Smoky aroma and taste, with a hint of caramel. Toasted malt finish A really tasty and well put together beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3960) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
500 ml bottle from Imbibe Wine. Nose is chocolate, a hint of anise, and light smoke. Black with and very small brown edge and a medium tan head. Flavor is smoke, chocolate, and hints of bitter, sweetness, roasted coffee, and light pepperiness. Actually a nice smoked without overpowering smokiness so that the rest of the nuances show through.


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