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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 806
Hads: 2,700
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 356
Gots: 551 | FT: 53
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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 Arbitrator
3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Shared by mfielden, I believe. Thanks Mark!

A: Pours a pitch black body with a wonderfully dense beige head. Retention is very short, as I'd expect from a 10+% beer. Some trails of bubbles on top of the brew and a little lacing during a swig.

S: Really bitter, roasted coffee in the smell. So this is what that famous cat poop java smells like. Mmm! Molasses and chocolate give it a sweeter note to balance out that very sharp bitterness.

T: If you don't like coffee or poop, this may not be the beer for you. It's very sharp and stinging with a roasted coffee note. I have to say, it's very distinct and unlike any other coffee or coffee stout I've ever had. Molasses, dark chocolate, and a grainy component in the mid-taste that provide some complexity (though not as much as I'd expect from something this big) and balance to the beer. Quite tasty.

M: Smooth as silk; very velvety. I guessed this was an oatmeal stout from the mouthfeel alone: there's always something very smooth and creamy about them. This one is no exception.

D: I'm informed this runs $10, which is a little high, but tolerable for a 500mL bottle (especially taking into account the cost of the coffee). I admit I enjoyed it. I'd pay it again.

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Photo of ChadQuest
2.78/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Unimpressed by the aroma, watery coffee is predominate, but luckly the flavor is better. coffee and big chocolate malts are forefront, only a little alcohol heat. Nice mouthfeel from the Oatmeal: velvety and smooth with a medium/thick body. not really worth the $17 bottle price tag though at all, there are a good amount of Coffee stouts that are better that sell for much lower prices. Kopi Luwak is a huge fad too, it's a joke in the coffee world, but the mainstream world loves its hype. keep up the hype on this. keep it up.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Massively dense mocha 1 inch head. Leaves to ring fairly fast. Some sudsy lace. Pretty darned black body. Pretty when first poured.

S - Thick coffee and cocoa dominates. Toasty malt is secondary.

T - Big ass mocha drink... wow. Thick as all get out, but bitters, thankfully at the end.

M - Big flavors in, big flavors out. Nice balance for such extreme pulls.

D - Nope. Cannot session this. Palate killer, mouth killer, brain killer. Nice, though.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep black, with a thick beige crema head. Soda pop effervescence.

S: Wonderful scents of gourmet coffee and roasted malts.

T: World class. This is one of my favorite beers of all time. I have had this beer several times now, and it's blown me away every time. It's slightly sweet, and the coffee is superb (no matter where it came from). The delicious oatmeal gives the beer a crispness that makes it even tastier and more drinkable. This is a desert island beer for me.

M: Perfect carbonation and buttery smooth.

D: Truly fantastic beer. I'd drink this anytime.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle split and poured into an imperial pint. 10.9% ABV, no date.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for another black-as-night beer!

A - Totally black with an amazing cascading dark chocolate tan head. Massive dense two-and-a-half finger head with low retention and thin lace that looks like textured translucent laminate. Maybe it's all the left-over civet poop.

S - Dry and bitter roasted malts with mild chocolate and a hint of coffee. A bit disappointing in the coffee level for it being brewed with coffee. Very roasted bitter aroma. The oats barely poke through the finish. No civet poop aroma.

T - Deep roasted malts with a drizzle-hint of molasses and a crumble of chocolate flakes but little in the way of coffee again. The oats poke through a little like the aroma but it falls mainly into the roasted malt area. Again, no civet poop flavor.

M - Full-bodied and smooth with a rich feel and flavor. Soft and round, the oats are a nice touch and balance. Mild balance of sweet malts and bitterness. Not filled with chunks of civet poop either so that's nice.

D - Good flavor and good drinkability for it's rich profile but I'm disappointed in both the lack of coffee and civet poop. (I'm kidding about one of the two. Guess which.)

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Photo of tippebrewcrew2
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I split this bottle with a buddy of mine. It is listed as an imperial stout but it reminded me a lot of peche mortel-coffee stout all the way. Lactose and fine coffee on the nose with a hint of poo? kidding about the poo! No alcohol to mention and extremely velvety with lots of coffee upfront, in the middle, and at the end. The coffee flavors just changed from tannic upfront to dark roasted to a lively tart bite at the end. I must seek for any BA. Glad I dropped the coin on it

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from dontcostnuthin. Thanks dude. It's not distributed in Cali

pours a dark black with a nice tan head. A little lacing.

Aroma is awesome. Lots of coffee but a weird coffee. I have never had the opportunity to have this coffee before but it intrigues me. Nice roastyness and a little malti sweetness in the background.

Tastes exactly as it smells. Lots of coffee but smooth and different with roasty black malts. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is good. Maybe a little viscous.

The viscosity makes this hard to finish a whole bottle but it is very tasty. Find it if you can

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Photo of sisuspeed
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this into a snifter. The body is black, black, black with a thin tan head and webbed lacing all around the glass. Looks impressive.

Nice coffee aroma on the nose, chocolate, rich dark roasted malts and some sweet, light, bourbon notes. The coffee is definitely there, but not as intense as the Beer Geek Breakfast. The aroma is much more balanced on this beer.

Rich, chocolaty, coffee on the tongue. Chocolate notes are almost bittersweet. Nice roasted dark malt backbone adds a touch of bitterness along with the coffee. However, there is less coffee bitterness in this stout than many other coffee stouts I've had. Again, this is well balanced. I guess the Weasel coffee beans are as smooth as they say.

Mouthfeel is decently thick, but maybe on the lighter side for an almost 11% ABV stout. Quite smooth, ample carbonation and some warming alcohol.

Drinkability is good. You get your coffee fix with this beer, but its not overdone, which makes it more drinkable. At almost 11% ABV this one is a sipper, but an enjoyable sipper. Due to the balance of this beer I could enjoy an entire bottle by myself.

Overall, the Brunch Weasel trumps the Beer Geek Breakfast. This is a well put together coffee stout. Mikkeller upped the quality on this one, but unfortunately drove up the price as well. It was fun to try this beer once, but with other coffee offerings like Peche Mortel and Coffee Bender, I don't think I'll be picking this one up again. Definitely a good stout, but not good enough for the price.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one comes courtesy of imperialking who is the man when it comes to knocking beers off of my wants list.

A: The pour is black with a thin tan head on top which has some very nice retention and lacing.

S: The nose is definitely heavy on the coffee with plenty of roasted malt as well.

T: I was surprised that the flavor had the level of depth that it did. Certainly lots of coffee and roasted malt, but a nice amount of chocolate with a touch of smokiness.

M: The body is medium with a slightly tingly carbonation which I wasn't expecting.

D: Probably the best Mikkeller beer I've had to date. Great coffee flavor and aroma and a solid all around beer.

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Photo of jera1350
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding look of pure black body with a massive brown head that is as thick as a cloud. Tons of lacing.

Lots of smoke and chocolate. Almost like a chipotle chocolate bar. Awesome.

Delicious and complex. Roasty malt, chocolate, moderate amount of coffee and light smoke. Nice light hop presence as well. Great blend that works perfectly.

Velvety soft carbonation in a full bodied beer that finishes dry.

Drinks easy and beautifully. All around awesome. Worth a try at least once in your life.

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

A: Luxuriant brown head over a completely black body. Outstanding head retention.

S: Dark roasted malt with a shot of coffee and a bit of cocoa. A subtle oatmeal mustiness is also noticeable.

T: Loads of rich dark chocolate and coffee. Coffee flavors are extremely smooth, not overly bitter and really complement the sweet chocolate malt. There is also just a touch of smokiness. Finish is long and lightly bitter with no hint of the abv.

M: The mouthfeel has the unique combination of being thick, yet light and frothy and thoroughly coats the palate.

Very nice beer from Mikkeller with an assist to the civets. Hopefully people will think twice next time before accusing such a majestic (as well as productive) animal of being a reservoir of disease. Or if nothing else, stop eating them.

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Photo of fiver29
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yes! This beer is the shit!! Bottle pours pitch black with tan head. Aromas are simply amazing. Strong coffee, chocolate, and more coffee. Has a medium heavy mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose. Has a strong coffee characteristic, a creaminess, dark chocolate, and finishes with brown sugar. I could drink this all night. Its such a wonderful brew. I may have to break the bank and pick up another bottle or two. Wow.

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Photo of mvasilis
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Ölbutikken in Copenhagen

A: Big foam head, dark brown colored, big boubles in the foam. Beutiful head! The beer is pitch black not a hint of light passes through.

S: Big roasted smell, malty, coffe, not a hint of hop aroma.

T:n Big, strong taste, rosted, a lot of cohcolate bitterness and coffe. Finishes of with a long after taste of coffe, lovley.

M: Well balanced, thick liquid, a lot of CO2.

Realy god shit...

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Photo of Patrick999
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a tulip a ridiculous squid-ink black. Slight head, not much retention and certainly no lacing. It leaves "legs" down the glass rather than lace.

Heady aroma of bright, acidic citrusy coffee and dense hot fudge. There's a lot of fudge and vanilla. serving as the foil for the coffee. Once again, outstanding aroma.

This beer is perfectly balanced between coffee, char, vanilla, fudge. Not sweet but not difficult in a dry sense either. I think this bottle has been aged at least a year, because there isn't much noticeable alcohol. I know some people think this is hot, but this bottle isn't. As I said, I think it's aged out.

It doesn't have the rich, luxurious feel of an oatmeal stout, but it does develop good viscosity.

Good drinkability, a little better than I thought it would be. Not quite as easy to drink given the ABV as Speedway Stout, but close.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

inky black
quill of a pen

looks like i'm driking
this one again

aromas are heavy
coffee and booze
dark malts too
this brew cant lose

Taste is deep
chocolate and tobacco
if you dont like this one
you must be a wacko jacko

it is indeed
but one of these is all I need

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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 JamnesCameron
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours black as night with a big rocky dark tan head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving lace down the glass.

S - aromas of burnt sugar, molasses, cocoa, and coffee.

T - first taste is a powerful punch of roasted malt, burnt sugar, coffee, and molasses. The molasses lingers a long time, with some strong coffee flavors.

M - mouthfeel is full, but not cloying. Very much like a moderately sweet, deep dark coffee. Heavy roast flavors, similar to middle eastern coffee boiled in a small pot.

D - I'll slowly enjoy this beer. But you wouldn't want another in the same session, or you'll be following behind the little kitties looking for coffee beans.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the bottle a deep oily sable with a fine-bubbled tan head - very appealing! Aroma is like fine roast coffee with an overtone of molasses and a hint of unsweet chocolate. Flavor is oily and smoky, mainly of molasses and burnt chocolate with a strong touch of coffee and a whisper of grapefruit. Texture is smooth as glass with just a little tingle, and leaves a nice smoky finish.

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Photo of ghostwalker
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Rocky dark brown head. Almost black body. Beautiful brew to behold.

N: Deep dark coffee nose.

T: Smooth coffee flavor with chocolate, booze, slight astringency.

M: Sweet, coating, silky, very nice to the palate.

D: Very good. Smooth and tasty. Easy-going for 10.5%.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Really thick and viscous on the pour. A dark brown head slowly rises and leaves some lacing as it fades. This is one really dark, thick, heavy looking beer.

S- Kinda boozy and hot smelling. Coffee is obvious, as expected. There are some oats and rasiny dark fruits also. This is one really good smelling beer. Smells like the best of the best among breakfast stouts.

T- Waaayy good! Chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Its like a cup of the best coffee with french vanilla creme. There is a distinct shot of alcohol. This is a pretty warming beer.

M- SOOO creamy! Huge full body, one of the most viscous stouts I've had. Barely any carbonation helps to make this a very smooth beer.

D- Full bodied, heavy and warm. This beer is very delicious.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes.

Thanks to drseamus for sharing quite a while ago now.

A: Nice dark beer. Almost jet black. Coffee colored head. The beer poured like motor oil from the bottle.

S: Out of this world. One of the best smelling stouts ever. MASSIVE coffee nose. Not just coffee but the best smelling coffee ever and I am not even a coffee drinker. Quite a bit of chocolate in there as well. A touch of roast. But this is all about the coffee.

T: Wow. Massive coffee in the flavor as well. More chocolate that in the nose. As balanced as a beer can be with the super intense flavors here.

M: Super smooth. A little bit creamy but not as thick as you would think it would be. Which is a good thing and a bad thing. If anything a little bit more richness in the body would not hurt. That being said it was velvetty in my mouth.

D: Wow. Beer geek breakfast was a great beer and this took it to the next level. The price is high but it is a really nice treat every once in a while.

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4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brewed with coffee from a weasel monkey's digestive system. Yum! I am a huge fan of the beer geek breakfast so lets see how this one fares. Pours absolutely gorgeous pure deep blackness of a body hosts a three finger peppery carmel colored head that fades to a skim in about four minutes leaving lots of dots of lace. Nose is mouth watering with smooth roasted coffee tones, sweet full chocolate, and a consistent full nuttiness that is very warm and attractive, silky, chocolaty rich and truely mouth coating with just the first sip. Overall the taste is much like drinking very good dark roasted coffee. Big high cacao percentage dark chocolate is very evident on the palate. Maybe some anise towards the finish also. A really well done Imperial. Reminds me of Stone IRS with more dark chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is huge, deep, thick and really appealing. Wonderfully drinkable late night sipper.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beer Geek Brunch (Weasel) is so named because one of the ingredients is Vietnamese Ca Phen Chon coffee that is made from the droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The animals eat the red coffee cherries, but the coffee bean itself remains undigested. The coffee is prized because a unique combination of stomach enzymes breaks down the proteins that give coffee its bitterness.

Espresso black that crowds the edges of the glass so completely that no highlights are seen. The dark caramel colored head filled the vast majority of the glass on the pour... and is still thicker than the beer several minutes later. Calling the appearance incredible would not be out of line.

Even though I'm not a coffee drinker, coffee-added stouts are some of the best smelling beers that I've experienced (and that includes the hoppy ones). This big brew is bursting with bittersweet chocolate and black coffee in surprisingly equal measure. Expectations are high...

... and expectations have definitely been met, and possibly even exceeded. Beer Geek Brunch (Weasel) is at least as good as Beer Geek Breakfast, and that's saying something. This ale's considerably higher ABV was a stroke of genius because it cranks flavor intensity up to epic proportions.

Again, it's odd that coffee doesn't run roughshod over the other members of the flavor profile. Actually, I prefer it this way since the beer tastes like a coffee-accented Imperial stout rather than a stout-accented glass of cold coffee. Too bad this isn't a bomber.

The second pour gave me no choice but to award the ultimate appearance score. A huge and majestic crown of some of the darkest foam ever seen has just been recreated. Given its incredible persistence, there's no place for lace to stick.

Flavors include dark chocolate, sugar-crusted coffee beans, blackstrap molasses, vanilla bean and an incredible amount of black licorice/anise. Civet shit isn't appreciated. There's even an undercurrent of citrus zesty American hops, which makes sense when Mikkeller is the brewery in question. I'm a huge fan of these guys. Huge!

Body/mouthfeel is the only place where this world-class ale loses a little steam. It's silky smooth, but lacks the required heft and chewiness for the style and the ABV. It isn't a negative per se, more like less of a positive than the other attributes.

Mikkeller Beek Geek Brunch (Weasel) is one of the finest coffee-added big stouts in the world. It took until the bottom third of the bottle, but I've finally come to the realization that this is the best beer of 2010 so far. Bottom line: a stunning achievement from one of the world's best craft breweries.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of hrking
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow loved this. Nice hop nose and the flavor was incredible.Nice easy to drink and smooth roasted malts coming together with a really nice balance. Smooth and creamy. This was my favorite of the evening and I had it beside a BA Speedway.I will be picking more of this up for sure. Thanks Marsiblursi...

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