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 (4205) - 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. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, coffee/roast, light burnt. Medium-full body, low carbonation, fairly smooth. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a short, foamy brown head. Aroma is strong smoked malt, smoked meats, roasted malt, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste is big smoked malts, smoked meats, caramelized barbecue sauce, roasted malt, dark chocolate and burnt wood. Body is medium-full with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more smoked meats, smoked malt, burnt wood notes, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
(330ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, meat, and grain. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, and some dark fruit.
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2012
No bottling information.GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Appearance: The body is pitch black with a brown creamy head, unfortunately it doesn’t have much retention, still it’s a good looking beer.
Aroma: Smoked meats come to mind first, it’s certainly the prominent aroma but not overpowering, cocoa and roasted malts are in the background. The aroma is balanced well with a nice sweet and smoky side.
Taste: The intro is of cocoa but it quickly becomes a smoky roasty beer with a little alcohol on the finish and perhaps some hints of licorice.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied and syrupy with medium amounts of carbonation that has a sharp twang to it.
Overall: This is a solid beer, hats off to Iceland. I would gladly recommend this smoky, roasty, chocolate beer to anyone, despite my rating.
Bacon bacon bacon aromas. Bacon with a little chocolate. Overall a fantastic smoke beer. glennmastrange (2921) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Moderate toasted and dark bitter chocolate for the malt, resin for the hops, earth for the yeast, with notes of wood and smoke. Head is small, frothy, light brown, with good yet slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft to lively carbonation. Wow, lots of smoke in this beer. Great balance in flavor and a nice feel round this Smoked out nicely. Martinus (4701) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
Jet black colour, tan head. Smoky aroma, dark chocolate, bitter cacao, roasted malts, caramel, leather and light coffee. Flavour bitter roasted malts, touch of sweetness, bitter dark chocolate. Silky, creamy body, finish bitter chocolate, smoke, wood, roasted malts and light liquorice.
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Damn, this is good. They should have called this one earthquake.
(From 33cL Bottle @ Puffin Hotel, Vik, Iceland)
Nose brings forward a hefty amount of smoke along with some roasted meat. Touch of malt in the background. Flavor has some light stout notes behind an avalanche of smoke. A bit of booze. Not a fan.