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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 1527   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3915) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
For my 1500th rating, at the Butters’ 1500 tasting. Pours a very near black with quick fading brown head. Nose is a very complex roasted oats, marshmellows, alcohol fusels, dark and milk chocolates. Flavors mimic the aroma, but it does not carry the same burning alcohols, more of just a mild boozy warming quality. More chocolates, expresso, and great coffee notes, but not like bitter coffee grounds. Body is medium full chewy, kinda oily as it coats the mouth. Extremely enjoyable beer, and a worthy of the extreme price.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a dark brown body. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, and alcohol. Flavor is espresso, little cocoa, alcohol, and a pungent earthiness. Silky and bitter finish with a silky mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Maybe it’s just my nose but most coffee stouts smell like stale coffee to me. Anyway, it tasted far better than the smell but had an unpleasant alcohol bite coupled with some sweetness at around the 2/3rds mark.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2009
bottle thanks to z13 and beastiefan, pours a thick motor oil black with one of the darkest brown heads I have ever seen, laces all the way to the end. Aroma is full of coffee, beans, grinds, and fresh brewed, there are also notes of oats and grain, like porridge. Needless to say it’s very rich and inviting in the nose. This beer is very cloying at first. The full body is so rich with tons of roasted malt, some chocolate malt, and a black patent flavor that lead into the coffee. This beer just packs a punch with some of the best coffee notes I have tasted in beer. It’s between a dark roast and expresso in flavor, but is joined by a lightly sweet milk chocolate to balance the bitterness. The mouth is silky smooth most likely from the oats, wtih a thin layer of carbonation apparent in the finish. There is also a nice bitter coffee that is very strong and lingers in the finish. The alcohol is tucked out of sight until the beer is almost at room temp. I have to say, I’m blown away.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Thanks to Sprinkle for this. i drank this at almost room temp and it was great. Very dry mouthfeel. Taste was toasted malt and oats with a bitter chocolate aftertaste. nice alcohol taste too. Very nice indeed

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrGGen (316) - ITALY - SEP 3, 2009
Colore nero con una schiuma marrone e spessa.Aroma chiaro di caffè e caramello.Sapore di chicchi di caffè tostato fresco,vellutato e dolce di cioccolato fondente.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle enjoyed @ grouse camp by the fire. Deep, oily black - nose is burnt caramel and deep roasted coffee, a little alcohol heat. Flavor is sweet upfront - mollasses and toffee, with the coffee making a full-on assault @ the finish. As it warms, the booze is very evident. Really nice brew, but not as complex/well-married flavors as it could be.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle courtesy of blazer06. Pours a murky dark brown to black with one finger tan head that settles slowly. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, roasted coffee, earthy maltiness, brown sugar, slight booziness. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of smoke, malt, caramel, grain, brown sugar, hints of molasses and dark chocolate. Generally medium to full body with notes of boozy and malty goodness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2766) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
With incredible thanks to Blankboy for sharing this with me at the Golden Tap awards at Beer Bistro. Appearance: Pitch black, with a nice brown head, lots of lacing. Aroma: Vanilla, hops, malt, peat/turf, lots of coffee, milk, cream and leather delicious. Flavour: Coffee/espresso, mocha cream, like warm ice cream! So much coffee, so much smoothness, this is an imperial stout at its best.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2009 Room Temp: Black pour,brown edges. Dark, brown head,is large and fizzy at first and settles to a small ring.Pungent aroma of medicinal alcohol,roasted grain,milk chocolate,toffee,and underlying acidic coffee. Fizzy,oily,texture. Quite thick body. Bitter and highly,roasty upfront. Quite sticky and sweet as well. In the back is more roasty flavors and little dark fruit and chocolate. Finish is not overdone on the coffee but the coffee that is there is strong. Earthy,hops also lend to the bitter,but tasteful finish. The more this opens up the more the sweet and roasty flavors exceed the alcohol and bitterness,although the alcohol in the aroma is still distracting. Also,upon opening the hops and coffee in the finish really start to blend perfectly. This would be a horrible beer to start off drinking cold as it get’s better the longer it sets and I started it at room temp. Some big distraction with the major alcohol in the aroma,but really tasty and balanced after it has had time to breathe and open up. Glad I waited this long for the coffee to subside a bit,although it doesn’t have quite the ashy character notable in other coffee stouts.


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