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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark | website

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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4.31
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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Old Stone Bridge Pub in Reno. Pricey ($21) but delicious.

Pours a dark black, good beige head. Really, almost perfect. Smell, massive, delectable coffee.

Taste, rich coffee again, low on the acidity but big and bold roasted flavor. Chocolate to lesser degree to back it up. An even lesser degree of vanilla. Never is there an alcohol burn, so while I downgraded the drinkability because of the high price, it was offset somewhat by the amazing enjoyment of this sipper.

Good thing I didn't read about the way they make this beer until I was 4/5s done with the bottle. They collect the turds from a weasel that eats the coffee beans? What? Ah well, it works, because this is a damn good beer.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pitch black color with a caramel colored creamy head which dies down to a very thin caramel colored ring. As I rotate my snifter, there's a syrupy & viscous coating that clings to the glass and oozes down the sides.

S- Black expresso coffee, mild toffee, burnt roasted chocolate.

T - Mimicks the nose with burnt toffee and bitter dark roasted chocolate. There's a dark coffee nuance that hits up front, and hits hard. As the roasty bitter flavor subsides in the middle of the palate, the flavor erodes and morphs into a dark fruit/medicinal semi-boozy finish that warms the throat and leaves a thick coating of creamy expresso lingering aftertaste in the mouth.

M - Medium mouthfeel, silky on the tongue with a mildly sticky coating on the lips. The body could be thicker for a beer of this stature, lost points here.

O - one of the better coffee stouts I've had, worth pursuing.

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Photo of Bung
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml Bottle. Very dark brown pour, with a small light brown head. Roasted, Coffee and chocolate aromas. Taste is pretty straight forward, roast malt, coffee, bitter coffee and dark chocolates. Just an accent of rolled oats. Some piney hops in the bitters in the middle and finish, but only a little. Soft bubbly, but very solid mouthfeel. Maybe a little better than the breakfast, but not much.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Served in a coffee mug 12/20/14.

A- Dark black body. Pitch black, dark, the works. Ridiculously frothy one finger mocha head with a lot of longevity. Looks like a cappucino. No lacing. Thin collar when all is said and done. Lots of legs on this beer, looks like motor oil.

S- Dark fruit, burnt malt, a bit of smoke, dark chocolate, espresso, milk chocolate. Lots of chocolate and dark fruit, a good bit of coffee. I'm thinking the dark fruit and a bit of cocoa can be attributed to the civet contribution, not really getting anything earthy.

F- Rich dark chocolate, roast coffee, a bit of burnt malt flavours, milk chocolate, less dark fruits. More licorice shows up on the finish. Very rich and coffee-forward on the palate, a bit different than on the nose. Drinks more like a very earthy Russian Imperial Stout with extra coffee flavours.

M- Thick bodied, viscous, slick and sticky. Dark fruity chocolate aftertaste lingers on the palate for a good time after. No heat. One of the thicker, motor-oily beers I've had in a while.

O- Pretty tasty, but I would argue that the regular Beer Geek Breakfast is just as good. This seems a bit more dark fruit heavy, but aside from that there isn't a giant difference as far as the coffee contribution goes. Excellent beer, though.

Final score: 4.24

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Photo of drpimento
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wowee zowee! holy muthablinkin catshit. This bottle courtesy of Paul B; thankee kindly sir. Poured with a tan head. Some lace. Head and lace disappear after a while, but it's so good, who cares. Aroma is a coffee imperial stout, but with some lovely floral characteristics that work perfectly. Floral notes aren't in the flavor, but some malt sweetness is. Sublime. Don't pick up the alcohol much. All hail Mikkeller!!

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Photo of jrallen34
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a bottle into my Orval glass.

The beer pours black with about a finger of dark tan head. The head stays about one minute, with decent lacing.

The aroma is on the lighter side but very balanced and nice. It starts off very sweet, some wonderful sweet chocolate notes with some vanilla with a finish of coffee.

The taste is a little disappointing after the aroma with so much potential. The taste is pretty much all bitter coffee, not at all balanced, wish it was a little sweeter. I mean the coffee is good actually just all the same.

The feel is nice, coating and has a very lasting taste.

Overall, this was good, but not great. I actually prefer the beer geek brunch as its more balanced.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.4/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

550mL bottle purchased for about $14-15 in Columus several months ago. , milk chocolate colored foam. The beer is black with dark chocolate sides. The smell is strong coffee (apparently coffee beans that have already been digested by civet cats) and roiasted malts. The beer tastes strongly of coffee beans in a nice sweetly malted web. The body is fuller than average but not as smooth as other oatmeal stouts. Overall a great beer but not worth its price point. One and done, cannot afford to drink this again.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 PT .9 FL OZ bottle served in my Old Stock snifter at 49 degrees. Poured one shade shy of black with a dense, two inch mocha-colored head that sizzled and popped as it gradually condensed, leaving honeycombs and craters in its wake. Head eventually settles into a soapy skim that coalesces around the edges, but is refreshed with a swirl. Some specks and strands of lacing exposed during the tasting. Huge malt bomb of a nose - it smells sweet and syrupy. Roasty, dark fruit, cocoa, molasses and a coffee quality, but not as much as anticipated. Taste follows nose, but not nearly as bold as the nose would suggest; nonetheless, still very sweet and decadent. Finish starts off sweet, but there is also a slight bitterness that also reveals itself once the sweetness dissipates. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a light and tingly carbonation. Not viscous, but definitely a slickness to it. There's also a little bit of residual alcohol heat in the mix. A very tasty beer and far superior to Beer Geek breakfast, but a little steep at $13.99 a bottle. Still definitely worth picking this one up if it is truly a one off.

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Photo of glid02
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this courtesy of daryk77 - much obliged!

Pours completely black with a towering brown head that recedes fairly quickly into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of coffee, but a smoother coffee aroma than most other coffee stouts. Roasted malts and slight chocolate aromas are also present.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth coffee flavors are backed up by roasted malts. As the beer warms chocolate flavors sneak out every now and then. The ending is dominated by bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It's got a very nice thickness that's not too heavy with soft carbonation that makes this go down very smoothly.

Drinkability is good - I finished my half of the bottle fairly quickly and could easily drink a few more glasses.

Overall this is a very good coffee stout that has a smoother coffee presence than most others. It's large and in charge, though it manages not to be overpowering. Definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of cbutova
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

A- Pitch black with a dark tan head that builds to a finger in size and retains decently. Nice suds and a fine coat of lace. Good cloud and ring sick around.

S- A great cocoa and coffee balance up front in an aroma with great strength. Dark fruit mixed in as well with a tiny kick of alcohol, very nice.

T- Amazing balance of coffee and cocoa powder. The dark fruit notes blend in excellently. Some definite earthy and grassy tones here. I love how this tastes like dark bitter cocoa powder and not chocolate. ABV hidden amazingly.

MF- Very creamy rich moderate body with smooth carbonation. Slight warmth from the alcohol. Finishes with cocoa in a body that should be a bit thicker.

DB- Very expensive but worth it for this great, unique cocoa powder fruit taste. The coffee could be a bit stronger but it might just taste slightly different because it is pooped out. Great beer, worth having again if I can afford it.

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Photo of THECPJ
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes 2/5/2011

A: black with a 1 finger tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, leaves nice lacing on the glass

S: mocha, coffee, and of course the alcohol was present in the nose, but that is to be expected at almost 11%

T: chocolate, coffee, there was a strange bacon flavor perhaps that can be attributed to the smokiness, mocha flavors really come through at the backend

M: mild carbonation, smooth, dry

D: an extremely complex beer full of many flavors

Cheers!
The CPJ

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Photo of dirtylou
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

on-tap, local option in chicago

cellphone notes

appearance: served in a snifter, very dark chocolate body, creamy beige head

smell: heavy roasted aromas - dark chocolate, espresso, oats

taste: coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, molassess, oatmeal, alcohol, toffee/caramel. This one is a full blast of coffee, oats and chocolate - a definite sipper

mouthfeel: fiery alcohol, thick and robust

drinkability: slow.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle split and poured into an imperial pint. 10.9% ABV, no date.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for another black-as-night beer!

A - Totally black with an amazing cascading dark chocolate tan head. Massive dense two-and-a-half finger head with low retention and thin lace that looks like textured translucent laminate. Maybe it's all the left-over civet poop.

S - Dry and bitter roasted malts with mild chocolate and a hint of coffee. A bit disappointing in the coffee level for it being brewed with coffee. Very roasted bitter aroma. The oats barely poke through the finish. No civet poop aroma.

T - Deep roasted malts with a drizzle-hint of molasses and a crumble of chocolate flakes but little in the way of coffee again. The oats poke through a little like the aroma but it falls mainly into the roasted malt area. Again, no civet poop flavor.

M - Full-bodied and smooth with a rich feel and flavor. Soft and round, the oats are a nice touch and balance. Mild balance of sweet malts and bitterness. Not filled with chunks of civet poop either so that's nice.

D - Good flavor and good drinkability for it's rich profile but I'm disappointed in both the lack of coffee and civet poop. (I'm kidding about one of the two. Guess which.)

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
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 Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wish I hadn't read about the coffee used in this beer.

Appearance. Pours pitch black with 1.5 fingers of dark tan head that leaves some great lacing.

Smell. Molasses, dark coffee, roasty malts, and a little licorice.

Taste. Dark roasted malts, dark coffee and unsweetened chocolate, a little bit of licorice and sweet tobacco. Only a little sweetness overall and quite bitter.

Mouthfeel. Fairly full body with smooth lower carbonation.

Overall. This is one big bad roasty stout. Bad in a good way, of course! ;-P I really enjoyed it, despite knowing that some of what went into my mouth was pooped out by a rat-like creature...

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep black, but lacking head. Oily, flat (appearance). Aroma was a mixture of liquors. Wouldn't say it smacked heavy of cognac, more of just unidentified booze. Did have some leather, smoke and oak complexities.

Taste was warming, some coffee, but not as big as the non barreled versions of this beer. Some complexities like oak and citrus underneath the coffee and cognac. A super expensive beer. One of those special occasion beers.

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Photo of xnicknj
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
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 cpetrone84
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a viscous opaque black liquid with a dense dark tan colored head and good retention with an extremely thick lace.

S-the nose is a little lighter and quite chalky, lots of ashy aromas. notes of espresso and roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate. finish has a good bit of earthy herbal hops in the back.

T-chalky and ashy, dark chocolate with notes of smooth espresso. earthy hops in the back with herbal and citrusy notes and a light bitter finish.

M-it has a great smooth feel to it, soft and creamy, full bodied with a crisp bite at the finish.

D-this is a pretty big stout, the coffee is somewhat muted behind the chalk and ash. great feel to it and hides the abv quite well.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the bottle a deep oily sable with a fine-bubbled tan head - very appealing! Aroma is like fine roast coffee with an overtone of molasses and a hint of unsweet chocolate. Flavor is oily and smoky, mainly of molasses and burnt chocolate with a strong touch of coffee and a whisper of grapefruit. Texture is smooth as glass with just a little tingle, and leaves a nice smoky finish.

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Photo of papat444
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before 19.05.25.

Pours a very dark brown body with a healthy head. Aroma reminds me of fresh ground coffee. Flavor has less coffee but more of a milky chocolate taste but finishes with bitter oats. Gets better as it warms but i prefer my stouts with more smoothness.

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Photo of mynie
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Pint in West Lafayette, IN.

So it's hip to drink feces now? Man, I'm always five years ahead of the curve.

This is a complicated and excellently brewed beer, but it could be fairly reviewed in two simple words: Perfectly Smooth. Just--wow. This is far and away the smoothest high-ABV coffee stout I've ever had. It's like a candied hybrid beverage that takes everything good about coffee and everything good about sweet stouts and has them melt into one another with no trace of anything offputting sneaking in.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Stone’s beer garden...a bit pricey at $14, jeez. Pours pitch black with an ever so small brown head. Chocolate, dark fruits, figs, raisins, earthy coffee, molasses. Flavor follows with big chocolate covered fruits and raisins, some thick espresso. Some latose sweetness. More dark fruits than I expected. Big thick viscous mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Good stuff.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled served in a conical pint glass on 5/2/12

A - Black as night with no light penetrating with a 1 finger tan head with moderate retention and good lacing.

S - Woody, nutty, chocolate, caramel, oatmeal, molasses.

T - A real tug of war between the alcohol, coffee, and sweet candy/sugar note of caramel, molasses especially, and dark chocolate and rich coffee beans. A very complex beer justifying the use of exotic civet droppings, well maybe, it is nice.

M - Full body, low-moderate carbonation with a thick but smooth, chewy, dry finish.

O - Very delicious, would make a fantastic desert beer pairing well with creamy cheeses and a cigar.

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Photo of jera1350
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding look of pure black body with a massive brown head that is as thick as a cloud. Tons of lacing.

Lots of smoke and chocolate. Almost like a chipotle chocolate bar. Awesome.

Delicious and complex. Roasty malt, chocolate, moderate amount of coffee and light smoke. Nice light hop presence as well. Great blend that works perfectly.

Velvety soft carbonation in a full bodied beer that finishes dry.

Drinks easy and beautifully. All around awesome. Worth a try at least once in your life.

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Photo of warnerry
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a thick, opaque black with a finger of brown head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving a trail of lacing behind.

S - Up front smell is intense deep coffee, accompanied by roasted malts, CHOCOLATE, and slight aromas of fruit.

T - Like the aroma, coffee completely dominates, which, as a coffee lover, I support. Wonderful flavor; some roasted, almost burnt malts, then comes some chocolate notes.

M - nice medium/heavy mouthfeel. This completely coats the palate in a wonderful way.

D - Some apparent abv drops drinkability a little, but this is fantastic for someone who loves both beer and coffee.

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