Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 569   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 (33792) - 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 (18657) - 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 (6298) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1920) - 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 (6346) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8150) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2009
(Bottle) Pours black with a brown head. The aroma is of tar and meat-like smoke up front with roasted tones of chocolate and mild caramel in the background. The nose is rather sweet in a nice way. The flavour is medium sweet and light bitter with heavily sweet finish. The smoky notes are up front in the flavour as well with meaty and tar-like tones. There are also some chocolate, sweet liquorice and sucralose. The mouthfeel is round and smooth. Tones of chocolate, smoke and syrupy sucralose lingers. Medium bodied. A soft and drinkable IMP. The only problem is the overpowering sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle. [thank you mum, dad and bigbro]
Pours completely black with a great, creamy, dark-brown head. Great duration. Aroma is wonderful, lots of coffee and roasted malts. Light rubber, some smoked notes, chocolate and flowery hops. Lowish carbonation, light mouthfeel and fairly creamy. Quite sweet flavour. Primarily chocolate and smoke. Some coffee-like bitterness. Long dryness and some viniousness. Very nice Impy, though it probably is just a tad too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is licorice, hop, malt, smoked. Flavour is licorice, hop, malt, smoked, alcohol, chocolate, vanilla. Full bodied nice beer.

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