Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Aged 2½ months in Schotch Islay whiskey barrels
Carbonation level: Medium
Editor’s note: Brewed by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø, Norway.

Belgo's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle. Obviously the packaging means nothing to the quality of the beer inside, but damn, this is one fine looking bottle with the capsule covered in off white wax. Completely black with a fine espresso coloured head that is very impressive and lasting for a beer with this alcohol content. The aroma is packed with Islay whisky notes of tar, Lapsang Souchon tea, seawater and peat smoke. Combine this with classic stout notes of coffee, chocolate and liqourice and add a generous amount of hops and you’re there! Big and surprisingly velvety on the palate. This beer does contain noticeable amounts of residual sugar, but for once this doesn’t make the beer cloying but instead gives it incredible balance vis a vis the bitterness from the hops and the acidity from the roasted malts and the coffee. An outstanding beer that I may re-rate at a later stage and I wouldn’t be surprised if it scores even higher then.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (2156) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle. Black in colour, creamy beige head. Aroma is mainly Islay whisky with roastiness, chocolate from stout. In taste sweetish, smoky with coffee aftertaste. Full bodied, oily, creamy, soft carbonation, finish was sweetish. Something for the fans of Islay, because it on the first plan here, still really tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2255) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Sampled from 0.5 l bottle. Sweetish, malty and rather peaty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, ash and iodine. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty and slightly peaty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, ash, tar and some iodine, followed by a medium long, slightly roasty-bitter, moderately peaty finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17704) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Intensiv röstig süßer Antrunk. Dunkel, wenig herb. Alkoholnoten. Langer Nachhall. 10/10/11/11/10/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17277) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
50cl bottle. Fast schwarze Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch torfig röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, sehr torfig, Teer, bitter röstmalzig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (631) - - SEP 26, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, oak, peaty, alcohol, nuts, fruity Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, chocolate, cherry, peaty, coffee, earthy, licorice, alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (781) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
Rauchig medizinsche Aromen & Flavours, Malz und eine permanente Schwere zeichnen dieses, trotzdem samtige Schwergewicht aus. Trotzdem nicht so aussergewöhnlich wie erhofft. MIKKELLER BAR Aarhus. 0,2/65 DKK. Tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1800) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 24, 2016
backlog. green bottle. Pitch black with a brown head. Peaty aroma along with chocolate, mocha, roast. Creamy and velvety mouthfeel. Extremely nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eXORRO (150) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Nice beige head, quickly dissapearing. Aroma full of chocolate, coffee, roast, vanilla, soy sauce, licorice, woody, whisky. Fantastic. Very sweet taste with alcoholic finish. Full of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Full bodied. Alcohol 10.9% is very well hidden. Carbonation medium leveled. Awesome Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is iodine, peat, chocolate, wood, molasses. Flavor is chocolate, peat, wine, whiskey. Finish is oldish, woody, salty. Lingering dark grapes. Full body, velvety mouthfeel and weak carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle brought back by Steve and Mel from Copenhagen. Dark brown with a dark mocha head that settles down to a thin film. Very smooth, bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt, a nice islay presence with a warming booziness - if scotch isn’t your thing probably not going to like this unless you let it age for a bit an settle down. Full body with moderate carbonation, slightly bitter, peat, tobacco, delicious.

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