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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
(bottle) very dark clear brown with small dark brown head; aromas of coffee, chocolate, smoked fruit; intense balanced flavour; full body; lack of excessive smokiness or sweetness common in the type, very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle at the Bishop’s Arms, Stockholm, 15th Feb 2010 (with Phyllis and Sandy!) Pitch black with a line of tan head. Alcohol, dark fruits, smoky caramel on the nose and tongue. Nice! Strength is reasonably well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured black with a tan head. aroma was smoke, fudge, meat, and slight licorice. flavor was smoke, chocolate, and a dry roasty bitterness. body was light/medium with a silky feeling and light/medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (2396) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Like drinking a kielbasa, one of the better smoked stouts out there. A nice smoke balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2392) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle. Big thanks to skinnyviking! Richly dark tan head that doesn’t last long, and nearly black hue with brown edging. Very roasty aroma with chocolate and smoked peat. Flavor has very dark bittersweet chocolate, light earth and peat. Less smokey in the flavor, but really nice. Medium body and finishes roasted and dry. Nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (2388) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2387) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
500 ml bottle from trade with rebekah. Thanks. Pours a dense black color with a small tan head that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is earthy with roasted grains, dark fruits and smoked malts. The flavor is a big blast of smoke, with raisins, dates, licorice and earthy hops. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long with lingering smoke, dark fruits and a bit of acidity. Overall: Finally I get the Iceland tick, yahoo, and its a respectable smoked beer too--double bonus. Very nice quaff, it makes me wonder why more breweries don’t try making smoked stouts. The world would be a better place if they did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Pours a solid black with a coffee color head. Aroma is nice and smokey without being super BBQ. Taste is surprisingly thin. The smoke is their but to me, this is not an imperial stout by any stretch. Enjoyable but does not taste of 9.4% for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2364) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottled sample. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of smoke, coffee, red wine, and a bit of lanolin. Starts off pale malt heavy in the mouth with more of that vineous quality and prune, before roasted malt elements of dark chocolate dark roast coffee take over, along with a good dose of herbal hops. Faint caramel notes and a substantial smoked malt character dominate the long finish. Fairly heavy bodied, and slightly boozy. The fruity esters seem to take away from the well balanced overall package, but overall this is a surprisingly good imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
nice beer, the smoke really comes in the taste. Nice and black color. tastes better as you sip more of it.

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