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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Peter_L (1246) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Flaska frĺn Systembolaget. Svart vätska med massivt mörkt skum. Doft av bränt kaffe och charkuterier. Sträv smak där rök och tjära infinner sig. Lĺng eftersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brontebeach (184) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
A good smoked imperial stout. Pours black with a dark tan head. A smoked nose then on the palate carbonated, smokey chocolate and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2013
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, smoke, vanilla, molasses, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, and a bit of booze. T - Chocolate and caramel malts, smoke, vanilla, black licorice, molasses, dark cocoa, roasted coffee, dark fruits, earthy hops, and a bit of booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, smoky, warming finish. D - Nice smoked stout. Good overall balance and mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (2690) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 8, 2013
Draught. Blackish brown with brownish foamy small head, high spirit aroma reminding of rum, very nice bitter chocolate taste, long finish. Very very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (335) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
A little bit too one dimension in both the taste and aroma. Mostly smoke in both. Would have appreciated a little more taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (1051) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
From notes: Poured deep, opaque black with a 1-finger tan head. Peppery smoke aroma, with some chocolate underneath. Full body, very slightly oily. Mild finish with a touch of astringency. Smoke flavor is strong, yet restrained. Not as in-your-face as a rauchbier. Roasty maly flavor underneath. Some chocolate as well as it warms. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2882) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at Frisco Taphouse & Brewery in Columbia, MD. Opaque, near black with a small, creamy brown head and very good lacing. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, and dark bread. The smoke is more like the sweet, humid smoke from a barbecue, than dry campfire smoke. Very pleasant. Taste of caramel, toffee, dark bread, smoke, peat and roasted malt. Full body and high/medium carbonation. The smokiness is much softer and rounder than the ashy smoke of a raunch beer. It balances nicely against the sweet malt flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2991) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
500 ml bottle purchased at the LCBO on Rideau and King Edward (Ottawa) on March 1, 2013. Black, small head. Aroma of smoked malt, slightly sweet wheat. Malted barley taste slightly smoky, quite dry, bitter alcohol. Not bad, but not enough smokiness that I wanted!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2429) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
500 ml bottle from trade with rebekah. Thanks. Pours a dense black color with a small tan head that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is earthy with roasted grains, dark fruits and smoked malts. The flavor is a big blast of smoke, with raisins, dates, licorice and earthy hops. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long with lingering smoke, dark fruits and a bit of acidity. Overall: Finally I get the Iceland tick, yahoo, and its a respectable smoked beer too--double bonus. Very nice quaff, it makes me wonder why more breweries don’t try making smoked stouts. The world would be a better place if they did.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
Pours unclear dark chestnut amber with a decent beige head. Aroma is so nice for the style bringing just the right amount of smoked malts, smoky wood aroma really to please the nose. Flavors brings smoky malts smooth on the palate, again not overbearing at all but just the right balance which I assume why the rating is so high. It is quite delicious overall, not just the style.


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