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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,308
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 326
Gots: 429 | FT: 32
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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 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 MRL731
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Pleasure
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of ZEB89
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of cornpone
3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,308 ratings.