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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1698   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly brewed by Mikkeller at Nřgne Ř, 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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2010
WOW! Poured a viscous deep dark opaque black, with a dark caramel head. Huge oatmeal, chocolate and coffee aroma, phenomenal. Big ole roasted coffee tastes with a dark chocolate backbone. A little hoppy but not overwhelming. You can taste the oats sneaking in there as well. This beer lingers on the tongue for quite sometime. This is an amazing brew. Who would have thought those little weasel turds would make such a good Imperial Coffee Stout!!!!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
2009 bottle tasted in summer 2009. Pours jet black and side by side with Beer Geek Breakfast. What a different beer! Aroma was thick dark roasted espresso with some vanilla and chocolate. Flavor was beautiful bitter smooth coffee. Mouthfeel is where the biggest difference in the beers comes. The weasel is medium bodied with decent carb, but feels so slick on the tongue and goes down so easily. Overall, this is one of the best coffee beers in the world and, when compared to beer geek breakfast, demonstrates the difference of using quality coffee in brewing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9254) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2010
500 ml bottle compliments of shawnm213- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a near-black opaque brown color with small brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves some light soapy lacing initially but gives up. Aroma of coffee (weasel droppings?), roasted malts, dark chocolate, earthy hops, toasted caramel, dark fruits (berries, pit fruits, dried fruits), brownies, and dirt. Flavor of coffee, caramel malts, roast, tart dark fruits (berries, plums, figs), metallic notes, cocoa beans, brown sugar, molasses, smoked wood, and alcohol. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a roasty, tart mouthfeel. Very different for an impy stout. Never had anything quite like this before.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Been sick for a few days, but finally can breathe enough for rating #800... Bottle I’ve had for a while - from Green’s in Atlanta (I think). Black pour with a big brown head and lots of lace. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cherries and alcohol. Tastes are intense - dark roast coffee, milk chocolate, earthy hops (in the background), subtle dark fruit and oats. The booze comes through in a nice warming way. Texture is perfect - slick medium with an effervescent tart tingle on the tongue (K came up with that one). Awesome stuff. I’ve tried the regular beer geek and loved it - this has that warmth I dig and more alcohol, so... +1 point.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Listigovers (854) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
Oh, WOW. Where do you start with a behemoth like this beer? Pours pure black, with a very dark brown head that seems to melt right into the beer. It smells like the back of a coffee shop, extremely pungent coffee smell. First thing you notice when taking a sip, the palate is wonderful. It is extremely thick and creamy, a step above full bodied. Then the flavours of coffee and chocolate wash over you, a liquid dessert. It finishes very dry, and the coffee taste lingers for ages. Not boozy for ~11%, absolutely phenomenal. Split bomber with a friend and it took us about 40 minutes to drink, it’s a big one folks. Perfect scores across the board for a beer that reminded me why I am so enthusiastic about a good beer :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
500 mL bottle from West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, served in a snifter. Pours deep black with a tall, rocky light brown head. Some proteinaceous sludge escaped from the bottle. The carbonation is initially vigorous, but it settles quickly to become quite soft. As it does, the head fades down to a thin cover and eventually to nothing at all. The aroma is big coffee with chocolate, yeast, nuts, burnt malt and smoke. The flavour reflects the aroma: it is moderately sweet throughout with strong bitterness and acidity entering in the latter half. The finish is lingering malt. On the palate, it feels thick and creamy, with a smooth texture. The finish is moderately astringent. Overall, a very nice imperial stout. The aroma is not as complex as it could be but the flavour evolves nicely. Very drinkable: it’s hard to believe this is 10.9% ABV. While the sludge was slightly off-putting, the oatmeal makes for a very interesting texture in an imperial stout. Well worth a try (or two). 2010-06-04

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Time to try this one after watching an episode on the Discovery channel talking about coffee made with beans that were eaten, then expelled by the civet. Bottoms up! Pours a deep, dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dark tan head. The aroma is a deep mixture of coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Wow, that has one strong taste! The initial bite is a slight alcohol flavor followed by the roasted malts and coffee. For 10.9%, the alocohol is actully hidden pretty well. The black coffee taste lingers in the mouth well after you have taken a sip. The mouthfeel is medium/heavy. Not as heavy as I thought it was going to be. I really am enjoying this beer. The coffee is so center stage and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1859) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
tap at Blind Tiger - Molasses, roast, creamy prune and molasses, some tartness. Yummy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Pours a dark brown color with medium sized, light brown, frothy head. Aroma is floral hops, rich coffee notes and light roasted malt and molasses. Taste is rich, dark coffee up front milk chocolate, molasses, light licorice and roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel and balance conceals the alcohol well. Solid.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorstig (51) - Oegstgeest, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle@home. Black with an attractive brown head. Wondefull complex on the nose; each nosing opens up new aroma’s: tar, charcoal, brandy, some peat smoke, fresh hops,bayleave licorice, leather, a certain "je ne sais quoi" which maybe is the civet coffee ? Truly amazing. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, mild carbonation; hints of cacao, roasted malt, very strong black coffee, toast. Lovely balanced dry finish which leaves a sweet sticky aftertaste in the mouth. A work of art.


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