Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 1430   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - AUG 12, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abrakarl (312) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
panacea (77) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (1746) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonTja (267) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (115) - GREECE - JUL 24, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3548) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 21, 2014
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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eManu (448) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
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. ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matis (121) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
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.

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