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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1452   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Poured in to snifter glass from bomber, and shared with Alex to celebrate graduating from Wesleyan University. Appears dark brown with a medium tan-brown rocky head. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasty-mocha, with some nuttiness for depth. Flavors swirl gently, a wonderful array of smooth dark chocolate, Belgian chocolate, vanilla beans, buttery coffee and toasted wood. The palate present is just so soft despite the high ABV, aided by some pearly, rolling carbonation. Nothing is too forward here; if anything the “weasel” coffee lends balance, nuttiness, and soft roasted character. An excellent beer, a treat to drink, and worthy of searching out. Which I will again now that I live in CA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle pours black with off white head. The aroma is of espresso, oatmeal, and bakers chocolate. The flavor imparts much the same, with an additional lactic nature to make it more balanced. The palate is pretty silky and smooth. Overall, pretty impressive. Points added for poop.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle pours jet black with a brown fluffy head. Huge coffee aroma. Slight espresso bitterness in the beginning of the taste. This is followed by a great, slightly thick, body and mouthfeel. Some chocolate, coffee and tobacco in the flavor. Very nice beer.

4.3
   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?

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (12314) - 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.

4
   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.

4.2
   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.

4.5
   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.

4.1
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3342) - 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.


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