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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 1,993
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 313
Gots: 362 | FT: 24
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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.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009)
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

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

Much thanks to cbutova for sharing this. I hope to get one of my own soon.

Pours as black as a weasels soul. Dark brown head is big at first, turning to a swirly cap. Leaves some lacing. Poop molecules...err...I mean sediment at the bottom.

Smell is excellent. Rich fudge chocolate, coffee and lots of dark fruit - dark berries and raisins. Almost a mango/coconut element. Really great mix of fruit, chocolate and coffee. Easily one of the best smelling stouts I have had.

The fruit is also huge in the taste, much more than I thought it would be. Still getting a huge dark fruit vibe, dark berries, cherries, and raisins. The rich chocolate fudge and coffee are excellent, taste pretty much matches the smell. A good amount of sweetness. Alcohol is very, very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is very creamy, carbonation is pretty level, but the most impressive part is how much it hides the booze. Are you SURE this is beer? Not some thinner high quality milkshake?

Very drinkable and enjoyable for the alcohol content. Pricey but Cam (cbutova) tells me the coffee used in this is $600/pound. An entirely different beast from Beer Geek Breakfast.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 02:06:50 | More by Chico1985
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pastradul

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle with a friend. Poured into a irs tulip.

Fresh out of a very cold cooler. The smell is an INTENSE bitter dark chocolate.

The taste is the same. Some roasted malt character to it, but the main flavor is like the darkest cacao chocoalte bar you have ever had. Very tasty... but as it warms a very smoky flavor starts to develop. Not the most fond of this flavor. but I had made my way through most of the glass!

a very good beer IMO, will have to remember to serve this pretty cold and drink it on the faster side with some ice cream or something!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 16:27:21 | More by pastradul
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alli4051

Colorado

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic.

Pours a deep, viscous, black. Almost completely devoid of light with a thick, creamy, dark tan head. Nose is strong scents of coffee, molases, cocoa, and a faint hint of hops. Taste is more of the same. Coffee and cocoa notes really dominate here. Thick chewy mouthfeel that isn't too sticky. Even at 10.9% still a very drinkable beer. Glad that this one lived up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 21:26:33 | More by alli4051
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Reaper16

Alabama

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

POOP BEER!
500mL bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a lovely deep brown. Pretty much black. The body sits thick in the glass. The head is quite dark; a burnt caramel color. It only gets to one and a half fingers but it laces well and hugs the sides of the glass with tenacity.

Initial aromas are smoke, tobacco leaf and lots of roasted malt. There is coffee amidst the roast (as one would hope). There is an element of what fellow BA'er FernMaster called "dark poop fruit smell." I know what he is getting at - there is a sour mash sort of smell that also has a spoiled fruit quality to it. This is pretty unique. I don't fully know what I am smelling, which I'm guessing is because of the civet cat coffee (which I have never had).

This is an exquisite, unique Imperial Stout. The deep roast is what I get first but it softens and opens up to dry leaves and a touch of raisin-rum cake. The coffee develops as bitter, bitter espresso that contains a certain pungent, fruity quality that I can't place (blueberry is what comes to mind)(which, again, I am attributing to the civet cat poop coffee). The finish is very nutty. A rich nutty quality that yields to smoke and roasted bean. This is top-notch.

The body isn't thick enough for the ideal Imperial Stout but the the relative thinness is good for carrying all the flavors throughout the palate. A beer this strong (in both flavor and ABV%) can only be so drinkable but it is certainly good in the scoring category.

Poop beer is a unique experience that every stout lover should have. I've never had a coffee stout quite like it and I suspect that I never will. The combination of bitterness and fruitiness from the coffee and the nutty, smoky malt make for a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 04:49:14 | More by Reaper16
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kbanks13

Massachusetts

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

500 mL from the second batch into a Sam Smith tulip pint glass

A: This beer pours like a black hole. A soul-sucking vortex that mercilessly devours all light. Half finger copper/brown head that disappears quickly and leaves a faint ring of its former-self. No lacing.

S: Massive cocoa smells, think 85% dark chocolate bar kind of cocoa. A mountain of roasted ground coffee. Caramel, burnt grains, raisins and vanilla in that order. Warming alcohol tickles my nose. Bitter and acidic with sweet notes and a slight boozy characteristic, exactly how an imperial stout should smell to me.

T: First sip, wow this beats every imperial stout I've had until now. Right away I get the raisins and booze but its not a particularly hot beer, even at almost 11% ABV. Heavy on the chocolate, which I loved about this beer, with some vanilla and caramel pulling through. Then the coffee hits. I hate coffee, I love coffee flavor, but I hate coffee none the less. This beer might just make a coffee drinker out of me. Smooth and even a little creamy, beautifully balanced between bitter and fruity, bold and tasty daring you to have another sip right away. Absolutely incredible. None of the ash/smoke/charcoal mentioned from others that have had this batch, mine was perfect.

M: I knew when it poured thick enough to be mistaken for molasses that this would be great. Thick, viscous, and coating on my tongue. Not overly carbonated either. Not so thick and flat that I need to choke it down, but man this beer is a meal.

D: This beer dares you to have sip after sip, bottle after bottle until the day you no longer can enjoy this wonderful beer. The ABV, price, and availability prevent this though. I wish this were more easily available at least, this may be my new favorite imperial stout. What an incredible beer, I was nervous that it wouldn't live up to the hype and I am so glad that it did.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 01:17:18 | More by kbanks13
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oregonskibum

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a small snifter glass.

A: Color is black trailing to a dark brown at the edge. Pours with a 3/4 inch bright brown head that slowly dissipates to a thin brown film on top. Nice lacing on the edge of the glass.

S: First smell is very earthy. Pulled from the fridge, this beer needed some time to warm-up and open up. As it did, the dark cocoa and coffee aromas became more apparent. Smells like dark roasted espresso beans. Also getting a faint, but deep woodsy scent.

T: Wow, the flavors are intense. Way more than anticipated from the smell. Solid blast of smokey, roasted coffee flavors early. Flavor continues to be very earthy, very strong. Mid taste, chocolate and some faint sweetness from the malts show up with a lingering coffee bitterness. The heat from the alcohol slowly builds and there is a nice warmth on the finish. Finish is long and outside of the warmth from the alcohol, reminds me of drinking good dark coffee.

M: Big body, thick, clingy. This is a meal, definitely a sipper. Carbonation moderate, about right. Edit: marked down a notch due to increasing graininess as I got towards the of the bottle. Last two or three tablespoons of last pour were dumped due to heavy sediment.

D: Not an everyday beer, even putting aside the price. I'm glad I got to try this though. One of the most intense flavor experiences yet. The coffee literally smacks you in the face on first taste. While I will definitely have this again, I wouldn't consider it an easy to drink beer. Edit: I dropped one rating because this beer literally became tiring to drink. I had about 4/5 of the bottle and that was too much in one 90-minute session.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 18:33:36 | More by oregonskibum
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Gobzilla

California

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

A: poured black with brown highlights with a thin head and good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lovely coffee aromas with chocolate and roasted malts and a strange earthy note to it. There is also slight booze to the beer after a couple whiffs.

T: the taste is also big on the coffee with chocolate and woody accents and great roastiness that the malts adds. Booze and a mild bitter bite finsh off the taste.

M: full body with moderate carbonation and a nice sweet coffee and mild hop bite finish.

D: really intresting stout from mikkeller. They make great beer and always have me satisfied. I've had this beer a couple times and it has been great all the time.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 02:52:17 | More by Gobzilla
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a short, brown head with melted caramel edges. Body is the requisite black with no light or visible carbonation. Really nice lacing.

Smell is interesting: roasted coffee beans, almonds, and dark chocolate.

Whoa, flavor punches you unexpectedly with an incredibly roasty, dark bark bitterness. Bittersweet chocolates. Mouthfeel starts with the bitter bite, then moves to a rich oil slick - interesting. Finishes fairly dry though.

Drinkability is a bit rough, but the good flavor and rich mouthfeel keep it at least average for the style.

My recommendation would be to lay a couple down for 2-3 years and see if that smooths things out. I'll be picking up a couple more.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 02:04:25 | More by BeerImmediately
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TommyW

Massachusetts

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

A- Black as oil with some deep ruby highlight and a dense tan head.

S- Very earthy, coffee aroma with an espresso-like intensity and some hints of berries and honey.

T- Very deep roasted and burnt flavor with notes of coffee, nuttiness, a little smokey and this deep earthy/woody undertone that is really unique. Touch of booze is noticeable at the finish; bit of a warming alcohol presence as well.

M- Very smooth, med/full body with an easy carbonation.

D- Definitely one of the most unique stouts I've ever tasted; truly and experience and well-worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 23:01:54 | More by TommyW
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laituegonflable

Australia

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

Pours a very, very dark brown. Just a crack of brown shows through the black gloom when held to the light. Head is magnificent. Dark mocha brown, very dense and marshmallowy on top, small bubbles on the edge, retaining well and leaving absurdly generous sheets of lace. Perfect - a tremendous achievement of beer aesthetics.

Nose is intensely robust, huge coffee aroma with spiced charcoal strength. Yeah that intense roasted aroma, but sweet, and not sharp. Sometimes with strength comes a sharp alcohol spice that stings the eyes, but this is just rich, chocolatey coffee potency. Magnificently tempered.

Tastes strong and intense. Lots of dark, intensely-roasted flavour. Starts toasty with a touch of espresso bitterness on the front and then gets sweet, chocolatey on the mid and a bitter, strong, alcoholic roastedness returns on the back, mixes with hints of mint. But yeah, very strong coffee dominates, but is blended with other beautifully robust complexities. It gives me all the blackness I've lacked since my death metal days. Ash, coffee, black pepper, combined with a cognac strength, oh it's a wonderful, explosively flavoursome beer.

Feels like licking polished marble, smooth and cool, not a hint of alcohol jutting out. It's noticeable and thick but just not harsh. Beautiful.

Drinking this every day? Yeah, wouldnb't happen. Best enjoyed in a sipping way with a few friends, just fantastic stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 04:48:03 | More by laituegonflable
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WeisGuy

New York

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a - pours nearly pitch black with a two-finger, dense, frothy medium brown head, one of the darkest heads I've ever seen, nice retention and great lacing, great looking stout

s - burnt toast, dark chocolate, earth and dark roast coffee mixed with dark fruits, blueberry and cherry, slight hoppy and caramel notes as well, light alcohol heat, very complex aroma

t - big dark chocolate blast up front along with a strong coffee flavor, the bitterness from the coffee is a bit muted (thanks to the civets?), very earthy, blueberry, cherry and caramel notes on the midpalate and finish, along with lingering dark roast coffee and light bitterness and char, a little alcohol heat on the finish, pretty complex overall, I'd like to rate it about a 4.75 here

m - medium to full bodied, moderate to lower carbonation, fairly dry finish, good alcohol warming

d - not extremely drinkable, but not bad for the style, the complexity make me want to keep drinking, but the palate definitely gets worn out after awhile

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 04:12:17 | More by WeisGuy
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TrueRates

Kentucky

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

Pours a super deep cloudy black color with a rocky, root beer float-like caramel head. The rocky head disspates within a minute or two down to a 1/2 inch. The aromas were so rich and organic. Brilliant velvety oatmeal, dark burn chocolate malt, lovely rich espresso coffee, and a hint of dry hop. The flavor is just outrageous. Dark chocolate covered espresso beans, silky oatmeal, bright dark malt, bitter coffee, all with a great hop bite at then end brings the palate dry and refreshed. Whichever Belgian yeast was used in this beer made it superb and added much complexity. Astonishing how drinkable this beer is for being 10.9%.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 17:29:13 | More by TrueRates
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mondegreen

Georgia

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

Poured into a Stone IRS Tulip.

A: Pitch black with a very persistent dark brown head. Lots of lacing on the tulip. No light comes through this one at all. Beautiful.

S: Wonderful dark chocolate and coffee aromas. It carries a sweetness and a touch of alcohol in the nose.

T: The coffee is front and center. The bitterness rolls across my tongue and lingers in the aftertaste. The 10% is very noticeable, but it fits in with the dark flavors very well.

M: As thick as one would expect. Very heavy and viscous. Excellent.

D: This beer is a homerun. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 23:46:21 | More by mondegreen
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

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

Yup. It's just opaque. A really deep black colour, even when held to the light. The head is thick, rocky and robust - a dark chocolate brown which laces in rivulets down the side of the glass. Looks phenomenal. Seriously, what a great-looking beer.

Nose is robust and flavoursome - a big roasted character with notes of oak, coconut, and light smoke. Certainly a lightly cured bacon type character mingling with all the rich dark roasted characters. But there's lightened notes all up in it as well - hints of rosewater and caramelised fruits. Oh, what a nose. Just wonderful. The complexity is amazing, and the characters are so exciting all together. This is a really amazing smelling beer. I want its babies.

Taste is also excellent. A big roasty character - coffee of course being dominant - sweetly melded with hints of things as diverse as crushed pine, raspberry, balsamic vinegar and robotussin. It's almost overwhelming with its depth, complexity and sheer strength. Mouthfeel is slick and full - but I almost feel as though it should be even thicker given the flavour. If there's one beer deserving of an overexaggerated body, it's this one.

This is a phenomenally good beer - but a heady one, worthy and needful of respect. It almost blows my mind with its depth and complexity. Not a beer to be taken lightly, but a beer to enjoy with a level of philosophical appreciation.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 12:06:06 | More by lacqueredmouse
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ChrisPro

Illinois

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

2009 bottle tasted in summer 2009.

Pours jet black and side by side with Beer Geek Breakfast. What a different beer!

Aroma was thick dark roasted espresso with some vanilla and chocolate.

Flavor was beautiful bitter smooth coffee.

Mouthfeel is where the biggest difference in the beers comes. The weasel is medium bodied with decent carb, but feels so slick on the tongue and goes down so easily.

Overall, this is one of the best coffee beers in the world and, when compared to beer geek breakfast, demonstrates the difference of using quality coffee in brewing.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 02:51:43 | More by ChrisPro
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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

Ok, so coffee beans pooped out and collected for this beer. Interesting...we'll see

Pours black, sits black...topped with a nice, dense light brown, smooth head. Foam looks like a chocolate malt. Damn fine. Not quite a '5' as the head disappears and even with hard swirls doesn't come back.
Coffee, chocolate, dark plum, alcohol and metallic aroma. Nothing dominant, very well balanced. Didn't get anything outstanding as the alcohol gives it a burn.
Taste is mostly coffee, with some dark chocolate, burnt caramel, dark soft fruit and citrus hops. Again, metallic a bit. This is a darn fine beer, and the Weasel aspect is subtle. I'm pleased that this isn't overly coffee.
Pretty good drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 05:22:03 | More by Mebuzzard
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axeman9182

New Jersey

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

Poured into my Duvel tulip, Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is an absolute black. A more than four finger head quickly appears, most impressive. The crown is a shade or two beyond milk chocolate, probably the darkest I've ever seen, and it leaves a bunch of lace as it slowly creeps down the side of the glass. The nose is dominated by bitter dark coffee, but it's a type of coffee I've never smelled before, rich and bitter yet smooth and refined. The taste takes that coffee smell from the nose and marries is beautifully with rich dark chocolate, though the coffee maintains control throughout. Every time I have an oatmeal stout I wish more stouts were brewed with oatmeal, because you really can't beat the silky smooth mouthfeel. The alcohol is appreciable, but just barely, and it doesn't stop the beer from being very easy drinking for the style/ABV. A top notch effort from Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 05:02:45 | More by axeman9182
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billshmeinke

California

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

Fat three finger mocha head with kinda big bubbles from a hard pour that was a little too hard as it spilled over a bit. Resides fairly slowly to a layer of bubbly foam on top leaving lacing behind. No lacing after that, and the head eventually disappears.

Smells of dark chocolate and acidic coffee. Some rolled oats. Lots of dark fruits.

Dark chocolate, smokey coffee, caramel, some dark fruits and oats. They all balance and mesh quite nicely without any flavor in particular jumping out.

Full bodied, rich, creamy, but slightly acidic from the coffee.

I'm drinking this way too fast, so tasty. I need to get another beer geek brunch weasel to try side by side with a regular beer geek brunch, because I'm not sure how the different coffee varieties influence the beer. (Since this review was originally written down, I have done a side bye side, and I like the regular coffee version quite a bit better).

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 06:32:10 | More by billshmeinke
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hawks10

Illinois

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

Poured from the bottle into a snifter...

Pours thick and black, crimson around the edges with one finger of thick light brown head which leaves a bit of lacing...

Nice mix of sweet chocolate with strong bitter coffee in the nose. Roasted and somewhat smokey with hints of vanilla...

Nice meld of semi-sweet chocolate with smooth, not too bitter coffee. Touches of vanilla and a nice subtle hop presence in the finish...

Nice and thick, smooth and creamy with a nice subdued alcohol burn in the finish...

Pretty darn good coffee stout here, way too expensive, but good...

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 03:09:44 | More by hawks10
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SShelly

Oregon

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

Pours midnight black with slight offwhite head that dissapates quickly.

Aroma is light coffe and roast, some cocoa as well.

Flavor follows the aroma with a fairly intense coffe and roast flavor, some cocoa nib and lots of sweetness. some alcohol in the mouth on this one.

While very tasty this is a little hard to drink in quantity for me, good but only really want half the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 15:44:19 | More by SShelly
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Halcyondays

California

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

"The best part of waking up is drinking coffee pooped by a cat." - Stephen Colbert

500 mL bottle, a beer I've always been on the lookout for finally shows up in the Southland. Served at ~ 60 degrees,

A: Pours black with a 2 finger frothy brown head, light lace, good retention.

S: Coffee/mocha, has some sweetness in the nose, bittersweet chocolate. Very minor hint of blueberry.

T: Terrific coffee notes and heavy baker's chocolate/cacao nibs. Roast is moderate, definite black licorice component in the finish. Very dark flavours, but no burnt/charcoal tastes which is a definite bonus when comparing it to the Beer Geek Breakfast. I'm really close to 4.5 on this one, if 4.25 was available that would be the score.

M: Full-bodied, robust. Smooth and creamy, very soft carbonation. Booze is extremely well hidden.

D: This is a good coffee stout. For me it's just missing something to make me go crazy, but this is clearly well made and worth the $8 for a bottle for fans of this style. My dad who is not a stout fan by any means raved about this one, high praise. Going back, they priced it at $15, that's pushing it, guess I got lucky.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 01:05:14 | More by Halcyondays
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mdfb79

New York

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

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip. Received from SpeedwayJim, thanks Jim!

a - Pours a dark brown with one finger of brown head. Light carbonation evident and light lacing. Looks great.

s - Smells of roasted malts, sweet coffee and chocolate, and a decent amount of vanilla. Very enjoyable.

t - Taste is rich chocolate up front, followed by a light coffee taste. Also some roasted and caramel malts.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth and creamy. Can't believe this is 10.9%, as I don't taste the alcohol at all.

d - I thought this was an amazing stout. It looked amazing, felt amazing, and had a great coffee and chocolate taste. I actually got more chocolate than coffee in the taste, but liked it that way. Very easy to drink for over 10% ABV. Would love to have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 22:42:56 | More by mdfb79
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kbutler1

Minnesota

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

Time to try this one after watching an episode on the Discovery channel talking about coffee made with beans that were eaten, then expelled by the civet. Bottoms up!

Pours a deep, dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dark tan head. The aroma is a deep mixture of coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Wow, that has one strong taste! The initial bite is a slight alcohol flavor followed by the roasted malts and coffee. For 10.9%, the alocohol is actully hidden pretty well. The black coffee taste lingers in the mouth well after you have taken a sip. The mouthfeel is medium/heavy. Not as heavy as I thought it was going to be.

I really am enjoying this beer. The coffee is so center stage and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 20:27:44 | More by kbutler1
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Very dark brown, almost black. Huge brown head foamed up on mine from an aggressive pour, had to wait for a bit for it to come down. Huge bubble head, not all that attractive, but left some very nice lacing on the sides and supurb throughout the drink.

S - Wonderful sweet cocoa aroma, espresso and coffee bean, and a nice roasted malt smell. This is definately on the sweet side.

T - Actually think the coffee takes a backseat to a sweet cocoa powder smell, and something oddly sweet, maybe a berry or light licorice flavor? Wish I could pick out exactly what it was, not unpleasant, but slightly too dominating in the taste. Nice roasty malts and coffee bean back, it's very good, but too sweet for me.

M - Nice and smooth, carbonation gives it a minimal bite that works well, full bodied, but not super heavy like a lot of big stouts.

D - Sweetness knocked this one down for me just a little bit on the drinkability factor. Did the bomber, but was struggling at the end.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 16:00:41 | More by AgentZero
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Ah, the brunch weasel. 1/2 of me wanted to make up some midnight breakfast to go with this, but I'll settle for just the beer. 22oz into pint glass. 10.9% ABV.

A- Awesome coloration, almost black but the light shows its just a really really dark brown. Head is 5-fingered and darker than most any head I've seen on a stout. Thick, slowly settling and some thick goopy lacing. A 1-finger pancake is just chillin' on top of my glass.

S- Coffee.. a fine roast. Robust, bold,lots of chocolate (sweet) and some vanilla.

T- Coffee! Deep and intense but smoother than I would have thought given the nose. No acidity, very rich. Chocolate, a bit of ash/smoke. I really like oatmeal stouts... they're potent and powerful but stay on track. There's a fruitiness and nuttiness that comes out in the finish as I'm on my 2nd glass. Hmm... hold the poop jokes please.

M- Moderate.. perhaps even a bit thin, but goes well with the velvet smoothness of the beer (flavor and body). A joy to drink. No sign of the ABV... except for my head's feeling a little warm as I continue to drink this. Thumbs-up.

D- High as it can be for the $$$. I *love* this beer. I'm not the biggest stout fan, but know a good one when I see one. This is awesome sauce, plain and simple. Blows the beer geek breakfast out of the water.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 04:57:42 | More by ShogoKawada
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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