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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Í desember 2008 fór svo fyrsta sending til Svíþjóðar en hún fer á markað á völdum stöðum í byrjun árs 2009. Þar eru á ferðinni þeir kumpánar Skjálfti og Móri en einnig hinn stórbrotni Lava sem er engum líkur. Hann er dekkri en nýstorknað hekluhraun, 9,4% að styrkleika og inniheldur 70% reykt malt sem skilar sér vel í eftirbragði. Þessar vörur munu verða fáanlegar í sænska ríkinu (Systembolaget) og á völdum börum og veitingastöðum.

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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3.9
BVery (11394) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bomber from MGM Burnsville. Dark thick pour with a tan head. Licorice, chocolate, and slight roast coffee in this. Good dense palate. Really good stuff.

3.9
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
Dark near black pour with fair brown head. Nose had notes of campfire and cocoa whereas the flavor was more roasty and dry chocolate. Fairly creamy body. Really enjoyable, but I don’t think it’s quite worth $12/bottle.

3.9
iammarc (382) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2013
330ml bottle from Vínbúðin, Reykjavik. Thick, smokey aroma. Roasty taste, caramel and nut notes. Medium body. Very tasty.

3.9
Holmen1 (6575) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
Fra flaske på Tap1 mai-13: ret fed og saftig, og den diskrete bruken av røgmalt forsterker dette. Meget rund og velsmagende, og med en riktig blød eftersmag. Islandsk kvalitetsøl på øverste hylde.

3.9
hag14 (110) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - JUN 24, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Visited the Ölvisholt Brewery in the South of Iceland where Lava was the final beer sampled. Very dark and rich in flavour with strong hints of coffee and chocolate.

3.9
Ron (4216) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
On tap at the Blue Monk in Buffalo after moving Kara to her new apartment yesterday. It pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. The nose is smoke, charcoal, dark fruit, berry and earth The taste is soft roasted malt, dark fruit, berry, light smoke, light jam, soft bitterness, coffee and well hidden-alcohol with a smooth, dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and silky. Really tasty and well balanced. Well crafted indeed.

3.9
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Draft at blue monk. Dark black pour. Sweet Chocolate aroma with wisps of smoke. Full bodied. Heavy roast, lots of chocolate, smoke starts to show as it warms. Very nice stout

3.9
MrTipple (6580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle in Microbar Reykjavik. Smoked chocolate, buy high alcohol content very noticeable. Very tasty Imperial Stout.

3.9
Holy (897) - GERMANY - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle gifted by a whiskey expert from a previous excursion around the world. Smokey, bitter - gets better as it warms up...

3.9
PapaSkeetSkeet (1011) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Dark chocolate brown, glints of garnet at edges. Aroma of smoke and toasted bread crust. Flavor is a restrained smokiness with dusty malt sweetness, some chalk and peanut shells. Earthy hops, slight tree sap in bitterness. A yummy balanced beer. Medium-heavy palate.


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