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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 1739
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rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%


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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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emerge077

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

FInally tried this once they came out with the smaller 330mL bottles.

Oily black with a compact layer of mocha foam that recedes to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. A swirl rekindles the foam momentarily for a minute or two. The foam sinks back into the beer after each sip, no sticky lace.

Mellow smooth coffee aroma, chocolate, florals, light roast.

Roasty and chocolatey, light toast, smooth coffee with an ample hop bitterness that may be derived from the roasted malt. There's a residual resinous quality as well. The whole point of Kopi Luwak coffee is that it has no bitterness. It seems a little off the mark not to showcase that more, considering how expensive it is. If I wanted a hoppy stout i'd get a Storm King. That said, it is full bodied and viscous, smooth and bitter at the same time. Burns a little in the throat but you don't taste the nearly 11% ABV. Overall worth a try, just wish it was a little smoother and had more unique coffee flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 00:49:42 | More by emerge077
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LessMyth

California

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours deep earthy black with thick carmel colored head, well laced.

S: This beer smells extraordinary. The coffee is complimented by semi-sweet chocolate overtones.

T: Well balanced, very strong. I could serve a 4 oz pour for dessert, but not drink two of these.

M: Velvety. This is a high point for the Weasel.

O: Taste is one of the best in class, delicious and unique with a dry finish. The dense taste profile pair with the ABV to give a character that can become overpowering. At more than a dollar an ounce, perhaps easy drinkability isn't as desirable, anyway.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 03:54:09 | More by LessMyth
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dar482

New York

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a black color with some brown on the edges.

The aroma just has pure espresso beans with a bit of spice in the back. A bit of vanilla in there without too much sweetness in there.

The flavor follows with a big blast of espresso beans and then there's a huge peppery spice that hits the top of your mouth and back of your throat. There's a hint of booze in there. It's a smooth smooth beer with tons of coffee flavor, a bit of dark chocolate, and then some wonderful drying on the end. It has some sweetness, but is not a truly sweet beer like many big beers of this style.

The body is medium, but light for an oatmeal beer at 10.9%. This is a phenomenal coffee beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 04:15:56 | More by dar482
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tut2528

Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: pours a deep black body with a huge 2 fingers worth of dark brown head formation. the lacing is absolutely phenomenal and there's still about 1 fingers worth of head even after 2 minutes of allowing to settle. (the pour was not aggressive by any means and was pours into a Bruery snifter)

S: beautiful blend of robust coffee grounds, semi-sweet chocolate, and a bug vanilla creamy touch. there is a slight touch of alcohol presence but its invigorating and sits in perfectly with this brew. i'm also picking up a slight tobacco leaf and licorice presence.

T: damn this shit is good! following the nose, I find big coffee grounds as the dominating player with an awesome chocolate backbone and a beautiful creamy finish with a lit touch of hops. honestly, this is one of the smoothest brews i've ever had.

M: on the medium-heavy side, the palate is left with a phenomenal coffee and chocolate sweetness. that urges me to take another sip. this is truly fantastic.

O: one of the best stouts I have ever had, and possibly my favorite non-BA stout. I hate the fact that this one is so damn pricey, but it's truly a fantastic brew. a must try, must have.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 23:45:48 | More by tut2528
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magictacosinus

California

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed over my brief vacation in Indiana. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Split with someone. Review is from my notes.

Pours a dark, nearly ruby tinged opaque color that - impressively enough - has an off-khaki head about a half finger high that settles, but not completely. The carbonation really has a lot of fight here for a beer that's nearly 22-proof, but even when recedes over time, is leaves behind some treacle and bubbles that are appealing in the sense that this fully resembles a chocolate or coffee liqueur of sorts. Thick and viscous, and the tears on this are massive. Very well put together - I wish all coffee oatmeal imperial stouts looked like this.

The aroma is a wonderful, firm, strong cascade of all of the delicacies listed at the front of the bottle, and so much more. At first, there's an immediate burst of rich, fudge-caramel infused chocolate syrup, which soon after is followed by bittered, fresh espresso coffee notes with tangy floral flavors. Other flavors that creep in are vanilla, prunes, and other indescribable black fruits. Slightly boozy towards the finish, but this further elevates the sweetness at hand. Fantastic stuff, although definitely a bit too decadent in the long run.

As for the flavor - are you kidding me? This is nearly perfect as far as the style goes. There's nothing but a velvety, rich, creamy burst of all of the flavors listed above. Semi-dark chocolate syrup, roasted, bite-y ground coffee, vanilla, cherry, prunes, blueberries, light cedar, and warm, freshly brewed oats. The aftertaste is a wonderful jet of bitterness from the coffee, that is both tangy and earthy. No alcohol to be found *anywhere* on this, which makes this very easy and dangerous to drink. Creamy, full-boded, and bready in the barrage of roasted malts underneath. The floral bitterness from the coffee cuts in with the citrus-y flavor of the hops quite well. The bottle conditioning further elevates the bready experience at hand. Extraordinary stuff.

I've had my Mikkeller offerings from time to time, but as far their easier to find beers go, this is probably the crowning achievement of the lot. I haven't had a beer of this kind bring together all of the ingredients so successfully like this since my first Founders Breakfast Stout. I will definitely track some more of these down and hoard them, as they would age excellently well - however, the coffee really is the highlight, and as a result would be tempting to open as soon as I buy them. If you are a stout fan, do yourself a favor and get this at least once in your life. It's a glorious recipe to be reckoned with.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 04:02:11 | More by magictacosinus
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. New interesting artwork on the bottle, different than the one pictured. Exponentially excited to have landed a bottle of this, as it has been a major want of mine for quite a while now. Expectations are as high as can be.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a thick viscous opaque black oil body with just shy of two fingers of creamy luscious dark mocha colored head. A truly mouthwatering appearance.

S - Smell is of deep dark coffee bean roast, chocolate, hint of lactose, and the toasted malt / oatmeal. A fairly tame aroma, but hits it's mark. Just the slightest bit of alcohol fumes noticeable on the finish.

T - Wow. Phenomenally smooth, yet thick and creamy like a chocolate milkshake. Powdery cocoa, and a powerful bitter dark roasted coffee bean presence. Almost a slight bit of chocolate covered fruity tartness on the finish. Alcohol is expertly hidden.

M - Feel is thick and viscous. Smooth and creamy. Bitter powdery cocoa and coffee lingering on the palate.

Overall, a phenomenal beer, probably the best stout, if not the best beer from Mikkeller, that I've tried yet. Highly recommended to seek this beer out, or buy it if it is available to you. I would love to get my hands on some of the barrel aged variants of this beer to see how they fare.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel ---4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 20:12:39 | More by mfnmbvp
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Ruderaven52

California

3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Pours flat with no head. Like oil. Black, even when held up to the light.

Smells like baker's chocolate with coffee. There are hints of vanilla and oak, as well.

The taste. A perfect balance of chocolate and coffee with vanilla on the finish - but mostly chocolate. This is a grown up version of a perfect chocolate milkshake or float. As it warms, there is some plum that comes through, but I could be crazy.

The mouth is oily and smooth. Hardly any noticeable carbonation.

This is a great brew. It's seems a little heavy for an oatmeal stout, but it is also imperial. I don't notice the booze at all. The full flavor ranks with any BA stout. I missed the small print when I ordered six of these... I was thinking 22 oz bombers, but for $10 you only get a 330 ml bottle. I got my money's worth.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:09:11 | More by Ruderaven52
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MCain04

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From my generous brother who picked this up in Denmark. Prost, John. This was served at 55degress into a half acre snifter.

pitch black body with a dark tan head of impressive depth, retention and lacing, especially for the ABV. Damn near perfect.

Smells of roasted, almost burnt, malts and coffee, with dark belgian cacao. The aroma isn't strong but rather is quite delicate. A little bit of fig/plus/raisin/pear smell.

Taste is of roasted malts and delicate chocolate with a good deal of refined cacao. Impressive chocolate on this beer. A great deal of bitterness, and a huge winner for those like me who like bitter hoppy stouts. The coffee is not as dominant a flavor as I expected but is quite delicate and perfect. The ABV is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is as good as it gets. Carbonation is spot on - may be a little under carbonated for some people, but this is really perfect. Coats the tongue, sticky and syrupy, dry sticky finish, everything I want out of a stout.

I want to drink this over and over again. Easily the best non-barrel-aged coffee stout I've ever had. Still in the top 5 of best stouts I've ever had. Love this beer, get it if you can, it is a delicacy.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 07:34:10 | More by MCain04
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timc100

Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours an incredibly dark brown, very little light getting through on the edges only. Sits a pitch black in the glass with a dark, creamy mocha head. Huge, sticky lacing and retention.

S: An incredibly, rich, vibrant coffee aroma. Very rich, heavily roasted - some ash - fresh oily coffee beans. Bitter dark chocolate. Some vanilla sweetness that gives a mocha effect and brings out some milk chocolate. Fresh acidity. some raisin. Hands down one of the most amazing coffee aromas.

T: Very full, bitter and rich. Fresh espresso bitterness, oily coffee bean acidity, and bakers chocolate. Some vanilla mocha sweetness come through at the finish. Heavily roasted - can taste some ash. Not as mind blowing as the aroma, but very impressive and incredibly enjoyable.

P: Full, viscous, fitting. Allows the flavor to open up to it's full potential. Lines the inside of the mouth

O: I love coffee beers and this is one of the best out there, I'm sure. Too bad it's difficult to impossible to obtain in the US - thanks Jimmy!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 23:36:53 | More by timc100
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Greywulfken

New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured like motor oil into a snifter, barely producing any foam at all; left a slight shiny, oily glaze inside the glass

S: lots of bittersweet roasted coffee beans and dark roasted malts, hinting of chocolate syrup and espresso

T: follows the nose - has a distinct coffee stout flavor, owing no doubt to the use of kopi luwak or ca phe chon coffee, which I've never had - but the blend of malts, coffee, and hops produce an earthy, faded molasses-sweet deep, dark, richly roasted flavors, with suggestions of marshmallow, vanilla, and sweet chewy hazelnut

M: slick and smooth, syrupy, slightly sticky, no palpable carbonation, slight airiness and drying from the alcohol

O: an excellent coffee stout - hits all the right marks. Price may steer some away, but this is a sure try for fans of double stouts and coffee stouts. A uniquely flavored product, on par with other top tier coffee stouts.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 14:43:17 | More by Greywulfken
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have heard tales of the civet coffee, I looked up pricing and it can go for as high as 100 dollars a cup or 1,000 dollars a pound. God knows what Mikeller spent to produce this beer. Pours a beautiful pitch black color with rising toffee tan head, fine lacing left behind beautiful beer to look and salivate about. Aroma has deep alluring espresso creamed coffee, dark chocolate, and a blast of dark roasted malts. Flavors encompass the palate, it takes off with nearly burnt dark roasted malts, expressive rich coffee, acid from the coffee beans livens up the palate beautifully, most exotic beer I've ever tasted nearly 9 bucks for 11 odd ounces of this stuff definitely worth the price tag. The dark roasted malts and the creamy richness in each sip with a strong dark coffee flavor is marvelous. Mouthfeel is rich inviting, and at times a bit abrasive but all in all the dark chocolate coffee aspects meld into beauty into a full bodied creamy stout that must be experienced no alcohol burn on the palate for me this legendary beer now I know why their beers carry the hype that they have. Overall a hell of an experience when it comes to beer the type of beer that makes you stop and realize everything that you have been passionate about is coming to a pinnacle. Some folks say that beer is beer, how short sighted is that one there are creations like this.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 16:06:44 | More by WVbeergeek
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heygeebee

Australia

3.44/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Platinum - aged one year.

A - black n tan, one finger coarse head, fades to somewhat scummy film. Spotty lace

S - muted, coffee as it warms.

T - blast of coffee, roasts, dry. Hollow mid palate. Some bready doughy notes, unusual for style. Also some stale hop notes.

M - lightly carbed, medium weight, not oily. No real booze.

O - not sure if I should have left this in the cellar or not.... Seems a little dull and dry.... Did I mention dry? Not an enjoyable drink.... Sad to say.
Would like to try one fresh to see if it was more balanced. Given overall profile, and also price point I will likely try.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 23:49:39 | More by heygeebee
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fresh bottle with new label design

A- Looks impressive, pitch black with a full, reverse cascading mocha head that stays around for a bit.

S- Amazing depth of coffee on the nose, mocha, slightly nutty earthy, one of the more well rounded noses on a coffee beer,

T- Waves of coffee that fade off into dark chocolate and oat flavors with a finish that initially comes off as accrid and slightly ashy, but then resembles bakers cocoa. Not bad, but I'm not a huge fan of the harsher dark malt notes.

M- full, lush mouthfeel, fantastic really

O- The alcohol isn't noticed at all due to the incredible depths of flavor and other than the harsher roasted malt aspect, this beer is great and worth the $$ IMO

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 03:49:31 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Rish907

California

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very interesting beer to try.. the coffee bean and all. Super coffee aroma and taste.. hides the alcohol quite well, very good for almost 11%. The coffee/espresso overpowers most of the taste which I think is its downfall, otherwise could be great. Not the best but not the worst. Good to try for the sake of having... the complex stouts tantalize my palate. This is straightfoward and direct. Don't know if my buds would seek out again, but who knows..

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 07:36:12 | More by Rish907
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very fortunate to get this as an extra in a trade from Pisano! Thanks so much man!

A- Pours pitch black with a dark brown, 3-finger head of tight bubbles that retains well but leaves only a bit of lacing.

S- The aroma is full of dark chocolate, brown sugar, dark roast coffee, vanilla, oak. Oatmeal, and roasted grains are also prevalent. Very alluring aroma!

T- A sweet, malt-forward flavor initially. Chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla are all prevalent. This gives way to bitter roasted malts, and some vinous/earthy hop character in the middle. It finishes smooth, oakey, and a little bit hot/boozy.

M- The mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and smooth. An excellent mouthfeel other than being a bit boozy.

O- Overall this is a kick-ass oatmeal stout! I can't believe this isn't a barrel aged beer! The only drawbacks are it is a little too boozy and left very little lacing, but an amazing beer none the less!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 05:42:33 | More by SadMachine
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a viscous black with a fine, ephemeral cap of dark brown head. A few dots of lace and pretty good retention. The ring is reminiscent of a shot of espresso.

S: Bold, earthy coffee, a darkish roast, firm sweetish roasted malt, and a touch of fruitiness and spice. The coffee aroma is unique and interesting.

T: A real coffee bomb. Dark roast coffee, moderate spiciness, dry but not too try and lots of espresso coffee on the finish. Not unlike drinking an iced espresso.

M: Medium-full body and medium-light but sharp carbonation.

O: Very good coffee-forward beer. My main complaint would be the one dimensionality of the flavor. Doesn't have the same charm as Speedway Stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 05:16:22 | More by pmarlowe
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. An amazingly dark brown head, creamy and rich with steller retention and lacing. Colour is jet black. Such a smooth liqueury and thick character.

S - dark roast malt and piles of bitter coffee, dried apricot and fruit, very intense and rich, subtle oriental spices, so complex and balanced.

T - coffee liqueur, a subtle creaminess, oakyness, coffee beans, warming liqueur note. Fisnish is dry, complex and malt forward, a very long finish, drying espresso, rich velvet cake.

M - a smooth, very rich body, surprisingly creamy with a spicy alcohol presence, all very balanced and drinkable with enough malt and coffee to balance it out nicely, nearly syrupy in texture.

An amazing beer, maybe a little hot on the alcohol but the coffee integrates seamlessly, leading to really complex subtleties. A very enjoyable coffee stout, one of the best I've had, so creamy and rich, robust and yet delicate. Very solid beer from Mikkeller, would definitely recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 16:17:58 | More by mick303
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Nectar

New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2010 16.9oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: pours a thick Jet black with a one finger mocha head made up of fine tightly packed bubbles.

N: Big coffee, surprising for a bottle almost 3 years old. Roasty, Dark Chocolate and burnt or caramelized sugars.

T: This is where this beer really got me. Big coffee and chocolate leads way to a sweet booziness that isn't detracting nor overpowering. Smooth milk chocolate and a minor smokiness rounds out the middlr of the taste and proceeds the slightly dry backend consisting of the flavors of roasted coffee and bitter cocoa nibs.

M: Creamy best describes this for me. Very smooth to the back end that drys and makes you want more.

O: This is an insanely enjoyable stout. The entire experience was something I wish I could have more regularly. If you see a bottle, buy the bottle!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 02:12:42 | More by Nectar
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ESPNman

California

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

A - Nearly jet-black, thick-looking beer that coats the glass. Lots of mocha-brown head. Tiny bubbles form along the ridge and over the top of the head. Good retention, great lacing.

S - A lot of the roasty smells you'd associated with a standard imperial stout, but with more cocoa and coffee (unsurprisingly). Also some oak, vanilla, and tobacco in the nose. Intense, but not as much coffee as I was expecting.

T - Big bitter coffee and chocolate up front, that fades with the sweetness of the tremendous malt bill. Not as much alcohol present as you'd expect, but it's definitely there... even after sitting this bottle down for a couple of years it's still running hot. Finishes with a nice bitter espresso finish that lingers.

M - This beer is more like a milkshake than a light lager. This is a massive, chewy brew that definitely lets you know it's there. Sweet finish.

O - Excellent Imperial Coffee Stout. I'd recommend getting a few bottles and seeing how they change over a few years. It's big, it's bitter, it's heavy, and it is absolutely delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 19:59:51 | More by ESPNman
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface of the beer and a light amount of dark brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense extremely dark mocha to brown head that slowly reduces to pebbled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer pretty evenly with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts, freshly ground coffee beans, espresso, and dark chocolate. Very light hints of alcohol as the beer warms up.

T: Similar to the smell, there are moderate to strong flavors of dark roasted malts, freshly ground coffee beans, and espresso. There are lighter notes of dark chocolate and just a touch of citrus/grapefruit rind hops. Moderate amounts of non-aggressive bitterness that lingers for quite a while.

M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth with some light amounts of dryness and alcohol warmth in the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer and one that I have enjoyed numerous times - usually as a brunch beer on a day of celebration (birthday, anniversary, or tailgating before a NFL game). This beer is strong enough that it needs to be drank slowly and savored but so good that I just want to drink it at pace. Definitely one of my favorites - I'm a big fan of coffee stouts.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 17:33:44 | More by dbrauneis
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popery

California

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Excellent coffee stout. This is a nice, if relatively small, step up from BGB. It’s a full, rich stout with a wonderfully integrated coffee flavor. BGB incorporates coffee quite well (better than anything besides Speedway), and BGBrunch makes that coffee flavor even richer and more luxurious. It’s hard to tell, but it seemed like I could taste the berry and chocolate notes of the coffee. At any rate, the beer is quite good, as well. Lots of gentle roast and rich chocolate. Vanilla and caramel also chime in. Mouthfeel is excellent, smooth and rich. Very little booze. Pours very dark with a small beige head. Great stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 06:24:15 | More by popery
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BierJager89

California

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours pitch black with a dark brown head.

S: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and maybe a touch of alcohol in the nose.

T: Coffee bitterness hits you up front, roasted malt, chocolate and licorice follow. It gets creamy as it warms up, and much better. Delicious.

M: Creamy and full bodied.

O: I called Hel & Verdoemenis a paragon of imperial stouts. I'd call this a paragon of imperial coffee stouts. Not quite perfect, but damn close.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 05:48:03 | More by BierJager89
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crnipeter

Slovenia

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cascades dark reddish brown to create opaque nearly black body overlain by a finger of deep tan head that leaves lace about the glass.

The nose reveals obvious red wine qualities - not surprisingly as the beer has been maturing for three years - and nice interplay of chocolate and strong yet subtle coffee aroma. Molasses-like malt sweetness combines with dark grains and coffee added to lend coffee-with-cream sensation while further sniffing reveals dark fruit esters. Alcohols is noticeable but is aromatic, almost bourbon-like.

Highly viscous oily-smooth body with just about the right amount of fine carbonation allies to the sweetness, roasted grains and coffee to give impression of chocolate mousse, cocoa-butter and whipped cream topped coffee. Alcohol is virtually non-existent apart from mild warming sensation in the aftertaste. Some raw cocoa powder flavor can be picked up. Overall palate and finish remain fairly sweet. Aging hasn't diminished the body nor coffee character to any significant degree.

Overall, a moussy, chocolaty Imperial Stout with coffee goodness coming straight from the gutter. It's hard to believe this liquid shit (literally) is that good (500 ml, Best before 12-01-2012, into tulip).

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 23:47:23 | More by crnipeter
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SHODriver

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a snifter to a pitch black with a little tan head that quickly fades to a collar around the glass
S: smells rich with notes of coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate, charred wood, molasses and alcohol
T: tastes of quality coffee, dark malt, a bit of chocolate, some charred wood. aftertaste is bitter roasted malt, more coffee and a bit of wood char
M: silky smooth and full bodied with very soft carbonation that fights to make its presence known
O: a quality beer. great complexity and very smooth with not even a hint of alcohol in the flavor. it's very impressive

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 02:38:09 | More by SHODriver
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a small brown head. In the aroma, oaky, whiskey, and a touch boozy. In the taste, just like the aroma, oaky, whiskey, a touch boozy, and a small roast. A smooth and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry coffee presence in the aftertaste. Big oak, big whiskey, big, but quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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