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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 1,950
Reviews: 738
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:
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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sentomaster

Connecticut

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

Appearance: Black with a nice mocha colored head that subsides into a thin covering.

Smell: Bits of vanilla, smooth, rich chocolate, and a deep, but not overpowering, coffee aroma that rides on a wave of chocolately oatmeal smoothness.

Taste/Mouth: Rich, smooth, velvety, slick and delicious. This is definitely the best oatmeal I've had. Tastes like FBS on steroids. The mouthfeel is so luscious it's insane. Sweet and slighty bitter roasted malts mix with coffee, chocoloate, oats, smoke; all in a sublime smoothness. The way all these notes intermingle and pop in and out is awesome. Very robust and complex without being over the top at all. An unbelievably fantastic berry note joins the mix and adds a perfect complimentary sweetness and twang. A marionberry sweetness with a blueberry twang. You have to try to find the alcohol, but it's there, warming the palate ever so slightly.

Drinkability: unreal for a big beer. it's just so smooth and luscious it begs for you to take the next sip and savor. On tap this was the smoothest beer I think I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2011 14:44:36 | More by sentomaster
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WetCoaster

California

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Brought a bottle up to Tahoe; broke it out for dessert after some EPIC organic pasta bolognese. (Thanks Matt!)

Appearance: About as good as it gets, almost jet black with a marshmallow dense crema head, just decadent.

Smell: Almost. I expected this to be The Coffee Show, a showcase for the exotic civet coffee, but instead I found balance; gorgeous vanilla, rich chocolate, and smooth, deep coffee -- it's a brick.

Mouthfeel: This may the best there is. It just so dense, creamy, and heavy; you feel like you should spoon it out of your glass or top it with some Ben and Jerry's vanilla -- it's ridiculously lush.

Taste: Paradoxically, there's so much flavor it may compromise the flavor. It's basically some 2,000 calorie ice cream dessert in a glass; chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and coffee in spades. Not a bad thing per se, but I was really hoping to get a showcase for arguably the best coffee on earth, instead I got buried.

Drinkability: Zero, really, because it's So. Damn. Heavy. But if you treat it like the dessert it is, it's hard to beat.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 02:22:40 | More by WetCoaster
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willjschmidt

California

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Sierra Nevada 30th anniversary glass.

A: Pours jet black with a very thin dark tan head.

S: Espresso, toffee, and a hint of vanilla.

T: One word to describe this beer: smooth. It's also very delicious. Lots of coffee in this one and it's a tasty one. The malt base is chocolate, vanilla, toffee and other dark malt flavors. The finish is all coffee, only slightly bitter in the finish.

M: Full bodied, low amount of carbonation.

D: One of the better coffee stouts that I've had. It's extremely smooth and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 02:19:32 | More by willjschmidt
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n2185

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours black with half a.finger.of dark tan head. It quickly fades, leaving behind a little lace.

S: roasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate and coffee up front. Then comes an earthy, woody, and spicy aroma I've not encountered in other coffee stouts. Maybe it's the civet poop but I've never smelled such delicious-smelling poop.

T: roasted malts and bitter coffee up front followed by that strong woody, spicy flavor. Warming alcohol on the finish with a bitter, earthy finish. Delicious.

M: thick body with low-mid carbonation. Very smooth and not too bitter or sweet.

D: very drinkable, not too much alcohol burn. Overall a very good and unique coffee stout. Definitely worth trying and different than all other coffee beers.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2011 03:30:06 | More by n2185
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fastsrt

New York

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle in a snifter

A: pours black with head of tan foam

S: alcohol, coffee,

T: straight coffee, this is a top coffee stout, it is ultra smooth and well crafted,

M: great thick body with spot on carbonation, that is mild which thickens the body and brings out the flavors.

D: delicious beer I paid 12.75 for the bottle it is a touch steep but for the liquid inside it is worth every penny.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 06:25:52 | More by fastsrt
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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

Thanks CBA.

A - Black, creamy, khaki two finger head. Minimal carbonation. When I poured this there were black chunks along with it which I assume were yeast. But I have never seen anything like that before. Let me reiterate that they were fairly large CHUNKS.

S - Coffee, dark fruit, licorice, brown sugar. Nothing exciting, mild.

T - Loads of coffee and some chocolate. Nice bitter finish with semi sweet chocolate, licorice, and burnt sugar. A good mix of flavours.

M - Thick, creamy, minimal carbonation. Really bitter finish. Really coats the tongue well.

D - Not amazing, but good. I liked it and it was a good size to share.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 21:56:06 | More by tbeckett
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lowendfrequency

Oregon

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

16.9 fl oz bottle poured into an oversized snifter

Pours an oily black with a deep beige one-finger head that fades after a minute or so. The initial aroma is unlike anything I've experienced before. It's a combination of deep roast, charcoal, intensely roasted coffee, black cherries, anise and dark chocolate. It's not that the nose itself is intense but more like the components comprising it, if that makes any sense. As it warms, chocolate and coffee begin to dominate.

One sip and it's obvious that this is a well made beer. I pick up the coffee first and it is truly unique. The coffee was handled well in the making of this and has a smoothness to it that I wasn't expecting. Following up is a fantastic malt character that hints towards the potency of this brew (10.9%). I pick up black strap molasses, dark fruits and muscovado sugar flavors that carry into the finish. After the swallow, this beer gets a little harsh with intense bakers chocolate, distinct earth and roasted astringency that lingers to remind your tastebuds of the whooping they just took. A little aging might do well for the finish but wouldn't be kind to the (very expensive) coffee in this beer.

The body is appropriately thick for an imperial stout, with a balancing creaminess from the oats. The astringency in the finish keeps this from being cloyingly sweet, as I find many big beers to be. Enough typing, time to enjoy this snifter. A perfect nightcap for beer geeks and coffee nerds alike!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 06:25:45 | More by lowendfrequency
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harrymel

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks for UMNBeerhunter for this extra, cheers Joe!

A: Pours a dark, nearly black ale with little head formation. Medium sheet of light mocha, fine bubble sheet on surface. Spider web lacing.

S: Plenty of coffee as anticipated. The beer offers up a high astringency in the coffee, but then subsequently opens up to reveal the malts and tones I typically die for. Amazingly subdued by the coffee. As it warms, the beer becomes more open and enjoyable.

T: The coffee again dominates the beer. If I were interested in the idea that coffee should be the highlight of a beer, I would likely enjoy this, here, no. Slight oaty, malty beer with hints of resiny hops.

M: Thick, and oatmeal engrained. Sticks to my teeth and relays a film on the tongue which does not disappear.

D: This beer is good for one taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 21:10:16 | More by harrymel
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

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

16.9oz bottle thanks to Kstrickler.

Poured at cellar temperature into a tulip glass

A- Pours solid black with a nice 1 finger light brown head that leaves some spotty lacing and some serious alcohol legs on the side of the glass.

S- Dark sweet roasted notes with some sweet chocolate. Definitely some crazy coffee notes in there unlike any type I've smelt before and some oats. Some slight alcohol and bourbon like booze. Unique for sure

T- Strong roasted coffee and espresso with tons of smoke flavor on top. Sweet creamy chocolate and oatmeal that is followed by some nice alcohol flavors in there.

M- Fuller creamy body with moderate to low carbonation and a nice bitter finish.

Definitely a must try brew for sure, really unique flavors from the coffee that are unlike any that I've tasted. Puts a whole new level on the already outstanding Beer Geek Breakfast.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 02:57:06 | More by Arenbeer
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Kendo

New York

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

A: Poured from the 16.9 oz bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Dark black body glug-glugs into the glass leaving a 1/2-inch chocolatey-brown head on top. Settles to leave good lace.

S: First impression - as I'm pouring it, actually - is the nose (it reminds me of Old Rasputin, though it's been awhile since I've had one of those): molasses, raisiny port, and licorice up front. Plenty of roasted - even slightly charred - barley malt and then coffee. Surprisingly the coffee is a bit muted in the nose, though it could be because I'm serving this a tad bit too cold.

T: First impression is of burnt, charred barley malt. Reminds me of strong coffee. But underneath is a bit of dark chocolate, molasses and even tobacco. Dark fruits and too. Noticeable alcohol heat down the gulley - no surprise for a 10.9% ABV beer. Finishes roasty with lingering char bitterness. At times the lingering bitterness tastes of dark chocolate.

M: Body is full in heft. Medium carbonation, but bubbles are subdued, creating a fairly smooth mouthfeel.

D: Thoroughly enjoying this. I'm having no problems drinking it pretty quickly, though the alcohol at the finish reminds you to take it easy. Given the price (I paid a hefty tag a Nejaime's in MA, I think around $16), I'm actually glad I can't get this one more easily, because if I could, I could see myself "treating" myself to bottles of this regularly.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 02:53:11 | More by Kendo
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dogfishandi

New York

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

1 pint .9 fl. oz. bottle at cellar temp poured into an oversized wine glass.

pours out completely opaque black with one finger of super creamy mocha colored head that kept a super creamy retentive layer the whole glass. left lots of thick creamy sticky lace after each swirl that very slowly creeps back into the glass.

a pretty boozy aroma. heavily roasted malt, a touch of ashy smoke, chocolate, coffee is there, but not as big as i was expecting. some smooth creamy oatmeal detectable as well as a bit of dark fruits.

a bourbony like booze, but it fits in well, heavily roasted, burnt malts. again, the coffee is there, but its not as big as i was hoping. from what i can get, its more of a fruity acidic expresso coffee bean flavor. it definatly comes in a bit more as the beer warms, it took me the second glass to really identify it. a bit of smoke with lots of creamy oatmeal and chocolate. all around very tasty even though it lacks a lot of the coffee i expected.

super creamy smooth on the palate, most likely from the oatmeal. quite rich as well. some bitterness in the finish. a big heavy mouthfeel but it appears lighter than it really is from the awesome creaminess.

goes down your throat so easily and leaves you longing for another sip right away. way too drinkable for an impy stout.

overall: this is very reminiscent of nogne- o imperial stout, maybe a little better, but its not really worth the big price tag. the last part of the bottle was almost undrinkable due to all the yeast in the bottle. although it is a top notch impy stout and i would highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 03:12:24 | More by dogfishandi
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madvermin

California

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured jet black, with a syrupy look to it. Four finger head came about, with incredibly foamy and light looking texture, with tons of bubbling on the sides of the glass and phenomenal retention. The head is just sitting there, with a bubble or two popping every couple seconds or so. Lacing is unreal, with the glass being almost wallpapered in it. The lace looks exactly like the lacing left by very foamy indian coffee you get at street stands and small restaurants over there.

Nose is of very dark roasted coffee beans, with a hint of chocolate at the end. There are some toasted grains hanging around as well. The smell is very nice, and reasonably complex, but the strength of it is a bit wanting.

Taste thankfully does not have any strength issues, as the coffee flavor is not lacking for either quality, or muscle. Starts a bid acidic, before the roasted coffee hits you like you put a spoon of coffee grounds in your mouth. The incredibly roasted, almost charred, taste then moves to the back of the throat and goes down with a bit of a kick. The beer aside from the phenomenal coffee flavor has a nice earthiness to it from the oatmeal, but doesn't offer a whole lot else. That happens to be ok here, as the point of this beer is clearly the coffee. A slight fruity medicinal taste weirdly comes about near the end of sips from time to time, perhaps from the alcohol? The taste is nice though, so no complaints here.

Mouthfeel is nice, as the beer is not overly think and viscous, while still being very full bodied and lively thanks to the carbonation. Carbonation is definitely a strong point of this beer, as it helps to bring about all the flavors, but fades away quickly once it has done its job. Drinkability is incredible for the abv of 10.9%, as it goes down like regular coffee - fast. Each sip is an assault on your palate, but assuming you don't intend on really tasting anything else after this, it remains pleasantly enjoyable the whole way through. If you want a pure coffee beer, this is the one for you.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 08:22:50 | More by madvermin
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mdaschaf

Washington

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

Review from notes 2/5/11. Thanks to THECPJ for sharing.

A: Pours a very deep, dark black. A nice two finger tan head forms, very thick. Great retention and very nice lacing.

S: A lot going on, some dark chocolate, mocha, some dark fruit (raisins and figs), and a touch of coffee.

T: A nice rich dark chocolate flavor, the mocha hits you near the end. The dark fruits are present, but are very light.

T: chocolate, coffee, there was a strange bacon flavor perhaps that can be attributed to the smokiness, mocha flavors really come through at the backend. There is some vanilla mixed in and a little bit of maple.

M/D: Medium bodied with a silky mouthfeel. Has a very nice sweet dry finish. There is a nice smokiness as well. Not a lot of coffee, which is fine with me.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 03:20:28 | More by mdaschaf
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charlzm

California

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Consumed February 27th, 2011 from a Samuel Adams glass with nucleation points.

Beer pours about one shade of brown lighter than black. A two finger tan head of assorted size bubbles forms without enthusiasm but looks super-smooth and uniform after a minute. Nice.

Aromatic, this beer exudes dark roasted malt, oats, chocolate, coffee and warm bread smells.

Flavor is quite boozy! Oatmeal mingles with bourbon and a tiny dash of ash. Bitter chocolate and coffee are tamer-than-expected notes.

Thick and smoothly creamy in the mouth with low (but still present) carbonation.

Beer suffer somewhat from high ABV in the form of hot, boozy character. Some time in the cellar would probably fix that.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 22:17:49 | More by charlzm
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to the Hulmeville inn for this one.

Poured into a snifter. Opague black,light brown ring around the edging of the glass.Globs of lacing until about midway through the tasting.

Smell is intense. Heavy roasted malts all the way, just showering bittersweet chocolate and heavy coffee aroma make this a java bomb.Some burnt barley aromas as well.

Taste is simply insane. I have never had a beer with such intense chocolate notes and coffee.Heavy sugary hot alcohol flashes through just to leave you wanting more.

Mouth is full bodied good carbonation,silky smooth and finish with a ridiculous coffee linger.

I am not a coffee man myself but damn this is one exceptional brew that everyone must try.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 18:47:50 | More by TheFightfan1
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Urbancaver

Ohio

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

Pours very dark brown with a reddish tint. Not much head off typing but a few bubbles cling to the side of the glass. Smells like a great cup of coffee. Lots of great roasted coffee aromas on the nose. Tastes great. So much good coffee on the tongue. A bit bitter but really has some of the best coffee flavour I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 01:37:47 | More by Urbancaver
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Cheesemoose

Florida

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

Thanks to Kenpo23 for this very, very generous extra!

Poured with the father in law between two 16oz snifters.

Black, black and more black. This is one darkest, most viscous beers to date. Dark as night with a mocha head. Head rises with large, slowly decreasing bubbles. The last remnants leave a black trail through the head, giving you the chance to get a bit artistic. I made a smiley face. Seemed fitting. Retention is modest, with faint lacing.

For as being as aged as this one is (at least 6 months) the coffee aroma is so dang dominating. Very sweet, near mocha/fudge like in coffee/chocolate melding. A booze note rises slowly, but is well played, not being overly dominant nor a real nuisance. This bad boy came to play. As it warms, cherry and dark fruit notes come out, though muted. Not as complex as wanted, but I feel this one is more about the Kopi Luwak than anything. A beer that compliments the coffee...interesting.

For a "breakfast" beer, this would be a very hearty breakfast indeed. Coffee notes dominate again, coming off as a nutty, roasted, and surprisingly mild bitter tinge in the fore-palate. Like many Bfast stouts, I was expecting a smooth, non complex drinkable beer that you could slam like a stack of flapjacks. Not this one. You go from the coffee notes, to a very nicely played chocolate mid-body, somewhat like hershey bar, into a very mellowed and drawn out finish. Nutty notes come back into play in the finish, with small bit of earthy and floral hops, though very mellow.

Mouthfeel is super creamy, super sticky and takes a bit to warm up for another go. Carbonation is rather mild, with a very drawn out finish. Boozey finish, but heck, at 10.9%, what do you expect? Keep this to one, and at 500ml (which is a perfect size for a beer of such magnitude) you won't be trashed by the finish.

Excellent, absolutely worth the price tag.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 01:31:04 | More by Cheesemoose
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark and tan head that quickly disapates
S-some coffee and maybe some fruit?
T-sweet coffee tasting. Maltyand almost nutyy. Almost creamy with the smoothness
M-medium body and very smooth. Oh so smooth.
D-very drinkable. Love mikkeller and this one does not disappoint

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 01:25:01 | More by brew3crew
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FosterJM

California

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

279th review on BA
bottle to snifter

App- Almost pitch black. One finger dark tan head that had some very sticky sliding lace.

Smell- Big grainy oatmeal and grain smell. Slight vanilla with some bitter chocolate.

Taste- It's a nice chocolate taste with the other flavors blending well. Has a touch of oatmeal on the back with a sweet malt as well.

Mouth- A medium body with a medium carbonation level. Roasted malt, coffee after taste.

Drink- I like this onea bit better than the Beer Geek Breakfast was a bit easier to drink. It could be just a shift in how my palate is as well. Good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 05:17:54 | More by FosterJM
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tjfinkle

California

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

I have been sitting on this bottle for a while and decided to pop it open today after cleaning out my cellar this past weekend. I poured it into one of my bruery tulip glasses. The beer poured thick and black with nice tan head that settled down to a nice lacing around the edges of the glass.

The smell is heavy roasted malt and dark fruit. The taste is also of dark fruit and roasted malt. Not quite as much coffee taste as I expected, but it is still noticeable on the finish. The roasted malts are just a little too much for me. Even after a year or so in the cellar the roasted malts are a bit on the harsh side, but still very tasty.

And the look on my girlfriends face when I told her it had weasel droppings in it was priceless.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 04:48:45 | More by tjfinkle
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black with a sizeable brown head on top. Aroma of cocoa and coffee. Earthy and yeasty quality. Has that "india ink" aroma I liken to homebrew for some reason. More of the same flavorwise. Quite prominant "grain" flavor. Mildly astringent. Distinct bitter "bite"-not sure if it is off the coffee or what. Decent enough mouthfeel, the grainy flavors are presnt in the mouthfeel as well. Overall a decent enough beer, though I cant get overly excited. Glad to have tried but not something I would seek out.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 04:04:08 | More by lackenhauser
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Buddha22

Vermont

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

Black as night color with a tan one finger head. Smell is of a sweet coffee, with hints of berry in the nose. I can't pinpoint the exact type of berry. Taste is a fruity coffee flavor with decent bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is full bodied real creamy and decent carbonation. Pretty good drinkability for its 10.9 abv. Overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 02:31:27 | More by Buddha22
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle tried 19 Feb 2011.  Served in ~300 mL Maudite snifter.  Courtesy of OrgasmicChemist, thanks!

Small dark brown head.  Lightly carbonated.  Very dark brown in color. Aroma of coffee, loamy, earthy.  Hard to describe but nice.  Roasty also.  Starts roasty sweet.  Lots of coffee, lightly sweet.  Earthy.  Astringent in the finish.  Dark fruits, maybe raspberry.  Some hoppy bitterness in the finish.  More raspberry in aroma as it warms.  Lots of sediment.

Probably the best thing I ever ate that came out an animals bowels...

A says like a raspberry orange at Christmas.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 01:01:24 | More by htomsirveaux
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a tulip

Pours a a rich, dark milk chocolate; oily and viscous. Head is massive and creamy, dark mocha color with a slight ruby tint. Fades quickly to a thick ring and minimal lacing.

Rich and dark aroma, mildly bittersweet with strong roast coffee notes, bitter chocolate, berries, grains and oats and plenty of roast malt.

Mouthfeel is extremely smooth and silky with light carbonation and a long lasting, slightly bitter finish of fresh roasted coffee.

Flavor is more reminiscent of an imperial oatmeal stout with the coffee making it presence most strongly felt in the finish Throughout there is a lingering bittersweet berry flavor and layers of roasted and bready malts.

Drinkability gets knocked down a little as even with a year of age it's still a little hot and harsh (both in alcohol and bitterness). Still fairly unique for a coffee stout and merits revisiting.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 23:02:34 | More by yourefragile
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

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

Poured into a tulip. After a weekend of disappointing beer, I need one that I know will be a homerun. Pours with a nice thick creamy mocha head that shrinks to about half an inch thick atop a pitch black body. Super sticky lacing.

The aroma is somewhat fruity, with a bit of dark cherry alongside the typical chocolate aromas.

The bitterness of the coffee shines through at the start and especially the finish. Just a touch of malt sweetness is there to mellow it out. The taste is a bit intense; for coffee lovers only.

This one is pretty thick. The carbonation is soft to medium, and brings out the bitterness of the coffee. This is a coffee bomb, but the coffee is tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 04:53:16 | More by andrewinski1
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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