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 Ngne , Norway, now at Lervig, Norway.
This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the worlds 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a creamy ring of head.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, earth and peat.

Taste: Peat, vanilla, chocolate and chipotle.

Mouthfeel: Chalky and full. Modest carbonation.

Overall: Very enjoyable, very complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Pitch black pour, light, brown foam collar. Aroma is big on coffee, subtle roast, a little smoke, peat, liqourice, vanilla, molasses, ash and a small amount of hops. Taste is big on coffee, subtle roast, liqourice, vanilla, bittering hops, figs, bitter roast, dark berries and a lot of bitter chocolate. Quite bitter finish with lots of coffee-bitterness. Dry palate, full body, low-medium carbonation, long duration. Excellent! Nice from tap as well. Bottle. Just had myself the bottled edition of this wonderful beer, and was quickly forced to acknowledge the sheer enormity of this brew. The haunting and ominous blackness of the pour, the tantalizing brown head, the mysterious and intriguing aroma that attacks the nostrils with bucketloads of coffee, subtle roast and chocolate, the sumptuous flavor, adequately bittered, subtly roasted, peated and packed with more coffee leaves imperceptibly little to be desired. To me, this is a monster of a beer; Interesting, heavy-duty, complex and beautiful. Absolutely recommendable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (635) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Bomber. Pours an exquisite black with a thin film of brownish-red head that fizzes away to a fine lacy layer. The coffee and chocolate aroma on this beer is just plain abundant and oh so rich. Before I even poured it was getting into my nostrils and setting up camp. First taste is wild of coffee, followed by black licorice and booze, and root beer?! The abc is well-hidden for now, but I suspect it will become more obvious as the beer warms, which shouldnt take long on this hot night. Such an interesting impy stout... Really unique, and as it warms the anise and vanilla combo comes even more to the forefront. Not my favorite ever, but certainly a singular brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Stouts for summer. Why not? While lots of folks are reaching for a pilsner or pale ale, I figured Id go the opposite direction, drinking some stouts, which I usually prefer to have in the dead of winter. Reading the label makes me nervous. Im drinking a beer made with weasel poo. Okay then. Lets try it out. 16.9 ounce bottle oured into a snifter glass. Pour reminds me of chocolate syrup, with a quarter inch dark tan head. Nice dark brown to black color. Smell is incendiary, with burnt chocolate, a little coffee, and tons of roasted notes. Some alcohol is there as well. The first taste is quite warming, with notes of wood and raspberry/cherry cascading down with coffee and roasted chocolate flavors. Its a thick beer, the sipping kind. Feels like I should be snowed in someplace drinking this for warmth. As the beer warms the flavors expand, running the gamet from somewhat fruity and sweet to somewhat bitter and roasted. Really complex stuff. Gets better the longer you drink it. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2010
black with large tan head. nose of coffee and some nuttyness. firm bitterness before roasty and chocolate notes. a bit of fruitiness suprisingly. overall somewhat disappointing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2010
This beer pours an inky black color with a thick and pillowy dark brown head that diminishes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, burnt malt and dark chocolate. Rich body with flavors of roasted coffee, earthy malt, bittersweet chocolate and some hops. The finish is moderately bitter coffee with a lingering dark chocolate aftertaste. What on the surface seems to be a novelty beer is actually a delicious Imperial Stout, and one of the better ones I have had in awhile at that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2010
19 ounce bottle-A black pour -dark brown head-aroma and taste of roasted coffee,bitter chocolate,dark berries-creamy sweet expesso like finish.overall this has to be one of my favorite imperial stouts.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2013 Pulled a bottle from the cellar, about three years old. Very dark pour with a minimal dark brown head. Complex nose with a cornucopia of dried fruits and a background of coffee and woodsy aromas. The nose is a thing of absolute beauty. Huge on the palate with more of the same and a toasty chocolatey midpalate with a woodsy accent. Long, dynamic finish. Truly amazing stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5895) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has chocolate, cream, dates, prunes, licorice, light coffee and green apples. The body is thick, lush and smooth with light sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with thick oatmeal stout flavor, very roasty malt, earthy / spicy hops, dry cocoa and only a hint of coffee. There is more coffee on the finish and a nice hop bite. The is a very nice stout with good balance to all of the flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark brown-black. Tiny khaki cap, decent retention. Very sparse lacing. S: Dark, roasted coffee. Bitter dark chocolate. Caramel malts. Booze. T: A nice earthy, roasted coffee character dominates the profile. Nice underlying chocolate and caramel. The earthy character is the only thing that really hints at the origin of the coffee! Slight booze burn. M: Thick, chewy. Moderate carbonation. Slightly boozy. Nice lingering finish. O: Top notch. An interesting brew with an interesting story. Worth a try.

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