Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS
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4.8/5 rDev +11.1%
Poured from a 16.9oz. "half-liter" bottle into a standard pint glass
Dark,black oil-like in color, with a dark chocolate,thick, milkshake head of foam that sits quietly atop a cascading pour. Beautiful.
Aroma-Dark roasted coffee,rich chocolate,freshly dug dark, rich earth.
Taste-Dark roasted espresso with cream,cocoa, dark chocolate, and a ghost-like underlying smokiness of char-grilled meat. Subtle, warming alchohol in the finish, but seemingly unnoticeable until about halfway through th bottle.
Overall, a fantastic "velvet hammer" of an imperial stout. Big, bold character,super creamy, complex and deliscious. Not an "everday" beer by any means, but certainly worth the price for a taste of a truly amazing beer. God bless the weasels!! (Brewed with Vietnamese coffee beans excreted from civets, an indigenous weasel-like animal)!
07-05-2010 13:13:55 | More by hosehead83
4.3/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Portsmouth tulip. Cap pops off with suitable flatulence - but the immediate aroma doesn't reveal civet guano or anything. Served lightly chilled.
Seal brown opaque body with a fallow and fawn head which recedes slowly to a finger of incredibly dense pearling chocolate milk shake. Heavy tendrils of lace go nowhere, though you can make out the glassy outline of the legs.
Coffee, dark malt, chocolate, baked oats, a touch of pepper, and slabs of fertile moist loam in the nose.
Heavily roast flavors follow the aromatics but add a depth of coffee-bean and vague licorice and berry flavors as well. Hops contribute a touch of bitterness and spice which melds with the astringency of roast malt and coffee to lend a wonderful dryness to the finish. All the flavors are very well integrated into the whole. Mellow and sophisticated overall.
Chewy, dense, velvety mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
Fans of black coffee need only apply regarding the drinkability - there is some subtlety to this brew that makes it one of the better examples of the style; it is similar to but distinct from Péché Mortel, Cup A Joe, and Founders Breakfast stouts, though choosing a favorite from this list would be difficult.
07-04-2010 21:15:22 | More by augustgarage
4.22/5 rDev -2.3%
HUGE thanks to glazeman for sharing this one - a beer I thought I would never have the opportunity to try. The highlight of our tasting.
A - Beautiful, one finger head with excellent retention and lacing. Black as night - a truly wonderful looking beer.
S - A strangely wonderful smell - aged meat, bacon, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and cream.
T - Taste is rich and very complex. Layers of figs, chocolate, and coffee. The finish is slightly sour with a touch of alcohol.
M - Thick and chewy - just what I was hoping for, with great carbonation.
D - High drinkability, but it is limited by the heat of the alcohol and the sour finish. Overall, an excellent beer.
07-02-2010 18:44:19 | More by airohead2001
4.75/5 rDev +10%
Reviewed from notes.
A- Pitch black with a dark tan head that builds to a finger in size and retains decently. Nice suds and a fine coat of lace. Good cloud and ring sick around.
S- A great cocoa and coffee balance up front in an aroma with great strength. Dark fruit mixed in as well with a tiny kick of alcohol, very nice.
T- Amazing balance of coffee and cocoa powder. The dark fruit notes blend in excellently. Some definite earthy and grassy tones here. I love how this tastes like dark bitter cocoa powder and not chocolate. ABV hidden amazingly.
MF- Very creamy rich moderate body with smooth carbonation. Slight warmth from the alcohol. Finishes with cocoa in a body that should be a bit thicker.
DB- Very expensive but worth it for this great, unique cocoa powder fruit taste. The coffee could be a bit stronger but it might just taste slightly different because it is pooped out. Great beer, worth having again if I can afford it.
07-01-2010 23:30:46 | More by cbutova
4.97/5 rDev +15%
What's THIS!? Civet poo provides us with a piquant porridge?
Managed to snag a few bottles of this after trying it for the first time at the Surly Goat (again!), compliments of Ryan (also again!).
Pours a smooth, tarry black with a dense brown head that quickly dissipates into a thin, whispy spiral on the top.
NOSE is thick with finely chopped, roasted espresso and rich dark chocolate. Earthy overtones of wet leather, toffee and cherry pits.
The TASTE and MOUTHFEEL work in tandem as far as sensations go: with an immediate, biting bitterness of espresso followed by undertones of toffee and burnt wood and the tang of minerals in wet soil.
FINISH reminds you that this is 11%. The 'cool' flavors of the wood and soil quickly make room for a touch of heat and astringency flanked by more burned oak and over-ripe cherries.
07-01-2010 04:17:41 | More by whiskeysoda
4.7/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
06-28-2010 02:06:50 | More by Chico1985
4/5 rDev -7.4%
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!
06-27-2010 16:27:21 | More by pastradul
4.45/5 rDev +3%
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.
06-26-2010 21:26:33 | More by alli4051
4.35/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
06-25-2010 04:49:14 | More by Reaper16
4.88/5 rDev +13%
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.
06-25-2010 01:17:18 | More by kbanks13
4.05/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
06-18-2010 18:33:36 | More by oregonskibum
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
06-18-2010 02:52:17 | More by Gobzilla
4/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
06-18-2010 02:04:25 | More by BeerImmediately
4.47/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
06-17-2010 23:01:54 | More by TommyW
4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
06-16-2010 04:48:03 | More by laituegonflable
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
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
06-16-2010 04:12:17 | More by WeisGuy
4.55/5 rDev +5.3%
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%.
06-14-2010 17:29:13 | More by TrueRates
4.58/5 rDev +6%
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.
06-12-2010 23:46:21 | More by mondegreen
4.58/5 rDev +6%
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.
06-11-2010 12:06:06 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.3/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
06-07-2010 02:51:43 | More by ChrisPro
4.03/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
06-06-2010 05:22:03 | More by Mebuzzard
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
06-06-2010 05:02:45 | More by axeman9182
4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
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).
06-05-2010 06:32:10 | More by billshmeinke
4.4/5 rDev +1.9%
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...
06-04-2010 03:09:44 | More by hawks10
4.13/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
06-03-2010 15:44:19 | More by SShelly
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.