Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,515
Reviews: 791
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
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 lunarbrew
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an oily black with a thin dark tan head that fizzles out quickly, but not before coating the inner glass with tight carb slowly succumbing to gravity. The nose is burnt caramel, coffee (more pronounced as it warms), chocolate, a little bitterness, and a touch of fruitiness. The taste definitely brings forward a rich coffee bitterness swept over by full bodied sweetness and a lingering bitter-sweet coffee aftertaste. It's got the body I'd expect from a big double stout with modest alcohol, little carbonation, and most of its bitterness derived from the coffee, though there may be a hop component that creeps up in the finish. This is definitely what I expected; big flavors, great coffee highlights, and affordability.

Photo of GPHarris
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

a - poured a one finger creamy, dark coffee-colored head into a snifter that left good lacing and sheeting but it was gone halfway through. the body was dark black.
s - coffee and dark fruits.
t - oatmeal, dark fruits, coffee.
m - creamy, smooth, slick. best part of the beer.
o - really interesting and delicious beer.

Photo of notchucknorris
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a viscous black color with a pretty thick chestnut colored head. Leaves some nice spotty laced down the glass.

S: Incredible rich espresso and dark roasted coffee notes upfront. Dark chocolate, fudge and some leafy hops in the background. Smells incredible.

T: A rich and creamy espresso hit right away. It's dense and full of dark chocolate, blackberry and some char. Some burnt coffee grounds and earthy hops on a dry finish. Really incredible stuff. I love this beer.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Opaque dark and thick pour looking like used motor oil. Head is thick in the beginning but settles quick with an initial rise of 2/3".

Smell: What an aroma, you feel the coffee hit you and you just want to inhale the beast.

Taste: Rich espresso, not too bitter...has a lot of molasses and brown sugar notes but not too sweet. The taste comes off just right.

Mouth: Very sticky, and smooth...carbonation is medium at best coming off light as it sits in the glass which pisses me off a bit but still good.

Overall: Easily one of the best imperial stouts I've had probably top ten. It's definitely the smoother of its kind making it very easy for the novice beer drinkers and true connoisseurs to love. Take your time and enjoy...Salud!

Photo of mverity
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black in color with a dark tan head that stayed for about a minute and had a tan collar until I finished the beer. Aroma is heavily roasted, nice sweet coffee and a touch of vanilla. I ended up leaving this beer in the snifter for about 20 minutes before I started drinking it, and I'm very glad I did. Taste was considerably better once it approached proper temperature. Sweetness of the coffee shines in this brew. Also leathery, deep roasted malt, and an earthiness that I associate with some kind of wood (maybe Pine?). Oats really make the mouthfeel nice and silky.

Photo of jrenihan
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is black with a large dark tan head. Fair retention, decent lace.

Nose is good. Coffee is strong, along with roasted malt and chocolate. Oatmeal.

Like the nose, the flavour is coffee-heavy. Quite a rich coffee flavour. Along with the coffee, there is roasted malt and chocolate. Some anise. Fair bit of alcohol heat. Big and rich, very strong flavour. Fairly bitter, from the coffee I think. Quite good. I am not a coffee drinker, but this is still good. If I was a coffee drinker, I expect I would be a big fan.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Full and a bit astringent.

Overall, very nicely crafted. I much prefer this to the Beer Geek Breakfast, and I doubt it is due to the different coffee.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the Protest Bottle Share For LA Beer Week held at Red Carpet Wine in Glendale, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and slight dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better smell in my opinion.

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle.

A: Thick black body with a slowly disappearing dark mocha head. Has some nice legs.

N: Lots of coffee, char, dark chocolate, and leather. Some licorice and plenty of malt/malted milk balls. Very thick smelling, as though you can grasp the density somehow.

T: Quite sweet at first - the malted milk comes through against an appropriate coffee bitterness. Then it becomes bitter and smoky. Perhaps a bit too much of the latter, but it’s still pleasant.

M: Thick and oily. Oatmeal rounds out the mouthfeel well. Very alcoholic and can be quite sharp.

O: A coffee jolt that’s quite enjoyable. Maybe a touch more malt and lessened alcohol would really let the beauty shine through more clearly.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of KFBR392
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours with a light brown head to about half a finger and settles down to just being present around the edges of the glass. Menacing black color to this brew. Light random lacing on the edges of the glass.

Smell: The front is a very bright oatmeal aroma which is very inviting. Dark roasted coffee has a very strong presence which is delicious on the nose. Some sweet tones of toffee, molasses, caramel, and dark malt are present as well. There is a bright hoppy aroma mixed in with the darkness of this beer as well. Has every feel a heavy imperial stout should with layers and layers of depth.

Taste: The front is a bright sweetness of hops with some roasted dark malt. Dark coffee tones with an interesting unique funky twist keep the palate on their toes. Sweet tones of oatmeal and caramel dance on the palate for a long time. The earthy hoppy tones come back to finish this beer off. The palate is rocked and absolutely enjoys the ride this beer takes it on.

Mouthfeel: Heavy but at the same time a lot of hops and malt. Some alcohol presence is felt but overall is well hidden. This beer is delicious and I'm glad it came in the 12oz bottle because my palate is worn out drinking this.

Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

FInally tried this once they came out with the smaller 330mL bottles.

Oily black with a compact layer of mocha foam that recedes to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. A swirl rekindles the foam momentarily for a minute or two. The foam sinks back into the beer after each sip, no sticky lace.

Mellow smooth coffee aroma, chocolate, florals, light roast.

Roasty and chocolatey, light toast, smooth coffee with an ample hop bitterness that may be derived from the roasted malt. There's a residual resinous quality as well. The whole point of Kopi Luwak coffee is that it has no bitterness. It seems a little off the mark not to showcase that more, considering how expensive it is. If I wanted a hoppy stout i'd get a Storm King. That said, it is full bodied and viscous, smooth and bitter at the same time. Burns a little in the throat but you don't taste the nearly 11% ABV. Overall worth a try, just wish it was a little smoother and had more unique coffee flavor.

Photo of LessMyth
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours deep earthy black with thick carmel colored head, well laced.

S: This beer smells extraordinary. The coffee is complimented by semi-sweet chocolate overtones.

T: Well balanced, very strong. I could serve a 4 oz pour for dessert, but not drink two of these.

M: Velvety. This is a high point for the Weasel.

O: Taste is one of the best in class, delicious and unique with a dry finish. The dense taste profile pair with the ABV to give a character that can become overpowering. At more than a dollar an ounce, perhaps easy drinkability isn't as desirable, anyway.

Photo of dar482
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of tut2528
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: pours a deep black body with a huge 2 fingers worth of dark brown head formation. the lacing is absolutely phenomenal and there's still about 1 fingers worth of head even after 2 minutes of allowing to settle. (the pour was not aggressive by any means and was pours into a Bruery snifter)

S: beautiful blend of robust coffee grounds, semi-sweet chocolate, and a bug vanilla creamy touch. there is a slight touch of alcohol presence but its invigorating and sits in perfectly with this brew. i'm also picking up a slight tobacco leaf and licorice presence.

T: damn this shit is good! following the nose, I find big coffee grounds as the dominating player with an awesome chocolate backbone and a beautiful creamy finish with a lit touch of hops. honestly, this is one of the smoothest brews i've ever had.

M: on the medium-heavy side, the palate is left with a phenomenal coffee and chocolate sweetness. that urges me to take another sip. this is truly fantastic.

O: one of the best stouts I have ever had, and possibly my favorite non-BA stout. I hate the fact that this one is so damn pricey, but it's truly a fantastic brew. a must try, must have.

Photo of magictacosinus
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed over my brief vacation in Indiana. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Split with someone. Review is from my notes.

Pours a dark, nearly ruby tinged opaque color that - impressively enough - has an off-khaki head about a half finger high that settles, but not completely. The carbonation really has a lot of fight here for a beer that's nearly 22-proof, but even when recedes over time, is leaves behind some treacle and bubbles that are appealing in the sense that this fully resembles a chocolate or coffee liqueur of sorts. Thick and viscous, and the tears on this are massive. Very well put together - I wish all coffee oatmeal imperial stouts looked like this.

The aroma is a wonderful, firm, strong cascade of all of the delicacies listed at the front of the bottle, and so much more. At first, there's an immediate burst of rich, fudge-caramel infused chocolate syrup, which soon after is followed by bittered, fresh espresso coffee notes with tangy floral flavors. Other flavors that creep in are vanilla, prunes, and other indescribable black fruits. Slightly boozy towards the finish, but this further elevates the sweetness at hand. Fantastic stuff, although definitely a bit too decadent in the long run.

As for the flavor - are you kidding me? This is nearly perfect as far as the style goes. There's nothing but a velvety, rich, creamy burst of all of the flavors listed above. Semi-dark chocolate syrup, roasted, bite-y ground coffee, vanilla, cherry, prunes, blueberries, light cedar, and warm, freshly brewed oats. The aftertaste is a wonderful jet of bitterness from the coffee, that is both tangy and earthy. No alcohol to be found *anywhere* on this, which makes this very easy and dangerous to drink. Creamy, full-boded, and bready in the barrage of roasted malts underneath. The floral bitterness from the coffee cuts in with the citrus-y flavor of the hops quite well. The bottle conditioning further elevates the bready experience at hand. Extraordinary stuff.

I've had my Mikkeller offerings from time to time, but as far their easier to find beers go, this is probably the crowning achievement of the lot. I haven't had a beer of this kind bring together all of the ingredients so successfully like this since my first Founders Breakfast Stout. I will definitely track some more of these down and hoard them, as they would age excellently well - however, the coffee really is the highlight, and as a result would be tempting to open as soon as I buy them. If you are a stout fan, do yourself a favor and get this at least once in your life. It's a glorious recipe to be reckoned with.

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

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. New interesting artwork on the bottle, different than the one pictured. Exponentially excited to have landed a bottle of this, as it has been a major want of mine for quite a while now. Expectations are as high as can be.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a thick viscous opaque black oil body with just shy of two fingers of creamy luscious dark mocha colored head. A truly mouthwatering appearance.

S - Smell is of deep dark coffee bean roast, chocolate, hint of lactose, and the toasted malt / oatmeal. A fairly tame aroma, but hits it's mark. Just the slightest bit of alcohol fumes noticeable on the finish.

T - Wow. Phenomenally smooth, yet thick and creamy like a chocolate milkshake. Powdery cocoa, and a powerful bitter dark roasted coffee bean presence. Almost a slight bit of chocolate covered fruity tartness on the finish. Alcohol is expertly hidden.

M - Feel is thick and viscous. Smooth and creamy. Bitter powdery cocoa and coffee lingering on the palate.

Overall, a phenomenal beer, probably the best stout, if not the best beer from Mikkeller, that I've tried yet. Highly recommended to seek this beer out, or buy it if it is available to you. I would love to get my hands on some of the barrel aged variants of this beer to see how they fare.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel ---4.5/5

Photo of Ruderaven52
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Pours flat with no head. Like oil. Black, even when held up to the light.

Smells like baker's chocolate with coffee. There are hints of vanilla and oak, as well.

The taste. A perfect balance of chocolate and coffee with vanilla on the finish - but mostly chocolate. This is a grown up version of a perfect chocolate milkshake or float. As it warms, there is some plum that comes through, but I could be crazy.

The mouth is oily and smooth. Hardly any noticeable carbonation.

This is a great brew. It's seems a little heavy for an oatmeal stout, but it is also imperial. I don't notice the booze at all. The full flavor ranks with any BA stout. I missed the small print when I ordered six of these... I was thinking 22 oz bombers, but for $10 you only get a 330 ml bottle. I got my money's worth.

Photo of MCain04
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From my generous brother who picked this up in Denmark. Prost, John. This was served at 55degress into a half acre snifter.

pitch black body with a dark tan head of impressive depth, retention and lacing, especially for the ABV. Damn near perfect.

Smells of roasted, almost burnt, malts and coffee, with dark belgian cacao. The aroma isn't strong but rather is quite delicate. A little bit of fig/plus/raisin/pear smell.

Taste is of roasted malts and delicate chocolate with a good deal of refined cacao. Impressive chocolate on this beer. A great deal of bitterness, and a huge winner for those like me who like bitter hoppy stouts. The coffee is not as dominant a flavor as I expected but is quite delicate and perfect. The ABV is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is as good as it gets. Carbonation is spot on - may be a little under carbonated for some people, but this is really perfect. Coats the tongue, sticky and syrupy, dry sticky finish, everything I want out of a stout.

I want to drink this over and over again. Easily the best non-barrel-aged coffee stout I've ever had. Still in the top 5 of best stouts I've ever had. Love this beer, get it if you can, it is a delicacy.

Photo of timc100
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours an incredibly dark brown, very little light getting through on the edges only. Sits a pitch black in the glass with a dark, creamy mocha head. Huge, sticky lacing and retention.

S: An incredibly, rich, vibrant coffee aroma. Very rich, heavily roasted - some ash - fresh oily coffee beans. Bitter dark chocolate. Some vanilla sweetness that gives a mocha effect and brings out some milk chocolate. Fresh acidity. some raisin. Hands down one of the most amazing coffee aromas.

T: Very full, bitter and rich. Fresh espresso bitterness, oily coffee bean acidity, and bakers chocolate. Some vanilla mocha sweetness come through at the finish. Heavily roasted - can taste some ash. Not as mind blowing as the aroma, but very impressive and incredibly enjoyable.

P: Full, viscous, fitting. Allows the flavor to open up to it's full potential. Lines the inside of the mouth

O: I love coffee beers and this is one of the best out there, I'm sure. Too bad it's difficult to impossible to obtain in the US - thanks Jimmy!

Photo of Greywulfken
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured like motor oil into a snifter, barely producing any foam at all; left a slight shiny, oily glaze inside the glass

S: lots of bittersweet roasted coffee beans and dark roasted malts, hinting of chocolate syrup and espresso

T: follows the nose - has a distinct coffee stout flavor, owing no doubt to the use of kopi luwak or ca phe chon coffee, which I've never had - but the blend of malts, coffee, and hops produce an earthy, faded molasses-sweet deep, dark, richly roasted flavors, with suggestions of marshmallow, vanilla, and sweet chewy hazelnut

M: slick and smooth, syrupy, slightly sticky, no palpable carbonation, slight airiness and drying from the alcohol

O: an excellent coffee stout - hits all the right marks. Price may steer some away, but this is a sure try for fans of double stouts and coffee stouts. A uniquely flavored product, on par with other top tier coffee stouts.

Photo of WVbeergeek
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have heard tales of the civet coffee, I looked up pricing and it can go for as high as 100 dollars a cup or 1,000 dollars a pound. God knows what Mikeller spent to produce this beer. Pours a beautiful pitch black color with rising toffee tan head, fine lacing left behind beautiful beer to look and salivate about. Aroma has deep alluring espresso creamed coffee, dark chocolate, and a blast of dark roasted malts. Flavors encompass the palate, it takes off with nearly burnt dark roasted malts, expressive rich coffee, acid from the coffee beans livens up the palate beautifully, most exotic beer I've ever tasted nearly 9 bucks for 11 odd ounces of this stuff definitely worth the price tag. The dark roasted malts and the creamy richness in each sip with a strong dark coffee flavor is marvelous. Mouthfeel is rich inviting, and at times a bit abrasive but all in all the dark chocolate coffee aspects meld into beauty into a full bodied creamy stout that must be experienced no alcohol burn on the palate for me this legendary beer now I know why their beers carry the hype that they have. Overall a hell of an experience when it comes to beer the type of beer that makes you stop and realize everything that you have been passionate about is coming to a pinnacle. Some folks say that beer is beer, how short sighted is that one there are creations like this.

Photo of heygeebee
3.45/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Platinum - aged one year.

A - black n tan, one finger coarse head, fades to somewhat scummy film. Spotty lace

S - muted, coffee as it warms.

T - blast of coffee, roasts, dry. Hollow mid palate. Some bready doughy notes, unusual for style. Also some stale hop notes.

M - lightly carbed, medium weight, not oily. No real booze.

O - not sure if I should have left this in the cellar or not.... Seems a little dull and dry.... Did I mention dry? Not an enjoyable drink.... Sad to say.
Would like to try one fresh to see if it was more balanced. Given overall profile, and also price point I will likely try.

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fresh bottle with new label design

A- Looks impressive, pitch black with a full, reverse cascading mocha head that stays around for a bit.

S- Amazing depth of coffee on the nose, mocha, slightly nutty earthy, one of the more well rounded noses on a coffee beer,

T- Waves of coffee that fade off into dark chocolate and oat flavors with a finish that initially comes off as accrid and slightly ashy, but then resembles bakers cocoa. Not bad, but I'm not a huge fan of the harsher dark malt notes.

M- full, lush mouthfeel, fantastic really

O- The alcohol isn't noticed at all due to the incredible depths of flavor and other than the harsher roasted malt aspect, this beer is great and worth the $$ IMO

Photo of Rish907
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very interesting beer to try.. the coffee bean and all. Super coffee aroma and taste.. hides the alcohol quite well, very good for almost 11%. The coffee/espresso overpowers most of the taste which I think is its downfall, otherwise could be great. Not the best but not the worst. Good to try for the sake of having... the complex stouts tantalize my palate. This is straightfoward and direct. Don't know if my buds would seek out again, but who knows..

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,515 ratings.