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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1518   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (972) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle Thanks to Tmoney99. Pours a dark rich mocha with a thin tan head. Aroma is strong with coffee. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, and something sweet, maybe it was the malts. On the palate it is chewy and rich. THe flavor brings out the coffee and sweetness and it finishes a tad bit dry leaving a nice roasted coffee aftertaste. A great beer, considering it has poo in it ;-).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2009
A tall and frothy dark brown head elevates over the massive black body. Subtle smokey dark berries try to take on the massive coffee smell with a certain success. Heavy roastiness comes across not without a considerable acidity, slightly fruity at that, but also metallic and chalky which removes nodes as far as the overall balance is concerned. The acidity and coffee flavours just do not blend all that well together. A bit brutal carbonation which carries gazy fruitiness to the rear as more coffee lingers in the long finish. Chewy, yet relatively airy body which is never syrupy with its sharpish carbonation. In fact, the palate is dry all along, almost lacking in residual sugars. I’m not a big fan of sweetness, but I reckon it could add a certain extra dimension around here. Alcohol remains relatively subtle for a beer of this magnitude (though it grows up as it warms), but I’m not awfully impressed with its focus nor can I be with its complexity, so I must go a bit against the grain here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7349) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2009 Bottle, Olympen Mat Og Vinhus, Oslo. The most expensive bottle of beer I’ve ever not bought (Dirtman’s round). But The Weasel caught up with me and made me pay eventually, scampering off with my wallet at the airport. Anyway, glossy onyx with a thick, persistent yellowy collar draping the glass. Fresh squeezed sweaty grapefruit citrus and blackened toast aroma with a definite waft of the gents about it. Creamy, savoury, oily deep brew demanding respect with dark, dark carbonised barley, 80% cocoa and massive bittering hop. Deep raisiny cocoa more than coffee, but it’s there in the dregs. Pungent, smooth and lovely. Was just expecting a squeeze more weasel...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Great, not gonna say much as I felt it was very similar to Mikkeller’s beer geek breakfast, only a little smoother and some what less acidic. Very good brew pick it up if you can.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2009
From a 500mL Bottle. Pours a pitch black, opaque obsidian color with a thick head of frothy tan. Rich malty aromas of graham cracker, toasted oats, and black licorice. Moderately roasty with a subtle, but silky smooth coffee character woven into the malt profile. Just a kiss of minty hops and a pleasing, caramelized sugar, burned prune/raisin sweetness. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a soft, silky texture - really borderline oily in nature. Packed with flavor, but well attenuated. Flavors start out a bit sweet, with notes of molasses, brown sugar, and dark chocolate. Some of the minty hops begin to come out mid-palate before the coffee really takes over. Very thick, espresso like finish with a bold coffee flavor. I’m trying my best to be skeptical of the hyped civet-coffee in this beer, but the coffee flavor is truly outstanding. It’s rich, thick, and roasty without any of the unpleasant astringency, bitterness, or boiled coffee flavors that pollute 90% of the coffee beers out there. Points for using the coffee in an appropriate manner. After a few sips, the coffee is pretty much the only dark flavor profile I pick up, but I can dig that. The hops are still evident and compliment the coffee nicely. Slightly boozy warmth in the finish. The last remaining two inches of my bottle contained a nasty amount of gelatinous sludge that plopped unceremoniously into my glass; I could have done without that. Otherwise, a superbly executed beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06 (6292) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2009
500 ml bottle. Pours black with a large frothy tan head. The aroma is dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, and fine coffee. As we discussed at our tasting, the coffee does not dominate the nose, but instead integrates nicely with the other aromas. The flavor is again very well balanced with nothing being overly dominant: dark roasted malts, espresso, dark chocolate, anise, vanilla, and molasses. The finish has a dry bitterness to it. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. I liked Beer Geek Breakfast and this one is even better.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle at 10am on the day of gears81’s wedding, Congratulations Jake!! Very impressed with this tasty brew. I’ve recently given up on coffee imperial stouts, but Brunch Weasel it much more balanced than the likes of Jav-ha amongst others. The oatmeal also added a nice creamy body that made this so great. Aroma was a refreshing chocolate and coffee, but not too bitter or astringent. Flavor was creamy chocolate and coffee, with a nice bitterness. A very good brew indeed.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MIBRomeo (2568) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Jet black pour huge frothy chocolate oatmeal looking head with thick lacing. Very nice aroma, big full chcolaty light bitter cocoa powder and hints of butter lots and lots of coffee more espresso like. Palate is a little lighter than I like but is well coated and creamy. Delicious loads of smooth coffee with out the acidic bitterness that coffee tends to provide, lots of chocolate malts lightly sweet so creamy, almost a hint of vanilla in the finish. So rich.. very very good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma is bitter chocolate and hints of coffee, but very light hints. The mouthfeel on this isn’t my bag at all--pretty lively carbonation and medium thickness at best for an imperial stout. The taste is strongly astringent, especially in the finish. A bit of sweet chocolate right at first, but the middle is bitter coffee with a heavy dose of alcohol and then the astringent finish. Average at best.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkunz (19) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Big thick tan head. Black. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, caramel, alcohol, and a faint citrus. good robust mouthfeel. dry, bitter, coffee, chocolate, with a bit of earthyness, smoked and apple. Great


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