Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle courtesy og GT2 - thanks! Tasted side by side with the base beer. This one has a slightly less motor oil like pour, but the same huge brown head, with good retention. Aroma is the familiar burnt espresso toned down by a slight amount of booze. Taste is awash with vanilla, dark milk chocolate, dark roasted coffee. Less bitter, more smooth than the base. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Thanks travlr. Ink black pour with a thick tan head. Much like the base beer- roasty and chocolatey but with more vanilla instead of bitter char. Really delicious. Thick rich palate with a dark chocolate like finish. A hint better than the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
frontabobby (1) - - FEB 5, 2012 does not count
C’est ce que j’appelle le Roi du pétrole! La mousse incroyablement dense et dans une teinte chocolat précède un nez dans le moka, cacao amer et c’est ce bon vieux fût de bourbon qui vient enrober tout ça pour attirer un palais déjà très tenté. Le palais découvre les arômes découverts au nez avec une belle et bonne amertume très longue en bouche. Puis c’est là que le foie est touché par l’uppercut entrevu sur l’étiquette. La longueur en bouche, l’amertume et ces arômes de moka, de bourbon sont parfaitement équilibrés et ne demandent qu’à en profiter de nouveau. On sent bien évidemment la brasserie Nogne derrière tout cela avec l’intention géniale de chez Mikkeller. On en redemande!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle from Jonno - thanks! Oily black pour with a sinister, dark expresso tan head that fades out to a slick of foam. Aroma is light bourbon (no vanilla or coconut), some alcohol heat, dense chocolate, bitter coffee, roast, and some underlying sweet malt. Taste is light bourbon up front with some alcohol followed by bitter chocolate, perhaps some coffee, and a fairly dry malt finish. The bourbon reappears in the taste through the finish as well. Very impressive mouthfeel as it’s light/creamy, clean, and even relatively dry on the finish but completely appropriate for the way the beer presents. I really enjoyed this beer but the bourbon character came across more as alcohol heat/booze than the more decadent, softer bourbon character I’ve enjoyed in other barrel aged imperial stouts that have that pronounced vanilla and coconut richness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Maple, sugar, caramel with some light woody dry aroma notes. Flavor is superb, dry and roasty with sweet and bitter notes. Very drinkable for 12%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Creamy dark! brown creamy excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Vanilla and bourbon in nice balance. Heavy bitter wonderfull vanilla and bourbon flavor. Long great very roasted finish. Creamy palate. One of the best bourbon barreled beers so far. World class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours pitch black with a small dark tan head. Nose shows bourbon, oak, spicy hops, roasted malt, cocoa and some booze. Very similar flavours, more bourbon, roasted malt, espresso and booze. Pretty full on. A little brash. Very syrupy body. A bit too much booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2873) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2012
25 cl bottle. Black liquid with brown edge and small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt and ash. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with nice roasted tones and bourbon. Full bodied with OK carbonation. Nice and balanced, not too roasted and not too "bourbony".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzerfaust (622) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle from El Irlandés. Small bottle (250 ml) served at room temperature. This Imperial Stout impresses with a very cloudy quasi black color and a rocky brown-yellowish head that leaves a great lacing after a while. It gives a spectacular and intense malty aroma of Kahlua, cocoa, vanilla, Jack Daniels, oak and overripe berries. A slight herbal trace reminds of German herb liquor like Jägermeister. Then I start sipping this behemoth: The outstanding taste is incredible; an initial sweetness with notes of dark fruits, raisins and oaky vanilla gives way to stronger, boozier notes in the finish with hints of bourbon, wood and molasses with lots of spices. A very subtle trace of sourness adds to the complexity of this monster brew. Full body (but not chewy) with generous alcohol levels that compliment the taste very well instead of appearing as a flaw. An impressive and long finish leaves a superb aftertaste. So, again, I wonder if this is an Imperial Stout or a very malty Barley Wine. I can’t feel the roastiness but I get a wonderful overdose of booze. Anyway, it’s incredible and it would be interesting to see how it ages. I’m not used to drink this kind of super strong bourbon barreled beers so I recognize I’m impressed. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Courtesy of nbutler11. Thanks Nick! It pours dark darkness with mocha head. The aroma is somewhat marshmallow and then brown sugar coated sweet earthy dark fruity esters, some mild spicy oak notes and then smooth yet dusty bourbon. The taste is similar with a sweet marshmallow note followed by sweet and earthy dark fruity esters, burnt malts, chocolate, spicy oak and then a light amount of smooth sweet bourbon. I pick up faint red wine like tannin tartness off in the background that could be a sign of something but doesn’t distract from the experience.

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