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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2013
250, capped. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Intensely roasty nose, lots of dark chocolate and lots of apple tartness, a bit of wood, maybe a hint of sweet smoke in the background. Creamy thick body, almost sluggish, definitely low carbonation. Rich complex mid palate showing coffee, dark chocolate, dark red apples and especially apple skins, a bit of vanilla and oak, and some sweet smoke in the background. Wonderful depth, balance, and layering of flavors. Long satisfying finish. Gone far too quickly, even with a whole bottle to myself.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (992) - - SEP 15, 2016
Head to head vs. Mikkeller George! BA Cognac edition: both vintage 2013. Pours black as night clear color with foamy brown head, which immediately transforms itself to a ring around the glass. 3 years old but still intense dark, roasted malts aroma, with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, gorgeous calvados aroma, supported with vanilla...flavor: intense dark malt aroma, with notes mentioned above, but there’s also notes which takes on cacao nibs, dark chocolate, hint of cinnmon, supported with intense calvados flavor, which steps forward in second half, both with oak and vanilla notes. Finish is dry, slightly astringent- tannins...body is full, texture is smooth, carbonation is low. Another Masteriece brewed by Mike Murphy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1002) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 28, 2016
2010. Aromat wanilii, czekolady, kawy, palony, drewno. Smak słodki ale z lekką goryczkă. W smaku powtórka z aromatu, ale są też owoce w tym suszone.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (336) - GERMANY - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle poured into nosing glass. Pours pitch black oily with only slight brown head. Nose is intense coffee and cocoa strong roasty aroma. Oily, creamy mouthfeel with Overall low carbonation. Taste is roasty alcoholic, burned coffee slight grassy hops and definitely some faint calvados on the tip of the nose. The beer very sticky and heavy in the mouth, definitly a complex but not easy to drink beer...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17350) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
Dunkel malziger, intensiv malziger Antrunk. Dabei ist der Alkohol nie erkennbar, erstaunlich süffig. Die Fasslagerung kommt wenig zur Geltung, minimal bitter. Okay. 8/11/10/9/8/11

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rask0lnikov (751) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2016
Black liquid with thin brown head and brown froth. Bitter chocolate, roasted coffee beans, vanilla, dark fruits and hints of alcohol in the aroma. It is not easy to dedect calvados. Bitter chocolate at first. Coffee beans, vanilla, dried plums and dark fruits in the middle. Hints of brandy/cognac/calvados in the end. Very rich aftertaste. Oily and silky, heavy bodied, low carbonated, very enjoyable imperial stout. Wow!?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2734) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 10, 2016
33cl bottle from etre gourmet. Dark color. Thin brownish head. Low to medium sweetness. Medium bitterness. Medium body. Aroma is fruity, chocolate, roasted. So good!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (353) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Fles gekocht via EtreGourmet, uitgeschonken in een De Molen Borefts proefglas. Schenkt gitzwart, olieachtig uit, als vloeibare teer. Zeer rijke aroma’s van donkere chocolade, koffie, vanille, rozijnen, dadels, gedroogde appels, hout en brandy. Het smaakpallet is is zeer rijk en complex, zowel zoet als ziltig tegelijk. Met zoete tonen van chocolade, koffie, vanille, appels en hout van de calvados barrel, verder donker fruit als rozijnen, pruimen, en ziltige umami smaken van sojasaus en zeewier. Mondgevoel is zeer dik, romig en olieachtig, vrijwel geen carbonatie. Dit is weer een fantastische Imperial Stout uit de Mikkeller George serie. Er is alleen bij mij wat verwarring over welke variant ik nu op heb. Deze fles had een groen etiket met als opschrift George Imperial Stout aged in calvados barrels 12,12% Alc. Maar er is ook een Beergeek versie met 11,5% alcohol. Misschien hebben ze bij Mikkeller het etiket aangepast. Hoe dan ook, een stout die behoort tot de beste die ik op heb, geweldig smaakvol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (4816) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
0,33 flaske (bb. 30.10.23), hjemme på nyttårsaften: ugjennomtrengelig svart, med fint cappucinofarget skum som varer. Viskøs, som å helle rapsolje i glasset. Pregnant aroma av kaffe, lakris, vanilje og den mørkeste sjokolade. Fet, langtrekkende smak med en overraskende mild bitterhet. Med hånden på mitt promillehjerte kan jeg ikke si at jeg kjenner calvadoseffekten (til tross for at calvados en av mine favoritter innen brunt brennevin). Tørr, kremet, fyldig, kompleks og antakelig sterkt vanedannende. 12,12% iflg. etiketten. Thanks, Mike! Og godt nyttår til alle rb-sjeler.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3495) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2015
October 25, 2015. Bottle at home, best before October 30, 2023.
Thick black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts coffee, licorice, dark sugars, oak, dark chocolate and notes dark berries, soy and vanilla. Taste is sweet, roasted bitter and ligjt salty. Finish is salty, soy, ash, bitter chocolate, sweet dark sugars, black berries light oak and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, smooth and creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Not much calvados character abd perhaps a bit on the salty and heavy roasted sidet still a good imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (610) - - OCT 23, 2015
Like others note I didn’t really get the calvados coming through but then again I’m not quite sure what I should be looking for there. Quite thick, sweet and viscous in texture with a brown foamy head. Sweet and alcoholic - liquorice, coffee and chocolate all roasted together. Took a while to get through due to the strength and required a glass of water afterwards. But was powerful and punching heavy with flavour.


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