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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 812
Hads: 2,738
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 361
Gots: 570 | FT: 50
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Mikkeller ApS
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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 StlHopHead77
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a midnight,black body with a cap of 2 1/2 inches of dark tawny foam that died slowly leaving gorgeous,full rings of gummy lacing on my tulip.

S-Strong,high quality coffee,creamy toasted oats,rich dark chocolate ganache,scalded milk and burnt sugars with an earthy/ashy note of wood and slightly burnt coffee.

T-Rich,complex coffee,hearty oats,fully charred malts,bitter chocolate and more ash.

M-Medium bodied with a well developed complexity and richness.Perfect bitterness and creamy richness in the mouth.

O-Pricey but worthwhile.

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Photo of punkrkr27
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black pour with a huge, frothy, tan head. Very rich espresso/cappuccino like aroma. There's also quite a bit of high quality dark chocolate aroma in there, with a hint of dark fruit and cream. The flavor is loaded with delicious dark roasted espresso and milk chocolate. The bitterness of the coffee beans really lingers on the tongue along with some dark chocolate. The body is an oily medium-full feel. It's not nearly as full and as intense as I expected it to be. Just really well balanced and it lets the quality of the coffee beans used shine.

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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 jdhilt
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger brown head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Totally black color, some yeast (I hope that's what it is) left in bottle. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Roasted coffee nose and flavor is roasted coffee and some malty sweetness, seems like a decent imp oatmeal stout without detecting any weasel turds but then I always take a pass when the weasel turds are passed around so I don't know what they taste like. Expensive at $15.80 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

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Photo of Auracom
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4-5 oz. from the 22 oz. bottle on March 24th, 2011 in my mini snifter - one of 10 beers in my stout tasting; from notes.

A - Yup black as as hell, not quite oily but lots of alcohol feet on the sides of the glass, very opaque, no head, just a few bubbles linger.

S - More caramel sweetness than anything else, not much coffee (and what coffee beans are present seem a bit funky), slight dark fruit.

T - Way better than the nose. Sweetness dominates at the front of the tongue, bitter coffee character doesn't appear until the backend. Good dark chocolate quality. Overall, very nice drink. Wishing 4.75 was a possible rating, this one will get a lower score than it deserves.

M - Medium to medium-thick, not overly viscous or heavy. Smooth, good carbonation.

D - Average drinkability, slight abv presence. Taste is really, really solid but the aroma was rather bizarre with a strange "coffee-gone-bad" funk to it or something. Maybe that's just the nature of the Kopi Luwak in there. Also sort of wishing more of the coffee character showed up in the taste. Also, it's a bit too expensive for the 22 oz. but appropriate in a tasting setting.

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Photo of seeswo
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed right before Super Bowl kickoff. Pours black with a small tan head. Looks good. Smell was a bit of a let down. Smells of coffee and a bit of booze, but lacking the richness I was expecting. The flavor is of strong, delicious coffee, balanced with a small amount of creaminess. It finishes with a bit of bitterness and booziness that is not as pleasant as the front. Again, the creaminess in the mouth is spot on, not over done but providing good balance. This goes down very smooth and could be quaffed rapidly if one did that with $14 bottles of beer.

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Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brownish black. There's a 1/4" of head with great retention. Licorice and deep, dark, coffee, roasted malts that dominate the nose. Taste is thick, malty, roasted, and licorice. Viscous, oily, deep; all around dark, deep, rich.

This beer is rich and smooth but a little thick and warm. Overall, a decent beer. Thick, viscous, potent, complex...AWESOME!

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Photo of Wisconsinality
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into Sprecher snifter.

A- Pours a very dark brown with a finger's worth of mocha head. The head recedes quickly and doesn't leave much for lacing. Just a small amount around the rim of the beer.

S- Very smooth coffee and chocolate greet the nose right away. Some nice roasted malts and good brown sugar.

T- The coffee is very smooth and not bitter like some other coffee stouts. The oatmeal helps smooth it out. A little bit of sweetness, most likely brown sugar and some roasted malts. The alcohol stays well hidden.

M- Medium to full bodied that is very smooth. No real feel of carbonation on the tongue but by no means flat. Just a tad bit of heat on the back of the throat from the alcohol.

D- Goes down about as easy as an imperial stout can. Great mouthfeel that is like silk. I am glad I was able to try this although it may be a tad gimmicky but a good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of infi
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, courtesy of BA r0nyn.

Poured into a Corsendonk tulip.

Typical stout appearance with a very dark brownish-black color with a thin mocha head, which leaves a good amount of dotted lacing. Big transparent layer of alcoholic legs above the black too. On the second round of glass filling, the brew left a total gritty, sandlike coating all over the glass. Smell has a nicely moderate coffee bean roast quality, with a robust amount of dark chocolate decadence. Little malt presence overall and some hints of the alcoholic heat.

The taste has a full malt backbone with a great black coffee characteristic overall. There is also a nice dark bittersweet chocolate richness from beginning to end. Not much of an oatmeal quality to the flavor characteristics of the beer either. Considerably straight-forward overall, but real tasty.

Mouthfeel is incredibly full and rich, with an above average silkier feel. I can guess that that's where the oatmeal comes to play. Particularly chewy and leaves a nice internal coating to the mouth. Drinkability is moderately good; one could possibly finish a bottle by oneself, but it's better to share. Given the shock quality of how this beer is made, it's surprisingly good. Probably my favorite out of the Beer Geek line.

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Photo of DrJay
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up before leaving the Philly area. Loud whoosh when the cap was popped. Carbonation looked to be well integrated during the pour, with a 2 inch cap of fluffy brown foam developing only after the beer was in the glass. Sticky, clumpy lacing. This is not a beer you can really see though, even at the edges. Roast, coffee, and chocolate aromas dominated. Lots of malt, some caramel and charcoal. Malty and sweet with a bitter chocolate flavour, balanced bitterness throughout. Roast was mild, but picked up a bit towards the end. Slight sour cherry character. Lingering bitterness from roasted grains and coffee. Light alcohol warmth. Full bodied with smooth, low carbonation. Silky, but with some astringency from the dark grain. Pretty good stuff. The roast was milder than I expected, but still played a major role.

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Photo of Buddha22
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

Black as night color with a tan one finger head. Smell is of a sweet coffee, with hints of berry in the nose. I can't pinpoint the exact type of berry. Taste is a fruity coffee flavor with decent bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is full bodied real creamy and decent carbonation. Pretty good drinkability for its 10.9 abv. Overall a good beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first beer drank using the weasel shit coffee. I'm not completely down with the idea of it, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway, thanks to the Old Toad crew at the Ithaca Luminous release.

Pours a dark black, not much foam or head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells include coffee, chocolate, and vanilla.

The taste is pretty similar. There are some dark fruit flavors that are nice, and not present in the Beer Geek Breakfast. The coffee flavor is nice, but I don't know how much the "specialty coffee" adds to it any more than regular coffee.

Medium bodied, could be thicker for an imperial. Creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation.

A decent imperial coffee stout, though I have had better.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a deep dark tan head that boils like molten toffee that soon disappears.
S- This beer has a tart black barley note with a doughy oatmeal hint and a herbal green hop hint that grows a bit as the beer warms.
T- There is a smooth mellow flavor to a dark roasted coffee flavor with a slight honey sweet hint. There are some dark roasted malt flavor with a char hint and an oak hint to follow. The finish is a nice dark roasted coffee bitterness with a soft bitterness that lingers.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a smooth.
D- This beer has a dark roasted but smooth and well-blended flavor. The bitterness grows a bit as the beer warms.

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Photo of Mavajo
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Appearance is dark and near-black, but maintains an obvious brown tinge. Head is brown and an absolute gusher - I poured this extremely gently and still nearly had an overflow. About 3 fingers thick. Retains well with a frothy, bubble head that slowly recedes to a crown, and then disappears entirely a while after that. Lacing is quite good - I had to break this up into two pours...the first had spotty lacing, and the second absolutely plastered my glass. Not sure if that's because the previous pour had 'tainted' the glass some, or if there was sediment lower in the bottle.

The aroma and taste are first and foremost coffee/espresso, with dominant notes of roasted malts. There also were some more subtler hints of dark fruits. Taste is not overly bitter, and doesn't leave too much of an aftertaste. But you definitely walk away with that "coffee breath" feeling. This taste is just strong. Mouthfeel is superb - creamy, thick and chewy. Carbonation is a tad higher than I would have preferred, but still moderate overall. I must say, I found the alcohol to be quite well concealed. I never really picked up any boozy notes.

This is an intense and heavy brew, so drinkability is moderate. Very enjoyable, but I think I have to give the nod to the Breakfast as opposed to the Brunch.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle split into two glasses.

Appearance - Pours a deep brown, almost black, with a one-finger brown head. Looks rich and viscous.

Smell - Aroma of roasted malts and rich chocolate. Not so much coffee, really, which surprised me.

Taste - The taste is very chocolatey as well, but with a prevalent coffee taste. The coffee isn't overwhelming at all. It allows the stout flavors to come through. There is a lingering bitterness that prevents the sweetness from becoming cloying.

Mouthfeel - Great consistency. Medium carbonation. Par for the style. The mouthfeel is thick enough to feel like an imperial stout, but not so much that I couldn't put it away like nothing.

Overall - Great imperial stout. I don't think many people would notice what kind of coffee it is, so I must admit that it's gimmicky. But I'm drinking beer, not coffee, and the beer was good so I'm happy.

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Photo of 2378GCGTG
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black color with a mocha head that doesnt really develop too much, looks great

Nose: Oatmeal, coffee, chocolate and some plums with plenty of toasty malt

Taste: Oatmeal, coffee, with burnt toast and heavy malt

Mouth: Viscous and syrupy with bitter coffee and sweet malt balance

Overall: This is a good breakfast stout, very smooth but could use a bit of refinement

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Photo of IBUnit63
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial pint into a Duvel tulip.

'How 'bout that...big 2-finger bready maple candy head with some muffin-like tunnels. Head retention is solid with nice lacing. Tops a milk-to-dark chocolate body that has some viscosity to it. This looks solid.

There's some nutty booze to this deal. Austere, dry coffee is powerful but there's a milkiness to the roasted chocolate malt. Only minimal tannins from any patent in there. A little hop pine and grass counter the nutty texture.

The sensations from the nose transfer to taste - very well done. What's added is a bit of sweet brown sugar booziness with a touch of raisins. Reminds me of an espresso with a hint of anisette. A little hot right now.

Nicely put together...silky, nutty and a little dry. However this may need some time 'cause the alcohol sweetness does create a little burn.

Look out for this one - it has some heft and a big bite. Sip it, don't rip it.

PS Don't read the label until you drink this...you'll know what I mean.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into an imperial pint.

(A)- Pours a thick, pitch black color that produced a good thick and frothy brown colored head with good retention behind it. Some lacing here and there.

(S)- A heavy dry roasted profile. Plenty of coffee ground, raisin, and cocoa.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A very heavy yet dry roasted profile. Lots of dark cocoa and coffee grounds. Some molasses in there too.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Very heavy in the roasted and coffee aspects. Bitter, yet chocolatey and thick. The 10.9% ABV is well hidden.

(D)- This is a solid stout without a doubt. Heavy and rich on all counts with the right amount of coffee to keep it interesting. A bit thick and bitter, but the sweetness helps. Good stuff, but for almost $17 a bottle, It is not worth the price in my opinion.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been waiting for a special occasion to try this one, as I love big coffee stouts, and I've heard good things. Not a special occasion, but a cool summer evening the day after the solstice seems worth a heavy coffee pick-me-up. On to the beer.

Pours thick and dark dark brown going into the glass, totally black once it's settled. Massive cascading fluffy foamy (running out of adjectives) mocha-colored head that takes a long, long time to recede, and leaves a ton of lacing. Wow.

Smells delicious. Warm chocolate malts, the full rich smell of oats, with the nicely roasted coffee front and center. This is a feast for the nose, reminiscent of Founders Breakfast Stout. A wonderful blend of dark roasted malts, oats, and coffee. I do pick up a slight alcohol bite.

Comes on much more bitter in the flavor than I expected. I get the dark roasted malts, and some coffee flavor, but not as much of either of those as I'd like. The oats are there, again providing a fullness that gives the beer more presence. But the dominant flavor is the bitterness. Whether from the coffee, hops, or dark roasted malts, I can't quite tell, but regardless, it's too much of it. It overpowers the other flavors, which I think would otherwise pull together really nicely. Finish is long, slow, and bitter.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Thick and heavy, with the light fluffy chewiness brought by the oats. Medium-low carbonation; would probably be better with a bit more to mix things up and cut the bitterness. Sticks in the mouth, without feeling syrupy.

This beer met my hopes in all ways but one. It looks, smells, and feels great, but that bitterness that dominates the flavor really takes it down a notch. I just can't get through it to the rest of the deliciousness that's hiding back there.

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Photo of thecarster1
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- 500ml bottle poured into a duvel tulip, beautiful syrupy pour, nearly two fingers fades gradually, deep tan brown head.

s- complex roasts here, earthy nose, slightly sweet, obvious coffee - but strong.

t- coffee, earthy, a bit of peat smokiness, a kiss of alcohol, coffee bitterness, slightly sweet. this is an interesting coffee flavor - and i get hints of weasel.

m- thick, syrupy.

d- drinkability is good here, interesting for sure. never had a coffee like this. i would drink this again though.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, so coffee beans pooped out and collected for this beer. Interesting...we'll see

Pours black, sits black...topped with a nice, dense light brown, smooth head. Foam looks like a chocolate malt. Damn fine. Not quite a '5' as the head disappears and even with hard swirls doesn't come back.
Coffee, chocolate, dark plum, alcohol and metallic aroma. Nothing dominant, very well balanced. Didn't get anything outstanding as the alcohol gives it a burn.
Taste is mostly coffee, with some dark chocolate, burnt caramel, dark soft fruit and citrus hops. Again, metallic a bit. This is a darn fine beer, and the Weasel aspect is subtle. I'm pleased that this isn't overly coffee.
Pretty good drinking.

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Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle around 2 years old.

A: Pitch black with a medium-sized and densely packed medium brown head. Leaves a nice solid wall of foam as it slowly fades away.

S: Rich roasted coffee with a bunch of bitter chocolate. Lots of oatmeal too.

T: Loads of coffee mixed with some char, semi-sweet and smooth with the oatmeal. Turns bitter as the oatmeal fades. Briefest touch of dark fruit in the middle. Some bitter chocolate and ash in the finish. More lingering roasty bitterness between sips.

M: Heavy, slick and oily. A bit drying from the lingering bitterness.

O: Not as overpowering in the coffee as with Beer Geek Breakfast. Still quite strong but not ridiculously so. Better balanced but not great. Quite bitter overall for such a big stout. Probably great for a coffee lover, however.

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Photo of illidurit
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Whole Foods in Santa Cruz. Pours a near-black color with a thick tan head. The creamy froth reduces to a thin film leaving some light lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee with prunes, black licorice, brown sugar and molasses. Flavors of charred malts, vanilla, christmas spices, zesty coffee and lactose. There also an almost acrid bitterness. Pretty solid. Seems a little overrated.

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Photo of callmescraps
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of jampics2
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 batch. Had I been a ticker back when the 2009 batch was fresh, it probably would have been one of my highest rated beers ever. This was a bit underwhelming :(

But still a great beer :P

Looks nice, a dark black opaque beer with a brown head.

Smell is coffee, roasted malt, some cream sweetness, and a cherry pie note I don't remember in the original. Coffee and malt are well balanced. Batch 1 was a 4.5, just a tad short of perfection, but this took a step back.

Taste is good. Nice coffee that is actually quite pronounced but balanced vs the rest of the flavors. The malt gives it depth and chocolate. The hops are just a touch citric. The cherry pie is there but the roast takes over. Some black strap. Some licorice. Nice, deep flavor. Batch 1 was a straight up 5 as I recall.

Mouthfeel is just a touch thin. And drinkability is nice but nothing world class. I enjoy sharing this beer with others, it's a great example of how coffee can add without taking over. I really hope the next batch recovers its former greatness. Will purchase again next year, and would LOVE to try one of the barrel aged versions.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.