RateBeer
overall
100
99
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1567   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Share this beer with friends!
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
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle from West Lakeview. Not sure how many batches of this have been around, but this is from the first shipment, bought about 6mths ago. Anyway, pours a very pretty black/brown with a dark head that sticks. The pour appears viscous. The nose is cool, loads of cocoa, char, cherries, currants. Don’t get a lot of coffee in the nose, more chocolate and berries than anything. The taste is quite different, sweet in the front and quality coffee in the finish, accompanied by an almost Grade A maple syrup flavor. Mouth feel is robust, carbonation is about right. This is a pretty spectacular IS and my first in quite some time. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1441) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2009
16.9oz bottle. Pours an opaque black with a creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malts and oatmeal with some chocolate, black licorice and coffee and a little dark fruit and alcohol.

The flavor is sweet sugary lactic chocolate with some coffee. It has a big sharp roasted bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, very nice. I recall thinking the beer geek breakfast was a little better balanced and more enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zeke626 (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle, pours an opaque, brown/black body with a brown, bubbly foam head. Aroma of burnt malts, cocoa, espresso, toffee, and licorice. Flavor is a nice balance of burnt/roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel that isn’t quite as heavy on the body as I’d like for an imperial stout. The finish and aftertaste have elements of coffee and cocoa. The coffee notes are impressive throughout this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
DØE Valby 09. Pours black with no head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, liquorish and chocolate. Powerfull.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3719) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Shared at thedm and hotstuff’s. Brown beer with lively bubbles and a foamy beige head. Dark brown sugar sweetness in the nose with some light coffee and big alcohol. Really thick, viscous mouthfeel. Flavors of some sweetened coffee, brown sugar, some chocolate and noticable alcohol in the finish. Nice big stout but I was surprised at the subtle coffee notes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Picked this one up at Julio’s Liquors. Black color, pretty good sized dark brown head that fades to a thin film. Plenty of dark fruit and molasses here to go with the robust coffee and milk chocolate. Strong coffee of course, but not nearly as massive as expected and there’s a lot else going on. Fairly silky with some sweet vanilla but also a sharp alcohol sting. Roasy bitterness in the finish. Better after it’s warmed up a bit and the alcohol has calmed. My wife says it’s like drinking tar. Hmm, I guess I can see that. Good beer but it didn’t blow me away and I like Beer Geek Breakfast better.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1604) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2009
500 mL bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Black pour with a thick tan head. Huge coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Intense flavors; coffee, smoke, roasted malt, and alcohol. A bit of dark fruit on the aftertaste. This is really incredible stuff worthy of its high praise and price. An exceptional beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (11282) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle, 500ml, selected by Fin, gift from Sandra. Viscous black with big brown head. The aroma is incredible, I work with coffee, but have never smelled anything as smooth, the flavour is intensely coffee, again smooth and roasty and silky, the palate is heavy, bordering on coffee extract and just before this become too intense there are some balancing hops. The alcohol does show through a little jarringly at times, as a reminder to just how strong this is, but overall a terrific beer that I’m glad I used for my 5K.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of herbs, leaves, coffee, but this has the most fascinating pungency of any coffee beer I’ve had. Not always likeable, but I couldn’t get my nose out of the glass. Tastes of espresso, coffee, dark chocolate, herbs, earth, and flavorsome hops. Finishes like chocolate truffle dust (bitter cocoa). I was skeptical, but this proved to be quite great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de café et de chocolat noire avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #2678)


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 105 106 107  108  109 110 111 » 157


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50