Lervig Rackhouse Blue Plate Special

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 13.5%
Style: Stout – Imperial
Other Notes: Rackhouse. 2020 vintage. Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with vanilla

Brewer Description: (from bottle) This beer is nostalgic. Growing up in 80s America I used to go to the local diners for their “blue plate special”. Pancakes, 2 bacon strips, toast and coffee. Nothing beats that bacon when it mixed with the maple syrup on the plate… This Maple Bourbon barrel aged Breakfast stout reminds me of the great diners of yesterday; may they reemerge in our world again!

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.64
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A gold waxed 375ml bottle, 2020 vintage, with a best before date of 29th July 2026. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a half finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving sparse lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, maple syrup, and bourbon.
Taste: Light to moderately sweet, maple syrup, vanilla, caramel, light roast, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, with a light lasting bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Rich, smooth, creamy, full bodied, with soft carbonation.
Overall: A very enjoyable sipper, with very good sweet and bitter balance, and great aroma and flavours to top it off.


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