Lava - Ölvisholt Brugghús
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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
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
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
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
Lava from Ölvisholt Brugghús
92 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.