Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1719   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Formerly brewed by Mikkeller at Nřgne Ř, 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.

mcferc4's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Split from a bomber. Was a little hesitant about this guy due to the coffee’s origins, but I’m glad I caved. Heard Mikkeller referred to as a "gypsy" brewer recently -- hilarious. Pour is as black as Darth Vader’s suit. Strong coffee aroma. Chocolate, vinuous notes. Dark fruits, toasted malt. Alcohol masked nicely, overall very smooth mouthfeel. Extremely long, sweet finish. Definitely one to be savored. Seek this out, you will not be disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Slautar (507) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Piwko na otwarcie mojej parapetówki. Długo czekałem na tę chwilę. W aromacie likier czekoladowo - kawowy (kolejność nieprzypadkowa) z dominującą kawą gdy wkładam nos do sniftera. W smaku kawa z czekoladą, w posmaku kawa z czekoladową goryczką. Likierowo słodkie, likierowo gęste. I ta puszysta gęstość właśnie łagodzi szczypiący nieco w język alkohol. Doskonale piwo. Rewelacyjne do powolnego sączenia jeżeli ktoś ma bardzo silną wolę (ja nie mam, przynajmniej nie w takich chwilach). No i ta kawa, której smak tak długo utrzymuje się ustach. Petarda! To piwo rzeczywiście zasługuje na 100 na 100.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jashiu (115) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 22, 2016
OMG what a beer! The aroma is amazing, complex and somehow new! Flowery notes and strong notes of wet poppy seeds (reminding of Polish poppy seed xmas cake) together with dark, roasted malt notes. Great coffee and chocolate scents. Some tracing molasses. It blew my mind. The taste is rich and complex, full on the mouth. Very satisfying. Amazing beer. I want more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2029) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Draught. Pitch black (almost) with small and beige head. Aroma is really great, dark chocolate, coffee, pralins, some vanilla. In taste lightly sweet, bitter like dark chocolate, roasty coffee, vanilla, pleasant booze. Full bodied, oily and think, very smooth with soft carbonation. Finish is lightly roasted and moderately bitter. Fantastic beer - liquid dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hajsman (63) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 14, 2016
Dark black, minimal head but who cares? Great dark chocolate aroma mixed with coffee and alcohol. Very sweet, moderate bitter with terrific coffee aftertaste. Everything wonderfuly composed in full body. Absolutely great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (1000) - Lodz, POLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Aromat cudowny, kawa i pralinki, takie konkretne z gorzkiej czekolady, likier kawowy, wanilia, karmel. Smak średnio słodki, lekko gorzki. W smaku pralinki i likier kawowy, nuta bardzo przyjemnego alkoholu. Posmak dosyć gorzki, lekko taniczny, mocno kawowy. Ciało wysokie, piwo oliste i wykleja miło, jest przyjemnie gładkie dzięki niskiemu wysyceniu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChewyBeer (256) - SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 12, 2016
Appearance: deep dark black Aroma: coffee and vanilla Mouthfeel: medium heavy, low carbonation Taste: roast malt, coffee. Vanilla Fantastic beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2584) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Black pour, tan head, good lace/retention. Aroma is rich coffee with notes of roast, chocolate, caramel, hint of vanilla. Medium to full body, big coffee flavors balance well with the rest of the show. Really nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kapsel (18) - - SEP 6, 2016
Wygląd: czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana bardzo szybko opada i wręcz po kilkunastu sekundach nie zostaje po niej nic. Aromat: kawa, wiśnie w czekoladzie, czekolada, wanilia, paloność. Smak: kawa, pralinkowa słodycz,gorzka czekolada, niskie wysycenie, przyjemny alkohol rozgrzewający przełyk. Piwo oleiste, przyjemnie wykleja podniebienie. Podsumowując, piwo świetne, zdecydowanie do długiej degustacji, pokazujące jak powinien pachnieć i smakować wybitny RIS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lacho (72) - USA - SEP 5, 2016
Served at the Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco; very dark pour with caramel colored head. Aromas of Mexican chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon and toast are upfront. First taste is thick, creamy and silky smooth and confirms that this is a great beer; alcohol content is not obvious, very well balanced. Similar to Narwhal and Rasputin, that good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
copestx (103) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
Straight from the bright tank at Mikkeller San Diego back in May ’16 w/ Brian. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, heaven. So smoooooth -- the alcohol is warming but doesn’t dominate the palate. Again, the flavours are so smooth, almost creamy in texture, with enough hops to allow everything else to shine without becoming overwhelming. This is near perfection for an imperial stout.

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