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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2010
Pours opaque black with reddish brown 1.5 inches of soapy head that sticks to the side of the glass. Big roasty aroma with some smoke. Middling mouthfeel. The taste is definite smoked malt,with chocolate, the carbonation is right there. Alcohol somewhat hidden, it does feel a little boozy in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
500ml bottle, pitch black color, with a thick tan head, light and subtle peated, smoked, roasted, black, chocolate malt nose with some chocolatey pralines, brownie, molasses accents, with some burnt dark dried fruity notes of raisins, figs and dates, and a hint of beechwood smokiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a smooth warmth, roasted, chocolatwe, black, wheat, slight smoked malt, chocolatey character with some dark bitter chocolate, dark coffee, burnt fruitcake, burnt toast, molasses flavours with some faint spicy licorice, roasted coffee bean, burnt beechwood undertones and some burnt bran muffin notes, leading towards a warming, dark bitter chocolate, black coffee, burnt fruitness, molasses, roasty bitterness finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thick collapsing brown head. In aroma, a smooth silky chocolate, with light soy sauce, vanilla, molasses, dark fruits, very nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet maple malt with smooth smokey notes, molasses, nice and smooth, if a bit thin, warming alcohol. Tasted Oct. 21 2011 with GRM. Merci Sylvain.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6682) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 330 ml bottle. From Reykjavík, Iceland. Big thanks to Jere!
Pitch black colour with small dark brown head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla sweetness, cocoa and vinous elements in aroma. Roasted malt, strong alcohol, bitterness, dark chocolate, ash, strong vinous notes and mild coffee in flavour. Strong alcohol in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheeta (1181) - Langĺ, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011
Heavy malty and very smoked aroma. Huge, creamy, brown head. Excellent lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Brown body. Heavy bitter and smoked flavor. Medium palate.

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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
16.9 oz bottle from Blue Dog. Pours Brazil nut shell black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is rauchy black patent malt, cacao, molasses. Tastes rich, hugely smoky, with mid-palate sweetness, molasses (blackstrap), figgy fruit, and blackberry notes. Palate is thick, rich, and smoky, and gets a bit hot late. I’m not sure, but I think this pops my Iceland cherry, and I am happy yet guilty about that, as I envisioned my Iceland cherry popping being in a hot spring with a blonde super model. Oh well. This one is not near the Aecht offerings, but is a damned fine beer in its own right.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1589) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 Draft at Monks. Poured nearly black with a slim dark tan head. Dark and smoky. Very well blended. Smooth. Tobacco. Rotted fruit (in a good way.) Raisins. Like a burned Barvarian Village (in a good way :p) Sweet malty flavors but a dry creamy finish. Strong, potent and worth a try.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (857) - , CYPRUS - APR 22, 2012
Black colour. Slight smoky aroma. Slightly smoky, chocolate, and roasted malt flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (775) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
330ml bottle. Black with a finger of mocha head. Nice aroma with the smoked character standing out. Plenty of liquorice and roast, with a fruity blackberry sharpness helping things along. Finishes a little sweet and fairly creamy. I assumed a big, smoked imperial stout like this would be a real lion, but it turned out to be more of a lamb. It’s actually quite soft and gentle. But don’t let that put you off: this is well worth seeking out even if you’d prefer a beast.


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