The beer is brewed using coffee beans that have passed through elephants, before being collected as waste and cleaned.

Whether the idea disgusts you or intrigues you doesn’t really matter as the brew sold out within minutes.

Apparently since elephant dung coffee somehow became a thing last year and begun selling at over $1000 a kilo, something of a fad has grown up around the stuff, particularly in Japan.

Japanese brewery Sankt Gallen has taken this trend now one step further, creating what it calls a ‘coffee stout’ using the stuff.

One man who was asked to describe the beer’s taste said it was “mellow.”

“After taking my first sip there was an initial bitterness that got washed over by a wave of sweetness. Following that, a mellow body rolled in and spread out through my mouth.

“The combination of bitter and sweet stayed fresh and lingered in my head. It was a familiar aroma that accompanied me through the entire beer.”

In other words the beer sounds a lot grosser than it actually tastes.

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