Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with coffee & aged in brandy barrels.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.01
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9
Intro: A 330ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head or lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, licorice, oak, with light brandy notes.
Taste: Chocolate, caramel, coffee, light roast, cocoa, wood, licorice, boozy, with dark fruit and brandy notes.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A nice sipper with the brandy coming through quite nicely. It’s been aged in my cellar for quite a while, and I think the last time I tried it was in 2017, although I don’t think I had any notes from that time. Despite this, in this case, I prefer the original base before the barrel aging.