Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34488) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
33 cl bottle at Bishops Arms, Malmö. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Chocolate smooth and slight yeasty aroma. Vague smoke note. Sweet malty,chocolate, caramel and smoked malt on the back of the nose. Ends smooth, powerful and with a elegant smoke note. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty slightly smoky licorice aroma. Roasted malty smoky flavor with hints of licorice and chocoalte. Has a roasted malty smoky finish with some hints of licorice in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zoink (8) - roskilde, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009 does not count
Pitch Black head .. long lasting and very toasted smelling ... burnt and toasted malt/lava comes into mind and with the icelandic stubborness into mind this really smashes into your mouth like the lava burstibg outta hekla itself =))) And jezz ... keep this Lava flowing like a never ending stream into your mouth trying to clench your thirsth!!! thumbs up IceLand

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6401) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle.Pours black with a brown head.Aroma of smoke almost burnt wood,roast, licorice and some fruitiness.The smokiness continues in the flavor with the roast and licorice ,some alcohol and a hint of apples.Full bodied.Nice smoked impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2088) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 3, 2010
Flřska. Kolasvřrt viđ brúnum skúmi. Royakkanga, viđ brendum malti og kaffi, eitt sindur av sjokulata. Munfylli er ikki at klaga yvir. Deiligur smakkur av brendum malti, og roykur er til eisini, deiligt viđ sjokulata og kaffi. Einastandi bjór frá brřđrafólkinum ;-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1944) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6363) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
Sweetness and smoke, sublte and inviting. Not an extreme iperial stout, you could fool pople into thinking this was weaker. Could do with a little more edge, yet respectable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle from the LCBO. Didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Wonderful depth and flavour, smoky but not overwhelmingly so, with a balanced malt and bitter notes that made it incredibly drinkable in spite of the its strong characteristics. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8218) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 First rating
33 cl bottle, at Bishops Arms, Västra Hamngatan, Göteborg. On January 19, 2009. BB 27.11.11.
Pitch black color, at least in the pub’s dim lighting. Big bubbly brown to pale chocolate head. Sweet, malty, chocolate, smooth smoke, alcohol scent. Smooth, sweet, grainy, licorice, sirup, smoke, metallic, alcohol taste with a dry finish. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to medium low bitterness. Dry woodlike aftertaste.

Bottle at a blind tasting at Bredaryds Wärdshus, late April 2009.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, alcohol, salty, liqourice scent. Salty, alcohol, rosated taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Smoke aftertaste.

Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during "Porterveckan 2012". I had a "galopp" size. On November 26, 2012.
2009 version the pub stated.
Black color, tan to light brown head. Sweet, malty, smoke scent. Sweet, lactic, roasted, smoke, ripe brown banana taste. Sweet and smoke aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

Bottle at Tant Selmas Pub & Brasserie in Ludvika, sampled on September 11, 2013.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, malty, smoked, roasted, alcohol scent. Sweet, smoked, malty taste. Coffee, smoked, roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget on October 21, 2013. During "Porterveckan" 2013, Monday.
2009 vintage according to the pub.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, nutty, raisin, vinous, treacle, a bit salty taste. Vinous, roasted, toffee aftertaste. Medium a bit fizzy, also smooth, high CO2 mouthfeel. Medium to medium high bitterness. Sweet, alcohol, fusel alcohol, vinous, solvents scent.
Can’t notice the smoke in this older one.

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