overall
100
100
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1763   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theSlipperyPen (276) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2010 This pours out dark as pitch smoke with a thick, brown creamy head. There is a slight ebony edging, but nothing more than two millimeters. The nose is the blackest, woodiest espresso and then sweet, ashy malts which counter the bitterness giving this a perfect balance. Mikkellers soy sauce aroma is here but theres also a strange whiff of gherkins or pickled onions. Then under that comes cinnamon. In the mouth the coffee explodes into tobacco and chocolate; once again the hops act as a counter balance. Im amazed. Its all too easy to become sycophantic about this, but truth be told its the best beer Ive ever had. The development of aroma to taste is something else; the look is perfect; and the finish, which increases the nutty, woody, tart, sweetness of the espresso, is nothing short of brilliant. If passing along a weasels digestive tract makes coffee this good, then lets process everything through them. Give them chocolate, birthday cake, mushrooms, potato chips. And why stop there? Lets feed them whole bottles of beer. Just follow a weasel around and eat whatever it shits. And can you imagine if a civet cat ate another civet cats poo? How good would civet cat coffee poo civet cat coffee poo be? One word: scrumtrulescent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3626) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2010
bottle-2008 oily black with a big bubble tan head with not much life to it-faided fast! char, spice (cinnamon), anise, coca and lots of alcohol!!!! flavirs exhibit the coffee and clean roasted malts. palte is slick and thick/oily. I would really have liked this a few years back, but aged impy stouts are not for me anymore. For what it is, its a great beer though. long coffee finish with some bitterness in there.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a creamy ring of head.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, earth and peat.

Taste: Peat, vanilla, chocolate and chipotle.

Mouthfeel: Chalky and full. Modest carbonation.

Overall: Very enjoyable, very complex.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Pitch black pour, light, brown foam collar. Aroma is big on coffee, subtle roast, a little smoke, peat, liqourice, vanilla, molasses, ash and a small amount of hops. Taste is big on coffee, subtle roast, liqourice, vanilla, bittering hops, figs, bitter roast, dark berries and a lot of bitter chocolate. Quite bitter finish with lots of coffee-bitterness. Dry palate, full body, low-medium carbonation, long duration. Excellent! Nice from tap as well. Bottle. Just had myself the bottled edition of this wonderful beer, and was quickly forced to acknowledge the sheer enormity of this brew. The haunting and ominous blackness of the pour, the tantalizing brown head, the mysterious and intriguing aroma that attacks the nostrils with bucketloads of coffee, subtle roast and chocolate, the sumptuous flavor, adequately bittered, subtly roasted, peated and packed with more coffee leaves imperceptibly little to be desired. To me, this is a monster of a beer; Interesting, heavy-duty, complex and beautiful. Absolutely recommendable!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Bomber. Pours an exquisite black with a thin film of brownish-red head that fizzes away to a fine lacy layer. The coffee and chocolate aroma on this beer is just plain abundant and oh so rich. Before I even poured it was getting into my nostrils and setting up camp. First taste is wild of coffee, followed by black licorice and booze, and root beer?! The abc is well-hidden for now, but I suspect it will become more obvious as the beer warms, which shouldnt take long on this hot night. Such an interesting impy stout... Really unique, and as it warms the anise and vanilla combo comes even more to the forefront. Not my favorite ever, but certainly a singular brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Stouts for summer. Why not? While lots of folks are reaching for a pilsner or pale ale, I figured Id go the opposite direction, drinking some stouts, which I usually prefer to have in the dead of winter. Reading the label makes me nervous. Im drinking a beer made with weasel poo. Okay then. Lets try it out. 16.9 ounce bottle oured into a snifter glass. Pour reminds me of chocolate syrup, with a quarter inch dark tan head. Nice dark brown to black color. Smell is incendiary, with burnt chocolate, a little coffee, and tons of roasted notes. Some alcohol is there as well. The first taste is quite warming, with notes of wood and raspberry/cherry cascading down with coffee and roasted chocolate flavors. Its a thick beer, the sipping kind. Feels like I should be snowed in someplace drinking this for warmth. As the beer warms the flavors expand, running the gamet from somewhat fruity and sweet to somewhat bitter and roasted. Really complex stuff. Gets better the longer you drink it. Nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2010
black with large tan head. nose of coffee and some nuttyness. firm bitterness before roasty and chocolate notes. a bit of fruitiness suprisingly. overall somewhat disappointing

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (12247) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2010
This beer pours an inky black color with a thick and pillowy dark brown head that diminishes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, burnt malt and dark chocolate. Rich body with flavors of roasted coffee, earthy malt, bittersweet chocolate and some hops. The finish is moderately bitter coffee with a lingering dark chocolate aftertaste. What on the surface seems to be a novelty beer is actually a delicious Imperial Stout, and one of the better ones I have had in awhile at that.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2010
19 ounce bottle-A black pour -dark brown head-aroma and taste of roasted coffee,bitter chocolate,dark berries-creamy sweet expesso like finish.overall this has to be one of my favorite imperial stouts.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2013 Pulled a bottle from the cellar, about three years old. Very dark pour with a minimal dark brown head. Complex nose with a cornucopia of dried fruits and a background of coffee and woodsy aromas. The nose is a thing of absolute beauty. Huge on the palate with more of the same and a toasty chocolatey midpalate with a woodsy accent. Long, dynamic finish. Truly amazing stout.


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