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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, - NOV 3, 2012
Mikkeller Bar at Black Sensation. On tap. Pours black motor oil with a big dark brown head. Smells of dark chocolate and cognac. Sweet with an explosion of aromas... Dark chocolate, dried, dark fruits, resiny hops, alcohol and cognac. Also some roasted malts. Very full bodied with an oily and creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Sweet and dry finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1186) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 2, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur noir pétrole opaque. Mousse moka très fine. Aucune effervescence. Nez alcool de fruit, café, boisé. Au palais, gros hit d'alcool puis café ultra présent. Grosse corpulence. Grande longueur en bouche. Assez exceptionnelle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1161) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From tap. Black color with small beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, caramel, licorice, dark fruits, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky body with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleksander9 (787) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2015
Black with small yellow head. Soy sauce, leather and black cherry. Thick palate. Sweet, ash and wood finish. Overall: refined and well brewed. Fireplace beer. Almost no alcohol

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle at home (Nøgne Ø). Black, no head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, wood, vanilla, cognac, smoke). Flavor medium sweet, medium bitter, vineous, complex, smooth. Full body, quite flat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2258) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
250ml bottle. (Sticker states it is brewed at Nögne Ö, not Lervig...) Pours impenetrably pitch black, with almost no head, save a little brown lacing. Huge, complex aroma, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, ashes, licorice, oak, subtle Cognac notes, vanilla, faint smoke, caramel. Sweet, full bodied (and beyond), high bitterness, low/creamy CO2. Roasted, oaky, complex taste, coffee, caramel, chocolate, tobacco, licorice, ash, hops, vanilla, wood. The obvious understatement is that this beer is quite extreme. Served in a snifter, it is great as a digestif, or with heavy chocolate desserts. Apart from that, drinkability is close to zero. Impressive, nevertheless. (2015-06-18)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Starting to feel like a booking record, thanks going to Willrunforbeer splitting his four variants of George with me. This is just the treat I needed this weekend. Really great aroma that is similar to the base stout. Chocolate fudge hints, light ash, sweet barrel/cognac/wood.

The thicker body that is dense and super slick texture across the tongue. This barrel treatment (just like the bourbon variant) compliments the base stout extremely well. Slight warming sensation after the sip with sweet cognac finish. The carbonation is my only complaint because it was very low, but doesn’t hurt the flavor, just couldn’t score over a 4. Otherwise this is a beautiful stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1432) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
250mL bottle. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, roast. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, a hint of oak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mergels (17) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Looks like oil, smells like heaven! Boozy, leatherish smell with lots of burnt malts and cognac notes. Really thick, oily mouthfeel. Sweet taste of chocolate, hints of cognac, definitely barrel aged as you can taste it. Also some coffee taste to it. Almost no bitterness. Barely any carbonation. What a beauty!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1134) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 2, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 25cl à la maison. Couleur noire de chez peu de mousse ni d’effervescence. Nez sur le bois et le cognac. En bouche attaque énorme sur le café avec une grosse sensation pateuse, continuité sur le chocolat et l’alcool.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2015
Pours black with a very dark tan head. Nose shows heavy roasted malt, sultanas, rich dried fruit and booze. More roast and booze as flavours along with some sweet bready malt, liquorice and cocoa.


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