Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1485   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Formerly brewed by Mikkeller at Ngne , Norway, now at Lervig, Norway.
This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the worlds most expensive coffees, made from droppings of weasel-like civetcats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries.Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma.
Ingredients : Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1910) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle. Pour is a bubbly black with a diminishing head of very dark tan head. The surface continues to dot with bubbles even after quote a while. The aroma is coffee, roasty and bitter. The flavors are also roasty with a backdrop of sweet chocolate, that lingers. Really nicely put together beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 THOUGHTS: I figured this would be good, but in the back of my mind I looked forward to writing a review that said I had a beer that tasted or smelled like shit literally. But seriously, this was a lot like Beer Geek Breakfast. I thought this was a little nicer and better balance, but both are a little overly bitter. Much coffee-like bitterness. Hid alcohol fairly well, except for the aroma. It just kept getting better the warmer it got, but it was really more of a ramped up coffee stout than a true imperial stout. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was opaque black in the glass with an average, light to medium brown head that quickly diminished, but left fair lacing. The aroma was pretty much only moderate to heavy strong coffee and roasted malt, along with way lighter chocolate, light alcohol and underlying dark fruit. The initial flavor was sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was very sweet, then very bitter with a long duration. There was roasted malt, strong coffee, then bitter coffee and slight alcohol, bitter hops, and bitter chocolate too and a little dark fruit. The hops and coffee blended. Actually everything blended in perfect unison, but there wasnt enough malt to balance things completely. The medium to full body was sort of creamy with lightly fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic lightly astringent and lightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2009
courtesy of fiulijn - dark black colour with a solid dark beige foam; strongly roasted coffeish aroma with notes of ashes; creamy mouthfeel and full-bodied, quite low carbonation, moderately dry and long bitter coffeish finish; very hoppy - superb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
Sampled at DE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a black beer with almost no head (light brown). The aroma is rounded with coffee, roasted malt and licorice. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is roasted, with a good body, has slight notes of alcohol. Overall this beer has a good balance and complexity. A very good beer considering it is brewed on stuff that has been through the digestionsystem on a weasel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle.Pours jet black with a huge coffee colored head.Very appealing .Big aroma of roasted malts and lots and lots of coffee.Hints of chocolate.The taste is in the same vain with lots of coffee and roasted flavors.Really silky smooth on the tongue .Heavenly, a world class beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle: Hands down, the best coffee stout Ive ever had...now I cant say it competes with "The Shit" but its pretty fing good. Pours a dark, silky black with no head...nose is just an intense amount of fine coffee with a bit of black cherry and bakers chocolate apparent as well. The thing I love the most about these impys from overseas is the body...they dont seem to go for the thickest or heaviest brew imaginable. The body is ridiculous drinkable but with a nice silkiness and perfect carbonation. Ive got to assume its the yeast strain they use. Anyways...flavors consisted of strong, elite-level coffee, mild chocolate, some roasted nuts and a bit of anise. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (919) - Nibe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2009 Bottle. Black with brown head. Aroma coffee, roasted malts, hopps. Taste coffe roasted malts and hopps. Long finish. Nice beer and worth a try even though it doesnt quite meet my expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2009
Rich brown head carbonation good,large craters forming in the head as it dissolves great look,aroma coffee,from the rich dark pour,rich and smooth,liccorice and caramel come to mind,flavour velvety like at first,bitter tops,caramel oats smoothness,sweetness not as strong as bitter but a good mixture,at 10% alcohol it is very easy drinking.Hints of dark fruits in there with the mild smooth richness,finish bitter/sweet velvet like so smooth going down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle. Black pour with huge brown head. Coffee, roasted dark malt. This was dominated by the roasted flavor, better than what i expect from cat droppings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - AUG 19, 2009
Mother of all hell...this was a treat. Pourfed impossibly thick with absolutely no light showing through. Smelled like cough syrup, burned coffee, ink, oil, jet exhaust, and overripe blackberries. Taste was strong, complex, but this beer was sort of thrust upon me moments after waking up from a jet-lagged slumber so it was a bit difficult to try and take it all in. I just let the sick syrupy smoothness run down my throat as I felt it coat my spine.

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