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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1472   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle @ Beer Hunter’s, Pori. Intensily black, totally disappearing cocoa head. Huge espresso nose, little salty liquorice and tar, faint soy sauce and barnyard even. Syrupy espresso flavor, some tar, molasses, lingering roasty espresso finish. Feels kinda messy, same as the normal Beer Geek. Full bodied, lush easy palate. A very good coffee impy, but far from divine. Shared this with TBone, who suggested it wasn’t totally in shape, and it definitely wasn’t as smooth as I had hoped.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6237) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2009
500. Thanks, Maria! Pours jet black with a dense, creamy tan head. Looks oily and sloshy in the glass. Huge nose of coffee, dark fruit, booze, and chocolate. Thick, creamy body. Somewhat sticky. Huge coffee flavors. Some chocolate. A little bit of dark fruit there. Long fry roasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2009
(50cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm) Medium brown head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast. Sticky medium-full body.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2009
200th rating. I chose to taste an new and highly acclaimed brew from Mikkeller to launch myself into the 200s. Aroma is of coffee, subtle chocolate, earthy aromas resonate with the malt and coffee to create and extremely balanced aroma that makes me incredibly excited to quaff it. The exquisite quality of the coffee and the perfect amount of dark rich malts make this something really special. The oatmeal smooths out the mouthfeel to create a silky smooth liquid that i don’t want to leve my mouth. Absolutely breathtaking, Im delighted that this is my 200th

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Courtesy of Jblauvs- thanks Jamie. Pours like squid ink with magnanimous tan head. Aroma is riddled with earthy espresso, fudge, cream (I creamed my pants by the way), and gratuitous roast. Flavor is in the running for the most wonderful substance I’ve ever quaffed. Roast hits like a freight train, with the deep espresso notes following and lingering like heaven. Chocolate is delicious, balance is unparalleled. Palate is thick, rich, sliky, and creamy. Every facet of delivery is covered. Incredible example of the style, and a brew that deserves the utmost respect. Expertly crafted- one of the best Imperial Stouts I’ve had to date.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2251) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2009
pours pitch black with a brown head- incredible. Aroma is otherworldly- tons of coffee, but incredibly earthy- can smell the difference between the civet coffee and normal coffee in impys. Lots of chocolate, creaminess, and heavy roasted malt. Flavor is also phenomenal- heavy coffee, cream, chocolate. Palate is better than almost any beer i’ve had- rich, smooth- I can’t even express this beer in the proper words. Absurdly good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (920) - Viby J, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2009
Huge creamy dark lasting head. Deep black body. Nose of coffee and fruits. Aroma of lots of coffee and toasted and roasted malt. Heavy alcohol. Full body with a creamy and sticky texture. Bitter finish. The flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. A very good and powerfull imperial stout - but also expensive.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5699) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2009
Bottled at Tre små rum. Black with a small, beige head. Dry, slightly harsh cocoa-aroma with light coffee. Very soft and smooth palate. Chocolate, coffee and licorice in abundance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2009
500ml bottle from west lakeview... pretty good looking black pour with a fluffy and considerable light brown head... vibrant roasted malt profile, stong coffee aromatice, and a nice chocolate base....semi-sweet chocolate flavor with an assertive roasted malt component. really liked the way the flavor remained bold and carried through to the very end. carbonation on the lighter side so that it didn’t interfere with the bold flavor. really enjoyable even with the high price tag.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4096) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Thanks nbuttler11. Pours a dark thick black that allows a tiny amount of light on the edge. Head is a very nice two finger creamy chestnut brown. The nose shows nice coffee, prominent coffee/chocolate roastyness, mild alcohol, nice balance of sweetness and roast from the grain, mild mocha aroma. Flavor is more roasty than I expected, prominent from the grain and coffee, bakers chocolate, molasses, mild alcohol, very nice flavor. Thick velvety mouthfeel with a prominent bitterness and warming finish. Lovely.


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