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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1682   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly brewed by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø, Norway, now at Lervig, 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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Had the fine Nogne Imperial Stout last night, and now the scandalous Beer Geek Brunch. Life is pretty good I guess. Dark dark brown opaque pour with darker than most full-inch head. Heads bites pillowy marshmellow. First sip: this is some good ass beer. The coffee flavor is beautiful and like some ancient truth. I need to reacquaint myself with the Wake and Bake, which I remember loving, but remember not being nearly so rich and whole. Mouthfeel of this beer is amazing: imagine a better dark chocolate syrup than you can imagine stirred lovingly by virgins into the finest whole milk of the finest hindu cows. This beer is stupid good. Assertive bitter aftertaste. Suggestion of Caramel as it lingers. Something else in there -- bit of cedar citrus maybe from the hops. Rewards as much concentration as I can muster, which is to say complex I suppose. As it warms the bitter shades to sour with hints of dark red fruit. I could go on but this song is already too long.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Wonderful sweet dark malt and coffee aromas. Deep brown color and thick dense light brown head. Very rich and smooth. The coffee flavor has a nice smooth character, not burnt or astringent. With age I could see this picking up some sherry flavors that would blend nicely. The oatmeal helps with the smooth, creamy texture. Very tasty beer. The one flavor and aroma that is missing from this beer is alcohol. For a 10.9% beer, there is no evident alcohol in the nose, flavor, or palate. That’s no small feat. I need to go buy more of this and stash it in my beer cellar for a few years.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Pours deep black with creamy tan head. Aroma is big bittersweet chocolate, burnt caramel, coffee, and roasted malt with some earth. Mouthfeel and carbonation is perfect, very creamy and lightly carbed. Taste is big chocolate, caramel, toffee up front leading into big coffee with a slight astringent taste, finishing very bitter and creamy from the oatmeal. Great brew, would drink this all the time if I could.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Em (102) - USA - JUN 24, 2010
Very strong chocolate taste. Creamy and has the texture of something similar to syrup. Taste stays in my mouth for awhile. A decent beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Getbetter (1029) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
From a bottle,Brown head,black in color,strong roasted coffee flavor,oatmeal chocolate flavor,Strongly recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2010
650mL bottle. Pours an inky black with a thin tan head. Aroma has alcohol, sweetness, coffee and a bit of licorice. Flavor has a bit of alcohol burn, a lot of bitter roast, darkly roasted coffee. Finish is quite bitter and a touch astringent. Like the coffee was overextracted.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2010
First, I will say that to compare this beer to Alesmith Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout is a joke. The Alesmith just completely blows this away in every possible way. The nose fairly sweet, lots of sugary frappachino, some roast. Very sweet, lots of stale,dirty coffee, lots of chocolate, lots of roast. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
The pour reveals a deep black color with a thick, light brown head. Appealing aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Very good flavor of coffee and roasted malt with a bitter finish. The body is light to medium with soft carbonation. Great stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep opaque black, with a thin but foamy dark brown head. Nice, malty aroma, with lots of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. The flavor is excellent - oatmeal maltiness, with a nice coffee bite, and a bit of funk. The alcohol helps balance out the flavors nicely. The aftertaste, for lack of a better description, is herbal and earthy (in a good way). Very complex. An excellent coffee stout - despite (or because of?) all the weasel poop.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft – Churchkey (DC). Black, foamy dark tan head. Intense creamy earthed coffee nose warms to swirls of dark fruit and berry throughout. Earthy roasted coffee flavors prevail with a balancing act of dark fruit and burnt chocolate from start to finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Fantastic shit indeed…


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