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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1449   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy black body, residue on glass, tiny creamy white head. Flavor is a soft coffee, chocolate, licorice taste. Smooth and hits the spot.


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
clef (1) - Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Bottle. I’m not usually an imperial drinker. This big beer with 10.9%ABV is a great coffee beer. The alcohol is not overpowering but a warming end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (1398) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
This is simply one of the best stouts that I had. Great mouth feel, rich taste and strong coffee flavor without being bitter or dry. Alkohol is strong but well contained and it fits well. What a beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zodiac (28) - - OCT 19, 2014
Deep,very intense coffee taste, nice aroma, dark brown head...the special ingrediant really ads a different dimension. Special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stoigniew (33) - Łęczna, POLAND - OCT 18, 2014
To piwo przypomina że nie tylko chmiel ale i kawa jest gorzka - połączenie obydwu w stoucie dało wspaniały rezultat. Nie ma co się rozpływać nad aromatami - są to kawa, zboże i paloność. W smaku obfita kawa, chlebowość, ciemne pieczywo jakby chleb litewski bo słodowość kontruje. I to jest ten smak - chleba litewskiego właśnie. Cholernie przyjemne. Oleista konsystencja wyborna do tego stylu i do tego alkohol odczuwalny - ale jak na 11% to dobrze przykryty smakiem dominującym. Jedno z najlepszych i najstaranniej uwarzonych piw. Polecam.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbertels (93) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Black as night and with little carbonation. Aromas of instant coffee, tar, rubber, alcohol. The taste is almost overpowering; strong coffee dominates an intensely rich blend - or should I say roast? A treat!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (180) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Bottle shared with Vestergaard. Pours pitch thick black with tiny brown head. Aroma is fruity coffee berries. Citric espresso, dark chocolate and burnt figs. Taste is really balanced. Dark chocolate, vanilla. awesome mouthfeel and the smooth carbonation spreads all the flavor. Really creamy body, bit sugary. So much rich chocolate. Roasty coffee finish. Well composed.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a deep black color and forms medium and an incredibly dark beige to brown head. Retention is low but leaves a lot thin lacings and a small layer lasts for long S: Throws off a bouquet of coffee, dark chocolate and Cognac. Roasted malts, earthy hops and yeasts T: Follows the nose. Very intense beer. Strong on roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Bit sweet upfront followed by an intense earthy, hoppy bitterness M: Absolutely creamy, heavy and molasses body. A dirty beer. Medium to low carbonation. Roasty bitter aftertaste is pure pleasure O: Fantastic beer. Very drinkable. Perfect imperial stout [ BA Review @ 4/9/2012 ]

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1043) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. Jet black pour with a dark tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts, molasses, and cocoa. Flavor is big coffee and roasted malts with chocolate undertones. Very robust. One of the best impy stouts I’ve had to date. This was just fantastic.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
scarab (36) - - OCT 13, 2014
This is THE BEST Imperial Stout I’ve drunk so far. Extremely aromatic, marvelously tasting. Coffee, black malts, hops. Everything on right place. Perfection!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Very dark, smells slightly roasted with a hint of alcohol. Taste is mildly burned with nice coffee and chocolate notes. Surprisingly unbitter. Very nice.


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