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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,351
Reviews: 757
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 330
Gots: 465 | FT: 40
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

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Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.
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Photo of mymrnngjckt
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a standard shaker glass. Appearance is a very dark brown color with less than one finger of head. The smell if very robust. The smell is roasted espresso beans to a whole new level. Almost a burn smell. The taste matches the smell. This beer has the richest roasted coffe flavor of any beer I have consumed. The mouth feel is very thick and enjoyable. I would reach for this agian but I would have to be in the mood for coffee.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I totally admit, I had no idea what the "weasel" version was all about until I opened the bottle. As I let the initial head settle, I read the label and started cracking up. After a Google search I realized this wasn't a joke.

Creamy thick tan head. Opaque dark brown, no light at the edges.

Dark espresso aroma with lots of dark roasted malt.

Certainly a total focus on a deep Coffee flavor. Also present are ash, tar and perhaps some dark molasses. Dark Roasted malt flavor is fairly complex here. Some note from spent coffee grains.

Mouth feel is a little slippery, perhaps due to the oats. Also a slight coffee grain texture as well. Bold bodied.

This was enjoyable and pretty good, but not among the elites. Very happy to have tried it and the story of the coffee is a classic.

Photo of megahurts4
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Appearance: Black, great lacing, and a small head.

Smell: Coffee, faint oat, and slight hop.

Taste: Slightly-hoppy roasted-malt coffee.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and similar to coffee.

This is mighty good. I like my coffee black and this is just like that! I would love to have this with breakfast or brunch. I can't say that for many beers.

Photo of klikger
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour served in a Bruery tulip

A - Dark, dark brown with a decent brown head & great lacing.

S - Rich coffee, dried cherries

T - Earthy, roasted malts along with dried apricot and milk chocolate up front. Back half consists of more of the same with the addition of a touch of smoke and a dark chocolate finish.

M - Creamy & rich, but not syrupy.

D - A sipper, but not bad by any means. I could polish off a bomber myself, for sure.

Photo of Tilley4
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm having this one for breakfast this morning...

Poured into my CCB snifter....

Typical big stout appearance here.. Black as night with a creamy mocha head... Lots of nice lacing...

Deep dark roasted malts dominate with a bitter dark chocolate and burnt coffee finish... There's also an earthiness to this that is quite unusual and adds a unique character to it..

Lots of chocolate and coffee, of course, present in the taste of this beer but I think I might taste a touch of hop bitterness and I can say that there's an aspect to the finish that I find a touch unpleasant.. Its a chalky earthy burnt finish that just seems a touch off... Still really delicious but the finish isn't as creamy and pleasant as I'd hoped. That's sort of nitpicking this one as its still a great beer... The booze isn't evident..at first... As this warms, it develops a healthy kick that, at times, comes through a little too strong...

This is a terrific beer and I liked it quite a bit.. But due to the apparent ABV and the chalky burnt finish, I didn't find it to be an elite stout... Again, just little things but those add up when compared with other brews in the class... Glad I tried this one but I liked the Beer Geek Breakfast a bit better...

Photo of kingcrowing
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Delirum Tremens Tulip.

Pours a very dark black color with a very thick and creamy two finger dark brown head. Nose is coffee and rich malty sweetnes.

Taste is all coffee, it's a bit bitter from it as to be expected but it's well balanced with the hops and malt. Mouthfeel is very rich and creamy - very tasty and drinkable.

Photo of mulder1010
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ML bottle poured into a tulip

A-- Started off as a root beer color and changed to almost ink black in the pour. Head is a dark chocolate color that at first was 2 fingers and quickly dropped to just film. Swirling the beer brings a little bit of head but not much. Little carbonation besides the pour.

S-- Lots of roasted malts, rolled oats, prunes, chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, you name it. Just missing the coffee. More like a liquor chocolate like kahlua.

T-- Big, thick, rich taste. Lots of baking chocolate, molasses, with touches of vanilla, sweet chocolate, and sweet milk. There are flashes of coffee but not a whole lot.

M-- A whole lot in the mouth. Starts of sweet and finishes off baking chocolate dry. More coffee taste in the mouth, get a lot of acidity from the coffee but really a lot of baking chocolate. Alcohol is very obvious. More carbonated than what I really would expect, still is creamy though.

D-- It is good but one is enough. A whole lot of baking chocolate makes this tough to get through and my biggest negative on the beer. ABV is noticeable through the entire beer. Reminds me more of a Kahlua or Tia Maria than anything else. This is a sipper and one to work through.

Photo of Jayli
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a deep, dark, opaque chocolate brown with a 1/4 inch of medium brown head. Head recedes immediately leaving spots of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is viscious! Licorice, prunes, wood, charred malts, and vanilla.

T: Taste starts with a strong coffee, and vicious charred malt flavoring - light alcohol is present. Prunes come through with a milk chocolate sweetness that really fills out and cuts the sharp charred malt flavoring. Finish has a complimentary woody vanilla flavoring.

M: Full bodied, low carbonation, thick and creamy.

D: Goes down easily, filling, big kick, great representation of style - this is a nice beer to have a pint of.

Photo of Stigs
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, served in a 10oz mini-tulip

A - pours with a thin creamy film of dark khaki foam. the beer is pitch black with light active bubbling. just a couple spots of lacing left sporadically around the glass.

S - begins with coffee (of course), lightly sweetened with some vanilla creamer. hints of dark chocolate, toasted nuts, and boozy bourbon.

T - huge, bold roastyness...not coffee at first but some chocolate malt and barley, slightly charred. a little sweet through the middle with notes of oak and vanilla, before a big bold earthy hop bite mashed with fresh, very dark roasted coffee beans. after warming, some dark fruits peek their head in.

M - body is a little light, with playful and slightly punchy carbonation. finishes somewhat sticky, chewy, and dry, with robust bitterness and booze.

D - gimmicky? yes. a little disappointed in the coffee profile, though taken as an RIS it still stands as a very delicious beer. great sipper, and a bit of a reward for myself for running my first 10K this morning.

Photo of elricorico
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of Brent
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of ritzkiss
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
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?

Photo of dancingbearpub
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
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!

Photo of regspeir
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Photo of comfortablynumb1
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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...


Photo of afksports
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
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!!

Photo of garbercury
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
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...

Photo of Vonerichs
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of callmescraps
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of brewcrew76
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of kzoobrew
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of portia99
4.11/5  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.

Photo of jminsc76
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of Augustiner719
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Photo of vkv822
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,351 ratings.