Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
My first Icelandic beer, and I’ve looked forward to it... no reason, really, except that it’s my first new country in a long while. I hope it’s a good’un.
Nice pour to this beer, having a deep, nearly opaque mahogany body with a slender light chocolate head. The aroma has some woody, ashen traces along with bittersweet chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, and a touch of dark dried fruit. The flavor contains all of the above along with a hint of lactic sourness. The smokiness also increases, ham-like, not overbearing. Just tasty.
I look forward to having some more beers from Iceland. To date, my main appreciation of the country comes from the sagas Scripted by Snorri Sturlsson.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. First of all, thanks to Pall for bringing me this "precious" from Iceland. A: Nice art, first of all. Pours a very oily black color with a reasonable beige to brown head which is creamy and dissipates leaving not much lacings. S: Very nice smell of roasted malts. Coffee. Sweet and light smoky in the nose. Also reminds a brown bread with some alcohol in the end. Earthy yeasts. T: Tastes follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and some hints of coffee. Yeasts. Great bitterness, delicious taste. M: Creamy molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Excellent roasted bitter aftertaste. O: Very drinkable despite the high ABV, an authentic and well done, european Russian Imperial Stout. [ BA Review @ 7/14/2010 ]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
xz969 (1) - - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Reminds me of the time I passed out at a Cub Scout campfire... I woke up with a face-full of s’mores and emphysema. I thought a volcano crapped on my face.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (787) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Helt svart med lys brunt skum. Lukter kaffe, alkohol. Smaker kaffe og fĺr noe sherryfeeling. Kjenner god alkoholvarme i avslutningen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (560) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 8, 2014
Black body with a thin brown head. Aromas of peat, chocolate and some dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet, with smoke and chocolate front, backed up by liquorice, caramel, plums. Smoky aftertaste. Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation. Very nice!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with brown head. Taste an aroma is smoke.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_alkis (419) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
A huge aroma, with lots of smoke and ash. Smells like a real volcano, but with dark chocolate and black malt. The flavor is very strong. Lots of dark chocolate, smoke and licorice. Finally, a hearty, yet not intrusive alcohol warmth. I am very impressed by this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
15/IX/14 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 19/VI/17 (2014-1011) Thanks to Björn for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep dark brown beer, irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: pretty smoked, caramel, sweet mocha, some cocoa powder, bit medicinal, peated. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: mocha, coffee, pretty bitter, smoky touch, caramel, little sour, hops. Aftertaste: coffee, roasted, cocoa powder, little sweet, caramel, hoppy bitterness, some red berries, fruity note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1174) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Black in the glass. Muted smoky aroma and some espresso notes. Assertive bitter coffee flavor with a hint of cocoa and herbal alcohol (Jagermiester) notes. Overall a solid brew... Thanks again to BarZigKin for his uber generosity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (949) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2014
Completely dark color, medium sized brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, smoke. Alcohol very well hidden. Medium body, average to soft carbonation. Long spicy and coffee finish. Very nice smoked stout!
(0,33l bottle)

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