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Lava - Ölvisholt Brugghús

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

505 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 53
Gots: 50 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Ölvisholt Brugghús visit their website
Iceland

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stulowitz on 12-01-2008

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.
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Dark smokey beer and 9.4%. Smokiest beer I have ever had, so much so that its like drinking a campfire. That's the best comparison I can make. The taste of the beer goes through so many many flavors ending on a smokey flavor. Don't try drinking a different beer after having the lava. It won't compare and you be left wanting another.

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Lava from Ölvisholt Brugghús
92 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.