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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

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Photo of cpone
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black body with a foamy dark toffee head that leaves a thick, smoky lacing.

S: Pure cocoa, roasted coffee bean and oats are the stars here with cinnamon, alcohol and smoked meat as a supporting cast.

T: Very smooth coffee and roasted malts, slightly on the sweet side but with some acidity. Laces your mouth with tobacco - pipe tobacco. Get a quick shot of the alcohol. A slightly bitter cocoa finish. Intense.

M: Leaves your mouth tingling and salivating, and coats it with tobacco - like the best cigar you've had. Maybe the beer's strongest point.

D: It's absurdly heavy and intense and not that drinkable for the style. Take it slow.

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Photo of NJB145
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xnicknj
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into tulip

Pours a deep opaque blackness with a fluffy tanned head resting on top. Slick, oily retention across the beer with spotty rings of lacing no the glass.

Very rich and robust in the nose with cocoa, caramel and molasses. Roasted coffee beans and dark malt with a hint of bitterness. Soft alcohol warmth.

Soft notion of bitter hops up front followed by an avalanche of deep, roasted dark malt flavor. Dark chocolate and cocoa with caramel. Some hints of molasses and syrup with a slightly bitter blast of coffee. Burly backbone, full-flavored and overall pretty sweet. Finishes warm and sticky.

Full bodied, decent carbonation, sticky and chewy on the tongue, pretty soft and smooth. A rich beer overall, nice coffee and chocolate flavor.

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle split with my brother, poured into a pint glass.

A: Opaque & viscous black, brown head has good retention, body is oily.

S: Spicy earthy coffee, lighter roasted component, a bit astringent. Coffee really dominates.

T: Spicy coffee, medium roast blend, mild chocolate, lots of spicy notes and prominent espresso notes.

MF: Spicy & viscous, a bit oily medium-to-full mouthfeel.

O: A good coffee beer, but not my favorite, I think the coffee could have been more pleasant and less astringent.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Ebenezer's
Thick black liquid with a rich creamy mocha head that lasts forever. Huge chocolate and coffee aroma with plenty of brown sugary sweetness to pull this desert beer together. Very rich, nice brew!

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Photo of claytong
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - black and viscous on pour. pretty headless. no lacing to speak of except minor rim.

smell - coffee and chocolate. a bit of sour grape? or is that poop? smells good. darkness

taste - a certainly odd coffee like roast. deep dark chocolate. an odd bitter/oil there.

mouthfeel - oddly the appearance didnt mean too much in this aspect. wasnt that thick, decent carbonation. oil coating in the mouth was there.

sort of weirded me out since my friends kept talking about it being made of turds. skipped ahead to the rumpkin, but a good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of BrewsNRecords
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nodder
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black with a thin tan head fading to a persistent ring. Slight lacing.

S- Burnt coffee, highly roasted malts, cigarette ash, chocolate. Complex smell.

T- Strong burnt coffee and sweet black licorice. The roasted maltiness is there also. Bitter hops come through in the finish. Alcohol well hidden.

M- Medium body and smooth. A lighter mouth than expected.

O- Another great stout from the "beer geek" series. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of cmgage
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elricorico
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black even when being poured. Aggressive pour generated only a finger of head, but the head is the darkest brown I've ever seen on a beer. Head doesn't stick around for long though. Some lacing around the glass.

Coffee is first to the nose, with a light vanilla note. Dark chocolate and something woody also in the aroma.

Tastes like a fairly sweet coffee, with definite chocolate notes. Some licorice and molasses as well. Faint lingering roasted flavour. Quite delicious. Alcohol well hidden.

Full bodied with almost absent carbonation. One of the rare occasions when I would like carbonation to be just a touch more lively. Good mouthfeel none the less.

10.9% ABV without feeling boozy. Still a sipper from the big flavours, but an easy drinking one considering the strength.

Edit: Right near the last third of the bottle, the flavours got a tad cloying, knocked off a bit of its score, especially the drinkability.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Mark for pulling this out when I went to HopCat! Pulled from my notes from that day.

A- Poured a nice dark as night black color. Little 1/8 inch brownish tan head that seemed to hold for a little bit. The lacing on the glass stuck a little but seemed to also run down the sides of the glass.

S- Big coffee smell here. Large roasted malts smell along with some faint chocolate notes put in there. This smells wonderful and I have not smelled a big coffee stout like this in a long time.

T- Well this tastes like coffee. I think my buddy said it was like drinking cold coffee. There is a sweetness to it though...the chocolate notes coming into play with the roasted malts. The alcohol is apparent at the end but I think the coffee comes through and kills a lot of the flavors in this...alcohol included.

M- This is a heavy beer to me. Not as heavy as the Nightstalker I had before it but still a big beer on its own. Good carbonation to it. Coats the tounge in a coffee flavor that sticks around and slowwly goes away till you have another drink.

D- I could drink this again and again. By far one of the better coffee stouts I have had. I want to keep a couple in the cellar and let them put some age on before I break out to share with friends.

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Photo of Delz
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500 mL bottle.

A: The stout is pitch black. I don't think that any more words are needed to describe the darkness. Atop the stout, a cafe au lait colored head measured nearly two fingers and left mild lace behind.

S: The aroma is burnt, a harsh roasted scent that offers up just a hint of oatmeal sweetness. A strong coffee presence is fairly meaty, bitter like Starbucks.

T: Chocolate and booze drench the palate on first sip. That sweet but hot flavor is a nice sign of things to come. Immediately after that flavor, coffee becomes very apparent. The coffee is bitter but not over the top. Oatmeal is sweet, cutting into the sharp malt flavors, rendering them much more palatable. The full stout/coffee flavor is rich, very warming, like a good cup of coffee. I'm not sure how much the ca phe chon coffee really adds to the beer though (other than marketing panache).

M: The mouthfeel is rich, full of stout, coffee and oatmeal flavors, as well as an abundance of booze.

D: At nearly 11%, this is a whopper. I'm taking my time getting through it, as it could easily knock me on my ass.

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Photo of SeaUrchin
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had a bottle of this poured into an unbranded tulip

appearance - poured a dark dark brown, with a half a finger head that was lighter than expected, moderate carbonation, slight lacing

smell - smell of roasted malts, coffee takes the center stage with a chocolate finish, smells delicious

taste - upfront is a bitter-sweet chocolate malt, followed by a moderately strong coffee flavor, finishes with a slight vanilla, bitter coffee, and almost sweet smokey flavor, hard to put my finger on but makes me want another sip

mouthfeel - i would have liked it a bit thicker, lighter feel than expected the carbonation helped lighten it a lot, drank almost the same as a cold cup of coffee

drinkability - if the cost wasnt an issue this would be a very easy beer to go through a few bottles in a night, drank like a cold cup of coffee, if you find it cheap buy a case and have a few good nights

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Photo of snansel
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigbelcher
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep dark opaque black color. With a huge tan head. Aroma was big espresso type coffee with nice big wet green hops. This is definely a stout with roasted barley throughout. The flavor is intense with a not so pleasent bitter black burnt malt taste or a been on the burner to long coffee flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for an imperial stout with a creamy medium body to it along with some nice carbonation. A nice bitter coffee stout, but not worth the price.

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Photo of okono
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a half-litre bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: Very thin dark brown head. Dark, opaque black. Good looking stout. Nice lacing.

S: Tons of coffee. Loads of deep chocolate. Astringent alcohol has an estery, almost floral-fruity character.

T/M: A little bit disappointing after the smell. Thin, lightly carbonated and full of sweet-sourish chocolate malts. The coffee bitterness is rivalled by excellent roasted malt. A little bit creamier after pouring in the remainder of the bottle? The aftertaste is excellent coffee beans, slight vanilla, hint of apple or grape (huh?). Big, punchy, and powerful. Yum.

O: Great beer, but not as excellent as I remembered. Strong, bitter, dark, and serious. What a stout! Another great success from Mikkeller. Recommended. Would have again.

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Photo of Gtreid
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Pretty much black, but with some slight ruby highlights. The por dropped a one finger head that faded to a thin rim and didn't leave any lace.

A: Bitter coffee, black and roasted malt. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, and earth. Small caramel note followed by slight notes of wood.

T: Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and robust coffee. The coffee is very bitter, so the combination of the dark roast with the apperant hop bite makes for a very bitter, dry finish.

M: Oatmeal stouts always have a creamy, full mouthfeel, and this one is no different.

O: I thought this was a very well crafted beer. I did however think there was too much bitterness. The coffee flavor is very nice, but the alcohol comes through a bit much. Very good, but could've been great. Skal.

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Photo of SuperNova777
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a non transparent black with a huge tan head with nice lacing. Rich roastiness
along with big coffee comes thru as well with some chocolate. Same flavors come thru in the taste with coffee seems to cover the palate. Nice body that is a little thicker and syrupy. Easy going down with no alcohol bite on it as well, seems that I drank it pretty quickly.

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Photo of GregSVT
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16oz bottle into a snifter - courtesy of Stig

A: Pours a deep black with a nice dark tan head that fades to a ring and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is mocha coffee with a bit of cocoa and vanilla on the finish.

T: There are flavors of coffee, vanilla, and bittersweet chocolate on the finish. Much tastier than the Breakfast version.

M: The feel is medium bodied with an oily feeling on the finish. A bit thin but not bad.

D: Pretty tasty coffee stout and something I'd probably have again. The ABV will catch up with you over the course of a bottle but it's still pretty good.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JefferyLaGrow
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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