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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 790
Hads: 2,602
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 340
Gots: 534 | FT: 51
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

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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 Cylinsier
4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz.

Pours ink black, dark tan film for a head.

Smells of oats and rich dark roasted coffee with some almost ashy smokey aromas.

Flavor is off the charts. Decadent cocoa and caramel mixed with dark roast coffee and oat malts with hints of bourbon and a smokey bitter finish. There may be just a hint of cherry hiding in there somewhere.

Full velvet mouthfeel with a light tingle of carbonation over the roof of the mouth.

Fantastic. I have had exactly one stout I liked as much as this, and that was KBS. And I've had a lot of stouts. This is truly world class. One of the best beers I've ever had and well worth seeking out. (636 characters)

Photo of reebtaerG
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got growler from Perfect Pour poured into New Belguim globe

A-Pitch black body, with one finger brown head, that dissipates quickly.

S-Delicious, rich, complex aroma like melting dark chocolate, cocoa and coffe beans, dried dark fruits, roast, some alcohol burn.

T-Taste is also very complex, with generally the same aromas and a perfect balance between sweet and bitter.

M-The mouthfeel is full, creamy, with a lively carbonation and it finishes very complex again, with a medium bitterness. Prefectly balanced.

O-Amazing! Perfectly balanced, bursting with complexity, yet dangerously smooth to drink, because of the pretty well hidden alcohol and the sparkling carbonation. This is an Imperial Stout how I love it! (724 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: entirely, completely, unremittingly black with a thick finger of creamy brown foam. There's a nice retention and a nice lace on the glass. Excellent.

Smell: rich, green aroma of coffee and sweet malt. That green element is quite big -- I'm getting something like aloe in there. It's rich and enticing.

Taste: rich coffee flavor without being acidic or acrid. A sweet, dark maltiness underscores this flavor with toffee, a little bit of chocolate, and plenty of ashy roastiness. There is a little bit of astringency at the end, along with a pretty strong bitterness. If you like coffee stouts, this will absolutely be for you.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess. Good, although a little more smoothness would be nice.

Overall: I really like this beer. I don't know if it's worth all it takes to make, but it's a solid coffee stout. (931 characters)

Photo of pants678
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black with a thin, thin brown head.

Not much nose-wise but some coffee. Not bold, though.

Dark chocolate's the highlight for me. Right up it's rich and has that bittersweet finish. Coffee's not subdued, rather prominent. Alcohol's a tad hot. Rich. For the price, I'll still take the Espresso Yeti.

Thick but grainy and gritty, which is welcome. (348 characters)

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Thick, almost black brew. Zero head when poured straight from the bottle. Lots of alcohol legs.

S - Alcohol right up front followed by chocolate, charred malts, and then a hint of coffee.

T - Lots of coffee. No alcohol burn, which was surprising for the aroma. Tastes of rich, black coffee. Finishes with sweet chocolate on the back of the tongue.

M - Very heavy, no carbonation, and lots of coffee after taste.

O - Love the idea behind this beer. Very drinkable for %10, but a very heavy price at $10 for a 12 oz. bottle. (531 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a near motor oil black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick bubbly ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Nice drippy lacing.

S- Aroma is comprised mainly of dark chocolate, molasses, alcohol and a hint of coffee.

T- Taste is even more complex with a solid hit of fudge, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and, once again, just a hint of coffee. Maybe I'm looking too hard for it but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of coffee presence. What is here though is great. Smooth with the alcohol toned way down for the ABV. Quite sweet which I like. Also a bit nutty.

M- Thick, silky and creamy. Medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- This beer certainly lives up to the hype. While the coffee is not as dominant as I was expecting, it turned out to be a good thing since all the other flavors were able to come through as well. (966 characters)

Photo of Adh8586
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
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! (902 characters)

Photo of CowsandBeer
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single 11.2oz bottle picked up from the Mall of the Bluffs Hyvee for around $9. Labeled as an “imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee.” Cool artwork from Keith Shore depicting some kind of cat thingy, a hat and an empty glass. The label basically sells the beer. Poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter after letting it warm up for a while.

Appearance: A pour straight down the middle produced a beautiful; two fingers of dark brown head. The head is dense with a few solid bubbles in the middle. Black body. After settling down a thin, reddish brown cap remained and left nice lacing when I swirled the glass. Looks good for an imperial stout.

Smell: It smells mostly of coffee but not in the way other coffee beers smell. It’s got that spicy, coffee acidity that others have but I’m not imagining coffee beans but maybe a ground, flavored coffee. Lots of chocolate, like one of those pouches of dried hot chocolate mixture with some marshmallows. Also cinnamon, chocolate pudding, and chocolate milk.

Taste: Basically Kahlua and Ovaltine. Big, smooth notes of rich chocolate syrup, hazelnut, spicy-grainy coffee, pudding and a drying alcohol. Finishes sweet with a lingering coffee roast. My burps taste like a mocha.

Mouthfeel: Silky, smooth, and full with a low carbonation. The mouthfeel fits this beer perfectly.

Overall: My only regret is not having any doughnuts around. I’m assuming it’s the coffee or other possible adjuncts they used but this was a different coffee experience as compared to other coffee beers; more dense chocolate flavors, spicy coffee and a silky body from the oatmeal. While this was an expensive beer to try, I’d say it’s worth picking up once as it does not disappoint. If you’d like to try the next best thing after Espresso Yeti then this is your beer. Would love to try it out of a cognac or bourbon barrel. (1,874 characters)

Photo of NeedBeerHere
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pour out as dark as any beer I have seen with a really dark brown, one-finger head with little retention and a tiny bit of lacing. Smell is definitely dark fruits, dark/burnt malts, and a nice little bit of coffee but not overpowering. Taste is really nice. There are the dark/burnt malts and everything that was in the nose but the coffee or something is radiating a nice caramel taste that really sticks out and is quite a nice, noticeable surprise. Mouthfeel is medium thick when swished around the mouth. Overall this is the 2nd time I have had this beer and I love it this time just as much as I remember. I'm not sure if the caramel is coming from the weasel coffee but it really gives this beer a nice kick that sticks out and makes it REALLY good. (755 characters)

Photo of SeatsTaken
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Poured into a snifter. Presents a deep ebony hue with a tiny ring of head that quickly dissipates. 

Aroma: Up front is coffee, bitter cocoa and smoked/charred wood. I'm getting hints of roasted coconut as well as a booze at the end.

Taste: There's a heavy bitter coffee and roasted malt flavor. It reminds me a little of a chocolate covered espresso bean. A slightly nutty/smokey finish that is quickly overshadowed by a bitter coffee and roasted malt aftertaste that hangs on the roof of your mouth for several minutes after siping.

Mouthfeel: Very warm on the palette with a slight, fizzy carbonation. This stout is extremely smooth going down.

Overall: This is a deeply tasty stout. I'm not the biggest fan of oatmeal stouts, but this one has me reevaluating my tasting preferences. This is definitely a beer I will be getting again and in a larger quantity. If you are a fan of big stouts, and see this one on a shelf somewhere, give it a shot. (959 characters)

Photo of Murphious
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice, but only bought one bottle for the novelty of the coffee content which is hardly noticed until I get their "regular" stout to compare.

Pours with a nice "used oil" color and 1 inch of fine foam head---maybe a slightly darker body and head than Guinness stout.

Definitely has a roasted malt and currant/raisin aroma of a typical Imperial as it warms and with some baker's chocolate note. At first pour from fridge, it barely registers on the nose.

Slight oily mouthfeel and not quite as bitter as Guinness, in my opinion. Slight coffee finish and fruitiness of prunes--maybe? Slight chocolate taste as it warms in the mouth.

Finish is slight and pleasant. Very smooth considering the 10% ABV. Pricey and for the novelty only. (736 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a couple small sampler glasses.

Pours black with a small, late blooming brown head. Head mostly fades quickly. Looks viscous as all hell. Smell is surprisingly muted (but it's coldish). I smell primarily coffee, a little smokey roastiness. Some slight fruitiness.

Taste brings out a lot more fruitiness. Cherry flavor is definitely there, lots of coffee flavor of course. Maybe some black licorice, some nearly burnt roasty flavor.

Mouthfeel is actually really nice. Thick, but surprisingly effervescent. Overall, this beer is decadent. Very nice. (575 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle pured into a tulip

A- Black with a small mocha head.

S- Roasted coffee, espresso, bitter sweet chocolate, touch of vanilla.

T- Roasted coffee, espresso, big chocolate flavor, touch of hops, flavor are big and great, coffee has a nice bitter kick in the finish but it isn't too bitter.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium to full body.

O- Very happy I could pick this up, it is a solid coffee stout, alcohol is well hidden. (432 characters)

Photo of Rast
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Savored in Max's Taphouse in Fell's Point with Blind Man Nikos whilst my wife enjoyed a baby shower.

Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the taphaus
Not a ray of light penetrated the snifter, and that's about as far as this poem goes.

Beautiful midnight black coloration with brown only visible in the dense head and around the edges. Wafts wonderfully. Tastes of booze, vanilla, and deep, rich malts fill my satisfied mouth. Mouthfeel is rich, lovely, inviting.

An ideal stout for the last, cold days of Advent. (530 characters)

Photo of Jimmys
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled on date, but a newer label than I have ever seen on this brew. I have to imagine this is relatively fresh.

A: pours a dark brown. head is tightly bubbled and has good retention. leaves a thick coat of lacing behind.

S: chocolate battles with coffee. lots of both. the aroma is severely rich and severely inviting. smells like a glass of dessert.

T: starts with tons of chocolate. really rich. boatloads of luscious chocolate combines with a lot of coffee. bitterness is really mild. finish is more of a dry dark chocolate. the coffee is certainly present, but such a unique coffee flavor that I am a bit unfamiliar with. extremely rich and fulfilling.

M: a very, very luscious carb. mouthfeel is rich, without being cloying or slick. full bodied.

D: really good stuff. wish I was a little more familiar with this coffee on it's own so I knew what to expect because this doesn't scream coffee to me. more of a decadent combination of roast, chocolate, and coffee all together. very unique flavor and brew. very expensive as well. I would recommend drinking this fresh as to not loose any coffee flavor or aroma. (1,155 characters)

Photo of joeseppy
4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Props out to Lazzman for pointing this craft out to me as I may have passed on this Weasel stout. Mikkeller will be my 100th brewer review in about one year of being on BA.

On tap at the BBistro on Madison St, Chicago. Brought to my table in a beautifully Christmas lit local tavern. Pour was pitch black and a whipped cream half-inch mocha head that would give you a milk-satche upon your first sip.

Aroma is fantastic. Rich fudge in chocolate torte fashion. Fresh espresso bean, dried dark pitted fruit and vanilla.

Taste follows the nose. I do not believe an oatmeal stout will get any better. Like having smooth creamy oatmeal with brown sugar, butter, pinch salt and cream laden....and with a cup of coffee-one sugar please and light on the cream on a cold winter Saturday morning and snowing. Freakin splendid indeed makes me all warm inside. Really no alcohol. Seductive and dangerously drinkable.

Velvety, creamy, rich, viscous, full bodied-really one on the smoothest crafts I've had.

Mere wording does this no justice but writing these words helps me enjoy what I love doing. This needs to be experienced. This isn't even BA and Goose Island Baudonia was the first thing to come to mind-nice company to have. IMO this drinks now to two years due to the fact that the coffee aspect is what drives this craft and could be lost with aging-jus saying. Was reading a review from a 2008 that appears to have maintained itself, only solidifies my 5's for this. Tough watching my last sip go down. Tremendously Tremendous!!! (1,531 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The color is black, pure and beautiful. The body is thick and viscous so that a head can barely mount on top.

The nose holds notes of cocoa powder, lactose-sweetness, coffee, espresso and a tinge of caramel.

The taste is predominantly coffee but a really good cup of coffee. The roast is smoky and then an onset of light chocolate occurs. This finishes with a sweet caramel and espresso.

The feel is smooth, thick with almost no carbonation. It feels like a coffee shake, much as Mikkellers Vanilla Shake feels like a dessert.

This is a wonderful beer with dessert like qualities, particularly in taste and feel. (616 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a near black with a creamy 1 finger caramel colored head. Ring settles around the edges.

S- Intense coffee, fine chocolates, vanilla, mocha, and slight bourbon like booze to add depth. I really enjoy the milk/lactose character. So inviting!

T- Cocoa meets molasses. A strong hop presence. The vanilla flavor is so killer in this stout. Helps take it to a new level. A bit syrupy at times. Coffee really settles in nicely at the end. No astringency. Brash up front, smooth finish. It gets better with each sip...maybe that is the 10.9%

M- Warmth finishes strong in the back of the throat. Creamy, almost chewy. Full body and some the dry finish really drives it home. Alcohol isn't shy.

O- What a treat indeed! Not one that I can afford often, but I am happy to splurge once and give this one a shot. The vanilla takes this one on quite a ride. The coffee is there, but not over powering like some coffee stouts can be.

$8.99 for an 12 oz bottle. (962 characters)

Photo of stewart124
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle is from 2008. No date on the bottle.

Pours pretty much jet black with a thick tan head. Very dense and about as dark tan as I have ever seen.

Intense roasted malt character. Candied fruits come through even though this is starting out very cold.

I would think this imperial stout would have mellowed out a bit over the years but that doesn't appear to be the case. Tons of dark chocolate, molasses, toffee, figs, and obviously a dark roasted coffee. There is a lingering acrid bitterness. I'm not sure if that comes from the hops, roasted malts or the coffee.

Huge mouthfeel. Very viscous. Easy to drink throughout. There is so warming alcohol notes and the 10.9% is evident but doesn't detract from the overall beer. This is just a delicious imperial stout. I need to find a fresh bottle for a good comparison. (828 characters)

Photo of babaracas
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very very dark brown, near black in the glass, thin dense medium brown head. Settles to a thin ring with a few splotches on the glass. Smell: espresso, dark chocolate, molasses, earthy. All are impressively intense - jumps out of the glass. Prune note as well. Taste: big roast and earthiness beneath dark chocolate truffle, caramel, raisin, fig.
Full bodied, chewy. This is pretty fantastic! (424 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
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. (381 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours a thick oily viscous liquid with a thin tan head. The head recedes quickly to a very thing ring around the glass.

Aroma is delicious with notes of fresh roasted coffee notes and some yummy bitter dark cocoa notes. Mild notes of dark oats mixed in with some nice dark fruit notes. The aroma is yummy. Very complex with notes of rich fudgey chocolate that are enveloped by the awesome bitter, roasted and acidic coffee notes.

Flavor starts off with the strong acidic and robust espresso coffee notes. Notes of coffee grounds and fresh coffee beans. There is a nice chocolatey and bitter fudgey undertone to the brew mixed in with mild dark fruit notes. Some nice raisin notes are also perceived. The middle of the brew has some great roasted notes along with some mild vanilla bean notes. Quite delicious and with a nice sticky sweet finish along with a dry roasted note. Mouthfeel is almost perfect; oily and creamy.

Overall this is a delicious brew. Nice notes of coffee mixed in with great cocoa and fudgey notes. Well done stout. (1,089 characters)

Photo of JohnG190
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage. Pours pitch black with a two-finger dark mocha head that dissipated quickly. Fine lacing. Caramel and chocolate hit the nose first followed by vanilla, coffee, faint smoke and floral notes. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, and roasted coffee dominate the palate with faint hints of vanilla and smoke coming through as the stout warmed. Full bodied with light carbonation. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Overall a well crafted and well balanced stout. (465 characters)

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage

Appearance: Black, with a small, dark, tan head that quickly recedes to the perimeter of the glass.

Smell: Exceptional chocolate/dark fruit sweetness, coffee, caramel, slight vanilla.

Taste: Creamy oatmeal/chocolate beginning. Middle is a coffee blast, followed by a chocolate finish with some roasty residual that gently falls off as the coffee subsides. The finish is quite dry, but ends really nicely. The booze is really well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, as expected from the oatmeal. It's silky, velvety smooth; so easy to drink.

Overall: This drinks so smooth and really belies the abv you'd guess. Combine that with a great mouthfeel and taste, we've got a winner! I'm glad I bought two! (712 characters)

Photo of lunarbrew
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark beer with a small pretty dark head. Relatively viscus.

Smells like coffee and some vanilla. A little non-descript roastiness here. Not too much else. It's nice.

The first thing that pops out in the flavor is dark fruit. A clear acidity coming through due to the coffee. There is a lot of roast flavor and rich coffee, especially on the back end. A little bit of chocolate. Not any vanilla like I found in the nose. Nice to sip and enjoy.

Medium-low carbonation. Very viscus and full-bodied. Decently creamy. I love the mouthfeel.

This is great. Acidic and roasty, but very drinkable and delicate. Not a ton of different flavors, but each of the distinct flavors are complex and highly enjoyable.

Edit: While this beer is awesome--and it is--it's absolutely not worth the price imo. Just want to throw that out. (823 characters)

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.