Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,279
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 336
Gots: 413 | FT: 31
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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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.96/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a 11.2 oz brown bottle with the cringe-inducing label showing a sleeping civet cat next to a pile of freshly "processed" Kopi Luwak coffee beans. I'm reviewing this from notes after drinking the beer about a month ago, and I don't seem to have written down whether or not the bottle had any kind of dating on it. Poured into a North Coast tulip glass with an exaggerated flare at the rim.

Appearance (4.75) - This beer pours the way I want my imperial stouts to pour: it looks thick and viscous, like motor oil, with the rich chocolatey brown foam slowly forming up as the liquid rises in the glass. As per the motor oil comparison, the liquid might as well be black, because if it's any shade of brown, I can't tell. Atop the body sits a towering three fingers of foam, with tight, mostly uniform bubbles--only a few slightly larger bubbles interspersed throughout. Retention is excellent, and leaves sticky lines of lace along the sides of the glass as it dissipates. Just a beautiful looking beer. Everything an imperial stout should be.

Smell (4.25) - As expected, an upfront presence from espresso and dark chocolate, with those rich, sweet undertones, but not a lot of the astringent bitterness that can often come with coffee--I'm told that is the primary desired feature of the Kopi Luwak style of coffee. There are also nice notes of dark fruits here, but very subtle, with notes of black plum alongside hints of licorice and even some black strap molasses.

Taste (4.25) - Much like the taste, there is a nice coffee overtone to this beer, but without the crazy bitterness. It's smooth and luscious on the palate, with sweet notes of baker's chocolate and just a faint bitterness from the char of roasted malts. I still get the molasses and some licorice, but the dark fruits I detected in the aroma seem to have gone into hiding.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - As suggested by the appearance, the feel on this is rich and decadent, velvety and viscous. Full-bodied and with moderate carbonation--just enough to prevent the beer from becoming cloying or suffocating to the tongue.

Overall (4.25), an excellent coffee beer. It's the first time I've had Kopi Luwak, in beer or coffee, and I must say that the inherent qualities of the civet-processed beans seem to work quite well with beer, due to the lower amounts of bitterness and pure coffee smell and taste. Since Shelton Bros. came back to Missouri, I've seen this one more and more on the shelves which means I'll likely be picking up a bottle every now and again. It's a little pricey, but for a once-in-a-while treat, it's well worth it.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into large tulips and shared.

The color of thick black coffee with minimal brown head.

Aroma is of caramel-sweetened strong ice coffee.

This beer tastes amazing. Super smooth with complex layers of roasted malts and coffee and just slight hints of fruit.

Mouthfeel is smooth and luscious. Very low carbonation but perfect for the style.

Overall, this is a masterfully created work of art. It's right up there with KBS and BCBS. The price is somewhat ridiculous at $10/12 oz, so I doubt that I will buy more, but I'm glad to have tried this one bottle.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,279 ratings.