RateBeer
overall
99
99
style
Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


Sregnar35's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Tap at the abbey. Pours black with a fitting ash colored head. Aroma is smokey and roasty. Flavor is smokey and sweet, chewy bread, roasted marshmallow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockana (229) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours dark brown with medium brownish head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, a bit of alcohol. Great smoked one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1241) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
This was very nice. Had a decent creamy body, strong molasses taste, a subtle alcohol presence.fine brew. Draft right in Iceland :). The water the brew with makes everything taste so crisp

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Really nice on the smoke, for better AND worse. The stout is lighter for 9%+ and is totally overshadowed in this beer, but that’s ok. Smooth, easy drinking and enjoyable. Mostly smoke (campfire) and roasted grain, touches of anise and coffee. Enjoyed fo sho."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (440) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle pour. Thanks Keven. Pours black. Roasted malt aroma and flavors. Super smokey. People can complain all they want about the smokey flavor, but it’s a near perfect smokey flavor. Roasted malt finish for days. Love this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1218) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Good. My only complaint is that the smoke is a bit overdone. It does overpower the base beer to some extent. Knock it down by 30% and this would be perfect.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (124) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Aroma is a smoky malty chocolate. Appearance is a dark brown like old motor oil with a small tan head that vanishes rapidly. Taste is smoke BBQ chocolate and some booze. Smoke is well balanced. My favorite smoked porter is from Alaskan Brewing but this is right up there. Palate is very good. Overall an excellent beer worth seeking. Cheers!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (315) - USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a darkest black brown with almost no head. Aroma is smoked cocoa. Flavor is beautifully smoked without that queer BANDAID flavor so many smoked brews create. Malty smooth. Balanced beautifully. My first brew from Iceland and quite impressed. So picking up another bottle!!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Firecape (36) - - 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 (536) - 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


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 54


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50