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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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Photo of MCain04
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From my generous brother who picked this up in Denmark. Prost, John. This was served at 55degress into a half acre snifter.

pitch black body with a dark tan head of impressive depth, retention and lacing, especially for the ABV. Damn near perfect.

Smells of roasted, almost burnt, malts and coffee, with dark belgian cacao. The aroma isn't strong but rather is quite delicate. A little bit of fig/plus/raisin/pear smell.

Taste is of roasted malts and delicate chocolate with a good deal of refined cacao. Impressive chocolate on this beer. A great deal of bitterness, and a huge winner for those like me who like bitter hoppy stouts. The coffee is not as dominant a flavor as I expected but is quite delicate and perfect. The ABV is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is as good as it gets. Carbonation is spot on - may be a little under carbonated for some people, but this is really perfect. Coats the tongue, sticky and syrupy, dry sticky finish, everything I want out of a stout.

I want to drink this over and over again. Easily the best non-barrel-aged coffee stout I've ever had. Still in the top 5 of best stouts I've ever had. Love this beer, get it if you can, it is a delicacy.

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Photo of timc100
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours an incredibly dark brown, very little light getting through on the edges only. Sits a pitch black in the glass with a dark, creamy mocha head. Huge, sticky lacing and retention.

S: An incredibly, rich, vibrant coffee aroma. Very rich, heavily roasted - some ash - fresh oily coffee beans. Bitter dark chocolate. Some vanilla sweetness that gives a mocha effect and brings out some milk chocolate. Fresh acidity. some raisin. Hands down one of the most amazing coffee aromas.

T: Very full, bitter and rich. Fresh espresso bitterness, oily coffee bean acidity, and bakers chocolate. Some vanilla mocha sweetness come through at the finish. Heavily roasted - can taste some ash. Not as mind blowing as the aroma, but very impressive and incredibly enjoyable.

P: Full, viscous, fitting. Allows the flavor to open up to it's full potential. Lines the inside of the mouth

O: I love coffee beers and this is one of the best out there, I'm sure. Too bad it's difficult to impossible to obtain in the US - thanks Jimmy!

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured like motor oil into a snifter, barely producing any foam at all; left a slight shiny, oily glaze inside the glass

S: lots of bittersweet roasted coffee beans and dark roasted malts, hinting of chocolate syrup and espresso

T: follows the nose - has a distinct coffee stout flavor, owing no doubt to the use of kopi luwak or ca phe chon coffee, which I've never had - but the blend of malts, coffee, and hops produce an earthy, faded molasses-sweet deep, dark, richly roasted flavors, with suggestions of marshmallow, vanilla, and sweet chewy hazelnut

M: slick and smooth, syrupy, slightly sticky, no palpable carbonation, slight airiness and drying from the alcohol

O: an excellent coffee stout - hits all the right marks. Price may steer some away, but this is a sure try for fans of double stouts and coffee stouts. A uniquely flavored product, on par with other top tier coffee stouts.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have heard tales of the civet coffee, I looked up pricing and it can go for as high as 100 dollars a cup or 1,000 dollars a pound. God knows what Mikeller spent to produce this beer. Pours a beautiful pitch black color with rising toffee tan head, fine lacing left behind beautiful beer to look and salivate about. Aroma has deep alluring espresso creamed coffee, dark chocolate, and a blast of dark roasted malts. Flavors encompass the palate, it takes off with nearly burnt dark roasted malts, expressive rich coffee, acid from the coffee beans livens up the palate beautifully, most exotic beer I've ever tasted nearly 9 bucks for 11 odd ounces of this stuff definitely worth the price tag. The dark roasted malts and the creamy richness in each sip with a strong dark coffee flavor is marvelous. Mouthfeel is rich inviting, and at times a bit abrasive but all in all the dark chocolate coffee aspects meld into beauty into a full bodied creamy stout that must be experienced no alcohol burn on the palate for me this legendary beer now I know why their beers carry the hype that they have. Overall a hell of an experience when it comes to beer the type of beer that makes you stop and realize everything that you have been passionate about is coming to a pinnacle. Some folks say that beer is beer, how short sighted is that one there are creations like this.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.45/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Platinum - aged one year.

A - black n tan, one finger coarse head, fades to somewhat scummy film. Spotty lace

S - muted, coffee as it warms.

T - blast of coffee, roasts, dry. Hollow mid palate. Some bready doughy notes, unusual for style. Also some stale hop notes.

M - lightly carbed, medium weight, not oily. No real booze.

O - not sure if I should have left this in the cellar or not.... Seems a little dull and dry.... Did I mention dry? Not an enjoyable drink.... Sad to say.
Would like to try one fresh to see if it was more balanced. Given overall profile, and also price point I will likely try.

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

Fresh bottle with new label design

A- Looks impressive, pitch black with a full, reverse cascading mocha head that stays around for a bit.

S- Amazing depth of coffee on the nose, mocha, slightly nutty earthy, one of the more well rounded noses on a coffee beer,

T- Waves of coffee that fade off into dark chocolate and oat flavors with a finish that initially comes off as accrid and slightly ashy, but then resembles bakers cocoa. Not bad, but I'm not a huge fan of the harsher dark malt notes.

M- full, lush mouthfeel, fantastic really

O- The alcohol isn't noticed at all due to the incredible depths of flavor and other than the harsher roasted malt aspect, this beer is great and worth the $$ IMO

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Photo of Rish907
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very interesting beer to try.. the coffee bean and all. Super coffee aroma and taste.. hides the alcohol quite well, very good for almost 11%. The coffee/espresso overpowers most of the taste which I think is its downfall, otherwise could be great. Not the best but not the worst. Good to try for the sake of having... the complex stouts tantalize my palate. This is straightfoward and direct. Don't know if my buds would seek out again, but who knows..

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Photo of SadMachine
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very fortunate to get this as an extra in a trade from Pisano! Thanks so much man!

A- Pours pitch black with a dark brown, 3-finger head of tight bubbles that retains well but leaves only a bit of lacing.

S- The aroma is full of dark chocolate, brown sugar, dark roast coffee, vanilla, oak. Oatmeal, and roasted grains are also prevalent. Very alluring aroma!

T- A sweet, malt-forward flavor initially. Chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla are all prevalent. This gives way to bitter roasted malts, and some vinous/earthy hop character in the middle. It finishes smooth, oakey, and a little bit hot/boozy.

M- The mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and smooth. An excellent mouthfeel other than being a bit boozy.

O- Overall this is a kick-ass oatmeal stout! I can't believe this isn't a barrel aged beer! The only drawbacks are it is a little too boozy and left very little lacing, but an amazing beer none the less!

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a viscous black with a fine, ephemeral cap of dark brown head. A few dots of lace and pretty good retention. The ring is reminiscent of a shot of espresso.

S: Bold, earthy coffee, a darkish roast, firm sweetish roasted malt, and a touch of fruitiness and spice. The coffee aroma is unique and interesting.

T: A real coffee bomb. Dark roast coffee, moderate spiciness, dry but not too try and lots of espresso coffee on the finish. Not unlike drinking an iced espresso.

M: Medium-full body and medium-light but sharp carbonation.

O: Very good coffee-forward beer. My main complaint would be the one dimensionality of the flavor. Doesn't have the same charm as Speedway Stout.

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Photo of mick303
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. An amazingly dark brown head, creamy and rich with steller retention and lacing. Colour is jet black. Such a smooth liqueury and thick character.

S - dark roast malt and piles of bitter coffee, dried apricot and fruit, very intense and rich, subtle oriental spices, so complex and balanced.

T - coffee liqueur, a subtle creaminess, oakyness, coffee beans, warming liqueur note. Fisnish is dry, complex and malt forward, a very long finish, drying espresso, rich velvet cake.

M - a smooth, very rich body, surprisingly creamy with a spicy alcohol presence, all very balanced and drinkable with enough malt and coffee to balance it out nicely, nearly syrupy in texture.

An amazing beer, maybe a little hot on the alcohol but the coffee integrates seamlessly, leading to really complex subtleties. A very enjoyable coffee stout, one of the best I've had, so creamy and rich, robust and yet delicate. Very solid beer from Mikkeller, would definitely recommend it.

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Photo of Nectar
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2010 16.9oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: pours a thick Jet black with a one finger mocha head made up of fine tightly packed bubbles.

N: Big coffee, surprising for a bottle almost 3 years old. Roasty, Dark Chocolate and burnt or caramelized sugars.

T: This is where this beer really got me. Big coffee and chocolate leads way to a sweet booziness that isn't detracting nor overpowering. Smooth milk chocolate and a minor smokiness rounds out the middlr of the taste and proceeds the slightly dry backend consisting of the flavors of roasted coffee and bitter cocoa nibs.

M: Creamy best describes this for me. Very smooth to the back end that drys and makes you want more.

O: This is an insanely enjoyable stout. The entire experience was something I wish I could have more regularly. If you see a bottle, buy the bottle!

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Photo of ESPNman
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

A - Nearly jet-black, thick-looking beer that coats the glass. Lots of mocha-brown head. Tiny bubbles form along the ridge and over the top of the head. Good retention, great lacing.

S - A lot of the roasty smells you'd associated with a standard imperial stout, but with more cocoa and coffee (unsurprisingly). Also some oak, vanilla, and tobacco in the nose. Intense, but not as much coffee as I was expecting.

T - Big bitter coffee and chocolate up front, that fades with the sweetness of the tremendous malt bill. Not as much alcohol present as you'd expect, but it's definitely there... even after sitting this bottle down for a couple of years it's still running hot. Finishes with a nice bitter espresso finish that lingers.

M - This beer is more like a milkshake than a light lager. This is a massive, chewy brew that definitely lets you know it's there. Sweet finish.

O - Excellent Imperial Coffee Stout. I'd recommend getting a few bottles and seeing how they change over a few years. It's big, it's bitter, it's heavy, and it is absolutely delicious.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface of the beer and a light amount of dark brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense extremely dark mocha to brown head that slowly reduces to pebbled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer pretty evenly with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts, freshly ground coffee beans, espresso, and dark chocolate. Very light hints of alcohol as the beer warms up.

T: Similar to the smell, there are moderate to strong flavors of dark roasted malts, freshly ground coffee beans, and espresso. There are lighter notes of dark chocolate and just a touch of citrus/grapefruit rind hops. Moderate amounts of non-aggressive bitterness that lingers for quite a while.

M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth with some light amounts of dryness and alcohol warmth in the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer and one that I have enjoyed numerous times - usually as a brunch beer on a day of celebration (birthday, anniversary, or tailgating before a NFL game). This beer is strong enough that it needs to be drank slowly and savored but so good that I just want to drink it at pace. Definitely one of my favorites - I'm a big fan of coffee stouts.

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Photo of popery
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Excellent coffee stout. This is a nice, if relatively small, step up from BGB. It’s a full, rich stout with a wonderfully integrated coffee flavor. BGB incorporates coffee quite well (better than anything besides Speedway), and BGBrunch makes that coffee flavor even richer and more luxurious. It’s hard to tell, but it seemed like I could taste the berry and chocolate notes of the coffee. At any rate, the beer is quite good, as well. Lots of gentle roast and rich chocolate. Vanilla and caramel also chime in. Mouthfeel is excellent, smooth and rich. Very little booze. Pours very dark with a small beige head. Great stout.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours pitch black with a dark brown head.

S: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and maybe a touch of alcohol in the nose.

T: Coffee bitterness hits you up front, roasted malt, chocolate and licorice follow. It gets creamy as it warms up, and much better. Delicious.

M: Creamy and full bodied.

O: I called Hel & Verdoemenis a paragon of imperial stouts. I'd call this a paragon of imperial coffee stouts. Not quite perfect, but damn close.

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Photo of crnipeter
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cascades dark reddish brown to create opaque nearly black body overlain by a finger of deep tan head that leaves lace about the glass.

The nose reveals obvious red wine qualities - not surprisingly as the beer has been maturing for three years - and nice interplay of chocolate and strong yet subtle coffee aroma. Molasses-like malt sweetness combines with dark grains and coffee added to lend coffee-with-cream sensation while further sniffing reveals dark fruit esters. Alcohols is noticeable but is aromatic, almost bourbon-like.

Highly viscous oily-smooth body with just about the right amount of fine carbonation allies to the sweetness, roasted grains and coffee to give impression of chocolate mousse, cocoa-butter and whipped cream topped coffee. Alcohol is virtually non-existent apart from mild warming sensation in the aftertaste. Some raw cocoa powder flavor can be picked up. Overall palate and finish remain fairly sweet. Aging hasn't diminished the body nor coffee character to any significant degree.

Overall, a moussy, chocolaty Imperial Stout with coffee goodness coming straight from the gutter. It's hard to believe this liquid shit (literally) is that good (500 ml, Best before 12-01-2012, into tulip).

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

A: poured into a snifter to a pitch black with a little tan head that quickly fades to a collar around the glass
S: smells rich with notes of coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate, charred wood, molasses and alcohol
T: tastes of quality coffee, dark malt, a bit of chocolate, some charred wood. aftertaste is bitter roasted malt, more coffee and a bit of wood char
M: silky smooth and full bodied with very soft carbonation that fights to make its presence known
O: a quality beer. great complexity and very smooth with not even a hint of alcohol in the flavor. it's very impressive

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a small brown head. In the aroma, oaky, whiskey, and a touch boozy. In the taste, just like the aroma, oaky, whiskey, a touch boozy, and a small roast. A smooth and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry coffee presence in the aftertaste. Big oak, big whiskey, big, but quite easy to drink.

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up this bottle about two years ago and cellared it until about a week ago. I'm excited to finally crack this one open.

This smells excellent. I really enjoy the coffee and heavy alcohol presence.

The flavor is really rich. There is a ton of coffee in there, and it stays on the tongue well. I like how this eases off on the back side.

I'm sorry I don't have a lot to say. This is just a excellent example of a coffee forward stout.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 12.99. No bottle date but I've been holding it about 14 months. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours near black with about a quarter finger deep mocha head. Occassional small beads of lace.

Smells of rich cocoa, creamed coffee, mild dates and just a whisper of alcohol. Nice!

Tastes oh, so smooth! Bittersweet chocolate, coffee, mild smoke, dark fruits, wet leather, molasses and a touch of booze. Alcohol is very well masked by the outstanding mix of flavors.

Creamy smooth medium body with mild carbonation. Long mildly bittersweet coffee finish.

The coffee is much more subdued now than when fresh but the smooth blend of flavors and creamy feel are fantastic. I really hope this is brewed again sometime because it's perhaps my favorite coffee stout.

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Photo of GallowsThief
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer picked up at Bobby’s in San Jose. Thanks to Dee as always.
Poured out of a bottle into my tulip.

A – Absolutely pitch black pour. Midnight. Produces a half finger of creamy looking dark tan head. Left spotty lacing.

S – Chocolate, coffee, licorice and a slight burnt smell come right off the glass.

T – First off is a nice smokey flavor. Bittersweet chocolate and dark fruit mix in well. I love coffee and this one packs a nice punch of black coffee flavor. It’s a complex coffee as well. Nice. Slight taste of oatmeal mixed in but its less then I expected. Finishes off with a slight burnt taste. No real sweetness detected.

M – Full bodied. Thick and chewy brew. Slightly oily on the palate to finish.

O – Well I love coffee flavors and this one is loaded with it so it places way high on my list. If you are not a coffee lover I suspect this wont be for you. Its an overwhelmingly tasty brew. Must have in my book.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle purchased at the columbia street taproom, covington, LA. Poured into an oversized snifter. Pours a pitch black with very very thin tan head. Great amazing coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt aromas. There is also a definite slight hop aroma.
Taste is just amazing. Thick flavor of roasted coffee and roasted caramel malts with a big dose of dark chocolate and vanilla finish. There is also a hint of something bitter fruity but I can't place it...dried cherry maybe? Its so smooth and just so enjoyable to drink. Overall, an amazing brew and well worth the price. Just don't look up where the coffee comes from - maybe that's the weird taste??

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black sludge with a small light brown head, fades at a decent rate, no light gets through this pour, .

Smell is full of roasted malt, getting notes of coffee but likely sitting on this bottle for the past year or so has had a dwindling effect on the coffee presence, slight hint of dark bitter chocolate.

Taste is strong on the burnt roasted malt, coffee is also a heavy factor, more so than the aroma, but it also lends more of that burnt bitter aftertaste that is already overwhelming, dark chocolate that lays another foundation of bitterness, very thick and creamy mouthfeel, carbonation is active yet remains soft enough so as not to disturb the creaminess, the heat is well hidden until you realize the back of your tongue is starting to lose sensation and your tummy is warming up.

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Photo of lazjuarez
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle rather vigorously into a Cigar City snifter. I have been sitting on this brew for almost a year, the time has come!

A: Pours black in color, some shades of ruby red and dark brown around the edges. A gorgeous, 1 finger worth of mocha colored head sat on top of what seemed to be motor oil. As it recedes to a nice cap, spotty lacing is left behind with a great amount of alcohol legs.

S: Nose is of roasted coffee beans, molasses, black licorice, faint ash, and some alcohol. This bottle had about 1 year cellared, nose might of suffered as far as coffee notes and such. Still very nice, but I will definitely look for a fresher bottle.

T: Bitter coffee notes, roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, light molasses, and a hint of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied; Considering this beer was brewed with oats I was a bit disappointed with the mouthfeel. I was expecting a more silkier, velvety mouthfeel, but to no avail. Still, with a good amount of carbonation and some alcohol, the palate is refreshed and never dull. Great breakfast brew, I most definitely recommend.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger brown head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Totally black color, some yeast (I hope that's what it is) left in bottle. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Roasted coffee nose and flavor is roasted coffee and some malty sweetness, seems like a decent imp oatmeal stout without detecting any weasel turds but then I always take a pass when the weasel turds are passed around so I don't know what they taste like. Expensive at $15.80 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

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