Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1719   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Em (102) - USA - JUN 24, 2010
Very strong chocolate taste. Creamy and has the texture of something similar to syrup. Taste stays in my mouth for awhile. A decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
From a bottle,Brown head,black in color,strong roasted coffee flavor,oatmeal chocolate flavor,Strongly recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2010
650mL bottle. Pours an inky black with a thin tan head. Aroma has alcohol, sweetness, coffee and a bit of licorice. Flavor has a bit of alcohol burn, a lot of bitter roast, darkly roasted coffee. Finish is quite bitter and a touch astringent. Like the coffee was overextracted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2010
First, I will say that to compare this beer to Alesmith Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout is a joke. The Alesmith just completely blows this away in every possible way. The nose fairly sweet, lots of sugary frappachino, some roast. Very sweet, lots of stale,dirty coffee, lots of chocolate, lots of roast. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
The pour reveals a deep black color with a thick, light brown head. Appealing aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Very good flavor of coffee and roasted malt with a bitter finish. The body is light to medium with soft carbonation. Great stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep opaque black, with a thin but foamy dark brown head. Nice, malty aroma, with lots of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. The flavor is excellent - oatmeal maltiness, with a nice coffee bite, and a bit of funk. The alcohol helps balance out the flavors nicely. The aftertaste, for lack of a better description, is herbal and earthy (in a good way). Very complex. An excellent coffee stout - despite (or because of?) all the weasel poop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft – Churchkey (DC). Black, foamy dark tan head. Intense creamy earthed coffee nose warms to swirls of dark fruit and berry throughout. Earthy roasted coffee flavors prevail with a balancing act of dark fruit and burnt chocolate from start to finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Fantastic shit indeed…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle. Have had this beer numerous times, but never got around to rate it. Even though i have it before it still WOW’s me every time i taste it. The pour is opague black with no light coming through, just like motor oil. The aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is filled with roasted malts and coffee, there is also some rich dark chocolate, tar, charcoal, slight amount of darkfruit, and just the slightest amount of alcohol. The body is full, creamy and viscous. Overall an awsome brew. So complex yet so balanced, way to go Mikkeller!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle: Pours thick and oily, a dark brown color, with swirly, dark, single-layer dense bubbles atop. Nose is seriously inviting, has cookie-dough, molasses, and brown sugar notes combining with a sweet, and maybe even so slightly smokey coffee characteristic, resulting in a dessertish, yet with the smokey influence, refined olfactory experience. Flavors again give way to notes of cookie, molasses, and brown sugar with the coffee notes being joined by some fairly sweet chocolate touches, evident yet still only balancing hop bite, warm and only slightly suggestive alcohol undertones, and a finish that emphases the hop bite and the acidic and slightly smokey coffee edge while dropping a little bit of the sweetness. I really like the cookie/brown sugar/slightly smokey coffee characteristics...the hop level may be a bit brash in the finish, but possible not..the alcohol is not hidden per se, but it certainly compliments most of everything else that’s going on..undecided to whether i think its too sweet or not...but I’ll probably know by the end of the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2010
$13.99/550ml. Wine Stop. Honolulu,HI. A black beer with a huge expanding head that leaves big spaces between the bubbles as it fades. The aroma is super. A coffee lovers wet dream. Roasted black coffee but also some berries with some dark fruits. I also get the sense that this has lost some coffee aroma in this. The taste had coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, very grainy, roasted, burnt, and the mouthfeel was very creamy. I love coffee beers, but I like them fresh better. I feel like this beer is probably best when fresh as the coffee is more pronounced. Will seek ought the newest batch.

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