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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1416   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle and Liquid Sunshine VI. Jet black, super resistant tan head. Sweet creamy & rich coffee aroma, spend grounds and fresh espresso. Dense, thick, warm, chewy. Very good in what it does, but still fairly direct.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thefrutigers (104) - , Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Black pour with deep brown slowly diminishing head. Roasty coffee smell with roasty malts. Light coffee and dark chocolate flavors well balanced with some other great toffee and carmelly flavors. Thick oily creamy mouth feel. Very very good.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 The perfect coffee-beer. Pours black with a foamy dark brown head. Aroma of light coffee, wood, dark fruit and roasted malt. Flavor is incredibly balanced coffee and malt, also some dark chocolate, and dark fruit. The beer has a wonderful coffee flavor without any overwhelming bitterness (or sweetness for that matter). Incredible!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2009
A pitch black colored beer, with a thick foamy dark brown colored head. The aroma of bitter chocolate with coffee and dark fruits. Some sweets. The taste has a thick full flavor of pure chocolate, dry coffee with fruits. A beautiful combination of bitters and sweets. The aftertaste of bitter chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2009
22oz bottle - Opaque black color with medium sized light brown head. Aroma is full of rounded beautiful coffee, dark chocolate, oak. Flavor is malty, with chewy malts, dark chocolate. Smooth, delicious, I really liked this one - one of the best coffee stouts I’ve had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Wow...Impressive. Black as night pour . Aroma is overwhelming of dark chocolate and strong coffee.. Chewy in the mouth. I never knew drinking cat shit could be so good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Pours oily black with a medium sized mocha colored head. Beautiful aroma of mocha, chocolate, and a touch of hops. Flavor is very well balanced chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and roasted malt. The coffee is not as dominant as I was expecting. Very sweet at first and slightly bitter at the end. Good body. Good coffee finish. Make sure to let it warm. Nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Pours an incredible fudge brown with a thick and creamy chocolate head. Absolutely beautiful. The aroma is a perfect blend of sweet coffee roast and chocolate earthiness. The mouthfeel is exquisitely smooth and full, with just a hint of carbonation. The flavor is full of the delicious coffee all the way through. Some chocolate, buttery flavors also show through in the beginning, and it finishes very mellow and slightly bitter sweet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
This is as good of an Imperial stout as I have ever had. Pours a deep black color with a very thick dark brown head. aroma is coffee, roasted malt, a little bit of campfire smokiness, dark chocolate. I could have smelled this forever. Flavor kept the promise of the aroma, huge roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate flavors with a nice slickness from the oats in the beer. there was a slight bitterness, but it added to the beer instead of detracting like the bitterness in som any other imperials. This had an amazing flavor an da nice full chewy slick mouthfeel. Fantastic beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
2009-06-13. Black body with a huge foamy khaki head and lace. Aroma is pleasantly alcoholic, rich dark malts, modest dark fruit throughout. (8+) Flavour is surprisingly well balanced. Bitterness up front from hops, roast and coffee is very well supported by a sweet middle, primarily generic (but pleasant) dark malts, rich dark fruits that grow as it warms. Coffee is surprisingly restrained throughout, to its benefit in my opinion, pleasant bitterness in the finish lingers with a mild dark fruit character. (8+) Palate is a richly smooth medium to full body. (4+) Relatively straightforward, simple, but rich and pleasant. Nice. Bottle, beerbistro, Toronto


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