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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 615   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maits (332) - ESTONIA - MAR 16, 2017
Black beer with small brown thick head. Aroma is full of chocolate roasted bread, malty. Taste is medium bitter, smokey, light sweet with alcohol taste. Full body, oily texture.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1858) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2017
Ďakujem Zuzka :) Pours in black oily body with medium brown head with short retention. Aroma has roasty profile upfirst and is followed by coffee, grainy sweetness, toasty, background chocolate. Taste has medium earthy bitterness with smokey sweetness with alcohol warmness in the after taste. Body is slick, full, oily texture, noticiable alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (894) - FINLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle from iceland. Black with not much head. Smoky, coffee, dark fruits, rich texture. Some sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4925) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle shared at pre-THT. Black with small beige head. Roasted malts, light cow dung, some smoke, dark chocolate, dead leaves, touch of marzipan, light grass and herbs, brown sugar. Medium sweet and bitter. Bit over medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (972) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours a large amount of foamy brownish head and has a pitch black appearance. Head leaves a very thin blanket over top. Good lacing. Aromas are of average intensity. Mostly roasted grainy malts, smokey, light coffee, resin hops. Can sort of feel the alcohol in this one, not too strong a taste but still apparent. Has a wood burnt smokey flavour with dark roasted malts, somewhat spicy, earthy hops. Yeasty as well, maybe even a tiny bit of brown sugar. Strong bitterness on the palate. Leaves a puckering warming sensation. medium carbonation, slightly excessive. Full bodied mouthfeel. Not too bad, could not drink more than this bottle though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (3282) - ESTONIA - NOV 27, 2016
330ml bottle. Black beer, small beige head. Nose is smoke, tar, roast, chocolate, burned notes, malt. Flavor is sweet, burned and roasty, dark chocolate. Finishes with tar, coffee, smoke, roasty acidity, . Tarry retronasals and lingerin warm alcohol. Lighter palate than I’d expect from a smoked istout. More burned than smokey, but pretty nice nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1873) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle. BB 05.06.2019. Pours really dark brown with big-bubbled (not too attractive) beige head. Lovely aroma: smoky, thick and sweet, autumn apples, Tastes sweet and malty, roast and overripe autumn apple sweet sourness. Velvety smooth on the palate. Carbonation near minimum. So easy-drinking despite the somewhat harsh finish which goes well with the overall character. Correction: as it warms, the harsher it gets! And alcoholic. And that’s not pleasant. A (relatively) quick drinking Imperial Stout that is. Good, still good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_persik (725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 17, 2016
Black colour, small head. Aroma of roasted malted, smoke, chocolate, coffee, biscuit, vanilla, hops. Sweet bitter taste with medium hoppy bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice smoked stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1876) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with small brown head. Aroma: smoked fish skin, roasted, dark dried plums, coffee, hay. Taste: smoked malts, weak sweetness with sourness, some bitterness, well farmed raddish, coffee, dark chocolate. Everything is like good but something is bothering in that beer. Full body. Bitter.roasted finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (1192) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2016
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, toasted bread, malts, some coffee, light sweetness, chocolate cake, some bitterness. Taste is mild, chocolate, muffins, cream, some toast, oily, dark coffee, chocolate caramel pudding. Some smokiness comes out in aftertaste but is rather humble. Nice beer!


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