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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1568   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Poured from bottle into nonic. A - Pours a dark brown, almost black. A really nice light chocolate-colored head that is pretty frothy upon an aggressive pour. The head lingers around a bit and once it starts to disipitate it leaves a good amount of sticky lacing along the sides of the nonic. S - Lots of coffee: really really excellent smelling coffee. Maybe some chocolate in there as well, but the coffee is pretty upfront and doesn’t go anywhere. T - Sweet chocolate covered coffee beans is the main note I get from this one. You can tell the Civet coffee this brew was made with is superb in quality, it’s really good. Nice bitter finish. M - Think, but not too thick. Just right for me - medium bodied. Really smooth and rich with the perfect amount of carbonation. D - An awesome coffee stout, no doubt about it. A little pricey, which hurts the drinkability, but that’s about the only thing that I could think of for me not to drink this one whenever I’m looking one of the best coffee stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Poured black with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, alcohol, and a touch of dried cherry like fruitiness. The flavor is very bitter, coffee dominated, with some chocolate and a bit of piney hop. Has a noticeably warming alcohol finish. Very rich and thick feeling on the palate. Not as awe inspiring as I thought it would be, but this was a unique and great experience.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle. Poured a deep rich black with a thin beige head. Nose is huge with roasted malts, chocolate, and lots of coffee. Deliciously drinkable with flavors that followed the nose. Rich and full flavored it has more carbonation than one might expect from this style. Great bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Pours an opaque black. Rich and creamy tan head lingers for ages. Massive lacing. However, this bottle seems to have vast amounts of sediment. Lost maybe a good 20 5 of the bottle to sludge. Nose is very bready. Yeast and caramel. Strong roasted characteristics. Hint of sweet chocolate. First sip, wow. Coffee coffee and coffee. Chocolate and dark fruits. Very heavy palate. Coats thick and chewy. Carbonation a little sparkly, but not unpleasant. A really great beer. If I hadn’t lost a few dollars of the beer to sludge, I think I’d be much happier with it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2009
Pours totally black and slightly thick. Tastes of chocolate and coffee perfectly balanced with some malty flavours. Enormously intense taste. A perfect stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scoth (602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Pours deep, dark, inky brown, with a medium fallow head, very good and lasting lacing. Very strong dark coffee aroma, lots of chocolate, undertones of oak, oatmeal, molasses, plum, and earth. Medium-full body, zesty, smooth and crisp, lightly dry. Flavors of dark chocolate and espresso, toast, vanilla, pepper and some dark fruit. Medium-bitter, remarkably long-lasting musky earth finish. Well balanced, powerful, big in flavor and aroma, not quite as full-bodied or malty as I was expecting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (4008) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2009
It poured a pitch black liquid. Smell and taste of chocolate and coffey. Very nice!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Split from a bomber. Was a little hesitant about this guy due to the coffee’s origins, but I’m glad I caved. Heard Mikkeller referred to as a "gypsy" brewer recently -- hilarious. Pour is as black as Darth Vader’s suit. Strong coffee aroma. Chocolate, vinuous notes. Dark fruits, toasted malt. Alcohol masked nicely, overall very smooth mouthfeel. Extremely long, sweet finish. Definitely one to be savored. Seek this out, you will not be disappointed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are dark chocolate and coffee with liquorice. Earthy with oats and light berries. Very rich.. Flavours are peat and rich roast coffee with dark chocolate bitterness and sweet chocolate. Herbal liquorice with cranberry and some floral notes. Has a nice spritzy yeast palate. Reminded me a bit of Tokyo*. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cederdorff (15) - holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
chocolate, coffee, citrus, vanilla, woody, black, cloudy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter,


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