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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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tastymug

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-29-2013 18:49:18 | More by tastymug
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-29-2013 00:44:20 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15%

09-26-2013 12:45:15 | More by Bunuelian
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Drew26

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.2%

09-25-2013 13:58:11 | More by Drew26
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hulchris

Greece

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

09-21-2013 16:42:08 | More by hulchris
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15%

09-21-2013 12:05:30 | More by bostonryan
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JayQue

Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%

My first beer from Iceland...very nice. Pours a totally dense brown color with no light getting through...takes a hard pour, but you get a medium size brown (ten fidy colored) brown head. Some lacing and average head retention for such a strong beer.

Smell is excellent, smoky roasted malts and some chocolate. very pleasant. Taste is similar. The smokiness is prominent but not overpowering. Flavor is more of the same. Big smoky malty flavor, some chocolate and a little bit of bitterness in the finish. The smokiness is not overpowering. Just blends in with the other flavors.

Mouthfeel is rich and fairly smooth. There is a very slight bit of alcohol harshness, but not much. Goes down real easy.

An outstanding strong stout.

09-21-2013 01:58:48 | More by JayQue
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Jonbw

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +21.4%

09-18-2013 02:23:13 | More by Jonbw
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sneezye

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +21.4%

09-15-2013 21:18:12 | More by sneezye
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9%

09-15-2013 05:52:22 | More by jaydoc
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15%

09-10-2013 13:45:52 | More by mendvicdog
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danipp

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-09-2013 17:25:18 | More by danipp
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-01-2013 10:14:48 | More by bigred89
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-25-2013 01:35:17 | More by duracell
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Snow81

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-22-2013 04:21:01 | More by Snow81
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

08-20-2013 02:53:06 | More by Dave_Treat
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Arherring

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-19-2013 16:39:55 | More by Arherring
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SimonTja

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-17-2013 13:03:39 | More by SimonTja
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-13-2013 22:44:20 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.59/5  rDev +11.4%

On tap at the Blue Monk, in Buffalo, NY.

Pours black. Not the darkest beer I've ever had, some light might penetrate the liquid, but not much. 3 inch head, mocha-colored, forms on top of the beer.

Smells like roasted malt and chocolate- not much smoke in the aroma.

Much more smoke in the tastes. Sort of a campfire marshmallow taste, with some ash, chocolate. The smoke is restrained, and doesn't take over from the other flavors of chocolate, oak, and a bit of coffee.

Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation as well.

A great find, this wasn't on my radar at all, and I quite enjoyed it. Not the hugest fan of smoked beers usually- this struck a really nice balance for me. The bottle I bought later on was definitely smokier than the on-tap version.

08-11-2013 03:10:30 | More by GreesyFizeek
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-10-2013 16:20:16 | More by pknyc
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kmoen

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-10-2013 06:09:40 | More by kmoen
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-10-2013 06:08:55 | More by BAsbill
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-09-2013 07:27:13 | More by largadeer
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-08-2013 17:22:16 | More by DenisKolkin
Lava from Ölvisholt Brugghús
92 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.