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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
bottle at chris0... deep brown .. thin tan lacing... soft smoke ... soft roast nose... dull dark malts ... soft smoke

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are coffee, roast malt, chocolate, caramel, notes of smoke and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
33Cl. Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Ohh.. Have had my eyes on this since the first ratings ticked in years back. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Sweet and hard roasted malts with a touch of smoke, vanilla and chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Dry roasted end. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13477) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle, 9.4%. The aroma starts out citric but turns saltily smoked. Clear dark brown colour, deep chestnut. OK brown head. The flavour is nicely smoked, a ham/bacon type of smoke, pleasantly woody. Roasted and sweetish malt base with a boozy finish, alcohol bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle at home. Pitch black - big brown head. Chocolate. Sweetness. Nice smokey. High malty. Medium hoppy. Light bitterness. Very nice. Light licorice. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. It pours a black body under a dense, finger-thick tan head, looking really gorgeous. There’s some smoked notes in the aorma, almost like a blend of smoked fish and bacon, but in a nice way. Burnt malts, peat, some alcohol and sweetness as well. The flavor is rather sweet, with roasted, peaty malts and a faint note of vanilla. Full-bodied and pleasantly warming. Long finish with sweetness, burnt malts and a little vanilla. There’s some dms as well in the beer, but just a tiny touch of it, else it’s a quite wonderful one, sure didn’t expect this from Iceland a year ago. 090720

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12321) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle 330ml
Dark opaque black color, small beige head. Smokey, bacony aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramel, sweetness, smokeyness, tar, bacon. Feels less than its ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Very dark with a thin head. The aroma is smoky...a different type of smoke with some chocolate character as well. Rich smoke with lots of chocolate that blends well with the smoke. An intense imperial porter with a fairly rich smoke character, this is fun stuff. Iceland has come a long way from the days of Viking Lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
(330ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, meat, and grain. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, and some dark fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, coffee/roast, light burnt. Medium-full body, low carbonation, fairly smooth.


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