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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 601   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
The aroma is the most inviting smoked beer I have had to date. There is coffee, chocolate, some burnt earth, and sugar. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a great smoked beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pours a moderately used motor oil deep dark brown with a 1 finger, oily tan head that fades to a skim and thick ring after a while. Aroma is big smoke, roast, char, chocolate, light planty and metallic notes. Flavor is smoke (as peat smoke-like as it is wood smoke like, the bottle doesn’t mention what they use for the smoke addition, but it is very nice) some grainy and dried grass notes, along with roast, burnt sugar and light barrel-like woody notes. Palate is medium to heavy bodied, oily on entry, lightly carbonated and drying out nicely for the middle and finish, leaving a failry clean palate despite the big smoke and malt flavors. Pretty damn tasty, excellent smoke implementation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4527) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
From bottle at SIBF. Another one of the nice surprises of the festival. Smoked stout, wow. Porky smokehouse malt, sweet, medium body. Round smoke over a nice big dry imp stout. Well put together and very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Sample after sample of this at the Sam’s smokeout, Durham. Whoa, beer of the event for me (at least of the commercially released brews present). Little did I think I’d be craving a smoked imperial stout on a May day but the smell of meats in the air, the mild drizzle, and the sheer awesomeness of this beer’s nose drew me in. Killer body, thick and gritty with just a touch of oiliness to it and a fat head. Anointed for battle. Body is hefty, creamy, silky, with some grit at the back end that seems to evoke the mild notes of salt and bitterness in the taste. Tons of chocolate, smoke, and vanilla tannins along with deep bitterness, like ristretto (touch of anise too). Really well done.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dinkle50 (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Huge head on top of a very dark oily looking beer. Aroma of smoke and salty ham. Taste is full of roast and salty ham. Bitter finish. Very easy drinking for as heavy as the taste is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
At SIBF 2012. Black pour, with a tan head. Pretty. Beef jerky and Italian sausage on the nose, with some chocolate behind. Flavor follows, though it isn’t as full and dry as the nose -- would like to have seen just a bit more malt character come through. Nice, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2873) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Black pour ruby hue thin beige head ..... aroma of smoke, roasted and caramel malts with light chocolate malt as well ..... taste is of smoked peat malt, bitter dark chocolate and bitter roasted malts ... finish has lingering bitter and roasted flavor .... smokey as heck at first but once this warms it balances out ... abv hidden well

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8528) - 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 (6103) - 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.


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