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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 2161   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Bomber poured an opaque black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, carmel, alcohol, roastiness and hints of dark fruit and licorice. Palate was medium bodied smooth and slightly warming. Flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate, roastiness and dark fruit with a smooth lingering roasty bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5557) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2008
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Brewed 15.2.2007, BB date 15.2.2009. ABV is 7.5%. Black beer, huge chocolate brown coloured head. Lovely aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts / roasted barley. Also notes of woodwork, tobacco and tar. The flavour abounds with coffee (maybe too much?), the finish is very bitter (both from the coffee that has been added to the beer, the roasted barley and the hops). The mouthfeel is still relatively smooth. With all the dominant coffee and bitterness, this is not a stout of the "easy drinking" kind, but a beer to savour and sip slowly, be it for breakfast or any time of the day or night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle: From the locals tasting, though I can’t remember who brought it. Thanks to whomever it was though. Poured a cenobite-black with no head. Immediately, a ridiculous amount of coffee hits the senses and sticks. Chocolate, brown sugar and some subtle hops are present as well. Medium bodied mouth feel, slightly creamy. Big espresso flavor...notes of molasses, brown sugar and chocolate. Good malt backbone to balance it out. Good stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
debianlinux (10) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Oatmeal Coffee Stout. Beer Geek Breakfast. Yes, this beer lives up to its name. I have sampled several bottles of this beer and it never fails to deliver a full throttle palate, high gravity punch, and complex taste. The beer works very well as a wake-and-pour for a late Saturday morning. If you can get your hands on this one do not delay.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2007 bottle sampled at the Kumlinator while talking to Mikkel who just happened to be at the Kulminator that night. Aroma is bold rich depth of dark malts, layered with espresso, malt. Beer poured jet black with only a little head, the stayed around the edges. This beer drinks much bigger than it is. Its flavor is as robust as just about any imperial stout and it only ways in at 7.5% alcohol. Flavors are deep roasted malts along harmoniously placed with caramel, coffee, bitter chocolate, and a healthy doss of American hops. Mouth feel is full and not overpowering. Excellent brew, would love to try a younger bottle to try the coffee at its fullest.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle thanks to a trade with nolankowal. After looking at the appearance and my first sip I would assume this was a Impy stout. Very good aromas of coffee and some chocolate. Tastes fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle. I’m excited about this one... Looks great, really dark pour with a thick tan head. Nose of coffee, dutch cocoa, hops, and smoke. Lots of coffee again. Great balance of smoke and chocolate with the malt and hops. Really close to being an imperial stout, but I think it’s probably better toned back. Medium-full body with lots of small bubbles. Excellent stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Poured nearly jet black with a brown fizzy off-white head. Aroma is of bitter grassy hops, a bit of chocolate, perhaps a touch of dark fruits and plenty of roasted coffee. Flavor is heavy laden with coffee notes, with lots of dry bitter coffee beans dominating the palate. Also present is some grassy hoppiness, perhaps only the slightest note of bitter chocolate, and some light alcohol. Finishes quite bitter and roasty. Body is farily full and quite soft. A rich stout that has well-crafted flavors, though I would have liked some more sweetness to balance the bitterness of the beer. Granted, I take sugar in my coffee, which might explain why the coffee bitterness, though well-executed, seemed somewhat overwhelming to me. Well-made, even if marginally outside my range of preference.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Bottle on 2/16/08. Black pour, creamy, medium, light brown head that settles slowly. The coffee, dark and espresso like, is unmistakable, and ushers in dark chocolate, vanilla, and some pine notes as well. Smooth, rich, full mouthfeel complemented by light carbonation. Roasted malt flavors up front, with bitterness following quickly, but not too excess. Finishes dry without any significant stickiness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (4514) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
Black with brwn creamy head.Taste of rosted malt chocolate and licorice.Full body and well balanced.Flavor is a bit oily.But still a nice beer.


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