Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%
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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 eat
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was with some friends at a bar and the bartender saw that we were really into the beer. It didn't take too long for him to realize that he should try pushing some expensive bottles on us. After having consumed a couple beers already, we quickly agreed that it was a good idea to spend $24 on this bottle. Ouch. Good timing for my 100th review anyway.

Pours an opaque, oily black with a spotty covering of moka head, which recedes to pretty much nothing. No lacing. 3.5 only for the nice viscous look of the pour.

This stout smells absolutely delicious, wafting itself out of the glass over to your nose. Milk chocolate, minerals, cotton candy, caramel, cheesecake, a latte from the best coffee place in town. It smells like a dessert. Awesome.

The taste is just as good: dark chocolate, bread, high-quality coffee (though whether you can actually taste the quality gained from passing through a cat's ass is questionable), espresso grinds, vanilla ice cream, bourbon. No alcohol presence, which at 10.9% is crazy. This beer has the best aftertaste I've ever experienced; coffee ice cream lingering on forever. Amazing.

Perfect body. Oily, sticky, creamy, thick and full with almost no carbonation.

I could chug this stuff like chocolate milk on a hot day. I'm only taking off 0.5 for the fact that if you did actually chug this stuff, you wouldn't be conscious for very long. So drinkable. (1,401 characters)

Photo of Mavajo
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Appearance is dark and near-black, but maintains an obvious brown tinge. Head is brown and an absolute gusher - I poured this extremely gently and still nearly had an overflow. About 3 fingers thick. Retains well with a frothy, bubble head that slowly recedes to a crown, and then disappears entirely a while after that. Lacing is quite good - I had to break this up into two pours...the first had spotty lacing, and the second absolutely plastered my glass. Not sure if that's because the previous pour had 'tainted' the glass some, or if there was sediment lower in the bottle.

The aroma and taste are first and foremost coffee/espresso, with dominant notes of roasted malts. There also were some more subtler hints of dark fruits. Taste is not overly bitter, and doesn't leave too much of an aftertaste. But you definitely walk away with that "coffee breath" feeling. This taste is just strong. Mouthfeel is superb - creamy, thick and chewy. Carbonation is a tad higher than I would have preferred, but still moderate overall. I must say, I found the alcohol to be quite well concealed. I never really picked up any boozy notes.

This is an intense and heavy brew, so drinkability is moderate. Very enjoyable, but I think I have to give the nod to the Breakfast as opposed to the Brunch. (1,291 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color with a foamy beige crown (clearly influenced by the oatmeal) ; pretty swaths of lace drip down the sides of the cervoise

Smell: Smells like a roastery, with wafts of coffee goodness and blackstrap molasses

Taste: Black bread and dark fruit, up front; surprisingly, the fruit flavors dominate until mid-palate when the coffee arrives (perhaps that is the civet coffee character); molasses and bitter chocolate linger until the swallow, which dries out the flavor profile into pure coffee

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with moderate carbonation and a hint of warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: Believe the hyoe on this one as it is one of the richest, most interesting coffee beer experiences out there (748 characters)

Photo of bobsy
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer made with coffee that came out of a cat's arse.

Pours pitch black with a large mocha head, and good retention and lace. Huge chocolate covered espresso bean aroma... kinda like a mocha coffee, but with a bit of burned caramel depth and more roast.

Flavour is awesome, and a great marriage of chocolate and coffee. Roasted malt out the wazoo, which compliments the coffee perfectly, and what coffee it is! There's a great deal of caramel, brown sugar and raisin too. The oats don't come through so much in the flavour as they do in the body, which is full, chewy and decadent.

Surprsingly awesome. I've never really understoof the appeal behing scat, but this is my kind of shit. (686 characters)

Photo of br3wmeister
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours pitch black and forms a large thick dark brown head with great retention and good lacing. It smells very much like a double shot mocha, lots of coffee and chocolate in this one! Some molasses, caramel and hint of charcoal as well. All I can say after my first sip is wow. This is a fantastic beer! Silky smooth mouth feel leaving your mouth slightly oily. Dark chocolate, roasted nuts, Smooth rich coffee, this beer has so much going on in the flavor. Slight bitterness at the end and finishes smooth with some lingering chocolate flavors. Without it being printed on the label I would have never guessed this beer is 10.9 ABV there is not even a hint of alcohol in the nose or flavor. (701 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The secret ingredient is poop. This is a coffee / imperial stout that is made with coffee that has passed through the digestive system of a small mammal (its why its called weasel).

Beer is dark black and forms a thick brown head that falls away quickly and leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate to low. Looks like a stout.

Aroma is slightly boozy, lots of coffee. Some sour notes. Its not that appealing a smell sorry to say. Its really strong, the coffee is most forward so I'll forgive it some of subtle flavors.

High roast, lots of coffee, medium body, lots of backend bitterness from the coffee. This beer is really really strong. Drinkability suffers from strength. Overall a good coffee stout, definitely get the coffee flavors coming through for sure. Wow, second taste is just as strong, bitterness builds. If you love coffee and dark beers, this is for you, otherwise avoid. Nice. (912 characters)

Photo of brendan13
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black with an inch of light brown head that hangs around forever. Lots of lacing left down the glass.
S - Roasted chocolate and coffee dominates with with dark fruit touches. Floral hints.
T - Bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee and dark fruit flavours.
M - Medium to full bodied, lowish carbonation, bit of bitterness.
D - A very nice beer indeed. Obviously not a session beer but something I wish I could afford to drink every now and then. (454 characters)

Photo of billab914
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into my Stone RIS glass. Pours black with nice tan head. Nice head retention and moderate lacing for 10% stout.

Aroma is sweet roasty malts with some coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts with coffee and dark chocolate. A nice amount of bitterness as well. The fact that it is 10% is very well hidden and drinks pretty easily.

I enjoyed this beer a lot. Excellent Imperial stout. The addition of the oatmeal and coffee was very good. I would gladly purchase this again. (494 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a deep dark tan head that boils like molten toffee that soon disappears.
S- This beer has a tart black barley note with a doughy oatmeal hint and a herbal green hop hint that grows a bit as the beer warms.
T- There is a smooth mellow flavor to a dark roasted coffee flavor with a slight honey sweet hint. There are some dark roasted malt flavor with a char hint and an oak hint to follow. The finish is a nice dark roasted coffee bitterness with a soft bitterness that lingers.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a smooth.
D- This beer has a dark roasted but smooth and well-blended flavor. The bitterness grows a bit as the beer warms. (735 characters)

Photo of Stavage
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black body, tan head. Big frothy tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Probably the best head I've ever seen on an imperial stout.

Quite a sharp smell. Definite coffee, a hint of dark chocolate, lots of burnt grain. A touch of carob? Theres a hit of alcohol in the smell too but it doesnt dilute the richness of everything else.

A nice burnt malty sweetness hits first. Only slightly sweet though. All kind of burnt bready and cakey textures mingle at the back of the tongue and strong coffee flavours throughout. Definite chocolate tastes make an appearance at the end too. An acerbic bitterness lingers. Burnt grain and espresso coffee. The aftertaste is like one has had a few shots of espresso and a rich dark fruit cake for breakfast. Except not really fruity.

Full bodied, smooth and the alcohol is well hidden. Carbonation is spot on. Just enough to give a silkiness, not enough to tingle.

Very drinkable for the syle. A slow drinking beer of course, but you'll be taking your time just to savour it for longer. (1,032 characters)

Photo of jwinship83
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle drank from an oversized snifter. excited to try this one.

A- this one pours a black colored body with a small coffee colored head. seems very fitting. the head lasts for a while and leaves behind solid rings of lacing.

S- lots of dark roasted malt and coffee. some dark chocolate in there too.

T- the taste is equally dark as the smell and appearance. very strong roasted malts and coffee. not as sweet as i was expecting which is a plus. nice dry finish.

M- rich and smooth. full bodied and chewy. there are also some gelatinous clumps in here which i can feel on my tongue. not really into that. it kind of grossed me out.

D- i really liked this beer, other than the mouthfeel. different than i was expecting and in a good way. if it wasnt so hard to find and expensive i would try to grab more of this again somewhat soon. definitely worth a shot. (872 characters)

Photo of jjayjaye
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You can smell a bourbon treatment from arms length after removing the cap.
Pours an opaque darkness with a full finger dark brown audibly fizzy head that fades pretty quickly leaving nice stringy sheets of Belgian lacing behind. The nose beneath the vanilla molasses has a rich but mildly roasted coffee bean and chocolate character. The coffee flavor comes through nicely with an excellent spot on roast. The coffee flavor works well with the earthy oatmeal chocolate and vanilla presence. No surprise that while the fizzy sound effects suggest a high degree of carbonation, that the mouth is dominated by the impact of the silky smooth bourbon...the oatmeal lends a premium body and slight graininess to the mouth and compliments the taste by sustaining a wonderful lingering quality. Full flavored, this one has a world class complexity that sends my consideration around and around. Bouncing from coffee to oat to vanilla to bourbon to chocolate and back again. WOW!! REALLY enjoyed this one! "Weasel-like Civet Cat s&*... ROCKS in this...other more decadent form. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! (1,088 characters)

Photo of Cresant
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured this 1 pt. .9 oz. brown bottle into a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. No date. The vigorous pour created a tall dark head that looked like a creamy root-beer float. This faded quickly to a ring and then nothing. The body was very black with brown hints.

Smell was big time coffee and cocoa powder. Lightly metallic.

Taste was creamy bittersweet cocoa. Lactic. Earthy. Complex layers of flavor unfold. Multidimensional. Dark chocolate. Dry. Rich grains. Very well hidden alcohol. Forward roasty bitterness followed by a sweet lip coating finish.

Mouthfeel was hefty, creamy and smooth. A meal in a glass. The only knock against this beer was the coagulated clumps of protein that made me pour out the last inch of beer from my glass. The slimy texture was a mood killer. (776 characters)

Photo of brownbeer
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Inky black with a frothy medium-brown head.

S- Rich burnt coffee beans, light vanilla and chocolate,ash, and a whiff of alcohol and hops.

T- Amazing coffee flavors, smoke, chocolate and cookie, noticable hoppy finish adding depth.

M- Full bodied with soft, creamy carbonation with a slightly astringent feel in the finish.

D- This(with a few others) takes coffee(beer) to new levels. More integrated than geek breakfast. (427 characters)

Photo of capn
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was initially hesitant to try MIKELLER's - Beer Geek Brunch Oatmeal Stout based on the claim it is made with civet coffee seeds. For those who may not be familiar, and I'm not kidding about this, some of the most expensive coffees in the world are those made from seeds recovered from the feces, thats right - feces, of certain animals (i.e. the louac and in this case, the civet) which consume only the most ripe coffee cherries and then naturally, excrete the seeds. Supposedly, the coffee beans undergo special refinements while in the animal's digestive tract and, I can only assume, someone then has the undesirable job of following the little critters around until they are finished with them. My wife and I joking call this "monkey s***" coffee and choose not to drink it because it seems to me to be only a trendy / snobby sort of thing.

At any rate, when reviewing something for the benefit of others you must keep an open mind so I tried it; besides, the 10.9 % ABV had to kill anything the civet left behind... right? When I opened the bottle I detected immediate notes of black coffee, hops, and perhaps bitter chocolate. The pour revealed a beautiful black color and a chocolate-brown head with the consistency of whipped cream. Some ran down the side of the glass and when it re-condensed on the counter it actually stuck a little bit when I wiped it up, demonstrating its viscosity. Once the head finally laid down I was able to take my first sip which revealed the same flavors that had been detected in its aroma. As I drank it down it left substantial lace that was more like a set of curtains. Kidding aside, this was a good beer and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the qualities of a good stout.

I wish you Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
The Cap'n
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Photo of squaremile
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a real dark brown/black with a moderate head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and alcohol, exactly what I wanted. The coffee presence is very unique with a very smooth blend of chocolate and the coffee, I just want more! I brought a bottle to a wedding reception and the story of the beer freaked out a lot of InBev drinkers. There should be a bonus for that. Weasel poo coffee for lyfe! (388 characters)

Photo of Jmoore50
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The appearance is dark and thick. A good aggressive pour generates a one and a half finger head. The body looks like motor oil after 10,000 miles. Light brown lacing around the glass.

The smell is different. Really pungent coffee smells with cocoa. Cocoa bitterness and earthy malt smells.

The taste is complex. Really sweet and bitter coffee flavors come through first. Oatmeal and chocolate malt come in fast as well. You almost have to chew this beer. Really sweet cranberry or something sweet from the Civet Coffee that was used. Overall coffee and bitter cocoa are the main characters.

The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Great carbonation and aftertastes. Really heavy brew.

The drinkability is good, a dessert beer for sure.

Recommended

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Photo of PapaEugene
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Allthough we had a bock bier tasting evening rvdoorn couldn't stick to the theme and brought up this beer as closing act. Well, how could I refuse this gesture.

A: BLACK it is and a great dark brown thick sticky head that lasted throughout the drink

S: Burned malts, Dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and some alcohol.

T: Mainly as the smell but now there's also a salty liquorice taste. Some citrus and bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Extremely creamy and a medium carbonation.

D: Great beer and allthough it's not my favorite style it impressed me very much. (567 characters)

Photo of rvdoorn
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This was the last beer of my last beer-taste evening with PapaEugene. This evening, our beer selection mainly consisted out of (autumn) bock beers, but I wanted to finish with something heavier, something potentially exceptional. Bottle bought at the Molen Brewery.
Poured into a sniffer. The beer pours fantastic black color, with a very dark brown long lasting head. Lacing was nice and sticky. Wow...

Smell: Alcohol (well, this beer is 11%), burned malts, strong coffee, cacao (dark chocolate) and liquorish.

Taste: Sweet-salty up front (cacao and liquorish). In the middle some mild sourness (citrus) and hops. The aftertaste is dry bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel: Extremely creamy, more body than an espresso coffee. Medium carbonation.

Overall: What a beer, this is surely one of the better Imperial stouts I had recently. Highly recommendable. (849 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle. Pours an opaque black with a creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malts and oatmeal with some chocolate, black licorice and coffee and a little dark fruit and alcohol.

The flavor is sweet sugary lactic chocolate with some coffee. It has a big sharp roasted bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, very nice. I recall thinking the beer geek breakfast was a little better balanced and more enjoyable. (500 characters)

Photo of jsh420
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours dark dark brown almost pitch black with a big 2+ finger tan head that left lacing down the glass

smell is big chocolate and roasted malts - the coffee is there but it takes a back seat to the cocoa and roasted malts

taste is near perfect - the coffee is more present here then in the nose and blends great with roasted malts and chocolate

mouthfeel - this is how every impy sout should feel - thick heavy silky smooth

drinkability is great - too bad i only had the one bottle (485 characters)

Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500 mL bottle.

A: The stout is pitch black. I don't think that any more words are needed to describe the darkness. Atop the stout, a cafe au lait colored head measured nearly two fingers and left mild lace behind.

S: The aroma is burnt, a harsh roasted scent that offers up just a hint of oatmeal sweetness. A strong coffee presence is fairly meaty, bitter like Starbucks.

T: Chocolate and booze drench the palate on first sip. That sweet but hot flavor is a nice sign of things to come. Immediately after that flavor, coffee becomes very apparent. The coffee is bitter but not over the top. Oatmeal is sweet, cutting into the sharp malt flavors, rendering them much more palatable. The full stout/coffee flavor is rich, very warming, like a good cup of coffee. I'm not sure how much the ca phe chon coffee really adds to the beer though (other than marketing panache).

M: The mouthfeel is rich, full of stout, coffee and oatmeal flavors, as well as an abundance of booze.

D: At nearly 11%, this is a whopper. I'm taking my time getting through it, as it could easily knock me on my ass. (1,094 characters)

Photo of aewinte1
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a standard stout black with very generous 3" tan head from slow, cautious pour. Appears to be quite carbonated.
S- Smell isn't too complex and I feel bad for writing this over and over again, but the smell is chocolate covered coffee beans. I feel bad because almost all coffee stouts smell like this to me, but the coffee in this beer is much richer and bolder than usual.
T- Taste is remarkable. First thing I notice is how ridiculously creamy this beer is. I know this is more of a mouthfeel thing, but you can taste the creaminess I think. The coffee is rich, bold, and delicious. Chocolate malt also very apparent and goes nicely with the beer. The coffee really blends nicely with a very hearty deeply roasted malt flavor. The roasted malt and coffee go together perfectly. Slightly warming, but not very noticeable. Alcohol is perfectly hidden by the complex flavors.
M- Mouthfeel is probably the best of any beer I can remember. Viscosity is perfect, carbonation is perfect, and the creaminess is absolutely incredible.
D- Drinkability, given the ABV, is also excellent. Alcohol is masked beautifully by the complex flavors, and, if the beer weren't so damn expensive, I could throw back quite a few of these. (1,229 characters)

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

Interesting beer. As I've never had Indonesian Kopi Lutwak coffee or the cheaper Vietnamese version also made from beans that have passed through a Civet cat. The Vietnamese version is used here, and I was ready to dismiss the coffee as shtick. I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised the intensity of coffee flavor that comes through is amazing, and I don't mean just roastiness or bitterness, but the nice aromatic components of the coffee itself. Fruity and with caramel as well as the rich, roasty notes. Clearly there is a reason people drink the stuff. It works particularly well with the roasted barley notes, licorice, and bitter chocolate of the stout, both in aroma and taste. The pur and mouthfeel are a little strange- nice head, but there is an oiliness from the coffee that is a little much. Pretty big beer, definitely a sipper, but not hot. Very nice beer. (872 characters)

Photo of nickd717
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle from City Beer in SF.

A - Pours an oily black with a great lasting tan head.

S - Aroma of chocolate, roast, vanilla, and of course coffee. No fecal notes, thankfully. Smells great.

T - Flavor is top-notch. Lots of roast and coffee, bitter cocoa, and maybe even a little dark fruit. No fecal matter detectable. This is the best poop-based beverage I've ever had! And that is saying something. After drinking this, I wish I could shovel weasel crap into my mouth by the truckload.

M - Rounds out incredibly well in the end with a full, satisfying mouthfeel and a long finish.

D - A sipper for sure, but keeps you wanting more. (636 characters)

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.