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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 1746
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%


Brewed by:
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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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airohead2001

Illinois

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

HUGE thanks to glazeman for sharing this one - a beer I thought I would never have the opportunity to try. The highlight of our tasting.

A - Beautiful, one finger head with excellent retention and lacing. Black as night - a truly wonderful looking beer.

S - A strangely wonderful smell - aged meat, bacon, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and cream.

T - Taste is rich and very complex. Layers of figs, chocolate, and coffee. The finish is slightly sour with a touch of alcohol.

M - Thick and chewy - just what I was hoping for, with great carbonation.

D - High drinkability, but it is limited by the heat of the alcohol and the sour finish. Overall, an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 18:44:19 | More by airohead2001
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kylehayworth

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 12:21:30 | More by kylehayworth
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hu5om

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
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?

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 01:41:22 | More by hu5om
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antlerwrestler19

Nebraska

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours oily black with a creamy caramel brown head that only slowly fades - once I start to sip some weblike lacing clings around the tulip. The smells are big and bold hinting in with black licorice, bitter dark chocolate with a belgian/bitter/almost sour twang to it, vanilla, burnt marshmallows and sugars. The taste is extremely pungent and bold - a real kick to the palate. There is an eruption of bitter coffee and cocoa and a campfire s'more chocolate smokiness to it, but it's as if it is almost a bit sour from how pungent the flavors are (assuming from the digested coffee beans from the weasel critters - thanks little dudes). Milky smooth with a very little amount of carbonation fill this beer out nicely. I could drink this with a civet cat, in a hat, warm or cold, it's deliciously bold....I do I do I do love this brew.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 03:44:19 | More by antlerwrestler19
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cpmichael

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Founders snifter

A: Pours a dark espresso color, with a rich reddish-brown tan head.

S: Coffee, malts, hints of carmel and chocolate.

T: Day-old drip coffee(the coffee is there, but it just really isn't all that good) roasted malts, chocolate. \

M/D: Full-bodied, thick and creamy. I thought it seemed a little too hot for my liking.

Overall: A pretty good beer, but it isn't anything to cream yourself over. I'll probably try one again in a few months to see if things settled down.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 02:22:06 | More by cpmichael
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tippebrewcrew2

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I split this bottle with a buddy of mine. It is listed as an imperial stout but it reminded me a lot of peche mortel-coffee stout all the way. Lactose and fine coffee on the nose with a hint of poo? kidding about the poo! No alcohol to mention and extremely velvety with lots of coffee upfront, in the middle, and at the end. The coffee flavors just changed from tannic upfront to dark roasted to a lively tart bite at the end. I must seek for any BA. Glad I dropped the coin on it

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 06:39:59 | More by tippebrewcrew2
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ohmybock

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah...the infamous weasel beer!

This beer poured with a rocky, volatile, big-bubbled head and a nice, dark body. The head then dissipated fairly quickly leaving a lasting slight ring. I wasn't sure what to expect from the aroma, but it was surprisingly reserved in the coffee department. There was a bit of dark-malt character and maybe even a hint of tartness, but otherwise it was kind of dull. I expected a strong dose of coffee, but it didn't find it. The flavor was better, though. The taste has a rush of dry-ish/dark malts up front, some English yeast characteristics, dark sweet-ish fruit later on, and a touch of coffee. Again, the coffee character is milder than I expected. In fact, the coffee almost gets lost within what would normally be just a coffee-style character from various roasted malts. If nothing else, this was a fun beer to try, and I liked it more than the regular Beer Geek Breakfast.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 21:02:22 | More by ohmybock
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hippityhops85

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottled that's been cellared about 6 months. Pour is jet black with a nice inch head. Lots of stickiness with this beer.

The nose is absolutely awesome. First you're punched in the face by the coffee, which is definitely a dark and bitter brew, then you're thrown dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a nutty aroma.

The taste is pretty one sided in my opinion. All I could really pull out of this brew was coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. The heat is quite apparent.

The mouthfeel is interesting as well: medium amount of carbonation and the beer is THICK. Nice combination.

The drinkability on this guy is low. Splitting a bottle between some friends is probably the best way to go.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 14:54:33 | More by hippityhops85
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mjn5036

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had the pleasure of having this beer a few times; just finally getting around to reviewing it.

22oz bottle poured into a White Birch glass. This one pours and aggressively daunting looking black with coca-cola colored highlights that may only be seen whilst in mid-pour. A massive, crushed Oreo cookie colored head cascades into life. The head looks like an impenetrable force; solid as a rock. It slowly fades out of existence and leaves behind it some really decent looking lace. What a great looking head though!

The nose on this guy is almost what I was hoping for. Freshly ground and roasted black coffee, bitter chocolate and burnt oatmeal cookies make up the profile. The nose is really quite satisfying but lacking a few elements I would have liked to pick up on.

The taste seems to be on par with the nose, but then becomes a bit overwhelming for me. An intense wave of coffee is what hits my taste buds first. It is very bitter, and almost seems acrid. It is like a pot of coffee being made with too much water; the flavors are over-diluted and you are left with a lingering bitterness. The chocolate just manages to squeeze through at the finish but is too muted to help at this point.

The prickly carbonation helps the drinkability on this one. It is actually modestly smooth but a bit less chewy and viscous than I was originally hoping for. The alcohol is clearly present to me but not overbearing.

Overall, this one wasn't bad by any means, I did enjoy it. I simply found it to be a bit too much. The bitter coffee notes ran wild and subdued the other subtle flavors I was hoping to find here. I really wish to try the regular version of this beer now as I think that will be more suitable to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 05:08:50 | More by mjn5036
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ixodus

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark as night with a thick one finger chocolate colored head that gently falls into a slight haze on the surface and a small foam ring around the glass. Leaves spotted lacing as it's sipped down.

S: Sharp alcohol esters, bitter dark chocolate and roasted dark malts. A slight smell of espresso is also noticeable.

T: At first sip I get a nice bitter, but not too bitter taste of rich dark coffee the intertwines with dark chocolate and small hints of dark fruit. Mid palate the chocolate really dominates the taste and slowly fades into a lingering coffee after taste. The finish really sticks with you for a long time.

M: Thick and viscous with soft carbonation.

O: I've heard great things about this beer so I purchased a few bottles. After getting home I read the bottle and realized it was brewed with Civet droppings.. This definitely made me a little skeptical. Well, apparently I'm partial to cat shit.. but only the finest! I definitely recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 20:46:05 | More by ixodus
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sentomaster

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black with a nice mocha colored head that subsides into a thin covering.

Smell: Bits of vanilla, smooth, rich chocolate, and a deep, but not overpowering, coffee aroma that rides on a wave of chocolately oatmeal smoothness.

Taste/Mouth: Rich, smooth, velvety, slick and delicious. This is definitely the best oatmeal I've had. Tastes like FBS on steroids. The mouthfeel is so luscious it's insane. Sweet and slighty bitter roasted malts mix with coffee, chocoloate, oats, smoke; all in a sublime smoothness. The way all these notes intermingle and pop in and out is awesome. Very robust and complex without being over the top at all. An unbelievably fantastic berry note joins the mix and adds a perfect complimentary sweetness and twang. A marionberry sweetness with a blueberry twang. You have to try to find the alcohol, but it's there, warming the palate ever so slightly.

Drinkability: unreal for a big beer. it's just so smooth and luscious it begs for you to take the next sip and savor. On tap this was the smoothest beer I think I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2011 14:44:36 | More by sentomaster
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angelogarcia3

New York

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This exceptional beer is really fantastic. The deep as midnight with a thick light brown head leaving a thin mustache on my lips. A nose full of caramel, chocolate, and cappucino. The thickness and smoothness in the mouth give way to a deep cappuccino taste with a hint of bitterness at the finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 19:02:38 | More by angelogarcia3
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CowsandBeer

Kansas

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 03:26:40 | More by CowsandBeer
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fiver29

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yes! This beer is the shit!! Bottle pours pitch black with tan head. Aromas are simply amazing. Strong coffee, chocolate, and more coffee. Has a medium heavy mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose. Has a strong coffee characteristic, a creaminess, dark chocolate, and finishes with brown sugar. I could drink this all night. Its such a wonderful brew. I may have to break the bank and pick up another bottle or two. Wow.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 19:41:35 | More by fiver29
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into snifter.

A Black, syrupy, dark brown head that is not too thick and dissipates fairly quickly.

S Bitter coffee bean. Very strong. Toffee. Cocoa. Sugary malt.

T Fantastic blend of flavors: Rich coffee, bitter dark chocolate, molasses, caramel, raisin and plum. All of this melds so well together. All are prevalent but none overpower.

M Full. Finishes with a bit of afterburn and the coffee lingers.

O One of the best, if not the best, non bourbon barrel aged stouts I have ever had. Just perfectly done. The aroma, taste, and lingering aftertaste are just awesome. Beautiful.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 04:03:41 | More by PieOhMy
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very fortunate to get this as an extra in a trade from Pisano! Thanks so much man!

A- Pours pitch black with a dark brown, 3-finger head of tight bubbles that retains well but leaves only a bit of lacing.

S- The aroma is full of dark chocolate, brown sugar, dark roast coffee, vanilla, oak. Oatmeal, and roasted grains are also prevalent. Very alluring aroma!

T- A sweet, malt-forward flavor initially. Chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla are all prevalent. This gives way to bitter roasted malts, and some vinous/earthy hop character in the middle. It finishes smooth, oakey, and a little bit hot/boozy.

M- The mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and smooth. An excellent mouthfeel other than being a bit boozy.

O- Overall this is a kick-ass oatmeal stout! I can't believe this isn't a barrel aged beer! The only drawbacks are it is a little too boozy and left very little lacing, but an amazing beer none the less!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 05:42:33 | More by SadMachine
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.36/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 01:40:41 | More by lunarbrew
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mymrnngjckt

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a standard shaker glass. Appearance is a very dark brown color with less than one finger of head. The smell if very robust. The smell is roasted espresso beans to a whole new level. Almost a burn smell. The taste matches the smell. This beer has the richest roasted coffe flavor of any beer I have consumed. The mouth feel is very thick and enjoyable. I would reach for this agian but I would have to be in the mood for coffee.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 22:53:34 | More by mymrnngjckt
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hrking

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
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...

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 23:47:23 | More by hrking
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NeedBeerHere

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 02:09:03 | More by NeedBeerHere
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chalsk

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Has an aroma of roast, vanilla, chocolate, and soy. Has a sweet roasty taste with some coffee bitters on the back end and a nice velvety chocolate finish. A little coffee spice that lingers. Creamy and smooth. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 02:02:43 | More by chalsk
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uturn

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml capped bottle poured into a La Chouffe glass.

So I'm going to be tasting a beer made with weasel poop. Well not really the poop, but the coffee beans which were pooped out. Just hoping that the beans were cleaned 1st.

A: The beer pours very thick and dark (maybe the beans weren't cleaned 1st) leaving a thin dark tan head.

S: The nose was all espresso and dark chocolate with a mild bit of carmel.

T: The taste was of dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate and only a hint of the 10.9% abv.

M: The mouth feel was thick, smooth and rich.

D: For a coffee stout at 10.9%abv, its drinkabilty is good.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 19:58:49 | More by uturn
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macktbone

California

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decided to try this when we heard about the origin. Something this different has to be put to the hype test.

A- completely black with a sticky, lacey, carbonated head of dark brown. The head floats almost above the beer with a oily separation from the body. This grabs onto to sides of the glass and refuses to let go.

S- Cocoa, and coffee. A musty smell and a little bit of gym sock.

T- Stong coffee backbone and a warming alcohol feel but not enough to effect the taste. A solid aftertaste of licorice.

M- Slight creamy feel but very gritty. Feels good on the toungue but the oilyness sticks to the roof of my mouth.

D- Strong flavors give this a good pupose and would be great to test your palet but one time is enough. Glad to try it but probably a one time deal.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 19:06:09 | More by macktbone
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Stavage

Australia

4.75/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 23:40:11 | More by Stavage
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kk73

Hawaii

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage poured into a glass from a 500ml bottle.

A - Looks what a stout should look like. Poured black with a one finger mocha colored head that faded into a ring around the glass. Lacing was awesome and slowly crawled down the glass.

S - Boy, for it being brewed with coffee sure not getting much. Mostly ashy tobacco and smoky aromas. Also get some roasted malts and some carmel and toffee. Not enough coffee.

T - Creamy, chocolate but not much coffee taste either. Some spicy hop bitterness and smoke. The alcohol is evident and not completely hidden, but not overly harsh.

M - Very smooth and creamy and medium bodied. Not overly carbonated, I would say just right.

D - I would say this is a sipper. One pint would be just enough. Not overly drinkable but still a good beer. Wish I had reviewed the '09, because this was not equal to that vintage.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 05:17:38 | More by kk73
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