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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,183
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 331
Gots: 403 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

JMurphy41, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

bootdown21, Jan 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Sluggo81, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of SenorEsteban
4.75/5  rDev +10%

SenorEsteban, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: entirely, completely, unremittingly black with a thick finger of creamy brown foam. There's a nice retention and a nice lace on the glass. Excellent.

Smell: rich, green aroma of coffee and sweet malt. That green element is quite big -- I'm getting something like aloe in there. It's rich and enticing.

Taste: rich coffee flavor without being acidic or acrid. A sweet, dark maltiness underscores this flavor with toffee, a little bit of chocolate, and plenty of ashy roastiness. There is a little bit of astringency at the end, along with a pretty strong bitterness. If you like coffee stouts, this will absolutely be for you.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess. Good, although a little more smoothness would be nice.

Overall: I really like this beer. I don't know if it's worth all it takes to make, but it's a solid coffee stout.

flagmantho, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of pants678
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black with a thin, thin brown head.

Not much nose-wise but some coffee. Not bold, though.

Dark chocolate's the highlight for me. Right up it's rich and has that bittersweet finish. Coffee's not subdued, rather prominent. Alcohol's a tad hot. Rich. For the price, I'll still take the Espresso Yeti.

Thick but grainy and gritty, which is welcome.

pants678, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

hoppymcgee, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mikeburd1128, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

sleuthdog, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jonnypopgun, Jan 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

bigbluebeerguy, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of ThePaleRider
3.64/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Thick, almost black brew. Zero head when poured straight from the bottle. Lots of alcohol legs.

S - Alcohol right up front followed by chocolate, charred malts, and then a hint of coffee.

T - Lots of coffee. No alcohol burn, which was surprising for the aroma. Tastes of rich, black coffee. Finishes with sweet chocolate on the back of the tongue.

M - Very heavy, no carbonation, and lots of coffee after taste.

O - Love the idea behind this beer. Very drinkable for %10, but a very heavy price at $10 for a 12 oz. bottle.

ThePaleRider, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

tectactoe, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Jimmeekrek, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

threedaggers, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

scottDC, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

craftbeerfairy, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a near motor oil black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick bubbly ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Nice drippy lacing.

S- Aroma is comprised mainly of dark chocolate, molasses, alcohol and a hint of coffee.

T- Taste is even more complex with a solid hit of fudge, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and, once again, just a hint of coffee. Maybe I'm looking too hard for it but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of coffee presence. What is here though is great. Smooth with the alcohol toned way down for the ABV. Quite sweet which I like. Also a bit nutty.

M- Thick, silky and creamy. Medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- This beer certainly lives up to the hype. While the coffee is not as dominant as I was expecting, it turned out to be a good thing since all the other flavors were able to come through as well.

Immortale25, Jan 12, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 330 mL bottle of this the other day and have been looking forward to the weekend to try it out. Poured into a tulip.

A: Dark black with with two fingers worth of bubbly brown head after a semi aggressive center pour. Head sticks around for a bit and and when swirled leaves some nice lacing along the inside of the glass which soon slips back into the beer.

S: Smell is reminiscent of coffee but not quite like a fresh cup nor fresh beans, but rather some combination of light, acidic, and bitter coffee. Some lighter chocolate tones in there beneath the coffee

T: roast coffee, chocolate, hoppiness at the end that lingers along with some of the bitter coffee. Quite delightful really.

M: Very smooth and creamy. Medium body. Slides down smoothly.

O: A very interesting and delicious beer. The acidity hides the ABV well. A great sipper for, as the name of the beer describes, brunch!

Adh8586, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Funkwich, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jwat, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

bram325, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single 11.2oz bottle picked up from the Mall of the Bluffs Hyvee for around $9. Labeled as an “imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee.” Cool artwork from Keith Shore depicting some kind of cat thingy, a hat and an empty glass. The label basically sells the beer. Poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter after letting it warm up for a while.

Appearance: A pour straight down the middle produced a beautiful; two fingers of dark brown head. The head is dense with a few solid bubbles in the middle. Black body. After settling down a thin, reddish brown cap remained and left nice lacing when I swirled the glass. Looks good for an imperial stout.

Smell: It smells mostly of coffee but not in the way other coffee beers smell. It’s got that spicy, coffee acidity that others have but I’m not imagining coffee beans but maybe a ground, flavored coffee. Lots of chocolate, like one of those pouches of dried hot chocolate mixture with some marshmallows. Also cinnamon, chocolate pudding, and chocolate milk.

Taste: Basically Kahlua and Ovaltine. Big, smooth notes of rich chocolate syrup, hazelnut, spicy-grainy coffee, pudding and a drying alcohol. Finishes sweet with a lingering coffee roast. My burps taste like a mocha.

Mouthfeel: Silky, smooth, and full with a low carbonation. The mouthfeel fits this beer perfectly.

Overall: My only regret is not having any doughnuts around. I’m assuming it’s the coffee or other possible adjuncts they used but this was a different coffee experience as compared to other coffee beers; more dense chocolate flavors, spicy coffee and a silky body from the oatmeal. While this was an expensive beer to try, I’d say it’s worth picking up once as it does not disappoint. If you’d like to try the next best thing after Espresso Yeti then this is your beer. Would love to try it out of a cognac or bourbon barrel.

CowsandBeer, Jan 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

Anvilfarm, Jan 10, 2014
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,183 ratings.