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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1698   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Dark black with some red around the edges; medium tan head. Aroma of the finest and best weasel droppings I’ve yet to smell. Flavor - well, this really got me by surprise, as none of it is in the aroma. A ton of roasty coffee flavors; coffee bean oils. Unmistakeable aftertaste of some exquisite weasel droppings. Really, it sounds like a gimmick, and it is in fact a little strange, but this adds something entirely unique to this beer that you just won’t find in anything else. As far as the coffee goes, the effect reminds me of the best bottles of Peche Mortel, a flavor to truly relish. Light carbonation; light-medium sweetness; very slightly boozy but just perfect in that regard. Just an incredible beer, well worth getting my hands on this one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4985) - Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Comes out of the bottle a deep oily sable with a fine-bubbled tan head - very appealing! Aroma is like fine roast coffee with an overtone of molasses and a hint of unsweet chocolate. Flavor is oily and smoky, mainly of molasses and burnt chocolate with a strong touch of coffee and a whisper of grapefruit. Texture is smooth as glass with just a little tingle, and leaves a nice smoky finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 9, 2010
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 Absolutely brilliant! A thich aroma of coffee, roasted malts and a hint of chocolate and a wall of taste of coffee and pure niceness. Re-rate: The fist rating I did on this beer was obviously merely based on my memories of the beer, thus the lack of detail. Here is a more thorough review. The pour is dark as the night with a stunning dense brown head with the color like the foam of an espresso. The nose has coffee, chocolate, burnt caramel, brown sugar, dark ripe fruit, a hint of vanilla, hops. As you give it a swirl in the glass, a lot of sweetness comes in the shape of vanilla fudge and caramel. Really roasted and complex aroma. The taste is amazing. The chocolaty and coffeeish at first, then some dark fruits again as in the aroma, some hops, and just a wall of roasted espresso in the aftertaste along with some hops. Really really amazing. Delicious palate, very creamy, very viscous, full bodied. Phenomenal brew, nothing less.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Wow!!!!Superbowl just ended and I just got a victory!!A few nights ago I had the Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast and loved it.This one....Wow!!!The nose is everything from coffee,chocolate and smoke to hops and licorice on the palate!!Smooth drinker def don’t taste the 10%This is prob the best stout I’ve had.I love IPA’s and stout’s are not my fave but it seems like these guys knock it out the park every time.Go get this brew and buy a few xtra to save!!

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
holdan (260) - USA - FEB 7, 2010
Black tar with a very nice big chocolate cream head. Arome from cacao, coffe and dark fruits. Taste heavy coffe, chocolate bitter. However i didn’t liked the heavy salty taste (from the weasel?). This brings the stout down to earth for me. Body is heavy, texture oily, carb i slow, Finish with long bitter. High hope for this one but became mostly disappointed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClubGonzo (5358) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 Now THIS is what I call a stout. In fact, it is so stout it can take on Al-Quaida singel-handedly by swirling an inch of its caramel head around, having coffee and almost-burnt-malts volley through the air like tastebud-seeking missiles. This is as deep, strong and good as a coffee stout will ever be. Perhaps not surprisingly, considering they come up with inventive ideas like having us eat weasel shit. Who the hell came up with that idea anyhow?? It matters not, however; I will more than willingly sip through a whole public toilet’s worth of this stuff - smooth opening, then the kick of alcohol and coffee blended close to perfection. Within it’s genre, it’s absolutely astounding. I had an espresso flavor lingering in my mouth for more than 15 minutes after the last sip, and I think this is a beer every stout fan should experience before their final hour. Just go get it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (3672) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on February 6 2010; eye: black, opaque, thick layer of strong coffee head that turns into a tiny ring, light lacing; nose: malt, strong coffee, roasted malt, candied fruits, caramel, dark chocolate, molasses; mouth: malt, strong coffee, roasted malt, candied fruits, light acidity, rich, caramel, dark chocolate, molasses, finale in espresso with presence of burnt malt, full body, below-average carbonation, light acridness, oily texture, lightly bitter; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9 onces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 6 février 2010; œil : noire, opaque, épaisse couche de mousse café fort qui se transforme en un petit anneau, légère dentelle; nez : malt, café fort, malt torréfié, fruits confits, caramel, chocolat noir, mélasse; bouche : malt, café fort, malt torréfié, fruits confits, légère acidité, riche, caramel, chocolat noir, mélasse, finale en espresso avec présence de malt brûlé, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légère âcreté, texture huileuse, légèrement amère; en résumé : très bon

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2010
This was spectacular. Poured a motor oil black with thick, rich aromas of coffee, molasses, chocolate malts. Awesome taste that was rich in flavors of malts, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, molasses. Just great beer. I wish this didn’t cost $16/bottle. I’d drink it every day

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (16928) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
50cl bottle from a trade with TheWolf, thanks Rene. I had this in March 2009 when I bought a bottle at the Planet Thanet BF in Margate and it was outstanding (especially after Martyn from the Butcher’s Arms got some of the carbonation out of it to open up the flavours ). So I came to this beer sober, but ecstatic after Man Utd’s 3-1 win over Arsenal and with good memories of it from a year ago plus all of the expectation having seen it in the top 50. It’s black as black can be with a thin lasting tan head. A lot of the carbonation that had been there 10 months ago has gone. That’s not to say that it doesn’t retain it’s head, it does. The aroma is pure luxury. A velvet coffee sumptiousness with rich dark bitter chocolate. In the mouth, it’s incredibly smooth and elegant. Where some of the big American impy stouts can lose their way with soy sauce or being overly roasty, this caresses the palate perfectly. The swallow is silky, smooth and abundantly beautiful. The finishing coffee kick is outrageously good. A bit like Nani’s skill for United’s first goal, you saw/tasted it and went "wow!!" yes, intense coffee, but never powdery and for something so intense, not unbalanced. Just a touch of heat on the finish tells you about the ABV level. That and the glorious feeling inside my head. But that’s from both the sublime flavours and texture of this beer as well as the excitement that both it is as good as the first time i had it and also that I have another bottle upstairs. As I was typing this, the lights kept going off in the kitchen without warning. Even the electricity was in awe of this beer. Bitter, but never too bitter on the finish. God, that is intense. But so drinkable as well. If I have a new beer as good as this again this year, I’ll be impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2163) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2010
Bottled from De Molen shop, Bodegraven. Opaque black, brown head. Malty nose, coffee. Very bitter flavor, coffee, some chocolate. Lasting bitter finish. I can understand that the extreme flavors and complexity might appealing to some, but personally i prefer a bit more balance.


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