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Lava - Ölvisholt Brugghús

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

432 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 34
Gots: 34 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Ölvisholt Brugghús visit their website
Iceland

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The active volcano Hekla is visible from the brewhouse door and occasionally, eruptions are visible from the Ölvisholt farm. The illustration resembles the view from the brewhouse door when an eruption occurs. Full-bodied, pitch black beer with a dense brown head. Richly flavored with notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt and smoke.

(Beer added by: stulowitz on 12-01-2008)
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TJMoney

Arkansas

4.72/5  rDev +14.6%

08-27-2014 04:43:49 | More by TJMoney
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madstoutmonkee

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

This is the first smoked stout I've tried and the flavor was surprising and interesting. It wasn't too thick and the smoke crept up at the finish.

08-26-2014 21:02:26 | More by madstoutmonkee
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-26-2014 04:38:45 | More by Satchboogie
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-21-2014 11:54:35 | More by IPAchris
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Faroveryonder

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

08-19-2014 00:23:17 | More by Faroveryonder
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Big_Dave

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-13-2014 02:57:08 | More by Big_Dave
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cardinals22

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-11-2014 16:29:55 | More by cardinals22
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-11-2014 00:15:59 | More by Knoxrb12
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wethorseblanket

California

4.08/5  rDev -1%

500 ml bottle. From the land of ice.

A: Pours black with a one-inch thick mocha head which fades to a thin cap and rim leaving splotchy lace.

N: Smoke up front, roast, malts, dark chocolate, charred wood, slight peat, damp earth.

T: Smokey and roasty malts, dark chocolate. Well balanced.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Finishes creamy, dry, smokey.

O: Impressed with this one. Well balanced and clean. Try it.

08-06-2014 03:53:15 | More by wethorseblanket
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jledge3

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-03-2014 16:38:31 | More by jledge3
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-31-2014 11:20:52 | More by Ralphs66
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AlvinLin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-28-2014 20:10:39 | More by AlvinLin
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braugon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-21-2014 01:28:47 | More by braugon
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-20-2014 14:13:44 | More by Howlader
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-17-2014 02:48:09 | More by Todd
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stumac

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-12-2014 04:31:06 | More by stumac
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -1.9%

500ml bottle poured into a Stone IRS tulip. Jet black with only the silghtest traces of red along the edge when held up to the light. Solid finger of frothy brown head with moderate retention, that drops down to a chocolate milk like crown. Thick layers of creamy lacing.

The aroma is definitely dominated by smoke. Smoked malts that are almost Scotch-like and kippery. Dark roasted and bitter chocolate along with a woodiness are evident.

The nose is extremely smoky, but the flavor is only moderately. Bitter unsweetened chocolate and dark roasted coffee take over. Heavily roasted and smoked malts. Very little alcohol presence and minimal dark fruity esters. Bitter finish with a touch of smoke.

Low-moderate carbonation and a heavy body. Thick, chewy, but a little more slick than velvety like is typical in the style.

Overall, this is a little rough and likely could improve significantly with age. The finish is a bit too bitter and the mouthfeel isn't as creamy as it should be, but the level of smokiness is executed perfectly. Very savory; if you're unclear on what "umami" is, drink this beer and you'll understand.

07-12-2014 03:02:24 | More by Phocion
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-09-2014 03:10:22 | More by KAF
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-01-2014 12:05:02 | More by PTEdelman
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Chronark

Norway

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-28-2014 16:58:22 | More by Chronark
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-27-2014 19:47:54 | More by sammyg832
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EndersDrift

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-21-2014 09:12:49 | More by EndersDrift
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Woofer

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-19-2014 17:28:24 | More by Woofer
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-15-2014 14:36:39 | More by Erik-P
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-12-2014 07:51:23 | More by jrempel
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Lava from Ölvisholt Brugghús
92 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.