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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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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-09-2014 18:05:46 | More by morebeergood
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warpedrevolution

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-31-2014 03:57:09 | More by warpedrevolution
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-19-2014 14:33:14 | More by jmccraney
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-13-2014 18:02:08 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Jlang2012

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-08-2014 16:19:33 | More by Jlang2012
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-05-2014 15:47:23 | More by waiting4lunch
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archero

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-05-2014 05:56:22 | More by archero
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-28-2014 02:20:36 | More by nosavingsaccount
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TheBullsHorn

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%

This is a beer that plays on the enjoyability that touch of smoke can add. Prominent flavors of chicory, coffee bean, cocoa nibs, and a slight ashiness are complimented by flavors of overripe fruit. The smoke is present but not overpowering and doesn't seem to linger but fades into a soy sauce/ umami flavor. For a smoked beer, this is quite balanced (like the way the overall sweetness is offset by the ashy bitterness),providing a nice depth among dominant flavors.

04-26-2014 02:58:25 | More by TheBullsHorn
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -1%

Poured a black body with one finger khaki colored head with minor lace and a mostly smoked malt aroma with some roasted, dark chocolate notes as well. Love the dark chocolate sweeetness in the beer as it keeps the mostly smoked (not meaty) , roasted malts that comprise the body of the beer. Beer is not only well balanced but has smoothness to it that is almost slick and there is even a hint of some dark fruit like figs or raisins in there. All around simple but well executed beer.

04-25-2014 15:12:35 | More by clayrock81
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xos

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-18-2014 10:11:34 | More by xos
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Mphis

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-16-2014 03:29:54 | More by Mphis
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-11-2014 19:05:48 | More by SkinniePost
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ale207

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-29-2014 14:29:35 | More by ale207
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Badger6

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

750mL into a snifter.

A: Deep black pour, deep brown head receded quickly to a think layer not he surface.

S: Smokey, roast malts. Hints of dark chocolate.

T: Immediately smokey in the front. Roasted malts follow in quickly, slightly bitter finish with hints of chocolate and booziness. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

M: Very velvety mouthfeel, medium body with light carbonation. Slightly warm at the finish form the alcohol.

O: Not a fan of smoked beers, because so many are too smokey and taste like a wood fire in your mouth. Not this. Nicely smoked, distinct on the nose, but subtle and complementary in the taste. The smoke beautifully combines with the roasted malts. Really fine imperial stout, and unique flavor.

03-27-2014 00:22:55 | More by Badger6
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dbkdev

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-16-2014 02:45:04 | More by dbkdev
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420Rick

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-13-2014 18:58:04 | More by 420Rick
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%

Appearance: jet black with a bit of crimson around the edges when held to light. A sparse mocha head.
Smell: as advertised smoke is front and center with a rich semi-sweet chocolate foundation. Pleasant and interesting.
Taste: profile is much like the nose though the layers of smoke and chocolate are more blended.
Mouthfeel: full and creamy.
Overall: really dug this stout. Smoke and chocolate worked. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice job.

03-11-2014 22:57:08 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-09-2014 23:03:27 | More by woodchip
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javahead71

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-09-2014 15:59:25 | More by javahead71
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Stoutmeister

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-09-2014 14:35:53 | More by Stoutmeister
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-09-2014 08:18:14 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-03-2014 03:48:33 | More by Zonian1
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-02-2014 16:56:50 | More by SaxmanRick
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drew74

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-26-2014 22:45:36 | More by drew74
Lava from Ölvisholt Brugghús
92 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.