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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1395   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø, Norway.
This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the world’s 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Poured black with a massive dense brown head, nice lacing on the glass. The nose is full of strong coffee notes, burnt malt, and a hint of chocolate. Body is full with a creamy, viscous mouthfeel. Flavor is quite sweet and roasted, hints of slightly acidic coffee, bitter chocolate, and vanilla. Slightly bitter finish, very drinkable. I think I prefer BG Breakfast but this is great. Thanks Eric!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerWeg (1482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 Looks really cool in the glass with a very grabby-globby head, like a cappucino smoothie foam over a cave-dark body. really black and unusually dark head. Has a chewy feel that I immediately love. & associate with Scan-beer. Oodles of coffee-infused chocolatey malt flavors, with a late finish coffee note that is tangy, a bit green and herbal, wine-like. The aroma indicates the flavors plus a bit of animal muskiness. Or i imagine. There is also cola, saltiness, and dry dry green hops that emerge after a time. Comforting food-like Stout I would expect from this area. Experiential, and I love the look and feel just as much as Amager and Nøogne.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours a thick black with a large poofy head that lingers. Aroma is somewhat metallic. Slight booze and malt in the aroma. Pretty vague aroma for an impy. Flavor is very robust, yet very smooth. Everything I’d hoped for is present: Dark chocolate, dark roasted malt flavors, coffee, and brown sugar. Very round, very balanced. Mouthfeel is very smooth making this stuff very drinkable for such a big beer. Man, Mikkeller just has the touch... Everything they put out is gold. Overall, world class. Thanks Mikkeller.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Poured in to snifter glass from bomber, and shared with Alex to celebrate graduating from Wesleyan University. Appears dark brown with a medium tan-brown rocky head. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasty-mocha, with some nuttiness for depth. Flavors swirl gently, a wonderful array of smooth dark chocolate, Belgian chocolate, vanilla beans, buttery coffee and toasted wood. The palate present is just so soft despite the high ABV, aided by some pearly, rolling carbonation. Nothing is too forward here; if anything the “weasel” coffee lends balance, nuttiness, and soft roasted character. An excellent beer, a treat to drink, and worthy of searching out. Which I will again now that I live in CA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle pours black with off white head. The aroma is of espresso, oatmeal, and bakers chocolate. The flavor imparts much the same, with an additional lactic nature to make it more balanced. The palate is pretty silky and smooth. Overall, pretty impressive. Points added for poop.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle pours jet black with a brown fluffy head. Huge coffee aroma. Slight espresso bitterness in the beginning of the taste. This is followed by a great, slightly thick, body and mouthfeel. Some chocolate, coffee and tobacco in the flavor. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
22oz bottle. Black with big brown head. Beautiful coffee stout with big roast, a smooth sweetness, and a big dose of non-bitter coffee. A little dark fruit. Just a lovely coffee stout. Truly special. Who knew that something from an animal’s ass could taste so good?

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Grovlam swears that the story about the civet is true, but I remain skeptical. Anyway, it doesn’t matter whether people pay good money to properly clean weasel shit or not, this is one fine beer. Definitely worth seeking out and cherishing. If anyone has proof positive of the weasel story, please let me know.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Very smooth with a coffee heavy aroma and flavor. A much bigger then expected hop punch in the aftertaste. Overall very solid, quite consumable even at 11% or so. For approx 20 bucks I won’t revisit, but glad to have had the opportunity to have a go around.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Rating 250...Pour is black with brown tint, thick creamy brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma is alcohol, chocolate and coffee...the coffee isn’t prominent like I was hoping. Flavor starts sweet and finishes bitter, wonderfully complex stuff. Palate is smooth, clean, rich and full bodied...soft carbonation. Easy as hell to drink but was hoping the coffee was center stage.


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