Time for another Norwegian beer. This time I’m reviewing a beer from Lervig Aktiebryggeri.
Konrad’s Stout is a part of the “Brewers Reserve” product line, and is a Russian Imperial Stout with a whopping 10.4% ABV, brewed with pilsner malt, chocolate malt, caramel malt, roasted barley and oats. The hops that have gone into this beer is Northern Brewer and Chinook.
Black as black can be with a thick milk chocolate colored head. Looks astounding!
I’m getting cold coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of liquorice. There are also some hints of burnt wood in the aroma. I’m not getting any alcohol in the aroma at all.
An overall exciting and delicious aroma!
The mouth feel on this beer is absolutely great! Full bodied with a medium/low carbonation.
The flavors I’m getting are much like the aroma, but the liquorice is much more present. All the other tastes are present: Dark chocolate, coffee, burnt wood and some hoppy bitterness as well. This beer is quite complex.
There is no hint of the alcohol in the flavor either.
Long sweet finish with mostly hints of liquorice and chocolate. Absolutely stunning!
My girlfriend made “kladdkaka” with mostly dark chocolate yesterday (November 7th is the national kladdkaka day in Sweden (my girlfriend is Swedish)), and that worked really well with this beer.
This is a great beer. I have some more bottles of this beer in the cellar that I’ll age for a bit. Perhaps I’ll review the beer again next year.
The reason I’m not going all the way to 5 is because I’m getting a bit too much liquorice in the flavor. But still, it’s one of the better stouts I have had in a long time. Score: 4.8/5.