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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 506   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3146) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle at Monks Porter House, Stockholm. Black pour, thin foamy tan head. Aroma is smoked, roasty, burnt and with some leathery bourbon notes. Flavor is smooth caramel, very roasted ashy, some tobacco, bourbon and chocolate. And it isn’t even aged on bourbon barrels... Amazing brew, my first from Iceland, but if all of them are this good.... Wow.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (1742) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2012 Grabbed a bottle of this the other night... poured a dark rich burnt umber with smokey chocolate aroma and a hint of heat & coffee. The taste was much smoother than I assumed with a good hit of smoke on the first sip followed by rich herbal sweet flavors... after the initial sip it lost a lot of the smokey characteristics but picked up a lot of Rootbeer flavors coming through... I could chug this and for a smoked imperial stout that is unusual ! YUM

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours very dark and thick with a smallish head. Super smoky in both taste and smell. Very heavy on the palate, but extremely tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3549) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Aroma is bread, fruit and smoke. The flavor is malts, smoke/BBQ, fruit, mild vinous notes and an acidic/tart finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
liiisa (2) - - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
Black and thick texture. The scent doesn’t have a lot of smoke in it. Not the "smokeiest" smoked beer I’ve had, but really nice flavour. Chocolate and smoked meat. Like dinner and a dessert!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (1089) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2012
In a Delirium glass. Pitch black color with almost a finger of tan head. Looks great. Strong chocolate smell with roasted malt in the background. Hint of burnt wood. Silky/creamy texture. Burnt taste, roasted malt, chocolate and burnt again. Tasty. Low carbonation and a heavier body. Outstanding, a pleasure to have.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1620) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eirikur (362) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 6, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Yummmy... this is great.. smokey, sweet, and has got everything a traveller will ask for. *re-rate* Pours a no head ..yup , thats right. Aroma: 75% hanged meat ...... 25% smooth chocolate mocca aroma. Very pleasant taste .. at room temperature this brew is shining. Beautiful malt/hops combo .. either is just pushing one another up. An Icelandic treat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö
Black color. Very nice aroma, roasted malt, creamy, smokey, light liquorice. Good body, caramel, chocolate and roasted malt, smooth, seducing. A touch of vanilla, liquirice, smoke. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1136) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
500mL bottle from the Lhykbo. Good job getting this one in! My 3rd Icelandic beer. Served at room temp to fully appreciate the flavours and aromas. Totally opaque brown with a brown head. Aroma is solid, nice dark fruity bouqet and chocolate malt. Flavour starts off with mild fruit esters, followed by sweet rich chocolate. Very tasty. Finishes slightly dry with just a hint of smoke, and nice warming booze. Goes down dangerously easy. Mouth-feel is full and satisfying with just a mild burning sensation, matched quite well with some subtle creamyness. The smoke is really well integrated, not astringent and I really appreciate that it’s not ashy in the aftertaste. This is a really ideal winter beer, extemely well done.


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