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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Pours a solid black with a coffee color head. Aroma is nice and smokey without being super BBQ. Taste is surprisingly thin. The smoke is their but to me, this is not an imperial stout by any stretch. Enjoyable but does not taste of 9.4% for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4017) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. Brownish black with a sudsy, fast fading tan cola-like head. Nose shows some light smoke, leather, smoked ham, roast, light cocoa. Flavor is campfire, roast, cowhide, cocoa, coffee-like bitterness. A tad boozy and sticky. Kind of teetering the line between an imperial stout and smoked beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a near black body with a fading tan head. Aromas are smokey, bacon, maple, medium sweetness, licorice, green apple (acetaldehyde), bready, cinnamon. Flavors are sweet, smokey, bitter, bacon, slightly green, light chocolate notes. Medium yeast character. Somewhat too lively carbonation for my tastes in a beer this size. Big creamy mouthfeel with a long duration.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle shared by Bman. Rating #194. Thick black with a tan head. Hard to describe the aroma, kind of spicy and a little smokey at the same time. Nice flavor, light smoke and dark fruits. (2287)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
16.9 oz bottle from Blue Dog. Pours Brazil nut shell black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is rauchy black patent malt, cacao, molasses. Tastes rich, hugely smoky, with mid-palate sweetness, molasses (blackstrap), figgy fruit, and blackberry notes. Palate is thick, rich, and smoky, and gets a bit hot late. I’m not sure, but I think this pops my Iceland cherry, and I am happy yet guilty about that, as I envisioned my Iceland cherry popping being in a hot spring with a blonde super model. Oh well. This one is not near the Aecht offerings, but is a damned fine beer in its own right.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Bitter almost peat flavored malty flavor with a lingering finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3520) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2012
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a brief tan head. Nose is smoke, espresso and prune. Medium to full body with a tang and a buzz. Taste is licorice, molasses, ash and grape. Assertive but still accessible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbe75 (100) - ICELAND - MAR 25, 2012
A very nice Icelandic Imperial Stout. Complex flavor, smoky and burnt. Needs patience in tasting. Good head. Someone thinks of motor oil by drinking this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle @ Rotary Pub. Black with a foamy tan head. Rich scent of hickory smoke, sweet BBQ sauce, charcoal, molasses. Taste of hickory smoke, brown sugar, smoked sausage. Full mouth feel, and nice slightly sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8546) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2012
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 bottle in crock. gravel / mineral / calcium deposits on plumping pipes, that sort of smell. more grain husks, charred wood and acetic acid shows up as it opens. rich and full bodied. expected chocolate syrup, chocolate chews and roast. char or smoke is mild. salted chocolate and caramel layered dessert comes to mind. it’s sweet and a little chewy but it certainly has its place in the catalog of world classics.


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