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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 789
Hads: 2,600
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
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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 JamieDuncan
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up while in Lancaster and shared with my beer guru and a friend. Very impressive, the most interesting was the smell, not sure how to describe it but there was a bit of maybe spice amongst an extremely great smell. Outstanding beer overall, I enjoyed this one very much and while I was not sure what to expect, this one was incredible. (351 characters)

Photo of kappldav123
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
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! (322 characters)

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Opaque dark and thick pour looking like used motor oil. Head is thick in the beginning but settles quick with an initial rise of 2/3".

Smell: What an aroma, you feel the coffee hit you and you just want to inhale the beast.

Taste: Rich espresso, not too bitter...has a lot of molasses and brown sugar notes but not too sweet. The taste comes off just right.

Mouth: Very sticky, and smooth...carbonation is medium at best coming off light as it sits in the glass which pisses me off a bit but still good.

Overall: Easily one of the best imperial stouts I've had probably top ten. It's definitely the smoother of its kind making it very easy for the novice beer drinkers and true connoisseurs to love. Take your time and enjoy...Salud! (782 characters)

Photo of SirSketch
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Very thin brown head forms then disappears just as quickly. Appears black, but reveals a reddish brown color when held up to light.

S - The aroma can easily be dissected into the stout and coffee components. Rich chocolate fudge, very freshly roasted grains and a complex alcohol character. The coffee is bold, but very earthy (think mud) and even a little 'moldy,' but it really goes together quite well.

T - Whoa, the coffee flavor is delicious! Nice median between bitter, dark roasted grain and sweet, fruity flavors. A bit acidic. Seems like a well thought out flavor combo.

M/D - Not an overly thick mouth, as can happen too often with stouts. Much too drinkable for a beer that packs such an alcoholic punch. Not your normal imperial stout, but definitely a new favorite. (785 characters)

Photo of mbrasi
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black into snifter with a large beige head. Aroma is weasel poo consisting of a carnivorous mixture of mice, rabbits, gophers, chipmunks and the ocassional coffee bean (had to do it). No this brew has a STRONG coffee, smokey, and chocolate aroma. Might be one of the strongest coffee aromas out there in a beer, (maybe peche mortal compares?) Flavor is great, at first I thought it might be too strong for the flavor profile but there is a nice hop and malt backbone to make it quite enjoyable. Not as much coffee in the flavor as you would think by the aroma. The hops surprised me the most such a solid addition to the typical smoky malt and chocolate malt profile. Finish is slightly dry and slightly bitter. A thoughly enjoyable beer.
Oh yeah in case you wondered if more is coming I found this at the Mikkeller website:

"It is not unproblematic to get your hands on sufficient amounts of the rare and very expensive 'weasel pooh coffee'. But now it seems that a delivery is underway. A Vietnamese coffee plantation owner has promised to deliver the coffee immediately. He reports that on his plantation no weasels go to bed hungry . Every morning he gets out of bed when the dawn is still cracking only to collect the precious pooh. Very soon all the pooh will be send to Nøgen Ø (Naked Island) in Norway where Mikkel will brew the next batch of Beer Geek Brunch in the middle of April"

Fresh batch in April! (1,424 characters)

Photo of bigsteve45
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Beautiful looking stout. Jet black with a creamy 1 finger espresso colored head.
Smell: Huge coffee smell. Makes you know that you are in for a treat.
Taste: Rich coffee and malt. Slight bakers chocolate. The most amazing part is that there is a slightly sweet taste to it. Very well crafted flavors. Taste lingers on your tongue until the next sip. No alcohol taste at all.
Feel: Thick but smooth mouth feel. The mouth feel of this beer is one of the high point.
Overall: This beer opened me up to the potential of Mikeller. I have had some of their other offering in their San Francisco bar but until now I have had mixed feelings. This is a serious beer. A must try for any beer lover. (695 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yup. It's just opaque. A really deep black colour, even when held to the light. The head is thick, rocky and robust - a dark chocolate brown which laces in rivulets down the side of the glass. Looks phenomenal. Seriously, what a great-looking beer.

Nose is robust and flavoursome - a big roasted character with notes of oak, coconut, and light smoke. Certainly a lightly cured bacon type character mingling with all the rich dark roasted characters. But there's lightened notes all up in it as well - hints of rosewater and caramelised fruits. Oh, what a nose. Just wonderful. The complexity is amazing, and the characters are so exciting all together. This is a really amazing smelling beer. I want its babies.

Taste is also excellent. A big roasty character - coffee of course being dominant - sweetly melded with hints of things as diverse as crushed pine, raspberry, balsamic vinegar and robotussin. It's almost overwhelming with its depth, complexity and sheer strength. Mouthfeel is slick and full - but I almost feel as though it should be even thicker given the flavour. If there's one beer deserving of an overexaggerated body, it's this one.

This is a phenomenally good beer - but a heady one, worthy and needful of respect. It almost blows my mind with its depth and complexity. Not a beer to be taken lightly, but a beer to enjoy with a level of philosophical appreciation. (1,389 characters)

Photo of willjschmidt
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Sierra Nevada 30th anniversary glass.

A: Pours jet black with a very thin dark tan head.

S: Espresso, toffee, and a hint of vanilla.

T: One word to describe this beer: smooth. It's also very delicious. Lots of coffee in this one and it's a tasty one. The malt base is chocolate, vanilla, toffee and other dark malt flavors. The finish is all coffee, only slightly bitter in the finish.

M: Full bodied, low amount of carbonation.

D: One of the better coffee stouts that I've had. It's extremely smooth and delicious. (555 characters)

Photo of seedyone
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYc. WOW!

Look? Not worth a second lokk as it`s pitch black. Smell? Negligable. Maybe too cool from the tap, but aroma is negligible. Taste? Now this is where we want to be.

At this point all else is almost irrelevant. The taste is the thing. It fulfills & lingers without dominating the realm.

Fault me if you will, but unless you experience this thing, you have no right to disclaim. Truly. (421 characters)

Photo of coldmeat23
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

Rich, beautiful black colored liquid sits under a two-finger head of creamy chocolate brown foam. Retention is good. Lacing is spotty and loose and oily, yet slightly sticky. Interesting.

Huge presence of dark roasted malts. Big notes of milk and dark chocolates. Hints of citrus coffee notes with light touches of cream. A blended smell of caramel, dark fruits and cedar(?). Nice hints of charred wood.
Very powerful, and nice, smell.

Huge roastiness mixes with a big sweet dark fruitiness. Super rich dark chocolates, kissed with a touch of honey. The coffee presence is undeniable, yet softer than I'd expected it to be. It's very smooth and inviting, bringing along bold hints of cream. Hints of sweeter molasses and charred oak. A touch of sweet oatiness. Dark cherries and a touch of figs.
Admittedly, from the nose, I expected this one to be all burnt char and bitterness in the taste area. It's not like that, at all. It's got beautiful balance. All of the flavors play well together and compliment each other.

Oh, so silky smooth and inviting. This is where the oats contribute heavily. Good full body, yet not in an over-the-top way. Oily and slightly viscous. Mild level of carbonation.
This is lush.

Very drinkable, as a dessert or special occasion beer. Too rich and high-octane to be a pounder. Too special, also. You wouldn't want to (mis)treat a brew like this in that manner.
This is probably my fave brew from Mikkeller. It's outstanding. It saddens me to know that they are thinking of not brewing it again, because of the prohibitive price of 'weasel-poop' coffee. I know that it's in the $13 to $15 range, now, but I'd be willing to pay a few bucks more than that for it. (I also realize that I'm in the minority on that matter, most likely.) It's damn good. (1,835 characters)

Photo of mostpoetsdo
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a mysteriously dark, murky brown, nearly black. Thick, pillowy head, rich and dark tan. Great head retention, splotches of lacing.

S: Bittersweet chocolate, alcohol, fresh coffee grounds. Like walking into a boozy coffee shop with Belgian chocolates.

T: I have never had a beer with flavors I don't now how to define. Up front is the clear use of coffee, having an espresso like flavor. Good, high cocoa percentage chocolate, not overly sweet. Then comes in the odd-factor. It has an alcohol kick, combined with a strange flavor, which I assume is from the coffee beans. It tastes like gin, with a pine hop jab. Weird, but incredibly enjoyable.

M: Full body, velvety smooth due to great carbonation.

O/D: Certainly a different beer, never had anything close to the flavors I experienced in others. Well worth the money, and couldn't be happier to enjoy this for my 300th review. A must try. (904 characters)

Photo of billab914
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into my Stone RIS glass. Pours black with nice tan head. Nice head retention and moderate lacing for 10% stout.

Aroma is sweet roasty malts with some coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts with coffee and dark chocolate. A nice amount of bitterness as well. The fact that it is 10% is very well hidden and drinks pretty easily.

I enjoyed this beer a lot. Excellent Imperial stout. The addition of the oatmeal and coffee was very good. I would gladly purchase this again. (494 characters)

Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

A: Produces a huge light-brown head with a nice brown head. Head has good retention, but not a whole lot of lacing.

S: Smells of strong coffee with a bit of a hop profile. The coffee smell reminds me of Surly's coffee bender.

T: Strong coffee with a nice hop and malt balance. One thing I was worried about was whether or not this beer would be unbalanced, but it's perfectly done in that sense.

M&D: Mouthfeel is well carbonated and lighter in body than I expected. Drinkability is perfect, the alcohol barely comes in and it's easy to drink a bottle. (593 characters)

Photo of PatrickSwayze
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful deep brownish black that gives of a cherry black hue when swirled in the glass.  

S: Coffee and roast dominate this beer with grassy hops towards the end

T: This beer is seriously a joy to drink. Lovely complementary coffee flavors that gently and subtly enhance the chocolate roast. The roast is almost not apparent but is still there on the back end with light vanilla to go along with it.

M: A slight smooth and chewy stout that has a very well balanced sweet character that warms the tongue.

O: Imperial Stouts are my favorite and this by far one of the better ones I've had the pleasure of tasting. I will be buying more to test their aging abilities. (674 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a total sucker for a stout that looks like this: sure, the impossibly deep black color, but it's the chocolaty/mocha brown head that takes it. Unfortunately the head doesn't last very long, but at 10.9%, it can't be expected to hold on very long. But just swirl it and it comes back to life awhile. Very nice.

Oooh, mama...the aroma is a killer, in the best way. Fans of great coffee will never be able to get their noses out of this. I can't. I've never had Civet Coffee (does that still qualify as vegan?), but I want to try it now. The coffee character has a smooth, silky, mellowed but entirely assertive tone. And, unlike some coffee stouts, the coffee doesn't overwhelm. There's also plenty of graham cracker sweetness, gooey/milky fudge, a polite but present kiss of hops, deep and rich caramel/toffee tones...oh hell yeah. And this is only the aroma. Please don't let it fall flat on the tongue...

A sip of B.G.B.W. begins with coffee, hella-roasty and totally delicious roasty, and moves into subtle grassy hop bitterness, super-smooth caramel-filled chocolate candy sweetness, a twist of toffee, a dark berry-like bittersweetness, like berries just a bit too young to be picked and eaten... then it's back to coffee. And it's the coffee flavor that rides out in one extremely long finish. I might have expected a more complex stout, but no matter. This is incredibly good. As for the 10.9% alcohol? Hardly noticed it was there, although it gradually came through as the beer warmed. I usually like a bit of alcohol warmth in bigger beers, but the controlled alcohol here is very much appreciated, bringing out the real highlight flavors to greater relief. I'll say it's a lot like coffee in that it smells better than it tastes, but in this beer's case, there's not as much gap between smell and flavor. Almost a "5"...

Had it been a bit thicker in body, I'd be tempted to bump up the taste score to a perfect "5"...as with big stouts, feel and taste are nearly inseparable. At first I thought it seemed watery, but after a few sips I came to like the ultra-silky, super-smooth glide that it provides, which works very well with the character of the kind of coffee used here. So the texture turns out to be complementary to the flavor, just not what I expected.

Even forgetting the novelty aspect of the Civet Coffee and how it got its name, this is one seriously terrific stout. Well worth the money, and I don't even care that they may have used the synthetic/replicated Vietnamese version of real "from the butt" Civet Coffee. Because this rules, no matter which way you slice it. (2,601 characters)

Photo of philbe311
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been eager to try this one for a while... Here we go...

A - One fingers worthy of dense and creamy medium to dark brown colored head is slow to materialize... Minimal retention gives way to a thin yet inviting veil of lace with a collar of medium thickness... Completely opaque jet black color... Uber still with no discernible carbonation...

S - Lightly roasted malts... Some mild milk chocolates... Whipped cream... Caramel... Toffee... Faint hand pressed coffee... Muted soy sauce... Inviting, but not quite what I was expecting... Much sweeter and slightly more subdued than expected with a surprising absence of the overpowering coffee that was anticipating - Not necessarily a bad thing either...

T - Cocoa powder... Touches of sweet caramel... Subdued but assertive espresso... A touch of licorice... A bit of smoke creeps into the palette at finish... Also a touch of satisfying heat as the flavors recede...

M - Medium to full bodied... Sleek and smooth... Just a faint hint of carbonation encounters the tongue... Rich and satisfying... Quite mellow for such an intense offering... So smooth... Worldly and sophisticated...

D - Wonderful execution, depth, and complexity... This one comes at you in layers... It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but none the less this is a world class offering... Stunning display of brewing craftmanship... (1,359 characters)

Photo of CHickman
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%

Pours pitch black color with bubbles building up to a cascading 2 finger creamy brown head that was packed with bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving great lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down. Very sticky lace that left an impressive residue in its wake.

Smells of fresh ground coffee, baker’s chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla beans, molasses, dark fruit, light herbs, burnt grains and charred wood. Rich toasty stout nose that’s heavy on coffee and chocolate and quite nice to inhale with zero scent of the high alcohol level.

Tastes of chocolate like dark chocolate bar, bakers chocolate, cocoa powder, then molasses, vanilla, espresso, coffee grinds like a dark Kona coffee blend, roasted nuts, charred wood, caramel/toffee, smoked malts and mild booze like dark rum or bourbon; very earthy with oaky notes, burnt cedar wood, mild black licorice, lemon zest, more coffee beans and more chocolate like milk chocolate or hot fudge from Carvel. There is a slight bitterness that seems to be from the coffee at first, but then seems to lean towards herbal and hoppy which adds a slight degree of balance to this delicious flavor that gets better as it warms. The amount of complexities for a flavor that basically stays between robust coffee and chocolate is a very impressive use of malt and shows the Mikkeller brewing mastery again.

Mouthfeel is very thick and chewy, with mild carbonation, a thick, dense body, and a nice bitterness that trails off with a coffee and chocolate mix sweetness that makes this slow sipper a brew that you want to swish around in your mouth to prolong the incredible flavor.

I am a huge coffee stout fan and I sat on this beer for 6 months after purchasing it and it was amazing. I keep reading that this beer was made with civet cat coffee/dung, which makes for the most expensive coffee (Vietnamese Ca Phen Chon coffee), and that doesn’t bother me one bit as this was a fantastic beer. Even if it was expensive and made from the droppings of civet cats (tasty cat shit I guess?), it’s a damn fine beer that I highly recommend and I will seek out again. (2,117 characters)

Photo of zoso493
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

Appearance: From edge to edge, this is an extremely dark, light-absorbing brew. It is immensely murky, and there is a noticeable absence of highlights throughout the glass. The beer is crowned by a relatively thin and bubbly head which more less dies down quickly to form a thin coating atop the brew.

Smell: There is a lot to enjoy in the smell. The coffee really doesn't kick you in the face, but you know it's there. Otherwise, there is a strong scent of chocolate, followed by a struggle between the lighter, more vanilla-ish malts and the darker, thicker malts. I can't say which wins, but overall the nose is very, very good.

Taste: Right off the bat, I'll say that the taste is not as complex as I had hoped it would be. That being said, this is still a good beer. There is a solid presence of coffee but, as in the nose, it is not overpowering. Again, the malts play a big role, and they are quite welcome in this beer. I get a lot of vanilla tastes out of this beer.

Mouthfeel: The thickness of this beer is very adequate, though it certainly isn't a chewy beer. The only think which irks me about the mouthfeel is a slight soapy aftertaste which lingers just a touch too long on the palate for my liking.

Overall, this is a very good beer, but I have to feel a little disappointed. It doesn't have the complexity that I expected out of a beer with this reputation, although it certainly does have an interesting origin. I don't think the price tag is really worth so I'm not sure if I'll try this one again, but I'm glad I finally did get to try it. (1,633 characters)

Photo of BMoney575
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on 3-16-12

Appearance: completely black and opaque with a big tan head that leaves behind a ring and lacing.

Smell: all coffee at first, with a huge deep malt character and a good bit of age. Very complex and interesting.

Taste: all coffee up front followed by big flavors of anise, chocolate and a strong burnt character. Enormously complex and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, and awesome. Perfect for the flavors.

Overall: an outstanding beer that I will look for whenever I can. (500 characters)

Photo of Jules11788
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours an espresso-black color; no head, light lacing

S: Wood, coffee, dark chocolate

T: Delicious roasted coffee, smoked wood, dark chocolate. This beer has flavors that are beyond delicious.

M: Medium thickness, no hint of booze, unbelievably smooth.

O: This is one of the best Imperial Stouts I've ever had, hands down. I think the only one that I've liked more is Abyss, by a very small amount. If you see one, buy it immediately. (440 characters)

Photo of capn
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was initially hesitant to try MIKELLER's - Beer Geek Brunch Oatmeal Stout based on the claim it is made with civet coffee seeds. For those who may not be familiar, and I'm not kidding about this, some of the most expensive coffees in the world are those made from seeds recovered from the feces, thats right - feces, of certain animals (i.e. the louac and in this case, the civet) which consume only the most ripe coffee cherries and then naturally, excrete the seeds. Supposedly, the coffee beans undergo special refinements while in the animal's digestive tract and, I can only assume, someone then has the undesirable job of following the little critters around until they are finished with them. My wife and I joking call this "monkey s***" coffee and choose not to drink it because it seems to me to be only a trendy / snobby sort of thing.

At any rate, when reviewing something for the benefit of others you must keep an open mind so I tried it; besides, the 10.9 % ABV had to kill anything the civet left behind... right? When I opened the bottle I detected immediate notes of black coffee, hops, and perhaps bitter chocolate. The pour revealed a beautiful black color and a chocolate-brown head with the consistency of whipped cream. Some ran down the side of the glass and when it re-condensed on the counter it actually stuck a little bit when I wiped it up, demonstrating its viscosity. Once the head finally laid down I was able to take my first sip which revealed the same flavors that had been detected in its aroma. As I drank it down it left substantial lace that was more like a set of curtains. Kidding aside, this was a good beer and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the qualities of a good stout.

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The Cap'n
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Photo of MacQ32
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours like oil, deep deep brown.. as near black as I've seen. Nice rich chocolate color head! OK lacing fair retention.

S - Lots of bitterness, obvious roasty notes but some of that bitterness seems to be a product of the pine like hops. Coffee and cocoa note, a little alcohol detectable. Really really great

T - Lots of roasty bitter malts & coffee (w some chocolate) into a smooth hop bite. Almost buttery quality to it too. A little alcohol at the finish

M - Super smooth, full bodied. Little carbonation

O - Delcious! Very bitter but very smooth. The flavors dont seem like much as I type them but the synergy within this brew is amazing (650 characters)

Photo of BrotherBear
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best stouts I have had in quite a while. Pours nicely into the glass with a deep black color and keeps a nice deep british khaki head with tight carbonation bubbles. Immediately you get a nose full of nice deep roasted coffee to wake you up, and then you realize there is a slight sweetness as well. Upon the first taste, BANG!, what flavor. It is very nice and stout without being overwhelming. You get a mouth full of earthy coffee and sweet deep dark chocolate. The beer is chewy but smooth on the palate and finish. Even though it is 10.9 ABV, the alcohol does not overpower the flavor or drinkability. It is not a beer to drink quickly, settle in and prepare yourself to enjoy. Each every sip gets better and better. (732 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to capra12 for this one. Poured from a 16oz. bottle into a Blue Point snifter.

A: Standard pour yields a frothy 2.5 finger deep mocha head with great retention. Beer is opaque black. Lacing is patchy and dotted with spots, with good stick, and nice legs. A stunning beer to behold.

S: Big bold coffee aroma with a touch of mint, licquorice, toffee, caramel, burnt malt, and chocolate. Booziness is barely present in the background but is covered for the most part, by roasted coffee beans.

T: Opens deep, dark, and mysterious. Chocolate, licquorice, and coffee are all present and balanced extremely well. Molasses upfront with a nice burnt malt bitterness in the background. Sweetens a bit as it sits in the mouth with emerging chocolate and maple. Accented coffee kick at the end right before a dry finish. Aftertaste is of coffee beans and molasses.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Incredibly robust, oily, and smooth in the mouth. Finish is slightly dry but messy with a sticky, slightly hot aftertaste that lingers.

D: An incredible beer in every aspect of the word. Visually striking, aromatic, and rich beyond belief. Flavors are infinitely complex without being overwhelming and the mouthfeel is perfect in every way. A sipper for sure but I could sip on this one all night long. Shouldn't be too hard to find as its relatively well distributed... so what are you waiting for?!?! (1,424 characters)

Photo of PapaEugene
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Allthough we had a bock bier tasting evening rvdoorn couldn't stick to the theme and brought up this beer as closing act. Well, how could I refuse this gesture.

A: BLACK it is and a great dark brown thick sticky head that lasted throughout the drink

S: Burned malts, Dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and some alcohol.

T: Mainly as the smell but now there's also a salty liquorice taste. Some citrus and bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Extremely creamy and a medium carbonation.

D: Great beer and allthough it's not my favorite style it impressed me very much. (567 characters)

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.