Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Aged 2 months in Schotch Islay whiskey barrels
Carbonation level: Medium
Editors note: Brewed by Mikkeller at Ngne , Norway.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1490) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2012
A-- Poured an oily black, just a few tints of red at the top of the head. Quick fading one finger, light brown head. Mostly a decent looking light brown collar. Dark oily substance left in glass after drinking beer. S-- Alcohol is very tempered in this. Lots of Islay scotch, wood, chocolate, smoked bacon, iodine and salt water. Really good nose. T-- Scorched chocolate, to varying degrees of scorching as well as chocolate. Got dark chocolate mostly. Was actually quite good. Lots of barrel notes. Roasted seaweed, iodine, saltwater, peat, wood, and roasted malts that were lightly scorched. M-- Full, luscious, rich, thick and and just plain good. Well balanced between the barrel and the beer O-- Really no oatmeal to speak of and the base beer was lost in a way as the Islay really dominated. What it left though was just plain good. Barrel took the beer to another level and the base beer is pretty darned good. To taste seaweed, iodine, and salt water was quite cool. Well balanced beer. Just not a good looking appearance. Otherwise an excellent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar. Deep black appearance with a slight, creamy dark brown head. Very nice peaty smoky, dark chocolate, very light coffee, right swampy aroma. Delicious Islay/peaty scotch, rich dark chocolate, very roasty flavor. Very smooth but unfortunately, the coffee is mostly though not completely gone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2012
(Bottle, purchased at lbutikken, Copenhagen, June 2010) Pitch black colour with dense, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of liquorice, peat smoke, oak wood, strong black coffee and hints of ashes. Malty, roasted taste with strong black coffee, Islay whisky, oak wood, peat, tar and liquorice. Dark chocolate and cocoa in the background. Solid roasty coffee bitterness in the finish. Full body, with almost oily mouthfeel. Quite sweet. Warming alcohol comes through in the finish. Very powerful beer, shy is not really the word for it. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2012
500 ml bottle at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas - Pours pitch black with a dark brown head with grey hints. Aroma is very peat peat peat, with dark chocolate undertone. Huge body with edhy flavours of wood, whiskey and coffee. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2012
500mL bottle, best by 3/9/12. Poured very near black with a rich, dark tan head.. looked awesome in the glass! The aroma picked up bright smoky peat and dank earthy notes over semi-sweet, ultrasmooth coffee, some molasses, and a touch of honey.. a touch medicinal, which knocked it down a notch.. hid the boozage well. The flavor found burnt coffee and black patent malts at the core.. lots of pungent medicinal smoke laced throughout.. tasty coffee was overshadowed by the not-so-smooth smoked malts on the back-end.. long, bitter, smoky finish. Medium-plus bodied, very bright, and very smoky on the palate.. the Islay really got in the way of some delicious subtleties of the base beer.. alright overall, but I prefer the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2011
During Mikkels and Thomass visit in Athens, Oct 2009.Pitch black with a lovely dark brown head. A little carbonation is present.Roasted and smoked aromas, choclate, lots of coffee, a touch of wood. Roasted malt taste, again lots of coffee and chocolate, some tar, whisky is very subtle. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1714) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle, sample. Black with a light brown ring. Aroma: very peaty, some smoke, salami/medwurst. This overpowers the coffee and chocolate a bit. Taste: great peatiness, salami, chocolate, coffee. Full-bodied, smooth. Wow, this is heavy stuff, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013
2013-11-11, bottle, batch 415, brewed 090309, bb 090312, 4 years old, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Pitch black color with medium sized head, reducing quickly. The aroma presents strong iodine character, followed in strength by the peat, and eventually by the roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel, lean, thinning after a few years of age; dark chocolate and roasted malt flavor, with light residual sweetness; the liquorice touch is too strong; some peat and iodine; correct bitterness level; pleasant alcohol warmth, but well controlled.
Very good, but it wont improve further.

2010-04-10, tasting at Papss, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Black color; it pours quite oily. Very nice aroma, whiskey, peaty, with chocolate and light coffee. The mouthfeel is quite oily, the flavor is strong chocolate first of all, with pleasant peaty/whiskey touch, some roasted malt, and light liquorice (I would be happy even without it). Very good, a bit chaotic but with many sides to be enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36427) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2011
Drunk to celebrate my rating number 21,100. Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of iodine, hard roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, smoke, and wood. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of iodine, alcohol, roasted malt, and soy sauce, as well as medium notes of coffee, peated smoke, and wood, leading to a very dry, alcoholic, roasted, and whiskey like finish. The alcohol warms the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palme (4484) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
Shared 0.5l bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a thin bubbly brown head. Aroma is filling the room right after you pop the cap with strong smoked peat, leather, light salt and some alcohol. I also got a new aroma sense that I never have seen in a beer before: it smells like a well used plush sofa smells. Fantastic! Full-bodied, low carbonation and the mouthfeeling is thick and fat as yo mamma. Flavors are much the same fantastic stuff I got in the aroma: Lots of leather, strong roasted malts, a mild alcohol sting, peat and silver birch burned nearly to ashes leaving a burning aftertaste from all that smoke. By far the most distinct and unique in the series. The aftertaste stays around for ever! Really nice brew this.

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