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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 795
Hads: 2,656
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 346
Gots: 544 | FT: 50
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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 doopiedoopiedoo
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Three Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Beers lined up. Weasel, Weasel Bourbon and Weasel Highland edition.

This is the Weasel.
Batch 470
Brewed de 1st 2009
From a 500ml bottle into a snifter.

Comes out thick, looks pitch black one finger tan foam. Head fades rather quickly.

Big bold nose. Tons of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.

Full coffee flavored stout mixed with chocolate flavors. Lots of bitterness on the finish.

Thick creamy mouthfeel, full body and nice amount of carbonation.

This is a great coffee stout. Almost like drinking a iced coffee. Loving it and would pick it up again if I saw it in the store. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!

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Photo of mjn5036
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

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Photo of chicagobeerriot
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours completely opaque black with a thick mocha head that creates some nice lacing. Can't really ask for more in terms of appearance.

The smell is a welcome mix of dark and milk chocolate, dark roast espresso, dark plum, port and tobacco.

Mouthfeel is on the thick side for the style. Very light carbonation helps create a coat-the-back-of-your-mouth oil slick.

Down the hatch. Although there is a very strong coffee flavor here, it isn't overly charred which lets some of the complexity to develop on the palate. On one layer you get the espresso and chocolate flavors, but the beer also has a layer of fruit and port that provides a surprisingly delicate sweetness on top of the strong earthy foundation. There's also a mesquite smoke note that helps bind things together. The beer rewards repeated sips as there are a lot of flavors to process that also blend well as a whole. As far as my taste buds are concerned, this beer is world class. I just wish the mouthfeel wasn't quite so thick.

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Photo of Lldeegan
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out thick and black with a small, light mocha colored head.
Dark coffee aroma, big malt presence, some wood notes, vanilla and dark fruit.
The taste is sweet and dark malt, with rich coffee flavors throughout and a bitter finish. Notes of dark, semi-sweet chocolate, espresso and vanilla and wood are all there supporting the flavors.
This is a full-bodied beer, rich with light carbonation, which lends to it not being too heavy to drink. Sticky on the palate and not too oily of a mouthfeel.
Maybe it's the fact that I know its made with these special coffee beans, but I really liked this beer. I love the coffee element in stouts and this is my new favorite. It's a bit expensive at around $13 for a bottle, but absolutely worth it if you want to splurge, like coffee beers, or just want to be able to say you drank weasel poop. All good reasons in my mind.

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Photo of Lukie
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out a pitch black, thick as oil, with super brown dark rich head, that dissipitates into a ring of brown lace around the outskirts of the liquid. This is what an Imperial Stout should look like.

Huge rich coffee, with hints of tobacco, licorice, really dark cocoa chocolate. An aroma of slight alcohol creeps through, but the intense aromas of coffee keep it in line.

Flavour is really rich cocoa chocolate with hints of caramel, that give way to big, fresh, and sweet coffee. A slight bitterness from the coffee comes through, as if it was freshly perculated. The front of the mouth has a hint of cloying alcohol sweetness, but it fades off very quickly.

You can't expect much more from an Imperial Stout. It is huge, roasty, sweet, desserty, delicious. It is only second to Beer Geek Breakfast in my book, but damn, those two are a cut above the rest. So easy to drink aswell.

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Photo of SeatsTaken
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of tbrown4
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap -> tall tulip at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD. A buddy tipped me off on this one being on tap, I went on over to check it out. I'm a big fan of what Mikkeller is doing. I enjoyed the "breakfast" version quite a bit.

A - Pitch black, thin off-white head, no carb presence, nice webbed lacing

S - Has a very dry aura to it. It's kind of hard to describe. Almost vacuum like. There's not too much to it, but it does seem to repel all other aromas. This really threw me for a loop as I was expected a big coffee nose.

T - Sharp dark roasted coffee note, savory and almost salty notes in the middle, clean sour and tart finish.

M - Medium bodied, slight alcohol warmth but not nearly what I expected from a 10.9% brew.

O - As described, this is awesome for brunch. You've been up for a while and don't need the string aroma to wake you up, but you want some of that coffee flavor. Full flavored and high abv make this a very nice early afternoon sipper. I'd get this again without question.

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Photo of kmatlack
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip glass. A beer my wife got me as an Easter gift, been in the cellar about 6 months now.

A- A rather agressive pour renders a lively mocha head that came up to the rim of my glass. After a few minutes it settled down to a one finger head sitting on top of a deep deep black beer as dark as the night. Very good looking beer, seems like i cant get enough of the look of imperial stouts.

S- On the front of the nose i get alot of super earthy aromas followed by coffee, then some bready sweetness and some chocolate. Upon shaking up my glass and getting another deep whif, theres alot of smoky aromas. Again there is alot of earthy coffee. You can tell this isnt just any coffee in this beer. Not and extremely complex smelling beer but man, it smells good.

T- Sweet, malty, roasty, coffee followed by more sweetness with a very clean finish. Not alot of aftertaste here. Second sip renders more coffee, chocolate, some caramel finished off a little boozy. Like the nose, the palate brings up that very intense earthy coffee, fantastic.

M- Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, not thin but not thick.

O- Overall a fantastic imperial stout. Im glad i have since purchased more of these to enjoy later. I recommend this beer to all the stout lovers out there.

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Photo of Ready4aHeady
3.29/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Tulip glass from bottle, purchased early 2014

A: Pitch black, thin tan head, lacing on glass

S: Unsweetened chocolate, faint coffee and vanilla, some dark fruit

T: Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, and raisins; gets sweeter on the finish.

M: Fairly thin, smooth but not creamy.

O: A very tasty stout, complex, more bitter than sweet. I prefer a little sweeter and creamier but definitely worth drinking.

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Photo of mugglesandhops
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Davey brought this and some other Mikkellers back from Portland for me a while back so we finally decided to crack one open and give it a try. Poured 22oz. bottle into snifter. Pours black with a big frothy tan head, great lacing on the sides of my glass. Huge coffee and chocolate smell right away and it carries on into the taste as well. Very thick feeling, creamy, velvety. wish I had a couple more of these.

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Photo of ejquin
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: As good as it gets for a stout to me. Dark as night and a nice thick fluffy brown head that fades to a half finger.

S: Coffee, of course, with a nice milky vanilla tone to it, some chocolate as well and hops

T/M: Nice and thick and really smooth. Very very "deep" flavor. Espresso strong coffee notes with really dark chocolate. Fades to nice fruit elements and ends on roasted malt and slightly bitter espresso. Alcohol comes through on finish but not overwhelming.

Ovr: To be honest, I haven't loved Mikkeller's beers in the past, and wasn't in love with beer geek breakfast, but this...this is a really good one.

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Photo of gcasher
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle cellar temp
Big mocha head thin and bubbly dissipates right away
Smells wonderful
Tastes of rich roasted malt, gourmet coffee, and some bitter hops on the finish
The alcohol is upfront and burns, unpleasantly.
Overall, a delicious beer, but could be much better with less alcohol

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Photo of alli4051
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic.

Pours a deep, viscous, black. Almost completely devoid of light with a thick, creamy, dark tan head. Nose is strong scents of coffee, molases, cocoa, and a faint hint of hops. Taste is more of the same. Coffee and cocoa notes really dominate here. Thick chewy mouthfeel that isn't too sticky. Even at 10.9% still a very drinkable beer. Glad that this one lived up to the hype.

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Photo of JulioH
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice beer.

Pours a nice dark beer. A little brown foam forms at the top. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and that Imperial quality of stouts. Taste is somewhat bitter, coffee, but then it is sweet and absolutely addicting. Very well balanced beer, may get you tipsy. Easy to drink, alcohol is almost not noticeable. Body is syrupy, perfect.

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Photo of PapaEugene
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of teamizm
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet.

A - pitch black, like strong black coffee. 1/4 inch head and dissipates right away.

S - Strong acidic coffee smell. I've never had weasel coffee before, but it has a very unique aroma.

T - Coffee, espresso, slightly acidic, bitter finish that hangs around the throat.

M - Thin, acidic. Very unique.

D - The lingering coffee bitterness makes this a little tough to throw down quickly, but definitely drinkable over an hour or so sitting.

Interesting jelly like sludge at the bottom of the bottle. Weasel poop!!

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Photo of Bananaman
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Ljunkan for ordering the box o' 12 bottles of this one and sharing 4 with me!

Brunch Weasel pours a delicate black/red almost coffee-ish colour with a huge light-brown foam. Looks delicious!

Smells is full of coffee (of course!) and some nice fruity notes. There are a lot of hops and malts in this one as well. One thing is a bit funny though, you can almost smell that it's brewed at Nøgne Ø.

The taste is even better than the smell! Lots of bitter coffee, some sweetness, almost like brown sugar. But there are also a lot of hops, but not in that extremely bitter way, more aromatic.

What can I say, this one goes straight onto my top 20 list of all time.

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Photo of slayer3604
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn...What can I say about spending $15 on used monkey shit and burned grain?
Answer: "HELL YES".

This is an awesome brew that I might just spend another $15 on. Can't see much happening if cellared but fresh like this is outstanding.

A-Kind of looks like Guinness, even with the way the bubbles cascade down the outside of the glass. Opaque, impenetrable blackness with a dirty tan head. Nice, but just a 4.

S-One of the most complex noses I've ever had....earthy like a dank ass Bordeaux, sweet and ample like a milk stout, roasty like an unforgiving barleywine and not a HINT of the 10.9% that lays beneath, give or take some vanilla and spice.

T-Creamy, roasty, coffee-like (Well, I'd hope....excrement and stout are the two selling points...), vanilla, nice little bitter pinch in the finish with some creamy notes sticking their faces in the door every now and then. Pretty damn amazing, actually. There are very few beers from Mikkeller that I am JAZZED about, but this is definitely a beer that will make me reevaluate trying some of the stuff from them that I havn't tried yet.

M- Thick, full, lasting and CLEAN. Not getting any soy-sauce, or tar in this beer, whatsoever.

D-Very drinkable for its content. Very drinkable for the idea. So drinkable, in fact, that the Alaskan Barley Wine I just popped will have to wait until this puppy is drained.

THANK YOU, Mikkeller, and thanks for opening my eyes on this.

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Photo of DrewZ926
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a- pours a jet black body with a thin fading mocha head. settles with a nice mocha/khaki edge.

s- chocolate and coffee...after the initial barrage, i'm able to pick up some chocolate covered cherries, chocolate syrup, and some roastiness.

t- so smooth, mellow, and deep. incredible dark chocolate with bitter coffee grinds. as smooth as a milkshake. faint aftertastes of weasel droppings on the back of the palate (not actually).

m- hardly any taste of alcohol and incredible drinkable. aftertaste is as delicious as the attack.

would buy over and over if not for the price point.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep dark chocolate, has aroma of coffee, chocolate, & a strong boozy note. Flavor follows aroma and seems a bit unbalanced between the flavors. A little bit of a warm mouthfeel from the alcohol. Solid beer overall but needs some work

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

Shared a bottle with a friend. Poured into a irs tulip.

Fresh out of a very cold cooler. The smell is an INTENSE bitter dark chocolate.

The taste is the same. Some roasted malt character to it, but the main flavor is like the darkest cacao chocoalte bar you have ever had. Very tasty... but as it warms a very smoky flavor starts to develop. Not the most fond of this flavor. but I had made my way through most of the glass!

a very good beer IMO, will have to remember to serve this pretty cold and drink it on the faster side with some ice cream or something!

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Photo of Cheesemoose
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kenpo23 for this very, very generous extra!

Poured with the father in law between two 16oz snifters.

Black, black and more black. This is one darkest, most viscous beers to date. Dark as night with a mocha head. Head rises with large, slowly decreasing bubbles. The last remnants leave a black trail through the head, giving you the chance to get a bit artistic. I made a smiley face. Seemed fitting. Retention is modest, with faint lacing.

For as being as aged as this one is (at least 6 months) the coffee aroma is so dang dominating. Very sweet, near mocha/fudge like in coffee/chocolate melding. A booze note rises slowly, but is well played, not being overly dominant nor a real nuisance. This bad boy came to play. As it warms, cherry and dark fruit notes come out, though muted. Not as complex as wanted, but I feel this one is more about the Kopi Luwak than anything. A beer that compliments the coffee...interesting.

For a "breakfast" beer, this would be a very hearty breakfast indeed. Coffee notes dominate again, coming off as a nutty, roasted, and surprisingly mild bitter tinge in the fore-palate. Like many Bfast stouts, I was expecting a smooth, non complex drinkable beer that you could slam like a stack of flapjacks. Not this one. You go from the coffee notes, to a very nicely played chocolate mid-body, somewhat like hershey bar, into a very mellowed and drawn out finish. Nutty notes come back into play in the finish, with small bit of earthy and floral hops, though very mellow.

Mouthfeel is super creamy, super sticky and takes a bit to warm up for another go. Carbonation is rather mild, with a very drawn out finish. Boozey finish, but heck, at 10.9%, what do you expect? Keep this to one, and at 500ml (which is a perfect size for a beer of such magnitude) you won't be trashed by the finish.

Excellent, absolutely worth the price tag.

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Photo of mountsnow1010
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing after a long stint of not reviewing because I felt obligated to due to the interesting nature of this beer...

Big big thanks to bluemooncanyon for sending to this me, very generous!

A - Black with a deep brown head that leaves behind a touch of lacing. Note - the head appears slowly on this one. I poured aggressively and didn't get much head, and then before I knew it, my beer was overflowing. Be warned!
Great looking beer.

S - Dark fruits, a bit of coffee, lots of toffee. Beautiful!

T - Cherry cherry cherry. Maybe some other dark fruit, but this tastes very strongly of cherries to me. Nice roasted coffee as well. Very tasty. A bit sharp, though.

MF - Smooth and heavy, just like an IS should be. Almost creamy.

O - Tasty beer. I don't pick the coffee up quite as much I'd like, but it is there, mainly in the aftertaste. I think this is quite a delicious beer, worth exploring at least once.

edit: just finished. took my time. quite the hefty experience.

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Photo of hayesez
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was sent this beer from the generous ptykozoon in a recent trade. Trying to get some work done in my office and figured I'd pull this one out to help me along. Poured into the only glass I currently have in here - my Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter. I can't help but sit back and reflect on the fact that I'm about to drink weasel shit - this is great!

The pour reveals a very deep dark brown beer producing an impressive two-finger mahogany (yes, it really is that dark) head. I haven't drunk a beer with a head this dark since my last Hunahpu's. The foam diminishes fairly rapidly leaving an impressive swirled pattern on the top of my beer. Small islands of thicker foam remain throughout the session and small amounts of lace are left on the side of my glass. This is a good looking beer...absolutely zero light can be seen coming through - even at the edges.

I'm surprised to find that coffee is actually not the dominant smell. While it is definitely in there (and very good) it plays second fiddle to the dark chocolate. A very roasty smelling beer that has a bit of nuttiness to it as well. A small amount of alcohol is also present. There is one other smell in there that I can't quite place...I'm really hoping I can come up with it by the end of the brew, as I quite enjoy it!

Well the coffee certainly makes its grand entrance in the flavor profile. This beer has a very potent taste, being led by coffee. The coffee is extremely roasty, with perhaps even a touch of smoke as well. It almost tastes like they just crushed up the coffee beans and dumped them in. Bitter chocolate is still present and is even more recognizable in the aftertaste. There is a slightly noticeable licorice component toward the finish. This beer really lingers well after I have swallowed. The 10%+ alcohol is noticeable, but with such vigorous flavor, it is certainly not obvious. Fortunately, the taste of weasel shit is not evident.

I expected the beer to be a bit thicker than it actually is. Having talked with others who have tried it, I was just a bit underwhelmed by a bit thinner mouthfeel than I anticipated. Carbonation is perfect.

This one took quite a while to finish. Not because there is anything wrong with its drinkability, but the flavor lingers for so long after my last drink, I'm in no hurry to pick it again.

Consumed: 8/8/2010

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Photo of thebeers
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Near black with a pencil's width of mocha-colored head. Cream and chocolate on the nose, with just a hint of coffee in the background. Insanely thick and creamy mouthfeel, again with cream and chocolate upfront and bitter coffee in the backend. Delightful.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.