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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 604   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.


Dashimus' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dashimus (227) - London, Greater London, - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle from Vinbud at Borganes, Iceland. Pours black with a very small dark tan head which fades to nothing. Aroma is roasted malt, strong smoke, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and spice. Taste is peppery with a moderate sweetness, but not overpowering. Body is medium with some bitterness but not much. Alcohol warmth finishes. Really quite good.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2016
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Black, tight tan head. First hit is a stabley leathery sweaty salty smokiness. Behind that, there’s a sweet roast, some burntness, but not harsh. Full sweet palate, a little slick, pleasant carbonation. Taste is a slightl less smoky version of the aroma, the sugar’s taken up the reins as the dominant thrust. There is some alcohol there too. But it’s an OK rich roast. Finish pleasantly bitter with old dry hops, and a touch burnt. OK, but not wowing me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6331) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2016
330ml bottle. Murky very dark brown, almost black color. Small size, bubbly off-white head, stays. Berries, peat, alcohol, woody and whiskey in aroma. Woody, blackcurrant skins, fruity, faint peat, caramel in taste. Rough, but yet smooth roast, caramel and woody notes in aftertaste. Alcohol is there, but not disturbing. Excellent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle, BB 05.06.19 (from Koht). Pours black. Aroma is smoke, greasy bacon, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, roast, smoke, dark chocolate, tar. Finish is dark chocolate-roast bitter with some tar thrown in. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Overall: very good, bit too tarry for me and not as balanced as the best smoked beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1439) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Black beer, small head. Aroma is roast, coffee, smoke. Taste is the same, some bitterness, smokey aftertaste, ok beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1616) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
Bouteille 330ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre, huileuse. Arôme de fumée, malt torréfié, feu de bois,café de torréfaction foncée. Goűt de malt torréfié, alcool, légčre acidité, café, amertume moyenne, côté fruité. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, courtois moyen-faible.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (349) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUL 3, 2016
Las notas ahumadas son intensas. Posteriormente se pueden percibir el café, chocolate, madera y notas a caramelo Su color es negro, cuerpo redondo, carbonatacion baja, corona de espuma abundante de media retención. En boca es ahumada, torrefacta y ligeramente dulce. Al paladar es algo compleja y a la vez equilibrada. Después de las notas ahumadas, se percibe chocolate, café, madera y caramelo. En resumen creo que es una cerveza muy bien elaborada y que se disfruta bastante.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (428) - 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 (488) - 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 (3207) - 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 (4191) - 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.


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