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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


MXD's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, - JAN 16, 2012
From the LCBO. Pours pitch black. Forms a thick, tan head, seems think. Aroma is blown nose, but with some chocolate and smoke, as well as ash. Taste is... Well, it’s certainly smokey, but in a way that let’s the chocolate come through. Surprisingly bitter and somewhat boozy. This one might have been even better with an okay nose -- not like I can taste much now. But.... Really, terrific. Second beer from that brewery and they had it right both times.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (2095) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
On tap at Micro Bar, Reykjavik. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, lots of sweet chocolate, smoke, some liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Not the heaviest Imperial Stout, but it’s smooth and complex with a subtle but effective smokey touch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2244) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
August 10, 2015. Bottle at home, courtesy of linusb, thanks!
Dark brown, almost black with a small brown head leaving a lasting ring on the glass. Aroma is roasted with coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate, quite subtle smoked notes with smoked meat, ash and some sweet notes of toffee and vanilla. Taste is light to medium sweet, dry roasted bitterness and light smokey notes. Finish is dry roasted, more smoke coming through in the end as well as chocolate and slight hints of vanilla and notes of alcohol with a very dry lasting roasted note. Medium bodied, soft, small bubble carbonation, texture is dry. A nice subtle smokey stout with a very dry roasted feeling to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1351) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2015
A very good smoked stout. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells of vanilla and smoked bacon. Taste is vanilla upfront, followed by lots of smokiness, bacon and sausage, and some chocolate in the finish. Had on tap at Mikkeller Bar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lux_edwards (215) - - AUG 3, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with brown head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with a hint of tar and fruits. Taste is slightly bitter. Overall very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3491) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottles in Reykjavik: Surprisingly delicious impy stout. Very earthy (even somewhat barnyardy) with rich notes of smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, char and tar. Warming alcohol and a snappy hop bite round it out well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andy_ (1000) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2015
tap @ Micro Bar, Reykjavik
Dark brown, almost black beer with little light brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, saltiness, caramel, dark chocolate, cola and smoke. Flavor has dark bread, roasted malts, caramel and licorice. Palate is quite full with quite strong carbonation and bitterness. Quite mild bite of bitterness with some alcohol. Aftertaste has roastiness, licorice, bitterness and smoke. Decent, kind of Black IPA style flavors. Smoke works well here, but does not overpower.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3073) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle shared by Darrell. Near black, opaque body with a thin beige head. Smoke, cooked sausage, campfires. Rauchbier character. Nearly 10% abv masked well. Easy drinking. Smooth with low to medium carbonation. Solid beer. Hooray Iceand.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4994) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
8th May 2015: in a flight of six at the excellent Brewhouse, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, A real surprise to see this and had to try it. Black body, tanned crown. Smoky and malty with a Sherry like richness tempered by a vanilla smoothness. This beer looked good and tasted even better: a real treat.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
Sweet and bitter. Good beer but could have been better. Smoky and licorice. Dark and Coffee.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Alex. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong smoke, pepper, and roast. Thin mouth, smoke bomb, roast, chocolate, lingering smoke, decent.


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