Lava - Ölvisholt Brugghús
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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
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
Lava from Ölvisholt Brugghús
92 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.