Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1554   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
UPDATED: APR 3, 2009 great things in life: puppies. sex. live music. beer geek brunch weasel. believe the hype. pours deep black with a heavy tan head that take a while before diminishing off. nose is chocolate. sweet molasses, roasted hops and surprisingly only a hint of coffee notes. a tinge of alcohol is also noticeable. mouthfeel is silky sweet and pretty heavy. now for the flavor... smokey chocolate and a woody bitterness that leads into the hit of coffee. high alcohol is only slightly noticeable. Lots of great flavors and a rather complex beer. in my top 3 favorites, now i’m hoping they make it in a 6 pack for only $6.99.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Darkraven (1) - USA - MAR 27, 2009 does not count
Ummm... there is something about scatological brews that is disturbing. I remember my dad used to say: "So, if all of your friends ate shit, would you join them?", in response to an: "Everyone else was doing it..." statement. I think the guests on Maury have more sense! Here is a thought... just soak the coffee in a similar enzyme that eliminates the shit-picking stage. Mmmmm! That stuff leaves a shit-eating grin on my face!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2009
500ml bottle. Pours black with a nice mocha colored head, great retention and lacing. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, oats, roasted malts, some dark fruit, a hint of smoke and of course coffee, lots of coffee. Flavors are are sweet roasted malts and chocolate up front. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate linger on the palate for a while. Palate is rich, and full bodied. Great beer, I would drink more, not sure if I would pay $16 again though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2009
500 mL bottle. Very excited to try this beer, as I loved Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Breakfast, and had heard this was even better. Pours a magnificent opaque black color with a small dark tan head that disappates quickly. Smells of fresh oatmeal, some roasted bittersweet chocolate, and a smooth rich coffee smell. Immediately strong taste of great rich coffee, with the oatmeal and chocolate coming later, and mixing very smoothly with the coffee flavor. Goes down fairly smoothly, is full-bodied, and leaves a mocha-like aftertaste (the chocolate and coffee flavor mixed). Overall a great beer, that I was not disappointed by, and would love to try again; definitely worth the money.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5442) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle : The aroma consists of espresso, chocolate, faint fruit, and smoke. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a small brown head with okay retention. The flavor starts with chocolate. The finish has light-moderate roasted coffee and fruit. Full bodied with a soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2009
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Pikkulintu. Chocolate in the nose. Brown fast dissappearing head. Dark brownish colour. Slightly sour coffeish tatse. Softness and bitterness well balanced. Soft like silk. Some hoppiness in the nose. Warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4809) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Quite a nice imperial stout. Dark black pour with a large creaym tan head. This stout is quite soft, with creamy milk chocolate, roasted coffee beans, light smokey malt, very light on the fruit. Mostly chocolate and roasty coffee. Fairly complex and nice, silky mouth feel. mmm poop coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (970) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Bottle shared with Katie and wetherel during a small afternoon tasting at our place in Del Mar. Pours and oily pitch black with a soft-textured tan head that sticks well to the snifter. Aroma is a pleasing aroma of dark chocolates and coffee bean. The coffee character in the nose is not overdone however, but pretty well balanced with the dry and smoky roasted malt. Nose became a bit metallic after sitting for a couple of minutes, losing some points. Nice flavors of cocoa powder and more coffee follow up, with a dry chocolate and smoke character throughout. Palate is what kept my points up here; very smooth and silky on the back of the tongue. For some reason the palate reminds me of that of Amager Hr. Frederiksen. Roasty, medium-length finish. Definitely a good beer, but I consider it marginally a Top 50.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Oh yeah! Super complex, layered and awesome. I should say more, but Im speechless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle. Completely opaque brown-black with just a little light brown around the edges. Tight tan head. Big dark chocolate and coffee aroma - cherry, cranberry, lightly earthy. Really well balanced aroma, hops well balanced by smokiness, slightly vinous. Big flavor, more dark chocolate and coffee. Long bitter finish and less fruit complexity than the aroma. Warming alcohol. The coffee is probably the most well integrated part of the flavor, but the flavor is way heavy on the toasty/roasty notes, which throws it out of balance for me. Excellent beer though.

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