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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,246
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 335
Gots: 410 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009)
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Photo of srandycarter
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Massively dense mocha 1 inch head. Leaves to ring fairly fast. Some sudsy lace. Pretty darned black body. Pretty when first poured.

S - Thick coffee and cocoa dominates. Toasty malt is secondary.

T - Big ass mocha drink... wow. Thick as all get out, but bitters, thankfully at the end.

M - Big flavors in, big flavors out. Nice balance for such extreme pulls.

D - Nope. Cannot session this. Palate killer, mouth killer, brain killer. Nice, though.

srandycarter, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of Domingo
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty interesting story behind this with the rare coffee extracted via wild cats. It was enough to get us to buy it!
Pours the deepest and thickest of blacks. Everywhere it touches on the glass has a brown film. Head's there throughout as a sheen, but kept under control via a normal pour.
The nose isn't as coffee heavy as I expected. There are some roasted grain notes, baker's chocolate, and even some fruity acidity to add a bit of a sour note.
The flavor up-front is semi-sweet chocolate and a bit of cherry and citrus rind (from the hops), with the coffee coming in big in the finish. It's interesting the way that flavor is held back until the finish each time. Too many other coffee beers go crazy with that flavor, and Mikkeller seems to have mastered working with it.
Good stuff, and you can't help but pick up different nuances in each sip. Sometimes I get dried stonefruits, other times more of a caramel or nuttiness. While there's some clear heat as the beer warms a bit, nothing detracts from sipping more.
Texture is super-thick, keeping this beer in slow sipping territory...and this is a good thing.
I split my bottle and it was gone inside 15 minutes. With a beer this rich and potent, I'd say that's pretty impressive.
An excellent coffee beer that breaks a lot of norms.

Domingo, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of BARFLYB
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally, I get my hands on the weasel courtesy of Capone's on tap for black friday shinanigans.

Weasel came to me looking dark as sin, a black sky of mo darker, black, in a word. A nice sparse cap of tan hazy brown foam up above leaving small notches on the way down. A nice looking stout. Smells include that expensive coffee they used which has a unique scent to it. strays off the beaten path. Under that a heaping of roasted malt, chocolate, and some nuts with vanilla. The coffee is the main feature here and while the method of production is awkward (weasel crapped coffee beans) it's not off putting and I dig the coffee backed by sweet vanilla and alot of roast and nuts. This is tasty beer and I wish I tried it sooner. Feel is medium plus with a build and a smooth backlash, nothing obtrusive here, semi bitter end with no alcohol, just roast. I could drink a crapton of this stuff, top notch.

BARFLYB, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of WeedKing4
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black with a little bit of head into a brandy snifter. Tastes of roasted coffee with chocolate notes lingering in the finish. Very smooth mouthfeel and the high alc% goes unnoticed for the most part. Good coffee flavour in this one, it really stands out.

WeedKing4, Mar 27, 2011
Photo of steve8robin
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet unexpected find at a local beer store. Almost traded for this bad boy a couple weeks earlier. 1 PT bottle of the cat poop beer...

A: Awesome! Super dark black with nothing shining through. A super thick 2 inch deep dark mocha colored head that fades at a decent pace. Perfection!

S: Smells very good. Roasty coffee upfront with some thick oatmeal. Some dark fruit in the middle with a very nice vanilla / cocao touch on the backend. Some very well balance wood scents blended in there. I get some milky chocolate in the middle. Very good.

T: I cannot believe I am going to be sipping cat poop coffee beans, but here I go. Heavy roastiness upfront blended with an interesting flavor I cannot quite put my finger on. The more I drink it that more I think it is a carbonated wine type flavor. Nice balanced oatmeal, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and cocao in the middle. Interesting raisin and dark fruit blend on the backend. The brew is a little too roasty and carbonated for me, but still good.

M: A hint too overcabonated for my taste. Good.

D: Once you get past the carbonation and the fact the you're drinking big cat poop, then it goes down surprisingly easy. Good.

All in all, I did not know what to expect from a brew with such an interesting process. The thought of drinking coffee beans picked out of cat poop and brewed in my beer is, I have to admit, a little odd. However, this is surprisingly good. A little too roasty for my taste, but still very well balance compared to many roasty brews. I think this could be compared to Great Lakes Barrel Aged Blackout Stout. It reminds of this brew a lot in the taste. This one is just not as well balanced as that one is. I'd definitely say, if you can get past the brewing process, that you need to give this brew a try at least once.

steve8robin, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of JAXSON
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 rate.

50cl bottle. Pours deep brown with a beautiful, creamy mocha head, a pleasure to watch. Pretty strong charred coffee aroma, with smooth deep malt and vanilla accents. Really creamy in the mouth, significantly better as it warms. No harsh flavors, not overly roasty, a little chocolate with a very pleasant coffee hue. Kind of thin mouthfeel. One of the better imperial stouts out there, it’s not my favorite style, but this one is totally solid.

JAXSON, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of rudzud
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's a while back. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a oily black hue with a one finger mocha head that fades to leave a thin blanket of creamy mocha goodness.

S - Smell is a bit underwhelming. Lots of rich chocolate malts and coffee. Thought there was supposed to be some hops in this...

T - Taste, unlike the nose, has lots of solid delicious coffee with dark roasty, toasty rich malts. Absolutely delicious.

M - Rather nice feel for a stout. Nice and creamy, not too thin at all.

O - Overall this was a good stout with very nice coffee notes. Still though I would like to see a bit more hops featured in this.

rudzud, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of BigMike
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So I've been sitting on this one for a special occasion. This being my 300th review I figured I'd bust the cap on it tonight.

A: 1 word....beautiful! Black as night with a gorgeous reddish coffee iced cream colored head of about 3 fingers.

S: Sweet dark chocolate with lighter coffee notes then expected. A sort of dark damp cave aroma with a touch of vanilla in the background.

T: pretty much the same as the nose but with a bit stronger coffee and more sweet dark chocolates. Also dome light smokiness almost peat like.

M: Super smooth. Medium bodied rich and creamy and oh so smooth.

Overall: This one meets expectations and then some. Althoughto expensive to drink often. I would definitely drink this as over again. One of the better coffee stouts I've had.

BigMike, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of zoolzoo
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks awalk1227!

A: Pitch black, impressive Khaki head. Some surprisingly sticky lacing

S: Caoco nibs, unsweetened chocolate. Fresh beans are present but cannot dominate over the impression of chocolate. A little string of alcohol.

T: A great balance of fudge like chocolate and roasted beans. Coffee apect is delicate rather than boisterous. Alcohol is less apparent than in the nose. Im mising the oats here, I thought the base beer is an oatmeal stout.

M/D: Thick and notably coating. Aftertaste is similar to eating a piece of fudge and drinking a cup of coffee. 11% is barely noticable in the taste. Can be sipped slowly but I finished my glass pretty quick.

zoolzoo, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of BMMillsy
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Stone’s beer garden...a bit pricey at $14, jeez. Pours pitch black with an ever so small brown head. Chocolate, dark fruits, figs, raisins, earthy coffee, molasses. Flavor follows with big chocolate covered fruits and raisins, some thick espresso. Some latose sweetness. More dark fruits than I expected. Big thick viscous mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Good stuff.

BMMillsy, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of leroybrown10
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%

leroybrown10, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of hoppymeal
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a very large medium tan head that very slowly recedes. Nice earthiness, nutty, strong coffee aroma, also some sweet chocolate and caramel. Taste is a very smooth coffee flavor, large, yet very smooth, sweet sugary maltiness works in the background to balance nicely, chocolate and hazelnut. Some acidic roastiness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full in body, but light and a quite creamy, velvety texture, somewhat sugary feel, but not too sticky sweet, just a nice balance to the tanginess of the roast malts and the coffee flavors. A delicious coffee beer, no idea how much of this has to do with the particular coffee versus just being a very well made beer, but this would pair well with a big greasy breakfast, or as a nice night cap. Thanks Kan for the opportunity.

hoppymeal, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

FInally tried this once they came out with the smaller 330mL bottles.

Oily black with a compact layer of mocha foam that recedes to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. A swirl rekindles the foam momentarily for a minute or two. The foam sinks back into the beer after each sip, no sticky lace.

Mellow smooth coffee aroma, chocolate, florals, light roast.

Roasty and chocolatey, light toast, smooth coffee with an ample hop bitterness that may be derived from the roasted malt. There's a residual resinous quality as well. The whole point of Kopi Luwak coffee is that it has no bitterness. It seems a little off the mark not to showcase that more, considering how expensive it is. If I wanted a hoppy stout i'd get a Storm King. That said, it is full bodied and viscous, smooth and bitter at the same time. Burns a little in the throat but you don't taste the nearly 11% ABV. Overall worth a try, just wish it was a little smoother and had more unique coffee flavor.

emerge077, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to mbrasi for this.

4.5 A: Pitch black. Two plus fingers of creamy/frothy hyrbrid medium brown head. Very good retention and moderate spotty lacing.

5.0 S: Really nice here. Rich depth of aroma, probably from the poop residue, haha. In all seriousness, great balance between the sweet and the roasted. Good bit of roasted barley, some toastiness, medium roasted coffee, and loads of semi-sweet chocolate. Everything is big, bold, and complementary.

4.0 T: Taste is very good as well, but not as good as the nose. Roastiness is plentiful and gives a decent bitterness, cancelling out the lack of bitterness from the shit beans. Coffee flavor is plentiful, but much of the chocolate in the nose is not present here. Blackstrap molasses, slight citrusy hoppiness, and the smallest touch of plum fruitiness. Alcohol is hidden fairly well.

3.5 M: Medium body. This is the only problem I have with this brew. The body is lighter and less chewy than I'd like. The carbonation is fine, but the beer still feels dead. Warming alcohol on finish.

4.0 D: Awesome appearance and nose. Pretty good taste. Mouthfeel could be a lot thicker though.

DavoleBomb, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of Adh8586
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 330 mL bottle of this the other day and have been looking forward to the weekend to try it out. Poured into a tulip.

A: Dark black with with two fingers worth of bubbly brown head after a semi aggressive center pour. Head sticks around for a bit and and when swirled leaves some nice lacing along the inside of the glass which soon slips back into the beer.

S: Smell is reminiscent of coffee but not quite like a fresh cup nor fresh beans, but rather some combination of light, acidic, and bitter coffee. Some lighter chocolate tones in there beneath the coffee

T: roast coffee, chocolate, hoppiness at the end that lingers along with some of the bitter coffee. Quite delightful really.

M: Very smooth and creamy. Medium body. Slides down smoothly.

O: A very interesting and delicious beer. The acidity hides the ABV well. A great sipper for, as the name of the beer describes, brunch!

Adh8586, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of mtstatebeer
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

.5 liter bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a big, frothy tan head, lacing throughout. Aroma is dark malts, coffee, dark chocolate, vinous and acidic, pine and citrus notes as well. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, fruity, alcohol, bitter hops. Mouthfeel is full, creamy, and a bitterness that sticks around for a long while. Great beer, lots of flavor, balanced stout.

mtstatebeer, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of Bobbydigi
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into my Boulevard Smokestack glass. Pitch black in color even when held up to light. It formed a one finger width light tan head with minimal, almost zero lacing.

S - I think i didn't let it sit for long enough before i started drinking because my first two or three smells i didn't get a whole lot but after it sat it really opened up with some nice coffee, roasted malts and a small note of molasses front with a hint of booze.

T - Big Coffee flavor, one of the biggest I've had. Also, tasted some dark berry and cherries along with the roasted malt. Overall a very big beer, probably too complex for my young palate. I'm glad i bought 4 bottles as i will try this one again down the road and see what other gems i can pick out of the beer.

M - Thick and smooth are the two best words i can use to describe it. Carbonation is minimal.

D - As good as this beer was, I don't think i could drink more than one. The 10%+ will catch up to you by the end of it. It is a bit pricey but well worth it at least to say you have tried it.

Bobbydigi, May 06, 2009
Photo of WanderingFool
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel pours pitch black into the glass with a medium sized creamy tan head on top. The foam dissolves slowly and coats the glass with a sheet of lace as it fades.

The aroma has rich notes of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate and coffee. I was looking for more coffee in the nose, but it just wasn't there.

Each sip of this full bodied beer is creamy, velvet smooth, with a moderate carbonated fizz. The flavor is very rich. Roasted malt leads the way, followed by chocolate, molasses and coffee. The coffee isn't as strong as I thought it might be. Towards the end there's an interesting spicy flavor of anise and vanilla. It finishes slightly tart with the spicy flavor lingering on the palate when gone.

This is a very tasty, easy drinking imperial stout. It hides it's nearly 11% abv well. Definitely a different taste than your typical impy stout. The flavor reminded me a little bit of a Christmas cookie.

WanderingFool, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of jrenihan
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is black with a large dark tan head. Fair retention, decent lace.

Nose is good. Coffee is strong, along with roasted malt and chocolate. Oatmeal.

Like the nose, the flavour is coffee-heavy. Quite a rich coffee flavour. Along with the coffee, there is roasted malt and chocolate. Some anise. Fair bit of alcohol heat. Big and rich, very strong flavour. Fairly bitter, from the coffee I think. Quite good. I am not a coffee drinker, but this is still good. If I was a coffee drinker, I expect I would be a big fan.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Full and a bit astringent.

Overall, very nicely crafted. I much prefer this to the Beer Geek Breakfast, and I doubt it is due to the different coffee.

jrenihan, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of jdubjacket
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Spotted a single bottle of this at Green's and snatched it up immediately.

Split the bottle with my dad last night before dinner.

Pours a viscous black/brown color. STRONG milk chocolate head that hung around for a good while.
Smell is malt, chocolate, dark cherries with a slight medicinal undertone. Dark chocolate taste with a slight rich fruit taste. Oatmeal is very pronounced to finish the beer. The alcohol is very subdued. Moderate carbonation with a silky smooth mouthfeel. The viscosity and the ABV of this brew hurt its drinkability. Overall, a great beer. Glad I spotted it.

jdubjacket, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of Gushue3
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A Pours almost flat black into my CBS snifter. A pretty good sized brown head immediately foams up and leaves some bubbles and lcing after it comes back down. The body is opaque and everything looks pretty good

S Coffee roast takes care of the majority of the scent along with some boozy heat

T medium roast coffee and sweeter coffee bean taste come out upfront. There's an alcohol taste that isn't too much, along with some bitter chocolate and a hint of dark fruits. Lots of flavors in this and theres almost an oak taste on the finish. Really nice stuff.

M The feel is heavier for a stout and extremely smooth.

O I really liked this stout. Flavor was great and delightful to drink. Coffee was obviously the main factor but the other flavors worked well together. Add in the oatmeal smoothness and this is a winner

Gushue3, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of OlieIPA
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I guess this is officially stout night for us...and boy, do I love stouts.

A: Black, thick like motor oil, and extremely heady; lacing was also evident as well.

S: A very pungent and robust coffee bean aroma that gives off the hot and alcohol characteristic as well. Some hazelnut, which could just be from the civet coffee beans, is also detectable too.

T: The first thing I noticed, except for the incredible flavor this brew gave off, is the hot fuzzy feeling in the middle of my chest ; doesn't hide the alcohol that well...but still pretty tasty. Strong coffee flavor is definitely there, but it almost seems to me that this beer was brewed with a good amount of cocoa/chocolate...not sure though.

M: Engulfs the mouth with its viscous presence...and carbonation is applied just right onto the palate.

D: A little hot to be enjoyed "all night long" (thats for you Victor)...warming up my body as I speak...I mean write. I am not disappointed by this beer at all and one that should be enjoyed by all.

Overall: A must try...Cheers!

P.S. I had to add this as well...

T:...Vanilla and caramel flavors are also present as well.

OlieIPA, May 20, 2009
Photo of nassaubeercop
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

A- Oil black, thin tan head which dissipates
almost immediately and leaves a strange pulpy
lacing which remained on glass even after glass
was empty.

S- Coffee of course, roasted malt some lactose.
Hint of bourbon and some sort of spice, clove
perhaps.

T- Big bold coffee, toasty malt, bitter dark chocolate,
a bit of alcohol warmth.

M- Kind of odd. Good "thickness", light carbonation
and the liquid is silky smooth but like the lacing there are some
sort of pulpy "chunks". Bitter espresso like aftertaste.

O- I liked this beer a lot more before I read the label.
Apparently it is made with Civet coffee beans. That is
beans have been eaten, digested and deficated by Civets.
Then the beans are picked out of the feces. I hope I
never have to use the words deficate and feces in a beer
review ever again. Mixed feelings about this beer obviously.
Good smell, great taste and a kind of odd mouth feel. It
definitely loses points because of the coffees origin.

nassaubeercop, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of DerBayer
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good beer indeed - my first impression is liquid gingerbread but without the spiceyness.

The feel is full and round with adequate carbonation and a pleasant smoothness. I am not getting much from bthe smell but I tend to like citrussy smells so I will let it pass - must try !

DerBayer, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark and tan head that quickly disapates
S-some coffee and maybe some fruit?
T-sweet coffee tasting. Maltyand almost nutyy. Almost creamy with the smoothness
M-medium body and very smooth. Oh so smooth.
D-very drinkable. Love mikkeller and this one does not disappoint

brew3crew, Feb 27, 2011
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,246 ratings.