Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Í desember 2008 fór svo fyrsta sending til Svíþjóðar en hún fer á markað á völdum stöðum í byrjun árs 2009. Þar eru á ferðinni þeir kumpánar Skjálfti og Móri en einnig hinn stórbrotni Lava sem er engum líkur. Hann er dekkri en nýstorknað hekluhraun, 9,4% að styrkleika og inniheldur 70% reykt malt sem skilar sér vel í eftirbragði. Þessar vörur munu verða fáanlegar í sænska ríkinu (Systembolaget) og á völdum börum og veitingastöðum.

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.

mojorisn's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mojorisn (26) - - DEC 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Patrik (212) - - APR 16, 2014
Då efter många år dags betygsätta denna Lava som givetvis drickes på fat på Island. Oerhört tung doft av Stout choklad å rökt trä. Smakar fantastiskt fylligt komplext av rökiga träbitar å läkare kaffe choklad. Jävlar vad röken sitte i munnen . Jag dagligröker Cigarr åh detta är mer rök. Nu förstår jag alla som säger de blir mötta av Stout.. Första gången jag känner mig sjukt mättat av all rök. Tyvär ölen lite överstyr eller på proffspråket Obalancerad. Speciellt i jämförelse med andra lokala Stouten jag drack..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle, at our hotel Satt Bar in Reykjavik. Near black with a medium brown head that retains as a heavy pad. Aroma of smoke and dark malts. Campfire smoke character overlies sweet dark malts, bitter chocolate, light anise. Quite rich with a velvety mouthfeel. This drinks like a smoked Baltic porter-- very cool!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4681) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a pitch black body, like motor oil, with a dense one finger frothy brown head. The nose is roasty with lots of dark caramel and some burnt smokiness. The flavor is very roasty with a nice smokiness that really tempers the sweetness well. Some lingering burnt caramel and just a hint of alcohol. Full bodied and chewy body with soft carbonation and a really nice mouth coating thickness that makes the finish linger forever. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (614) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2014
Aroma - rich boozy, svelte roast and a lot of dark chocolate Appearance - black body color; liquid is opaque; head is about 2" and brown head; excellent lacing Taste - the malt is nice and smoky with peat, there is a lot of ultra rich espresso and some very dark chocolate Palate - body is medium to full; the texture sticky and slick; the carbonation is average; the finish is roast and with the astringency you’d expect from rich dark roast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (461) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Black pour with a substantial brown head. Aroma of dense chocolate and smoked wood chips. Taste is chocolate roast, wood, smoked malt, and vanilla. Solid smoked offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1082) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
(Bottle). Start is dominant tangy aroma of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and malt. Taste is soft flavor of caramel malt with smoky roasted malt in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (2767) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks DSG. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of coffee, smoke, nuts, smoked wood, sausage, flavor is smoked, burnt wood, chocolate, cherry, fruits, finishes bitter and dry, medium to full bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4278) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
nice smoked aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice smoked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (373) - - MAR 15, 2014
Bomber. Heavy smoke on the aroma with notes of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Pours black with a light, mocha colored head with decent retention and lacing. Rich dark chocolate flavors dominate to start with some roastiness permeating through. Smoke dominates the smooth finish to begin with, but give way to dark chocolate that lingers on the palate. Interesting beer, definitely only for those who enjoy smoke, but has a good balance between the smoke and other flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Howlader (415) - - FEB 21, 2014
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC. Smokey, far smokier than the average stout.

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