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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,141
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 328
Gots: 389 | FT: 24
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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.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009)
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Photo of Kendo
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.

Kendo, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of dogfishandi
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.

dogfishandi, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of madvermin
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.

madvermin, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
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.

mdaschaf, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of charlzm
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.

charlzm, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of TheFightfan1
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.

TheFightfan1, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
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.

Urbancaver, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of Cheesemoose
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.

Cheesemoose, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
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

brew3crew, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
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.

FosterJM, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of tjfinkle
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.

tjfinkle, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of lackenhauser
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.

lackenhauser, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of Buddha22
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.

Buddha22, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of htomsirveaux
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.

htomsirveaux, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of yourefragile
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.

yourefragile, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of andrewinski1
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.

andrewinski1, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of ZacharyJ
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up from John at Granite Liquors in Weymouth. (dbexpert). Pours a coffee black with a bright white head that turns brown as it dissipates. Smells vaguely of coffee infused with mocha flavors. Doesn't just taste like coffee, it tastes like great coffee. Sweet raspberry in the aftertaste. You could do the entire bottle in a sitting, but it's a great beer to share, as I think many people should get to enjoy this one.

ZacharyJ, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of snpub540
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now this one really does wake you up.

Poured into a Duvel tulip a completely black hue with a brown head. Had some nice hang time for a beer of almost 11%. Web lacing on the glass. Very nice.

The nose is a hint to the nice amount of alcohol in this one as well as a strong nose of coffee. There's also some dried dark fruits in there and possibly some molasses. Very nice and tempting.

Taste is bitter coffee and some chocolate upfront, with a nice amount of roasted flavor as well. Raisins and prune are the dominate fruity flavors and the finish is a warm vinous flavor.

Super creamy smooth body from the oatmeal. And alcohol is pretty well balanced but you can definitely feel it when you get up from your first pint.

A very nice brew.

snpub540, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of JizackFH
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - This pours jet black in color. A pretty aggressive pour only gives this a half-finger dark tan head. There are some specs of lacing left on the glass.

S - It smells of dark roasted malts, strong coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. I am also getting notes of dates or figs.

T - The taste is of strong roasted coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some booze. The finish is of bitter roasted coffee. This is a great tasting stout. I really enjoy the strong bitter coffee taste.

M - It has a full body and low carbonation. It has a rich velvety feel to it, and it goes down very easy. There is a slight puckering bitterness here, as well as some alcohol warmth.

D - The drinkability is good here. It is a slow sipper for sure, but the taste is amazing. I really like this beer a lot. I would definitely try this one again.

JizackFH, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of readbaron
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, inky black with a generous (from the hard pour) dark mocha head. The head fades quickly into a ring and leaves a bit of sticky lacing.

Initially not a lot of nose to this one. Smells very malty with a decent bit of coffee and some oaty and chocolaty sweetness with anise underneath. The aroma that exists is excellent, and really opens up as the beer warms.

Taste is excellent. Very smooth - well blended. Starts out malty with a wallop of coffee. It finishes with some licorice and oatmeal and chocolate sweetness. Somewhere in there is a hint of burnt roasty bitterness. An exceptionally smooth and tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Thick, creamy, lightly carbonated, viscous and oh so smooth.

A slow sipper for sure - this is one tasty, tasty brew. Just wish it wasn't so pricey.

readbaron, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of elgiacomo
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle, recent batch delivered to Georgia so quite fresh. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a good sized dark brown head that recedes to a light cap and ring and leaves some nice drippy lacing.

The aroma is some of the most rich and premium coffee I've ever encountered in a beer, fantastic! While the coffee is the star of the show, the supporting cast consists of chocolate, rich roasted malts, hints of dark fruit, caramel and bread. Excellent strength.

As good as the aroma is, the flavor is even better....coffee heaven! Wow. Absolutely intense coffee experience...perhaps the best I've ever encountered in a beer. Also features some really nice rich chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of dark fruit and caramel. Alcohol is very well hidden for this level of ABV.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, very creamy and soft, low carbonation.

I may have just found my new favorite coffee stout which is saying a lot as it is one of my favorite styles. Words just can't describe...

elgiacomo, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of Neffbeer
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Pitch dark, completely opaque. Thick tan head that just hangs on forever, pretty amazing. The lacing is just as extreme, it is coating the glass perfectly covering each cm in luscious frothy goodness. Great start.

S: Wow, the nose on this beer is off the charts. Anise, tobacco, leather, chocolate, and all around roasty goodness. Just impeccable. There is a spicy character that I cannot put my finger on. It could be the bittering hops. For the style, imperial oatmeal coffee stout, this is setting the bar rather high. As it warms the resinous quality of the brew starts to shine. It is very earthy and almost dirty.

T: Oh sweet beer gods, this is some divine nectar. Where do I begin? Vanilla jumps out (which I did not detect on the nose), anise, and chocolate and fades into the extreme roast of malt. The coffee makes its' varmint appearance with authority mid-palate. It seems sweet for an instant but smoothly transitions in to a dry clean finish that lingers into roasty coffee goodness.

M: Full bodied and incredibly smooth, velvet.

D: Even at 10.9% I could drink ALOT of this beer. One of the best offerings I have had from Mikkeller. Cheers.

Neffbeer, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Brunch...Weasel. 10.9% abv.

This Imperial Oatmeal Stout is brewed with one of the world's most expensive coffees, made from the droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma.

Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at Nogne-O, Grimstad, Norway.

Let's forego trepidation and reservation and crack that crown...

Thoroughly black, sizable head, rich and toasty brown. Nice looking stout.

Aroma: right on the money. Lovely, lovely stuff. Soft, but roasty and toasty, a trifle burnt, but overall smooth. Every inch and every way, what a good, bold oatmeal stout should be...wait, "bold" oatmeal stout?

Taste: huh. Interesting. Not too sweet, not bitter in any inordinate degree, just balanced enough. There's rich malt, but not too thick, there's some bitterness, some sweet malt, but ....dang, balanced is the word I keep coming back to...weird. Tasty cocoa flavors come through, yummy coffee notes...very strong and undeniable flavor, long finish, full flavor. But there is absolutely nothing unusual, or to be true, interesting about this one. We can't taste the civet cat, nor his droppings. It's only disgusting if we dwell on it. You could have gotten a good imperial oatmeal stout, without scooping the pooping. Sorry. I'm just saying. Really, no one wanted this to taste like poo. But, on the other hand, it doesn't deliver anything extra. There's a grit, there's a grab, there's something, ....

I did it, and I won't spend the extra coin to do it again. Mark this in the "did it" slot, and I will grab another oatmeal stout, imperial or not, that did arise out of a weasel's back slot.

feloniousmonk, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of Beejay
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black as the darkest night. Looks like dark black glass in poured into a tulip. The small amount of head is a dark brown cocoa color. The head dissipates fairly quickly, but is brought back by a quick swirl.

S: Deep dark sweet malt. There is a bit of a earthy smell in here as well. There is a very dark coffee scent that mingles with rich dark chocolate.

T: Huge hit from the coffee and chocolate. It's like drinking a cup of dark chocolate mixed with an earthy bitter espresso. This is a coffee lover's beer. Deep, dark, and a good strong bitterness.

M: Rich, thick, and creamy smooth. Beauty. It really coats your mouth like rich cream.

D: Definitely a sipper of a beer, but strong and tasty. The price is a little prohibitive for drinking this regularly, but it sure is a good treat.

Beejay, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of chicagobeerriot
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours completely opaque black with a thick mocha head that creates some nice lacing. Can't really ask for more in terms of appearance.

The smell is a welcome mix of dark and milk chocolate, dark roast espresso, dark plum, port and tobacco.

Mouthfeel is on the thick side for the style. Very light carbonation helps create a coat-the-back-of-your-mouth oil slick.

Down the hatch. Although there is a very strong coffee flavor here, it isn't overly charred which lets some of the complexity to develop on the palate. On one layer you get the espresso and chocolate flavors, but the beer also has a layer of fruit and port that provides a surprisingly delicate sweetness on top of the strong earthy foundation. There's also a mesquite smoke note that helps bind things together. The beer rewards repeated sips as there are a lot of flavors to process that also blend well as a whole. As far as my taste buds are concerned, this beer is world class. I just wish the mouthfeel wasn't quite so thick.

chicagobeerriot, Feb 14, 2011
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,141 ratings.