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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 1505   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Had this RIGHT after the beer geek breakfast. Of course it has the same great mouthfeel and slightly sweet maltiness, but the aroma is the most noticable improvement and I’m very impressed with depth the civet poop adds ti the overall character. A VERY good beer. One of the best I’ve had in a while.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
martin00sr (967) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Black, oily. Small tan head. Strong aroma, coffee, roasted malt, brown sugar and licorice. Flavour has strong, bitter coffee with licorice notes. Mouthfeel is big, oily and sticky. Well balanced, strong and lasting bitterness combined with sweetness and relatively well masked alcohol. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (991) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 24, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL. Very sweet, luscious aroma of chocolate, molasses, warming alcohol and a touch of proper coffee.No berries or ripe fruit. If you really try, you can get some of that dry manure scent (that was so strong in De Molen’s Kopi Loewak). At this intensity it does feel somewhat pleasant. The taste is very sweet, sweet chocolate, roasted malts, a solid hop bitterness, warming alcohol. The body is smooth and creamy. Everything looks right, but it is mostly a well made impy, nothing earth shattering. The biggest disappointment, is the too faint coffee aroma. Still, a very good stout.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwa5879 (731) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Rich lack pour with sixteenth inch of brown red head. Aroma of dark chocolate, rich bourbon, rich bourbon, oats, very rich bold coffee, dark fruits, carmel. Softer carbonation, creamy light mouthfeel, very clean finish. Strong rich bold flavor with boozy rich bourbon, bitter espresso, smokey dark chocolate, vanilla. Yowzers this is good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hallstein (157) - Skogn, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, soft dark malts, roastyness, sweet wort, dark rye bread. Mouthfeel is full with flavors of chocolate ice cream, coffee, oatmeal, sweet wort and a nice balanced bitterness. This beer is simply put; Amazing!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yacoob91 (9) - POLAND - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel Bottle 0.33 bought in Mikkeller bottle shop in Copenhagen appearance: very dark brown, solid, pours with no head at all which was quite disappointing, thick, oily texture nose: intense amazing coffee aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa, decent good quality alcohol mouthfeel: oily, full bodied, nearly no carbonation, extremely long and delightful bittersweet finish with espresso-like acidicy taste: reminds me kahlua, espresso, extra-dark chocolate, rum, sweetness perfectly balanced with pleasant bitterness and acidic coffee taste overall: exquisite beer one can linger over for a long time deriving enjoyment with every little sip, minus for disappointing looks with literally no head

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2339) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Oily deep black coloured, small brown head that went away fast, pure coffee nose. Roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate with notes of alcohol and cocoa powder. Coffee finish of course. Smooth and easy-drinkable

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Medium sweet, lots of roasted malts, lots of coffee, chocolate, liqourice, molasses/soy, bit of dark dried fruit and a long dry bitter finish. Amazing!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MatthijsE (885) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle @ home. Oily deep black coloured, small brown head that went away fast, pure coffee nose. Roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate with notes of alcohol and cocoa powder. Coffee finish of course. Smooth and easy-drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2069) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle at The Beer Kitchen in Kansas City. Pours a dark black to brown with a thin mocha head. I had high expectations and for the most part this did not disappoint. Aroma is coffee dark chocolate and some roast. Flavor is lots of dark chocolate with slight roast. Excellent but not quite up to the hype or price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (264) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JAN 2, 2015
Aroma excelente y penetrante. Notas intensas a café y grano tostado abundan en nariz. Ligeramente también se perciben aromas ahumados y a roble. Su apariencia es completamente la de una stout. Un color Negro que bien podría compararse al petróleo. Cuerpo robusto, carbonatacion prácticamente nula. Corona de espuma ligera, color café muy obscuro, de nula retención. En boca es suave, intensa, deliciosa. Al paladar es una cerveza compleja, pero excelente. Al primer trago es suave y aterciopelada. Equilibrada entre un ligero dulzor y un sofisticado amargor. En garganta se percibe la intensidad del café, que finaliza con un agradable y ligero amargor proveniente del café utilizado. Al final se perciben las notas ahumadas, casi tostadas. En resumen es una joya de cerveza. Equilibrada, agradable, sabores excelentes, deliciosa, aroma completo, sabor balanceado. Simplemente genial.


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