Ölvisholt Lava

Ölvisholt Lava

Rated 3.867 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús

Selfoss, Iceland

Style:  Imperial Stout

9.4% Alcohol by Volume

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Í desember 2008 fór svo fyrsta sending til Svíþjóðar en hún fer á markað á völdum stöðum í byrjun árs 2009. Þar eru á ferðinni þeir kumpánar Skjálfti og Móri en einnig hinn stórbrotni Lava sem er engum líkur. Hann er dekkri en nýstorknað hekluhraun, 9,4% að styrkleika og inniheldur 70% reykt malt sem skilar sér vel í eftirbragði. Þessar vörur munu verða fáanlegar í sænska ríkinu (Systembolaget) og á völdum börum og veitingastöðum. Smoked imperial stout with a thick brown head. Sweet with chocolate and roasted malt in the flavour. The aftertaste is roasted malt, smoke and warming alcohol. Aroma of smoke chocolate and a bit of alcohol.

ID: 34745 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank352
Overall Percentile99.3
Style Rank91 of 1767
Style Percentile94.9
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.040
Weighted Score3.867
Standard Deviation0.304

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  • CYBERCAT 10042 reviews
    rated 4.1 6 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Rich, smoky aroma has an overtone of barbecue and just a hint of caramel. Pours an oily sable with a thick and fine-bubbled, though not long-lasting, tan head. Flavor echoes the roast malt and barbecue-ish notes of the aroma and adds chocolate, molasses, coffee, and a touch of licorice. Firm, smooth texture has a nice fizz and leaves a smoky finish with a bit of an alcohol nip. If you like stouts, you’ll lava this one!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Really nice on the smoke, for better AND worse. The stout is lighter for 9%+ and is totally overshadowed in this beer, but that's ok. Smooth, easy drinking and enjoyable. Mostly smoke (campfire) and roasted grain, touches of anise and coffee. Enjoyed fo sho.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I found this gem at the Gingerman Bar in NYC. This beer was fantastic. A smoked stout, the smoked flavor lingered around and could be found in the nose as well. What a great beer. Big, heavy, and dark as night ... the beer had nice hints of chocolate and coffee. It went well with the smoke.

  • PALEALERIDER 2233 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a large amount of foamy brownish head and has a pitch black appearance. Head leaves a very thin blanket over top. Good lacing. Aromas are of average intensity. Mostly roasted grainy malts, smokey, light coffee, resin hops. Can sort of feel the alcohol in this one, not too strong a taste but still apparent. Has a wood burnt smokey flavour with dark roasted malts, somewhat spicy, earthy hops. Yeasty as well, maybe even a tiny bit of brown sugar. Strong bitterness on the palate. Leaves a puckering warming sensation. medium carbonation, slightly excessive. Full bodied mouthfeel. Not too bad, could not drink more than this bottle though.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.3 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    KnoxBeerCrew tasting beer, another one from my stock, and from Iceland! Black pour, a touch thin, tight tan cap with some lacing. Lightly smoked aroma, semi-sweet chocolates, then a touch more smoke as it warms, toffee, earthy hops. Nice lightly smoked malt flavor with a dark chocolate background, very inviting and fairly rich, still a bit thin but really nice overall.

  • RICHSBEER 1729 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Pours very black with almost no light penetration and the head is frothy and tan and leaves a ton of lacing. The aroma is very smoky and salty with charred malts, cured meat, burnt coffee and burnt chocolate chips. The taste is salty and smoky, cured meat and scorched coffee. Lighter bitterness from the dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is full bodied with soft carbonation and mild bitterness. The booze well hidden. I must note that Porters and Stouts are my least favorite style of beer.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Black color with beige head. Aroma of smoked meat, bacon, ham, and coffee. Flavor is smoked up bacon, ham, licorice. Finish is a bit bitter. Overall a very nice beer if not a bit pricey.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 4.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Very dark, black color with brown thick lip sticking glass lacing foam head. Aroma is dark coffee, roasted nuts and toffee. Taste is bittersweet, thich dark chocolate, smokey. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate. Very. very nice. (Göteborg 201208)

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours very dark brown almost black. Small brown head doesn’t last long, dissipates to a ring around the top. Not much lacing but leaves an oily film. On smelling this a blind man might think someone has put coffee and chocolate in his scotch. Medium body and creamy. The more you drink the better it tastes. Sweet roasted malts, coffee, milk chocolate,licorice and smokey. Overall I would like another.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I would think that stouts would be popular in Iceland being a cold weather country for 5-6 months of the year. This beer is solid black with a thin brown bubbly cap. Smoked malts, coffee, and yeast make up the bulk of the aroma. The flavour is bitter, smoky, and malty. A pretty good stout.

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