mojorisn (26) - - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drank this a few times last year. I like it a lot but I can’t rave about it. This year I picked it up again and I must say it’s an odd bird, and of course that’s a good thing. There’s a bit of chocolate in the aroma but most roasted coffee and a lot of smoke. Palate is good but I think it could work better with less carbonation. Taste is very nice though, but not a standout for me. A bit boring but also nice in that way, if this we’re to be my favourite style or something, it exudes a classic quality. Very dry and subtle, with an understated sweetness and very bitter smoky lengthy finish. A nice beer to savour if in the mood, but by no means a thirst quencher.
Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Aroma is smokey and roasted malt. Taste is similar to aroma but with some dark chocolate.
cmacklin (229) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
POLK (2160) - Hřrning, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma from wood. Smoky and little strong. Good use of the smoke as a spices.
jayzz (304) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
sulphursouls (21) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
badhack (302) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I remember lots of smoke, a bit meaty, oily and thick. Quite dark pour and a hopped finish. Not overly balanced. Roasted malt on the nose and tongue along with some cola.
c0fein (181) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle @ home. Thanks Ulla!
Sweet aroma with some blue cheese? Beautiful black look with a darkbrown quickly vanishing head. Sweet smoky taste with ashy nuances. Alcohol feels background but not disturbingly. Good start with a first Icelandic beer for me!
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best Icelndic beer I have tried so far, but it is well brewed and incredibly expensive. Easy to dirnk and etremely good.
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A near perfect imperial stout. Bitter roasted malts meets smoke, ash, sweet chocolate and a strong alcohol finish, tickles the nose nicely.