Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (2053) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from 2013. Pours pitch black with a dark brown, lovely looking head. Aroma is very hard roasted malts, caramel malts, vinous , dark fruity notes, coffee and smooth chocolate. Taste is very powerful and extremely roasted without being too bitter. Fruity espresso-notes, dry chocolate. Lovely full body with a fairly low carbonation. A lovely stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2620) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Ive had this plenty of times. Ive rated it before but I deleted it because I did not think it was worthy of the beer. So here we go again! Pours pitch black with an espresso brown head! Aroma is so nice and balanced. Lots of roasted malty/coffee notes along with liquorice. Behind this you get some chocolate sweetness and dark fruits. The taste is just intense with roasted malts, smooth chocolate, a weak wooden feel, liquorice, espresso notes and with a smooth and creamy body. Weak dry tobacco notes in the aftertaste. This is just a boss non-barrel aged imperial stout. Surprises me every time!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2925) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de 2d2dspuma en llamas en el momento el 22-08-2014, junto con la george envejecida en bourbon. (Fecha de consumo pref para 22-05-2018)Color negro intenso con espuma bastante oscura al principio que va desapareciendo poco a poco hasta no quedar casi nada. Aromas intensos de maltas tostadas y abundante caf sobretodo, algunos toques lcticos y especiados,, vainilla,,. Cuerpo intenso con 12.12 vol con buena sensacin alcohlica y un paso por boca cremoso y con algo de espuma. Sabores intensos de maltas tostadas y caf a montn, tambin ligeros sabores de lactosa algo dulces con toques de especias de vainillas acabando con un amargo herbceo no muy intenso y bien combinado con lo anterior y duradero por un buen rato en boca. Muy buena densa tostada caf alcohlica.... para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HaakonBjerkeli (44) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Tasted together with calvados ed. Black body, espresso head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruits, dark choco. Oily and thick on the palate. Taste of coffee, bitter choco, maltsweetness. Alcohol in finnish. Much the same as calvados ed. but less on everything. Have to rate it lower but a great taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
niklasdietz (85) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours pitch black with a tiny leather brown head. No real lacings. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate and sweet liquor. Taste is sweet, full of chocolate and roasted coffee, licorice and slight tobacco. Full body and light carbonation. Mouthfeel almost oily or creamy. Excellent dessert beer! - with thirst, Niklas

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1797) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours black with a small brown head. Chocolate, caramel, coffee, soy sauce, roasted malt, licorice, smoke, tobacco and some booze aroma. Dark chocolate, soy sauce, coffee, caramel, roasted malt, smoke, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, oak and dark fruit flavors. Full body and modest carbonation. Tons of depth and a slight sweetness. Dark chocolate, dark fruit and roasted malt finish. Definitely oily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (1921) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 2, 2014
W aromacie słodko, likierowo, ciemne owoce (z naciskiem na śliwkę węgierkę), karmel, czekolada, kawa. W smaku dość gęste, karmelowo - kawowe, jest też czekolada i lekka owocowość. Mocno odczuwalny alkohol sprawił, że trunek był bardzo likierowy. Finisz z palonością i gorzką czekoladą, rozgrzewa w przełyku. Ciekawe, złożone piwo, jak na karmelowo zorientowanego risa bardzo dobre!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5737) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from the Bierkoning. Not sure why I hadnt rated this before. Oily black pour with thin receding brown head. Aroma is so rich and decadent, potent dark chocolate aromas, roast coffee notes, boozy, but invitingly so. Taste is sweet, roasty, so rich, mellow, rich boozy notes, toffee, coffee, dark chocolate, never too bitter, never too sweet. Palate is rich, syrupy with a thin silver lining of carbonation that does just enough to aid drinkability without interfering with the cozy mouth-warming feel. Really, really nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (2059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Blind RIS experiment [Sample 10/20, 4/20/2015] Bottom pours thick sludge, but first half glass is fine. Dark, minimal ring of head, no lacing. Aroma: brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, soy -- not unlike the gyoza dipping sauce I now crave. BBQ, charred roasted meat. This beast smells big, sweet, and meaty, spiked with chili pepper. Yeah, the ancho/chipotle chili combo is what Im tasting, even if its not an ingredient. Taste follows, pretty much as expected. Alcohol strong in the finish; this makes me think sweet BBQ sauce spread thick on a hunk of slowly roasting meat. This has gotta be Mikkeller or Evil Twin for sure. Taste makes me think ET, but sludge makes me think Mikkeller ... obviously I have positive associations here, eh? Full body, thick viscous texture. Overall: this would not be a "regular" or "all occasions" imperial stout, but under some circumstances I could see myself being in the mood for this. Hard to give it a score that makes sense relative to the others because of this -- like, it could be a 5 or 8 depending on mood and I dont know a person can just give an "objective" score to something like that. Because it can be downright unappealing, and I think theres a good chance that some of these aspects ("meat" / "soy" / "chili") could rightfully be considered flaws. But it makes up for it with intensity, so if anybody reads these words know my score is best interpreted as 3.7-4.0. By the end of the glass the intensity is too much, and this may drop back down to 3.7, and it could go lower. Its too sweet, too salty, too roasty, too everything for a full glass (unless youre in the mood to drink BBQ sauce). [8/4/7/4/14]

Draft at Uber. Pours dark, thick, almost purple in the right light (by which I mean beneath a neon sign). Tan head, good retention. Aroma: rich. Chocolate at the forefront. Deep roast, almost smoky. Meat, leather, tobacco and a bit of soy sauce. Taste: meaty - thick and viscous, surprisingly not sweet -- intense bitterness, like somebody baked fudge brownies but forgot most of the sugar. Long roasty bitter finish. Chili peppers and teriyaki as well. Pretty fucking intense. Palate: thick, viscous, chewy. Overall: an over the top imperial stout. Can only imagine how hardcore the barrel-aged versions are.

Sample 5 of 13 in a blind imperial stout tasting. Beautiful brown head. Small short lived head. Thick, dark black pour. Roasty, dark, thick, bitter. Potent. Fuck yeah, this is what I want. Full body. Slick texture. Lightly drying, bitter roast. Spicy, almost ashy. Yes. 8/4/8/4/16.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanelst (154) - AUSTRIA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Pitchblack, small fast dissapearing line of white foam. Aroma of roast, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, hops. Taste is sweet and carramel, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, liquiorice a bit of smoke and a little bit of bitterness. Raw and delicious Imperial Stout.

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