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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,247
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 335
Gots: 410 | FT: 30
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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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Ratings: 2,247 | Reviews: 745 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very expensive 500 ml at Beerbistro, recent batch left by the Denmark merchant fleet, and tested by our local large government at 9.4%. This is a top beer for coffee lovers. It pour black with great white head that becomes increasingly brown and much lace is left as it sinks in the glass. A sipper, with a sharp and overwhelming coffee presence. Taste is chocolately. A profound bitterness, with malt behind it. Just don't gulp it too soon. Full mouthfeel, well roasted though not burnt. Perhaps a quarter cup of the actual strong coffee. Not the best coffee I have tasted, and not the best imperial stout of so many good ones I have enjoyed of late.

Sammy, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the Protest Bottle Share For LA Beer Week held at Red Carpet Wine in Glendale, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and slight dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better smell in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -7.4%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

zestar, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

G: Poured into an oversized snifter.

A: Pours a very, very dark brown with a good amount of bright-brown head. Plenty of carbonation and excellent lacing.

S: Sweet espresso and dark cherries coming in over and plenty of dark, bitter coffee.

T: Not getting much of the oatmeal, but the coffee is definitely present in large amounts. There are some hints of bitter dark chocolate, as well as some sweetness, mostly consonant with dark dried cherries.

M: Medium to full bodied without a ton of carbonation. The alcohol is present, but not overpowering.

D: Lacking in complexity compared with the gems of the style. Still, however, a very nice brew.

Thorpe429, May 11, 2009
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a finger high creamy tan head that slowly faded away and left lacy patterns of bubbles floating on the surface.
S: There are aromas of dark roasted malts and coffee beans in the nose. As the beer warms up, the smell also has some hints of alcohol.
T: The taste is moderately bitter and has flavors of dark roasted malts and coffee beans along with some hints of chocolate. There are some notes of alcohol in the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and a bit creamy with a slight amount of carbonation. There are some hints of warming from the alcohol in the finish.
D: This beer is definitely one that needs to be sipped because of the alcohol content, but it's something that I would definitely want to try again.

metter98, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -7.4%

GRG1313, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +15.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +3%
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

brentk56, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting take on the coffee infused Stout movement- an Oatmeal Stout. A silky smooth style with moderate roastiness combined with a nutty creme coffee could do the trick.

The beer pours with all the confidence, color, and viscocity of an Imperial Stout. However the foamstance is short-lived and carbonation fades rather quickly.

Bold aromas of coffee and alcohol takes the forefront while the softer oatmeal and Stout qualities take a steadfast position in the background. Nutty, roasty, toasty aromas work into a lather as the malts release slight caramel and heavy cream notes.

Flavors react much the same. Sharp coffee flavor dominates the medium Stout taste. Kona and Columbian coffees come to mind as I don't relate the the actual coffee beans used here. Nutty, and buttery coffee tones work well with the caramelized malts while contributing heavy toast, charred applewood, and bitter cocoa powder.

The mouthfeel, however, is where the beer takes a hit. The sharpness, bitterness, and astringency of the coffee completely over-power the timid nature of the Oatmeal Stout. This diminishes the fullness, creaminess, and chewiness of the base beer. Heavy alcohols give a paint-thinner sensation to the texture and taste of the beer. This isn't as prevailant in Russian Imerial versions of coffee Stouts.

Ultimately a fine beer but it pails in comparisons to the coffee infused Russian Imperial versions. Not in the class with the Dark Horizons and KBS of the world.

BEERchitect, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a dark brown color head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is quite particular and very interesting. Taste is a nice mix between some unique dry coffee that is very well balanced by some black chocolate malt with lingering bitterness form the roasted cereal. Body is full with a creamy palate and some great carbonation with no apparent alcohol which is nice considering this is sometime an issue with this brewer. Very much well done but still don't totally get the hype surrounding this beer.

Phyl21ca, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beer Geek Brunch (Weasel) is so named because one of the ingredients is Vietnamese Ca Phen Chon coffee that is made from the droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The animals eat the red coffee cherries, but the coffee bean itself remains undigested. The coffee is prized because a unique combination of stomach enzymes breaks down the proteins that give coffee its bitterness.

Espresso black that crowds the edges of the glass so completely that no highlights are seen. The dark caramel colored head filled the vast majority of the glass on the pour... and is still thicker than the beer several minutes later. Calling the appearance incredible would not be out of line.

Even though I'm not a coffee drinker, coffee-added stouts are some of the best smelling beers that I've experienced (and that includes the hoppy ones). This big brew is bursting with bittersweet chocolate and black coffee in surprisingly equal measure. Expectations are high...

... and expectations have definitely been met, and possibly even exceeded. Beer Geek Brunch (Weasel) is at least as good as Beer Geek Breakfast, and that's saying something. This ale's considerably higher ABV was a stroke of genius because it cranks flavor intensity up to epic proportions.

Again, it's odd that coffee doesn't run roughshod over the other members of the flavor profile. Actually, I prefer it this way since the beer tastes like a coffee-accented Imperial stout rather than a stout-accented glass of cold coffee. Too bad this isn't a bomber.

The second pour gave me no choice but to award the ultimate appearance score. A huge and majestic crown of some of the darkest foam ever seen has just been recreated. Given its incredible persistence, there's no place for lace to stick.

Flavors include dark chocolate, sugar-crusted coffee beans, blackstrap molasses, vanilla bean and an incredible amount of black licorice/anise. Civet shit isn't appreciated. There's even an undercurrent of citrus zesty American hops, which makes sense when Mikkeller is the brewery in question. I'm a huge fan of these guys. Huge!

Body/mouthfeel is the only place where this world-class ale loses a little steam. It's silky smooth, but lacks the required heft and chewiness for the style and the ABV. It isn't a negative per se, more like less of a positive than the other attributes.

Mikkeller Beek Geek Brunch (Weasel) is one of the finest coffee-added big stouts in the world. It took until the bottom third of the bottle, but I've finally come to the realization that this is the best beer of 2010 so far. Bottom line: a stunning achievement from one of the world's best craft breweries.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of kylehay2004
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: thin dark tan head that dissipates rapidly on a jet black body with no light passing through.

S: rich, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate. The coffee has a very nice tangy character to it. aroma is nicely strong.

T: the coffee flavors are unlike others I have had. These are dry and espresso like but with a smokey, tangy and sweet note as well. Very unique.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation, smooth with a semi dry finish and coffee lingering deep into the aftertaste.

Overall: This is a very unique beer. For coffee lovers this is a must try beer. Very memorable

kylehay2004, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
4.75/5  rDev +10%

jaydoc, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -7.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a very, very big beer indeed. I was very excited to try this one from the first moment I heard it was coming out. Served at cellar temp and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 03/05/2009.

The pour was damn near perfect. Rich, dark black in color with a huge tan head that came up over the top and settled down slowly and even at its lowest it was still a good half inch above the black gold beneath it. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate dominated the aroma. Very big with lots of sweet hints rolled in to it. This one meant business. Rich, feull bodied feel with a perfect mix up thickness and carbonation. Huge flavor, nice roasted coffee and sweet chocolate notes layered on top of rich bourbon like alcohol. A huge and very delicous beer that I am thrilled to be enjoying..

mikesgroove, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of womencantsail
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one comes courtesy of imperialking who is the man when it comes to knocking beers off of my wants list.

A: The pour is black with a thin tan head on top which has some very nice retention and lacing.

S: The nose is definitely heavy on the coffee with plenty of roasted malt as well.

T: I was surprised that the flavor had the level of depth that it did. Certainly lots of coffee and roasted malt, but a nice amount of chocolate with a touch of smokiness.

M: The body is medium with a slightly tingly carbonation which I wasn't expecting.

D: Probably the best Mikkeller beer I've had to date. Great coffee flavor and aroma and a solid all around beer.

womencantsail, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of Knapp85
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is much like the regular Beer Geek Breakfast.'I really couldn't find too much of a difference really. The beer poured out as dark black color with a great big brown head on it. The smell is full of coffee and chocolate. The taste of the beer is very rich, highly roasted and creamy. The mouthfeel is thick and lightly carbonated. Overall the beer is very good, would like to have again but it is a little pricy so it may be a while before it comes my way again.

Knapp85, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -7.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

550ml bottle - $12.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits

Appearance: Pours out a jet black body with a frothy, tan-hued head of considerable size.

Smell: Darkened malts with face-aimed roundhouse kicks of roast and even mercilessly charred barley -- plus all the notes later mentioned in the taste. Pleasant coffee concentrate scent that's an absolute joy to smell.

Taste: Instantly, a strong, roasty coffee flavor hits the tongue without any remorse and even lasts well beyond the finish. Abundant, amply sweet tastes of melted dark chocolate morsels, blackstrap molasses, anise, scalded heavy cream, vanilla, and even a goodly-sized pinch of Mac Baren vintage Syrian tobacco join the fray. Flavors of dark fruits and stewed licorice deftly slide into the taste. Some warming, peppery alcohol hints. Bitterish blend of creosote and pine needles, along with all the roast provides more than enough balance to all the supple, chewy maltiness. Finishes rather roasty with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Though pricey, it's still a beer I wholly recommend, provided you enjoy hefty stouts and coffee. In terms of stouts, Mikkeller is now 2 for 4 with me. I didn't really care for either Black or Black Hole, but Beer Geek Breakfast was a real treat. Beer Geek Brunch is a beer to thoughtfully sip and savor, maybe while watching an episode of "House", though it's hard not to just gulp it down with much aplomb. The 500ml emptied despairingly quickly.

ChainGangGuy, May 04, 2009
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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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