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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1485   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly brewed by Mikkeller at NÝgne ō, Norway, now at Lervig, Norway.
This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the worldís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle. Aged at 54 degrees for about 5 months since purchased. Jet black pour with a frothy milk chocolate head. The head fades after a few moments leaving trace lacing on the glass. Great nose. Anise and sugary/creamy coffee. Huge flavor. Big coffee roast without bitterness until after the sip is long gone. Some warming alcohol at first but not overpowering considering the high ABV. Palate isnít as thick as I anticipated. This beer is quite drinkable and has a thin, oily mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle.Dark with large brown head. Coffee and a bit alcoholic. Dry. I actually prefer the Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast since it is not that strong. Nevertheless, this is a really good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2009
This is a unique brew for sure. Pours pretty thick and clumpy towards the end - unlike any Iíve seen before. Aroma is mostly roasted malt and some coffee notes. Flavor is smooth - classic IRS plus unique coffee flavors. Not extremely complex but the blend is extremely satisfying. Mouthfeel is sticky and creamy. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
16 ounce bottle purchased at Perryís in Livermore, CA. Anise, slightly ethanolic aroma with some roasted notes, too. I donít really detect too much in the way of coffee. Not an overly impressive nose. Opaque dark brown/black body with a large, brown foamy head and great lacing. Very attractive. Lots of roastiness and chocolate flavors to start, before it becomes pretty burnt and boozy. This does have a very nice smooth and creamy body. Finishes a bit fruity and astringent. I donít get too much in the way of coffee in this, and I personally thought that this was a pretty boring beer. Certainly doesnít come close to most of the other coffee stouts (Speedway Shit, Peche Mortel, Founderís)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
You always remember your first times. Kissing a girl. Riding a bull. Jumping out of an airplane. And drinking a stout made from droppings of a civet.

The beer was phenomenal and quite an experience, but honestly..I couldnít tell the coffee used in it was from a civet, but apparently it was so Iím going with it. Roasted coffee, alcohol, rich vanilla cream and dark chocolate dominate the nose. Flavor seemed to echo the aroma, with coffee being the most pronouced, but there was a light sourish/tangy effect, that went with what I thought was dark chocolate chips...like a cheap bakers chocolate almost. There was enough dark fruity sweetness and alcohol in here to notice, but seemed in the right amounts. Silky smooth mouthfeel, just coats the mouth. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a huge tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is coffee, sweet malt, with a bitter finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle... Poured deep brown nearly black with a light brown head. Roasted coffees and a little bit of booze on the nose. Great tasting brew with a big coffee profile and smooth, alcohol sweetness to counter. I wonderfully bold brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
elhefeweizen (38) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2009
a superb beer, something of a concept sell because of the coffee sort, but still extremely flavorful. Chewy, thick, creamy mocca colored head. A meal in a bottle. One of mikkellers finest.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
A deliciously jet black pour with a filthy brown head that leaves nice tan lacing. Aroma is burnt toast and coffee, but some sweet vanilla, oak and dark fruit notes. Flavor is just shockingly strong coffee and chocolate flavor, and astringently bitter. Chewy mouthfeel, finishes like you just ate unsweetened chocolate covered coffee beans. This is everything an imperial stout should be, nothing itís not. Unless you donít like coffee, but then why the hell would you buy this beer?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2009
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. black with a khaki head. nose is ummm, coffee and roasted malts perhaps? thickness is great and the coffee hangs around for a long time with the roastiness coming in to visit in the end.


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