Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1798   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3487) - Edmonton, Alberta, - AUG 14, 2010
500ml brown bottle. Black pour, brown around the edges. Very low light brown head, tight bead, reduces to a faint swirl on the surface. Light spotty lacing. Oily texture is revealed by swirling the beer around in the glass. Strong coffee aroma with a little sweetness, roasty, cocoa. Flavour has sweet dark coffee, cocoa. Late hint of alcohol and a hit of hop and black coffee bitterness. Lenghty aftertaste of coffee. Smooth and viscous in the mouth, but actually a bit lighter mouthfeel than expected. Soft carbonation. Good drinkability for 10.9%, a nicely put together beer, a must for coffee fans. And weasel fans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerowl80 (359) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2017
Can. Pours black. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roast malt and vanilla. Taste is moderate sweet with roast bitterness. A bit thinner than expected. Certainly very good but a little disappointing considering the high ratings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkujon (100) - POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Very dark pour. Big espresso head. Some lacing. Aroma of rich dark coffee. Mouth is super chewy and heavy. Alcohol is well hidden. Taste is very balanced. Finishes like a cup of coffee. Very very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
47574xeCD (1054) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
330ml can share thanks to Wingman. Almost black colour with thin tan head. Nose is red wine dark chocolate dark malts. Tastes of dark malts chocolate cocoa red wine. Meaty beast

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis (237) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Can from Hop Locker. Pours jet black with dirty tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, a little booze, burnt malt and molasses. Taste is coffee and chocolate with a well balanced boozy burn which then moves into a treacly sweetness. Maybe a little too carbonated but really good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AaronIPAAPA (97) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 18, 2017
Ciemne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana dosyć szybko opada. Kawa, czekolada, goryczka nie jest zbyt wysoka. Ocena na podstawie notatek pisanych przed założeniem konta na RB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1921) - HONG KONG - APR 17, 2017

330 ml bottle bought at IC Beer in Kwun Tong.

Looks: Opaque deep Cola blackish brown colour with a thin crust of yeast sediments; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy beige foam which fades in 15 seconds; Poor sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet dark malt, with strong roastyness, hazelnuts, strong cream, strong coffee liquor, strong liquorices, strong caramel, sticky toffee, plums, floral, sugar, spices, toast and grass.

Taste: Strong sweet dark malt, with strong roastyness, strong black coffee, chocolate, strong alcohol and liquorices, strong caramel and sticky toffee, red fruits, strong cream, floral, syrup, spices, strong herbs, light biscuits, lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Medium body; Oily palate.

Mouth Feel: Strong dark maltyness in a pretty viscous background. Roasty with very clear sharp black coffee, followed by strong cream and heavy sugary sweetness. Strong booze with very strong caramel, toffee and chocolate, with quite abundant red fruits and floral. Very strong herbs with dry bread and lemon to round. Very intense but off-balanced!

Alcohol: the 10.9% abv is naked, screams loudly with lots of liquorices bitterness to go with the syrups. Not exactly cloying but it deters me from getting a full mouthful. Seems to be at odds with the hops and dark malt. Strong but not tasty.

Hoppiness: floral, spices, and grass in nose. Floral, spices, strong herbs, lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness - hops and liquorices - is strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter malty finish.

After taste: Fairly dry. Sweet, boozy and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has a very strong creaminess - perhaps an attribute from civet coffee - which should have make it a pleasant tasting experience, but it was heavily affected by screaming booze and heavy sweetness, in the absence of any strong burnt toast or distinguish dark maltyness. Hoppiness is quite decent but couldnt turn the sweet boozy tide. Not a train wreck but unbalanced. Too strong but going nowhere. I understand that most of its high scores happened when it was contract-brewed by Ngne , but mine was brewed by Levrig, so I wonder if thats the difference in opinion. Anyhow, better stick with Beer Geek Breakfast instead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imperial_suchy (175) - Rybnik, POLAND - APR 14, 2017
Kolor czarny, beżowa, szybko opadająca piana. W aromacie świeżo zmielona kawa, mleczna czekolada. W smaku kawowo, czekoladowo, delikatna goryczka kontrowana subtelną słodyczą. Spoko piwo, takie jak lubię, ale piłem lepsze risy, ktre nie znajdują się w top 50 :).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pirojeuque (10) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 13, 2017
Bottle. Black with nice brown head. Full bodied. Taste of coffee and chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dropi6 (322) - POLAND - APR 12, 2017
Bottle bf 19.05.25. Pours black, minimal head. Strong coffee, cocoa, dark fruits, alcohol, woody, roasty, biscuits. Strong roasty bitterness, some sweetness. Full bodied, oily, average carbonation, little alcoholic. Should be better after some time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Villyzzz (366) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
Tap @HBF17. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma has cocoa and coffee. Taste has caramel, coffee and chocolate. Really nice.

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