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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2316) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2284) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at the Mikkeller Bar SF soft opening. Great aroma, round smokey chocolatey, iced coffee, ink. Flavor is burnt figs, chocolate, bacon, black coffee. Very nice, round stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
500ml bottle from the lcbo. pours black with a small tan head. smokey aroma over ripe red apple, and roasted malt. flavour start with big malt, smoke, chocolate and coffee, with a nice layer of fruitiness. wow. big, long rich and complex. world class.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (2275) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (2273) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown black with a fairly quick tan tight soapy head that dissipates to a thin collar. Aroma is awesome smokey jerky/meat locker and peat with hidden chocolate mixed in. Taste is bitter and peaty with roasted malt and bakers chocolate showing, but the bitterness really (in my opinion) changes the experience. Palate is medium and dry bitterness with a off putting finish. This had an amazing start and then fell to a better than average smoked brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pours a moderately used motor oil deep dark brown with a 1 finger, oily tan head that fades to a skim and thick ring after a while. Aroma is big smoke, roast, char, chocolate, light planty and metallic notes. Flavor is smoke (as peat smoke-like as it is wood smoke like, the bottle doesn’t mention what they use for the smoke addition, but it is very nice) some grainy and dried grass notes, along with roast, burnt sugar and light barrel-like woody notes. Palate is medium to heavy bodied, oily on entry, lightly carbonated and drying out nicely for the middle and finish, leaving a failry clean palate despite the big smoke and malt flavors. Pretty damn tasty, excellent smoke implementation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2260) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2010
50 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA via Winnipeg. Dense black colour, creamy coffee foam head that dissipates quickly except at the edges. Aroma is mellow with burnt malt and a faint campfire cinder. Smoke comes through on the first sip, like a smoked gouda, with a sweetness and alcohol burn on the finish. Way to go Iceland.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a nice old black with a resilient beige head. Smell is smoke, coffee and black chocolate. Taste is smoke, coffee, burnt caramel, roast, somewhat salty. Finish is smoke, pinetree, ash, burnt. Lots of lingering smoke. Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Style on the bottle said Smoked Imperial Stout - I felt this lacked complexity for an Imperial Srtout, but it was quite a good smoked beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2222) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2012
16.9 oz bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head with good retention. Aroma initially consists of dough and Whoppers before the smokiness comes through. Taste is smoky and chocolatey and ends on a bitter note. Mouthfeel is oily and the carbonation is medium to soft. Nice one.


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