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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,308
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 326
Gots: 429 | FT: 32
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

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Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.
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Photo of OlieIPA
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Photo of Wadsey
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Served in DFH signature glass

A: Pours black with dark brown head. Poor retention as head falls quickly to an oily skim.  The beer appears clear along edges. 

S: Intense roasted malts and rich ground coffee beans, as well as molasses, make up most of smell. Additional aromas include dark, dried fruits, caramel and alcohol. Maybe a touch of acetone. 

T: Fairly sweet at onset, a combination of caramel, chocolate and molasses. On their heels enter roast, bitter chocolate and intense coffee and amplify into finish, which is on the right side of charred. Very bitter. Alcohol is subdued. Additional flavors include earth and smoke. 

M: Big body and medium-light carbonation. Fairly viscous and sticky. A touch warming. 

O: I think I enjoyed the last release of Beer Geek Brunch Weasel more, but this is damned good. As far as coffee-infused imperial stouts go, this definitely contends for the top spot. 

Photo of MsRif
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

By the time I drank this brew I had already imbibed in a good...5? 6? brews earlier in the day, including CBS. Hopefully this review will still be accurate!

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. I think I may also have taken a swig straight from the bottle before my husband tore it from my hands. Anyway. Poured a lovely deep, dark brown color...quite what I would imagine weasel **** to look like. Almost black. Very little head retention but there was a bit of lacing.

Obviously, this brew had a strong coffee taste. It was pretty acidic and harsh on my palate, but I enjoyed it because I love coffee stouts. Still, I wouldn't recommend starting a night of drinking with this one. Unfortunately, there was not a lot of complexity. Pretty one-dimensional. I got some hints of cocoa and as it warmed I tasted a bit more warmth/smokiness from it...overall, it tasted from start to finish like coffee. I know that's what this brew was made for, but still...I would have liked to have tasted some subtle notes of other flavors with distinct complexity. Overall, a good brew but I will likely not have it again.

Photo of THECPJ
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes 2/5/2011

A: black with a 1 finger tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, leaves nice lacing on the glass

S: mocha, coffee, and of course the alcohol was present in the nose, but that is to be expected at almost 11%

T: chocolate, coffee, there was a strange bacon flavor perhaps that can be attributed to the smokiness, mocha flavors really come through at the backend

M: mild carbonation, smooth, dry

D: an extremely complex beer full of many flavors


Photo of hu5om
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

split in new belgium goblets with newk320

a- thck balck, 1 finger of tan foam that dissipates a bit quickly

s- deep dark stout, malts on malts, coffee, dark chocolate

t- damn that's delic. coffee. a stiff punch. bold and black, malty, lasting, dark chocolate. goodbye palate, but I'm all right about it.

m- a medium thick syrup. a mini tingle of alcohol.

d- very good. i put it a hair under stone's ris, but above the founder's breakfast stout. considering how good this coffee is supposed to be, could they have done more?

Photo of Viciousknishs
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours dark with a finger and a half of dark tan head. Decent head retention.

S- great coffee aromas with a semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Middle is burnt caramel with a smooth roast malt note. Finishes with a latte creamy finish.

T- semi-sweet chocolate and robust coffee. Oily coffee bean with a latte creamy character in the middle. Dark caramel with a smooth grain and roasty long lasting finish.

MF- smooth velvety mouthfeel with a medium body and light soft carbonation.

D- great drinkable.

Overall the beat of the beer geeks!

Photo of kingcrowing
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Delirum Tremens Tulip.

Pours a very dark black color with a very thick and creamy two finger dark brown head. Nose is coffee and rich malty sweetnes.

Taste is all coffee, it's a bit bitter from it as to be expected but it's well balanced with the hops and malt. Mouthfeel is very rich and creamy - very tasty and drinkable.

Photo of Schmaltzy
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this beer for about a month and just had to crack it finally, I know I should wait longer but I wanted to try this beer.

A- Poured a pitch black, darkest beer since BT for me and the 2 fingers of dark brown head with light lacing and clumps of foamy lacing. Really nice start to this beer.

S- Roasted malt and super dark bitter chocolate dominate the scent followed by a roasted strong coffee scent with some decent caramel/toffee scents and marzipan.

T- Huge amounts of roasted dark coffee in this beer followed by the dark bitter chocolate and roasted/smoky malt flavor, the finish on this beer is quite bitter from the weasel poop or the hops or maybe even the type of coffee not quite sure but it hangs around for a good 30 seconds after each sip, just great.

M- Quite average mouthfeel, much thinner than I would have thought but it does have a shit-ton, haha, of flavor and ample carbonation.

D- Got my first glass done and have a litte more than half the bottle to go, this finish is making it interesting to say the least. I really feel like I'm still drinking this beer 30 seconds after swallowing.

Photo of TemplofBeer
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefhatt
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I poured this beer and it has a black as night body with a small tan head. The aroma has a roasted malt and chocolate aroma. The taste is awesome it has roasted malt chocolate flavor with some coffee notes. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall a amazing beer.

Photo of Bendurgin
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured this one into a tulip. This one pours thick and black with slight hues of brown that shed just a little bit of light in the pour. The head is mocha colored and very thick and creamy looking, leaving behind soapy lacing all around. The smell is coffee right up front; very strong dark coffee, with notes of leather and a trace of alcohol. It's pretty nice, but it's not very present. The taste follows the smell but with aggression! The taste has coats my tongue with a flavor or big roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee and finish with an interesting bitter coffee and hop finish. The coffee is really well done, it is certainly an enormous presence in this one but doesn't overpower anything and allows the other elements of this beer to shine. The mouthfeel is simply fantastic. It's silky and creamy and doesn't leave a sticky syrupy mess as with a lot of the big stouts. Drinkability is as good as it gets with something this big. The abv is hidden very well and the flavors are terrific. I will absolutely buy more of this.

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehayworth
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark and deep black when poured. With a little hue of rich brown. The head was dark tan while it lasted.

S: I get a lot of brown sugar, coffee, and mild chocolate.

T: Great cocoa chocolate with coffee. The roasted malt is great. Nice long finish of the syrup/molasses with hints of coffee.

M/D: Full-body silky smooth. Any qualms one might say about trying this beer fades quickly as soon as it touches your lips.

Photo of hrking
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow loved this. Nice hop nose and the flavor was incredible.Nice easy to drink and smooth roasted malts coming together with a really nice balance. Smooth and creamy. This was my favorite of the evening and I had it beside a BA Speedway.I will be picking more of this up for sure. Thanks Marsiblursi...

Photo of dukew456
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into my Duvel tulip

A - pours a viscous black, with a moderate tan head that quickly becomes a small film. Spotty lacing left by the head sticks to the glass.

S - Chocolate and juicy, nutty coffee. One of the better smelling (aside from Peche Mortel) coffee stouts I've had. Bitter roasted malts also come through.

T - This is not a coffee stout for a latte drinker. Bitter and acidic, this stout also has a great berry-like quality that I usually find in higher-end coffees. Dark fruit qualities also blend mix well with the dry qualities of the coffee flavor. Less sweet, more dry and acidic = deliciousness to me.

M&D - Moderate to low carbonation helps to keep the mouthfeel a little heavy, kind of like a nice cafe americano. I'm telling you, this is a coffe drinker's beer, and I like it.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Here comes the weasel in a 500 ml serving. And forget the fancy tulip, bring on a manly imperial pint glass. On to the beer:

Don't look now, but it's...um, black. The tanned head shows good retnetion, and the lacing is good as well. Here comes the coffee in the nose. It's got a mocha kind of aroma, with lots of chocolate note crammed. My nose likes it a lot.

Is this coffee? I don't drink much coffee, but this is probably the most cofeeish beer I've consumed, and for those who know me, I love my coffee stouts. Lots of coffee, the bitter type, some amount of mocha. The alcohol is disguised nicely despite being at 10.9%, and it drinks easy for its size. The best part is the feel. It's thick, so smooth, and if this counts for anything, is pleasantly sticking to my mouth. Roasted bitterness lingets long in the aftertaste.

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (BGBW) is a head spinner with all that coffee flavor packed in a beer. While I like it, I'm more fond of the smaller Beer Geek Breakfast, as that isn't as over the top as this. That being said, if you're a coffee nut, you need to try this creation.

Photo of msubulldog25
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Second pour, and last review, of Day 1 Portland International Beerfest. From a 500 ml bottle, freshly opened, and poured to the fest's tasting glass. Consecutive pours equaled over 8 oz.

As a side note, I poured this for a few dozen folks during the earliest hours of the fest, trying in vain to describe the flavors (based on a Shelton-provided description) without ever having had a taste. Had to rectify that ASAP once the shift ended...

A: Dark, yet not quite 'black', a reddish garnet glowing at the edges. Ho-Hum head, little action. A scant build-up of fizzy light tan, spotty lace left behind.

S: Coffee-sweet aroma, something like baker's chocolate - cocoa-dry. Some burnt grounds, sweet molasses, spice trails.

T: Where to begin: robust dark chocolate, rich coffe roast. Dark fruit and a defining tartness, with added citrus zest and vanilla beans. The dark roast tangy/tart/burnt flavors add a wonderful complexity. Oatmeal stout's typical sweetness pervades.

M: Feel is a big plus, an effortless glide down the throat, with a slight 'natural' grain chewiness. That chewy texture never becomes 'too thick' or anything, just mildly gritty, mildly warming (with a lofty 11% +/- ABV).

D: As I poured this, more than a few balked at the 'disgusting' nature by which the coffee beans are harvested in this fine beer; it was as if some thought they were drinking 'shit beer'. Well, having now tried it, I'm comfortable saying it's not shit beer; it's a delicious and fully-flavored stout, certainly worth a try. I really enjoyed and unequivocably would have it again.

Photo of barczar
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Rich, dark chocolate, black cherry, nutty toffee notes, and figs dominate the aroma. Flavor is on the sweet side, backed by dates, prunes, and figs, but finishes bitter and a touch resiny. Dark fruits really dominate, but there's an underlying caramel malt character and notes of cocoa and roast that complement nicely. Not sure of the age, but the coffee is somewhat subtle. The finish is a touch harsh for my liking. Notes of licorice and smoke emerge as it warms, along with more dark chocolate and roast. If it weren't for that overly spicy finish...

Photo of pmarlowe
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a viscous black with a fine, ephemeral cap of dark brown head. A few dots of lace and pretty good retention. The ring is reminiscent of a shot of espresso.

S: Bold, earthy coffee, a darkish roast, firm sweetish roasted malt, and a touch of fruitiness and spice. The coffee aroma is unique and interesting.

T: A real coffee bomb. Dark roast coffee, moderate spiciness, dry but not too try and lots of espresso coffee on the finish. Not unlike drinking an iced espresso.

M: Medium-full body and medium-light but sharp carbonation.

O: Very good coffee-forward beer. My main complaint would be the one dimensionality of the flavor. Doesn't have the same charm as Speedway Stout.

Photo of craytonic
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep black coffee pour with a big espresso head that sticks around for a while, although no lacing

Smell: Coffee (without the bitterness), chocolate, cream, fudge, sweet molasses, and vanilla

Taste: Lots of non-bitter coffee and fudge. Guess the weasels do actually impact the flavor. Also chocolate, vanilla and sweet molasses. Missing those acrid/burnt flavors that kill many roasted/coffee beers for me.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, but could use a bit more heft and weight for an Imperial Stout. Perhaps a touch over-carbonated.

Drinkability: One of the best-drinking coffee beers I have tried.

Photo of nickfl
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of light tan foam on top of an opaque, back body. As the head recedes it leaves light lace on the glass.

S - An aroma of chocolate, coffee, smoke, and, oddly, gunpowder (think of the smell after fireworks are set off).

T - Smoky, dark coffee flavors with a touch of caramel and burnt toffee. Some spicy notes of clove and cinnamon in the middle and more burnt, smoky character. Finishes with dark sugar, burnt malt and gunpowder like coffee flavor.

M - Medium-thick coffee, moderately low carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Smoky and complex with an oddly spicy smoke character that I keep describing as gunpowder. Really complex and smoky. Very interesting, though I don't know if it is worth the effort of seeking out such a rare brew.

Photo of neurobot01
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Cheesemoose
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kenpo23 for this very, very generous extra!

Poured with the father in law between two 16oz snifters.

Black, black and more black. This is one darkest, most viscous beers to date. Dark as night with a mocha head. Head rises with large, slowly decreasing bubbles. The last remnants leave a black trail through the head, giving you the chance to get a bit artistic. I made a smiley face. Seemed fitting. Retention is modest, with faint lacing.

For as being as aged as this one is (at least 6 months) the coffee aroma is so dang dominating. Very sweet, near mocha/fudge like in coffee/chocolate melding. A booze note rises slowly, but is well played, not being overly dominant nor a real nuisance. This bad boy came to play. As it warms, cherry and dark fruit notes come out, though muted. Not as complex as wanted, but I feel this one is more about the Kopi Luwak than anything. A beer that compliments the coffee...interesting.

For a "breakfast" beer, this would be a very hearty breakfast indeed. Coffee notes dominate again, coming off as a nutty, roasted, and surprisingly mild bitter tinge in the fore-palate. Like many Bfast stouts, I was expecting a smooth, non complex drinkable beer that you could slam like a stack of flapjacks. Not this one. You go from the coffee notes, to a very nicely played chocolate mid-body, somewhat like hershey bar, into a very mellowed and drawn out finish. Nutty notes come back into play in the finish, with small bit of earthy and floral hops, though very mellow.

Mouthfeel is super creamy, super sticky and takes a bit to warm up for another go. Carbonation is rather mild, with a very drawn out finish. Boozey finish, but heck, at 10.9%, what do you expect? Keep this to one, and at 500ml (which is a perfect size for a beer of such magnitude) you won't be trashed by the finish.

Excellent, absolutely worth the price tag.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Thanks to brundo4 for this beast!
I'm not entirely sure why, but those damn Scandinavians can brew some of the darkest beers I have ever seen. This creature stands nicely among them, no light able to either penetrate its seemingly endless tracts or reflect from its B-2 surface. You ever look at the back of your eyelids in the dark and see nothing but an ever-expanding wasteland of nothingness? I know I have, and the experience is eerily similar to gazing into this brew's hypnotizing (and clearly damned) soul. The luscious inch-plus of foamy burnt siena (I miss using crayons...) on top just makes me feel even closer to this glass. I wanna make my move, but I don't want to come on too strong. (You only get one shot at a looker like this.) Speaking of not coming on too strong, the coffee smells emanate greatly from the surface, combining with some minor amount of chocolate, but don't o'erwhelm. I've gotta move in and sip on this beauty right now! Ahh, it's good to know that my nose doesn't lie to me as much as I have suspected in the past: The coffee and chocolate (though it's closer to cocoa now) make a triumphant parade down the tongue, thickly, stickily, and tastily. Not much else is there, though I think a small pine sapling is trying its best to find some sunlight in the surrounding pitch. It doesn't matter, though, as the flavors' simplicity weave into the double-helix of greatness DNA. Something like that. Bottom line: very tasty. Everything comes together to create a dangerously drinkable demon, sitting atop our doorways' busts of Athena, mocking us with its stoic consistency until we finally give way and lose our minds, succumbing to our darkest, innermost madnesses. Enjoy!

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,308 ratings.