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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 788
Hads: 2,592
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 341
Gots: 531 | FT: 51
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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 flagmantho
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: entirely, completely, unremittingly black with a thick finger of creamy brown foam. There's a nice retention and a nice lace on the glass. Excellent.

Smell: rich, green aroma of coffee and sweet malt. That green element is quite big -- I'm getting something like aloe in there. It's rich and enticing.

Taste: rich coffee flavor without being acidic or acrid. A sweet, dark maltiness underscores this flavor with toffee, a little bit of chocolate, and plenty of ashy roastiness. There is a little bit of astringency at the end, along with a pretty strong bitterness. If you like coffee stouts, this will absolutely be for you.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess. Good, although a little more smoothness would be nice.

Overall: I really like this beer. I don't know if it's worth all it takes to make, but it's a solid coffee stout. (931 characters)

Photo of Derek
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a tan head, good retention, some sticky leg.

S: Big alcohol aroma, coffee, roasted nut, demerara, bakers chocolate.

T: Definitely some residual sweetness here, but it's got the bitterness to back it up and seems really balanced for such a big brew. Coffee, demerara, roasted nut, port, oak, some tar-like resin, warming alcohol, great stuff.

M: Thick & creamy with a light acidity and slightly drying alcohol finish. Awesome.

D: Way too drinkable for something of this strength, but certainly limited because of it. (533 characters)

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

A: poured black with brown highlights with a thin head and good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lovely coffee aromas with chocolate and roasted malts and a strange earthy note to it. There is also slight booze to the beer after a couple whiffs.

T: the taste is also big on the coffee with chocolate and woody accents and great roastiness that the malts adds. Booze and a mild bitter bite finsh off the taste.

M: full body with moderate carbonation and a nice sweet coffee and mild hop bite finish.

D: really intresting stout from mikkeller. They make great beer and always have me satisfied. I've had this beer a couple times and it has been great all the time. (666 characters)

Photo of DrJay
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up before leaving the Philly area. Loud whoosh when the cap was popped. Carbonation looked to be well integrated during the pour, with a 2 inch cap of fluffy brown foam developing only after the beer was in the glass. Sticky, clumpy lacing. This is not a beer you can really see though, even at the edges. Roast, coffee, and chocolate aromas dominated. Lots of malt, some caramel and charcoal. Malty and sweet with a bitter chocolate flavour, balanced bitterness throughout. Roast was mild, but picked up a bit towards the end. Slight sour cherry character. Lingering bitterness from roasted grains and coffee. Light alcohol warmth. Full bodied with smooth, low carbonation. Silky, but with some astringency from the dark grain. Pretty good stuff. The roast was milder than I expected, but still played a major role. (832 characters)

Photo of SadMachine
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
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! (933 characters)

Photo of Viggo
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle picked up at Capones in Philly. Drank side by side with the Beer Geek Breakfast.

Pours an opaque dark brown/black, light red in the far edges, medium sized light brown head forms, quickly settles to a thin ring around the glass, no real lacing but it looks alright. Smell is neat, intense grapefruit hoppiness like the Breakfast, big coffee roast, chocolate, caramel and brown sugar sweetness, nice fruitiness, strawberries and melon, more roast, molasses, pretty nice. Taste is nice, very caramelized and toasty, molasses and brown sugar, chocolate, raisins and orange, neat citrus character, like grapefruit, citrus kind of acidity, significant bitterness from the coffee, strange kind of metallic flavour going down. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth for the ABV, but just doesn't do it for me, and the coffee isn't as big as I would like. (887 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 9.1.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a dark brown bubbly head with good retention.

S - Strong oat and coffee, a touch of coffee.

T - Strong coffee and chocolate with a strong bitter oat finish.

D - Heavy body with good carbonation.

O - Breakfast in a bottle. Tasty and strong, but very tasty. (317 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Old Stone Bridge Pub in Reno. Pricey ($21) but delicious.

Pours a dark black, good beige head. Really, almost perfect. Smell, massive, delectable coffee.

Taste, rich coffee again, low on the acidity but big and bold roasted flavor. Chocolate to lesser degree to back it up. An even lesser degree of vanilla. Never is there an alcohol burn, so while I downgraded the drinkability because of the high price, it was offset somewhat by the amazing enjoyment of this sipper.

Good thing I didn't read about the way they make this beer until I was 4/5s done with the bottle. They collect the turds from a weasel that eats the coffee beans? What? Ah well, it works, because this is a damn good beer. (712 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip aug15 2010

A even when held to the sun shes black, I see some chunks of sediment at the bottom of the beer, two fingers of mocha head hang around for a few minuets and left a fair bit of lace

S plenty of dark bakers chocolate with some coffee and booze

T the same dark chocolate and some dark roasted coffee with some smoke and mild molasses, I can taste the booze but for almost 11% it's pretty well concealed, slightly sweet and perhaps a little licorice

M this is a high point in a great beer, thick and chewy with even a chunk or two, a little sticky on the lips and just a little heat to remind you this ain't no beer for beginners. the length on this beer is massive, you'll be tasting this beer well after you feel the affects

D well done Mikkeller, for a big beer its easy to drink and it went down a little faster then it should have

I can't claim I've consumed anything shit out by a jungle cat before but I've heard there's a first time for everything. All gimmicks aside this is wonderful beer and I can't wait to see how it ages. Well deserving of it's spot on the top 100 I doubt It will be leaving anytime soon (1,162 characters)

Photo of Brad007
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been wanting to try this for a while.

Pours a pitch-black color with a thick brown head into my tulip. Not much more to say except that the color can't be improved upon. It's just right!

Aroma is full of dark fruit, coffee and cream. A bit of alcohol heat peeks through.

Taste is full of roasted coffee, cream and a hint of chocolate. The cream seems to stand out the most. Based on the description, the addition of civet coffee only furthers the drinkability.

Mouthfeel is silky with a lingering hint of creamy coffee. Very well done. The mouthfeel alone is well worth it.

Very unique and certainly worth the price. The ingredients alone are worth the price. (669 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Onyl black with dark brown rings around the edges of this beer will do. Appears to have a light viscocity and a quick brown head after the pour. Rich aroma of flaked oats mixed with Hershey's dark chocolate syrup. Then a heavenly coffee roast aroma with a little heavy cream. The taste starts A little creamy nut and strong roasted coffe bean hits the front odf the palate. The acohol combined with heay roasted malt and oats heat up the chocolate and cream flavors. The alcohol also lengthn the creamy feeling on the palate as well. The oats give just a little graininess to an otherwise smooth palated beer. The finish, in its finality, is warm, and soothing. This is a very unique coffee and oatmeal brew that is bet enjoyed slowly and thoroughly. (750 characters)

Photo of bark
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is black; the high head is chocolate brown. Lots of lacing occurs.

The smell is dry with notes of chocolate and coffee. Some alcohol. Rounded and elegant, yet powerful.

The grand taste is very "stouty". Very mild and rounded coffee-flavours with peppery hints. Milk chocolate, some sour hints, cocoa and caramel. The long lasting aftertaste is sourish and sweet with a delicate taste of coffee and hints of rolled oats.

The carbonation is medium to mild, the bubbles are small. The liquid is thick.

A very elegant and well crafted beer. But I had expected more coffee flavours. Next time, I go for the cheaper Beer Geek Breakfast. (648 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours black with about an inch brown head. Head retention is decent, but not much lacing. The aroma is very nice, it smells mostly like coffee and roasted malt, along with some chocolate and dark fruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, strong coffee, roasted/burnt malt, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit and hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's thick and rich with good carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good too, it's smooth and very enjoyable to drink. This is definitely one of the better coffee beers I've had. If you like coffee stouts, then you should like this one. It's a pricey beer, but I'd still pick this up again in the future, I liked it a lot. (719 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.4/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

550mL bottle purchased for about $14-15 in Columus several months ago. , milk chocolate colored foam. The beer is black with dark chocolate sides. The smell is strong coffee (apparently coffee beans that have already been digested by civet cats) and roiasted malts. The beer tastes strongly of coffee beans in a nice sweetly malted web. The body is fuller than average but not as smooth as other oatmeal stouts. Overall a great beer but not worth its price point. One and done, cannot afford to drink this again. (512 characters)

Photo of glid02
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this courtesy of daryk77 - much obliged!

Pours completely black with a towering brown head that recedes fairly quickly into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of coffee, but a smoother coffee aroma than most other coffee stouts. Roasted malts and slight chocolate aromas are also present.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth coffee flavors are backed up by roasted malts. As the beer warms chocolate flavors sneak out every now and then. The ending is dominated by bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It's got a very nice thickness that's not too heavy with soft carbonation that makes this go down very smoothly.

Drinkability is good - I finished my half of the bottle fairly quickly and could easily drink a few more glasses.

Overall this is a very good coffee stout that has a smoother coffee presence than most others. It's large and in charge, though it manages not to be overpowering. Definitely worth a shot. (949 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's a while back. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a oily black hue with a one finger mocha head that fades to leave a thin blanket of creamy mocha goodness.

S - Smell is a bit underwhelming. Lots of rich chocolate malts and coffee. Thought there was supposed to be some hops in this...

T - Taste, unlike the nose, has lots of solid delicious coffee with dark roasty, toasty rich malts. Absolutely delicious.

M - Rather nice feel for a stout. Nice and creamy, not too thin at all.

O - Overall this was a good stout with very nice coffee notes. Still though I would like to see a bit more hops featured in this. (653 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a bottle into my Orval glass.

The beer pours black with about a finger of dark tan head. The head stays about one minute, with decent lacing.

The aroma is on the lighter side but very balanced and nice. It starts off very sweet, some wonderful sweet chocolate notes with some vanilla with a finish of coffee.

The taste is a little disappointing after the aroma with so much potential. The taste is pretty much all bitter coffee, not at all balanced, wish it was a little sweeter. I mean the coffee is good actually just all the same.

The feel is nice, coating and has a very lasting taste.

Overall, this was good, but not great. I actually prefer the beer geek brunch as its more balanced. (715 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a completely thick texture. There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A strong aroma of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Classically like an imperial stout.

T: Tasted of coffee (very strong here), malt, chocolate, and a bit of vanilla. A big, robust flavor that has more in common with a Russian Imperial Stout than an American Double.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Full-bodied.

D: An extremely drinkable beer. (541 characters)

Photo of THECPJ
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes 2/5/2011

A: black with a 1 finger tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, leaves nice lacing on the glass

S: mocha, coffee, and of course the alcohol was present in the nose, but that is to be expected at almost 11%

T: chocolate, coffee, there was a strange bacon flavor perhaps that can be attributed to the smokiness, mocha flavors really come through at the backend

M: mild carbonation, smooth, dry

D: an extremely complex beer full of many flavors

Cheers!
The CPJ (490 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

on-tap, local option in chicago

cellphone notes

appearance: served in a snifter, very dark chocolate body, creamy beige head

smell: heavy roasted aromas - dark chocolate, espresso, oats

taste: coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, molassess, oatmeal, alcohol, toffee/caramel. This one is a full blast of coffee, oats and chocolate - a definite sipper

mouthfeel: fiery alcohol, thick and robust

drinkability: slow. (414 characters)

Photo of xnicknj
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
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. (772 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
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.) (1,239 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (392 characters)

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

Great story behind this beer.

A-Nice and thick. What a stout should look like. Dark and slimy.

S-complex. coffee, cocoa bean, chocolate, roasted goodness.

T-more complex than the nose. a nice earthy taste drives it home. The taste is beautiful and organic. All the best stout flavors are here along with some unique extras.

M-Thick. booze is well hidden. Slick and slimy. All good.

D-If you don't allow the methods behind the beer's creation get to you, you will fall in love with the taste of this beer. Very complex, and very delicious. (543 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
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. (883 characters)

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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