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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.

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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.

Lervig Rackhouse Canadian Lunch

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 14.1%
Style: Stout – Imperial
Other Notes: Rackhouse. Bourbon barrel aged stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Canadian Lunch uses all the top notes from additions of cocoa nibs, peanut flour & maple syrup, and layers them in harmoniously with the vanilla, coconut and tawny accents of our silky rich, toasty imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months.

My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.53
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A gold waxed 375ml bottle, with a best before date of 29th June 2026. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin tanned head that dissipated quickly to nothing, while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, chocolate, peanuts, vanilla, maple syrup, with notes of bourbon.
Taste: Light to moderate sweetness, vanilla, maple syrup, bourbon, light roast, chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, with hints of nuttiness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, full bodied, with soft carbonation.
Overall: An excellent enjoyable sipper, with balanced aroma and flavours that work well together.