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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 806
Hads: 2,701
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 357
Gots: 551 | FT: 52
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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 SeatsTaken
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Poured into a snifter. Presents a deep ebony hue with a tiny ring of head that quickly dissipates. 

Aroma: Up front is coffee, bitter cocoa and smoked/charred wood. I'm getting hints of roasted coconut as well as a booze at the end.

Taste: There's a heavy bitter coffee and roasted malt flavor. It reminds me a little of a chocolate covered espresso bean. A slightly nutty/smokey finish that is quickly overshadowed by a bitter coffee and roasted malt aftertaste that hangs on the roof of your mouth for several minutes after siping.

Mouthfeel: Very warm on the palette with a slight, fizzy carbonation. This stout is extremely smooth going down.

Overall: This is a deeply tasty stout. I'm not the biggest fan of oatmeal stouts, but this one has me reevaluating my tasting preferences. This is definitely a beer I will be getting again and in a larger quantity. If you are a fan of big stouts, and see this one on a shelf somewhere, give it a shot.

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Photo of Murphious
4/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a couple small sampler glasses.

Pours black with a small, late blooming brown head. Head mostly fades quickly. Looks viscous as all hell. Smell is surprisingly muted (but it's coldish). I smell primarily coffee, a little smokey roastiness. Some slight fruitiness.

Taste brings out a lot more fruitiness. Cherry flavor is definitely there, lots of coffee flavor of course. Maybe some black licorice, some nearly burnt roasty flavor.

Mouthfeel is actually really nice. Thick, but surprisingly effervescent. Overall, this beer is decadent. Very nice.

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Photo of larryi86
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle pured into a tulip

A- Black with a small mocha head.

S- Roasted coffee, espresso, bitter sweet chocolate, touch of vanilla.

T- Roasted coffee, espresso, big chocolate flavor, touch of hops, flavor are big and great, coffee has a nice bitter kick in the finish but it isn't too bitter.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium to full body.

O- Very happy I could pick this up, it is a solid coffee stout, alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of Rast
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Savored in Max's Taphouse in Fell's Point with Blind Man Nikos whilst my wife enjoyed a baby shower.

Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the taphaus
Not a ray of light penetrated the snifter, and that's about as far as this poem goes.

Beautiful midnight black coloration with brown only visible in the dense head and around the edges. Wafts wonderfully. Tastes of booze, vanilla, and deep, rich malts fill my satisfied mouth. Mouthfeel is rich, lovely, inviting.

An ideal stout for the last, cold days of Advent.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled on date, but a newer label than I have ever seen on this brew. I have to imagine this is relatively fresh.

A: pours a dark brown. head is tightly bubbled and has good retention. leaves a thick coat of lacing behind.

S: chocolate battles with coffee. lots of both. the aroma is severely rich and severely inviting. smells like a glass of dessert.

T: starts with tons of chocolate. really rich. boatloads of luscious chocolate combines with a lot of coffee. bitterness is really mild. finish is more of a dry dark chocolate. the coffee is certainly present, but such a unique coffee flavor that I am a bit unfamiliar with. extremely rich and fulfilling.

M: a very, very luscious carb. mouthfeel is rich, without being cloying or slick. full bodied.

D: really good stuff. wish I was a little more familiar with this coffee on it's own so I knew what to expect because this doesn't scream coffee to me. more of a decadent combination of roast, chocolate, and coffee all together. very unique flavor and brew. very expensive as well. I would recommend drinking this fresh as to not loose any coffee flavor or aroma.

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Photo of joeseppy
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Props out to Lazzman for pointing this craft out to me as I may have passed on this Weasel stout. Mikkeller will be my 100th brewer review in about one year of being on BA.

On tap at the BBistro on Madison St, Chicago. Brought to my table in a beautifully Christmas lit local tavern. Pour was pitch black and a whipped cream half-inch mocha head that would give you a milk-satche upon your first sip.

Aroma is fantastic. Rich fudge in chocolate torte fashion. Fresh espresso bean, dried dark pitted fruit and vanilla.

Taste follows the nose. I do not believe an oatmeal stout will get any better. Like having smooth creamy oatmeal with brown sugar, butter, pinch salt and cream laden....and with a cup of coffee-one sugar please and light on the cream on a cold winter Saturday morning and snowing. Freakin splendid indeed makes me all warm inside. Really no alcohol. Seductive and dangerously drinkable.

Velvety, creamy, rich, viscous, full bodied-really one on the smoothest crafts I've had.

Mere wording does this no justice but writing these words helps me enjoy what I love doing. This needs to be experienced. This isn't even BA and Goose Island Baudonia was the first thing to come to mind-nice company to have. IMO this drinks now to two years due to the fact that the coffee aspect is what drives this craft and could be lost with aging-jus saying. Was reading a review from a 2008 that appears to have maintained itself, only solidifies my 5's for this. Tough watching my last sip go down. Tremendously Tremendous!!!

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Photo of KYGunner
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The color is black, pure and beautiful. The body is thick and viscous so that a head can barely mount on top.

The nose holds notes of cocoa powder, lactose-sweetness, coffee, espresso and a tinge of caramel.

The taste is predominantly coffee but a really good cup of coffee. The roast is smoky and then an onset of light chocolate occurs. This finishes with a sweet caramel and espresso.

The feel is smooth, thick with almost no carbonation. It feels like a coffee shake, much as Mikkellers Vanilla Shake feels like a dessert.

This is a wonderful beer with dessert like qualities, particularly in taste and feel.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a near black with a creamy 1 finger caramel colored head. Ring settles around the edges.

S- Intense coffee, fine chocolates, vanilla, mocha, and slight bourbon like booze to add depth. I really enjoy the milk/lactose character. So inviting!

T- Cocoa meets molasses. A strong hop presence. The vanilla flavor is so killer in this stout. Helps take it to a new level. A bit syrupy at times. Coffee really settles in nicely at the end. No astringency. Brash up front, smooth finish. It gets better with each sip...maybe that is the 10.9%

M- Warmth finishes strong in the back of the throat. Creamy, almost chewy. Full body and some the dry finish really drives it home. Alcohol isn't shy.

O- What a treat indeed! Not one that I can afford often, but I am happy to splurge once and give this one a shot. The vanilla takes this one on quite a ride. The coffee is there, but not over powering like some coffee stouts can be.

$8.99 for an 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of stewart124
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle is from 2008. No date on the bottle.

Pours pretty much jet black with a thick tan head. Very dense and about as dark tan as I have ever seen.

Intense roasted malt character. Candied fruits come through even though this is starting out very cold.

I would think this imperial stout would have mellowed out a bit over the years but that doesn't appear to be the case. Tons of dark chocolate, molasses, toffee, figs, and obviously a dark roasted coffee. There is a lingering acrid bitterness. I'm not sure if that comes from the hops, roasted malts or the coffee.

Huge mouthfeel. Very viscous. Easy to drink throughout. There is so warming alcohol notes and the 10.9% is evident but doesn't detract from the overall beer. This is just a delicious imperial stout. I need to find a fresh bottle for a good comparison.

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Photo of babaracas
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very very dark brown, near black in the glass, thin dense medium brown head. Settles to a thin ring with a few splotches on the glass. Smell: espresso, dark chocolate, molasses, earthy. All are impressively intense - jumps out of the glass. Prune note as well. Taste: big roast and earthiness beneath dark chocolate truffle, caramel, raisin, fig.
Full bodied, chewy. This is pretty fantastic!

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Stone’s beer garden...a bit pricey at $14, jeez. Pours pitch black with an ever so small brown head. Chocolate, dark fruits, figs, raisins, earthy coffee, molasses. Flavor follows with big chocolate covered fruits and raisins, some thick espresso. Some latose sweetness. More dark fruits than I expected. Big thick viscous mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Good stuff.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours a thick oily viscous liquid with a thin tan head. The head recedes quickly to a very thing ring around the glass.

Aroma is delicious with notes of fresh roasted coffee notes and some yummy bitter dark cocoa notes. Mild notes of dark oats mixed in with some nice dark fruit notes. The aroma is yummy. Very complex with notes of rich fudgey chocolate that are enveloped by the awesome bitter, roasted and acidic coffee notes.

Flavor starts off with the strong acidic and robust espresso coffee notes. Notes of coffee grounds and fresh coffee beans. There is a nice chocolatey and bitter fudgey undertone to the brew mixed in with mild dark fruit notes. Some nice raisin notes are also perceived. The middle of the brew has some great roasted notes along with some mild vanilla bean notes. Quite delicious and with a nice sticky sweet finish along with a dry roasted note. Mouthfeel is almost perfect; oily and creamy.

Overall this is a delicious brew. Nice notes of coffee mixed in with great cocoa and fudgey notes. Well done stout.

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Photo of JohnG190
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage. Pours pitch black with a two-finger dark mocha head that dissipated quickly. Fine lacing. Caramel and chocolate hit the nose first followed by vanilla, coffee, faint smoke and floral notes. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, and roasted coffee dominate the palate with faint hints of vanilla and smoke coming through as the stout warmed. Full bodied with light carbonation. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Overall a well crafted and well balanced stout.

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage

Appearance: Black, with a small, dark, tan head that quickly recedes to the perimeter of the glass.

Smell: Exceptional chocolate/dark fruit sweetness, coffee, caramel, slight vanilla.

Taste: Creamy oatmeal/chocolate beginning. Middle is a coffee blast, followed by a chocolate finish with some roasty residual that gently falls off as the coffee subsides. The finish is quite dry, but ends really nicely. The booze is really well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, as expected from the oatmeal. It's silky, velvety smooth; so easy to drink.

Overall: This drinks so smooth and really belies the abv you'd guess. Combine that with a great mouthfeel and taste, we've got a winner! I'm glad I bought two!

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Photo of lunarbrew
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark beer with a small pretty dark head. Relatively viscus.

Smells like coffee and some vanilla. A little non-descript roastiness here. Not too much else. It's nice.

The first thing that pops out in the flavor is dark fruit. A clear acidity coming through due to the coffee. There is a lot of roast flavor and rich coffee, especially on the back end. A little bit of chocolate. Not any vanilla like I found in the nose. Nice to sip and enjoy.

Medium-low carbonation. Very viscus and full-bodied. Decently creamy. I love the mouthfeel.

This is great. Acidic and roasty, but very drinkable and delicate. Not a ton of different flavors, but each of the distinct flavors are complex and highly enjoyable.

Edit: While this beer is awesome--and it is--it's absolutely not worth the price imo. Just want to throw that out.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an oily black with a thin dark tan head that fizzles out quickly, but not before coating the inner glass with tight carb slowly succumbing to gravity. The nose is burnt caramel, coffee (more pronounced as it warms), chocolate, a little bitterness, and a touch of fruitiness. The taste definitely brings forward a rich coffee bitterness swept over by full bodied sweetness and a lingering bitter-sweet coffee aftertaste. It's got the body I'd expect from a big double stout with modest alcohol, little carbonation, and most of its bitterness derived from the coffee, though there may be a hop component that creeps up in the finish. This is definitely what I expected; big flavors, great coffee highlights, and affordability.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

a - poured a one finger creamy, dark coffee-colored head into a snifter that left good lacing and sheeting but it was gone halfway through. the body was dark black.
s - coffee and dark fruits.
t - oatmeal, dark fruits, coffee.
m - creamy, smooth, slick. best part of the beer.
o - really interesting and delicious beer.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a viscous black color with a pretty thick chestnut colored head. Leaves some nice spotty laced down the glass.

S: Incredible rich espresso and dark roasted coffee notes upfront. Dark chocolate, fudge and some leafy hops in the background. Smells incredible.

T: A rich and creamy espresso hit right away. It's dense and full of dark chocolate, blackberry and some char. Some burnt coffee grounds and earthy hops on a dry finish. Really incredible stuff. I love this beer.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

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Photo of mverity
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black in color with a dark tan head that stayed for about a minute and had a tan collar until I finished the beer. Aroma is heavily roasted, nice sweet coffee and a touch of vanilla. I ended up leaving this beer in the snifter for about 20 minutes before I started drinking it, and I'm very glad I did. Taste was considerably better once it approached proper temperature. Sweetness of the coffee shines in this brew. Also leathery, deep roasted malt, and an earthiness that I associate with some kind of wood (maybe Pine?). Oats really make the mouthfeel nice and silky.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is black with a large dark tan head. Fair retention, decent lace.

Nose is good. Coffee is strong, along with roasted malt and chocolate. Oatmeal.

Like the nose, the flavour is coffee-heavy. Quite a rich coffee flavour. Along with the coffee, there is roasted malt and chocolate. Some anise. Fair bit of alcohol heat. Big and rich, very strong flavour. Fairly bitter, from the coffee I think. Quite good. I am not a coffee drinker, but this is still good. If I was a coffee drinker, I expect I would be a big fan.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Full and a bit astringent.

Overall, very nicely crafted. I much prefer this to the Beer Geek Breakfast, and I doubt it is due to the different coffee.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the Protest Bottle Share For LA Beer Week held at Red Carpet Wine in Glendale, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and slight dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better smell in my opinion.

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Photo of Sarlacc83
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle.

A: Thick black body with a slowly disappearing dark mocha head. Has some nice legs.

N: Lots of coffee, char, dark chocolate, and leather. Some licorice and plenty of malt/malted milk balls. Very thick smelling, as though you can grasp the density somehow.

T: Quite sweet at first - the malted milk comes through against an appropriate coffee bitterness. Then it becomes bitter and smoky. Perhaps a bit too much of the latter, but it’s still pleasant.

M: Thick and oily. Oatmeal rounds out the mouthfeel well. Very alcoholic and can be quite sharp.

O: A coffee jolt that’s quite enjoyable. Maybe a touch more malt and lessened alcohol would really let the beauty shine through more clearly.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.