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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 806
Hads: 2,701
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 358
Gots: 551 | FT: 52
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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 BeerFMAndy
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle split and poured into an imperial pint. 10.9% ABV, no date.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for another black-as-night beer!

A - Totally black with an amazing cascading dark chocolate tan head. Massive dense two-and-a-half finger head with low retention and thin lace that looks like textured translucent laminate. Maybe it's all the left-over civet poop.

S - Dry and bitter roasted malts with mild chocolate and a hint of coffee. A bit disappointing in the coffee level for it being brewed with coffee. Very roasted bitter aroma. The oats barely poke through the finish. No civet poop aroma.

T - Deep roasted malts with a drizzle-hint of molasses and a crumble of chocolate flakes but little in the way of coffee again. The oats poke through a little like the aroma but it falls mainly into the roasted malt area. Again, no civet poop flavor.

M - Full-bodied and smooth with a rich feel and flavor. Soft and round, the oats are a nice touch and balance. Mild balance of sweet malts and bitterness. Not filled with chunks of civet poop either so that's nice.

D - Good flavor and good drinkability for it's rich profile but I'm disappointed in both the lack of coffee and civet poop. (I'm kidding about one of the two. Guess which.)

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Photo of Jwale73
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 PT .9 FL OZ bottle served in my Old Stock snifter at 49 degrees. Poured one shade shy of black with a dense, two inch mocha-colored head that sizzled and popped as it gradually condensed, leaving honeycombs and craters in its wake. Head eventually settles into a soapy skim that coalesces around the edges, but is refreshed with a swirl. Some specks and strands of lacing exposed during the tasting. Huge malt bomb of a nose - it smells sweet and syrupy. Roasty, dark fruit, cocoa, molasses and a coffee quality, but not as much as anticipated. Taste follows nose, but not nearly as bold as the nose would suggest; nonetheless, still very sweet and decadent. Finish starts off sweet, but there is also a slight bitterness that also reveals itself once the sweetness dissipates. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a light and tingly carbonation. Not viscous, but definitely a slickness to it. There's also a little bit of residual alcohol heat in the mix. A very tasty beer and far superior to Beer Geek breakfast, but a little steep at $13.99 a bottle. Still definitely worth picking this one up if it is truly a one off.

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Photo of xnicknj
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into tulip

Pours a deep opaque blackness with a fluffy tanned head resting on top. Slick, oily retention across the beer with spotty rings of lacing no the glass.

Very rich and robust in the nose with cocoa, caramel and molasses. Roasted coffee beans and dark malt with a hint of bitterness. Soft alcohol warmth.

Soft notion of bitter hops up front followed by an avalanche of deep, roasted dark malt flavor. Dark chocolate and cocoa with caramel. Some hints of molasses and syrup with a slightly bitter blast of coffee. Burly backbone, full-flavored and overall pretty sweet. Finishes warm and sticky.

Full bodied, decent carbonation, sticky and chewy on the tongue, pretty soft and smooth. A rich beer overall, nice coffee and chocolate flavor.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A few months ago i was affoarded the opportunity to share in a few ounces of this at a tasting and have been waiting patiently ever since for a bottle to call my own.

Pours a rich, creamy and slighlty grainy near black color. Great cap of creamy, dense brown colored head, great retention and lacing. Smell is of bitter cocoa, fresh cream, roasted espresso beans, earth, smoke and wood. What hits you before the taste is the ultra creamy yet still textured mouthfeel... reminicent of chocolate milk made with bitter cocoa powder and whole milk. First taste is of the chocolate, followeed by a much mellower presence of espresso. A unique dark berry like flavor throughout the taste as well as hints of earth. An excellent brew, truly unique in design and taste... one of the rare instances of a "novelty" ingredient and fine craftsmanship combining for one of the best beers around.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the bottle a deep oily sable with a fine-bubbled tan head - very appealing! Aroma is like fine roast coffee with an overtone of molasses and a hint of unsweet chocolate. Flavor is oily and smoky, mainly of molasses and burnt chocolate with a strong touch of coffee and a whisper of grapefruit. Texture is smooth as glass with just a little tingle, and leaves a nice smoky finish.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle poured into a tulip

Ink black on the pour with a one+ finger brown cap. Good retention and loads of lace all the way down the glass. The nose is of dark chocolate, molasses, licorice, coffee grounds, grassy hops, and deep roast. Big, robust nose that just screams intense. The flavor profile is much like the nose. Loads of coffee grounds, dark baker's chocolate, molasses and licorice. Some grassy hops come through in the finish, before another big, bitter sweep of coffee and chocolate. The sweetness from the chocolate, licorice, and molasses help to balance out the overall bitterness. Full-bodied, low carbonation. Smooth, velvety body. This is a beautiful stout in all aspects. Huge aroma, well-integrated bold flavors, great mouthfeel.

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Photo of dar482
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a black color with some brown on the edges.

The aroma just has pure espresso beans with a bit of spice in the back. A bit of vanilla in there without too much sweetness in there.

The flavor follows with a big blast of espresso beans and then there's a huge peppery spice that hits the top of your mouth and back of your throat. There's a hint of booze in there. It's a smooth smooth beer with tons of coffee flavor, a bit of dark chocolate, and then some wonderful drying on the end. It has some sweetness, but is not a truly sweet beer like many big beers of this style.

The body is medium, but light for an oatmeal beer at 10.9%. This is a phenomenal coffee beer.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a viscous opaque black liquid with a dense dark tan colored head and good retention with an extremely thick lace.

S-the nose is a little lighter and quite chalky, lots of ashy aromas. notes of espresso and roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate. finish has a good bit of earthy herbal hops in the back.

T-chalky and ashy, dark chocolate with notes of smooth espresso. earthy hops in the back with herbal and citrusy notes and a light bitter finish.

M-it has a great smooth feel to it, soft and creamy, full bodied with a crisp bite at the finish.

D-this is a pretty big stout, the coffee is somewhat muted behind the chalk and ash. great feel to it and hides the abv quite well.

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Photo of drpimento
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wowee zowee! holy muthablinkin catshit. This bottle courtesy of Paul B; thankee kindly sir. Poured with a tan head. Some lace. Head and lace disappear after a while, but it's so good, who cares. Aroma is a coffee imperial stout, but with some lovely floral characteristics that work perfectly. Floral notes aren't in the flavor, but some malt sweetness is. Sublime. Don't pick up the alcohol much. All hail Mikkeller!!

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Photo of Immortale25
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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

Bottled served in a conical pint glass on 5/2/12

A - Black as night with no light penetrating with a 1 finger tan head with moderate retention and good lacing.

S - Woody, nutty, chocolate, caramel, oatmeal, molasses.

T - A real tug of war between the alcohol, coffee, and sweet candy/sugar note of caramel, molasses especially, and dark chocolate and rich coffee beans. A very complex beer justifying the use of exotic civet droppings, well maybe, it is nice.

M - Full body, low-moderate carbonation with a thick but smooth, chewy, dry finish.

O - Very delicious, would make a fantastic desert beer pairing well with creamy cheeses and a cigar.

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Photo of Bung
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml Bottle. Very dark brown pour, with a small light brown head. Roasted, Coffee and chocolate aromas. Taste is pretty straight forward, roast malt, coffee, bitter coffee and dark chocolates. Just an accent of rolled oats. Some piney hops in the bitters in the middle and finish, but only a little. Soft bubbly, but very solid mouthfeel. Maybe a little better than the breakfast, but not much.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

was feeling like being high class tonight so what says snobby better than an expensive beer made with a rare coffee made from wild cat poop!?!

poured into a tulip glass. here we go!

Appearance: black oily bodied beer with a medium brown head that just caps the top of the beer with half a fingers worth of head.

Smell: a wonderful expresso coffee note that really fills up the room. Roasty dark malts and a little note of brown sugar and molasses adding some mild sweetness to the nose. No smell of cat poop or digestive enzymes are noted in the smell...which is a good thing. Nice smelling Impy Stout!

Taste: Follows the nose to start with upfront expresso coffee that has a moderate bitterness thats just right for this brew. The coffee is very robust and roasty. The coffee notes follow through the beer from start to finish and gives a decent coffee aftertaste, but the coffee notes remain the same. Hints of milk chocolate and I get a small taste of the molasses that got from the nose, but its a subtle taste. Its got that trademark Mikkeller stout taste to it, but this is definately the best tasting black beer I have had from Mikkeller. Dissapointed that it was not more complex, but its still really tastey. No boozy taste to this beer, even when it clocks in at almost 11%.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Silky, velvety, smooth, and drinkable for the style. Impressive! Just a well made beer using quality ingredients(even if the beer was made with cat poop, you gotta love the irony here folks!).

Overall: My favorite Mikkeller beer to date. Recommended you pick it up, if you see it on the shelf. It does live up to the hype & the following, I was not sure if it was going to pull it off. It did!

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a half-litre bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: Very thin dark brown head. Dark, opaque black. Good looking stout. Nice lacing.

S: Tons of coffee. Loads of deep chocolate. Astringent alcohol has an estery, almost floral-fruity character.

T/M: A little bit disappointing after the smell. Thin, lightly carbonated and full of sweet-sourish chocolate malts. The coffee bitterness is rivalled by excellent roasted malt. A little bit creamier after pouring in the remainder of the bottle? The aftertaste is excellent coffee beans, slight vanilla, hint of apple or grape (huh?). Big, punchy, and powerful. Yum.

O: Great beer, but not as excellent as I remembered. Strong, bitter, dark, and serious. What a stout! Another great success from Mikkeller. Recommended. Would have again.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into an imperial pint. Pours black with a one finger tan head that remains throughout. Maintains nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of coffee, caramel, chocolate, and malt. The flavor was of coffee, dark chocolate, malt, caramel, and a creamy followthrough with a lingering coffee flavor upon swallowing. It was heavy on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this quite was a nice brew in all aspects. Not lacking on anything at all. Just wish it were easier to find... Thanks for this one Mikkeller!

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Photo of popery
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Excellent coffee stout. This is a nice, if relatively small, step up from BGB. It’s a full, rich stout with a wonderfully integrated coffee flavor. BGB incorporates coffee quite well (better than anything besides Speedway), and BGBrunch makes that coffee flavor even richer and more luxurious. It’s hard to tell, but it seemed like I could taste the berry and chocolate notes of the coffee. At any rate, the beer is quite good, as well. Lots of gentle roast and rich chocolate. Vanilla and caramel also chime in. Mouthfeel is excellent, smooth and rich. Very little booze. Pours very dark with a small beige head. Great stout.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a small brown head. In the aroma, oaky, whiskey, and a touch boozy. In the taste, just like the aroma, oaky, whiskey, a touch boozy, and a small roast. A smooth and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry coffee presence in the aftertaste. Big oak, big whiskey, big, but quite easy to drink.

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Photo of cbutova
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

A- Pitch black with a dark tan head that builds to a finger in size and retains decently. Nice suds and a fine coat of lace. Good cloud and ring sick around.

S- A great cocoa and coffee balance up front in an aroma with great strength. Dark fruit mixed in as well with a tiny kick of alcohol, very nice.

T- Amazing balance of coffee and cocoa powder. The dark fruit notes blend in excellently. Some definite earthy and grassy tones here. I love how this tastes like dark bitter cocoa powder and not chocolate. ABV hidden amazingly.

MF- Very creamy rich moderate body with smooth carbonation. Slight warmth from the alcohol. Finishes with cocoa in a body that should be a bit thicker.

DB- Very expensive but worth it for this great, unique cocoa powder fruit taste. The coffee could be a bit stronger but it might just taste slightly different because it is pooped out. Great beer, worth having again if I can afford it.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Very dark brown, almost black. Huge brown head foamed up on mine from an aggressive pour, had to wait for a bit for it to come down. Huge bubble head, not all that attractive, but left some very nice lacing on the sides and supurb throughout the drink.

S - Wonderful sweet cocoa aroma, espresso and coffee bean, and a nice roasted malt smell. This is definately on the sweet side.

T - Actually think the coffee takes a backseat to a sweet cocoa powder smell, and something oddly sweet, maybe a berry or light licorice flavor? Wish I could pick out exactly what it was, not unpleasant, but slightly too dominating in the taste. Nice roasty malts and coffee bean back, it's very good, but too sweet for me.

M - Nice and smooth, carbonation gives it a minimal bite that works well, full bodied, but not super heavy like a lot of big stouts.

D - Sweetness knocked this one down for me just a little bit on the drinkability factor. Did the bomber, but was struggling at the end.

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Photo of mynie
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Pint in West Lafayette, IN.

So it's hip to drink feces now? Man, I'm always five years ahead of the curve.

This is a complicated and excellently brewed beer, but it could be fairly reviewed in two simple words: Perfectly Smooth. Just--wow. This is far and away the smoothest high-ABV coffee stout I've ever had. It's like a candied hybrid beverage that takes everything good about coffee and everything good about sweet stouts and has them melt into one another with no trace of anything offputting sneaking in.

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Photo of Pencible
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured 100% pitch black with moderate dark tan head. It smelled like burnt coffee and creamy dark chocolate, with a bit of roasted barley and alcohol. It tasted like fresh roasted coffee and cream, with creamy dark chocolate, and a hint of alcohol. It was fairly thick with some carbonation, and had a smooth bitter coffee aftertaste. Overall this had one of the best coffee flavors of any beer (up there with Tyranena's Devil Made Me Do It). The Kopi Luak is not just a gimmick. The coffee is so bold yet so smooth in the aftertaste. This beer also had great body, with only slightly noticeable alcohol, so it was all too easy to drink. It was tough to restrain myself to only sipping, but I wanted to make my glass last. A pricey beer, but definitely worth the expense if you like coffee stouts.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a-Poured a stunning chocolate black with a thick creamy one finger head in my oversized snifter. Had a beer geek bacon early today and although this beer looks similar, it lacks some of the shine that the bacon had.

s-Deliciousness. Vanilla cream coffee with hints of cocoa. Somewhat spicey as well. There is a crisp spicey tingle to the smell that is really interesting, but really nice.

t-Thick and knock you off your socks coffee dominates the flavor. It is a SUPER roasty coffee flavor. The coffee is dark and rich

m-Thick almost sludgy but not in a bad way. Like indulging in a godiva hot chocolate.

d-Unreal beer. The coffee is really something else and would love to try it on it's own. Once getting over the whole weasel thing, I'm glad I checked this out. It is no doubt that this coffee bean is so sought after. A real treat, but not necessarily something to drink a lot of. The alcohol is undetectable in this one.

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Photo of warnerry
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a thick, opaque black with a finger of brown head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving a trail of lacing behind.

S - Up front smell is intense deep coffee, accompanied by roasted malts, CHOCOLATE, and slight aromas of fruit.

T - Like the aroma, coffee completely dominates, which, as a coffee lover, I support. Wonderful flavor; some roasted, almost burnt malts, then comes some chocolate notes.

M - nice medium/heavy mouthfeel. This completely coats the palate in a wonderful way.

D - Some apparent abv drops drinkability a little, but this is fantastic for someone who loves both beer and coffee.

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Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wish I hadn't read about the coffee used in this beer.

Appearance. Pours pitch black with 1.5 fingers of dark tan head that leaves some great lacing.

Smell. Molasses, dark coffee, roasty malts, and a little licorice.

Taste. Dark roasted malts, dark coffee and unsweetened chocolate, a little bit of licorice and sweet tobacco. Only a little sweetness overall and quite bitter.

Mouthfeel. Fairly full body with smooth lower carbonation.

Overall. This is one big bad roasty stout. Bad in a good way, of course! ;-P I really enjoyed it, despite knowing that some of what went into my mouth was pooped out by a rat-like creature...

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Photo of gford217
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1pt .9oz bottle poured into a snifter.

The pour is gorgeous with a huge fluffy tan head on top of a pitch black body. The head lingers as a big cap for the duration and leaves tons of lacing.

The aroma is massive with dominant smells of dark sweet malts and roasted coffee. Neither dominates the other and make for an extremely well balanced nose.

I have to admit to being slightly biased as I love coffee infused beers, but, damn, the taste is extraordinary. It's got the roasted coffee playing a prominent role but there is none of the bitterness that often goes along with it. The sweet dark malts form a great backbone with some chocolate and licorice. Hints of smoke linger in the finish along with a perfect coffee aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is nothing short of perfection. Good carbonation combined with a heavier body produces the ideal velvety finish that you strive for.

Well, this just blew me away. The look and aroma were pretty darn good, but after the first sip, I was hooked. This is a truly exceptional beer - a perfectly balanced coffee stout. Go get this now.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.