Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1685   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (7802) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
This honestly reminds me of an awesome American stout. There is a large amount of sweet, sour, and chocolate, subtley topped off by a wonderful coffee (tee-hee).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 7, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 Pours so rich and thick with a good head. The coffee is the biggest smell you get but there are hints at toasted malt and dark chocolate. The taste is huge coffee and a good dose of booze rounding out the malt and bakers chocolate. Just wish it was more readily available. SIGHHHH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2010
Bottle at home. Very dark brown, almost like pitch black. Oily head, don’t hold long. A bit of dark gold inside the head. Fruit-roasted-chocolate, cofffee, honey. Goes inside a little to easy. Feels a bit like oil. Very smooth. Roasted coffee, dark fruits, a lots of coffee in the taste. Bitter aftertaste and some salty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6269) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Thanks Hayduke! So black and so thick. A nice thick tan head. Aroma was not coffee but dark fruit and some powdery chocolate. The thick appearance translates to the feel. Velvety and substantial. There is quite a lot going on in the flavor and all of it is delightful and delicious. Dark fruit, licorice, chocolate, and, at the end, coffee. This was a surprisingly well hopped stout and those hops add a delightful offset. Finish was a flourish of dark fruit. Aftertaste went on forever. This is incredibly rich but not cloying at all. An all too rare perfect balance. What a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share. Pours black as night with a small dark brown head. Aroma has lots of licorice and some sweet and roasty notes. The flavor is sweet and roasty as well. Licorice, coffee, red berries, chocolate, ash, and a long earthy/liquoricey finish. The palate is rich and heavy. Nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3386) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Thick black pour with a tall, long lasting dark tan head. The aroma is strong sweet coffee. The flavor starts off where the aroma left off and adds a smooth roast malt bitterness underneath the coffee. Very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 24, 2010
Effing huge and effing amazing... dark, rich and intense. Beautiful rich dark malt notes are cut against by a troika of bitterness - roasted barley, hops and civet coffee.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2010
Bought from PRE-ZBF Alvinne beer shop. A great find on my wants’ list which I need to update. I poured slowly into the big ESB glass I use. The head was massive! Awesome dark rich smooth head! As a head goes this is probably the best yet! It peters out to smooth foam with bubbles stagnant and a crisp head around the glass. Ultra cool head work. This is the bomb. Well aroma is an instant of excessive rich dark malts; dry-roasted coffee, burnt toast, dark chocolate the good dark expensive stuff and vanilla. An awesome smell. Vaguely reminiscent of Stone’s Russian Imperial Stout which is kinda weird considering as logistics go! Taste is silky dark chocolate; vanilla, coffee, leather and a tad woody and oaky. Wow. This is superb. I am loving this. Up there with Black Damnation 2 as coffee stouts go and I’ve had two of the finest this week. I’m feeling lucky. Drinkability is good and balance is consistent. A little bitter kick. Finish is long; hot and chocolatey. Damn good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2010
This is the pinnacle of imperial stouts. It pours pitch black, with a giant frothy chocolate-milk head. The aroma is as usual for the style: strong chocolate, hints of roasted coffee beans. It tastes up front of sweet chocolate, and melts into a soft, lingering bitterness. The balance of sweetness to bitterness is perfect. The body is medium, neither watery nor thick like many imperial stouts. It has a creaminess like I’ve never encountered before in a non-nitrogenated beer. The texture is my favorite part of the beer. Imperial stouts are at the top of my personal list, and this beer is one of the best I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
A: The pour is black with a thin tan head on top which has some very nice retention and lacing. S: The nose is definitely heavy on the coffee with plenty of roasted malt as well. T: I was surprised that the flavor had the level of depth that it did. Certainly lots of coffee and roasted malt, but a nice amount of chocolate with a touch of smokiness. M: The body is medium with a slightly tingly carbonation which I wasn’t expecting. D: Probably the best Mikkeller beer I’ve had to date. Great coffee flavor and aroma and a solid all around beer.

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