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Lervig / Way Beer - 3 Bean StoutLervig / Way Beer - 3 Bean Stout
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Brewed by:
Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Norway
lervig.no

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Hayley_86 on 02-06-2016

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#1,782
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22
Ratings:
50
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chalice from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin black body with a tan head rising roughly just about one finger's length. Drops after two sips with absolutely zero lacing to the frame of the glass.

Smell: Sweet cinnamon and vanilla beans that infuse your nostrils.

Taste: This brew seriously introduced something to me that I did not think could exist with any beer, sweet coffee with pure dose of light spice consisting of nutmeg and cinnamon.

Mouth: Super stickiness, don't think my palates can take any more of the cheesecake and cinnamon with doses of rum after taste.

Overall: might have found one of the best imperial stouts I've seen in years. Instense dessert for the palates which Is tough to share unless your a bit afraid of what's good for you. Salud!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle Beer Merchants, Manchester - Pours jet black with minimal tanned foamy heady which quickly disappears. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Spicy notes - cinnamon, vanilla, hints of chocolate at the back. Taste - Spicy forefront again - cinnamon, vanilla, sweet, creamy, chocolate overtones, nutty notes, light bitter finish with nice non overpowering alcoholic warmth. If you like cinnamon rolls then this is for you. Like Omnipollo a real dessert beer. Interesting ingredient tonka beans which you may wish to check out. A complete one off and all the better for it.

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Photo of Marius
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

33cl bottle. Pitch black pour, with a very tall espresso head that is slow to rise to the surface. The head gives way to a thin velvety lacing. Visually perfect. Smells of toasted coconut, vanilla beans, cocoa, dark cherries, sherry. Bitter-sweet taste, with toasted coconut up front (I wonder if this is the tonka?), followed by vanilla, milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, wine barrel and macerated cherries. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. Wow!

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Photo of stephenlee
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ImperialStoat
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bounty bar, Bounty bar, Bounty bar; this beer is the liquid incarnation of a Bounty bar. I almost don't know what else to say because of how accurately, and simply, that description sums up this beer. Can you taste the cocoa bean addition? Yes. Can you taste the vanilla bean addition? Yes. Can you also taste cinnamon and nutmeg? Yes. But overwhelmingly you taste the tonka bean addition, and evidently tonka beans taste a shit-load like coconut. I've had several of those imperial stouts where coconut milk or desiccated coconut are added to the wort, or aged with the beer in barrels, and even they didn't measure up to the coconut flavour on display here.

I have the sense that I'm mumbling now -- a wild-eyed lunatic wandering the streets with this beer in one hand and a coconut in the other, glancing to-and-fro, unable to comprehend a quirk in the universe. And that's apt. Because three or four bottles on from the first time I had this beer, I still don't get it. The aroma is nothing special, and it looks like 1001 other imperial stouts. But the taste? What!?!

So many imperial stouts taste the same to me, or fix themselves on some part of a predictable spectrum. But this and Buxton/Omnipollo's Yellow Belly Sundae, both enjoyed in the past year, are reasons enough to keep giving them a go.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Almost pitch black color with fizzy mocha head. Aroma has liquor filled chocolate pralines, coconut, cacao, marzipan and sweet coffee. Taste is sweet with coffee, tonka, marzipan, rum and cacao liquor. Medium body, soft carbonation. Really sticky and desserty with a balancing coffee bitterness.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with just a hint of chocolate colored foam.

Smell is roasty, with big notes of dark chocolate, coffee, a little bit of almond and licorice.

Taste is big and complex. Dark chocolate anchors the taste, and is layered with coffee, licorice and a hint of almost tartness. Finish is a little bit boozy and long.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick, well carbonated.

Overall, a unique stout, very tasty and flavors evolve well.

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Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Beer-Ed
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,frothy,khaki head
S:
-jasmine,cinnamon,vanilla,milk chocolate,figs,plums,gingerbread,coconut,ladies perfume
T:
-coffee,chocolate,molasses,cinnamon,rum,figs,gingerbread,mocha,hazelnuts,coconut
F:
-low carbonation
-medium to full body
-alcohol noticeable, but not boozy
O:
Absolute Beer Heaven

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Photo of deac83
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Aroma is old chocolate bars and health food shops
Tastes of dark passages from nightmares and grim thoughts from the corner of the mind

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Photo of rex_4539
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Jet black color, no head whatsoever, no lacing either, nice carbonation.

S: Dark chocolate, vanilla, raisins, coffee, alcohol. Amazing aroma!

T: Raisins, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Excellent!

F: Full bodied, thick but dangerously drinkable :)

O: Superb imperial stout. Would happily drink on any occassion.

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Photo of nmann08
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.27/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

It looks like I'm the only one here who did not enjoy 3 Bean Stout... it was a drain pour for me, sadly.

Looks good, but the smell is acrid and warns me that we are in for a bizarre brew- cheap coffee and sharp chocolate.

The taste follows that path, with odd bitterness and a cacophonous melange of flavors that collide and never work together. Spicy, sweet, tart, then dirt. I puckered my lips and left the glass almost full.

I don't get it.

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Photo of Deltoro
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from the 330mL bottle into a tulip glass at Buddies Beer in Jinqiao, Shanghai, China.

A: The beer is a pure black color with no light shining through. Head was tan with little retention after building up to 2 fingers.

S: Strong vanilla smell along with dark chocolate and spices. Slight rum note and a boozy character.

T: Strong spicy taste of cinnamon and especially of ginger and clove. This is like eating a Christmas cookie. Really nice baked cookie note. Brown sugar. Good sweet malty character.

F: Smooth with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a really tasty beer but not one that I can drink often. Very sweet. I would love this on Christmas or in the middle of a dark Norwegian winter.

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Photo of RMW66
2.75/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of daydesiang
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep black like the darkest night of Norway. The glass full of chocolate coffee malt, slightly roasted with caramel and cinnamon aroma. At first sip, the strong, medium-full bodied dark chocolate rush, follow with dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, molasses, cinnamon and maybe coconut? Soft carbonation, oily, creamy, sticky, bitter-sweet and yet smooth. The alcohol fully dissolved into the chocolate coffee goodness. This reminds me of the breakfast coffee with speculaas of Belgium, and I love Belgium!

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Underdog, Dublin.
Viscous ebony under tan rim. 4
Cocoa, cloves, leather and cinnamon drops. 4
Fig + licorice; then winter spices, dark chocolate, a roasty cut, pepper, and treacle. 4.25
Full, round, and chewy. 4

13%, so it’s got a lot of room to work, but still staggering chocolate sauce, spice + umami. Christmas pud, said someone, and they’re not wrong. Cinnamon raisin bun, too. Not sure what the tonka brings, or if there’s a good base stout in there. But mighty. 4.25

My 2500th written review.

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Photo of npachl
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Martine
4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours thickest, oily obsidian black into a tulip glass from a 330ml bottle. The dark mocha head bubbles up into a finger of froth before receding quite quickly into surface film. You wouldn't expect it to hang around after 13.0% ABV. The carbonation is lively and visible in the beer, keeping that froth sitting there on top.

The aroma is, in short, quite spectacular. An aromatic stout is not something that I'd planned to come across, but that's what this beer gives out. It's spewing vanilla pod like I've never come across in my life, along with sticky marzipan, perfumed violet and jasmine, strong raw cacao, spicy cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger; it's oozing aromas in a lovely thick blanket of nostril filling wonder. This stout smells like a Genie's lamp.

And my God above and Satan below does the flavour take it to another level. Those Tonka beans are not to be messed with. If you can imagine the spicy ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg of a Christmas bakehouse in Bavaria, and the perfumed jasmine of Chinese dragon pearl tea, were both infused with crushed vanilla, strong Italian expresso, pickled chili, and roasted coconut, then you're beginning to come close to the concoction that is this stout. But amongst the aromatic character, there's a darkness underneath - black liquorice, burnt marnier, charred cocoa. It's just sublime.

Mouthfeel is thick bodied, mouth-coating, dense, yet tingly from the ABV. There isn't a booziness, it's more of a spicy radiance that warms the cockles; a great beer to enjoy on a cold day. There's no dryness, no burn - it's too thick for that; the alcohol is hidden deep underneath those fragrant flavours.

I'm heaviily reminded of the Stone Brewing Co. Xocoveza for the Holidays and New Year; the likening to a Mexican hot chocolate is apparent, but this is another level in my opinion; simply, from those Tonka beans; aromatic, fragrant, spicy, earthy, and dense; this is a Tour de Force of a stout.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pitch black with a small mocha head

S - you've got some cinnamon (but I think it's actually tonka), molasse, vanilla, chocolate, booze soaked raisins

T - Same tonka presence, quite nice, vanilla, a bit of cocoa, a bit of heat which seems kind of odd as it doesn't seem to have chili in the adjunct bill but it's enjoyable anyway. A good balance, a nice complexity. Some sweetness but not much, some roasty bitterness.

F - lightly carbonated, smooth, some astringency, oak-like astingency. A certain bite.

O - This is a great and original imperial stout. The 13% ABV is almost unnoticeable. The closest beer this one reminds me of is Oro Negro from Jackie O's, which is a good compliment!

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