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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 805
Hads: 2,694
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 355
Gots: 553 | FT: 53
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

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Notes & Commercial Description:
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 PatronWizard
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
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

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Photo of Pencible
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of jnn4v
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of bark
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of Beerzebub
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of brewdoc75
3.72/5  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.

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Photo of theghost3
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of kegger22
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of vacax
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.37/5  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...

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Photo of sonicdescent
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of doppelmeup
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of brushtachio
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
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.   

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Photo of kbnooshay
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The weasel shit beer has sat on my beer shelf for awhile because its weasel shit beer. This poured black as hell with a super chunky/frothy/brown head. Only the slightest red color peeks out from the darkness at the corner of the glass. Aroma is super rich. The alcohol and oat flavor stands out but there are nice hints of brownie, dark chocolate, and roasted coffee. Flavor is super rich but at the same time quite dry and bitter. Oat flavor is more subtle than in the aroma. Chocolate flavor dominates. Feel is fairly smooth and creamy(a little less thick than I would prefer).
Very drinkable.

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Photo of NewGeneric
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this as part of a tasting session with a buddy a while back. This is my first 5.0 overall rating. It poured pitch black with brown head that faded slowly and left considerable lacing. Smelled of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Tasted exactly the same. Incredibly smooth and creamy. I have one left. Unfortunately, this beer is limited, otherwise I would drink nothing but.

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Photo of kappldav123
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass could not look better. Deep, deep black, very brown head. Starts very intense and complex malty, notes of strong coffee, liquorice and some chocolate. Well balanced, warming finish, soft as silk. A bit sweet aftertase. An incredible good beer!

Thank you yespr for this bottle!

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Second pour, and last review, of Day 1 Portland International Beerfest. From a 500 ml bottle, freshly opened, and poured to the fest's tasting glass. Consecutive pours equaled over 8 oz.

As a side note, I poured this for a few dozen folks during the earliest hours of the fest, trying in vain to describe the flavors (based on a Shelton-provided description) without ever having had a taste. Had to rectify that ASAP once the shift ended...

A: Dark, yet not quite 'black', a reddish garnet glowing at the edges. Ho-Hum head, little action. A scant build-up of fizzy light tan, spotty lace left behind.

S: Coffee-sweet aroma, something like baker's chocolate - cocoa-dry. Some burnt grounds, sweet molasses, spice trails.

T: Where to begin: robust dark chocolate, rich coffe roast. Dark fruit and a defining tartness, with added citrus zest and vanilla beans. The dark roast tangy/tart/burnt flavors add a wonderful complexity. Oatmeal stout's typical sweetness pervades.

M: Feel is a big plus, an effortless glide down the throat, with a slight 'natural' grain chewiness. That chewy texture never becomes 'too thick' or anything, just mildly gritty, mildly warming (with a lofty 11% +/- ABV).

D: As I poured this, more than a few balked at the 'disgusting' nature by which the coffee beans are harvested in this fine beer; it was as if some thought they were drinking 'shit beer'. Well, having now tried it, I'm comfortable saying it's not shit beer; it's a delicious and fully-flavored stout, certainly worth a try. I really enjoyed and unequivocably would have it again.

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Photo of younger35
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single 12oz bottle of this from Pairings Food and Wine Market in Minnetonka. Ridiculously expensive 500mL bottle that I think was $15.99. This thing better be amazing!! Never thought I'd actually ingest something that's been shit out by a cat. Drank from my Surly Darkness snifter.

Appearance- Pours an oily jet black with a decent sized dark brown head that fizzles away fairly quickly. A small collar is left that leaves no lacing which all disappears after a few minutes.
Smell- The nose is full of roasty toasty malts that have a nice smooth char on them. The coffee melds well with the big roasted malt and surprisingly doesn't smell too acrid like these combos tend to be. A slight vanilla note and plenty of chocolate as well. A bit of toffee sneaks out as well once the beer warms.
Taste- Starts slightly bitter from the overly kilned malts and the rather pungent coffee. The coffee is bold and aggressive but may be a bit muted because of the char of the malt. A tiny bit of sweetness hides under the light acidy of the roast and comes through slightly chocolaty. The beer gets fairly rich toward the finish with a big bite of caramel and a big ol' scoop of vanilla ice cream. Some light alcohol finishes the beer as the ass coffee lingers.
Mouthfeel- Medium-ish body with a slightly oily/slick feel and very light carbonation.
Drinkability- Worth $15.99? Maybe once but I don't think I'd buy it again just because of the price tag. It is very tasty though and I'm definitely glad I tried it. Mikkeller does put out some tastily unique brews but damn, get a brewery and cut down on those costs. Good beer though!

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Photo of nrbw23
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pour out black with a huge, foamy tan colored head that almost went over the edge of the glass. Head has good retention and left some thick lacing.

S- Smells of nice malty aroma, with a good amount of espesso and a tiny hoppy note.

T- Taste is really smooth, earthy, coffee, chocolate, and expresso. A very solid brew. No alcohol bite and no bitterness at all. The oatmeal makes this one so smooth and creamy.

M- Smooth and slick, full in body and low carbonation.

D- Very easy to drink. Highly recommended.

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Photo of charlesw
2.55/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Straight up 3s - just average. It's nice and black but has an ENORMOUS head. Smells kind of stouty - metalic, coffee, burnt umber (that sounded good, didn't it? Only it's a color and not an odor and whatever. But, hey, it smells of charred meats, OK? OK????). Burned caramels and coffee and bitter and ashes in our mouthes. Certainly neither balanced nor an oatmeal stout. Probably an RIS - a beer known for being RAW. And that's just what it is - way raw, way edgy. I'm not sure this is where I want to go. I'm all for balance and this isn't it. Very nice mouthfeel and I can't finish my bottle.

Edit: terrible, lingering bitter and sour aftertaste and the mouthfeel gets knocked down 'cause the bottle 4 ounces of the bottle were full of some nasty slime. Ew!

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Photo of magictrokini
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A more subdued version of the Beer Geek Breakfast. As for why its called "Weasel," well, I'll let you find out when you read the little story on the side of the bottle. Pours identical to the BGB; black with brown edges, explosive brown head, and thick, sticky lacing. Chocolate and coffee seem evenly balanced in the nose, along with a cream-of-wheat/creamy oatmeal quality. Roasty more than smoky/burnt. Velvety mouthfeel with a somewhat bittersweet finish. Smooth cocoa and rich coffee up front. The coffee used is smooth, sweet, and bitter all at the same time, with neither really drowing out the other. The oats and malt compliment these flavors well. A welcome burnt grain taste pops up here as this warms. Hop bitterness shows through in the finish once the beer warms. The high alcohol gives a nice warmth that allows the flavor to wrap around your tongue. Worth the $15 I forked over for this one.

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Photo of Bung
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml Bottle. Very dark brown pour, with a small light brown head. Roasted, Coffee and chocolate aromas. Taste is pretty straight forward, roast malt, coffee, bitter coffee and dark chocolates. Just an accent of rolled oats. Some piney hops in the bitters in the middle and finish, but only a little. Soft bubbly, but very solid mouthfeel. Maybe a little better than the breakfast, but not much.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at the Bayou in SLC.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice black color, nice carbonation, nic little creamy tan head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some coffee, roast, slight vanilla, and some caramel. The taste is malty, with some nice coffee/toffee notes, roast, vanilla sweetness, with some caramel. Medium body, a nice creamy brew. Very drinkable, this on is very tasty a joy to drink, not hot like other's from this brewery.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a dark brown color head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is quite particular and very interesting. Taste is a nice mix between some unique dry coffee that is very well balanced by some black chocolate malt with lingering bitterness form the roasted cereal. Body is full with a creamy palate and some great carbonation with no apparent alcohol which is nice considering this is sometime an issue with this brewer. Very much well done but still don't totally get the hype surrounding this beer.

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Photo of mugglesandhops
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Davey brought this and some other Mikkellers back from Portland for me a while back so we finally decided to crack one open and give it a try. Poured 22oz. bottle into snifter. Pours black with a big frothy tan head, great lacing on the sides of my glass. Huge coffee and chocolate smell right away and it carries on into the taste as well. Very thick feeling, creamy, velvety. wish I had a couple more of these.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.