Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1731   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - AUG 2, 2010
Dark brown with a thin, chocolate head. Aroma is of strong coffee, cocoa, alcohol, and whiskey. Very smooth on the palate. Tate of bitter chocolate and coffee. Good hoppy bitterness for an imperial stout. Really coats the mouth and an aftertaste of alcohol and whiskey. Impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Served from tap into an imperial pint. Pours black with a one finger tan head that remains throughout. Maintains nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of coffee, caramel, chocolate, and malt. The flavor was of coffee, dark chocolate, malt, caramel, and a creamy followthrough with a lingering coffee flavor upon swallowing. It was heavy on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this quite a nice brew in all aspects. Not lacking on anything at all. Just wish it were easier to find... Thanks for this one Mikkeller!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2010
I thought for sure this would be a letdown beer, especially since many coffee beers for me are and because this has sat in my cellar for over a year. Well, here goes nothing! Pours a very thick black with dark tan head and amusing dark tan bubbles that flow through so slowly. Aroma obvious of a very nice cup of coffee, not Starbucks burnt beans, but one of the best I have ever had. Subtle notes of caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, and a bit of dried fruits. Flavor matches so well and it is so damned smooth, I was floored. This is one awesome brew, even after over a year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 The beer pours a thick black color with a light brown head. The beer pours like motor oil. The aroma is coffee with some chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is very strong coffee with some chocolate. I also get some roasted or burnt malt. The beer is very dry. Thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maddog (523) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle curtesy of Clingman71, a simple yet giving man. The pour of this prize is jet black with a brown, creamy head. The aroma is intense roast and the flavors are stong, dark roasted malts and big, dark roasted coffee, and even some smoke. Very big, powerful, dark, intense and complex with flavors exploding from many different angles. Intense, incredible and delicious. This beer is not for the faint of heart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - JUL 27, 2010
50 cl bottle, pours pitch black with a decent creamy head, aroma of coffee and roasted malt, taste is intense consisting of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate, super long and smooth finish, good mouthfeel, hyped or not this is a fantastic stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1045) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
500 ml bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar ($14.99). Glad that I finally found this highly anticipated beer (currently #27 on the RateBeer Top 50). Pours an absolute pitch black with a couple fingers of the brownest head I think I’ve ever seen. Aroma is of course very complex -- I’m catching various notes of dirty earthy organic coffee, soy sauce, tar, cigarettes, smoke and ash, burnt dark chocolate, and perhaps some vague bit of dark fruit. Flavor of super dark coffee (I somehow imagine the result of the little Vietnamese coffee brew-things without the sweetened condensed milk at the bottom), straight espresso beans, dark chocolate that seems to be straight cacao beans, burnt chocolate, ash/cigarettes. As it warms, I get some lighter sweeter tones of fruit and berries. Even more so than Mikkeller’s aptly named Dark Hole, this beer seems to be all about all things dark and dank -- almost overly so, actually, as I would like a bit more sweetness in this to get closer to perfection (or maybe I’m just spoiled on Speedway and Victory at Sea living here in San Diego). Finishes with a bitter burnt malt flavor. It seems that the tastes are so intense that the high ABV is completely concealed. Your taste buds will need a break after the intensity of this one. (668, 350)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmeup (639) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2010
There are so many reviews on this amazing stout. Mostly very good. Well, they are mostly true. This beer is intense & fantastic. Is the ’Weasel Crap’ a gimmick? Perhaps. I just feel the malt character & raisiny sweetness of a ’True Imperial Stout’ is lost to the overdone ’exceedingly rare Civet Coffee’ taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theSlipperyPen (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2010 This pours out dark as pitch smoke with a thick, brown creamy head. There is a slight ebony edging, but nothing more than two millimeters. The nose is the blackest, woodiest espresso and then sweet, ashy malts which counter the bitterness giving this a perfect balance. Mikkeller’s soy sauce aroma is here but there’s also a strange whiff of gherkins or pickled onions. Then under that comes cinnamon. In the mouth the coffee explodes into tobacco and chocolate; once again the hops act as a counter balance. I’m amazed. It’s all too easy to become sycophantic about this, but truth be told it’s the best beer I’ve ever had. The development of aroma to taste is something else; the look is perfect; and the finish, which increases the nutty, woody, tart, sweetness of the espresso, is nothing short of brilliant. If passing along a weasel’s digestive tract makes coffee this good, then let’s process everything through them. Give them chocolate, birthday cake, mushrooms, potato chips. And why stop there? Let’s feed them whole bottles of beer. Just follow a weasel around and eat whatever it shits. And can you imagine if a civet cat ate another civet cat’s poo? How good would civet cat coffee poo civet cat coffee poo be? One word: scrumtrulescent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3597) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2010
bottle-2008 oily black with a big bubble tan head with not much life to it-faided fast! char, spice (cinnamon), anise, coca and lots of alcohol!!!! flavirs exhibit the coffee and clean roasted malts. palte is slick and thick/oily. I would really have liked this a few years back, but aged impy stouts are not for me anymore. For what it is, its a great beer though. long coffee finish with some bitterness in there.

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