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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,182
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 331
Gots: 402 | FT: 26
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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 nickd717
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle from City Beer in SF.

A - Pours an oily black with a great lasting tan head.

S - Aroma of chocolate, roast, vanilla, and of course coffee. No fecal notes, thankfully. Smells great.

T - Flavor is top-notch. Lots of roast and coffee, bitter cocoa, and maybe even a little dark fruit. No fecal matter detectable. This is the best poop-based beverage I've ever had! And that is saying something. After drinking this, I wish I could shovel weasel crap into my mouth by the truckload.

M - Rounds out incredibly well in the end with a full, satisfying mouthfeel and a long finish.

D - A sipper for sure, but keeps you wanting more.

nickd717, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of callmemickey
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown-black. Tiny khaki cap, decent retention. Very sparse lacing.

S: Dark, roasted coffee. Bitter dark chocolate. Caramel malts. Booze.

T: A nice earthy, roasted coffee character dominates the profile. Nice underlying chocolate and caramel. The earthy character is the only thing that really hints at the origin of the coffee! Slight booze burn.

M: Thick, chewy. Moderate carbonation. Slightly boozy. Nice lingering finish.

D: Top notch. An interesting brew with an interesting story. Worth a try.

callmemickey, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of BarrelO
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black body with brownish tinges at the edges. Head fades but leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Coffee, cherries, and alcohol.

T: Like other coffee stouts, it's heavy on the coffee. There's also quite a bit of bitter chocolate flavor which complements the coffee well. Long bitter aftertaste with a touch of cherry. Alcohol is noticeable mainly in a burning sensation in the back of the throat.

M: Fairly heavy, a bit grainy.

D: I'll readily admit that I'm no coffee geek, so the difference between poo coffee and regular coffee is lost upon me. Still, I've enjoyed most of the coffee stouts I've tried, and this is one of the better ones.

BarrelO, Oct 03, 2009
Photo of PartyBear
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a slightly chilled 500ml bottle into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance: Black body, with a slightly foamy light brown head. No visible carbonation. The black and brown contrast looks really striking. It pours incredibly thick and viscus.

Aroma: Roasted malts, black coffee, and hints of chocolate. There is also a quite clear aroma of alcohol mixed with a slight burnt raisin.

Taste: The flavours are all dominated by the dark malts with a bittersweet chocolate and light caramel. There is a massive hit of bitter coffee, which is heavy throughout, and powerfully clings in the aftertaste. Some noticeable fruits, dark grapes, raisins, and possibly some cherries. The finish is so bitter, with coffee and the bitterest chocolate imaginable.

Mouthfeel: Massively thick and heavy in the palete, it's like drinking double cream. Smooth and velvety texture.

Drinkability: Truly wonderful, beers don't get much better than this. So incredibly thick and silky in the mouth, and the flavours are full and moreish. Slightly disappointed by the aroma, it really doesn't smell like it tastes but everything else makes up for it. I'm cellaring another as I write this and can't wait to see what happens when the taste matures in a few years. Drink this beer!!!

PartyBear, Sep 26, 2009
Photo of PerzentRizen
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

WOW! Picked up in Cincinnati at my favorite beer store this beer has had me wondering for quite some time. After reading the back of the bottle I'm not sure I'm ready for a beer this extreme, "...made from the droppings of weasel-like civet cats." I'm legitimately scared right now.

Poured into a snifter the jet black liquid quickly frothes to a dark tan head that fades back into the beer. So far so good.

The aroma of this beer does not immediately make me think civet cat dung so that's a good thing. The aroma is of very ripe tropical fruit, iced coffe with heavy cream and caramelized brown sugar, and a touch of coconut.

The first taste is explosive with espresso bitterness, light alcohol burn, nice aciditiy, and a twang that is difficult to place.

Mouthfeel is very round, full, and perfect for a coffee stout. Many times you try a coffee stout only to find you have a very thin beer (re: FBS). This stout has the perfect amount of coffee, alcohol bite/warmth, along with mouthfeel.

Drinkability is difficult to nail down. Personally I would never drink more than 1 of these nor could I. I will say that this 1 bottle will go down smoothly. I would say that coffee stouts in general are not to be sessioned therefore I will call this particular coffee stout highly drinkable.

PerzentRizen, Sep 26, 2009
Photo of DrJay
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up before leaving the Philly area. Loud whoosh when the cap was popped. Carbonation looked to be well integrated during the pour, with a 2 inch cap of fluffy brown foam developing only after the beer was in the glass. Sticky, clumpy lacing. This is not a beer you can really see though, even at the edges. Roast, coffee, and chocolate aromas dominated. Lots of malt, some caramel and charcoal. Malty and sweet with a bitter chocolate flavour, balanced bitterness throughout. Roast was mild, but picked up a bit towards the end. Slight sour cherry character. Lingering bitterness from roasted grains and coffee. Light alcohol warmth. Full bodied with smooth, low carbonation. Silky, but with some astringency from the dark grain. Pretty good stuff. The roast was milder than I expected, but still played a major role.

DrJay, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of ADZA
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ive been looking forward to trying this for a while and once again my favourite bottle shop prevailed,it pours very impressive with a non agressive pour it produces a two finger chocolate laced head which takes a little while to subside and leaves nice lacing everywhere,it has aromas of strong chocolate,coffee,oats and alcohol,it has an above average mouthfeel which fills the palette with flavours of rich roasted chocolate and dark expresso and a little alcohol warmth at the very end and thankfully no taste of poo,quite an interesting beer that i could drink more than one of but at just over $30(australian) a bottle it wont be a regular after work drink.

ADZA, Sep 17, 2009
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - pours pure black with quite the voluminous head, 4 fingers and more. I had to take a premature swig o' suds to prevent a mess. Tasty! But more on that later. As the huge mocha head begins to settle into the 23-ounce Stella glass, I can't help but notice how huge the bubbles are and how quickly the head is fading. Large pocks and divots are on the surface and a haphazard network of medium banded lace adorn the glass. The last ounce contains the beginning of the sediment, what I can only guess is coffee bean remnant, or technically, weasel poo.

Aroma - dark rich roast. Delicious wafts of espresso, and none of the poo.

Taste - as foretold, the malts are rich, roasty, and delicious. The coffee imprint is of an earthy dark chocolate. It's dry, almost chalky, reminding me of cocoa powder. The dark roast and dark chocolate have an almost charring effect. The finish is more cocoa than coffee at first, but once it warms a bit a very rich coffee ending is remarkable.

Mouthfeel - a touch heavier than average, well carbonated but not out of control. Not crazy smooth but smooth enough to make a good impression.

Drinkability - awesome stuff, I owe a huge nod of thanks to bhalter6 and slater1313 for bringing me this gem to DLD09. This tastes like a sure winner now and will likely be a dandy with a few years on it.

brewdlyhooked13, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of montageman
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

The coffee used in brewing this beer is the most expensive in the world. It really shines through. Flavors unlike anything I've tasted in a stout. Very rich, big roasted coffee & chocolate. Layers upon layers & so smooth. A truly exceptional beer. Highest recommendation.

montageman, Sep 14, 2009
Photo of erz316
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1pt .9floz bottle poured into guinness tulip pint glass.

A - pitch black. only the most minuscule trace of any light gets in at the bottom of the glass. the head is so incredibly massive on this beer, there is no need whatsoever to pour down the middle. the foam is also incredibly creamy, it nearly holds its form if you pick some up on your finger. the head lasts a good long time as well, slowly fizzing down. the infinite small bubbles during the initial pour come to gather and make some big ones at the top, giving the head a bread like look, with big pockets of air and whatnot. colour of the head is a medium brown. there is also abundant lacing.

S - the brew doesnt smell as strong as it looks, or as much as the price tag would warrant. the weasel shit coffee is the most noticeable, sitting right on top of it all. behind it are the roasted malts, with a slight amount of alcohol. a very good smelling brew, but not very strong.

T - this is a damn fine stout, but its an even better oatmeal stout. the initial taste is a bit weak, tasting almost like a watery guinness, but it is a bit maltier and has an alcohol bite. one really has to agitate the brew in the mouth to get any flavour out of it; this reveals some of the coffee flavour and bitterness, and a bit of chocolatey malty smoothness. the finish is where the real flavour starts to come out, a definite blast of coffee and some good dark choco bitterness. the aftertaste is exceptionally smooth: the shit poo coffee really fits in well here. the thing that really brings down the score is that the initial taste is really bland. the rest of the stages are quite exciting.

MF&D - the body is amazing: a medium-full viscosity, with good small scale carbonation, thick, lightly slick. perfect for an oatmeal stout!

erz316, Sep 13, 2009
Photo of biegaman
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer Geek Brunch is so stolidly black that you'd think alongside the coffee something more, like tar or motor oil, must have been used in the creation of this pitch-dark complexion. Seriously, this is strictly opaque - no light no matter how bright could induce a gleam of colour. Massive froth of caramel-tinted head is caked over top the beer and all around the glass; its head and lacing deserve the highest accolade.

You can tell this thing is special just from the smell of it. Alongside the exquisite aura of a most fragrant coffee (more on that below), the nose is treated to intensely rich and decadent notes of fudge, black licorice and dark chocolate. If I found a tiramisu that tasted the way this smells I would lock the recipe in a steel-reinforced concrete vault with a door at least four feet thick and have armed guards stand by to protect it.

Local lab tests insist the beer is 9.4% (not 10.9%) but it's a moot point: you can't taste much alcohol anyhow. What you do taste is an extension of the rich, decadent notes of its aroma: heavily roasted, intensely caramelized malts that result in flavours of hot fudge, gourmet chocolates, black licorice and (what would be) the most indulgent tiramisu known to man. The flavour of the illustrious Weasel Coffee, by the way, is delicious.

I find a definite distinction between this and the regular Beer Geek Breakfast and for it's worth I think the Weasel is hands down the better beer. I don't say that only because of the enhanced (and more mellow and refined) coffee flavour, but also because of the acute acidity characteristic of these beans. I much prefer the (rather unique, perhaps unideal) acidity of this over the sourish, lactose-like mouthfeel of the regular.

Most people would say the special thing about Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is that it is made with coffee beans that were eaten by a fussy Southeast Asian Civet cat, partially digested in the animal's stomach, literally shit out, and then collected for the making of this drink. I, however, would consider it special because it is one of the best offerings from one of Scandinavia's best brewers, and indeed, one of the best stouts in recent memory.

biegaman, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of jwc215
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, poured into a tulip glass:

Pours very dark brown - almost black - with a rich brown head that thins and stays for quite some time before becoming a wispy patch, with trailing lace sliding down the glass.

The smell is of rich aromatic coffee, chocolate, caramel/toffee, roasty notes and a light splash of aloohol.

The smell is of rich coffee with rich dark chocolate - reminscent of having a coffee with chocolate cake. Dark and slightly sourish fruity and some earthy notes balance out the rich dark notes. Roasty notes balance out the sweetness in the finish.

It has a creamy/velvety full body.

As rich and boozy as it is, it is certainly easy to drink, as it has a nice malty smoothness, and a great dark character that stops before becoming too sweet. A lovely treat!

jwc215, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of PatronWizard
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by the super humongous OlieIPA - thanks for not putting me in a headlock and giving me a noogie.

So, it's an Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Big oatmeal head versus subdued high ABV head yields a medium head of moderate retention.

Smells like pancakes and syrup, light whiff of booze.

Flavor has some hotness, kinda overpowering everything else as it warms. Black licorice over burnt coffee. Not my favorite taste.

Smooth but with a rougher finish than the initial silkiness suggests.

Overall: worth a try

PatronWizard, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of Pencible
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured 100% pitch black with moderate dark tan head. It smelled like burnt coffee and creamy dark chocolate, with a bit of roasted barley and alcohol. It tasted like fresh roasted coffee and cream, with creamy dark chocolate, and a hint of alcohol. It was fairly thick with some carbonation, and had a smooth bitter coffee aftertaste. Overall this had one of the best coffee flavors of any beer (up there with Tyranena's Devil Made Me Do It). The Kopi Luak is not just a gimmick. The coffee is so bold yet so smooth in the aftertaste. This beer also had great body, with only slightly noticeable alcohol, so it was all too easy to drink. It was tough to restrain myself to only sipping, but I wanted to make my glass last. A pricey beer, but definitely worth the expense if you like coffee stouts.

Pencible, Aug 24, 2009
Photo of jnn4v
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Moderate to significant brown to dark tan head. Decent sized bubbles.

S: Coffee first. But lush, fresh, non-burned, medium roast coffee. Glorious. Rich, semisweet chocolate next. Slightly creamy scent as well? More "wet" scent than the Breakfast Stout.

T: Maybe equal between the chocolate and the coffee scents. Such a rich, wonderful coffee without any of the over-roasted flavors that often appear in coffee. Maybe a "softer" coffee? Very tasty. Some burn from the alcohol, though.

M: Heavy and dense, but with enough carbonation to fill 1/3 of the glass with bubbles when poured. This may be the perfect texture for an imperial stout.

D: Incredibly easy to drink, given its texture and flavor. However, the 10.9 ABV is apparent, and shows itself quickly as you consume it.

jnn4v, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of bark
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is black; the high head is chocolate brown. Lots of lacing occurs.

The smell is dry with notes of chocolate and coffee. Some alcohol. Rounded and elegant, yet powerful.

The grand taste is very "stouty". Very mild and rounded coffee-flavours with peppery hints. Milk chocolate, some sour hints, cocoa and caramel. The long lasting aftertaste is sourish and sweet with a delicate taste of coffee and hints of rolled oats.

The carbonation is medium to mild, the bubbles are small. The liquid is thick.

A very elegant and well crafted beer. But I had expected more coffee flavours. Next time, I go for the cheaper Beer Geek Breakfast.

bark, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of Beerzebub
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a big wine glass at 55 F/ 13 C.

Very dark brown color, thin layer of dark orange-ish tan head, rings of little blobs of lace, like asteroid belts.

Deep, complex aroma. Coffee is well integrated into a sweet and savory complex of dark earthy, malty elements, with some herbal hops in the background. Unusual, hard to describe, in a very good way.

The flavor is just as deep and complex as the aroma. Savory, roasty, earthy coffee and malt flavors, blended together seamlessly. Compared to the Beer Geek Breakfast, the coffee flavor is more understated and complex. Starts sweet, then herbal hop bitterness builds and the sweetness subsides. Very long finish, complex, dry, herbal, profoundly earthy coffee.

Rich oaty texture. Just enough fine carbonation to lift it off the palate a bit, so heaviness is avoided without sacrificing richness. Great balance make this extremely drinkable, for what it is.

Really complex, characterful, and tasty. I enjoyed this.

Beerzebub, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of brewdoc75
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Been sitting on this for a few months. Definitely one that could be aged though.

A: Pours a jet black color with a substantial creamy off-white head. Minimal to moderate carbonation. Thick. Some sludge comes out of the bottle, making the beer splash out.

S: Alcohol, hops, coffee and chocolate. As the beer warms up, the alcohol goes away and the chocolate and coffee predominate.

T: Strong coffee flavors with plenty of dark chocolate taste. Strong bitterness both from the hops and the chocolate. SOme elements of caramel and vanilla as well. Much hoppier than expected, but that is ok in this style. The coffee seems to predominate with the chocolate coming in second and the hops in third. More flavorful than the Beer Geek Breakfast in my opinion.

M: Mouthfeel is succulent with oatmeal creaminess and definitely full bodied. Comforting.

D: A pretty decent beer. Not worth the price tag ($13.99) in my opinion. I may try it again, but only if someone else is buying. The coffee adds to the experience, but not enough to warrant this price. I don't think I could drink more than one bottle of this. A worthy effort however.

brewdoc75, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of theghost3
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, almost black with a 1-finger brown head. Minimal lacing. Some floating
sediment too.

The smell is strong of roasted malts along with dark fruits, oatmeal, and, of course, coffee aromas. The taste is mainly quality coffee at first, followed by toasted malts, oatmeal, and caramel. The mouthfeel is a little strange--very creamy and full-bodied at first but then an acidic aftertaste.

This is a drinkable oatmeal stout that has an overwhelming coffee flavor. Very drinkable.

theghost3, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of kegger22
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Overall...Excellent! You could not find a richer looking beer. Poured black, black, as the colour of my truelove's heart. A huge, brown head that faded but an initial display that would have made a peacock hang its head in shame. The aroma a big coffee over chocolate full house. For taste, I am expecting "in your face" coffee, ala Speedway Stout. But, lo and behold, while coffee is there this beer is dominated by CHOCOLATE. The feel is oily, rich, velvet and what else is hidden in those inky, ebon depths. Drinkability? Naaaahhh, I would drink a thousand litres just for the pure pleasure, but would probably regret it. This, this weasely geek brunch, much like a fine wine (one that actually tastes good), is a sipper. But still gets a D-4 out of respect for everything else. You should never, ever drink any of this. I am perfectly capable of drinking it all over the course of time.

kegger22, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of vacax
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$15 bottle purchased from Monument Liquor in Concord. Enjoyed prior to RBSG, review from notes.

Pours between black and darkest brown with a huge dark mocha head. Smells of mocha, coffee and dark chocolate, smoke, and cane sugar. Tastes like a café mocha, delicious rich coffee that is intense yet uncannily smooth. Roasty biscuit finish. Full body, slick with medium carbonation.

This was a beer I had been looking forward to, and I liked it a lot more than I had anticipated. Such a rich, smooth coffee flavor in this, it is leagues above and beyond the Beer Geek Breakfast. Would love to have this again anytime.

vacax, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of mdagnew
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought online from Beermerchants.com

Poured blacker than black even when held up to the light... Dirty burnt brown head poured a big, thick bubbling mass then faded fairly quickly to decent thickish covering.. lots of patchy sticky lacing...

Aroma - Roasted chocolate maltiness, strong espresso coffee, nutty hazelnut notes, leathery and slightly sooty, charcoal notes, toasted bread, burnt toffee and treacle, earthy / cardboard hints, some buttery traces, roasted nuts, some sweet plum and date fruitiness, black cherries...

Taste - Lots of charred roasted dark chocolate malt bitterness, roasted malt / fruit loaf, sooty, very earthy, strong sweet espresso coffee made with brown sugar, warming alcohol, toasted nutty sweetness, some treacle, quite strong liquorice..

Feel - Sharp initially then becomes slightly oily... full bodied... pretty damn drinkable for a 10.9% brew although the alcohol soon makes itself known...

Overall - An excellent big, bold, flavoursome stout... highly recommended although a bit pricey at £7.50 a bottle...

mdagnew, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of sonicdescent
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The saga of me trying to get a Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is..well it isn't really interesting but here goes. Not ever quite a priority, I had been having trouble finding someone to add this to a trade. Finally, theghost3 comes through. Cheers buddy!

Pour is pretty impressive. The only way to a five would be a slightly thicker head, but this is nitpicking at this point. Head is a reasonable one finger of thick, creamy mocha colored foam. Lacing is relatively thick. Liquid is black black with no sign of highlights. Very very nice.

Scent is dominated by fresh coffee, a hint of chocolate and molasses. As simple as it is, this is one of the best smelling beers I have ever had the pleasure to sample. Again, not incredibly complex, but how to do a coffee stout right. Up there with a good bottle of Speedway.

Prior warning: the only way I'd be more pre-disposed to love this beer would be if it spent time in a bourbon barrel. My attempt at a clean slate taste review: Unfortunately not up to snuff with the other characteristics. Coffee is way up front, to the point where it overshadows any other characteristic until the very back end finish of the sip that reveals some slightly bitter chocolate. The coffee taste is good, but just too overpowering.

Mouth is suitably thick but perhaps a little too bubbly for my flat sludge tastes.

Overall this is a good beer, but one that could be great if given a chance to allow the coffee to fade.

sonicdescent, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of doppelmeup
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was very excited to try this beer, especially after watching "The Bucket List".

Poured a dark brownish black. Not an overly active head, but not bad.

Aromas of roasted malt and black coffee. I was expecting it to be sharper, but it was just regular (no pun intended)

The flavor was good, but I was not overwhelmed, especially given the price (about $16 a bottle). Typical flavors you would expect in a coffee stout.

Mouthfeel was striking, in that it was very dry and left an extremely dry palate. I am used to oatmeal stouts feeling softer. This reminded me more of sipping black coffee.

Overall, this was a decent beer, but to me it was definitely more "gimmicky" than substantive. I would drink again if offered, but I wouldn't drop the cash for another bottle.

doppelmeup, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of brushtachio
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copied Directly from notes taken June 1, 2009 at Beer Bistro in Toronto.

Into tulip with beautiful light brown head. No light comes through

N. Roasted. Maybe a little burnt malt. Slightest hint of booze. Sweet overripe fruit. Just a hint of cofeee, so small I wonder if I am imagining it because of the bottle description

T. Charred wood. Medium bitterness. Coffee. Roasty malt. Little heat at the end.

M. Maybe not as viscous as an impy or as creamy as a oatmeal stout (note: at the time I didn't realize it was classified as a "Imperial Oatmeal Stout"- I guess you could say the mouthfeel either failed in both categories or struck a perfect balance between the two... I'm leaning toward the latter).

This shit (note: I think the pun was intended) is delicious. I could drink way more than would be good for me.   

brushtachio, Jul 29, 2009
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,182 ratings.