Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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.

Aurelius' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Smokehouse aroma was initially very aggressive, but breathing and warming improved the complexity. Aroma: Creosote, bacon, prunes, olives and molasses notes there. Sweet, smoky fruity with some parched soy and other roast. Alcohol fumes collectedd in a tulip glass if you don’t keep it moving. Appearance: Brown-black, opaque with a fine-grained tan head. Good bottle and label. Flavor! Wow, this was really nicely played. Up front, some mineral/salty qualities followed by bitter chocolate, roasted nuts, light smoke, stone fruit, lightly sweet. Warming. Finish has alcohol and cocoa bitterness and some pencil shavings. Mouthfeel alternated between being slippery and being chalky/cheesy. Like ceramic slip. Formidable. New Leaf Market (Holy Sticker Shock, Batman! There wasn’t a price tag, and I was a bit surprised to pay $10 for a continental pint outside of a bar.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (791) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2016
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, toasted bread, malts, some coffee, light sweetness, chocolate cake, some bitterness. Taste is mild, chocolate, muffins, cream, some toast, oily, dark coffee, chocolate caramel pudding. Some smokiness comes out in aftertaste but is rather humble. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BKHansen (77) - Praestř, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
33 cl flaske, Sort, lille skumkrone, kaffe, rřg. God fylde, rimelig bitterhed og rřget eftersmag. Ok Řl. Ĺrgang: 2012 og havde udlřb i 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14174) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6437) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3188) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1518) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Black beer, small head. Aroma is roast, coffee, smoke. Taste is the same, some bitterness, smokey aftertaste, ok beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1712) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (456) - 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.

   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.

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