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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,274
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
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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 Hachiman
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark as a black hole, another Mikkeller beer. Mocha head, quickly fading but 1/8 inch persisted. Fine lacing.

Dark, dark roasted aromas. Malt, coffee. cocoa powder.

Made from Indonesian civet coffee, Kopi Luak, but thankfully no "organic" tastes. Tastes like cold espresso, a profoundly dark roast with little bitterness. A bit of chalkiness.

Very thick and creamy, but almost too substantial to be smooth. Doesn't quite go down easily.

A very interesting Imperial Stout. Worth savoring.

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So I have to be honest. I think that it's kind of cool that something I've drank came out of a weasel-cat butthole. Ewww, but f-ing awesome.

Poured into a snifter from a bottle. Dark brown/black with a very thick, tan head. No lace.

The smell is pretty goddang wonderful. Very oat and coffee
, with some chocolate and booze. Vanilla in the finish. Very rich smell.

Being that I love coffee stouts, mmm. G
The coffee flavor is Turkish coffee rich, super smooth oatmeal, slight chocolate, earthy hops, slight touch of pine, alcohol spice (also slight), with a cocoa finish. Velvet in the throat.

Damn good. More please.

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

A: Pours an inky, jet black with a frothy, finger thick dark tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves no lacing.

S: The scent is sweet and boozy, you really need to dig deep for the chocolate and coffee scents. Once you get the coffee, you can smell the beans and dark roasted malts.

T: You can really taste the coffee here, it hits you upfront and is unlike any other coffee infused beer I've had. This Weasel Coffee is as unique as you would expect from the world's most expensive coffee. Roasted and boozy towards the end with bitter chocolates and sweets in the finish.

M: Thick and full bodied with little carbonation. There is a thick and creamy feel with a strong coffee presence.

D: Being that Imperial Stouts are my favorite style of beer and I've had many of them, I can say that this beer is unique. There is a different coffee flavor then you would typically find in a coffee stout. It's strong and flavorful and very good.

Photo of jm1229
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle opened on 8/10/11 and poured into a Port Brewing pint glass. Served at 55 degrees.

A- Dark black body, perhaps a tad watery, with a thick mocha head. The head fades quickly and leaves no lacing. Looks like black coffee.

S- Malt, chocolate, vanilla, very sweet. Smells divine.

T- Lots of dark coffee and chocolate. Extremely smooth. And for almost 11%, this has almost no alcohol taste. Really tasty. Also, great coffee aftertaste. The coffee beans used are really unique and leads to an edge over other oatmeal stouts.

M- Low carbonation and extremely smooth. A little light bodied, but would be great with, well, brunch.

O- What an awesome beer. I don't want to stop drinking it. I wish it was a bit cheaper, but at $15, the quality of this beer is still worth it. Top notch.

Photo of BrewCrew2010
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a blackish-brown body with a thick brown head that's a large size, good head retention, but no lacing.

S: Very boozy which makes it slightly difficult to detect other smells. However, nice light roasted malt aroma with notes of bitter chocolate, coffee, molasses, and vanilla.

T: Again, this one is hot- in other words it's got a boozy bite from the high ABV and I feel it kind of overwhelmed some of the other flavors. This one is definitely better room temperature flavor wise. Nevertheless, a nice bitter coffee upfront flavor followed by chocolate and other roasted malts. Getting a little cream and vanilla, as well as notes of molasses, smoke, and caramel.

M: Full body; low carbonation; creamy & silky texture.

O: I liked this beer, don't get me wrong, but I don't think this is the best Imperial Stout I've ever had or terribly outstanding. I probably would get this again only to see if the aging helps the boozy flavor. It's nothing too complex. It's definitely a nice sipper, but only one at a time.

Photo of AmericanGothic
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

A: Pours a nearly opaque, dark brown with 1 finger of dark tan head. Some retention and lace.

S: Chocolate, light roast and some vinous/dark fruit notes. Very good.

T: Slightly bitter chocolate, some milky sweetness underneath, finishes with the coffee but the chocolate hangs in there as well. Quite tasty, mellow and full-flavored at the same time.

M: Smooth and creamy, no complaints here.

O: A very tasty and satisfying imperial stout. On vacation and without obligations, I might even be able to have a second. Pricey for sure, but I would still gladly buy it again. Well done, Mikkeller.

Photo of Slatetank
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at Al's of Hampden -shared with carlos and tenderbranson69. Enjoyed from a tulip chilled.

The color is the deepest black, like used motor oil, opaque clarity and thick creamy tan head. The lace sticks well and retention is good with very fine bead. The aroma is unique to me it has all the things you expect and more. There is a sweet odor which I would compare to floral attributes of vanilla and earthy notes of roasted coffee with some slight cocoa elements and caramel from the malt. The malt is mild with a more pronounced coffee odor than most imperial stouts let alone stouts with coffee in general. I love the oatmeal which gives a sweet nutty odor to the roasted elements and slight cocoa aroma. This is a luxurious feeling roasted yet well integrated coffee feel, supple and smooth yet there is a moderate amount of spice and sweetness is not overdone.

The taste is delicious in that it carries a full on coffee and mocha taste without punishing you with coffee acidity or too much hops to clutter up the oatmeal stouts silky flavors. There is a mild roasted and caramel malt sweetness in the background but I love how fresh the coffee gives a very fresh and almost spiced flavor with some stone fruit tinges for good measure. I will say I loved this as much if not more than the original Beer Geek Breakfast which is saying a lot considering it is one of my favorite of this style. I appreciate the subtleties that Mikkeller is able to bring out in this beer, not many come close to the complexity and richness. If I had to describe it I would say a coffee stout is like eating a hershey bar, but Brunch Weasel is like eating the finest chocolate truffles. I recommend this to anyone. The only downside was the import price which you can't really avoid unless they start brewing in the United States.

Photo of HotHabanero
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled. Pours black with medium, brown head. Fair lacings Nose of black coffee, roasted malt and vanilla. Sweet flavour with honey, coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate. Full bodied. oily/creamy texture. Flat carbonation. More dry with some bitterness in the finish. It it’s a awesome nice brew and it has developed with few years of storage

Photo of jondeelee
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer Geek Brunch, for it's nerdy name, is nothing more than an oatmeal stout with coffee. What's so geeky about that? Well, for starters, it's a 10.9% ABV oatmeal stout, which means you're pretty much guaranteed a tastebud meltdown. It's also made by Mikkeller, famous for excellent brews. But mostly, it's the fact that the coffee Mikkeller chose to add to this heavy-duty stout is Kopi Luwak. What's Kopi Luwak? It's the world's most expensive (and low-production) coffee, primarily because in order for the beans to count as Kopi Luwak quality, they must first pass through the gastrointestinal tract of the Asian Palm Civet, then extracted, cleaned, sun-dried, and roasted. This process gives the bean--and the resulting coffee--far more aroma and far less bitterness. Think it's disgusting to eat a bean that's been pooped out of what is essentially a fancy rat-monkey? Don't ever investigate how mushrooms are grown.

As for the beer, opening the bottle releases a wave of aromas that are both heady and profound. Surprisingly, coffee is not first among these aromas, but is upstaged by a wealth of lemon-grapefruit hops. Coffee does come next, providing a subtle roasted bean aroma, reminiscent of the wave of warm air that wafts over you upon entering a coffee shop in winter. Caramelized brown sugars, hints of fig and vanilla, and wildflower honey provide sweetness.

On the tongue, however, coffee is first, literally exploding onto the tastebuds as if it had been caged like a wild animal. This is darkness: black coffee, ash, tobacco, black malt, charcoal carbon, all of it swirling in a generative dance, mixed with just a hint of pure cream, a drop of vanilla, and a spoonful of fig juice and brown sugar. The result is beautiful and delicious: the most wonderful cup of coffee you've ever had, mixed expertly with a damn fine oatmeal stout, neither one overpowering the other. It says much that the massive ABV is completely hidden by these flavors, whereas in many other beers of this strength the alcohol is potent and vodka-like around the edges. Even better, the flavors hardly fade over the course of the mouthful, but resiliently march on, and it's only several score seconds after swallowing that the aftertaste finally bids adieu. Mouthfeel is a silky medium-strong, and carbonation is medium.

This is beer to make a stout lover not only cry, but seriously consider why (s)he isn't opening up a brewery. If there is any justice, this is what I will be served in heaven's cafeteria. Oh god, yes, please let it be.

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

2009 rate.

50cl bottle. Pours deep brown with a beautiful, creamy mocha head, a pleasure to watch. Pretty strong charred coffee aroma, with smooth deep malt and vanilla accents. Really creamy in the mouth, significantly better as it warms. No harsh flavors, not overly roasty, a little chocolate with a very pleasant coffee hue. Kind of thin mouthfeel. One of the better imperial stouts out there, it’s not my favorite style, but this one is totally solid.

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Black as night with a nice 1/4 mocha colored head with ok retention and nice lacing

Smell: Good notes of coffee chocolate roasted malts and hints of vanilla oatmeal

Taste: Really sweet chocolate right up front might be the sweetest I have ever had in a beer which I really like. Followed by a real nice coffee flavor finished of with a trace of weasel colon(kidding of course)

Mouthfeel: Full body with low carbonation

Overall: I really really enjoyed this beer and I can honestly say it's unlike and other oatmeal stout I have ever had. Really good and really unique

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

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel on tap at Shorty's NYC.

Appearance: Served in a Delirium snifter, the Weasel comes with a one-finger mocha-colored head, superb lacing and good retention. Intensely black.

Smell: Smoky, meaty. Country ham drying in the mountains. Coffee, milk chocolate.

Taste: Mineral water, pungent coffee (cold-brewed and iced). Molasses, chicory, maple syrup. Like chewing on a ginger-snap cookie. Sweeter than the nose but balanced. Some hop on the back and a very dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium body and flavor. Super creamy, sticky sweet. Dry, slightly tingly/bitter finish.

Overall: The drinkability of this beer is outright wrong. I mean, 10.90%??? This drinks easier and better than Guinness! Could use more body/heft/punch, and price is an issue ($11 per 14-oz serving), but what an exceptional brew. Flavor and drinkability are stunning.

Photo of Trilogy31
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous pitch black in my duvel tulip, with a thick creamy two plus fingers of espresso colored foam. The head holds on through have the beer and leaves thick spider webs of lace. Truly a beautiful looking forward. The nose brings notes of dark roasted malt, earthy bitter chocolate, freshly ground mocha java finishing with a touch of forest floor and campfire. The taste right away reminds me of a borderline rauchbier, heavy on the roasty notes which i perceive more as smoke. Chewy and thick with light carbonation, the coffee acidity and slight hop bitterness pulls this beer in balance. A very well made and sexy beer - i have a problem with the heavy roast making it hard to taste any of the flavors, though the coffee peaks through along with dark red fruits.

Update just had this beer from the same batch as my previous review (which i apparently wrote drunk based on the non sensical beginning). Still picked up the roasty/smoky note as the most prominent taste and the dar fruits have faded but the beer seemed to be better balanced. The chocolate was lighter and the coffee dropped out, but this still is a very tasty stout and i would lift my taste score to a 4 with the others remaining the same.

Photo of afausser
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What a great beer. I've had this one at least a year and a half--beyond that, I don't know when it was bottled.

Appearance: Pours not quite pitch black, but the color of extremely dark chocolate, with a little less than a finger of head that turns into a small ring of extremely crisp, fine, tiny bubbles around the edge of the glass. Little lacing, but the glass looks very sticky.

Smell: Amazing--almost smells like a barrel-aged beer. Some roasted malts, thick chocolate and molasses notes stand out.

Taste: Heavy on molasses, brown sugar, and chocolate notes, with the coffee notes more understated. Very little bitterness--which is why the coffee is so hard to taste at first.

Mouthfeel: Perfect--numerous fine, crisp bubbles. I have nothing to complain about--and that's hard to do in the mouthfeel category.

Drinkability: a heavy brew, but the quality and lack of alcohol heat make it highly drinkable. nicely done.

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

I'm a total sucker for a stout that looks like this: sure, the impossibly deep black color, but it's the chocolaty/mocha brown head that takes it. Unfortunately the head doesn't last very long, but at 10.9%, it can't be expected to hold on very long. But just swirl it and it comes back to life awhile. Very nice.

Oooh, mama...the aroma is a killer, in the best way. Fans of great coffee will never be able to get their noses out of this. I can't. I've never had Civet Coffee (does that still qualify as vegan?), but I want to try it now. The coffee character has a smooth, silky, mellowed but entirely assertive tone. And, unlike some coffee stouts, the coffee doesn't overwhelm. There's also plenty of graham cracker sweetness, gooey/milky fudge, a polite but present kiss of hops, deep and rich caramel/toffee tones...oh hell yeah. And this is only the aroma. Please don't let it fall flat on the tongue...

A sip of B.G.B.W. begins with coffee, hella-roasty and totally delicious roasty, and moves into subtle grassy hop bitterness, super-smooth caramel-filled chocolate candy sweetness, a twist of toffee, a dark berry-like bittersweetness, like berries just a bit too young to be picked and eaten... then it's back to coffee. And it's the coffee flavor that rides out in one extremely long finish. I might have expected a more complex stout, but no matter. This is incredibly good. As for the 10.9% alcohol? Hardly noticed it was there, although it gradually came through as the beer warmed. I usually like a bit of alcohol warmth in bigger beers, but the controlled alcohol here is very much appreciated, bringing out the real highlight flavors to greater relief. I'll say it's a lot like coffee in that it smells better than it tastes, but in this beer's case, there's not as much gap between smell and flavor. Almost a "5"...

Had it been a bit thicker in body, I'd be tempted to bump up the taste score to a perfect "5"...as with big stouts, feel and taste are nearly inseparable. At first I thought it seemed watery, but after a few sips I came to like the ultra-silky, super-smooth glide that it provides, which works very well with the character of the kind of coffee used here. So the texture turns out to be complementary to the flavor, just not what I expected.

Even forgetting the novelty aspect of the Civet Coffee and how it got its name, this is one seriously terrific stout. Well worth the money, and I don't even care that they may have used the synthetic/replicated Vietnamese version of real "from the butt" Civet Coffee. Because this rules, no matter which way you slice it.

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

800th review so picked something special from the fridge. Picked this up in Indiana during the last trip home. Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass. No bottling info so don't know when it was bottled but I've had in cellar since December. Pitch black in color. It had a good sized head for a stout that settled into a thin collar and some central wisps fed by some carb streams. Little bit of slow sliding lace with a tiny bit sticking.

The aroma was exceptional even though a tad boozy. Nice roasted coffee and chocolate malts leading the way. Not getting much of the base oatmeal though. Taste is also really good with the sweet malt leading the way with slight coffee bitter hitting towards the middle. Those weasels did a good job of getting the bitter out of there. Told the wife the story behind the weasel's and the beans out of the poop. She was half gagging and half gotta try that to see what the hype is. She's a trooper though as she did try it and liked it. Mouthfeel was full and chewy with sweet aftertaste.

Overall, a really great beer that is worthy of most of the hype. Even after 7 months of aging plus who knows how long ago it was bottled, it was still quite boozy so that stopped it from really nailing it for me. Still highly recommend. Not avail here in TX - see above. Rotation - one is enough for me although I would try once on tap and maybe a well aged bottle. [N;O]

Photo of sidetracked
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with medium brown head. Good initial head that lingers around the edges. Some lacing from the initial pour.

Smell is bitter roasted malts and coffee, a little semi-sweet milk and bitter chocolate. Not a very strong aroma.

Slightly sweet upfront--brown sugar and a little coffee bitterness. Coffee comes in more during the middle. Finish has more coffee bitterness with some molasses sweetness. A very different coffee flavor than other stouts.

Full bodied, creamy and smooth. Low carbonation. Somewhat velvety.

Good sweet and bitter balance with a really unique coffee flavor. Enjoyable but too pricey.

3/10/2011

Photo of Knapp85
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is much like the regular Beer Geek Breakfast.'I really couldn't find too much of a difference really. The beer poured out as dark black color with a great big brown head on it. The smell is full of coffee and chocolate. The taste of the beer is very rich, highly roasted and creamy. The mouthfeel is thick and lightly carbonated. Overall the beer is very good, would like to have again but it is a little pricy so it may be a while before it comes my way again.

Photo of angelogarcia3
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This exceptional beer is really fantastic. The deep as midnight with a thick light brown head leaving a thin mustache on my lips. A nose full of caramel, chocolate, and cappucino. The thickness and smoothness in the mouth give way to a deep cappuccino taste with a hint of bitterness at the finish.

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

Pours deep black, nearly impenetrable, with dense three fingers worth of head that settles to a very thick cap. The lacing is impressive, leaving ring after ring behind.

Smell; dark chocolate and coffee are very evident, as well as some hints of a port like fruitiness and alcohol.

Taste; starts off with bittersweet chocolate and black cherries, which quickly fade to espresso and and dark bread. There's an almost smokey flavor through the middle, and the alcohol that was present in the nose is barely detectable in the flavor. Between the coffee, dark bread and smokey flavors this comes off as one of the most savory beers I've had in a long time.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, bordering on luscious, with a thick, smooth carbonation.

I'm always a bit apprehensive when it comes to some of the more hyped beers, but this one completely lived up to it.

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

Been waiting for a special occasion to try this one, as I love big coffee stouts, and I've heard good things. Not a special occasion, but a cool summer evening the day after the solstice seems worth a heavy coffee pick-me-up. On to the beer.

Pours thick and dark dark brown going into the glass, totally black once it's settled. Massive cascading fluffy foamy (running out of adjectives) mocha-colored head that takes a long, long time to recede, and leaves a ton of lacing. Wow.

Smells delicious. Warm chocolate malts, the full rich smell of oats, with the nicely roasted coffee front and center. This is a feast for the nose, reminiscent of Founders Breakfast Stout. A wonderful blend of dark roasted malts, oats, and coffee. I do pick up a slight alcohol bite.

Comes on much more bitter in the flavor than I expected. I get the dark roasted malts, and some coffee flavor, but not as much of either of those as I'd like. The oats are there, again providing a fullness that gives the beer more presence. But the dominant flavor is the bitterness. Whether from the coffee, hops, or dark roasted malts, I can't quite tell, but regardless, it's too much of it. It overpowers the other flavors, which I think would otherwise pull together really nicely. Finish is long, slow, and bitter.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Thick and heavy, with the light fluffy chewiness brought by the oats. Medium-low carbonation; would probably be better with a bit more to mix things up and cut the bitterness. Sticks in the mouth, without feeling syrupy.

This beer met my hopes in all ways but one. It looks, smells, and feels great, but that bitterness that dominates the flavor really takes it down a notch. I just can't get through it to the rest of the deliciousness that's hiding back there.

Photo of errantnight
2.48/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I regret not having made a record of the bottling that was tasted, here, but alas... this is an unappetizing batch of Weasel.

The pour looks great, a deep jet black with a thin head. But right away on the nose there's problems. There's a hint, a whisper of of awesome coffee and chocolate roast that just gets overwhelmed by hot, spicy phenols.

On the palate the phenolic spice overload continues, causing havoc with what are clearly a solid recipe and excellent use of coffee in the background. Harshening the mix, the phenols play to the already tannic qualities this has an unpleasant, acrid finish.

The body hangs in there, a lush smoothness keeps drawing me back... I know there's a version of this beer that's good. Alas, this bottle is not it.

Photo of Cavery
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A pint shared with Klym over a special farewell session.

"There's a secret ingredient in this beer, I won't say what it is"

*a few tastes*

"It's got to be some coffee"

*laughs*

"Dude, is this that cat @$%^ coffee?"

A: A dark core of a stout that gives way to frothy oatmeal suds, a solid 1 finger head comes and goes with a conservative pour. Brown bubbles linger for a while before finding a home on the edges of the glass. Lonely patches of brown bubbles remain in the middle of the beer for minutes after pouring. A very coffee looking beer, quintessential coffee aesthetics.

S: I can only describe the smell of this beer as "diaper with an imperial hand of anise". The smell is too sweet to really say "licorice", as the anise really runs deep in the nose. A light ash tray/tobacco lets its presence be known. The smell is so confusingly complex, is this a fruit that I have never tried? I feel like someone in some country that I am not familiar with is consuming some dark berry that is exactly this smell. the lightest creamed coffee peaks its shy head in the finish. A palette cleansing nose.

T: Coffee berry (?). a bright sweet offering of coffee that comes in form of a berry sweetness that makes you rethink the very nature of the coffee bean. A strong acidity drives the beer to your stomach, but a hybrid sense of nuttyness/roastyness that never seems to go one way or another lingers. What the heck at the earthy appearance of fancy morels.This beer grows on me with light speed. So mysteriously hazelnutty/creamy/truffles/pecan/espresso. Walnuts in the aftertaste. The acidity makes me believe this could be a laxative. The best laxative ever.

M: Moderate mouth feel that allows the coffee aspects shine. Super toned down bubbles that almost imply a colder temperature (?). I know it sounds weird, but I get the sense of chilled coffee every time I take a sip. The slow breakdown of slow released carbonation gives this phantom sensation of coldness. I'm pretty sure this beer is illegal in some states.

O: This reminds me of when I would try avocados as a kid, and I swore I'd never eat them. A few years later and I eat guacamole by the orchard. I want to grow up with this beer. I feel like this beer has whispered me a secret that I am yet to understand. An enigma in a glass. I am pretty sure those cats are incapable of metabolizing pure knowledge. I don't even care if the berries were fully cleaned, this is astoundingly unique.

Photo of Klym
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shared with Cavery. Poured into an oversize wine glass.

A: Deep black with a thin tan head that eventually leaves a small tan ring around the top of the glass. Reminds me very much of the visual of Speedway Stout.

S: Funky. I felt nervous after I read the side of the bottle right before drinking it. I've never had the coffee so I didn't know what to expect. Honestly it smelled enticing, this seems awfully different. High quality coffee, chocolate, spices, and honestly a little bit of shit in the nose (not just from expectation, I believe). Makes me excited for the taste.

T: Hot damn, that is an amazing beer. Punches you with a mysterious funk that blooms out into a delicious coffee, chocolate, coconut flow that rolls out into your mouth then curls back up slow mo back into the original punch of funk, mellowing out with a mix of all of the flavors. The taste is amazing-- my expectations and fears are floored.

M: Wonderfully creamy, fits the taste profile awesomely, especially helps bring up the coconut sense that comes in the mouth.

O: This is maybe the most underrated beer I've ever encountered. The fact that I never see this thrown down in trades or talked about or in the top 100 list all attest to that fact. I applaud mikkeller for the bold experiment and the spectacular result. It's pretty rare that I seek out a beer soon after I have it but I'll be securing more bottles of this when I can.

Photo of Lukie
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out a pitch black, thick as oil, with super brown dark rich head, that dissipitates into a ring of brown lace around the outskirts of the liquid. This is what an Imperial Stout should look like.

Huge rich coffee, with hints of tobacco, licorice, really dark cocoa chocolate. An aroma of slight alcohol creeps through, but the intense aromas of coffee keep it in line.

Flavour is really rich cocoa chocolate with hints of caramel, that give way to big, fresh, and sweet coffee. A slight bitterness from the coffee comes through, as if it was freshly perculated. The front of the mouth has a hint of cloying alcohol sweetness, but it fades off very quickly.

You can't expect much more from an Imperial Stout. It is huge, roasty, sweet, desserty, delicious. It is only second to Beer Geek Breakfast in my book, but damn, those two are a cut above the rest. So easy to drink aswell.

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,274 ratings.