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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 618   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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3.4
MarkoNm (2698) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a pitch black color, topped with a fairly decent beige head. There is a pleasantly smokey aroma, some hints of alcohol and slight roastiness. The taste is very strong, bitter with quite some alcohol. Some coffee notes in the finish, but a bit too strong to be fully enjoyable.

3.8
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Thanks to Jason for sharing this one. Dark brown pour with a thick chestnut colored head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, roast and meat. Flavor follows suite. More smokey as it warms

3.5
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Near black in colour, thin beige head, light lacing. The aroma is very smoky, lots of dark chocolate, coffee, mocha, lots of burnt malts. The flavour is very roasty, lots of smoke, sweet, liquorice, chocolate and coffee. Burnt mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, roasty and burnt, smoky. Pretty big on flavour, packs a lots of smoke in this.

3.7
BrewBoxer (2631) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Draft at Clinton hall. Deep black chocolate roasted color with a malty boozy cider taste. Dessert beer to the most ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
rejtable (2621) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
Ugh. Not for me this one. Up front hit with lively carbonation, and toasted malts, some coffee, maybe a hint of licorice. Middle and back are overwhelming smoke. Bitter smokey aftertaste feels like it’ll last in my mouth all week. Just not my thing I guess. Lots of carbonation. Pours very dark with this bubbly head that dissipates quickly.

4
jimhilt (2609) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Pours a three finger brown head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Midnight black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Smoky, chocolate nose and flavor is similar smoky baked chocolate malts. Best so far from Iceland. $11.30 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer and Wine Wells, Me.

4
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
November 2012. Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Very balanced and complex. Great for a cold day.

4.4
Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2012
In a Delirium glass. Pitch black color with almost a finger of tan head. Looks great. Strong chocolate smell with roasted malt in the background. Hint of burnt wood. Silky/creamy texture. Burnt taste, roasted malt, chocolate and burnt again. Tasty. Low carbonation and a heavier body. Outstanding, a pleasure to have.

3.6
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
500 mL bottle. (bb 14.09.2013). Opaque brown-black, with a nice brown head. Aroma of smoke, sweet something, overripe fruit. Flavour is dominated by smoke and maraschino cherries, with some roast, booze and cocoa. More fruit invades as it warms, to the point that I’m tasting Jolly Ranchers. Needs more roast. A little sweet up front, but there is a boozy bitterness in the finish. Good body. Overall, though, something’s just not working here for me. And it’s not the smoke. The smoke is fine, not too strong. It’s just too fruity. Or something.

3.5
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a nice old black with a resilient beige head. Smell is smoke, coffee and black chocolate. Taste is smoke, coffee, burnt caramel, roast, somewhat salty. Finish is smoke, pinetree, ash, burnt. Lots of lingering smoke. Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Style on the bottle said Smoked Imperial Stout - I felt this lacked complexity for an Imperial Srtout, but it was quite a good smoked beer.


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