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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 223   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 (7272) - 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rask0lnikov (435) - 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 (2426) - 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 (309) - 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 (4350) - 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 (2986) - 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 (544) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This viscous Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout develops coffee, chocolate and chipotle-like spicy smoke, as oatmeal and alcohol warmth add even more depth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the pure black.
-All flavors are well aligned and harmonious. Yet another quality Imperial Stout with the Mikkeller label.
-Coffee appears to be added in here, not a product of specialty malts necessarily.
-The mouthfeel is gorgeously rich.
-Calvados barrel is not clearly apparent; which isn’t a problem, by the way, as it still contributes to the flavor profile.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
A deep dark stout with a very thin dark brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity bitter chocolate with coffee grind, espresso, licorice, herbaceous character, light alcohol warmth, light roasted character, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light peated notes, light pepper notes, dark fruits and chocolate, coffee grind, loads of alcohol warmth. Bottle from Bièropholie, via MartinT.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (765) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Thick oily dark brown colour with no head. Aroma is salty, there is herbs, roasted malts, some cocoa. Taste is also salty, a bit coffee in there. Maybe toffee, and caramel sweetness. Thick oily body, low carbonation. Calvados isn’t popping up as much as I was hoping.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2015
Poured into a teku showing pitch black center and thin coffee brown rims with very quick dissipating foam despite an aggressive pour. The nose shows a roasted dark maltiness with a mix of roasted ground coffee. A whisper of vanilla throughout. The palate is medium bodied and very lightly carbonated. The first flavors show a lot of the roasted ground coffee flavors, more akin to espresso. Finish shows more of a dark chocolate bitterness. Oak is felt at the end given a slight brightness to the beer.


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