Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 525   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1043) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pint bottle pours a dark black with a tan head. chocolate aroma with roasted malt and a hint of caramel and smoked wood taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
airrick2003 (447) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Appearance: beer is completely black even when held up to the light, has a very dark head, brown in color, head is medium size and density Aroma: coffee, deep roasted malt grain, chocolate, Taste: chocolate and coffee, perhaps I pick up some smoke, Palate: average carbonation, some creaminess, leaves a coffee aftertaste, can get notes of alcohol too Overall: strong coffee and chocolate but lacks complexity, sometimes I don’t understand how a chocolate beer gets such high scores ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks a lot Nir A. for this bottle! Black with a brown head. Great aroma with roastiness, some smoke, dark chocolate, a bit of burnt wood and a coffee note. Bittersweet flavor, somewhat smoky, roasty, with dark chocolate, a light salty hint and a more bitter, burnt and slightly ashy finish. Great thick full body. A great Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (997) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a wet consistently, black color, and a very large foamy-creamy dark tan head with good retention, average cling and great lacing. Its aroma featured a smokey presence with notes of chocolate malt, light licorice, toffee and caramel, and a bit of earthy and grainy hops. The taste had a noticeably smokey component as well, with a sweet chocolate-caramel blend that fairly quickly yielded to an intense sweet and bitter mixture. It had a swet and watery consistency with average thickness and lower to average carbonation and fizz with a good soft and smooth effect. A good beer, but quite intensely smokey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Roasted malt and smoke on nose. More of the same on palate with a fair amount of peat undertones. Big and boozy with some chocolate sweetness on finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
21 Nov 2013, tap. black. nose is peat and burnt toast. thin body and mildly fizzy. meaty, apple syrup, candied bacon, peat. wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2193) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle from Colonial Spirits. Solid dark brown with faint garnet at the edges with a long lasting somewhat small khaki head. Aroma is smokey with roast, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar underneath. The flavor gives a solid hit of smoke up front with plenty of dark sugary sweetness to go around. Light chocolate and roast with just a hint of earthy hop flavor. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a creamy silky smooth mouthfeel. Wow this is a really nice smoked imperial stout that I picked up on a whim. Thanks Todd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (649) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
Nice smokey flavor of roasted hops and an aftertaste of chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a refreshingly light bitter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1481) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma is smoke and roast flavor is chocolate and roast and lots of smoke. Works well. This is a nice beer. A bit sweet on the finish. Alcohol warms. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
curepute (139) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Dark black, tiny brown head. Big smoke nose, roasted malts. The taste is the same, vanilla, hint of coffee, chocolate. It’s a basic imperial Stout but the smoke rounds the whole beer together nicely.

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