Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewed at Lervig. Black. Quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma of roasted barley, dark chocolate and strong coffee. Also a hint of dark caramel and dates. Full, and similar taste and aftertaste, superbly balanced with bitterness. An enourmously enjoyable beer, still having a good drinakbility despite its strong taste and high ABV
Abrakarl (312) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mine says brewed at Lervig, not Nogne. Maybe it has changed recently. Better than the Austmann stout I just had. The head looks a bit cheap, it’s not thick and it disappears quickly. Very much coffee and bitter.
gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured black like motor oil with no head. Smells of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, tobacco and soy sauce. Tasted bitter with lots of bold roast coffee and tobacco, and a little alcohol burn. Bottle was a year old. I would expect this to be creamier with the Oatmeal, but still very good.
panacea (77) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade. Pitch black, thick brown head disappearing fast. Nose is sweet dark caramel, coffee and burnt wood. Taste is very complex, bitter burnt notes yet sweet and very drinkable. Fullbodied, but finishes quite dry.
Alengrin (1746) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apparently this is the one with the famed loewak coffee beans, making it an exclusive luxury stout... Danish oatmeal / coffee stout brewed in Norway. Thin, tanned head, colour straightforwardly black. Complex aroma of indeed coffee beans, although I am not capable of determining whether it be loewak coffee or regular coffee; also vanilla, dates, caramel and toasted bread; taste a profound maltiness, caramel, chocolate, coffee, middle a bit sweeter and fruitier, in the finish the roasted bitterness takes over with loads of coffee, long and dry; mouthfeel grainy yet silky thanks to the oatmeal. Very interesting to finally get the change to taste this exclusivity, but I fail to see a good reason to add such expensive coffee instead of any other one - I guess this would be more of interest to coffee connoisseurs.
SimonTja (267) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of coffee and chocolate. Quite low roast, and not very full, quite dry. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and licorice. A bit earthy. A bit too easy and not enough roast, could maybe be a bit sweeter aswell.
rouhlas (115) - GREECE - JUL 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle at home, brewed at Lervig. Black color with nice beige-brown head. Aroma is mostly coffee and hops. Roasted malty, some dark chocolate and a little bit alcoholic. Taste is sweet at the beginning but it becomes bitter quite fast. Lots of of coffee and chocolate. Full body with very nice silky mouth-feel, soft carbonation, long bitter coffee and light alcoholic finish.
erickok (3548) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wasn’t sure what to expect here. Such a hyped beer, extreme ravings, yet also a brewer that is being criticized more and more and indeed I am not always a big fan. This, though, seems to be one of the brews by which Mikkel can still be counted among the best craft brewers in Europe. It is not only the rich aromas which combine powerful malts and chocolate with earthy coffee and a surprisingly balanced appeal. It is not even the strong, mouth filling yet deeply satisfying taste of chocolate malts, well hidden alcohol warmth and long, long finish of bitters. The real standout for the is the way this beer looks and feels. One of the most luscious beers I have even seen and a velvety smooth palate, softly carbonated, never too sticky though and with a drinkability of something much less complex. Amazing recipe, very well executed too. Yes, sometimes this brewer still hits a home run, I think. (33cl bottle from Saveur Biere)
eManu (448) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 33cl bottle, pours a very black color, with a dark brown head that only stay for a minute before only leaving a ring around. Aroma of strong coffee, malts and liquor. Flavors are rich and complex, first rich coffee and hints of chocolate hits you, spicy notes, orange zests, toasty breads notes. This cat is very rich and tasty. Nice long flavors in mouth with a medium carbonation, and creamy full body. Better as it gets warmer, and with a liquor finish. This is a big stout, wonderful, very tasty and full enjoyment. Although the Weasel is not really a good thing, but it makes a great brew.
The rich coffee taste is very present all along. Thank you Weasel poop. ;)
matis (121) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Chmielarnia. Coffee, chocolate, oat in aroma. Delicate and smooth. Espresso, chocolate, roasty grains, creamy with some sour hints. Oily body, low carbonation not too sweet.