Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 781
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rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%
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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 Reagan1984
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (790 characters)

Photo of brendan13
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black with an inch of light brown head that hangs around forever. Lots of lacing left down the glass.
S - Roasted chocolate and coffee dominates with with dark fruit touches. Floral hints.
T - Bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee and dark fruit flavours.
M - Medium to full bodied, lowish carbonation, bit of bitterness.
D - A very nice beer indeed. Obviously not a session beer but something I wish I could afford to drink every now and then. (454 characters)

Photo of Tilley4
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
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... (1,237 characters)

Photo of djbreezy
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - dark brown, pours highly viscous, unique spotting on the glass...almost a coagulation

smell - coffee, chocolate and caramel malt notes

taste - astringent and bitter coffee, some cocoa, vanilla and caramel malt presence

mouthfeel - medium body, mild carbonation, a bit thin for a 10.9 abv imperial stout

drinkability - honestly, was a bit disappointed on this one, has great stout qualities, has unique qualities but overall isn't a flavor wallop and certainly not deserving of the hype (502 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Very dark brown, almost black. Huge brown head foamed up on mine from an aggressive pour, had to wait for a bit for it to come down. Huge bubble head, not all that attractive, but left some very nice lacing on the sides and supurb throughout the drink.

S - Wonderful sweet cocoa aroma, espresso and coffee bean, and a nice roasted malt smell. This is definately on the sweet side.

T - Actually think the coffee takes a backseat to a sweet cocoa powder smell, and something oddly sweet, maybe a berry or light licorice flavor? Wish I could pick out exactly what it was, not unpleasant, but slightly too dominating in the taste. Nice roasty malts and coffee bean back, it's very good, but too sweet for me.

M - Nice and smooth, carbonation gives it a minimal bite that works well, full bodied, but not super heavy like a lot of big stouts.

D - Sweetness knocked this one down for me just a little bit on the drinkability factor. Did the bomber, but was struggling at the end. (981 characters)

Photo of BitterPachyderm
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm...a stout brewed from weasle shit? This HAS to be a winner! 1 pt. 9 fl oz. bottle, slightly chilled, no freshness date, presented in a SN pint glass.

The pour produces a huge chocolate brown five finger head. Huge bubbles, lots of foam, and much sticky lacing. Dark brown, let's face it, BLACK body body. Seemingly opaque with some ruby highlights.

There's alot going on in the nose of this stout. Smoked wood, bitter chocolate, BACON, tobacco, leather, pit fruit, and a hint of freshly brewed coffee beans can all be smelled.

Loads of burnt BURNT burnt chocolates. This is an ultra bitter coffee beer if there ever was one. Smoke can be noticed mid pallette with some strong coffee flavors. You can actually taste the bacon here...

Thick and oily mouthfeel...all the qualifications of an impy stout in my book!

The burnt and bitter coffee can be a bit overbearing at times, which hurts it's drinkability. 1 in a sitting should get you your coffee fix.

Another great geek beer brew from Mikkeller. Not as good as the Breakfast in my opinion, but still a solid impy stout. I think they accomplished what they set out for with this one. Those weasel turds are strong! (1,176 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Decided to pull this one out of the cellar after two years to see how it is holding up.

A - Pours jet black with a small film of tan head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving no lace at all down the glass.

S - Smells of rich coffee, chocolate, dark roasted malt, charred wood and some warm alcohol.

T - Starts off with a ton of slightly bitter dark roasted coffee slowly giving way to hints of chocolate, molasses, dark roasted malt and some charred wood. The booze only grows as it sits in the glass. Finish is a mix of light sweetness and warm booze, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Thick, slightly boozy feel. Kinda tastes like chocolate pudding.

O - I rather enjoyed this one, minus all the sludge at the bottom of the bottle. It had quite a bit of flavor and was fairly easy to drink, it did get a little boozy as it warmed up. (904 characters)

Photo of jwinship83
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle drank from an oversized snifter. excited to try this one.

A- this one pours a black colored body with a small coffee colored head. seems very fitting. the head lasts for a while and leaves behind solid rings of lacing.

S- lots of dark roasted malt and coffee. some dark chocolate in there too.

T- the taste is equally dark as the smell and appearance. very strong roasted malts and coffee. not as sweet as i was expecting which is a plus. nice dry finish.

M- rich and smooth. full bodied and chewy. there are also some gelatinous clumps in here which i can feel on my tongue. not really into that. it kind of grossed me out.

D- i really liked this beer, other than the mouthfeel. different than i was expecting and in a good way. if it wasnt so hard to find and expensive i would try to grab more of this again somewhat soon. definitely worth a shot. (872 characters)

Photo of pastradul
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle with a friend. Poured into a irs tulip.

Fresh out of a very cold cooler. The smell is an INTENSE bitter dark chocolate.

The taste is the same. Some roasted malt character to it, but the main flavor is like the darkest cacao chocoalte bar you have ever had. Very tasty... but as it warms a very smoky flavor starts to develop. Not the most fond of this flavor. but I had made my way through most of the glass!

a very good beer IMO, will have to remember to serve this pretty cold and drink it on the faster side with some ice cream or something! (564 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (931 characters)

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a short, brown head with melted caramel edges. Body is the requisite black with no light or visible carbonation. Really nice lacing.

Smell is interesting: roasted coffee beans, almonds, and dark chocolate.

Whoa, flavor punches you unexpectedly with an incredibly roasty, dark bark bitterness. Bittersweet chocolates. Mouthfeel starts with the bitter bite, then moves to a rich oil slick - interesting. Finishes fairly dry though.

Drinkability is a bit rough, but the good flavor and rich mouthfeel keep it at least average for the style.

My recommendation would be to lay a couple down for 2-3 years and see if that smooths things out. I'll be picking up a couple more. (687 characters)

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice thick chocolaty stout. Great chocolate and toffee notes and even though its pretty complex its very easy drinking for a higher ABV stout. Even better on tap (163 characters)

Photo of wcudwight
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a 1/2" chocolate colored head. Smells of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and hints of alcohol. The coffee is not as strong in the nose as I expected. Rich roasted flavors, dark chocolate, dark fruits (plums, cherries, raisins), sweet, coffee and a hint of a spicy hoppiness. I love coffee beers and I expected this to be a great one. Given that the coffee beans come from cat poop and all. But the coffee flavors in this beer are much more subdued than I anticipated. Lesson learned: Coffee beans that come from a cat's rectum are no better in beer than any other coffee beans. All said and done it is a good beer.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth. It's a very solid stout, it just isn't the coffee stout that I was expecting, but I wouldn't hesistate to drink it again. (786 characters)

Photo of Murphious
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice, but only bought one bottle for the novelty of the coffee content which is hardly noticed until I get their "regular" stout to compare.

Pours with a nice "used oil" color and 1 inch of fine foam head---maybe a slightly darker body and head than Guinness stout.

Definitely has a roasted malt and currant/raisin aroma of a typical Imperial as it warms and with some baker's chocolate note. At first pour from fridge, it barely registers on the nose.

Slight oily mouthfeel and not quite as bitter as Guinness, in my opinion. Slight coffee finish and fruitiness of prunes--maybe? Slight chocolate taste as it warms in the mouth.

Finish is slight and pleasant. Very smooth considering the 10% ABV. Pricey and for the novelty only. (736 characters)

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large snifter glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a dark brown, almost black, with a 1/8” medium brown head that recedes to a ring around the glass and some thin islands and swirls of foam. Sipping leaves bot a ring edge and lots of tiny speckles of lacing. The ring slides back to the liquid while the speckles of lacing cling to the side of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is full of dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of roasted malt that has a very faint burnt character.

Taste: The flavors are much as predicted by the nose, with lots of coffee and bittersweet chocolate that mingles with a bit of sweetness from the malt and the alcohol. Except for a touch of sweetness the alcohol is well hidden here and there is no heat or burn, just a gradually spreading warmth.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the full side of medium bodied with very faint carbonation. The long finish begins in the coffee and dark chocolate, slides through a brief bit of sweetness and then lingers on with dark roast bitterness in the back of the mouth and throat.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: This is an interesting beer to sample and it is reasonably drinkable. I do find the dark roast bitterness at the end of the finish to be just slightly off putting, but not so much so that I find it unpleasant to drink. My overall impression is that this is a pretty well made stout which I’m happy to have tried but I’ll look for something with just a bit less burnt character in the finish. Also it should be noted that this one is fairly temperature sensitve in that as the beer warms the burnt bitterness becomes much harder to detect. (1,708 characters)

Photo of charlzm
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Consumed February 27th, 2011 from a Samuel Adams glass with nucleation points.

Beer pours about one shade of brown lighter than black. A two finger tan head of assorted size bubbles forms without enthusiasm but looks super-smooth and uniform after a minute. Nice.

Aromatic, this beer exudes dark roasted malt, oats, chocolate, coffee and warm bread smells.

Flavor is quite boozy! Oatmeal mingles with bourbon and a tiny dash of ash. Bitter chocolate and coffee are tamer-than-expected notes.

Thick and smoothly creamy in the mouth with low (but still present) carbonation.

Beer suffer somewhat from high ABV in the form of hot, boozy character. Some time in the cellar would probably fix that. (699 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 9.1.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a dark brown bubbly head with good retention.

S - Strong oat and coffee, a touch of coffee.

T - Strong coffee and chocolate with a strong bitter oat finish.

D - Heavy body with good carbonation.

O - Breakfast in a bottle. Tasty and strong, but very tasty. (317 characters)

Photo of ISmith87
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 4 - dark brown black beer with an initial mocha head that immediately fades to nothing.
S - 4 - coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, oatmeal, nothing too crazy or special
T - 4 - again, coffee, oatmeal, roasted malts, chocolate, plus maybe a tiny bit of burnt flavors, even burnt rubber
M - 4 - its' pretty creamy and chocolate milkshake like, but I'm finding with coffee stouts that the coffee decreases the complexity a lot of the time because it's overpowering. Thick mouthfeel tho, alc covered, aftertaste = coffee.
O - 4 - I'd love to try this with the other coffee stouts (Founders Breakfast Stout, Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout) and see whose shines above the rest. (673 characters)

Photo of lackenhauser
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black with a sizeable brown head on top. Aroma of cocoa and coffee. Earthy and yeasty quality. Has that "india ink" aroma I liken to homebrew for some reason. More of the same flavorwise. Quite prominant "grain" flavor. Mildly astringent. Distinct bitter "bite"-not sure if it is off the coffee or what. Decent enough mouthfeel, the grainy flavors are presnt in the mouthfeel as well. Overall a decent enough beer, though I cant get overly excited. Glad to have tried but not something I would seek out. (507 characters)

Photo of hardy008
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with a two finger dark brown head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. I thought the aroma might be more robust, but it is still nice.

The flavor has roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. There is a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness that works well together.

Medium bodied, proper carbonation, and smooth. Has a slightly bitter aftertaste, but that is not a negative. This is an easy beer to drink. I could buy this again and again. (543 characters)

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours black with a thick, slowly rising dark chocolate colored head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor of rich roasted malt and coffee grounds. Not as coffee-rich as I was expecting. Certainly a well-made beer, but nothing about it really stands out to me. Definitely good, not a wow-er.
8/4/8/4/16 (4.0/5) (321 characters)

Photo of bbeane
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a snifter... this ones been in the cellar for a little while and pours a little clumpy towards the bottom of the bottle. A light brown colored fizz tops black oil like beer before disappearing

S- Beer has a very rich malty aroma with some coffee, licorice, booze, and bitterness

T- Taste very much goes along with the aroma. Starts malty with a noticeable bitterness accompanying. Coffee comes through about mid swig but becomes most defined in the finish

M- Very thick and chewy with little carbonation

O- Wasn't overly impressed with this one though I've had it before on draft and thought more highly of it then. Not sure if the aging in the cellar mellowed this one too much

Cheers (705 characters)

Photo of aleigator
4/5  rDev -7%

Pours nearly completely black, with a small, fizzy head, disappearing soon, while leaving no lacing.

Has fantastic, multi-layered aromas of coffee flavors, creamy sweetness, deep roasted malts and bitter chocolate, accompanied by a burning alcohol layer. Very complex and pleasant, with coffee being the most dominant ingredient.

Toffeeish, earthy malts go along with distinct coffee flavors, which hit the palate in an incredible smooth, creamy fashion. Coffee then turns bitter, overcoming the milk chocolate note more and more. While the brew actually begins sweeter than expected, the sweetness doesn’t take over the whole palate, due to the rich coffee infusion. Also the coffee bitterness is very balanced, as a strong earth maltiness holds it at bay. The most surprising aspect is the incredible smoothness in this brew, making this the perfect pairing for e.g. a fruity chocolate cake, providing the creaminess for both, cake and brew. Alcohol is very well integrated in this complex tasting beer, adding to the bitter coffee sting, without being detectable on its own. (1,082 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Brunch...Weasel. 10.9% abv.

This Imperial Oatmeal Stout is brewed with one of the world's most expensive coffees, made from the droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma.

Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at Nogne-O, Grimstad, Norway.

Let's forego trepidation and reservation and crack that crown...

Thoroughly black, sizable head, rich and toasty brown. Nice looking stout.

Aroma: right on the money. Lovely, lovely stuff. Soft, but roasty and toasty, a trifle burnt, but overall smooth. Every inch and every way, what a good, bold oatmeal stout should be...wait, "bold" oatmeal stout?

Taste: huh. Interesting. Not too sweet, not bitter in any inordinate degree, just balanced enough. There's rich malt, but not too thick, there's some bitterness, some sweet malt, but ....dang, balanced is the word I keep coming back to...weird. Tasty cocoa flavors come through, yummy coffee notes...very strong and undeniable flavor, long finish, full flavor. But there is absolutely nothing unusual, or to be true, interesting about this one. We can't taste the civet cat, nor his droppings. It's only disgusting if we dwell on it. You could have gotten a good imperial oatmeal stout, without scooping the pooping. Sorry. I'm just saying. Really, no one wanted this to taste like poo. But, on the other hand, it doesn't deliver anything extra. There's a grit, there's a grab, there's something, ....

I did it, and I won't spend the extra coin to do it again. Mark this in the "did it" slot, and I will grab another oatmeal stout, imperial or not, that did arise out of a weasel's back slot. (1,887 characters)

Photo of zachary80
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No idea what the age on this one is. Unintentionally cellared it for around 6 months. No visible date on the bottle.

First pour is nice. Thick, velvety black, fairly large creamy tan, decent lacing. Second pour is....disturbing. Thick chunks plop into the glass. Left about 1/10 of the beer in the bomber, still visible chunks, not really able to tell what they are. Knocks a 4.5 down to 3.0 average

Aroma of rich quality coffee is more powerful than the stoutness, maybe some hint of alcohol. Almost a slightly interesting tart note to it.

Flavor is bold and complex. Lots of layers and almost tastes spiced at some points.

Mouthfeel is very full, good match to the style and bold flavors. Smooth, no alcohol feel.

Overall this is a great imperial stout, marred by the gunk plopping out of the bottle. (807 characters)

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.