Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 564   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (796) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle pour. Thanks Keven. Pours black. Roasted malt aroma and flavors. Super smokey. People can complain all they want about the smokey flavor, but it’s a near perfect smokey flavor. Roasted malt finish for days. Love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Good. My only complaint is that the smoke is a bit overdone. It does overpower the base beer to some extent. Knock it down by 30% and this would be perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (142) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Aroma is a smoky malty chocolate. Appearance is a dark brown like old motor oil with a small tan head that vanishes rapidly. Taste is smoke BBQ chocolate and some booze. Smoke is well balanced. My favorite smoked porter is from Alaskan Brewing but this is right up there. Palate is very good. Overall an excellent beer worth seeking. Cheers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (369) - USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a darkest black brown with almost no head. Aroma is smoked cocoa. Flavor is beautifully smoked without that queer BANDAID flavor so many smoked brews create. Malty smooth. Balanced beautifully. My first brew from Iceland and quite impressed. So picking up another bottle!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Firecape (43) - - AUG 20, 2014
Very nice stout but for all the accolades it does not hold a candle to the finest American Stouts produced by Founders, Bells, Green Flash et al. That being said, this is such an improvement on the bag European stout that it should be dunk above other stouts available in Iceland. Very smokey start with a bitter chocolate middle with a bit of the high alcohol content coming in as a slightly negative finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (923) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a pitch black color, topped with a fairly decent beige head. There is a pleasantly smokey aroma, some hints of alcohol and slight roastiness. The taste is very strong, bitter with quite some alcohol. Some coffee notes in the finish, but a bit too strong to be fully enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooter131313 (22) - - AUG 8, 2014
Pleasant, clean with a smoky flavor. Not my favorite but a very drinkable Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4711) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
330 ml bottle. Practically black body with a decent beige head. Strong and nice aroma of dark malt, moderate distinct smoke and hint of bonfire. Flavor is sweet, light roasted and smoked malt, some chocolate, dry fruit with moderate bitterness. A bit unusually in flavor, it feels somehow a bit like a Belgium stout with smoke. Quite balanced, nothing extreme, but distinct in flavor. Not heavy in body, but feels balanced and correct for this beer. Hint of alcohol in aftertaste. Unusually, but pleasant indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (844) - - JUL 27, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is smokey and roasted malt. Taste is similar to aroma but with some dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (317) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
9 fl oz bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a small, brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, dark chocolate and alcohol. Sweet, smooth flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke and licorice with a warming alcohol finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice!

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