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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 2021   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Recent batch of this has been brewed by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø. Has also been brewed at Gourmetbryggeriet, Denmark. From 2013, brewed at Lervig.

English: An oatmeal stout with 25.0% oat-based ingredients and a nice touch of gourmet coffee. A beer that goes extremely well with breakfast.
Ingredients : Water, malt (pils, oat, smoked, caramunich, brown, pale chocolate and chocolate), roasted barley, flaked oats, hops (centennial and cascade), ale yeast and gourmet coffee.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle. Oatmeal, dark chocolate (semi-sweet) aroma. Not overly sweet. Fully opaque, black body. Brown head that is quickly eroding. No flaws. Dry, chocolate, coffee. Not overly high in alcohol. Frankly underwhelming for 100 percentile beer. Overrated.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
pours jet black with a thick tan head that doesn’t seem to want to fade, and leaves thick sheets of lacing. huge coffee nose, with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and just the slightest hint of grassy hops. more big coffee taste, but more subdued, with the chocolate coming out more, and the hops playing a bigger role. even a note of some cherry esters and bready flavors. quite complex taste. fairly bitter finish, but very pleasant and not harsh at all. medium to full bodied, with a silky mouthfeel, and plenty of the right kind of carbonation for a stout. very much as complex and full flavored as the imperial stouts i normally enjoy. i wish this was more readily available. a nearly perfect stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3676) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2007
0.66 L. Pitch black with a medium-sized, lasting head. Aroma is dark chocolate, charred wood and coffee grounds. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee with slightly sourish milk, and a woody-earthy char mix. Excellent balance of bitter and sweet flavors. Palate is medium-heavy bodied and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Two words: Over rated! Bottled. Poured black with a dark brown head. Looking good and tasty so far. Aroma ah man just some big hoppy acidic coffee. Flavor was chaulky, very little coffee, acidic, and had some chocolate notes. Had a grassy finish. Very mediocre. Lose the acidic taste and pump in more coffee please.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Very strong coffee smells and pours dark black with little head. Complex flavors are all over this stout with a very heavy mouthfeel. It was almost as if I was chewing on this one. A little raising and a little chocolate with some sprinkles of oatmeal make this a complete meal. This is a very good stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Sweet oatmeal, coffee, coco, and dark chocolate aroma. Very nice. The flavor however is less than the aroma promises. I know this is a stout and not an imperial stout but that aroma had me believing otherwise. The flavor is more basic with lots of coffee and roasted grain. Not as complex as I imagined but still good. Body was too thin for what I was expecting. A good brew, but I don’t know if it is worth all the hype.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2007
The aroma was strong coffee and dark fruit with a roasty and grassy component. The expresso coffee ruled the day and coupled with the roast, dark chocolate and raisin characteristics in the background led to a complex and interesting aroma. The beer poured into the glass pitch black with a ruby highlight and a dark brown frothy head which fell slowly and coated the glass from start to finish. The flavor was ultra smooth and silky with espresso coffee and roasted malts in excellent balance with nice chocolate and caramel. Raisins lurked in the flavor and that same nice grassy nature was present from the hops. The bittering was strong yet restrained by the malt. The finish was dry, but not bone dry, with lasting impressions of grass, coffee, chocolate and roast. The body was full and heading toward viscous with a less than moderate level of carbonation and an ultra smooth, silky and creamy texture on the palate. Some light alcohol presence was noted in the warming that occurred post consumption. This is a certainly an excellent and well made stout! 16.9 ounce bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2008 Bottle at home (thanks yngwie) Deep solid black ... with a thick brown head ... toasted malts and dark chocolate nose ... Thiner than i expected ... but lots of coffee and roast malts ... suprisingly little bitterness...Little sweetness in front with a charcoal roast linger with a nice piney burst of hops. tk2 side with brew dog coffee. Nose is a bit smoother and more hoppy ... quite burnt coffee quite hoppy in back ground... but actually remarkarbly simelar

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle from kmweaver and shared with the KC Crew at theisti’s tasting 10/12. Pours jet black with a thin creamy mocha head; a beautiful stout. Big coffee on the nose with lesser notes of chocolate and roasted malt. Medium-bodied and slick with a dry, roasted finish. The flavor follows the nose with solid fresh coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and a dry, mildly bitter hop finish. This is a remarkably well-made and well-balanced coffee stout. After a few run-ins with examples of the style that taste like 2-day-old, soggy Maxwell House grounds, this beer, along with Blind Tigers Java Porter have opened my eyes to how good they CAN be. Thanks again for sending this one, Ken!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very dense, almost syrupy & oil like jet black with a generous beige head. Lots of coffee and roasted malts in the aroma, with some dark chocolate notes. Flavor, as expected, was heavy on the coffee/espresso, roasted malts with an inkling of some bitterness. somewhat on the sweet side. Very smooth and very easy to drink.


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