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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%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2585) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (2560) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2522) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, roast, ash, light soy, suage Taste is smoke, roast, light sweet notes, soy. Decent bitternes and quite carbonated

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2455) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle. Big thanks to skinnyviking! Richly dark tan head that doesn’t last long, and nearly black hue with brown edging. Very roasty aroma with chocolate and smoked peat. Flavor has very dark bittersweet chocolate, light earth and peat. Less smokey in the flavor, but really nice. Medium body and finishes roasted and dry. Nice brew!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (2453) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Like drinking a kielbasa, one of the better smoked stouts out there. A nice smoke balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (2450) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2429) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
500 ml bottle from trade with rebekah. Thanks. Pours a dense black color with a small tan head that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is earthy with roasted grains, dark fruits and smoked malts. The flavor is a big blast of smoke, with raisins, dates, licorice and earthy hops. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long with lingering smoke, dark fruits and a bit of acidity. Overall: Finally I get the Iceland tick, yahoo, and its a respectable smoked beer too--double bonus. Very nice quaff, it makes me wonder why more breweries don’t try making smoked stouts. The world would be a better place if they did.


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