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Lava - Ölvisholt Brugghús

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

505 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 505 | Reviews: 176
Photo of akttr
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Dude_710
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber. Very good smoked RIS. Not overly smokey, but just enough to add to the beer not subtract from it.The smoke and the body hide the 9.4% abv very nicely.

Photo of Westyn
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of evianIPA
2.49/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle from Vinhusid Reykjavik, December 2014. Best before 08.10.17

First impressions...BACON LIQUORICE!

A - Opaque black with tan crema
S - Sweet medicinal/liquorice aromas, touch of alcohol and bacon
T - Liquorice and bacon with an alcoholic finish
M - Surprisingly light, with soft lingering finish
O - I was wowed initially, as I both love smoked beers and stout, but I'm less wowed with each sip. A nice idea, but fairly one dimensional. Possibly better with age and could certainly do with more body, bitterness and malt.

Photo of T-34-85
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdix106
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of szmnnl99
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of TTTBeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Moses13
2.84/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of bigaddy
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Daniellehto
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of fourstringer
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 0.5L bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Stamped a cryptic 20:59C3L038/12.

A: Very dark brown body on the pour and opaque black in the glass. 1/2 finger of mocha-colored head. Ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Roasted malts with notes of woody smoke, toasted almonds, dark chocolate, coffee. Trace raisin.

T: Tangy, smoky malts open and persist throughout. A touch of bacon at times. A cacao-type bitterness slowly builds to a fairly dry finish. Alcohol presence is well hidden for 9.4% ABV. Lingering tobacco, dark chocolate, roasted malt and smoke in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with a medium body for style. Slightly prickly, but overall nice.

O: Nicely balanced imperial stout with a tasteful degree of smoke. Rich, but very drinkable. Color me impressed.

Prost!

Photo of capes
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Flounder57
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A two finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Smokey, caramel, molasses, roasty, chocolate, warm alcohol, and bready malts.

Taste: Nice smoked malts, molasses, caramel, leather, chocolate, roasty, a little soy, dark fruits, alcohol, and bready malts. More flavors opened up as the beer warmed up.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, smokey, low to medium carbonation, a little chewy, and deceiving warm alcohol.

Overall: I think I enjoyed this one more on draft. Still a solid and smoked imperial stout. I'll definitely revisit this one again.

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

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