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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,402
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 336
Gots: 484 | FT: 48
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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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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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.

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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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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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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