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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1350   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2009
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark black with a creamy brown head that fades down with spotty lacing. Lots of roast, coffee, and a earthy burnt wood note. Creamy thick body coffee, molasses, burnt malts, chocolate, are strong and extremely tasty. Some hints of fruit and smoke, but the coffee and chocolate is the show. Long burnt coffee and dark chocolate finish. A nice balance of rich dark chocolates, coffee, and burnt earthy malts. Really well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2009
Very, very dark brown pour with brown robust head. The nose is coffee, burnt sugar, chocolate, roasted barley, and other charred substances. The flavor is deep dark chocolate, burnt coffee and brown sugar, very roasted barley, nuts, and a touch of smoke. Very creamy texture tends to completely coat the palate, making picking out individual nuances difficult. Very strong alcohol notes as well as a really pronounced astringency that I subtracted points for...but pretty damn nice stuff!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 30, 2009
Bottle - thanks Eric! A thick finger of creamy brown head atop a near black pour. Aroma is roast, mocha, chocoalte, and coffee. Nice, but not real intense. The flavor is a strong and rich espresso strain laced with chocolate, roast, and light bitters. This is silky, smooth, and rich. I’m not picking up and complexities, nor do I want to. Each sip is consistently rich and delicious. I would drink this all the time if I could afford it... This beer is the shit; time to sit back and enjoy.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2009
500 ml bottle
Having sat on this for a while I felt like rating #1050 was as good a time as any to crack open a world class imperial stout. At $15.99 I was not going to just pop it open for the heck of it. I was not disappointed; in fact I almost wish I had another bottle. If it weren’t for the huge backlog of Top 200ish beers to sample I’d buy another tomorrow.

Aroma / Appearance - Thick and creamy the oily fluid soaks up every ounce of light. A deep khaki head graced the top like a sheet of thick icing on a dark cupcake. Roasted expresso, licorice, coffee, baker’s chocolate, smoke, and maple syrup kept alternating in a thick cloud that could have been admired for days.

Flavor / Palate - Warming the mouthfeel fills every crevice with a full combination of coffee, rich thick creamy chocolate, anise, and liquid fudge. The plum aftertaste marks the beer that leaves a definite impression on the senses. Also present is a dry smoke like the bottom of a cool fire. Overall this has no flaws and should rank right up there with other excellent imperial stouts such as Dark Lord and Darkness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
I finally got my hands on a few bottles of this very interesting beer and it just happens to be rating number 1,400. It poured a very glossy black with a small brown head with big bubbles that quickly faded leaving a greasy lacing on the glass. The nose is coffee, ripe fruit, and alcohol. It sort of takes your breath away. The mouthfeel is thick and oily, but very smooth. The flavor is rich malts with some hops and of course that trademark civet droppings for that coffee flavor. The finish is long and bitter and alcoholic. This is a remarkable beer if you like really rich imperial stouts.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2009
Hugh dark black/brown pour with creamy brown head and lace. Aroma is coffee with a slight hint of ass:). Flavor of burnt coffee, abv, and roasted malt. Nice subtle bitter finish. Mouthfeel and carbonation are very good. A beer that says coffee and so much more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 27, 2009
Bottle, with Alaskanwarren, Aaron, Traci. Black and shiny pour, fine ruddy tan bubbles. Aroma is a whirlwind of venison jerky, chocolate biscuits (in the British sense), blackberries, kosher red wine. Chocolate, port and smokey charcoal flavor. Sweet enough to leave a sticky film on my teeth, almost enough tarry roast to offset the sugar. There is a lot of bluster and noise to this beer, but no poetry.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
1pt .9fl oz bottle. Pours a lighter shade of black body with a thin, fizzy, brown head that dissipates immediately. Leaves the surface looking like a whispy, cirrus cloud. The lacing on the glass is a lovely and delicate waterfall of oily brown. The aroma is straight weasel poo...seriously...The coffee is noticeable, but is more acidic than most coffee stouts. It doesn’t really jump out at me like I was expecting, but rather accompanies the rest of the aromas nicely. A soft roast, sharp berries, acidic citrus, and a light astringent booze make up the majority of the remaining aromas. Some rich chocolates and dry wood find room in here as well. The flavor is right up my alley. Starts out with loads of chocolate and malts. Moves into some citrus, berries, and light acidic coffees before exploding in the finish. The citrusy hops really jump out at the end along with a light burnt roast and mild coffee. Stays somewhat acidic and dry. The booze creeps its way in during the finish as well and has a nice warmth on the way down. Lots of hops in the aftertaste along with tons of chocolate. Palate is medium bodied and extremely silky. Loaded with flavors, but really glides through the palate. Overall, a fantastic beer. The coffee works with the rest of the beer rather than the rest of the beer trying to catch up with the coffee. Excellent balance and palate. One of my new all-time faves!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2009

3/18/2009: Beer Geek Brunch Weasel Poop has a rich, deeply roasty aroma. It does not overtly scream "coffee" which is good. There is just a mere hint to whet the appetite. The flavor is moderately dry and complex. It has a deep roastiness and a great mocha characteristic. It is very rich and smooth paired with an equally rich and creamy mouthfeel. This is a great coffee beer. The coffee is there, but it doesn’t dominate. That’s the way it should be. The other flavors are well-integrated and I really like the dark chocolate dimension. JCW says "Good shit!" and I completely agree!

500 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad. I appreciate it! Rating #295 for this beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5564) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 500 ml bottle from the Bayou. Pours a pure black color with a tiny beige head. The aroma is awesome; sweet coffee, dark fruits, roasted malt, very fruity. The flavor was really nice; sweet and fruity flavors, prunes, maybe some figs, lots of roasted malts, and the coffee was very well balanced and great. Not overly full of coffee or any particular flavor. A nice slick oily mouthfeel. Had this again; man it is awesome. Lots of fruit.


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