Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1632   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at home with David.
I’ve had maybe 7 or 8 bottles of this now. Figured I should get round to rating it. If ever a beer was worth a five for appearance, this is it. Pitch black, thick and viscous with a thin properly brown head that can be replenished at will with a swill, leaving excellent glass coating lace. Smell... bloody hell. Outstanding. Unreal chocolate, stunning coffee, sugar, dark fruit, leather and rich creamy alcohol. Nothing like as much poo as the original cask version had. (Once again, thanks to Mikkel and Henrik for letting us help ourselves that night at the festival.) The flavour is just ridiculously good. Each sip seams to taste slightly different. Chocolate of a glorious Belgian variety mixed with a hint of U.S. sweetness. Coffee, yup, it’s Kopi Loewak, what can I say? It’s as good as it gets. The bitterness is perfect, the roasty character is equally so, DAMN it’s good. The alcohol is clear but just absolutely adorable. One of those erm, go on... get me drunk you crazy bastard type beers. Toasted bread. Lots of rawhide leathery madness and just a hint of sourness. Finish? Seriously, does it actually finish? It just runs on to the next sip. Big lengthy bitterness and some almost bretty type notes roll around in the mouth as long as you fancy waiting to sample the crazy chocolate and coffee front end again. Creamy dreamy palate with absolutely perfect carbonation for the rest of the beer. Enough to make it lively, enough to wash it down and make it surprisingly drinkable, not too much to take away the flavour and silky goodness. Finesse is through the roof. An absolute delight. I’ve tried all the other versions of this crazy stuff and this is without a doubt the best one. It wants for nothing. Mikkeller are world class, in my personal top five in the world. For me, call me crazy, this is their best beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joen (42) - Tricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2010
Pitchblack beer with dark brown head. A bit hoppy odour. It feels a bit thick in the mouth. A bit diacetyl, butter creamy sensation. Well balanced coffee flavour, which enhances it’s bitterness. Not to be used as brunch, If you want to have the job done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Pours a opaque black color with a dark brown head. Aroma is caramel, dark chocolate, roast, coffee, molasses, and some spicy hops. Flavor is caramel, roast, chocolate, coffee, molasses, roast, brown sugar, spicy hops, and an alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (4047) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2010
Bottle at home. Pours pitch black with a large, foamy, dark tan head. Aroma is very intense and reminds me of good coffee, roasted malts and licorice. A very dry aroma it is as well. Awesome flavor, again very intense and of coffee and oak. Very well balanced bitterness with some sweet hints. Full bodies and a great mouthfeel. Just awesome beer with a very nice lingering bitter aftertaste. Love this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2010
Bottle: this one was amazing, a lots going on, black with a brown head, very rich malt, toasted malt, burnt malt, extra dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocca butter, wet wood, charred wood, ash, cherries, black coffee, espresso, light acidity, some smoke, dark caramel, oatmeal, velvety, creamy full bodied, the best beer i tasted so far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
M’ARCOlizzo (31) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2010
Questa Oatmeal stout è prodotta con l’aggiunta di uno tra i caffè più pregiati al mondo, il Kopi Luwak, tipico di alcune isole dell’arcipelago indonesiano. Questo caffè, mangiato e parzialmente digerito dallo zibetto delle palme, risulta quindi meno amaro e con un’aroma molto più marcato del caffè a cui siamo abituati. L’aroma ed il gusto risultano quindi fortemente caratterizzati dal caffè e dalla sua tostatura. In bocca è quasi oleosa, ma vellutata allo stesso tempo. Ottimo bilanciamento tra note dolci e sentori più amari.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Pours solid black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla cream, roast malt and coffee. Taste is bitter roast coffee and dark chocolate with sweet mocha. Oily texture, very smooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2010
At 4:20 Rome. Great looking warm-black coloured beer with a beautiful ultra fine bubbled head on top. Aroma reveals a spectrum of complex coffee sensation, some accents of fine hops with herbal characteristics like mint and ferns, touches of fresh vanilla, brown Rhum, leather, honey, maple sirup, a complex touch of fine roasted malts and hints of nuts. The taste is just fantastic, first, the alcohol is very well hidden and for such a big beer, it remains extreemly refined and elegant. There is allot going on with the taste of this fantastic beer, it has a smooth mouthfeel with a very fine carbonation and a touch of velvet angels. The coffee sensation are amazing yet not overpowering wich is good. The great malt selection is the real backbone of this beer, it has some dry malty edges that puts the refreshing hops in the spotlights and also gives it some complex earthy notes to it. The more round malts used in this beer accentuates the nutty, honeyed and more bisquit like smoothness in this brew combined with some underlaying touches of dried fruits such a raisins. The roasted part is most amazing due to the professionalisme of the brewer, he knows like no other how to combine a top coffee like ca phe chon with torrefied malts. This is a real treat, a symphonie of aroma and taste "SHIT what a beer". Aftertaste is rich, refined, super complex and very very long. It takes you on a journey of a 1001 taste and aroma sensations and leaves you with a happy smile on you face.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kromamc (192) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2010 Porca troia! una birra da oscar! il caffè utilizzato è uno dei migliori del mondo e rende questa birra allucinante! le note del caffè sono avvolgenti e rimangono presenti sia in naso ke in bokka... tutto perfettamente equilibrato con il corpo e l’amaro....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7254) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
big aromas .. great brown lacing .. soil, coffee, reduced molasses aromas .. . so much flavour packed into the mouthfeel.. . extremely smooth and RICH! .. . fantastic stuff . . easy to drink.. . nice, but no holds bar .. . funny though, i have a pet weasel myself I and fed it coffee beans and dug it out of the shit and brewed up a cup, ..strange tasting coffee...

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