Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1557   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Formerly brewed by Mikkeller at NÝgne ō, Norway, now at Lervig, Norway.
This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the worldís 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2009
By far the best imperial stout Iíve ever had to this point. Very potent and dark but still extremely smooth and drinkable. Pours a dark black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor is very roasted with some dark fruit and chocolate coming through. Surprisingly the coffee is not too over powering and really only made a statement at the finish. Imperial stouts are not my favorite style and Iím rating this a bit harder for how drinkable it was for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle 鸴ml). Shared by biegaman. Opaque, thick-looking black, largish creamy brown head. Acidic aroma of coffee and cream, minty and roasty. Taste - same, more alcohol, diminishes as it warms - a little creamy, but not lactic really - nice. Light body, acidic, slightly boozy finish - solid, solid impy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1981) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle. Pour is a bubbly black with a diminishing head of very dark tan head. The surface continues to dot with bubbles even after quote a while. The aroma is coffee, roasty and bitter. The flavors are also roasty with a backdrop of sweet chocolate, that lingers. Really nicely put together beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 THOUGHTS: I figured this would be good, but in the back of my mind I looked forward to writing a review that said I had a beer that tasted or smelled like shit Ö literally. But seriously, this was a lot like Beer Geek Breakfast. I thought this was a little nicer and better balance, but both are a little overly bitter. Much coffee-like bitterness. Hid alcohol fairly well, except for the aroma. It just kept getting better the warmer it got, but it was really more of a ramped up coffee stout than a true imperial stout. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was opaque black in the glass with an average, light to medium brown head that quickly diminished, but left fair lacing. The aroma was pretty much only moderate to heavy strong coffee and roasted malt, along with way lighter chocolate, light alcohol and underlying dark fruit. The initial flavor was sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was very sweet, then very bitter with a long duration. There was roasted malt, strong coffee, then bitter coffee and slight alcohol, bitter hops, and bitter chocolate too and a little dark fruit. The hops and coffee blended. Actually everything blended in perfect unison, but there wasnít enough malt to balance things completely. The medium to full body was sort of creamy with lightly fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic lightly astringent and lightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (10285) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2009
courtesy of fiulijn - dark black colour with a solid dark beige foam; strongly roasted coffeish aroma with notes of ashes; creamy mouthfeel and full-bodied, quite low carbonation, moderately dry and long bitter coffeish finish; very hoppy - superb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
Sampled at DōE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a black beer with almost no head (light brown). The aroma is rounded with coffee, roasted malt and licorice. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is roasted, with a good body, has slight notes of alcohol. Overall this beer has a good balance and complexity. A very good beer considering it is brewed on stuff that has been through the digestionsystem on a weasel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geokkjer (6401) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle.Pours jet black with a huge coffee colored head.Very appealing .Big aroma of roasted malts and lotís and lotís of coffee.Hints of chocolate.The taste is in the same vain with lotís of coffee and roasted flavors.Really silky smooth on the tongue .Heavenly, a world class beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle: Hands down, the best coffee stout Iíve ever had...now I canít say it competes with "The Shit" but itís pretty fíing good. Pours a dark, silky black with no head...nose is just an intense amount of fine coffee with a bit of black cherry and bakerís chocolate apparent as well. The thing I love the most about these impyís from overseas is the body...they donít seem to go for the thickest or heaviest brew imaginable. The body is ridiculous drinkable but with a nice silkiness and perfect carbonation. Iíve got to assume itís the yeast strain they use. Anyways...flavors consisted of strong, elite-level coffee, mild chocolate, some roasted nuts and a bit of anise. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (938) - Nibe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2009 Bottle. Black with brown head. Aroma coffee, roasted malts, hopps. Taste coffe roasted malts and hopps. Long finish. Nice beer and worth a try even though it doesnīt quite meet my expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3526) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2009
Rich brown head carbonation good,large craters forming in the head as it dissolves great look,aroma coffee,from the rich dark pour,rich and smooth,liccorice and caramel come to mind,flavour velvety like at first,bitter tops,caramel oats smoothness,sweetness not as strong as bitter but a good mixture,at 10% alcohol it is very easy drinking.Hints of dark fruits in there with the mild smooth richness,finish bitter/sweet velvet like so smooth going down.

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