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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.


scantron's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
scantron (63) - Ontario, - APR 10, 2012
April 6, 2012: 9.4% abv; 500mL bottle, cellared, BBD: 26/09/2014; rock glass. Aromas of dark chocolate,leather, booze and some sweet notes of dark fruit. This just makes me thirsty. Pours black. Deep tan head about 1/2". Pretty viscous looking stuff. Initial tastes of espresso, smoke and a very smokey jerky. As it warms, there is very evident dark chocolate and light fruitiness, as well as a mild herbal aftertaste. Silky and full bodied with a very light carbonation. This is some nice stuff. Overall, pretty delicious. This is my second go-around with this beer and it is still a bit too smokey for my taste. Though honestly, it’s a smoked stout. The light dark fruit tastes are great, though.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (375) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
On tap at the ChurchKey, DC. A thin light tan head on a near black body. A big rich nose with smoke, ripe berries, a touch of cream caramel and booze. The smoked malt leads the taste profile, with toffee, some bitter coffee, dark berries and that boozy warmth. A very dense rich body. Taste thins out relatively quickly though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scotty001 (480) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2016
Poured deep dark brown with a tight beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and roast malt. Full. Smooth body, flavour as the aroma, add some alcohol soaked raisins; lovely balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2864) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
Bottle from a Vínbúdin in Reykjavik. Pours pitch black with a thin beige head. Nice peat and bacon smoke aroma. The taste has moderate spice with plenty of earthy peat and smoke. Some bacon too and a hint of coffee. Rich and tasty.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
This is an insanely smokey beer, far more than I can tolerate. I like Alaskan Smoked, I’m a fan of most smoked beers, but this is far too aggressive. Tried with Jess at Max and Joes in Omaha’s beer week.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (753) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Pours a pitch black with an inch of tannish foam. Smells smokey as hell with side notes of bitter chocolate and coffee. Smokey, lots of roasted malt, bitter (dark) chocolate, toffee, not much of a coffee flavour. Pretty boozy. Full bodied imho but superbly smooth on my palate. Like a bumped up Alaskan Smoked Porter. I suppose that explains my love for it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ston3s42 (168) - - MAR 4, 2016
Completely black with no head. Complex tastes smoke, chocolate, coffee, chili and oak. Heavy-medium body, smooth carbonation, and a finish of smoky chocolate. Not too much smoke, but tastes like it has been aged

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5959) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black beer with a small light brown head. Aromas of roast, tar, coal, smoke, dark fruits... Flavours of bitter, roast, tar, coal, light soy, caramel, herbal roast, light coffee, bit earthy, good dark bitter, Aftertaste is roasty, bitter, coal, tar, light hints of dark chocolate and wood roast. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, between medium and full bodied. Good Imperial Stout, ok Smoked.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vami (380) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, soy sauce and smoke - a bit of burnt plastic? Smooth and roasted mouth with a slight alcoholic burn. Smoked notes are there but not overwhelming. Not too full-bodied for an imperial stout. Coffee overtones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2703) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle. Black body with s small offwhite head. Smoke, roasted malt, light chocolate. Heavy smoking aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2070) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, roast, ash, light soy, suage Taste is smoke, roast, light sweet notes, soy. Decent bitternes and quite carbonated


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