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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 538   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LoFi (1593) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Draught. Black with a small, light brown head. Aroma: a lot of smoke, salami, chocolate, some wine gums. Taste: (dark and milk) chocolate, licorice, wine gums, smoke, smoked meat (although not as much as in the aroma). Smooth, silky, creamy body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2010
500ml bottle. Puts an opaque black ale in the glass. 2 finger brown cap, moderate retention, good lacing qualities. Aroma is pungent...all the big roasty malty tones with the dried fruit esters of a Ruski impy plus a measured but persistent smoke aroma...very nice nose to this one...well balanced, nothing over powers. Rich oily mouth, deeply flavorful character. Flavor starts with BIG smoky-roasty malt body..... mid palate some light sweetness, dark fruit, tobacco, vanilla pod, licorice breaks free of the smoked malts, finish is long as the dark malt char and hopping break out. Wow this is one big flavor beer with a decent complexity under the smokey malts. Just begging to accompany hearty meat dishes. Some may not like the smoke intensity (I think it’s mild actually but then I like Schlenkerla) I can’t wait to cellar a few and see what else peeks through the smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
Blackish with a medium dense Brown head. Great peatet smoke aroma, sweet malty chocolate notes. Flavor is quite intense, dry ashe bacon smoky, bitter alchohol, salty olives, lots of olives also in the finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, smoke, vanilla, molasses, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, and a bit of booze. T - Chocolate and caramel malts, smoke, vanilla, black licorice, molasses, dark cocoa, roasted coffee, dark fruits, earthy hops, and a bit of booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, smoky, warming finish. D - Nice smoked stout. Good overall balance and mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1514) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
A fine stout, with both chocolate and roasted malt. However, smoke is minimal in both aroma and taste. Almost back color, and solid body. Average head.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1495) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
Very dark pour and gold highlights, small head. Aromas are delectable dark malts and roast and smoke. Taste is smoke and - actually - SPICE above a velvety dark malt and fruit combo that is remarkable. Carries a late sweet finish with rising spice, almost like a big expensive Shiraz. and yes there’s chocolate, and fine coffee, goodness this beer seemed sweet at first but it utterly has me. Some lemon and acidity on the top keeps things balanced and holy wow, it’s a very well put-together beer. Wonderful feel and hellacious refined aftertaste makes me crave another pour. Covet this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
Bouteille 500 ml. 9.4%. Couleur noire opaque, mousse brune. Arôme de chocolat, café noir et fumée du grill. En bouche, sirupeuse, douce, équilibre incroyable entre le malt grillé, café, alcool, fumée et notes de choco. Finale avec une légčre amertume, pain grillé, café..un peu de bois vanillé. Excellent équilibre.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Aroma of smokey, roasted coffee and molten dark chocolate. Solidly black, disturbingly still. Interesting mix of dry smoke and sweetness. Bitterness is average for an imperial stout, which is to say quite bitter. Smooth creamy body, belies the overall heaviness of this beer. You will start thinking it isn’t one and done, by the finish not so much. A wonderful example of an unusual style. Would like to say something inspirational about Iceland, but I got nothing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1468) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft at Iron Horse in DC. Deep black pour with a nice, tan head. Solid chocolate aroma with roasted malt and a hint of caramel. Amazing, complex flavor with some coffee and dark chocolate. Pricey, but darn good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Deep black pour with a brown head. Aroma is smoked malt and a little sweetness. Taste is a nice balance of smoke, roasted malt and a semi-sweet chocolate . What I like the most is that while in the aroma, the initial dominaance is the smoke, but as you drink, the other flavors are distinguishable and meld together wonderfully. Creamy mouthfeel. A very tasty beer. Nice lacing. I really enjoyed the aftertaste.


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