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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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pDev: 9.49%
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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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Dawkfan

Alberta (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Very similar pour to the others I've had in this series. Tar black body, rich thick super dark brown head. Retention is a little better in this one and perhaps the lacing as well, which is impressive given the abv is higher. No cap here though.

S- I wish I could of did this one side by side with it's smaller sister because it sure reminds me of it. Maybe even more chocolate on the nose, definitely picking up some alcohol. Perhaps the coffee notes are more astringent, same underlying sweetness.

T- Oh yeah, that's good! Much bigger flavors in the weasel. More pronounced coffee taste right from the hop, rich malt, dark bitter chocolate, molasses and some dark fruit. The coffee hangs around in the mouth forever.

M - Body feels much fuller with that same creamy velvety feel. This dries the mouth, partially from the alcohol and I think the coffee bitterness has a role in this as well or gives of that impression at least.

O- Alcohol is masked very well, drink this one slowly to really get everything it has to offer. As I poured the last eighth of the bottle some jelly like sludge starts plopping in my glass, given the nature of the coffee beans this was a little more than off putting. I couldn't finish the last little bit. Oh well, the majority of this was killer!!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 23:19:12 | More by Dawkfan
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for including this one in a recent box. Not a huge coffee stout fan, but I have been surprised on occasion. Poured thick and black and oily with minimal head on top. Aromas of rich, strong coffee and dark chocolate. On the palate, this one is oily and slightly thin with flavors of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 19:44:01 | More by emmasdad
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Darkness snifter.

A- Two finger dark brown mocha head, dissipates quickly moderate lacing, very dark thick motor oil body, the appearance is very intriguing.
S- Very roasty, hints of smoke, vanilla, alcohol is present in the smell, very mild bitter sourness to it.
T- Very big and complex tasting beer, roasted coffee notes, oats, chocolate, bitterness, caramel, toffee, malts are present as well. A lot going on in this beer.
M- Big mouth feel, very sticky, alcohol is present.
O- Very interesting brew, not one of my favorites but a solid stout, that has a lot going on in a good way, a nice stout to sip on while conversing with fellow beer lovers.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 08:00:48 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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jcartamdg

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a ccb snifter. Jet black with no head and a thin ring around the glass. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, rich chocolate. Taste follows the nose, chocolate cake or chocolate fudge. Very chewy. Great beer, there is a lot going on, very different from other coffee stouts and I like it.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 03:53:14 | More by jcartamdg
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joecast

Australia

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hooray! Weasels finally get to do their bit for the betterment of beer. 500ml bottle best before 011212

Pitch black with the darkest head ever. Seriously ever! Thick without looking too viscous. Had to stop pouring part way through as the head was about to start spilling out. That and the sediment was getting a bit gluggy as I slowly tried to empty the bottle.
Head was fluffy and held together valiantly for such a high abv. Eventually setting to a thin dark lace leaving traces of its presence on the glass.

Aroma hints at all the individual ingredients listed on the bottle. Not the I can read it mind you. Mellow coffee combines with vanilla and an oak and alcohol character. Very soothing on a cold autumn night.

All the exotic ingredients seem to take a back seat and allow the base stout to shine most in the taste. Coffee bean and dark roasted malt certainly contribute. Not a huge impression from the alcohol but you wouldn't mistake this for your average stout. Dryness comes through in the finish but it contrasts to the huge amount of residual sugar.

Quite an interesting beer but not one I would consider as a regular. Big, complex and tasty for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 09:12:29 | More by joecast
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beautiful stout with a great coffee sense, and an enormous sense of flavorful balance.

Presentation: 500 ml brown capped bottle. Simple front label design with Mikkeller brown vertical stripes and a dark background highlighting the name of the brewery and brew with a small icon of the weasel. Includes a small paragraph noting the intent, and main characteristics. Shows 10.9 Alc. by Vol. Served into a snifter.

A - Black pour, good brown creamy head, fair retention and some solid strokes of lace as it goes down.

S - Roasted nose, intriguing coffee sense to it with a tamed sour hint and a fruity touch leading to a dash of chocolate.

T - Here is where the brew shines the fullest, what a treat. Like in the Geek Breakfast the taste is beautifully compact and full, long roasted coffee sense. But the coffee lingers with a different sense, even better, it is assertive but rather rich and long, with a fruity note. Roasted malt range with a dash of chocolate is woven with dexterity and supports a nice bitter sense, rather hefty but never overwhelming or competing with the coffee and malt.

M - Fully body with moderate carbonation, very creamy and smooth. Bitterness that while assertive it never takes the full presence and is woven back beautifully in the overall sense of the brew.

D - Beautiful sipper, what a range and delicacy with a beautifully lingering feel in the palate and memory.

Notes: The Beer Geek Breakfast was already quite spectacular but here the brewer manages to even kick it up a notch with an extraordinary coffee edge. Hype aside, it may or may not be due to the civet coffee but the edge, balance and range it provides is something else. Top tier with the best of coffee stouts. Thoughs of Dieu du Ciel's Peche Mortel came to mind as I was sipping this Mikkeller, in particular thinking about brews that got their coffee right and more…
Smuttynose's Imperial Stout, and more so Goose Island's Nightstalker also crossed my mind as I was thinking of the hoppy bitterness here, which was perfect on the Mikkeller with an insinuation of bitterness that always stayed nicely short of these two references but was quite prominently woven with the coffee finish. This is pricey but if one likes good coffee stouts it is money well spent.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 18:10:58 | More by Daniellobo
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superspak

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 02:46:42 | More by superspak
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StoneBrewFanatic

Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours oily and black into my snifter with about half a finger of tan head after an aggressive pour, retention is really excellent and has sticky lacing.

S - Deep roasted malts and sweet chocolate notes, even though it's not barrel aged I get rum and vanilla and raisin notes on a big level. Lots of bittersweet espresso/coffee notes and just a touch of earthy hops as well.

T - This absolutely tastes amazing. Deep roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate and coffee on a big level, sweet vanilla and caramel, earthy hops, molasses, dark fruit - raisins and plums.

M - Perfectly balanced carbonation and full body, smooth, creamy and just slightly dry.

O - Overall this beer is worth every cent! It is an exceptional imperial stout that I will most certainly purchase and share with others in the very near future.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 04:44:06 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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armock

New York

2.58/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop (in Super Jr. Market) San Diego CA

A - Poured a black color with a brown head that leaves lacing behind

S - Isn't all that good expensive weasel poop coffee doesn't smell as good as the cheaper coffee beans used in other beers

T - Much like the nose it tastes like coffee just not good coffee I guess along with a bitter alcoholic finish

M - This beer has a watery body with medium carbonation to it

O - Over the past two years I've actually grown to like most coffee beers so unlike my early coffee beer reviews where I gave so called good beers a bad review this one just tastes bad to me I don't care how much it costs (although I did want to like this because of price) or rare the coffee is much like beer rarer and pricier doesn't always mean better so unless your a beer snob thats also a coffee snob save your cash

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 22:44:07 | More by armock
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waltersrj

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Thick , oily black liquid with a frothy and well carbonated dark tan head (2 fingers) that settled down but stayed prevalent throughout it's life.

Nose: Intense roasted coffee, burnt dark malts, chocolate (bitter), slight vanilla, oatmeal and some wood. Really wonderful Kopi Luwak smell.

Taste: A battle between intensely roasted coffee and oatmeal. The chocolate and vanilla come in after the coffee taste mellows out.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation that reminded me of Speedway Stout. Thick from the oats but velvet like and very smooth.

Overall: Really amazing stout. It is the gold standard for me as a coffee stout, better than yeti. I'm curious to see if my BCBCS will be better. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 18:06:47 | More by waltersrj
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1pt .9oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Motor oil black with a thick brown head. Retention was good. Light lacing.

S: A blend of starchy oats, semi-sweet dark chocolate, and coffee. Faint vanilla and darkfruit in the background. Good, but not quite as assertive as I was expecting it to be.

T: A slight taste of darkfruit esters to kick things off. Quick hit of dark chocolate as well before the coffee begins to dominate. Rich, earthy, nutty coffee tastes. Slightly acidic at times. Oats come out just a bit. Finishes with strong notes of coffee and dark chocolate, as well as a slight hint of woody smoke.

M: Thick, slick, and velvety. Low carbonation.

O: Good, but some of the other big coffee stouts are better. I suspect the beer was not as fresh as it should have been, but I did not see a date marked on the bottle.

Notes: Definitely not your average coffee stout. The coffee taste itself is pretty distinct and unique. The finish was excellent. Just a notch below the likes of Founders Breakfast Stout and Peche Mortel, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 21:07:07 | More by ryan1788a5
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dubinsky

California

3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just put my son to bed, and my wife is chaperoning a school dance. I'm on vacation, time to review a beer.

A - Pours viscous and completely pitch black with a two finger mocha color head. The head stays around for a really long time. As it recedes it leaves some amazing lacing with a great looking mocha color ring on the side of the glass.

S - Sweet and smoky. I get coffee, malted caramel, chocolate and some sweet vanilla. Im also getting a slight off aroma that i cant quite describe, perhaps peat?

T - A coffee bomb. Initially i taste the roasted coffee bean, but it finishes a bit bitter as i would imagine the raw coffee bean to taste. Very smoky with a bitter coffee finish. I still pick up that off flavor, which is what i perceive as the smoke.

M - Thick, creamy and smooth with medium carbonation.

O - This is a complex and truly unusual beer. I enjoyed drinking it. Perhaps that was due to the hype, but it was good. I think for the price however there are many way better stouts that i can see myself choosing over this beer any day of the week. I doubt i will buy this beer again, at least for a really long time.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 04:15:52 | More by dubinsky
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from wordemupg, served in a pair of snifters and shared with a buddy. 50cl bottle, Batch 4709. Brewed Jan 11, 2009 and best before Jan 12, 2012.

Pours a sludgy and dense black, with a finger of brown head. Mild lace, with a collar and some retention. Nose has some bitter chocolate, rich coffee and some caramel notes add to a general sweetness. Taste has more of the bitter chocolate, with a fantastic coffee flavour. Caramel and something else adds to the creaminess in the flavour and in the feel. Mouthfeel is ridiculously good, huge fullness and density with a great bitterness. Very much based around the coffee, but balance and contrasted well with the sweeter and thicker aspects of the body. No alcohol whatsoever, and coffee flavours and the roastiness impart lingers. Great flavour and beside Peche Mortel as one of the best non-barrelled coffee stouts going. Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 19:52:18 | More by liamt07
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CharlieMurphy

New York

3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$16.99 locally. Celebrating finals being over with this.

A: Very enamoring. Deep dark black leather with a brown tide churning in a mercurial pattern. Couple stacks of paper thick head.

S: Actually smelled like a cheap lager from a distance at first crack. Even in up close in the glass it doesn't smell that appealing, a lot of that cheap beer malt liquor smell with some roasted coffee notes, but definitely doesn't smell very inviting.

T: Big Dump Truck unloading a Shitload of Weasel Shit Coffee. Quite bold, but not via coffee flavor overkill. Plenty of sweetness then well balanced with roastiness underneath, then slightly bitter hints underneath the roast. This is a definitely the boldest coffee stout I've had yet, but it is quite excellent. No booze is detectable and I don't get that malt liquor smell in the taste.

M: Definitely significantly drying. My mouth doesn't really know how to handle what's going on

O: Overall its pretty awesome. But after finishing it (relatively quickly) I will not soon spring for another bottle given the price.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 06:49:42 | More by CharlieMurphy
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peacebone116

California

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

Served at brunch from 500-mL bottle into tulip.

A: HUGE brown head. Black body.

N: Smokey mild coffee flavors accompanied by chocolate cereal notes.

T/M: Creamy sweet beer. Coffee and chocolate notes followed by a flavor of figs. Very good beer. Smooth. A bit big for a breakfast beer (I guess that is why this is a "brunch" beer) but delicious and not incredibly syrupy as I anticipated.

Although I was extremely impressed with the fruity notes that seem to accompany the major coffee profile of this beer, its body was different from what I expected; a bit thinner. A good one to try, for sure, as most of Mikkeller's beers seem to be!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 20:45:33 | More by peacebone116
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Sam21

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle purchased for $15. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance – Oily and black as it slides out of the bottle and coats the inside of the glass. Dark brown highlights show at times, but otherwise are difficult to spot. Brown head with good retention for such a hefty brew. It presents itself nicely and begs to be respected.

Smell – Deep, dark, and complex coffee aromas are most prominent. Notes of earth, potting soil?, are equally prominent and tied into the dark roast. Behind the coffee lies a foundation of dark rich chocolate.

Taste – Really intense flavors create a blend of bitter dark chocolate, complex dark roast coffee, and earth. It’s not necessarily complex in that the components are easy to pull apart, but the earthiness is what sets it apart for me. Finish is full of rich sweetness, bitter chocolate, and a lingering note of roasted coffee. As the coffee fades into obscurity I am noticing the robust notes of dark chocolate sticking to the very back of the tongue. Accents of vanilla, molasses, and an underlying citrus hop bite that almost goes unnoticed.

Mouthfeel – Full-bodied. Silky, creamy, and smooth as can be.

Drinkability – This is a very intense imperial stout. Hefty sweet base with a boatload of rich dark roasted coffee that is accented by a peculiar earthiness. Great supporting cast of characters and a wonderful feel. Definitely worth the price tag if only once.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 01:57:04 | More by Sam21
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

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

500 mL bottle shared with three others.

A - Pitch black with half a finger of brown head. Good retention.

S - So much of that coffee, with phenolic character. Bitter dark chocolate too.

T - A little bit hot, with a nice cocoa flavor. So tasty. Finishes with an amazing sweet coffee. The coffee is so mellow and smooth I can hardly believe it.

M - Full body with zero carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Great bodt. Creamy, smooth, and nearly perfect.

O - A real treat. Lives up to the reputation and then some. Complex with a brilliant creamy mouthfeel. A perfect coffee beer, I wish I could have one every morning!

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 19:04:48 | More by greenmonstah
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Bottle - Lion's Pride, Brunswick, ME

A- 90% opaque. Black with residual lacing. Quickly diminishing head

S- Milk chocolate off the front, sugary with big coffee, toasty, roasty notes. Some dark plum, cherry and fig, maybe a little rum raisin and a touch of bitterness.

T- Silky smooth. Coffee, sweet chocolate, espresso... who needs a cup of coffee in the morning when you can have this?!?! It had an almost sensual feel in the mouth. I felt like I was making out with Kate Middleton (straight babe.) This beer is early morning Denmark royalty without the "walk of shame" after you've finished it. Very little alcohol ester and it kept you wanting more.

M- See above

The best beer I've had from Mikkeller to date.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 15:34:57 | More by ajcormier
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broken22

California

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So I had to drink one of these and give it a review. I just reviewed the Beer Hop Breakfast and I realized it had been far too long since I have had one.

So pouring this thing out you know your in for something special. This think is pure darkness. The head looks like chocolate foam. After a while it subsides leaving a creamy layer with big bubbles. The smell is really nice. The coffee really comes though with a little bit of hop character. I think the Beer Hop Breakfast has a stronger bouquet. What the Hop Breakfast doesn't have is the nice dark flavor of the Coffee. From the smell you would expect more of a hoppy flavor but it's all but missing. Instead all you get is a nice coffee flavor with a subtle bitter ending that lingers very nicely. The overall mouthfeel is nice and heavy. This one really coats the throat and the carbonation is very subtle.

This is such a good beer. I really enjoy taking my time sipping through a bottle. I could easily drink way to much of this one. If you're not afraid of Coffee that has been reclaimed from Weasel poop then you should try this beer. It is really good.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 06:20:45 | More by broken22
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GarrettMD

New York

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

A - Black as a moonless night. Head is pretty dark too. A nice manilla color.

S - Coffee. But that's to be expected. I can't really get too much else though.

T - Weird sweetness on the first taste, but weird good. Just unexpected. I've never had this type of coffee before, so I don't know if these flavors are coming from it or the grains. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, all of that is in here. Very nice balance of all the flavors.

M - "Smoother than Keystone" -beerengineer89
A little thinner than expected, but still a nice medium body with very little carbonation, which helps thicken it up a bit more. Finish is slightly wet and sweet with a very nice chocolate/coffee aftertaste.

O - You can't count how many times "poop" was said during the tasting of this beer on all the fingers and toes combined on everyone tasting.
This was a very good beer overall. Body wasn't quite what I wanted but everything else was fantastic. All the other sections speak for themselves.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 00:57:01 | More by GarrettMD
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

heyta provided for all my Beer Geek-iness

A: Dark pour with a nicely sized light brown head. Very creamy head with wonderful lacing and good retention.

S: Lots of coffee on the smell, which is based on a lot of chocolate. The roastiness is toned down a little from Beer Geek Brunch, but the smell is overall better.

T: The taste of this is phenomenal. Big chocolate blast gets your palate all ready to go for the smooth, rich coffee finish. The coffee doesn't destroy the rest of the beer, just blends nicely in. If weasel poop coffee tastes that good...give me more weasel poop coffee.

MF: Thick and creamy. No hint of alcohol and a bit bitter to help curb the sweetness of the chocolate.

O: A great beer. I had heard great things before trying it and this did not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 03:45:33 | More by russwbeck
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle split into two glasses.

Appearance - Pours a deep brown, almost black, with a one-finger brown head. Looks rich and viscous.

Smell - Aroma of roasted malts and rich chocolate. Not so much coffee, really, which surprised me.

Taste - The taste is very chocolatey as well, but with a prevalent coffee taste. The coffee isn't overwhelming at all. It allows the stout flavors to come through. There is a lingering bitterness that prevents the sweetness from becoming cloying.

Mouthfeel - Great consistency. Medium carbonation. Par for the style. The mouthfeel is thick enough to feel like an imperial stout, but not so much that I couldn't put it away like nothing.

Overall - Great imperial stout. I don't think many people would notice what kind of coffee it is, so I must admit that it's gimmicky. But I'm drinking beer, not coffee, and the beer was good so I'm happy.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 11:41:16 | More by Alieniloquium
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John_M

Oregon

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).

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2011 22:49:29 | More by John_M
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Retsinis

California

3.05/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this twice now, so time for a review. This bottle, as the last was shared with me (thanks skuter) at a tasting.

Poured from the 355ml bottle into a Bruery tulip glass.

A: The beer pours a near black, with a dark brown hue. A very small, ring of head formed, so not lacing really. This is pretty lightly carbonated.

S: I get whiffs of espresso, roasted malt, and hints of dark chochlate, also quite a bit of smoke.

T: Roasted coffee, smoked BBQ mesquite, hints of mild dark chocolate.

M: Light mouth, very lightly carbonated, and slightly astringent.

O: Alright, but it misses the mark for me for a Imperisal stout. The flavors are a bit off for my tastes, and considering it was made with the most expensive coffee in the world, that flavors comes off bitter, burnt, and smoked. Wasn't crazy the first time I had it, but that was a while ago, and my palate has changed, so I gave this another try. 2nd time on this one, not any better. Trying to find something I like from Mikkeller, but maybe their just not for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 00:29:23 | More by Retsinis
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heebes

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pt. 10.9%
Purchased at Premier Gourmet.

Poured into a Founder's snifter a thick black with a good size fluffy, tan coloured head. Nose is sweet and syrupy. Plenty of mild coffee, smooth dark chocolate aromas and roasted malt. Taste remains smooth, creamy, velvety even. Strong flavours of coffee now - but not exceedingly so. Theres some bitterness is the finish and a dryness. Lots of decent dark, roasted malt characteristics. Overall, a very enjoyable beer to try, but does not standout as exceptional in its style. Part of the downfall is the price too, rare weasel-like cat coffee bean eating/droppings or not, I couldn't see this ever being a frequent, or repeat purchase. (Especially with the quality of Imperial Stouts available for alot less.)

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 19:52:58 | More by heebes
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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