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%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Poured thick and dark, one finger of head that lasts a while, clings to the sides of the glass. Smell is smoked malt, hint of chocolate. Taste is roasted chocolate and smoke. Pretty great brew, especially if you like smoked beers. Not too much if you don't. I'll get another to lay down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle and served in my NB Worthy glass: Pours a very deep brown hue with a mostly lasting head and spotty lace, some oily legs. The aroma is earthy and shows moderate use of smoked malts, some chocolate, roast and black malts along with black pepper, a liquorice dark fruit and tobacco like esters. The taste is actually nicely balance, not too heavy on the smoke and you can indeed taste the imperial stout character of sweet and charred malts, a bit woody and even a touch of espresso like bitterness. The mouth feel is lush and oily, medium to heavy bodied. The alcohol is somewhat hidden leading to an as expected ashy finish. I really like this and would buy more. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (902) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Pitch black smoked imperial stout, pours slowly, with an oily feeling. Head is medium for a stout, with decent retention, and it’s a very nice chocolate brown color. A dessert aroma: chocolate, coffee, smoke, prunes, a touch of hops, quite medicinal. Taste is aggressive, roasted malt, coffee, wood charcoal, smoke, brown sugar and a strong hop aftertaste. Great representative of its class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of chocolate and toasted grains with a slight smokey undertone. Taste is rich and sweet with a little dryness throughout and some smokiness in the finish, but not really overpowering. Creamy on the palate, full bodied and soft carbonation. Overall an excellent beer and pretty good imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2088) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2012
Appearance: Very dark brown, good amount of dark tan head. Aroma: Vary dark malt, dark cherries, roasted. Toasted nuts. Taste: Burnt, toasted. Leather, coffee, and heaps of malt. Very nice. Info: 500ml bottle, 21/4-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5369) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2012
500ml bottle in a wine glass. Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma of a little roasted malts and smokiness, but mainly like cola and chocolate. Flavor stronger on the malts and smokiness. Smooth, slightly oily texture. A pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7687) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2012
Tallahassee, FL - New Leaf Market - 500 ml bottle. Dark black as tar pour with a ring of light brown lacing. Nice smoky aroma with hints of pipe tobacco and licorice. Flavor matches the intensity of the aroma. Roasty, smoky flavor, not meaty smoky, but can still feel the presence of the smoke. Some chewing tobacco notes, a bit of saltiness, some black coffee notes. Rich, creamy mourthfeel. Good one to keep warm by the fire in Iceland I’m sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
(Bottle 22/04-2012) Low brown head, black color, light roasted smoke aroma, soft co2, full body, balanced smoke taste. BB date 14.03.2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3734) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle grabbed at Gingerman enjoyed on my couch. Pours black with thin beige head. Nose of cola. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, cola, vanilla, woody, and smoke. Nice brew grabbed randomly didn’t know top Iceland beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1113) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Pours deep brown/black. Little tan head, dissipating to a mm oil slick. Nose of Leather, rum, chocolate, figs, and cherry skins. Nice mouthfeel, needs some aging to bring down some carbonation. Dry and salty. With a similar finish. I really don’t get a whole lot of smoke off of this. Some sours fruit, a bit of cocoa and yeast flavours. It’s reasonably constructed but I don’t get a whole lot of depth. Certainly no sweetness. It’s obvious that I liked it, but it’s an imperial stout and I’ve tried others which didn’t mention smoke; and were smokier. Re-rate 4 year old bottle. Carbonation settled a bit. Still very spritzy. Smoke has opened up. More into an even overall roasty quality. Loads more coffee flavour. A general mild burnt note with hop tart. I had originally coveted this bottle. The experiment was hit and miss. Still it’s a very good bottle of beer. 7/4/7.5/4/15

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