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Lervig Rackhouse Black Forest Picante

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 13%
Style: Stout – Imperial
Other Notes: Rackhouse. Stout aged in Tennessee whiskey barrels for 10 months

Brewer Description: (from bottle) We took our 3 bean stout a step further and spiced it up with a bit of heat and give it nudge with Norwegian cherry juice. And of course the barrel aging is the icing on this cake. Vanilla, coconut, oak and a touch of the bourbon will satisfy your senses in full.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A black waxed 375ml bottle, with a best before date of 9th August 2026. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour, with a thin brown head that dissipated quickly, while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Light roast, chocolate, cherry juice, vanilla, coconut, with bourbon notes.
Taste: Moderately sweet, light roast, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, oak, bourbon, tart cherry juice, with a splash of chili spice on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable dessert like sipper, as the chili spice, tart cherry, and bourbon notes, balance out a lot of the sweetness.