Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Aged 2½ months in Schotch Islay whiskey barrels
Carbonation level: Medium
Editor’s note: Brewed by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø, Norway.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle. Obviously the packaging means nothing to the quality of the beer inside, but damn, this is one fine looking bottle with the capsule covered in off white wax. Completely black with a fine espresso coloured head that is very impressive and lasting for a beer with this alcohol content. The aroma is packed with Islay whisky notes of tar, Lapsang Souchon tea, seawater and peat smoke. Combine this with classic stout notes of coffee, chocolate and liqourice and add a generous amount of hops and you’re there! Big and surprisingly velvety on the palate. This beer does contain noticeable amounts of residual sugar, but for once this doesn’t make the beer cloying but instead gives it incredible balance vis a vis the bitterness from the hops and the acidity from the roasted malts and the coffee. An outstanding beer that I may re-rate at a later stage and I wouldn’t be surprised if it scores even higher then.

artemb (1003) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 9, 2017
Dark brown, almost black, no head. Aroma: iodine, tar, turf. Taste: dry, roasted, spicy bitterness. Flavour: tar, iodine, burned tires, smoked bacon, charcoal, residual coffee notes. Grassy hops in the ends. Very good and unusual.

GhostS (367) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 27, 2017
Aromă puternică, cu mult iod și malț prăjit, puțin malț ars, ciocolată neagră cu puțin rom, ceva lemn ars și fructe negre cu alcool. Gust puternic, moderat dulce, mult malț prăjit și ars, boabe de cafea arse, lemn ars, ceva amăreală arsă, fructe nege în alcool, note de iod și căldură de alcool. Foarte bună, dar iodul…

dnicolaescu (2567) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 25, 2017
Sample, BOTTLE 50 CL. Vintage 2009. Pitch black, dark espresso head. Super strong band aid and iodine aroma, some burnt rubber. Dry roasty taste, marginal notes of dark malts and coffee, hints of chocolate. Iodine. No coffee. Loads of charred wood. Some hoppy bitterness. Really weird, but still good after 8 years.

wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle a black colored beer with a tiny white-off head aroma roasted malts spicy coffee chocolate mocha caramel dried fruits peat oak and smoke flavor roasted malts spicy coffee dried fruits chocolate caramel mocha dried fruits oak caramel smoke and some hops

TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2017
Pitch black color. Lots of iodine, roasted malt, acidity, oak, slightly too sweet. With some ash. Not bad but not mind blowing

Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

ciocanelu (2529) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 6, 2017
Black color with a bit of really dark brown foam. Aroma has intense peat, rubber, dark liquorice, smoked dried figs. Taste follows with the peated notes, really intense roasted malt and burnt coffee bitterness. Really heavy body, feels like hot chocolate. If you like peated beer or scotch this is for you, if not, stay away because it’s really intense and overpowering.

MikeBibere (58) - GREECE - APR 5, 2017
Bottle 330ml.Pours black with beige head.Aroma is peated, with some wood and smoke.Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. Taste has the peated whiskey touch too, with some espresso in the aftertaste.

Ysok02 (1563) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2017
Un stout marqué par les notes iodées et matées au nez avec une bouche tendue, longue, complexe et harmonieuse. Une bière de fin de soirée.

hawanna (3296) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2017
0,33 l bottle alcohol, woody, earthy, roasty, mostly: Islay Whisky Aroma. Dark brown-black color, minimal brown foam headlight sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, full body, sticky, oily feel, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

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