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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1593   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (6945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
big aromas .. great brown lacing .. soil, coffee, reduced molasses aromas .. . so much flavour packed into the mouthfeel.. . extremely smooth and RICH! .. . fantastic stuff . . easy to drink.. . nice, but no holds bar .. . funny though, i have a pet weasel myself I and fed it coffee beans and dug it out of the shit and brewed up a cup, ..strange tasting coffee...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 2, 2010
500ml bottle. Aroma is strongly roasty, full of espresso and chocolate, faintly herbal and smoky, showing a smaller amount of coffee character than anticipated. Thick black color, head is very fine and subsiding. Flavor is roasty and coffeeish (but again, not overly so), some slight soy, iodine, mild bitterness and green, leafy, earthy hop character, some faint saltiness and black olive(?). Smooth, very low in effervescence, somewhat viscous. Body is of course full. Pretty tasty. Thanks to Greg!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wellestone (33) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Poured black with a large creamy lacey light brown head. Aroma is roasted caramel with dark choclate and strong coffee. Wonderful coffee aroma. there is also raisin/plum and detectable alcohol in the nose. lgihtly sweet initial flavor with moderate acidic and bitter notes from teh coffee. The long finish definitely favored the bitter dark chocolate and coffee. Medium body wth that ranged from creamy to syrupy. with soft crabonation and mdoreate alcohol warming at the very end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2010
great beer but not quite worth all the hype. coffee wasn’t nearly as dominant as I expected and the alcohol was too evident and harsh. but in all, an excellent imperial stout

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KYbrewgal (45) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle from Keg Liquors, IN. Coffee, toffee, chocolate aromas. Opaque, black-brown pouring with a dk tan head with large bubbles that lingers. Very rich malty, coffee flavor, hops to balance with a long finish. Alcohol is evident but hidden by the richness of the malt bill. Smooth, full-bodied with a slickness from the oatmeal. A different, amazing coffee with no acidity bite. Lovely.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markdredge (50) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2009
Breakfast on Christmas Day. My third bottle of this great beer. Awesome looking with a huge, gorgeous head. Great aroma of earthy, citrusy hops then in to massive coffee and chocolate. It’s rich and delicious, so roasty and big, amazing coffee flavour. What a great beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4436) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a very strong light brown head. The aroma is fairly strongly roasted, and the flavour is deeply roasted, and very very bitter, hopped and malty. Overall a nice very strongly roasted beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5390) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
This poured s very dark brown color with a big tan head. Aroma was lots of coffee, some chocolate sweetness and some astringency. Flavor was very roasted, some burnt coffee, and somewhat drym with a slight maybe infected finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Perhaps my palate is not all that it should be, but this seemed to me to be a slighhtly sour version of Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast, a great coffe stout in its own right, without the hype of weasel droppings to make the coffee more attractive. I should say something about the brown to black opaque pour, the dense velvet mouthfeel, the notes of coffee and chocolate. But actually I preferred the slightly sweeter Breakfast stout. I’ll let the wesels enjoy their coffee in peace.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4626) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Please ignore my numbers if you are a impy stout lover for this stuff is certainly on style and I admit it. My problem is that I rate by how much I enjoy it. Had this at the RB Pgh gathering 12/09. I am not worthy enough, beer geeks, to have had the chance to taste or rate this. First off, how sick is it that we make coffee out of weasel droppings? Rare yes, but come on. This stuff was big and black in color and presentation. Thick tan head reminds me of choco moose, heheh. One big rude impy stout and from past reactions to my impy stout ratings I would say the more I dislike it the more an impy stout lover will love it, so if you are one of these lovers, never pass this up if you get the chance to have it. Has some appriciable flavors when compared to many othjer highly rated imp stouts. Most imp stouts are just plain one dimensional but this does have a few attributes which a I can identify. Big, large and in-charge, what else can be said except that it is on style and complex. Rude long bitter linger that just keeps going and going. Had to take a half hour break before my taste buds could taste again. Ruined me for the evening. wew. Weasel turds, eh? What is next?


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