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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CueSheet (15) - Vaasa, - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark brown beer with small brown head. Aroma is smoky roasted malt. Taste is sweet smoky roasted malt, liquorice, fruit and vanilla.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Firecape (34) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (481) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooter131313 (4) - - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
Pleasant, clean with a smoky flavor. Not my favorite but a very drinkable Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4434) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUL 27, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is smokey and roasted malt. Taste is similar to aroma but with some dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (251) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor was smooth and silky with dark chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, coffee and some burnt wood. sticky texture, full bodied, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2195) - Hřrning, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma from wood. Smoky and little strong. Good use of the smoke as a spices.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (318) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
For a smoked beer, this is quite balanced (like the way the overall sweetness is offset by the ashy bitterness),providing a nice depth among dominant flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulphursouls (40) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2014
This smoked imperial stout is the strongest beer in Iceland. It poured a rich black with a fawn head. The aroma was a wonderful smokey and toasted mix. On the palate it was oily but generally pleasant, the taste was a great sweet sour roast with a hint of ash, which finished very strong and smokey.


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