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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,118
Reviews: 742
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 323
Gots: 384 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of elricorico
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black even when being poured. Aggressive pour generated only a finger of head, but the head is the darkest brown I've ever seen on a beer. Head doesn't stick around for long though. Some lacing around the glass.

Coffee is first to the nose, with a light vanilla note. Dark chocolate and something woody also in the aroma.

Tastes like a fairly sweet coffee, with definite chocolate notes. Some licorice and molasses as well. Faint lingering roasted flavour. Quite delicious. Alcohol well hidden.

Full bodied with almost absent carbonation. One of the rare occasions when I would like carbonation to be just a touch more lively. Good mouthfeel none the less.

10.9% ABV without feeling boozy. Still a sipper from the big flavours, but an easy drinking one considering the strength.

Edit: Right near the last third of the bottle, the flavours got a tad cloying, knocked off a bit of its score, especially the drinkability.

elricorico, Sep 22, 2010
Photo of Brent
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A wonderfully interesting beer. Intense coffee note like a shot of sweetened espresso. Dense but not cloying or heavy. Undercurrent of barely perceived spice - cinnamon the most identifiable. Full bodied with a firm lasting almost-but-not-quite chocolate finish. The novelty factor of the coffee bean "processing" lends a whimsy factor.

Brent, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of ritzkiss
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml from Willow Park in Calgary, batch 4?. best before 011212.

Pours a jet black with a beautiful cascading cappuccino head which leaves sticky lacing down the glass.

Nose is a mellow, smooth roasted espresso bean smell, hint of chocolate and roasted malt, perhaps a bit of milky sweetness.

Whoah, the nose does not warn you for the punch the flavor packs. Cold espresso, booze, loads of bitter roast, light milk chocolate sweetness, molasses, bit of hop greenness in the finish, chocolate fudge cake, medium body, certainly not the milkshake thickness that many Impys are, bit of ethanol fumes in the finish.

Man, I love the big bold flavors but the alcohol is just too prominent at this point to consider this a complete success. The coffee notes are sublime, the sweetness nicely restrained and balanced, the flavor rich - the booze just holds this back at this point. Would love to try an aged one to see if this changes in even 6 months time.

Edit: As it warms, the booze turns a little to sticky sweetness. Also, lots of 'sludge' left at the bottom of the glass - residual sugars?

ritzkiss, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of dancingbearpub
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my hotel glass. Rich, darkness with crema colored lacing. The smell is a lIttle alcohoic, but I have no problem with that! The coffee is in the taste. Rich and bold coffee flavor runs the course on my palate. Medium mouthfeel that keeps me coming back and now it's all gone. I guess that's a 5 for Drinkability!

dancingbearpub, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of regspeir
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this 500ml bottle at Pinocchios and poured into a Duvel snifter. This beer pours black with a two-finger mocha-colored head settling to a coating which lasted throughout. Lacing was irregular but interesting and present at the last sip. Nose was coffee, chocolate, some dark roasted malt. Taste was coffee, dark chocolate,molasses, roasted malt and some spice, including pepper. Aftertaste was mildly bitter. Not a lot of carbonation, the mouthfeel was creamy, rich and thick. There is some noticeable alcohol. A little too expensive for me to try very often, but off this first try, I would certainly want to.

regspeir, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of comfortablynumb1
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Glad I finally got a chance to try the infamous cat poop beer. Been looking foward to trying this one for a while...

Poured from a 500ml into a Ballast Point Brewery pint glass...

A - Poures black with a one finger dark brown head. Love the dark brown color of the head. A good amount of lacing, and a decent head retention on this one...

S - Lots of coffee and chocolate notes...

T - Coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of caramel. Dark roasted coffee is definitely the most prominent taste; however, it is not overpowering, and comes across very smooth. Abv is very well hidden. Tasty...

M - Medium/full bodied. Nice and creamy...

D - Wow. Was expecting this beer to be good, but not this good. Very impressed. The price is a little steep, but I will definitely be buying this one again despite the price. Mikkeller brewed a winner here. If you haven't tried this one yet, pick it up. You won't be disappointed...

Cheers...

comfortablynumb1, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of afksports
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

amateur review incoming!

Appearance: black and brown with a dark brown translucent edge. Little bit of head that dissipated nicely into the dark pool.

Smell: coffee and stouty malty goodness

Taste: rich coffee and yes, the oatmeal is present. The hops come through as does the malt and it winds up just a well-done good feeling taste. Little hint of alcohol on the aftertaste keeps this from a 5.0

Mouthfeel: Brown with a nice body. Yeah.

Drinkability: the aftertaste and the high abv stop it from perfection but on taste smell and mouthfeel alone this hits as one of the best I've had.

Three cheers!!

afksports, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of garbercury
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Black13 for this tasty extra...

A---Dark black, good lacing and retention.

S---I smell expresso in this nose big time. I know it is not, but it has lots of burnt malt and coffee.

T---Tasty. Coffee notes really come out in this guy, dark roasted malt...ummm, cat poop.

M---Smooth, silky mouthfeel.

D---Well, high Abv but a great beer worth the reputation. Glad I have a bottle to age...

garbercury, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of Vonerichs
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black with a great tan and extremely creamy head.

Very strong scents of coffee and cocoa in perfect harmony. I reminded me of tiramisu.

Amazing flavor of sweet chocolate and espresso witha touch of cinnamon. Slightly bitter finish, but more of a chocolate bitter than a burnt bitter. The aftertaste is a lingering sweetness.

Spot on mouthfeel, silky and smooth. The alcohol is present, as it should be, yet maintains a smooth quality. The entire beer is great, but the mouthfeel is my favorite aspect of it.

This is one of the more impressive Imperial Stouts out there and by far the most impressive beer I've had in a while. The only unfortunate part about it is the price tag, otherwise this holds it's own against with the rest of the best.

Vonerichs, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of callmescraps
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a great deal on this. I hadn't seen it around much, and all of a sudden it's everywhere. I'm interested.

Appearance- Pours a deep black. Two inches of mocha colored head settle into a thick 1/4 inch cap. Very nice lacing. It's a good looking beer.

Smell- The coffee is evident. However, it's a nice roast, not burnt or charred. Bittersweet chocolate.

Taste- Follows the nose. It's got a good coffee roast, but not harsh. There is a hint of roasted marshmallow. The roast lingers a little bit more than I'd prefer. A touch hot. An interesting hint of chocolate covered cherry tartness. Possibly just from the dryness.

Mouthfeel- Nice and creamy. It's a rich beverage.

Drinkability- Goes down pretty easy for the abv. The roast is in check.

Overall this is a good beer. Not overwhelming coffee, a nice balance.

callmescraps, Sep 11, 2010
Photo of brewcrew76
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Solid black with thin beige head full of tight bubbles.

S - Heavily roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, espresso, more chocolate and a hint of smoke. Very nice.

T - Strong roast coffee with hints of cinnamon allspice and vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts. Picking up a lot of spice in this beer for some reason.

M - Medium mouthfeel, creamy and slick without a lot of carbonation.

D - Very intense and interesting coffee and chocolate that lingers. Better in the bottle than I remember on tap.

brewcrew76, Sep 10, 2010
Photo of kzoobrew
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to SpdKilz, Cheers my friend!

Pitch black body, this sucker is opaque. Heavy handed pour reveal a two and a half finger brown sugar colored head, retention is very decent. Spotty lacing as it works its way back leaving a slim cap sitting on top for the duration.

Coffee, chocolate and roasted goodness are abundant in the nose. Strong dark roasted black coffee, I am glad there is no residual odor from the weasel excrement. Roasted malt with a slight char along side a creamy bitter chocolate. Beyond those three ingredients you would have to search hard to find anything else, that is ok in my book when the three are done this well.

Flavors a big and deep. Strong black dark roasted coffee comes across the palate first. Creamy dark bitter chocolate hits the mid palate before transitioning to dark roasted malt and back to the coffee. Malt is dark with a slight char, I believe any good imperial stout should have that slight char. Much the same from the nose, this beer is big and straight forward. No games, you get what you expect. Complexity is not needed when the straight forward flavor works.

Full bodied with a smooth and creamy texture. Carbonation is low but strong enough to add a creaminess to the body. Finish is slow and long. The body could be a bit more viscous, but that is simply personal preference.

The more I drink Mikkeller, the more I like the man. The Beer Geek series is top notch. Beer Geek Brunch Weasel has everything you want in an Imperial Stout, including the booze. A bottle is a good serving, too much more could be trouble. Excellent beer, very enjoyable.

kzoobrew, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of portia99
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Harpoon 100 Barrel Series gold rimmed stemmed glass.

A - Pours an inpenetrable, thick black color with a thick three fingers of dense milk chocolatey brown, mousse-like foam with excellent staying power. After finally dying down a bit, rings and spiderwebs of lacing cover the walls of the glass. Gorgeous beer...looks like dessert in a glass.

S - Getting lots of milk chocolate, molasses, caramel, dark roasted coffee, hints of vanilla, a bit of bourbon-like aroma and some quite noticeable alcohol.

T - Bitter coffee up front with an alcohol presence that sends a light burn into the nose on the inhale. There is a burnt, charcoal like flavor that on the fringe that stays thru to the aftertaste. Bitter and milk chocolate come thru nicely and are joined by some light vanilla as well. Some dark fruits round things out. Overall this is quite bitter, burnt and coffee/espresso like in character...first thing that comes to mind is an irish coffee...

M - Just a little about medium bodied in feel. A real surprize considering how thick and syrupy the poured appeared. I thought this would be more like maple syrup than anything. Carbonation is light...just the faintest of tingles on the tongue. Slick and oily, just glides over the tongue. Light alcohol heat on the swallow and lingering after as well.

D - A bottle of this is definitely enough, maybe more than enough. Struggling to finish this on my own just a bit. It is very smooth and extremely flavorful and complex. The alcoholburn is just enough to be slightly negative in the drinkability aspect though.

portia99, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of jminsc76
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, I'm following my most recent review of Mikkeller's travety known as Black Hole Russian Imperial Crap, oops, Stout, with a variation of Beer Geek Breakfast that uses Civet Weasel feces. It seems crap is a common theme between this review and last, so let us hope it doesn't apply (figuratively-speaking) to this beer.

Into a tulip, pours a thick, creamy, chocolate-y/cocoa head atop an impenetrable black body. Gushy legs that dissipate thinly and quickly as a tilt the glass, with a bodily consistency like oil as I continue to pour.

How much wood can a woodchuck chuck? Not so sure about wood in the nose, but the aromas are strong as hell and complex as sh*t (there are going to be a few pun-laden references here and there in this review, deal with it). Plenty of strong, bitter coffee notes with a ton of rasberries and even a floral note or two playing a small symphony with the bouquet. Aromas are outstanding.

Flavors are just as nuanced and intense, yet often quite different from the aromas. Let's see, we have some powerful coffee bitterness and cocoa up front and throughout the mid-point, ending with a slightly oaky, or woody espresso finish. Whoa Nelly! This is some strong stuff. Almost too strong, and something tells me I should have waited to share it with at least a second party before opening. One (full tulip) glass is going to be enough.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Considering the ABVs it ain't too bad for an Oatmeal Stout. It doesn't pillow the palate as much as lightly caresses, slithering on by.

Overall, this may go down as a novelty beer, but it's a damn good novelty. Again, one glass should be enough, but that damn Civet digestive system works wonders to retain whatever berry aromas and flavors are present in the original fruit. A side-by-side with this beer and Beer Geek Breakfast would yield an intriguing experience, this I am sure. Redemption, my Scandinavian gents, from the Black Hole has been achieved.

jminsc76, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of Augustiner719
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a chimay goblet.

Pours jet black with a large tan, mocha colored head that leaves a brown film on the glass. Really nice aromas of coffee, chocolate syrup and butterscotch. The flavor is so complex. It has a huge coffee and dark chocolate profile followed by a grassy type of bitterness. The complexity is through the roof with a hint of vanilla mixed in to blend the flavors. Mouthfeel lacks a bit as it's very thin considering. Nice evolution of flavors through the palates but oversell just a bit thin. Drinkability is strong for me. Easy going down and really hides the boos.

Augustiner719, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of vkv822
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle into snifter.

Pours black with a thick foamy head that ranges in color from toffee, to chocolate milk to chocolate. I really enjoy the range of color in the head, though it is fairly short lived.
Has a very unique, rich and earthy coffee aroma, backed by sweet oats and lightly roasted malts.

The flavor is very complex, with heavy coffee, with the same sweet caramel, oat and light roasted backing as in the nose. There also seem to almost be some tart berry notes.

The mouthfeel is a thick, creamy medium to full body.
This is a very unique and enjoyable Imperial Stout. I am very happy I was able to try this, and hope to be able to again sometime soon.

vkv822, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of crossovert
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. This is an amped up version of the original it appears.

It pours a pitch black, not quite motor oil thickness looking on the pour but pretty close. The head is big, crystalline and tan. It looks awesome. This beer has a simple but electrifying look to it, mainly thanks to the alluring head.

The smell is a bit of a curve ball, there are a lot more hops here than I would have expected. The coffee is there too, but a bit more subdued than I expected. It smells extremely fruity, I haven't personally had the weasel poop coffee on its own so maybe the fruitiness is coming form that along with the hops, but I;m not sure. There is also some chocolate and toffee scents.

The flavor is super rich and the mouthfeel is THICK. It is sweet but not quite overpoweringly so. The coffee flavor is a lot more prevalent in the taste, it also has a lot of hops. There is a certain spiciness to this brew that is also intriguing. It is very cinnamony. This is a very bitter one for a stout, both the roasted notes and the hops bring the bitterness in full force. it mellows out eventually and the sweetness dies down after a few sips and it becomes a roasty chocolatey beast. edit, maybe it was too cold when i first started (20 min in the freezer) but it jsut keeps getting better, the fruitiness is really starting to open up.

It is an interesting beer, this is one solid American-inspired Imperial stout.

crossovert, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of ne0m00re
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

ne0m00re, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of mothman
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

mothman, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of Casey10
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
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 !!

Casey10, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of mtstatebeer
4.18/5  rDev -3%
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.

mtstatebeer, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

joemcgrath27, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of IronDjinn
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

IronDjinn, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of dirtylou
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

dirtylou, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of Domingo
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Domingo, Aug 22, 2010
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,118 ratings.