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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Wow, thanks for this one Allen. The nose on this beer is amazing. Huge barrel character and some smoke. Hints of vanilla and maybe a whisp of oak (haha). The taste is un freaking real, marshmallow and vanilla the best barrel attributes possible a little smoke like the nose and a well blended bourbon. Jesus Christo this beer is epic and I wish I could get more of it!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Inbreak (1883) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 05.04.2014, old 0,25l bottle from Nøgne Ø, and new 0,33l bottle from Lervig @ home, side by side:

Nøgne Ø:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is kind of sweet and spiced fruity, dark malts, dark sugar, dark fruits, spices, licorice, coffee, caramel, oak, vanilla, mild bourbon, grass, butterscotch. Taste is slightly sweet sour-ish fruity, dark malts, dark sugar, oak, spices, caramel, licorice, coffee, oak, vanilla, mild bourbon, dark fruits, grass, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Much of the bourbon has evolved into more fruity and spicy notes, but it’s still just amazingly nice!

Lervig:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, oak, coffee, bourbon, unripe banana, grass, caramel, hay, licorice, dark sugar. Taste is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, dark sugar, espresso, oak, bourbon, grass, vanilla, licorice, coffee, caramel, hay, unripe banana. Medium bitterness, dry oaky mouthfeel. Nice, but I guess it’s just too fresh, and way off what the Nøgne Ø version used to be before; sweet vanilla bourbon delight.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dctriman (57) - USA - AUG 1, 2013
Wow. Really an amazing beer. Smooth as hell. Great look, taste, smell, everything. Better than BCBS. Similar to BB4D, BASS.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pundarquartis (19) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
Fantastic taste and smell of roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruits and liquorice. Together with a fantasticly light mouthfeel, very close to chocolate mousse, this makes a winner.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maria (10125) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
It’s pitch-black with a very dark-brown, huge, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of bourbon, roasted malt, wood, chocolate, licorice and vanilla. The sweet flavour has notes of roasted malt, bourbon, dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruits. It’s vinous, complex and incredibly nice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arminjewell (5996) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Rate #2000, big thanks to Rasmus for this bottle! Pour into snifter is dark and thick oily black with dark tan, brown head, one of the darkest I’ve seen to date. Head is a bit thin and dissipates quickly but is expected with a 12% brew, alcohol legs stick around pretty well. Aroma has notes of big toffee, molasses, some anise, hints of fig, lots of dark chocolate, coffee notes as well. Taste is big notes of vanilla, dark fruit, toffee, lots of bourbon, but not overly boozy somehow, with notes of dark chocolate, toffee, some burnt toast and roasted malt, hints of smoke fill in the cracks but really do well to balance, finishes big, bitter, dry. So many layers, and tastes just great. Fantastic brew.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Toerstig (47) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2012
On bottle. Pitch black with dark brown head which lingers. Fantastic sweet, licorice, coffee, vanilla aroma. Great bourbon feeling lot of sweet lightly roasted tastes. A great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beeranarchist (209) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. A complete beer with a head that probably is the darkest (or one of) heads, I’ve ever seen! The aroma is not very complex, however very lovely and balanced. It is dominated by vanilla, coffee and bourbon notes, some alcohol and dark chocolate too. The taste is sweet, turns dry and bitter but finishes with thick layer of sugar on the tongue. It is full-bodied with a flavour of very dark and bitter chocolate, alcohol, plums and coffee. Lovely!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 Bottle, 12.12%. Good vanilla aroma, some fresh whiskey notes. Black colour, looks thick and viscous. Big stable dark brown head. Very bourbon barrelled - quite sweet with a distinct vanilla and whiskey flavour. Extremely flavourful and also extremely good. Late bitterness, distinct and clean. Liquorice aftertaste. Smells and tastes of added whiskey, not only barrelled.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBaboon (1520) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2011
Pikimusta ja sakea olut. Vaahto on tummanruskeaa. Kahvinen, suklainen, bourbonmaisen vaniljainen, viskimäisen alkoholimainen aromi. Myös puumaisen tamminen. Rusinaa ja hedelmäisyyttäkin tuoksusta löytyy. Maultaan olut on bourbonmaisen vaniljainen, tammisen puinen, makea, kahvinen ja hieman katkera. Bourbontynnyröinnin integroiminen olueen on onnistunut erittäin hyvin. Komea olut.


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