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Lava - Ölvisholt Brugghús

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92
outstanding

417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 33
Gots: 31 | 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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mcrago

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-26-2013 23:02:31 | More by mcrago
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-24-2013 19:10:44 | More by foxyaardvark27
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aquazr1

California

4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a small tulip, on-tap at Papago.

A - Pours an oil black with a short, tan colored head.

S - Roasted malts with chocolate, very inviting.

T - Picking up more of the chocolate with some hints of coffee and smoke.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation.

A really good beer. The flavors are complex and I kept picking up different nuances along the way.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2013 20:08:04 | More by aquazr1
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-16-2013 19:47:13 | More by ncstateplaya
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-13-2013 22:54:29 | More by dvmin98
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-13-2013 02:34:45 | More by DersOne
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-08-2013 03:08:55 | More by emerge077
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-06-2013 20:09:06 | More by Sparky44
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-06-2013 02:59:14 | More by petermethot
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francisweizen

Alaska

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-01-2013 16:45:43 | More by francisweizen
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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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
Lava from Ölvisholt Brugghús
92 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.