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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

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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ne0m00re

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

08/23/10- had this one out of a pint bottle.
A: Pitch black with a slow developing chocolate head.
S: Very strong fresh coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark berries, very welcoming!
T: Chocolate roasted cofee throughout, like the strongest espresso, with super roasted tart (well, almost!) blackberry finish. Also in the mix: banana (very sweet) and raspberries. Intense.
M: Super thick and creamy.
D: Only OK. I wouldn't want to drink a lot of this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 01:04:55 | More by ne0m00re
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

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

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this!

Poured into Great Lakes snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of tan head. Color is pretty much black.

Aroma: Rich chocolate and coffee. Very strong coffee profile. Has sweet caramel and oats as well.

Taste: Roasted malts, fresh earthy hops, strong coffee, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Very rich. A very nice oatmeal stout.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and roasted. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with sweet chocolate and coffee.

Overall, an awesome oatmeal stout with a lot of great flavors. Decent drinkabilty as well! I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 23:33:35 | More by mothman
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Casey10

Maine

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one amazing beer although we get Mikkeller in Maine was never able to find this other that the Beer Geek Breakfast version. Aquired by trade was so glad I did. I really like this it is dark chocolatey and the coffee falvor really shines through.

I gave this one a bit lower in drinkablitly only becauce of the abv and price point. Don't get me wrong this is a must have. If you are a stout lover do not pass this up for any reason !!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 23:25:24 | More by Casey10
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

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

.5 liter bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a big, frothy tan head, lacing throughout. Aroma is dark malts, coffee, dark chocolate, vinous and acidic, pine and citrus notes as well. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, fruity, alcohol, bitter hops. Mouthfeel is full, creamy, and a bitterness that sticks around for a long while. Great beer, lots of flavor, balanced stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 03:08:28 | More by mtstatebeer
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

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

To honour our cultural obsession with round numbers, multiples of 10, and adding a digit, I've decided to celebrate my beer geekiness with this beer for my 100th review.
A - a tar black shade with a mountain of mocha brown head that retained forever, eventually dissipated leaving lacing all over the glass and an oily film
S - strong roasted coffee dominates, some sweet caramel malt notes, light dark chocolate, and some alcohol tickles the nostrils
T - strong strong coffee, some tangy sweetness, light chocolate and floral hints, slight smoky edge, and a little of the alcohol is noticeable
M - tar thick and toffee chewy, there is an oily consistency like espresso, the bitterness of coffee, and the high alcohol does begin to thin it out slighty
D - this is an outstanding double stout in all areas, you would never guess that the key ingredient is coffee beans pooped out by jungle cats! I am a coffee and beer addict, so this is right up my alley, and you would NEVER guess it is 10.9% ABV. This makes me proud to be a beer geek.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 02:57:55 | More by joemcgrath27
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

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

From a 500 ml brown bottle. Pours out a dense opaque black, chunky creamy tan head that settles to a dense cap and just casually hangs out.

Intense, rich, musky aroma. Roasted malt, wood, char, alcohol, coffee grounds, licorice, prunes, black currants, and an underlying dry character.

Flavour is just as intense, overwhelming at times. Coffee character is big and bold, like Turkish coffee, burnt malt, even some intense hops manages to become apparent on the finish, but definitely gains momentum in the aftertaste. Underlying notes of bitter cocoa, licorice, dark fruit. Dry character throughout.
So much going on in this there's almost something new with each sip, and I've already allowed it to warm up for an hour.

Mouthfeel is full and heavy, oily yet dry texture at the same time.

This is a massive intense beer flavour-wise, could easily become oppressive yet it doesn't. I'm not a big fan of coffee, let alone the civet metabolised stuff that goes into this, and not big on such overwhelming dark beers either. Yet it works. I have no desire to have another one of these any time soon, but would not be averse to revisiting it. This one deserves its reputation and high ranking.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 08:28:44 | More by IronDjinn
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dirtylou

Washington

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

on-tap, local option in chicago

cellphone notes

appearance: served in a snifter, very dark chocolate body, creamy beige head

smell: heavy roasted aromas - dark chocolate, espresso, oats

taste: coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, molassess, oatmeal, alcohol, toffee/caramel. This one is a full blast of coffee, oats and chocolate - a definite sipper

mouthfeel: fiery alcohol, thick and robust

drinkability: slow.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2010 19:02:57 | More by dirtylou
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Domingo

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty interesting story behind this with the rare coffee extracted via wild cats. It was enough to get us to buy it!
Pours the deepest and thickest of blacks. Everywhere it touches on the glass has a brown film. Head's there throughout as a sheen, but kept under control via a normal pour.
The nose isn't as coffee heavy as I expected. There are some roasted grain notes, baker's chocolate, and even some fruity acidity to add a bit of a sour note.
The flavor up-front is semi-sweet chocolate and a bit of cherry and citrus rind (from the hops), with the coffee coming in big in the finish. It's interesting the way that flavor is held back until the finish each time. Too many other coffee beers go crazy with that flavor, and Mikkeller seems to have mastered working with it.
Good stuff, and you can't help but pick up different nuances in each sip. Sometimes I get dried stonefruits, other times more of a caramel or nuttiness. While there's some clear heat as the beer warms a bit, nothing detracts from sipping more.
Texture is super-thick, keeping this beer in slow sipping territory...and this is a good thing.
I split my bottle and it was gone inside 15 minutes. With a beer this rich and potent, I'd say that's pretty impressive.
An excellent coffee beer that breaks a lot of norms.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 15:48:37 | More by Domingo
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berkey

California

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from notes early afternoon 08/20/10. Making it a true Beer Geek Brunch today.

This dense, coal-black, monster of an ale is topped by a nicely retained reddish colored head. Some sticky lacing clings to the walls of the tulip as the head slowly recedes.

Aroma consists mostly of roasted coffee acidity with strong secondary chocolate notes. Even with the higher ABV the bold characteristics are as just about as well integrated as in the Breakfast version.

The coffee continues to be the main attribute on the palate, lending pleasant roasted, acidic, and bitter flavors. Chocolate is still a significant role player here and the oatmeal finally starts to make itself known.

I'm still marveling about how easy drinking this is. This seems much more about the coffee than the non-weasel Breakfast version but it somehow still works in my opinion, even for a non-coffee drinker like myself. Funny that I'm not typically one to get excited about big coffee-infused stouts but both the Beer Geek beers I've tried so far are among my favorites from Mikkeller. If you can stomach the price tag this definitely a beer worth trying out.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 19:47:11 | More by berkey
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Bubba83

California

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a truly thick midnight black color with about one finger width of super creamy tan head. Good retention and decent lacing. Has a pretty menacing look to it, which fits the beer nicely.

A lot of nice aromas going on here. The most forward aroma is of freshly brewed strong coffee. Still, other powerful aromas of caramel, vanilla, nougat, and chocolate covered cherries are present. Behind all that there's some citrus and roastyness. I love a beer like this that doesn't make the drinker work too hard to pick up on these features because they are so strong. I was so close to giving this a 5 for smell, I can't find any flaws but I think I remember Founders Breakfast Stout smelling a little better.

First sip impressions are that this is a huge improvement over Beer Geek Breakfast in a lot of departments. There's still a TON of coffee here, but that's not where it ends, there's plenty of dark caramel, roast, tobacco, toffee, and alcoholic cherries. Hops don't really show themselves in the flavor, although it's a pretty bitter brew, but I think it's mostly from the coffee. Loving every sip.

Feel is right on the money, medium-thick consistency, smooth and oily. Leaves a bit of a coating over my tongue well after the sip is over, leaving a long lingering aftertaste. Carbonation is low and that's the way it should be for the style. Can't think of a way to improve it.

Very drinkable for an 11%er. It's actually hard to fathom it's that strong because there's no burn whatsoever. You can taste some alcohol there for sure, but it's adding to the overall profile of the beer. A really well done beer by Mikkeller! These guys can be a little hit or miss for me, but tally this one under the hit category. I am such a sucker for Coffee Imperial Stouts.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 06:11:23 | More by Bubba83
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Brad007

Vermont

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been wanting to try this for a while.

Pours a pitch-black color with a thick brown head into my tulip. Not much more to say except that the color can't be improved upon. It's just right!

Aroma is full of dark fruit, coffee and cream. A bit of alcohol heat peeks through.

Taste is full of roasted coffee, cream and a hint of chocolate. The cream seems to stand out the most. Based on the description, the addition of civet coffee only furthers the drinkability.

Mouthfeel is silky with a lingering hint of creamy coffee. Very well done. The mouthfeel alone is well worth it.

Very unique and certainly worth the price. The ingredients alone are worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 03:44:41 | More by Brad007
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

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

500ml bottle poured into tulip aug15 2010

A even when held to the sun shes black, I see some chunks of sediment at the bottom of the beer, two fingers of mocha head hang around for a few minuets and left a fair bit of lace

S plenty of dark bakers chocolate with some coffee and booze

T the same dark chocolate and some dark roasted coffee with some smoke and mild molasses, I can taste the booze but for almost 11% it's pretty well concealed, slightly sweet and perhaps a little licorice

M this is a high point in a great beer, thick and chewy with even a chunk or two, a little sticky on the lips and just a little heat to remind you this ain't no beer for beginners. the length on this beer is massive, you'll be tasting this beer well after you feel the affects

D well done Mikkeller, for a big beer its easy to drink and it went down a little faster then it should have

I can't claim I've consumed anything shit out by a jungle cat before but I've heard there's a first time for everything. All gimmicks aside this is wonderful beer and I can't wait to see how it ages. Well deserving of it's spot on the top 100 I doubt It will be leaving anytime soon

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 20:39:18 | More by wordemupg
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jsanford

Georgia

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

Poured into my Stone IRS tulip

A - Inky black with a thick, cratered mocha head. Leaves sticky lacing on the side of the glass.

S - High-quality coffee, dark roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate and the faintest whiff of smoky charcoal.

T - More dark (almost burnt) malts, fine coffee and dark chocolate. Finishes with a definite smoky flavor that balances out the bitterness nicely. Very well crafted, and the coffee is obviously of the highest pedigree.

M - Slightly thinner mouthfeel then I expected for this type of beer, I wish it was a bit fuller. However, the carbonation is perfectly prickly. There is an almost oily quality to this beer, it truly coats the palate and you can taste the roasted malts for some time after you swallow. ABV is hidden well.

D - Nicely drinkable, this is hitting the spot right now. This definitely lives up to the over-the-top hype and is certainly the tastiest weasel poop I've ever had. Kudos to Mikkeller for taking an extreme ingredient and crafting such a wonderful and unique brew!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 01:28:47 | More by jsanford
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dimenhetfield

Florida

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

Been after this one for a while and finally scored a bottle in a trade. This one is just straight up sexy. The pour is somewhat thick, almost gives off the impression of pouring syrup. The foam was about half a finger thick, but the color was just amazing to look at. It was brownish with thin/small bubbles. The head retention was pretty good and it left a little bit of lacing on the rim of the glass. The aroma had hints of chocolate malts, coffee bean and vanilla, just to name a few. The flavors are mixed together so well that it's really hard to tell that it has a 10.9%ABV. A great beer. I'll definitely get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 22:25:33 | More by dimenhetfield
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Xul

California

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

A: Pours almost pitch black with some light barely escaping around the edges, capped by two fingers of foamy beige head. Retention is good and it leaves massive amounts of sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Aroma is somewhat subdued, with roasted grains out front including somewhat of a charred character, followed by semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. Some caramel lurks in the background.

T: Roasted and burnt malts up front along with some faint dark cherries and plums, which give way to a big dose of semisweet chocolate. Coffee comes in strong about halfway through and sticks around through the finish, combining with some bitter chocolate to form a rich, slightly bitter mocha after taste. And what a long aftertaste it is...45 seconds later, I'm still tasting it.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, could be a bit thicker and creamier.

D: While it's not hard to drink, the long finish really keeps this to being a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 06:13:37 | More by Xul
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uturn

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml capped bottle poured into a La Chouffe glass.

So I'm going to be tasting a beer made with weasel poop. Well not really the poop, but the coffee beans which were pooped out. Just hoping that the beans were cleaned 1st.

A: The beer pours very thick and dark (maybe the beans weren't cleaned 1st) leaving a thin dark tan head.

S: The nose was all espresso and dark chocolate with a mild bit of carmel.

T: The taste was of dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate and only a hint of the 10.9% abv.

M: The mouth feel was thick, smooth and rich.

D: For a coffee stout at 10.9%abv, its drinkabilty is good.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 19:58:49 | More by uturn
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Schmaltzy

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this beer for about a month and just had to crack it finally, I know I should wait longer but I wanted to try this beer.

A- Poured a pitch black, darkest beer since BT for me and the 2 fingers of dark brown head with light lacing and clumps of foamy lacing. Really nice start to this beer.

S- Roasted malt and super dark bitter chocolate dominate the scent followed by a roasted strong coffee scent with some decent caramel/toffee scents and marzipan.

T- Huge amounts of roasted dark coffee in this beer followed by the dark bitter chocolate and roasted/smoky malt flavor, the finish on this beer is quite bitter from the weasel poop or the hops or maybe even the type of coffee not quite sure but it hangs around for a good 30 seconds after each sip, just great.

M- Quite average mouthfeel, much thinner than I would have thought but it does have a shit-ton, haha, of flavor and ample carbonation.

D- Got my first glass done and have a litte more than half the bottle to go, this finish is making it interesting to say the least. I really feel like I'm still drinking this beer 30 seconds after swallowing.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 03:22:23 | More by Schmaltzy
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pitch black color, even on the hues. Large, incredibly thick, creamy, rocky, sticky, cafe colored head with amazing retention that finally settles into a nice creamy, sticky layer of lace. Looks amazing.
 
S - Wonderful smelling beer. Rich coffee is obviously strong but there is also a strong dark chocolate and roasted dark malt aroma. Good amount of caramel and molasses sweetness as well. Some nutty and earthy aroma and a touch of alcohol are also vaguely present in the background.
 
T - Strong roasted espresso starts off the taste. Quickly rich chocolate, caramel, molasses, and cream flavors come in to provide a touch of sweetness along with the coffee taste. A touch of earthy, nuttiness comes out mid sip as well. A good amount of vanilla is also present and just a hint of anise. Roasted oatmeal has a good undertone throughout the sip that doesn't dominate but provides a bit of a backbone to the beer. Delicious, rich coffee is persistent along with a nice chocolate and sweetness to balance out the roasted bitterness.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Just a bit of a chewiness, but not as much I was expecting from an oatmeal stout.

D - Very easy to drink beer with a nice balance of coffee and other flavors, especially the sweeter ones.

Notes: Bottled 03/11/08. Very good coffee stout. Strong coffee flavor, but also has a good amount of traditional oatmeal stout flavor, and a nice chocolaty and sweetness (and some creaminess). Went incredibly well with breakfast. Wonderful beer, definitely worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 06:41:01 | More by FreshHawk
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to mbrasi for this.

4.5 A: Pitch black. Two plus fingers of creamy/frothy hyrbrid medium brown head. Very good retention and moderate spotty lacing.

5.0 S: Really nice here. Rich depth of aroma, probably from the poop residue, haha. In all seriousness, great balance between the sweet and the roasted. Good bit of roasted barley, some toastiness, medium roasted coffee, and loads of semi-sweet chocolate. Everything is big, bold, and complementary.

4.0 T: Taste is very good as well, but not as good as the nose. Roastiness is plentiful and gives a decent bitterness, cancelling out the lack of bitterness from the shit beans. Coffee flavor is plentiful, but much of the chocolate in the nose is not present here. Blackstrap molasses, slight citrusy hoppiness, and the smallest touch of plum fruitiness. Alcohol is hidden fairly well.

3.5 M: Medium body. This is the only problem I have with this brew. The body is lighter and less chewy than I'd like. The carbonation is fine, but the beer still feels dead. Warming alcohol on finish.

4.0 D: Awesome appearance and nose. Pretty good taste. Mouthfeel could be a lot thicker though.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 02:49:28 | More by DavoleBomb
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hayesez

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was sent this beer from the generous ptykozoon in a recent trade. Trying to get some work done in my office and figured I'd pull this one out to help me along. Poured into the only glass I currently have in here - my Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter. I can't help but sit back and reflect on the fact that I'm about to drink weasel shit - this is great!

The pour reveals a very deep dark brown beer producing an impressive two-finger mahogany (yes, it really is that dark) head. I haven't drunk a beer with a head this dark since my last Hunahpu's. The foam diminishes fairly rapidly leaving an impressive swirled pattern on the top of my beer. Small islands of thicker foam remain throughout the session and small amounts of lace are left on the side of my glass. This is a good looking beer...absolutely zero light can be seen coming through - even at the edges.

I'm surprised to find that coffee is actually not the dominant smell. While it is definitely in there (and very good) it plays second fiddle to the dark chocolate. A very roasty smelling beer that has a bit of nuttiness to it as well. A small amount of alcohol is also present. There is one other smell in there that I can't quite place...I'm really hoping I can come up with it by the end of the brew, as I quite enjoy it!

Well the coffee certainly makes its grand entrance in the flavor profile. This beer has a very potent taste, being led by coffee. The coffee is extremely roasty, with perhaps even a touch of smoke as well. It almost tastes like they just crushed up the coffee beans and dumped them in. Bitter chocolate is still present and is even more recognizable in the aftertaste. There is a slightly noticeable licorice component toward the finish. This beer really lingers well after I have swallowed. The 10%+ alcohol is noticeable, but with such vigorous flavor, it is certainly not obvious. Fortunately, the taste of weasel shit is not evident.

I expected the beer to be a bit thicker than it actually is. Having talked with others who have tried it, I was just a bit underwhelmed by a bit thinner mouthfeel than I anticipated. Carbonation is perfect.

This one took quite a while to finish. Not because there is anything wrong with its drinkability, but the flavor lingers for so long after my last drink, I'm in no hurry to pick it again.

Consumed: 8/8/2010

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 06:04:41 | More by hayesez
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Anaz

California

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

I've been curious about this beer and the coffee it's brewed with for a looong time.

This is one black as fuck beer. Seriously, light is afraid of this thing, even the head is a deep mocha color, out of fear of offending the liquid beneath it no doubt.

This has a deceptively sublte aroma, nice roasted malt, some coffee character, but very, very subtle.

ok. This is more than I can really handle. I do no possess he capabilies to fully appreciate the amazing, and yet somehow demented nature of this beer. Good job, you Danish bastard.... Dark chocolate, coffee (duH), black licorice, earth, weasel shit (a mother of a gourmand of a weasel at that), mud after a spring rain, a bit of Chtulu, serious stuff this is, seriously. This beer is a shitshow...this is brewed with the blood of the Old Gods, or I'm way too messed up from the sensory shockwave that this beer has wreaked upon my fragile sense of self to comprehend. I also as my friend Alan sagely pointed out, it has a faint taste of poo bitterness. And chocolate covered cherries...I can go on, but I may just amend this review after I drink my other bottle (I bought two...so far).

Surprisingly light body and smooth mouthfeel for a beer of this ABV. The alcohol only only makes it's presence known towards the end as it warms up.

I just want to keep drinking this until I figure it out...it drinks well, very well. I'm not sure when I will brave another bottle of this, but I doubt I will be any more prepared.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 07:12:56 | More by Anaz
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken on 6/18/10. I shared this bottle along with the normal beer geek breakfast at a small sampling at my place. The two other participants were explained the difference between the beers and they eagerly partook. Both of them sipped this brew and absolutely hated it. I enjoyed it enough that I was both surprised and excited to drink their share. Onward with my review.

Pours a super dark brown to black color that for the most part is, well...black. The head receeds fast but initially appeared as a very dark brown color. All that remains is a ring around the inside perimeter of the glass.

The nose of this brew has an aroma that is very earthy and just different. The scent of hops, burnt grains and coffee are the usual and expected players here but something quite strange seems different...weird...and uninvited to the party coming across well just different and earthy with a bit of a mineral-like almost metallic character.

The taste of this brew is bitter upfront like a dark roasted espresso blended with hops. There is a lasting flavor of burnt grains and alcohol with a citrus pop of hops a little piney tasting. The big alcohol presence brings all of the flavor together.

Medium to heavy bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Quite smooth in the feel despite the bold bitterness and alcohol punch. It was an enjoyable time to share some with 2 other people, to drink an entire bottle by myself might not be done easily.

A second serving produces a creamy head with retension better than the initially cold pour. As it warms up beyond ideal temperatures more chocolate character comes out. Also, the nose reminds me of the taste you get in your mouth if you put metal in it...literally I mean it. It sounds stupid but you know you have done it. The citrus zing of the hops caught me off guard compared to all the other flavors going on in this brew. This is a big bold, in your face beer. All in all I feel this is a good, worthwhile brew to try and the most scatter-brained I have ever thought/wrote in a review. This might be a good one to hold on to for awhile till the alcohol mellows out but at the same time you need to try one ASAP before the unique coffee flavor trails off.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 19:52:34 | More by stakem
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AleWatcher

Illinois

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

Had this at Dvelcich's tasting on 07.31.10 - reviewed from notes. This was brought and shared by Oreo -- bad user name, but good guy!

So this is a shit beer, as in it literally uses shit in the some where in the brewing process. (yes, I understand that it is the coffee beans that are eaten and defacated undigested and those are what is the shit, but still).
Ok, let's do it.

Pours a deep dark dark dark dark brown. I'm running out of natural light to hold it up to, but it is definately opaque with some reddish hints around the edges. There are some reddish hiues in the head too, which was about a half finger of creamy color tight bubbles.

Smells malty with some sweetness-- dry malts, coffee, and chocolate.

Took a sip and wow is this thick. So thick and creamy it is hard to describe. Really full-bodied.

Chocolate and espresso notes lead the way with lots of flavor-- perhaps a hint of earthiness.

This is surprisingly drinkable. I am impressed.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 04:44:22 | More by AleWatcher
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thagr81us

South Carolina

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

Served from tap into an imperial pint. Pours black with a one finger tan head that remains throughout. Maintains nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of coffee, caramel, chocolate, and malt. The flavor was of coffee, dark chocolate, malt, caramel, and a creamy followthrough with a lingering coffee flavor upon swallowing. It was heavy on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this quite was a nice brew in all aspects. Not lacking on anything at all. Just wish it were easier to find... Thanks for this one Mikkeller!

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2010 14:29:24 | More by thagr81us
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scarnold8

Indiana

2.98/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours pitch black with medium brown head. Left lacing on the glass as I drank.
S - Smells of rich coffee and dark chocolate malty goodness.
T - Malty and chocolate upfront and an extremely bitter coffee finish with some heat from the alcohol. The bitterness faded as I drank more, could have been that I got used to it, could have been the alcohol and bitterness numbing my taste buds so I couldn't taste it anymore.
M - Smooth, somewhat creamy. Nothing special, nothing bad about it.
D - Low. The coffee bitterness is too much for me. I would not have another.

Disappointed by the bitterness in this brew. I was excited to try it, but ended up being let down. If you enjoy rich, bitter coffee, I think you would love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 16:30:13 | More by scarnold8
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