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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 811
Hads: 2,740
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 361
Gots: 571 | FT: 50
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Mikkeller ApS
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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 MiScusi
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks JesseTheHutt, JRhode, Jhamel for this!!

A-black, tan head builds up methodically but continues to mushroom after the pour has stopped.

S- coffee, some sweetness, faint berry/fruit that I also picked up in the beer geek breakfast.

T- coffee, rich deep dark semi-sweet chocolate. Mild tang.

M- Very thick, carbonation comes through very fine with tiny bubbles, prickly.

D- good for a syrup.

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Photo of ThirdLap
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Monument Wine and Spirits for $15. Split with a friend in regular pint glasses at about 45°F.

Pours opaque black, producing a huge, chunky head that varies in color from light to dark tan. Lacing and the (initially resilient) head disappear with the beer.

I didn't get as much coffee on the nose as I was expecting. It was definitely there, just not as pronounced as with many other coffee-based Imperial stouts. Milk chocolate, cola, cherries, and a bit of oak were all present.

Taste is initially dominated by milk/dark chocolate and bitter coffee. As it warms, sweet dark fruit, roasted malt, caramel, and a strong hop presence are revealed. Strong bitter coffee hits on the sides of the tongue and lasts long after the swallow.

There's a review on here stating this beer has minimal carbonation and a full body. I found just the opposite: TONS of carbonation... almost soft drink like. The body was medium for the style, and a tad oily. Alcohol was well-hidden.

A sipper, but one completely worth seeking out if you enjoy coffee-infused imperial stouts.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Dvelcich's tasting on 07.31.10 - reviewed from notes. This was brought and shared by Oreo -- bad user name, but good guy!

So this is a shit beer, as in it literally uses shit in the some where in the brewing process. (yes, I understand that it is the coffee beans that are eaten and defacated undigested and those are what is the shit, but still).
Ok, let's do it.

Pours a deep dark dark dark dark brown. I'm running out of natural light to hold it up to, but it is definately opaque with some reddish hints around the edges. There are some reddish hiues in the head too, which was about a half finger of creamy color tight bubbles.

Smells malty with some sweetness-- dry malts, coffee, and chocolate.

Took a sip and wow is this thick. So thick and creamy it is hard to describe. Really full-bodied.

Chocolate and espresso notes lead the way with lots of flavor-- perhaps a hint of earthiness.

This is surprisingly drinkable. I am impressed.

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Photo of _IanMcG561
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color - Dark brown - black with a dark tan head.

Mouth feel - Rich, Creamy, Bitter

Smell - Aromatic, Coffee, Roasted, Sweet, Chocolaty

Taste - Dark Chocolate, Roasted, Malty, Bitter, Tobacco, Leather

Overall - This beer is absolutely delicious, drinks like a dark chocolate coffee with roasted hints of sweetness. Leaves a nice bitter aftertaste like you just finished a great cup of coffee with a gratuitous amount of booze in it. This beer flat out rules.

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Photo of tbeckett
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks CBA.

A - Black, creamy, khaki two finger head. Minimal carbonation. When I poured this there were black chunks along with it which I assume were yeast. But I have never seen anything like that before. Let me reiterate that they were fairly large CHUNKS.

S - Coffee, dark fruit, licorice, brown sugar. Nothing exciting, mild.

T - Loads of coffee and some chocolate. Nice bitter finish with semi sweet chocolate, licorice, and burnt sugar. A good mix of flavours.

M - Thick, creamy, minimal carbonation. Really bitter finish. Really coats the tongue well.

D - Not amazing, but good. I liked it and it was a good size to share.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The secret ingredient is poop. This is a coffee / imperial stout that is made with coffee that has passed through the digestive system of a small mammal (its why its called weasel).

Beer is dark black and forms a thick brown head that falls away quickly and leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate to low. Looks like a stout.

Aroma is slightly boozy, lots of coffee. Some sour notes. Its not that appealing a smell sorry to say. Its really strong, the coffee is most forward so I'll forgive it some of subtle flavors.

High roast, lots of coffee, medium body, lots of backend bitterness from the coffee. This beer is really really strong. Drinkability suffers from strength. Overall a good coffee stout, definitely get the coffee flavors coming through for sure. Wow, second taste is just as strong, bitterness builds. If you love coffee and dark beers, this is for you, otherwise avoid. Nice.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to psycohops for sharing this bottle. Purchased at Abe's in Bethlehem for $11. Poured into my Victory shaker glass. Appears a nearly opaque ultra dark brown color with a finger of dense, creamy, lingering, dark ecru foam. Smells of fruity hops, dark berries, milk chocolate, and sweet mocha. Tastes of rich, sweet mochaccino, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, slightly sour, mild bitterness, bitter dark chocolate towards the finish, roasted coffee beans, fruity berries, and molasses. Rather rich and close to full bodied with medium carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable, but not over the top. A tasty, sip able coffee stout that paired nicely with a few squares of Endangered Species 72% cocoa dark chocolate.

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Photo of DividedAvery
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml Bottle into an Odell's Pint Glass

A: Pours a very dark brown almost black color. Interestingly enough there was almost no head. Really black, did mention how black it was?

S: Coffee. Acidic coffee dominates the nose with slight hints of chocolate in the background

T: Smooth and just tons of coffee. I love coffee personally and I was not prepared for the first few sips of this guy. It really is a great beer and gets better after a few sips. It is not a coffee flavor that I have encountered before, a very different bean indeed. The lingering taste reminds me of the aftertaste of drinking a cup of black coffee. Did I mention it tastes like coffee?

M: Honestly this beer was a little bit thinner than I was hoping. Based on the color and full flavor I was truly expecting a bit thicker beer. Also the fact that there had been no head when it was poured the carbonation level was actually pretty good

Overall: I like this beer. I don't know that I would keep one around but if it was cold and I was in the mood I may be able to drink it again. This one was too much coffee even for a coffee lover.

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Photo of pants678
3.92/5  rDev -9%
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.

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Photo of kirkpjr
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A: Thick viscous black pour with a half inch of milk chocolate head. Small sheets of lace form.

S: Not as much coffee as I was expecting here, but still present - maybe just a different smell. Sweet chocolate and a bit of roasted malts.

T: Strong roasted coffee and malt flavors here. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Dark chocolate and a nice bitterness round it out.

M: Moderate to low carbonation and the feel gets creamier as it warms.

D/O: I held on to this one for ~3 months before trying it, so I might need to revisit this one fresh to get a better feel of the coffee. Overall a good Imp Stout, but not extraordinary.

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Photo of 57md
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

There is some dark chocolate flavor but it is surprisingly thin for a big stout. The roasted bitterness is decent but, again, not quite up to snuff for a big stout.

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Local Option beer geek Thursday event.

This beer is too fresh right now. I feel that my review is a bit tainted since this was the new batch and on tap. It needs age simple as that.

Appearance- Dark black with 1 finger of light brown head that dissipates quickly into a neat little ring.

Aroma and Taste- Coffee, coffee, coffee. Rich and roasty, and a little bit overpowering. Honestly this is very 1-note right now and needs time to mellow out.

Mouthfeel- Thick with good carbonation

Drink- One 8 oz snifter is more than enough.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color with no light visible with an one finger dark khaki colored head. The beer leaves a slick alcohol lace all over the glass with every move. The aroma is of coffee, but not a bitter coffee, there is also hints of roast and a slight smell of alcohol. The smell is very inviting. The taste has a roasty backbone and then a nice coffee taste. Again the taste isn't bitter. There is a milk chocolate taste and then a bit of roast. A slight alcohol burn finishes out. The mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Overall it is a very solid beer. The taste is well balanced with nothing over power. The balance of the aroma and taste leave you wanting more.

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Photo of sidetracked
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with medium brown head. Good initial head that lingers around the edges. Some lacing from the initial pour.

Smell is bitter roasted malts and coffee, a little semi-sweet milk and bitter chocolate. Not a very strong aroma.

Slightly sweet upfront--brown sugar and a little coffee bitterness. Coffee comes in more during the middle. Finish has more coffee bitterness with some molasses sweetness. A very different coffee flavor than other stouts.

Full bodied, creamy and smooth. Low carbonation. Somewhat velvety.

Good sweet and bitter balance with a really unique coffee flavor. Enjoyable but too pricey.

3/10/2011

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Photo of jjanega08
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness dating

A= Pours a lucious black color with a nice super thick and sexy dark tan head on it that holds great retention and lacing. I thought I saw a few chunks fall out that made me think of poop... Other than that it looks great.

S= The smell is really clean coffee aroma with a bit of a soy sauce smell but it's not the bad soy sauce you get with Triple Bock it's more of a deep sweetness if that makes sense. I dunno why but soy sauce comes to mind first.

T= The taste on this one is heavenly. People say it's the best coffee in the world and I must say it is the smoothest cleanest coffee flavor I've ever had. The soy sauce in the smell isn't coming through in the taste at all and it's becoming just a pure sweet stout with a nice coffee taste. The finish is a bit boozy but nothing an imperial stout drinker can't handle.

M= A nice heavy mouth with a sweet finish before some of the coffee dries it out.

O= Not a bad beer at all. I would drink this again and again but it isn't what I was hoping. I've got locally avalible stouts readily avalible to me that are just as good. Worth trying for the novelty though.

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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 htomsirveaux
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle tried 19 Feb 2011.  Served in ~300 mL Maudite snifter.  Courtesy of OrgasmicChemist, thanks!

Small dark brown head.  Lightly carbonated.  Very dark brown in color. Aroma of coffee, loamy, earthy.  Hard to describe but nice.  Roasty also.  Starts roasty sweet.  Lots of coffee, lightly sweet.  Earthy.  Astringent in the finish.  Dark fruits, maybe raspberry.  Some hoppy bitterness in the finish.  More raspberry in aroma as it warms.  Lots of sediment.

Probably the best thing I ever ate that came out an animals bowels...

A says like a raspberry orange at Christmas.

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Photo of hippityhops85
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottled that's been cellared about 6 months. Pour is jet black with a nice inch head. Lots of stickiness with this beer.

The nose is absolutely awesome. First you're punched in the face by the coffee, which is definitely a dark and bitter brew, then you're thrown dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a nutty aroma.

The taste is pretty one sided in my opinion. All I could really pull out of this brew was coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. The heat is quite apparent.

The mouthfeel is interesting as well: medium amount of carbonation and the beer is THICK. Nice combination.

The drinkability on this guy is low. Splitting a bottle between some friends is probably the best way to go.

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Photo of Deuane
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to FooFaa for sharing this unusually made and rather pricey brew.

A-Dark black/brown with a medium tan head that reduced to patchy foam and left spotty lace.

S-An odd combination I just couldnt get around. It wasnt "bad" but it wasnt "good" either. Alcohol heat, earth, wood, coffee grounds, musty....complex for sure but it just didnt click for me.

T-Earthy, bitter, dark roasted coffee with a bit of chocolate and woody undertones. Much better on the palate than in the aroma.

M-Medium-heavy bodied and quite smooth. This is still feeling a bit hot and might do some good lying down for a while.

D-Certainly good and well crafted but for the $$ this one didnt hit a home run for me. Plus, does it have to be almost 11%? I am glad to have had the chance to try this brew but I wouldnt seek it out again. Easily outclassed by Planet Bean on this night!

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Photo of teamizm
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet.

A - pitch black, like strong black coffee. 1/4 inch head and dissipates right away.

S - Strong acidic coffee smell. I've never had weasel coffee before, but it has a very unique aroma.

T - Coffee, espresso, slightly acidic, bitter finish that hangs around the throat.

M - Thin, acidic. Very unique.

D - The lingering coffee bitterness makes this a little tough to throw down quickly, but definitely drinkable over an hour or so sitting.

Interesting jelly like sludge at the bottom of the bottle. Weasel poop!!

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Photo of tjthresh
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours opaque black with a thick brown head. I don't get how this one is different than any other coffee type stout. The nose it quite roasty and full of coffee. Sure, its tasty. Lots of coffee and chocolate with a smooth bitterness. Leave a licorice or anise after taste. That's a bit different. Not special though. Chewy body an silky mouthfeel. I look at the score that I'm giving this beer and it doesn't really fit with my comments. When is said and done this is on par with Founders Breakfast Stout, Peche Mortel, and Speedway.

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Photo of phichifiji00
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Deep brown, almost black, espresso like in color, heavy rich tan head that quickly fades.

Smell: Roasted malt, coffee, smoked wood, hints of chocolate.

Taste: just like it smells, roasted malt, strong coffee taste, and notes of chocolate throughout.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, rich, creamy.

Overall: A very good imperial oatmeal stout. If you can find a bottle, by all means don't pass up the opportunity.

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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 kkipple
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok, so what we have here is a Norwegian Imperial Stout brewed with coffee beans that have been shat out of the digestive tract of some forest-dwelling critter. I never thought I'd see the day. Let's see if I can get through this review with nary a poop-joke.

First off, this is a 500ml bottle, with no mention of how much, if any, mammal fecal matter (MFM) is contained in every chunky sip. I'm not sure if that's a blessing or what. So with a resigned sigh and with my intestines clenched in trepidation, I crack the cap and pour a good portion of this into my accepting glass.

I have to say, the beer doesn't look crappy at all. It's a fizzy, deep black with red highlights and boasts a tightly clenched lacy head that leaves little smears down the sides of my glass as I take this beer into my mouth. So far so good...

Smell-wise, I am both relieved and saddened at the complete lack of weasel-cat bowel movement aroma. But what I do smell is a sort of coffee black-hole, going on and on into a sticky, wet, espresso ending. Deep acrid notes bring back memories of the burnt coffee stuck to Uncle Franklin's pot during those 6am archeological digs for buried pirate treasure. He loved taking me on those. But I digress. There is also here a good amount of hop bitterness, spruce and juniper, and the whole thing is sweet and big-smelling. So to sum up: Coffee, burnt stuff, piney hops, sugar. No cat poop, yet.

Alright, so I finally break down enough to put this beer into my uppermost orifice reserved for such things. If living in the Village in the early 70s taught me anything it's that there is no sense in approaching things involving potential poo half-arsed. At least I think that was the lesson. I raise my goblet to my lips and take a big gulp of Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.

... ... ...

Huh! Nope, not getting any doodie in the flavor, either! False advertising? Not sure... but what I did taste is sweet, black stuff, lots of espresso, almost harsh, quite rich, and bittersweet. There's cocoa, and more than expected hops, along with warming alcohol. This is a Big Stout. Very flavorful. Interesting, but not THAT far removed from Black Hole or Beer Geek Brunch. Rather intense, as many Mikkeller beers are wont to be. I'm sure the oats contribute to the slick mouthfeel. I keep waiting to burp up cat fur or hack up a dead mouse like a spotted owl I saw once on a PBS special, but the only thing I'm getting out of this thick, syrupy beer is a warming sensation that dribbles down my throat.

Is it drinkable? I suppose that depends on how much you like novelty. At the price point of $14 a bottle, I wouldn't be reaching around in my friend's cellar for it again anytime soon, but then, you may like your poop a little more than I doo. Ultimately, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is interesting, but probably overrated. At least now I can say I've tried civit-poop beer. No shite.

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Photo of Viggo
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle picked up at Capones in Philly. Drank side by side with the Beer Geek Breakfast.

Pours an opaque dark brown/black, light red in the far edges, medium sized light brown head forms, quickly settles to a thin ring around the glass, no real lacing but it looks alright. Smell is neat, intense grapefruit hoppiness like the Breakfast, big coffee roast, chocolate, caramel and brown sugar sweetness, nice fruitiness, strawberries and melon, more roast, molasses, pretty nice. Taste is nice, very caramelized and toasty, molasses and brown sugar, chocolate, raisins and orange, neat citrus character, like grapefruit, citrus kind of acidity, significant bitterness from the coffee, strange kind of metallic flavour going down. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth for the ABV, but just doesn't do it for me, and the coffee isn't as big as I would like.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.