Konrads Stout Russian Imperial Stout | Lervig Aktiebryggeri

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Konrads Stout Russian Imperial StoutKonrads Stout Russian Imperial Stout

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Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 103
Photo of drmeto
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,foamy,khaki head
-plums,sour cherries,chocolate
-sour cherries,chocolate,coffee,syrupy,lactose,spicy
-low to medium carbonation
-medium to full body
-alcohol noticeable
Shy aroma, but really great on the tongue.

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Photo of janubio
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can at Coriasso's. Pours a black colour, small head with no retention, tiny lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, dried fruits, petroleum. Full body, viscous texture, normal carbonation. Sweet coffee finish. Taste of chocolate, licorice, dried fruits, caramel, coffee. Some oranges. Really good dessert beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

an impressive specimen, a huge oatmeal stout that has no doubt benefited some from some time in the cellar, a couple of years anyway. the pour is dense black, short tan head, and some solids i see coming from the bottle into the glass. i am amazed at the sediment when i get to the bottom of the glass, its congealed jelly-like globs sunken down, likely coagulated proteins from all the oats in here, this feels and tastes really oat heavy, that might be a product of age, its yucky looking and slimy feeling, but it doesnt reduce our enjoyment of this exceptional stout. there is a heavy black malt character to it, char, minerals, volcanic soil, and smooth starchy oats. a hint of smoke, booze soaked raisin, and licorice too. mellow though, not intense, in flavor or in alcohol strength coming though, it is very well refined in that way. earthy and roasty, spent coffee grains and coal soot, lots of body, but also lots of glide going down and just enough carbonation to it. overall a really good stout, i like how much i can taste and feel the oats in here, a pale grain in a dark sea, but it makes a big impact on this one. unique too, for how many of these i have had in my life now, this one stands out not just for its quality but in the flavor too, something about the ale yeast maybe. mature and delicious, i wish more beers from lervig came around...

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Photo of darktronica
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An interesting and well-constructed Russian imperial stout made with oatmeal. The oats are apparent on the palate but not the nose, propping up some of the mouthfeel and lending a lightly sweet counter-balance to the floral hop character and bitterness of the dark roasted grains. The finish also has a slight dried apricot note that caught my attention. Generally smooth, but my bottle also had many loose protein globules that surprised me and resulting in pouring out the last 3-4 ounces; I poured it into my palm out of morbid curiosity, and it was quite the ectoplasmic mess, so be careful.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a teku glass.

A: The body is pitch black with a brown head that is one finger thick, and shows a great retention. No lacing.
S: The aroma has a prominent coffee like profile followed by big oaty profile. After, a roasted malt and toffee hint.
T: The taste is good of coffee and oats having a very balanced touch.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is good. Alcohol is almost unnoticed as it gives a resonant aftertaste. Bitterness is low.
O: First Lervig. For a oat Russian Imperial Stout it's a good example.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from Plan B in Rotterdam a while back.

From a bottle into a snifter
Brewed with oatmeal
Brewer’s Reserve

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a two finger, medium looking, fizzy, somewhat foamy light tan head with good retention. Clear black body with some carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a half wisp and leaves some lacing on the glass. Slight wisp remains leaving touches of lacing down the glass. Color is fine but the head is a little lack luster.

SMELL: Burnt malts, dark fruits, raisins and dates, some leather and light notes of wine.

TASTE: Dark fruits up front with raisins, dates and dark grapes as well. A bit of roasted flavor and some decent leather as well, but this one is mostly very fruity. Some more fruity flavor and dark grapes at the swallow with some leather and tobacco in there, moving into a bold and lingering finish of dark malts and fruits, leather, tobacco, some red wine and a touch of alcohol. Pretty flavorful and a very fruit forward example of the style.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, enough weight, goes down fine and finishes somewhat mouth-coating.

OVERALL: This is a well-made beer for sure. The aroma and flavor are plenty agreeable and the feel is well executed. However, this is a very fruit dominant example of the style, missing some of the roast and chocolate character that we often find with strong stouts, so it’s not exactly something I would be itching to visit again. That said, if you do like this style, then you will definitely appreciate this brew. Well done and with enough going on that you won’t get bored. Give it a shot if you come across it. Recommended.

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Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Zombier. In Teku glass. Playing Blackwell's Epiphany. Very smooth. Amazingly well hidden alcohol. Very well balanced, without notes that reminds me vanilla. Avg 5.

18 Feb 2018. New label. Bottled on Apr 2017. In Teku glass. Watching Event Horizon. Good but not as amazing as I remembered. Without the creamyness nor vanilla, chocolate or coffee notes. Mostly dark fruits. Abv well hidden

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a chalice from the botto here at Cerveceria Esparte in Conil, Spain.

Appearance: thick black-brown tinted body. Tan head rising maybe one and a half finger's length.

Smell: Light mocha, with hint of light coffee.

Taste: Intense bitter but still sweet with light milky notes. Almost a milk stout with heavier coffee notes. Coffee bean is quite evident.

Mouth: Sticky feel. Has mocha notes which finish like espresso at the end.

Overall: Great brew but I keep think of other Russian style stouts which might shove the shoulders.

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Photo of Martine
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as my soul into a glass from a bottle. Mocha head doesn't hang around long; sitting foamy and fizzy for a few moments before turning to nothing.

Aroma is kicked up in the spray; the first thing I'm aware of is a nice balanced stout. There's a slight milk chocolate and roasted coffee bean nose with a tad dark sweet grape and berry. The flavour is as balanced as expected with a great harmony between the offset of juicy plum and ripe blackcurrant and the roasted cocoa and coffee in the middle palate. There's a great bitterness that goes with this stout - just the right amount of char, roast and tart fruit which all blends together to produce somthing which never oversteps its mark or becomes too much in any particular direction. The aftertaste returns to a ripe natural sweetness, like the filling of a black forest gateaux, except the sweetness breathes into wonderful rich roast which smoulders in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel is medium-full; that oatmeal playing its part well. There's a little tang on the sip which carries to the roof of the mouth, but the beer remains loyally smooth even after that initial zing. That 10.4% never rears its head which is a remarkable feat considering the even spread of flavours.

This is a very underrated stout, make no mistake. One of the most balanced I've tried in a while.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Jet black color, half finger brown head, medium carbonation.

S: Sweet coffee, bit of chocolate, raisins.

T: Sweet coffee, bit of chocolate, raisins, oatmeal, malty.

F: Extremely smooth beer for 10.4% ABV. Dangerously drinkable :)

O: Amazing imperial stout. Will definitely drink this one again.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I had inadvertantly let it sit for about 8 months in cellar. had some chunks/precipitation on bottom.
what an amazing umami nose. taste follows with rich dark fruits and some soy characters! loved it. great smooth oily mouthfeel. luscious.

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Photo of Marius
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle. Pours a pitch black with a tall, fine, espresso head with good retention (for an imperial stout, that is). Smells of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted grains, dark cherries. The taste is very well balanced, with notes of espresso, dark chocolate, dark cherries, smoked and roasted malts. Very smooth and silky mouthfeel with a medium to full body, possibly due to the oats. Excellent.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Solid black colour. Heavy black treacle and a bit of raisin, but faint overall. A bit syrupy and alcoholic but mostly a heavy roasted grain body and black treacle mostly. You get the hints of cocoa and espresso at the finish.

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Photo of drpimento
4.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow this is exemplary. The addition of oatmeal is exactly perfect for this recipe- rounding out the traditional harsh edges of the style. I can barely find a fault with this beer. I have a chronic sinus problem so I cant sniff so well, which is why my lower score there. What a beer. Dangerous. Yummmm.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really dark, almost black pour with mocha head. Aroma is really roasty and dark fruit forward. Taste starts slightly sweet and fruity with dark berries and dark chocolate notes and gets roasty and bitter in the finish. Body is heavy and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. You get some alcohol but not really offensive. Overall it's pretty well made imperial stout but nothing really special.

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Photo of Saviour
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - pours total gloomy black with a small coffee-coloured head.
S - roasted malts, coffee, vanilla with a touch of whisky malts.
T - complex taste, contains the same notes as a smell and a little bit of bitter chocolate.
F - spirit has a bit too strong impact here, though I guess it's okay for 10,4% beer, but there is more boozy specimen, that feels easier to drink. Full-body and strong carbonization.
O - interesting and very good beer, but booze and strong carbonization are not on the list of pros totally.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours thick and black. A small head develops, dark tan in color. Scattered lace remains as it drops to a film.
Smell is roasted malts, molasses, chocolate, oaked whiskey and vanilla. Great balance.
Taste is all that, too. Roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, vanilla & some whiskey. Very well balanced.
Smooth, lightly effervesced, approaching full bodied. Drying finish. Warming.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown to black with a ruby tinge on the extreme edge only under an intense light. A finger of rusty reddish brown chocolaty rich looking head. Some carbonation visible on the edge of the glass. A foamy lacing that doesn’t stick to the glass.

S: Cocoa, chocolate, banana, a light smokiness, light floral quality as well as a meaty quality, not umami but rather like pepperoni.

T: Cocoa, chocolate, umami, light smokiness, an acidic quality, again a sort of umami popcorn like quality that is pleasant but completely unexpected. Alcohol present. A light sweetness as well balancing the sour presensce.

M: Thick, oily body with a little fine bubbled carbonation. A slightly tart acidic quality too.

O: Interesting brew. Found this in Chiang Mai at Beer Box, drank in Kunming March 24th, 2015. Definitely a different form of this style, unique in itself, just not topping the best.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a small head.
Nose shows roasted malt, bready malt, cocoa and liquorice.
Flavours include roasted malt and chocolate with a balancing sweetness. Quite a dry roasty finish though.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%

Err trying out this newfangled review system here. How about fixing up bad/redundant names for beer people have submitted? For example, I think "Konrad's Stout" suffices here.

Anywho. I suppose I'm partial to imperial stouts but this is definitely my favorite from Lervig so far. Very nice chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, licorice flavors with roast and coffee grounds showing through in the finish. Some bready and biscuity malts there as well. Label says this is brewed with oatmeal, that is kinda lost on me. It comes off as a somewhat standard flavor profile for the style, but it's really tasty and well-executed. Mouthfeel is great, thick without feeling too heavy, well-carbonated and impressively hidden alcohol, definitely quite drinkable all things considered. Nice retention and lacing, though mysterious clumps pour out in the last few ounces. Taste improved upon the smell.

Appearance - 4.25
Smell - 3.75
Taste - 4
Mouthfeel - 4.25
Overall - 4

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, dark fruit and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some coffee and oats noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and slick with low/moderate carbonation. The 10.4% ABV is well hidden. I think it's a good overall stout, I wouldn't mind trying this one again in the future. $5.25 a bottle.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice large foamy had dark brown head with excellent retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of sweet black chocolates notes with light roasted malt profile is quite enjoyable. Taste is a dominated by black chocolate with quite a bit of residual sugar notes and some roasted malt with a light dusty finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable and well brewed but maybe a tad too sweet for my taste buds.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick black pour with a finger of dark brown head.. Totally opaque.. Impressive!
Smells sweet, lots of toasted grains, dark chocolate, grassy hops.
Flavor is nice and roasty with a subtle Chocolatey sweetness. Lots of roasted grains, charred oak, dirt, earthy, bitter black coffee but still well rounded out by the sweetness of the grains.
Full body with medium to low carbonation. A thick, heavy bold stout. Really great example of the style and bitter/roasty just how I like them.

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Photo of jlindros
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Been holding onto this one for a nice chilly night, perfect time for a good RIS. Thanks to jonpacker (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a quite dark mocha colored 1 finger creamy rich head that fades pretty slowly with nice lacing, pitch black beer, no light coming through, some legs as well.

Nose lots of dark malts, super dark 90% cacao like dark chocolate, bittersweet as well, some oats in there too, bit of black malt, hint of roast, some creamy cocoa and even a touch of vanilla like character, rich chocolate mostly, faint touch of booze.

Taste starts rich and creamy, plenty of dark malts again, and lots of varying chocolate. Starting with very dark bitter chocolate, baker's chocolate and lots of it as well as dark 80% cacao like chocolate. It also brings a quite creamy milk chocolate and perhaps a little lactose, but the oats are there and add the creamy sticky feel themselves and little toasted oat flavor. No real roast this time, but a hint of black malt with all the dark chocolate, as well as a little caramel and hint of nougat, mild sweetness. Bitterness comes from dark malts as well as some mild earthy chewy hop characters that don't get too strong in hop flavor. Booze is warming at best and drinks pretty well, with just a touch of a booze flavor on the back end. Finish is pretty dry with more creamy feel, lots more various chocolate flavors, and lighter but a bit of bitterness.

Mouth is fuller bod but a bit on the med side, creamy but still seems a little lighter than it should for some reason, decent carb, little warming booze.

Overall pretty nice, good dark malts, nice loads of varying chocolate, nice creamy oat flavor, nice bitterness with good touch of hop characters, and booze is nice, but just a bit of a booze flavor on the back end. Pretty well drinking for a nice RIS, probably lagered as well which is why it feels a little light on the body but still very drinkable and so smooth.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone Brewery flute glass. Pours pitch black with a half finger light brown head that dissipates to a thin film and thick ring around the glass leaving slippery lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, licorice, hints of chocolate and molasses. Flavor follows aroma, with toasted malt with hints of char, licorice, light coffee and chocolate. Finish is much milder toasted malt and light hop bittering, but interestingly a lingering aftertaste of nicely balanced toasty malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied with mild creaminess from the oatmeal. A dense, flavorful dark stout that has an interesting flavor progression, appearing to finish more attenuated than the start, but ultimately leaving a long, lingering, satisfying and nicely melded flavor. Alcohol is well hidden. Very enjoyable, glad I chanced upon this bottle.

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Konrads Stout Russian Imperial Stout from Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 103 ratings