Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 617   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (48154) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle 330ml.
Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, light burnt, smoke - meat, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, peat - wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100109]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44223) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36935) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes roasted malt, tar, rope, and smoke. The flavor is very sweet, a bit too much, with strong notes of smoke, roasted malt, alcohol, tar, and some fruit. The finish is roasted with smoke lingering. Maybe it should be put down for some time for the sweetnes to reside.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27737) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Malmö. Rating #7000. Black coloured with a fast disappearing beige head. Roasted aroma of smoke with notes of liquorice and fruits. Roasted flavour of fruits and liquorice with notes of smoke and hops. Dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2009
[email protected] Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Pitch black colour, big brown head. Aroma is leather, roasted malts, coffee and some smoked wood. Flavour is tar, smoked wet wood, coffee, mild caramel and toffee. Bunch of licorice, vanilla and also some slight fruity notes in the background. Aftertaste is licorice, vanilla and a lot of smoked wet wood. Pretty much got all the elements needed. WHOA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25814) - 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 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Black and opaque with a dense light brown head. Aroma of vanilla and hard roasted malt. Quite full-bodied with hard roasted malts - very sweet - vanilla and a touch of peaty smoke. Prune accents also. Some malt bitterness in the finish. Nice one. 260309

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (24797) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Bottled at Sorbon, Bromma, Stockholm. When I first saw the info I thought that this must surely be a joke. An unknown Icelandic smoked Imperial stout available at a suburban pub (although well reknown) in Stockholm. As I figured that the worst thing thatcould happen was that I lost 1 hour by going the wrong direction on the metro and then drank a good beer I’ve already tried I decided to test the truth in the rumour. When I saw the Lava bottle on the counter I was almost shocked. After ordering it I found out it was the last they had, so I had to grab another beer while waiting for the bottle on display to chill a couple of degrees.

Whe finally sampled it poured pitch black with a fair sized beige head. the aroma of sugary and chocolatey. It was sweet and velvetty soft, near full bodied and always non-intrusive. Lightly fruit with warming peppery alcohol coming through the thick layers of sweet chocolate. The smoke is very subtle, but adds a further dimension. Perhaps it’s too sweet, but the warmth and beautiful softness makes it a perfect winter warmer (and the beer that would suit most days in Iceland, at least in imagination.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24316) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
31st March 2013
Tasting at ChrisOs. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Softish palate, a little dry. Mild dark malt. Tangy dark fruits and mellow smoke. There is a light sweetness to this beer. Comes together quite well. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle at The Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, great recommendation from staff. Very dark brown, small brown head. Aroma of French roast coffee. Taste is dark cocoa with a burnt edge. Subtle and complex. Great stuff.

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