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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1686   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15468) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Black with tan head that fades. Aroma of big dark chocolate that is sweet, booze, big roastedness and creamed coffee. Taste is big sweet chocolate that ends in coffee bite. Bitter finish lingers. Heavy bodied and oily on the palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Pitch black pour with a creamy brown head. Aroma is dark roast, coffee, chocolate, a bit of fruit and molasses. Flavor is a bit roasty and bitter, with lots of coffee. Very tasty stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1415) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2010
500 mL bottle. Pours black with a light brown head. Deep aromas of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and some dark fruits. Flavor has a lot of lightly roasted coffee, but not an overwhelming amount, backed up with bitter chocolate and some hoppy bitterness. One of the best coffee stouts I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle thanks to fata2683. Pours inky black with dark brown large foamy head. Aroma is nutty, pecan, coffee, hint of vanilla, roasty, bitter. Flavor is coffee, bitter, BBQ, earth, dirty, roast, nice bitterness on the back end. Alcohol is well hidden. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2010
In short: A brutal, very brutal, highly roasted boozy and chalky coffee beer.
How: Bottle 500ml. Many times. This rating for a bottle almost 1 year of age.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention
In long: Big nose with lots of tar, coffee and dark berries. Taste is scarily aggressive. Alcohol is more than apparent, this is a very boozy beer, feels even more than 10.9%. Highly roasted malts, like burnt campfire wood. Lots of cheap black coffee (more black coffee than roasted coffee beans). Body is too thin for the strength of the beer. I liked the lack of sweetness sensation but I missed the lack of corpulence. A surprising amount of green bitter hops in the finish, reminiscent of the Mikkeller Black Hole hopping. Finish is harsh, very harsh. Leaves a wood chalk sensation. I really don’t understand the buzz about this brutal beer. As subtle as a sledgehammer smash in the genitals.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6428) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2010
Bottled. Dark color, short lasting head. Aroma of heavy coffee, roasted malt, slight licorice. Taste of roasted malts, nice coffee, hint of sweetness, bit licorice. Lovely stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2010
On tap. Black color, brown head; sweet aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate plus some alcohol presence; quite full-bodied with very low carbonation, a bit sticky mouthfeel, but not in disturbing way; roasted malty and somewhat bitter flavor with maple syrupy sweetness, coffee and alcohol coming through in the finish. Didn´t do "it" for me yet - I don´t know who to blame - but I´m looking forward to trying a bottled version, or anything again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
Aroma is of coffe and liqourish. Taste is powerful - spicy, salty, liquorish, and is dominated by coffe. Finish is roasted and dry. A really good IS. Not very complex, but powerful and very enjoyable without becoming overwhelming. One of the best beers in this style I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 33cl (recently brewed at Br. Lervig), exclusive Danish brew, with coffee, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, small head, top class!, yet expensive!


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