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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1581   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Euro-bomber. Pours deep brown with very little head. Lots of earthy coffee, chocolate, and dates in the aroma. Flavor is incredibly rich with a robust cherry chocolate finish. Slightly boozy at the finish. Absolutely unique and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3480) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
500 ml bottle shared by Gregis. Pour is black brown with a one inch dark tan head that falls with nice lacing, along with some viscous oily streaks. Aroma of roast, bright pine hoppiness some bright almost sweet acidity. There really is not much coffee in the nose, unless the acidity is a coffee based. Interesting and full nose. Taste is big vanilla sweet roast, hints of burnt roasted coffee, followed by a nice pine hoppiness in the back. As it warms there is some iodine, which lends it an odd sweet and salty taste which was pretty weird. This transitioned to an aftertaste which featured the soy. Palate is medium heavy, lowish carbonation, and pretty boozy in the finish. This was interesting, but I certainly prefer Beer Geek Breakfast. Thanks for sharing this one Greg.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3451) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
pours a very dark brown-black with a medium sized creamy mocha colored head...lively looking with lots of bubbles...lacing and retention could have been better. definite coffee in the aroma with some bitter chocolate too. also hints of dark fruit and milkiness...touch of alcohol too. flavor has definite coffee too and more dark fruit than the aroma suggests. bitter chocolate is present in the flavor but is very subtle. lots of roastiness at the end. mouthfeel is very creamy and heavy with a lingering roasty dark fruit finish. damn good beer but more dark fruit than i generally prefer in my stouts...

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
luttonm (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Wow, a nice surprise from friend @trevor211. Great dark pour with ring of off white head. Boozy, irish coffee nose. Sharp coffee (unique too, it comes through) and boozy taste. Intense, acidic and some surprisingly nice spice and fruit. Scary intense flavors, awesome. Rating #300.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Tasted at ratebeer tasting 07/09. Spiced cookie, coffee and toffee aroma. Deep brown color with beige long-lasting head, medium body, silky palate. Tastes like coffee with cream, some butterscotch and chocolate malt.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1313) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2011 Big foamy brown headthat settles to a thin lid. Colour is black as a winters night. Aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, spices and is heavily roasted and warming. It is a bit thinner than expected though. Flavour is full of coffee, alcohol, dark chocolate and brown sugar and also some spices. It is rather acidic too and to be honest I find it to make the flavour a bit unbalanced. Mouthfeel is rather smooth, but the carbonation is actually a bit too strong. This beer is very good, no question about it, my expectations were so high that it still is a bit of a disappointment to me, every time I open a Mikkeller brew I expect perfection and this one is a little short of that. edit: first time I had it a bit too chilled, at the right temperature it was great and had a better balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2009
this was my first beer of 5 new-beer session. i rated it as the best vs. stone russian imperial, great divide espresso yeti, founders imp and sam smith imp. obviously not worth the price, but a very nice beer. that said, i’d still rather drink a founders breakfast stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2633) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2009
Bottled:
Pours black with a weak head. Aroma is sweet, sticky liquorice, nougat and Jägermeister. Flavour is sweet and malty with touches of Jägermeister. Mouth feel is surprisingly thin. Finish is dry and roasty with warming alcohol. Where’s the coffee?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdedone (2964) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours jet black with a frothy two finger brown head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, dark coffee, licorice, roasted malts and has a hint of vanilla. Flavor was rich and roasted with a silky and creamy mouthfeel. Taste was roasted coffee, dark chocolate roasted malts, alcohol, licorice and a touch of vanilla with a slightly bitter alcohol finish. Excellent imp stout

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2009
initial aroma of dirty oat sweetness and filthy joe. aroma quickly evolves to strong booze with pseudo wood esters as well. flavor is thick overbrewed coffee, dark pit berry and black cherry. ’5’ mouthfeel, so lingering and filthy dirty, super coating. bottom pour of bottle is ultra chunky mud. alcohol esters in aroma become blueberry as palate adjusts and beer opens.


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