fluffy (1253) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like drinking a kielbasa, one of the better smoked stouts out there. A nice smoke balance.
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BOSSbrewer (1250) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma is smoke and roast flavor is chocolate and roast and lots of smoke. Works well. This is a nice beer. A bit sweet on the finish. Alcohol warms. Medium bodied.
keanex (1232) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is pitch black with a brown creamy head, unfortunately it doesn’t have much retention, still it’s a good looking beer.
Aroma: Smoked meats come to mind first, it’s certainly the prominent aroma but not overpowering, cocoa and roasted malts are in the background. The aroma is balanced well with a nice sweet and smoky side.
Taste: The intro is of cocoa but it quickly becomes a smoky roasty beer with a little alcohol on the finish and perhaps some hints of licorice.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied and syrupy with medium amounts of carbonation that has a sharp twang to it.
Overall: This is a solid beer, hats off to Iceland. I would gladly recommend this smoky, roasty, chocolate beer to anyone, despite my rating.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1226) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brewdog Stockholm. A beautiful dark black pour with a luscious brown head. Peat smoke in the aroma & bacon with dark malts in the taste. Nice enough but I felt it had an odd mouthfeel...
artmcd8 (1225) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served at proper temperature at Micro Bar. Pours a deep dark brown with a light brown head. Definitely not a 1300 kr ($10) bottle of beer but I had to try the best beer in Iceland. As you drink it, you get a chocolate milk colored lacing. Aroma of bread, chocolate, some alcohol notes, some coffee, some smoke. Tastes slightly smokey but not overdone like most smoked beers. Silky mouthfeel with light carbonation.
manuchampions (1225) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Bottle.Pours black with a brown head that reduces quickly to an almost unexistant ring. Aroma of smoke almost burnt wood,roast, licorice and some fruitiness.The smokiness continues in the flavour with the roast and licorice ,some alcohol and a hint of apples.Full bodied. Surprisingly good.
Foxbush (1200) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at MicroBar This was a special beer. The beer was a deep black with a tan frothy head and good lacing. The aroma was mostly roasted and smoked malts. This was the most complex beer enjoyed in Iceland. The subtle roasted malts and smoked flavors created a balanced beer. The higher alcohol also added to the unique nature of this beer. The medium body beer had average carbonation. The finish was of bitter roasted malts with a lingering smoky aroma.
polomagnifico (1198) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of smoked roasted malts, chocolate, molasses and resin hops. Black hue with a small light brown head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Palate is medium/heavy bodied and watery soft. Medium finish. Overall an interesting beer. The smoked malts are well balanced and the aroma is pleasing. Body is a little too thin for an Impy but it works.
TEJA (1197) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At SBWF 2009. Lingering lace. Dark brown color. Smokey aroma with some red aples. The taste is smokey and have much chocolate and some sweetness. Give me this and I stand another couple of Swedish winters.
bluejacket74 (1186) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head that went away quickly. There’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like smoked malt/meats, chocolate, molasses and coffee. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, it tastes like smoked malt/meats, milk and bittersweet chocolate, coffee, burnt/charred malt and little bit of licorice. There’s also a nice lingering bittersweet smoky finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think it’s a solid overall beer, and it’s definitely worth a try. $11.49 a bottle.