overall
100
100
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1796   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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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Inky black pour with dark mocha head. Roasty, bitter coffee aroma with a little punch of booze. A fascinating, bizarre sweetness on the tongue. Sweet coffee, smoky wood. A chocolate heaviness creeps in as she opens up. More and more enjoyable with each warming minute. Well hidden alcohol. Slick, dry bitter finish. Really nice beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
47574xeCD (1052) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis (235) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AaronIPAAPA (82) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1912) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imperial_suchy (168) - 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 :).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pirojeuque (9) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 13, 2017 does not count
Bottle. Black with nice brown head. Full bodied. Taste of coffee and chocolate

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dropi6 (308) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Villyzzz (364) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paszczur (13) - Toruń, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste, brązowa, sycząca piana, ktra po chwili znika. Na powierzchni unoszą się drobiny (kawy?). W aromacie słodko, masa czekolady, podchodzi pod praliny, troszkę dalej kawa. W smaku bardzo jednowymiarowo, dużo słodyczy i kawowej kwaśności, kontrowane dość zalegającą goryczką. Piwo, po ktrym spodziewałem się wiele i niestety się zawiodłem.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phagelund (133) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
Black colour with beige foam. Aroma and taste of chocolate, espresso and dark malt.


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