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: 1803   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skvader (142) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2010
Aroma of vanilla ice cream and caramel. Very pleasant taste with a long lasting bitterness. Sweet and creamy. A lot less coffee than can be expected although some is present when smelling

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - NOV 8, 2010
On tap at Mikkeller. Pours deep black with a coffee cream colour head but very timid. Dark chocolate aroma, fresh. Medium sweetness very well balanced with medium bitterness in the taste. Hints of dark chocolate and some coffee. The chocolate feel persists in the after taste toguether with some bitterness. Despite the alcohol volume, it is almost imperceptible. This is a must try of Mikkeller.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
Fragrance of dark roasted malt with a hint of burnt coffee and a vague shade of hops in the background. Sweet taste of roasted malt, burnt coffee, alcohol and hop bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter and burnt. This is NOT my type of beer! Only for coffee-holics I would say!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Has an aroma of roast, vanilla, chocolate, and soy. Has a sweet roasty taste with some coffee bitters on the back end and a nice velvety chocolate finish. A little coffee spice that lingers. Creamy and smooth. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 Nose of coffee, wood, leather, feel is quite creamy, carb is mediumweak, taste is sugar, alcohol, dry hopscough syrup.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gislings (4) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010 does not count
Tap at lbaren, nrrebro. Pours midnight jungle black, with a two finger espresso lasting head. Aroma is coffee, tar and coffee. Medium carbonation, fully bodied. Taste is beautiful, its thick, oily, bitter, sweet and sticky. The blend of burned malts, coffee and hops are astonishing. I thank you Mikkel Borg Bjergs.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tweeke (37) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2010
Shared bottle with jaspe007. Very heavy cold coffee smell. Oily, incredible coffee, chocolate. Very good, will drink/rate again when more familiar with this beer category.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaspe007 (47) - Utrecht/Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2010
Only my third stout, so I will probably revise this some day. Bottle. Little foam with nice compact bubbles in it. The head remained quite long. Darkest beer Ive ever seen, reminds me of licorice candy. Strong, but very nice smell of coffee, a bit roasty. Taste has a more relaxed coffee hint, it has some sweet and also some bitter tones, but it seems very balanced, however complex. Every sip allowed something new to be discovered. Palate was different from anything Ive had so far, very nice carbonation along with the soft "olive-oil" like texture. At least, thats what it reminded me of. Overall a very different, nevertheless tasty experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (6293) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
coffee, dark chocolate, hoppy,black, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2010
500ml bottle bb 23.03.11 RIDICULOUSLY dark looking stout, very much a contender for the darkest ive come across. The colour of the head alone is enough to put some brown ales to shame, and it just hangs there, painting lace on the glass, atop a viscous black liquid id mistake for sump oil, if I didnt know any better. Aroma is seriously intense. Saying it smells like coffee is a huge understatement; its like coffee on steroids! Very earthy, like a good moist fertile black clay in a forest of giant ancient rainforest trees. Lots of rich cocoa, charcoal and nutmeg spice in there too, and, despite everything else, theres some discernable hop and cereally malt aroma in there, some what timidly. Slick, oily, silky texture with low carbonation seems to, once again, allude to this being more of an oil than a beer, but im not fooled so easily with a lingering acrid coffee/roast malt note drying out the palate and lingering. If the nose was intense, the flavour is off the charts; more of the same earthy, spicy, cocoa-y, vanilla-y, tarry, charred, flavour with a belt of what almost feels like hop resin in amongst it. Initially somewhat sweet, the long palate finishes with a bitterness that verges on being over-the-top; and being almost any other beer itd seem that way, but the overall richness and complexity takes it in its stride. And, not after long, that big abv kicks in, undetectable until you have to get out of your chair! Would love to wake up to one of these each morning; breakfast of champions!


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