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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1533   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.


coachd's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (240) - Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
I love the aroma of this beer. You can smell it as soon as it pours out of the bottle. Strong, yet pleasant. I detected roasted malts, light cappuccino, some booze, raisin, fig and licorice. Complex but just subdued enough. It also looks great. Black with a small bubbly dark tan head. Leaves sticky lacing on the glass. Tastes of gourmet coffee, some dark chocolate and just enough booze. The hop bitterness comes through in the aftertaste and effectively balances the sweetness. The palate is full and slick with a great finish that hangs on until the next sip. This is a great beer. I was ready to be disappointed due to the cost and hype that surrounds it but I really can’t find a flaw. My advice is to skip the Beer Geek Breakfast and go straight for this one. It is much better.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Have had twice on tap, twice in the bottle, all four times varied in milkiness, abundances of coffee, super milky, really tasty...if fresh one of the best if not the best..have to be careful as I’ve purchased bad bottles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (659) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Tap pour - nearly black, almost zero head. Aroma is toasted/roasted malt, sweet chocolate, mild coffee. Flavor is very smooth - coffee a bit more muted than I anticipated...malts bordering on burnt...very roasty. Very easy drinking brew with a moderately oily palate. Very nice beer overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
330 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours an inky, nearly black dark brown with small brown head. Aroma is roasty with lots of treacle, anise, coffee and some dark fruit. Flavour is very rich and moderately roasty with treacle, anise and coffee very prominent and a subtler dark tree fruit note. Alcohol is quite well hidden for ABV. Impressive.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LuisGC (78) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 28, 2015
Probada en grifo en Barcelona Beer Festival. Una de las mejores Imperial Stouts que he probado, a pesar de estar muy mal tirada en BBF. amplio aroma y sabor a torrefacto, quizá en este caso el exceso de alcohol sea un defecto

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nihtila (1167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
26.2.2015. Black beer, no head. In aroma, first comes coffee beans, also roasted burnt malts. Taste has dark malts, coffee, roast, also sth spice almost like chili a bit, especially in the beginning. Milk chocolate, oats. Perfect balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (642) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Damp concrete nose. No head. Deep rich coffee earth on the balance supported by a blanket of richness to balance a slightly less than full body. Good

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scola729 (32) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle into a snifter. Pours a beautiful deep brown with a lasting caramel head. Love the coffee flavor, not too strong and not bitter. Almost a sweetness to the nose with a very pleasant finish, looking forward to enjoying this beer again next year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radzik5555 (515) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Butelka 0.33L.
Wygląd: Zupełnie czarne, obfita, ciemno brązowa piana, duże pęcherzyki i syczy. Szybo znika całkowicie.
Aromat: Espresso, gorzka czekolada, stęchlizna i lekki alkohol.
Odczucie: Pełne-, wysycenie niskie+, lekko gryzące
Smak: Czekolada, wiśnie, kawa i likier kawowy
Całość: Dobre ale liczyłem na coś zdecydowanie lepszego Mam wrażenie, że coś lekko nie tak z tym piwem, co sugeruje sycząca piana, gorszy aromat. W porównaniu z pozostałymi beer geek’ami z serii wypada bardzo blado.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (36) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Strong bitter coffee aroma with slight chocolate mixed in too. Very dark brown color with not much head or lacing. Taste is of oatmeal, some vanilla, and coffee. Pretty thick mouthfeel with nice earthy bitter finish. Very well done stout!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RollE2k (37) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
Chocolate, coffee, a bit smokey flavor. Really thick oily character. Fresh a bit raw - but after a few months in bottle its velvety smooth. Hands down one of the best beers i have ever tried.


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