hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Mildly smoky aroma, sweet roasty malt coming through. Chocolate aroma as it warms. Beautiful appearance, completely black and viscous with a dark brown head. Great taste, heavy and sweet but not cloying, notes of smoke and chocolate. Not much if any hop bitterness. Palate is amazing, full bodied, oily, rich. Short finish. Great beer. Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle poured black with a dark tan head and minimal head with fair lacing. Aromas of smoked malts, subtle coffee and chocolate notes with a hint of hops. Flavors of smoke and pete, subtle citrus notes, with coffee and chocolates. The Finish - smoke throughout, Bitter sweet chocolate and coffee, there is a peated presence reminiscent to a scotch whisky, very different expression quite nice...really! kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Pours almost black shade of red with thick tan head. Smells of chocolate and molasses. Tastes more mills than the smell. Lots of bitter chocolate, very smooth with dry finish. larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle shared with SamGamgee. Poured dark brown with a slight reddish hue and a small tan head. Nose was spicy chocolate mixed with dried fruit. Sweet bitter taste with a nice finish.
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Very thick with reddish hue and brown head. Nose is pure smoke with slight malt chocolate. Great body on this one, lots of smoke, great thick malt. Malt backbone. Really good beer.
jsquire (4559) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Dark beer with some mahogany hints around the edges when held against the light. Thin brown galaxy of bubbles on the surface. Nose of smoked meat and a little plastic. This is a very tasty smoked beer. Sweet, like eating the sugar coating on a honey baked ham. Brown sugar, molasses, campfire, smoked bacon and cigar ash, all coated with bitter chocolate. Some fruity notes in the background. I do like smoked beers, and this is a pretty good one. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of smoked roasted malts, chocolate, molasses and resin hops. Black hue with a small light brown head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Palate is medium/heavy bodied and watery soft. Medium finish. Overall an interesting beer. The smoked malts are well balanced and the aroma is pleasing. Body is a little too thin for an Impy but it works. shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Light smoke and lactic chocolate malt aroma. Opaque black with minimal head. Sweet milk chocolate malt and light herbal bitter flavor with smoky aftertaste. Very nice blending - body on the lighter side. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Smoky peaty chocolate malt aroma, a little alcohol as it warms. Near black with a small creamy tan head. Smoky meaty, sweet chocolate malt flavor, roasty finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium full body, moderate carbonation. theisti (4175) - Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
500 ml bottle purchased at Andy’s Liquors in Rochester, Minnesota. The pour is an opaque black, with a noisy 1 inch khaki head. The aroma is char roasted malt, paired with light anise, and a dark chocolate. Hint of pine in the back. Nice gentle mix between the smoke and the chocolate. The taste is the char smoke up front on top of roast dark chocolate malt, then finishing with more smokiness. The anise of the nose tastes more like soy which also has some saltiness to it. Alcohol shows in the finish, though the flavor is decently integrated. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, active carbonation, and the dry smoke finish. The smoke added nicely to the character of this beer. Nice one. I liked the other Ölvisholt beer I had in Iceland, good brewer.