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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,140
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 328
Gots: 388 | FT: 24
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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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a deep dark tan head that boils like molten toffee that soon disappears.
S- This beer has a tart black barley note with a doughy oatmeal hint and a herbal green hop hint that grows a bit as the beer warms.
T- There is a smooth mellow flavor to a dark roasted coffee flavor with a slight honey sweet hint. There are some dark roasted malt flavor with a char hint and an oak hint to follow. The finish is a nice dark roasted coffee bitterness with a soft bitterness that lingers.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a smooth.
D- This beer has a dark roasted but smooth and well-blended flavor. The bitterness grows a bit as the beer warms.

rhoadsrage, Nov 19, 2009
Photo of DoubleJ
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Here comes the weasel in a 500 ml serving. And forget the fancy tulip, bring on a manly imperial pint glass. On to the beer:

Don't look now, but it's...um, black. The tanned head shows good retnetion, and the lacing is good as well. Here comes the coffee in the nose. It's got a mocha kind of aroma, with lots of chocolate note crammed. My nose likes it a lot.

Is this coffee? I don't drink much coffee, but this is probably the most cofeeish beer I've consumed, and for those who know me, I love my coffee stouts. Lots of coffee, the bitter type, some amount of mocha. The alcohol is disguised nicely despite being at 10.9%, and it drinks easy for its size. The best part is the feel. It's thick, so smooth, and if this counts for anything, is pleasantly sticking to my mouth. Roasted bitterness lingets long in the aftertaste.

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (BGBW) is a head spinner with all that coffee flavor packed in a beer. While I like it, I'm more fond of the smaller Beer Geek Breakfast, as that isn't as over the top as this. That being said, if you're a coffee nut, you need to try this creation.

DoubleJ, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of jdhilt
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger brown head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Totally black color, some yeast (I hope that's what it is) left in bottle. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Roasted coffee nose and flavor is roasted coffee and some malty sweetness, seems like a decent imp oatmeal stout without detecting any weasel turds but then I always take a pass when the weasel turds are passed around so I don't know what they taste like. Expensive at $15.80 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

jdhilt, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -30.6%

ejimhof, May 05, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally, I get my hands on the weasel courtesy of Capone's on tap for black friday shinanigans.

Weasel came to me looking dark as sin, a black sky of mo darker, black, in a word. A nice sparse cap of tan hazy brown foam up above leaving small notches on the way down. A nice looking stout. Smells include that expensive coffee they used which has a unique scent to it. strays off the beaten path. Under that a heaping of roasted malt, chocolate, and some nuts with vanilla. The coffee is the main feature here and while the method of production is awkward (weasel crapped coffee beans) it's not off putting and I dig the coffee backed by sweet vanilla and alot of roast and nuts. This is tasty beer and I wish I tried it sooner. Feel is medium plus with a build and a smooth backlash, nothing obtrusive here, semi bitter end with no alcohol, just roast. I could drink a crapton of this stuff, top notch.

BARFLYB, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of mothman
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this!

Poured into Great Lakes snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of tan head. Color is pretty much black.

Aroma: Rich chocolate and coffee. Very strong coffee profile. Has sweet caramel and oats as well.

Taste: Roasted malts, fresh earthy hops, strong coffee, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Very rich. A very nice oatmeal stout.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and roasted. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with sweet chocolate and coffee.

Overall, an awesome oatmeal stout with a lot of great flavors. Decent drinkabilty as well! I really enjoyed this one.

mothman, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of superspak
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into snifter. Pours black as night with a 1.5 finger dense dark tan head with amazing retention. Some slight glass lacing, and a lacing cap lasts for the entire glass. Aromas of strong coffee, chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt; with a bit of dark fruits and vanilla as well. Some fairly strong and well balanced aromas. Taste of strong dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt; with a bit of vanilla and molasses. Some slight bitterness noticed as well on the finish that lingers for a bit with roasted flavors. Some great balance of flavors here. Bitterness and sweetness are well balanced, with sweetness being slightly stronger in flavor. Super smooth and slick body with no alcohol noticed at all except for a very small warming after the finish. Medium-low carbonation and huge full body. Overall a fantastic imperial stout, and my first from Mikkeller.

superspak, May 16, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep black, with a thick beige crema head. Soda pop effervescence.

S: Wonderful scents of gourmet coffee and roasted malts.

T: World class. This is one of my favorite beers of all time. I have had this beer several times now, and it's blown me away every time. It's slightly sweet, and the coffee is superb (no matter where it came from). The delicious oatmeal gives the beer a crispness that makes it even tastier and more drinkable. This is a desert island beer for me.

M: Perfect carbonation and buttery smooth.

D: Truly fantastic beer. I'd drink this anytime.

Huhzubendah, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at the Bayou in SLC.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice black color, nice carbonation, nic little creamy tan head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some coffee, roast, slight vanilla, and some caramel. The taste is malty, with some nice coffee/toffee notes, roast, vanilla sweetness, with some caramel. Medium body, a nice creamy brew. Very drinkable, this on is very tasty a joy to drink, not hot like other's from this brewery.

Wasatch, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Gonzoillini, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, so coffee beans pooped out and collected for this beer. Interesting...we'll see

Pours black, sits black...topped with a nice, dense light brown, smooth head. Foam looks like a chocolate malt. Damn fine. Not quite a '5' as the head disappears and even with hard swirls doesn't come back.
Coffee, chocolate, dark plum, alcohol and metallic aroma. Nothing dominant, very well balanced. Didn't get anything outstanding as the alcohol gives it a burn.
Taste is mostly coffee, with some dark chocolate, burnt caramel, dark soft fruit and citrus hops. Again, metallic a bit. This is a darn fine beer, and the Weasel aspect is subtle. I'm pleased that this isn't overly coffee.
Pretty good drinking.

Mebuzzard, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BillRoth, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes 2/5/11. Thanks to THECPJ for sharing.

A: Pours a very deep, dark black. A nice two finger tan head forms, very thick. Great retention and very nice lacing.

S: A lot going on, some dark chocolate, mocha, some dark fruit (raisins and figs), and a touch of coffee.

T: A nice rich dark chocolate flavor, the mocha hits you near the end. The dark fruits are present, but are very light.

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. There is some vanilla mixed in and a little bit of maple.

M/D: Medium bodied with a silky mouthfeel. Has a very nice sweet dry finish. There is a nice smokiness as well. Not a lot of coffee, which is fine with me.

mdaschaf, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of John_M
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, the beer is quite attrative, with plum, black cherry, dark chocolate, light vanilla, caramel and coffee. As good as this beer smells, it tastes even better. While the flavor profile replicates the nose, there's some underlying bitterenss on the finish, which helps to buoy the moderate sweetness in this beer. Mouthfeel is creamy and long, with a long, chocolate and coffee, bitter finish.

Yummm... the beer is expensive, but it's pretty much the crown jewel in the expansive, Mikkeller beer portfolio. So I tend to always order it when I see it on tap at Max's (which happily, is pretty often).

John_M, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of biegaman
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer Geek Brunch is so stolidly black that you'd think alongside the coffee something more, like tar or motor oil, must have been used in the creation of this pitch-dark complexion. Seriously, this is strictly opaque - no light no matter how bright could induce a gleam of colour. Massive froth of caramel-tinted head is caked over top the beer and all around the glass; its head and lacing deserve the highest accolade.

You can tell this thing is special just from the smell of it. Alongside the exquisite aura of a most fragrant coffee (more on that below), the nose is treated to intensely rich and decadent notes of fudge, black licorice and dark chocolate. If I found a tiramisu that tasted the way this smells I would lock the recipe in a steel-reinforced concrete vault with a door at least four feet thick and have armed guards stand by to protect it.

Local lab tests insist the beer is 9.4% (not 10.9%) but it's a moot point: you can't taste much alcohol anyhow. What you do taste is an extension of the rich, decadent notes of its aroma: heavily roasted, intensely caramelized malts that result in flavours of hot fudge, gourmet chocolates, black licorice and (what would be) the most indulgent tiramisu known to man. The flavour of the illustrious Weasel Coffee, by the way, is delicious.

I find a definite distinction between this and the regular Beer Geek Breakfast and for it's worth I think the Weasel is hands down the better beer. I don't say that only because of the enhanced (and more mellow and refined) coffee flavour, but also because of the acute acidity characteristic of these beans. I much prefer the (rather unique, perhaps unideal) acidity of this over the sourish, lactose-like mouthfeel of the regular.

Most people would say the special thing about Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is that it is made with coffee beans that were eaten by a fussy Southeast Asian Civet cat, partially digested in the animal's stomach, literally shit out, and then collected for the making of this drink. I, however, would consider it special because it is one of the best offerings from one of Scandinavia's best brewers, and indeed, one of the best stouts in recent memory.

biegaman, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of smakawhat
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

Pours a light brown cocoa colored head, very foamy looking. Sits on a dark dark brown body with perhaps some nice red hues. Really nice looking, head is all uniform with lots of big lacing.

Bouquet is an earthy dry roasted coffee. Very nice slight hint of soil. Dry roasted bean coffee is very predominant. Hint of carbonation possibly cola sweetness smelling too. No sense of chocolate for me.

Taste is pure roasted coffee goodness. Sour coffee finishing like a good solid espresso giving way to lime. The thing that gets me the most is the body on this thing. Just perfect mouthfeel wonderful body and hints of malt milkshake texture. That thickness which isn't syrupy at all comes off as creamy, and with coffee tastes like this it's a match made in heaven. Unfortunately I don't get much chocolate "taste" off this as some people might, but I don't care.

Overall I'd have this again no problem, it's great and really feels like an excellent espresso beer.

smakawhat, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of plaid75
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a deep black hue with a two finger frothy dark tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a spicy sweetness, with elements of caramel, dark chocolate and coffee.

The taste consisted of elements of coffee, semi sweet chocolate, and caramel.

The mouthfeel was full with a residual coffee element.

Overall a very well made and complex stout.

plaid75, May 19, 2010
Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brownish black. There's a 1/4" of head with great retention. Licorice and deep, dark, coffee, roasted malts that dominate the nose. Taste is thick, malty, roasted, and licorice. Viscous, oily, deep; all around dark, deep, rich.

This beer is rich and smooth but a little thick and warm. Overall, a decent beer. Thick, viscous, potent, complex...AWESOME!

tdm168, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of billab914
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into my Stone RIS glass. Pours black with nice tan head. Nice head retention and moderate lacing for 10% stout.

Aroma is sweet roasty malts with some coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts with coffee and dark chocolate. A nice amount of bitterness as well. The fact that it is 10% is very well hidden and drinks pretty easily.

I enjoyed this beer a lot. Excellent Imperial stout. The addition of the oatmeal and coffee was very good. I would gladly purchase this again.

billab914, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Kelp, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
5/5  rDev +15.7%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Viggo
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Viggo, Mar 22, 2009
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,140 ratings.