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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1415   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Poured at 10am a persistent cat poo black with glorious lasting espresso style foam which clung with claws to the glass. Delicious odours of sweet black roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and soy sauce percolate from the inky black sludge. The flavor matches the aroma, it is sweet, rich, intensely roasted and intensely coffee with a bitter coffee ending. Mouthfeel is thick and slick. Overall, this is good stuff, but would be better without all the sludge in the bottom.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
studhamster (11) - Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a midnight brown with a massive head. Aromas are fairly weak... a bit of dark malt, oatmeal, and coffee, but I was expecting a little more aggression. Flavor is a great mix of oatmeal, milk chocolate and coffee malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Pour is opaque black with an effervescent, moderately full, light brown, fluffy head which settles in some time to a small, frothy layer and leaves some sporadic lace. Nose is tremendous with a rich, dark coffee roast, lots of black strap molasses, some earthy and cedar hops, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, light warmth, some toasted oats, and faint candied currants. Flavor is good with lots of dark chocolate and black strap molasses, coffee is present but more as an undertone (rich and dark roast), some toffee in there, cedar hops, burnt caramel, and the same faint candied currants. Palate is nice with a full body, velvety and round texture, and soft to lively; warmth is very faint but is noticed in the belly. Finishes fairly long with lots of molasses, light chocolate, light cedar hops, and the lingering undertones of the Civet Coffee. A very nice oatmeal imperial stout with good coffee undertones and lots of rich malt to back. The only complaint I have with this one is that it could handle a bit more complexity but this bottle is young and in some time it may be excellent. Mikkeller does some great stuff and this was certainly no disappointment. A great addition to the Beer Geek Breakfast and I look forward to trying this one in the future.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle. Ruby-black beer with a big brown head. Roasty, dark malt aroma - coffee not as strong as expected. Rich chocolate and coffee flavor. Fuller bodied. Chocolate lingers with toffee and coffee. Coffee compliments without being overpowering.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle from partdudes, merrillville, IN. Opaque black with creamy burnt tan head. Aroma is big but well balanced coffee with dry roast, chocolate. Dry roast flavor with big espresso, old coffee, chocolate morsels, big flavor, very big. Medium to full with creaminess. Like a chocolate coffee with creamer, pretty amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Impressive thick and dense dark tan head. Lots of ring lace. Near black in color. No light passes through. Coffee and cream aroma. Very dark flavors of black patent, almost like espresso. Lighter body than I expected. Lots of chewy burnt malts--subtle dark molasses sweetness in the background. The aftertaste is quite bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (1939) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Black body, with a large brown head. Aroma is cooffee, chocolate, vanilla and smoke. Flavor is also coffee, chocolate, vanilla and hops. Nice warm alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Black pour with a fairly large tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, vanilla, cream, butterscotch, milk chocolate and a nice lurking hop aroma. Not surprisingly, flavor is big on coffee, but not bitter. It’s more like coffe with cream in it that was steeped with a hop sack. Vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol, and a light hop flavor in the finish. Well balanced. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Dark dark brown, on the verge of black, with a sticky head that leaves copius lacing Smells like coffee, roasted barley, and toasty earthy notes. Very big and complex flavor. Rich in coffee, lots of chewy oats. Litterally, there were chunks of oats in the bottom of the bottle. The light carbonation breaks up the chewiness a little.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2009
500ml bottle served in a snifter. This stout poured a solid black with a one-finger thick head of spongy tan foam. Pretty good retention and lacing. The aroma was all about the coffee. Big and bold heavily roasted coffee along with strong bittersweet chocolate. The flavor had fresh black coffee, milk chocolate, some caramel, and also a bit of charred malt. Powerful and roasty, but not overly bitter. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and velvety smooth. Basically an amped up version of Beer Geek Breakfast. Excellent coffee flavor. Nice beer.


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