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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Danish: Denne imperial oatmeal stout er brygget med den vietnamesiske kaffesort Ca Pe Chon, som er en af verdens dyreste kaffesorter. Ca Pe Chon kaffen er lavet af afføringen fra væseldyr. De sydøstasiatiske dyr spiser kun de bedste og mest modne kaffebønner. Enzymer i deres fordøjelsessystem hjælper til at nedbryde bønnerne. Herefter indsamles afføringen som indeholder de hele bønner og bruges til væselkaffen. Kaffen har en kraftig smag og en endnu kraftigere aroma. Nogle mener endda, at kaffen øger sexlysten!
En Imperial Oatmeal Stout brygget på: Vand, malt, humle, gær og vietnamesisk ca phe chon kaffe. Lagret på cognac tønder.

English: The recipe for this beer is as simple as a child’s finger painting: you take one of the world’s highest rated beers – that’s the one called Brunch – and then you let it splash about in a totally fresh cognac barrel for three months. After that it’s a question of out of the barrel, into a bottle and off you go.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2012
Looks pitch black in the glass with just a bit of brown head on the edges. Compared to the original cognac has come and taken over the aroma. Some hints of roasted malt and coffee can be found underneath. Aroma is good but perhaps not as good as the original’s. Flavour is dark fruity, roasted and has plenty of cognac again. Pleasantly bitter finish. Thick and oily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (938) - Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2012
Appearance is pitch black with a deep brown/mocha head. Nose consists of chocolate, berries, layers of chocolate. The sugary cherry and alcohol of cognac make their way forward as this warms. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee, Kopi Luwak and its berries, but not a terrible amount of cognac. This really breaks apart as it warms. Mouthfeel is coating and thick. really hits the sweet spot. Overall I expected a disappointment, but this one has quite a bit to offer despite the price. Still, I’d rather have the base beer as this one doesn’t really have enough cognac, or well integrated cognac, to recommend it for $15 per 25cL.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3423) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2012
Nip bottle. Appearance: Black pour with red shades, small brown head that recedes quickly. Aroma: Red grapes, wood, chocolate, flaked oats, spices and fresh coffee. Incredibly complex. Taste: Coffee bitterness, chocolate sweetness and red grape tartness. Palate: Oily mouthfeel, rich yet light bodied and low carbonation. Like a fin red wine. Overall: Way better than the harsh orginal brunch weasel. After several Mikkeller disapointments, I had low expectations. Nice surprise.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle poured into snifter. I really loved the regular Mikkeller Brunch but the cognac just made this beer a little bit better. The cognac/coffee didn’t really jump out at me in the aroma, though it was there, but the flavor was really dynamite. Outstanding!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
25 cl bottle @ lusikka, no BBE info
Aroma has some vanilla, roastiness and coffee. Flavour has some stinging alcohol, some vanilla, and roastiness. Rather close to the calvados edition, but this has less stinging alcohol and lacks the sweet apple notes. Still, worse than the original.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
250 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and some floral notes. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, wood, sweet dark fruits and dark chocolate. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty finish with alcohol and vanilla. Better than the Calvados version.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6494) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
25 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, peat, mild bourbon notes, vanilla and some berries. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malts, ash dry chocolate, mild fruity notes, peat, syrup notes and some bilberries. A lot alike the calvados edition, nothing much to add. Maybe not as agressive on the alcohol front.
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4009) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
250ml bottle from Drink Shop, Tallinn

Pours pitch black with a tiny sticky brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, oak and hints of cognac. Taste is roasted and smooth with hints of coffee, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Finish is roasted and slick with hints of cognac and vanilla. Quite tasty, but still not as good as the original.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3048) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2012
19-APR-2012, bottle @ and from Sonni. Black with lasting brown head. Cognac nose with brown sugar and toast. Perhaps not the most complex of stouts, but just so smooth and tasty. Almost as good as the original.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1250) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 A - pours thick pitch black. Thick and syrupy with no head. S - strong aromas of cognac/port first and foremost. Notes of coffee, deep dark chocolate, molasses. Hints of M - strong bodied very oaky/smokey coffee stout. T - strong dark coffee and sweet cognac up front. Coffee, dark chocolate, oak on the palate. Lingering smokey, sweet dark malts. Hint of bacon. O - good strong imperial stout. Cognac version is not as good as regular. 8-


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