Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 1429   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
22oz bottle. Black with big brown head. Beautiful coffee stout with big roast, a smooth sweetness, and a big dose of non-bitter coffee. A little dark fruit. Just a lovely coffee stout. Truly special. Who knew that something from an animal’s ass could taste so good?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Grovlam swears that the story about the civet is true, but I remain skeptical. Anyway, it doesn’t matter whether people pay good money to properly clean weasel shit or not, this is one fine beer. Definitely worth seeking out and cherishing. If anyone has proof positive of the weasel story, please let me know.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Very smooth with a coffee heavy aroma and flavor. A much bigger then expected hop punch in the aftertaste. Overall very solid, quite consumable even at 11% or so. For approx 20 bucks I won’t revisit, but glad to have had the opportunity to have a go around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Rating 250...Pour is black with brown tint, thick creamy brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma is alcohol, chocolate and coffee...the coffee isn’t prominent like I was hoping. Flavor starts sweet and finishes bitter, wonderfully complex stuff. Palate is smooth, clean, rich and full bodied...soft carbonation. Easy as hell to drink but was hoping the coffee was center stage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2009
The beer poured a thick brown head and it slowly receded. The coffee tastes are great, but I don’t know if I can tell a difference from the crazy coffee they put in it. You don’t get the alcohol taste and the beer itself is well rounded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Looking forward to this rating but spilled a fair amount of the brew while trying to get an angle on the appearance of it. Probably had too many before testing, so may need to re-rate later. Sweet roasted malt aroma with some earth and smoke. Taste was slightly acidic and sweetish with a biting palate. Rich and thick enough - slight pudding qualities but not overly thick. Very good from what I remember.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Thick black body with ultra thick chocolate head. Lovely deep roast piques the olfactory senses. Mild sensation of burnt black patent, nuances of chocolate with alcohol content amazingly well masked. The second wave brings coffee grain and coffee berry along with a streak of dark chocolate alcohol syrup. Roasty body with mild roughness of burnt black barley notes. Medium dry. Touches of dark baker’s chocolate. Deep chthonic, stygian darkness with a well of alcohol at the depths. Roast barley and black patent unrestrained and all over. Tinge of chocolate sweetness through the finish, and then black barley reappears.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours opaque black with a massive brown head. Sweet chocolate and oatmeal aroma. Full, oily body and minimal carbonation. Sweet coffee and chocolate taste with a smoky espresso finish. This one lived up to the billing: a pretty amazing brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grandgenie (259) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
Commandé avec bieropholie et après une attente de 4 mois j’ai enfin reçu ce petit bijoux. Bouteille de 16,9oz avec une étiquette autour du goulot écris à la main disant ceçi: CO 11126961 et 45-235B-00. Dégusté avec Glandine dans un verre ballon de maudite et dégusté à 4 degré celcius en progression vers une température pièce. Une apparence d’un noire obscure avec une mousse tenace de couleur brune avec un beau collet d’au moin 2 pouces laissant chaque trace sur le verre. Arômes intense et complexe mariant plusieurs subtilités: crême, noisette, vanille, fûmé, chocolat noir, mélasse et de café comme j’ai jamais senti auparavent. Un goût des plus luxueux et équilibré, crémeux avec une bonne amertume. La noisette est dissimulé entre la vanille, le café, la mélasse, le chocolat noir , les truffles et une touche de cerise. La sensation en bouche est indescriptive, du jamais vu !, de la rondeur, du délicat et où es l’alcool ...je la sent sur mes gencives mais elle ne fait pas son pourcentage car je ne la goûte presque pas. Quelle plénitude ! un produit carpe diem.........

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2009 In the words of Keith Jackson, "Whoa, Nelly, we have a winner on our hands!" The pour here is onyx with no light through and 2-finger brown head that leaves copious lacing. The aroma here is immense; a medley of dark malt, dark choc, coffee, mild hops, nuts, and molasses. The taste is rich, complex, well balanced, with dark malt and chocoff at the forefront, and slight fruit, molasses, nuts, and oaty, earthy peaty notes throughout. Gets a bit more acidic at the end, but this one is to Impy Stouts what a fine Cuban cigar is to a regular maduro. It has similarities to Beer geek breakfast, but smoothed out and a bit more immense throughout. The alcohol in this is amazingly well hidden, and the greatness that is this beer makes me proud to sample just about anything that comes out of a civet’s ass in the future. Get ya some, and do it today, even if you have to go down to the local ASPCA and grab a civet temporarily. Crosby shoots...he scores!

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