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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4236) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7264) - 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 (7104) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8620) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pour out of 250 mL bottle, thanks Josh for the pour! Thick oily black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark chocolate, nice sweet cognac, nice coffee notes, slight roast, milky notes, touch of roasted malts. Taste is a nice mix of big, bitter coffee, nice cognac and sweet fruit notes complement into a woody middle, slight oak, finishing fairly sweet but dry. Very tasty, though I do prefer the regular version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
The pour is opaque black with little to no head. The nose is nice but a bit too cognac oriented, dark chocolate, black strap molasses, earthy and woodsy, grape skins, light coffee notes, and wisps of alcohol. The flavor reminds me more of the beer geek breakfast with more roasted notes, cedar hops, a\plenty of dark chocolate and molasses, grape skins, and some toasted almonds. The palate is full, less than lively, very velvety, and chewy. The finish is still rich with molasses, grape skins, some cedar, and toasted almonds. This one was nice with all the richness and balancing complexities but the grape notes were a bit prominent and hid a few some of the original character. Nice IS but not worth the incredible price tag.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1765) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. Oily black with a thin, tan head. Cognac on the nose. There’s lots going on in the flavour. Roasted coffee, burnt toast. A lovely vanilla edge brought to by the oak. A fairly rampant booze burn permeates the whole experience. Totally delicious.

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!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1364) - Portland, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
25cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, from Geers Oostakker, very complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!


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