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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Added by bark on 06-17-2012

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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 FZR23
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samEBC
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of parris
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoPeL
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 migleskun
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 mjgsilva
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dalv
4.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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 MoohMooh
2.54/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of deereless
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smconnor
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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