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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,184
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 331
Gots: 403 | FT: 26
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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 JoeBloe
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into my dfh snifter...for brunch -
as dark as brown gets with a 1 finger dark tan head the dissipates quickly - very aromatic with coffee and roasted grains - tastes great with notes of roast coffee, some hop bitterness and civet bung -
full bodied and coats the mouth nicely, begging for the next sip -this is gonna have to take me through the afternoon - good stuff.

JoeBloe, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of illidurit
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Whole Foods in Santa Cruz. Pours a near-black color with a thick tan head. The creamy froth reduces to a thin film leaving some light lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee with prunes, black licorice, brown sugar and molasses. Flavors of charred malts, vanilla, christmas spices, zesty coffee and lactose. There also an almost acrid bitterness. Pretty solid. Seems a little overrated.

illidurit, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint

A- pours the blackest of blacks with a less than paper thin brown head that is instantly gone. The lack of a head is a huge kick in the balls, but this seems like it couldn't be any darker, and I like that...but the head is a killer

S- really great smelling coffee, though it's a little weak. Disappointing start to this beer so far...

T- and then, it gets shot into the stratusphere. OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING. The most potent, powerful coffee taste I've ever had in a beer. It's not too bitter, it's just perfect. There's just a touch of chocolate in there to balance it out, and it's fantastic. I wish I could go higher than 5.

M- thick. Viscous. Chewy. AWESOME. This is the consistency you want in a stout.

D- oh HELLS yes. Drink this. It started off poorly, but couldn't have ended any better. I love this beer.

bigfnjoe, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of jbertsch
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appeared black with a frothy-brown head. A faint film hangs around for the majority of the session.

The aroma is big on chocolate and acidic coffee, wiht hints of lactose.

The taste is fantastic. Big on chocolate malt. The coffee taste is prominent and tastes very earthy and acidic. The chocolate and coffee together are both strong but weave in and out of each other nicely. What I love is that there's some brightness to the flavor, the coffee tastes bright, as if it was soaked in an orange for a moment. I've never felt a sense of brightness in a dark beer that wasn't a black IPA. Finishes long with moderate coffee bitterness.

The mouthfeel is smooth, although not that heavy. Silky and oily. Not thick and texturous like other oatmeal stouts.

Each sip begs another as you try and distinguish the flavors like a cat & mouse game...cat poop & mouse game I should say...

As good as this is, I probably won't be buying many of these in my time because of the price. But it's definitely worth splurging for at least once.

jbertsch, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of sweemzander
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into an imperial pint.

(A)- Pours a thick, pitch black color that produced a good thick and frothy brown colored head with good retention behind it. Some lacing here and there.

(S)- A heavy dry roasted profile. Plenty of coffee ground, raisin, and cocoa.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A very heavy yet dry roasted profile. Lots of dark cocoa and coffee grounds. Some molasses in there too.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Very heavy in the roasted and coffee aspects. Bitter, yet chocolatey and thick. The 10.9% ABV is well hidden.

(D)- This is a solid stout without a doubt. Heavy and rich on all counts with the right amount of coffee to keep it interesting. A bit thick and bitter, but the sweetness helps. Good stuff, but for almost $17 a bottle, It is not worth the price in my opinion.

sweemzander, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pure black body with a luscious inch of fine brown cream on top. Great retention and moderate lace. Beautiful, rich looking stout.

S: Intense, balanced dose of dark chocolate roasted malt and pure, deep coffee. Simple, and simply lovely.

T: Coffee, coffee, and more coffee, with a touch of background sweetness. Huge and delicious. Poop never tasted so good.

M: Thick, smooth, full body with moderate, silky carbonation. Lovely.

D: As delicious as the coffee is, it does get a bit astringent on the finish, cutting into my thirst for more.

Notes: I've been looking forward to this beer for a long time, and it lived up to my expectations. I do wish I hadn't kept it in my cellar for quite so long (~6 months), but the coffee still seemed to be in full force. I wish I knew more about coffee and had the ability to describe the nuances of its flavors, as this is probably the most complex coffee beer I've ever had, and all I can say is "great coffee flavor."


woosterbill, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of BeerNemesis
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | 500 ml. | 10.9% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Mikkeller
Style: American Double / Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Glass: Duvel tulip

An impenetrable black body sits below a beautiful mocha head.

Thick black coffee, whisky notes, toasted malts.

Rich, dark chocolate layers upon a base of toasted, almost charred, malts. Just as a flare of caramel comes through, bitter hops offer relief from the malt-heavy opening. The finish is espresso and hints of whiskey.

Unbelievably creamy and full in the mouth. It caresses the tongue, only pricking it with the tiniest barbs of carbonation towards the finish.

Very well balanced between roasty malts and semi-acerbic hop oils. The layers of dark chocolate, caramel, and espresso are lush. At 10.9% ABV, it is also eminently drinkable.

Would I get it again?:

Bottled: ?
Served: January 9, 2010

Price = $13.29 at Witherspoon Wines

BeerNemesis, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of djeucalyptus
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a stunningly oil-like black with caramel highlights around the edges. A lusciously thick burnt caramel head of several fingers has impressive retention. leaves behind ample lacing... a touch more lacing and this would be absolutely perfect.

aroma is complexly earthy, malty, caramel, espresso and booziness. hints of bourbon and mocha as it warms. rich malt, hint of bitterness, either from civets, malts, or hops... or all three. hints of vanilla, caramel.

taste is impressive. rich caramel and coffee. heavy dark malt. a hair on the boozey side with notes of bourbon and molasses. rich espresso... clean coffee notes without the bitterness some coffee stouts fall victim to. intense and the 10.9% begins to show through in the flavors. smooth and well rounded.

mouth is perfect for the style. full, luscious, viscous. a hint of slickness carries some bitter notes along with molasses and maple syrup characteristics. this one feels perfect and works perfectly with the flavors. stunning.

this one is intense yet intensely drinkable. coffee, dark malt, stout character. everything blends seamlessly. not quite my cup of tea, as it's a touch on the intense side for my liking, but I can't knock it's impressiveness. Most definitely worth trying at least once.

djeucalyptus, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of slayer3604
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn...What can I say about spending $15 on used monkey shit and burned grain?
Answer: "HELL YES".

This is an awesome brew that I might just spend another $15 on. Can't see much happening if cellared but fresh like this is outstanding.

A-Kind of looks like Guinness, even with the way the bubbles cascade down the outside of the glass. Opaque, impenetrable blackness with a dirty tan head. Nice, but just a 4.

S-One of the most complex noses I've ever had....earthy like a dank ass Bordeaux, sweet and ample like a milk stout, roasty like an unforgiving barleywine and not a HINT of the 10.9% that lays beneath, give or take some vanilla and spice.

T-Creamy, roasty, coffee-like (Well, I'd hope....excrement and stout are the two selling points...), vanilla, nice little bitter pinch in the finish with some creamy notes sticking their faces in the door every now and then. Pretty damn amazing, actually. There are very few beers from Mikkeller that I am JAZZED about, but this is definitely a beer that will make me reevaluate trying some of the stuff from them that I havn't tried yet.

M- Thick, full, lasting and CLEAN. Not getting any soy-sauce, or tar in this beer, whatsoever.

D-Very drinkable for its content. Very drinkable for the idea. So drinkable, in fact, that the Alaskan Barley Wine I just popped will have to wait until this puppy is drained.

THANK YOU, Mikkeller, and thanks for opening my eyes on this.

slayer3604, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Body is a thick, viscous motor oil black- pours with a foamy 2-3 finger dark brown head. Head eventually hades to a thin collar and traces of lacing are left all the way down the glass.

S- Nose is awesome. caramel, toffee, molasses, smooth roasted malt, dark chocolate-overall impression is sweet.

T- initial flavor is murky- dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, dark robust malt. Toffee and caramel really come through for the finish as well as the robust qualities of the coffee-what lingers are impressions of the initial flavors, an alcohol warmth and a little bit of coffee.

M-Medium carbonation and a thick, robust, creamy, slightly sticky mouthfeel.

D- This is my first stout brewed with components another animal crapped out. While this alarms me- it really is more robust and less bitter than other coffee stouts-which is quite interesting and enjoyable.

PittBeerGirl, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of DerBayer
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good beer indeed - my first impression is liquid gingerbread but without the spiceyness.

The feel is full and round with adequate carbonation and a pleasant smoothness. I am not getting much from bthe smell but I tend to like citrussy smells so I will let it pass - must try !

DerBayer, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of HeyItsChili
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked this up at the fan-damn-tastic new Greenville Beer Exchange, with a huge array of taps and labyrinthine stores of beer. I wasn't sure that I was going to review this again, as I think I pretty much knocked it out the box with my first review from a bottle of BGBW, but after tasting this I couldn't help but write a little bit about it.

A - Poured from a growler into a tulip glass. Pours slightly syrupy and black with chocolate brownie highlights and an extremely faint, fleeting dark brown head.

S - Cocoa and dark chocolate, but filtered through a sort of earthiness. Dark roasted coffee beans, dark fruit.

T - Really chocolaty, oaty, earthy kind of sweet flavor to begin. Chocolate syrupy with a strong dose of alcohol. All of this is highlighted by strong, sharp coffee flavor. There is also a great flavor of this remarkable smoky, burnt carbon flavor like log that have been burning on a lone campfire. Substantial alcohol aftertaste.

M - Extremely smooth, low carbonation.

HeyItsChili, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of TCgoalie
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

zozo1967, a wonderful thing to share during a tasty breakfast casserole!

Pours near black with an absence of head. A clear coat exists around the glass upon swirling where lacing should appear.

The smell is very sweet with some dark fruits and the essence of molasses. The coffee smell is very mild as is the appearance of chocolate.

As seen in the smell, the taste is sweet with an almost mango flavor. The oatmeal and coffee is subdued. It seems as though the oatmeal is in there more for mouthfeel than taste. There is the presence of vanilla, but overall, very sweet indeed...but tasty.

Silky smooth in the mouth with not much carbonation. There is a bit of heat in the end due to the high ABV.

This is an excellent drink for breakfast and rather drinkable. I am giving more of a grade because it is unique due to the mango like flavor.

TCgoalie, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of BeachRez
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not sure where this bottle came from. I have been sitting on it for a while waiting for the opportunity to try.

Poured a jet black with a very slight head.

The smell, and taste, were different. Coffee; but nothing I am familiar with. In Fact, I would love to try this coffee straight. It has an earthy taste to it.

Smooth. Such a robust coffee flavor, i almost can't taste the beer. I will admit, to me, it is a little too much for this style. I prefer the regular. But props to attempting this.

BeachRez, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of Pahn
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a wine glass. Thanks to BA morningthief and his wife for sharing this bottle.

Appearance: Careful pour yields a fourth-inch light tan head. Pours a dark red brown that's translucent around the edges. Little to no lacing.

Smell: Very sweet. Smells like you took those caramel candies wrapped in plastic and melted them into cookie dough. Some booze cuts through the richness. Incredibly decadent.

Taste: One of those beers where you say "Wow," after the first sip. The caramel and cookie dough sweetness is there, but along with it is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and definitely some smoke. Despite the huge, rich, dessert-like flavors, there's a strong smoky, savory element to the taste, which works along with the alcohol heat at the end to keep the beer from going too far. It reminds me a bit of Southern Tier's Crème Brûlée, but puts it utterly to shame.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and very smooth and creamy. Just enough carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good. While its richness is tempered, it's still a bit too rich and dessert-ish for me to drink it regularly or even to drink a bomber without splitting it. That said, it's absolutely delicious.

The hype around this beer is justified. One of the few beers I've tasted recently that really surprised me with its flavor.

Pahn, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of cosmicevan
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a-Poured a stunning chocolate black with a thick creamy one finger head in my oversized snifter. Had a beer geek bacon early today and although this beer looks similar, it lacks some of the shine that the bacon had.

s-Deliciousness. Vanilla cream coffee with hints of cocoa. Somewhat spicey as well. There is a crisp spicey tingle to the smell that is really interesting, but really nice.

t-Thick and knock you off your socks coffee dominates the flavor. It is a SUPER roasty coffee flavor. The coffee is dark and rich

m-Thick almost sludgy but not in a bad way. Like indulging in a godiva hot chocolate.

d-Unreal beer. The coffee is really something else and would love to try it on it's own. Once getting over the whole weasel thing, I'm glad I checked this out. It is no doubt that this coffee bean is so sought after. A real treat, but not necessarily something to drink a lot of. The alcohol is undetectable in this one.

cosmicevan, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of Gmann
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color with a big frothy light brown head that slowly settles into a light cap.

The aroma is of roasted coffee with milk and dark chocolate. Some light vanilla notes as well.

The taste is big on bitter chocolate with equally as big roasted coffee. The coffee flavor is rather smooth considering the strong flavor. There is some cocoa powder, roasted nuts, vanilla and caramel flavors as well as some sour berry notes. Some bizarre spice flavor, perhaps some juniper or heather. Very flavorful.

The feel is well bodied and chewy. Soft carbonation leads to an extremely smooth feel; velvty. There is a bit of an ashy dry character and a substantial bitterness; little bit of heat from the ABV. Oh and it is sticky.

A strong coffee stout with quite a few supporting flavors. The beer starts off incrediably smooth but finishes chalky and sticky. Nice spin on the stout.

Gmann, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of dtlyons11
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A= Look is what you would expect from a high quality brew. Dark, dark brown with a thin caramel head the rings the glass as you sip.

S= Nose could be the best part of this one. Sweetness that hints to the alcohol that will come is complemented by a surprisingly subtle coffee and toffee notes.

T= A lot to like here, but is it a 5? Love the sweet alcohol front flowed by the intense, rich, bitter coffee that stays with you. A bit of heat lingers on the palette as well, but there isn't much beyond that. Very good, but not super complex.

M= Very nice. Thick, smooth and soft, nicely complementing the strong flavors.

D= Likable, fun, commands respect, but you don't need to drive for miles just to get it.

dtlyons11, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of dbossman
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a brown and thin but steady head

S: Rich roasted malts; coffee beans, raisins, and a pleasant but persistent alcohol burn

T: Bitter roasted coffee; earthy and woody with subtle semi-sweet chocolate flavors; subtle alcohol burn

F: Good even mouth coating; fairly creamy

D: Bitter with loads of coffee and the alcohol is present but it's still a damn good beer

dbossman, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of djbreezy
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - dark brown, pours highly viscous, unique spotting on the glass...almost a coagulation

smell - coffee, chocolate and caramel malt notes

taste - astringent and bitter coffee, some cocoa, vanilla and caramel malt presence

mouthfeel - medium body, mild carbonation, a bit thin for a 10.9 abv imperial stout

drinkability - honestly, was a bit disappointed on this one, has great stout qualities, has unique qualities but overall isn't a flavor wallop and certainly not deserving of the hype

djbreezy, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of bradleyp
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks again for the Bier Stein for having this in stock.

A: Black as the night, pours like motor oil. A light khaki colored head is present but disappears rather quickly. Nice lacing throughout the glass.

S: Coffee, chocolate, and vanilla are very present. Light hops are present in the aroma, but it is also quite malty. I love the smell of coffee in my beer.

T: Chocolate and vanilla are the main characteristics that I tasted. I let it sit for about 20 mins. and could then pick up some very pungent coffee notes.

M: It goes down quite well, very chewy almost.

D: So I was recommended this beer by a friend, and when he described it to me about the weasel poop, I was interested, confused, and sort of shocked to hear something like that. When I described it to others, they thought I was nuts for drinking something like this. I would like to try this one again, as well as the other beer geek brunch beers.

bradleyp, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of zoso1967
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed over a delicious brunch egg bake prepared by TCGoalie.

Pours a very dark blackish brown with a bit of a yellow tint around the edges. It has almost no head, and what little head there is fades almost immediately. Really not much lace, just some particles clinging to the glass.

The aroma is quite different. Very sweet with an interesting sort of fruity chocolate aroma. Just a tiny amount of roasted malt, some vanilla and a bit of alcohol round out the flavor. As the beer warms some very earthy coffee aroma pokes through, but it is still fairly subdued.

There is a bit more coffee in the flavor, but it is still mostly sweet and fruity with very nice chocolate notes. I also am picking up a good amount of vanilla. In fact, the vanilla combined with a hit of alcohol makes it taste sort of like vanilla extract. The sweetness is well balanced with the coffee bitterness and all the flavors seem very well integrated.

Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of a slick smoothness to it. Carbonation is low, but quite nice. The finish very good with just a bit of coffee dryness. The mouthfeel has a bit of softness to it even.

Very drinkable even though some of the ABV shows through. It goes down quite well and it is so different from many other coffee stouts that it makes it fun to drink. This is a nice departure from the norm and is definitely more than just a gimmick.

zoso1967, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of dbexpert
4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A. Dark, dense chocolate color. minimal head, mouth is already watering!
s. First off, I LOVE coffe. This beer reeks of decadent coffee with a tinge of chocolate(60/40 maybe)
T. If it where bread it would be a cookie! Relatively sweet, with just enough cloying balancing the 11% alcohol. Flat out fantastic!
M. Everything you would expect out of coffee oatmeal stout. For me a benchmark brew!
D. Dangerously tasty, nothing of a session brew but definetly desirable. One bottle is quite satisfying and a big enough beer to share.

One of my personnel favorites. I love this brew!!
Thank You Mikkeller.

dbexpert, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of EgadBananas
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inky blackness pours with zero light coming through anywhere. Big, silky look dark mocha head forms, and leaves sticky, spongy lacing down the side.

The aroma is big on the coffee, chocolate, malts, roasty, toasty, sweetness. There is a hint of hops and booze dancing around in the back.

Sort of boozy up front, but then the other flavors kicks in: Coffee, chocolate, burnt malts, candied sugar and some anise.

Full bodied, creamy, thick and coating.

1 and done, but this is pretty excellent.

EgadBananas, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of teamizm
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet.

A - pitch black, like strong black coffee. 1/4 inch head and dissipates right away.

S - Strong acidic coffee smell. I've never had weasel coffee before, but it has a very unique aroma.

T - Coffee, espresso, slightly acidic, bitter finish that hangs around the throat.

M - Thin, acidic. Very unique.

D - The lingering coffee bitterness makes this a little tough to throw down quickly, but definitely drinkable over an hour or so sitting.

Interesting jelly like sludge at the bottom of the bottle. Weasel poop!!

teamizm, Dec 23, 2010
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,184 ratings.