overall
100
100
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1805   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly brewed by Mikkeller at Ngne , Norway, now at Lervig, Norway.
This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the worlds most expensive coffees, made from droppings of weasel-like civetcats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries.Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma.
Ingredients : Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.

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4.2
mikkopen (1155) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2010
500 ml bottle. Impenetrable black, with a thin but creamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt; some dark fruits and vanilla are also present. The flavour is dryish bitter, slightly sour, dominated by coffee, with chocolate and roasted malt, and a lingering bitter finish. Smooth and oily. A delicious coffee bomb.

4.6
irishalky (35) - Littleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2010
For both a coffee and a stout lover this beer is perfection. Flawless blend of dark colors and dark flavor.

4.4
shrubber85 (11322) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle. Coffee, vanilla, light dark chocolate and prune/peat aroma - pretty boozy initially but faded with sitting. Oil black with small head. Strong espresso coffee malt, prune, vanilla, and mild to moderate bitter alcohol and tannic dry finish. Full bodied. A work of art.

3.6
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
Well call this color black with a thick chocolate brown cap. After the cap went down the brew looked thick and oily almost like yummy sludge. Deep dark bitter coffee aroma hints of alcohol, I also smell sweet hints of hazel nut. Brew feels thinner than expected but still acceptable. Ash or possibly dirt with perfumey hops and a nice alcohol presence and of course boat loads of coffee. Not sure what to say I was expecting so much more do to the legendary status of this beer, it was still good and of very high quality but not this amazing god like nectar like people make it out to be.

4.3
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2010
Wow, this is an exciting beer. Great coffee bitterness mixed with strong hops make this a beer to remember. Just a very complex and not one-dimensional offering. Classy.

4.1
italianjohn (3108) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Black pour light amout of dark tan head lots of sticky lacing .... smells like a bag of coffee and chocolate ... bitter strong roasted coffee and light chocolate/caramel, vanilla and a bitter dry roasted coffee finish ... oily and silky/creamy with no trace of the abv at all .... outstanding

4.4
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2010
50cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a beautiful brown head. Malty aroma with coffee, alcohol and dark chocolate. Flavour is sweetish and slightly bitter with coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Quite full-bodied, aftertaste is roasted and dryish. Very good and tasty brew.

4.3
MikeKeller (939) - Kemi, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle at Olutravintola Kukko, Kemi - Finland. Very enjoyable beer with great full roasty malty body, the coffee notes of course and nice hoppyness on the top. Just dont get disturbed by the way they collect the coffee. ;)

4.3
popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. Excellent coffee stout. This is a nice, if relatively small, step up from BGB. Its a full, rich stout with a wonderfully integrated coffee flavor. BGB incorporates coffee quite well (better than anything besides Speedway), and BGBrunch makes that coffee flavor even richer and more luxurious. Its hard to tell, but it seemed like I could taste the berry and chocolate notes of the coffee. At any rate, the beer is quite good, as well. Lots of gentle roast and rich chocolate. Vanilla and caramel also chime in. Mouthfeel is excellent, smooth and rich. Very little booze. Pours very dark with a small beige head. Great stout.

4.1
piscator34 (2508) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
Bottled sample via savvy1982. Black in colour with moderate carbonation. Huge aromas of espresso, caramel, vanilla, and booze. Huge in the mouth with loads of malt, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Heavy mouthfeel, but the acidity of the coffee helps to achieve a kind of balance. Quite intense and tasty overall, but I think I prefer the more balanced beer geek breakfast.


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