Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Aged 2 months in Schotch Islay whiskey barrels
Carbonation level: Medium
Editors note: Brewed by Mikkeller at Ngne , Norway.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle @ Tre sm rum shared with Daje. Pitch black, thin espresso head. Smells of smoke, tar, islay whisky and coffee. Taste is islay whisky POW. Tar, harbour, peat. Very masculine tastes i guess. Some sweetness but not much. Extremely oily feel. Almost like tar. Finish has some bitterness. I maybe think Mikkel has overpowed this a bit with the islay feel. Where is the expensive coffee flavour i ask myself. Its a fantastic beer, but the dominant tastes is of islay whisky, not coffee.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle shared with my man Beer2000, thanks mate! :-) Pours an onyx black, oily body with a small, grey/white-ish head, surprisingly enough. Still looking very good. The aroma, however, blows my socks off! Sooo smokey and tar-like, with lots of coffee and hints of ashes, wood, peat, whiskey and dark chocolate. Really, really awesome. Taste comes almost as close, with strong Kopi Lowak tones flanked by tar, leather, ashes, whiskey, peat and lots of smokey notes. Absolutely great blend! Body is semi-oily, full and nice. This is truly the best whiskey-oriented beer Ive ever had, and a must if you like coffee, stouts and whiskey. This one pretty much has it all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geokkjer (7331) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle.Pours black with a beige head.Aroma of peat, roasted malt, coffee and caramel.Flavor is sweet and peated with some caramel , roast, and coffee.Full body, soft carbonation.Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2011
Medium dark brown head. Opaque black body. Smoky whisky and citric hop aroma with earthy roasty chocolate notes. Dry-sweet intensely toffeeish chocolate and smoky whisky taste with earthy alcohol notes. Full-bodied. Mild, soft, round mouthfeel. Dry citric hoppy smoky whisky aftertaste with sooty chocolate and earth notes. Excellent! The prominence of the hops and alcohol are the only real minuses here. (0.5l bottle.)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle 500ml (Batch #415) shared courtesy of meilby. Pours pitch black with average light brown, mostly lasting head. Aroma is distinctly whisky from the Islay district, smoke, coffee and hint of chocolate. Taste is sweet, and lightly bitter with a long ending similar to drinking whisky. Full body, oily, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle 500ml (Batch #415) @ home
Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. Aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate, smoke, licorice, oak and alcohol (Islay whiskey). Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long smoke islay whiskey finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
pitch dark, smoorh light brown head. Pezt, roasted brains, coffee, hops , wood in the aroma. Flavor is sweet malty, roasted stuff, coffee, licorice, whiskey, caramel, peat smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5276) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has a lot of peated medicin, coffee and roast. Black coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is sweet, bitter and has a lot of iodeine, some chocolate, coffee, roast. Way too much medicin for me, lacking the balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
Bottled. Dark color, short head. Aroma of peat, overwhelming peat. Dry, islay. A bit too much of the all the peat for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4444) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle @ caesar. Black colour, beige head. Aroma is whiskey, roasted malts, peat. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, whiskey, peat. Quite harsh.

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