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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 805
Hads: 2,695
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 356
Gots: 553 | 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 Mebuzzard
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Ebenezer's
Thick black liquid with a rich creamy mocha head that lasts forever. Huge chocolate and coffee aroma with plenty of brown sugary sweetness to pull this desert beer together. Very rich, nice brew!

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Photo of dcmchew
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours pitch black, a nice reddish mocha head bubbles up to about half a finger, only to quickly recede to a thin lace. There seems to be quite some carbonation here.
The nice roasted malt and chocolate smell, more intense than the Beer Weak. Acidic roasted coffee. Bit of cream.
Great milky chocolate start, with toffee and some molasses, but also a big zestiness, with lemon, some blueberry and plum. Funky coffee acidity helps too, topped with extra roasted coffee bean, vanilla and licorice. Malts bring a burnt characteristic, somewhat woody, ashier in the finish. Alcohol and a nice herbal hoppy feel keep this zingy even in the end, tho rather bitter and almost dry.
Medium body, a bit oily, smooth carbonation (thankfully). Alcohol piles up eventually, but not horribly, with a nice dark fruit brandy note and coffee liqueur aftertaste. Sweet kind of imperial stout too, but a sweetness that's countered right on time by ashy and hoppy bitterness. Slow sipper, so you can enjoy it thoroughly.
A monster of an imperial stout, perfect mix of booze, weasel/cat shit coffee and rich dark malts. Wakes you right up.

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

Found a bottle hiding on one of the bottom shelves at Abe's Cold Beer for $11.25. I'm not usually impressed with big stouts, but this beer was fantastic. My first issue with imperial stouts is drinkability, but I split the bottle with a friend and could have easily split a second or drank it myself. My other typical concern with the style is that they all have the same heavy roast and cocoa flavors without much deviation. This beer started with a very unique, earthy coffee flavor that rolled off into chocolate liquor, cherries, and then a punch of citrus finishing hops. There was an incredibly long aftertaste that wouldn't seem to quit, though when it finally did, I wished I had more beer.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

"The best part of waking up is drinking coffee pooped by a cat." - Stephen Colbert

500 mL bottle, a beer I've always been on the lookout for finally shows up in the Southland. Served at ~ 60 degrees,

A: Pours black with a 2 finger frothy brown head, light lace, good retention.

S: Coffee/mocha, has some sweetness in the nose, bittersweet chocolate. Very minor hint of blueberry.

T: Terrific coffee notes and heavy baker's chocolate/cacao nibs. Roast is moderate, definite black licorice component in the finish. Very dark flavours, but no burnt/charcoal tastes which is a definite bonus when comparing it to the Beer Geek Breakfast. I'm really close to 4.5 on this one, if 4.25 was available that would be the score.

M: Full-bodied, robust. Smooth and creamy, very soft carbonation. Booze is extremely well hidden.

D: This is a good coffee stout. For me it's just missing something to make me go crazy, but this is clearly well made and worth the $8 for a bottle for fans of this style. My dad who is not a stout fan by any means raved about this one, high praise. Going back, they priced it at $15, that's pushing it, guess I got lucky.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a tulip

Pours a a rich, dark milk chocolate; oily and viscous. Head is massive and creamy, dark mocha color with a slight ruby tint. Fades quickly to a thick ring and minimal lacing.

Rich and dark aroma, mildly bittersweet with strong roast coffee notes, bitter chocolate, berries, grains and oats and plenty of roast malt.

Mouthfeel is extremely smooth and silky with light carbonation and a long lasting, slightly bitter finish of fresh roasted coffee.

Flavor is more reminiscent of an imperial oatmeal stout with the coffee making it presence most strongly felt in the finish Throughout there is a lingering bittersweet berry flavor and layers of roasted and bready malts.

Drinkability gets knocked down a little as even with a year of age it's still a little hot and harsh (both in alcohol and bitterness). Still fairly unique for a coffee stout and merits revisiting.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is jet black and pours thick, with a clingy, creamy, dark tan head that slowly settles out across the top of the beer. Aromas of fresh ground roasted coffee, with a pretty solid smack of smoke, tobacco, charred wood, licorice, and a hint of booze. Flavors are heavy dark roast coffee forward, with a solid backbone of rich bittersweet chocolate. Highlights of campfire smoke and cigar tobacco are prominent, with lesser accents of licorice, cream, and booze heat darting in and out. Insanely smooth and velvety in mouth, with a coating effect throughout your mouth. Impressive. The aftertaste has a more subtle blend, compared to the palate, of coffee and chocolate, with the highlights slowly fading away. Smooth, thick, velvety finish, with a subtle coffee linger. Very tasty, very well crafted beer. Bravo!

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Photo of liamt07
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from wordemupg, served in a pair of snifters and shared with a buddy. 50cl bottle, Batch 4709. Brewed Jan 11, 2009 and best before Jan 12, 2012.

Pours a sludgy and dense black, with a finger of brown head. Mild lace, with a collar and some retention. Nose has some bitter chocolate, rich coffee and some caramel notes add to a general sweetness. Taste has more of the bitter chocolate, with a fantastic coffee flavour. Caramel and something else adds to the creaminess in the flavour and in the feel. Mouthfeel is ridiculously good, huge fullness and density with a great bitterness. Very much based around the coffee, but balance and contrasted well with the sweeter and thicker aspects of the body. No alcohol whatsoever, and coffee flavours and the roastiness impart lingers. Great flavour and beside Peche Mortel as one of the best non-barrelled coffee stouts going. Fantastic.

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

Interesting beer. As I've never had Indonesian Kopi Lutwak coffee or the cheaper Vietnamese version also made from beans that have passed through a Civet cat. The Vietnamese version is used here, and I was ready to dismiss the coffee as shtick. I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised the intensity of coffee flavor that comes through is amazing, and I don't mean just roastiness or bitterness, but the nice aromatic components of the coffee itself. Fruity and with caramel as well as the rich, roasty notes. Clearly there is a reason people drink the stuff. It works particularly well with the roasted barley notes, licorice, and bitter chocolate of the stout, both in aroma and taste. The pur and mouthfeel are a little strange- nice head, but there is an oiliness from the coffee that is a little much. Pretty big beer, definitely a sipper, but not hot. Very nice beer.

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

A: poured black with brown highlights with a thin head and good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lovely coffee aromas with chocolate and roasted malts and a strange earthy note to it. There is also slight booze to the beer after a couple whiffs.

T: the taste is also big on the coffee with chocolate and woody accents and great roastiness that the malts adds. Booze and a mild bitter bite finsh off the taste.

M: full body with moderate carbonation and a nice sweet coffee and mild hop bite finish.

D: really intresting stout from mikkeller. They make great beer and always have me satisfied. I've had this beer a couple times and it has been great all the time.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a fluffy toffee colored head. The retention is fucking fantastic and the lacing is also above average.

The aroma is primarily of coffee. I'm not a coffee connoisseur, but this coffee smells different from any that I've smelled before. Subtle alcohol notes are present. I suspect there are other interesting aromas hidden beneath the impenetrable blanket of civet cat shit coffee. There might be some chocolate under there and some roastiness.

The flavor is coffee up front, and it...well, tastes like coffee. This might not have been the best beer to open up at 2 AM. The malt is roasted and there's a hint of chocolate and alcohol, but the coffee pretty much overwhelms any other flavors. The finish is bitter and burnt.

The beer is full bodied with good carbonation.

The coffee is overwhelming, making for a one dimensional beer.

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Photo of weeare138
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to TomDecapolis for sharing this one...
Appears a midnight black with a small tan head that slowly fades into a fluffy cap. Rings of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of roasted barley, coffee, creamy vanilla, cocoa, and ripe fruit.
Taste is of the mentioned coffee, with a mineral, cocoa flavor pulling through.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, with light abv noticed in the end.

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Photo of biegaman
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer Geek Brunch is so stolidly black that you'd think alongside the coffee something more, like tar or motor oil, must have been used in the creation of this pitch-dark complexion. Seriously, this is strictly opaque - no light no matter how bright could induce a gleam of colour. Massive froth of caramel-tinted head is caked over top the beer and all around the glass; its head and lacing deserve the highest accolade.

You can tell this thing is special just from the smell of it. Alongside the exquisite aura of a most fragrant coffee (more on that below), the nose is treated to intensely rich and decadent notes of fudge, black licorice and dark chocolate. If I found a tiramisu that tasted the way this smells I would lock the recipe in a steel-reinforced concrete vault with a door at least four feet thick and have armed guards stand by to protect it.

Local lab tests insist the beer is 9.4% (not 10.9%) but it's a moot point: you can't taste much alcohol anyhow. What you do taste is an extension of the rich, decadent notes of its aroma: heavily roasted, intensely caramelized malts that result in flavours of hot fudge, gourmet chocolates, black licorice and (what would be) the most indulgent tiramisu known to man. The flavour of the illustrious Weasel Coffee, by the way, is delicious.

I find a definite distinction between this and the regular Beer Geek Breakfast and for it's worth I think the Weasel is hands down the better beer. I don't say that only because of the enhanced (and more mellow and refined) coffee flavour, but also because of the acute acidity characteristic of these beans. I much prefer the (rather unique, perhaps unideal) acidity of this over the sourish, lactose-like mouthfeel of the regular.

Most people would say the special thing about Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is that it is made with coffee beans that were eaten by a fussy Southeast Asian Civet cat, partially digested in the animal's stomach, literally shit out, and then collected for the making of this drink. I, however, would consider it special because it is one of the best offerings from one of Scandinavia's best brewers, and indeed, one of the best stouts in recent memory.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received from alpineclimber in a trade many months ago. Bottled on 1/12/09.

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Dark black with one finger of epsresso coloured head. A very strange lacing on the sides of the glass throughout that looked like little chunks of sediment.

S - Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, brown sugar.

T - Dark roasted coffee, come chocolate, licorice, molasses, roasted malts. Very rich and complex. Some noticeable alcohol but not a lot for 10.9%.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation.

O - An excellent beer and one that I would buy plenty of if available to me locally.

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

Had this one at the Bayou in SLC.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice black color, nice carbonation, nic little creamy tan head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some coffee, roast, slight vanilla, and some caramel. The taste is malty, with some nice coffee/toffee notes, roast, vanilla sweetness, with some caramel. Medium body, a nice creamy brew. Very drinkable, this on is very tasty a joy to drink, not hot like other's from this brewery.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, the beer is quite attrative, with plum, black cherry, dark chocolate, light vanilla, caramel and coffee. As good as this beer smells, it tastes even better. While the flavor profile replicates the nose, there's some underlying bitterenss on the finish, which helps to buoy the moderate sweetness in this beer. Mouthfeel is creamy and long, with a long, chocolate and coffee, bitter finish.

Yummm... the beer is expensive, but it's pretty much the crown jewel in the expansive, Mikkeller beer portfolio. So I tend to always order it when I see it on tap at Max's (which happily, is pretty often).

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Photo of plaid75
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a deep black hue with a two finger frothy dark tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a spicy sweetness, with elements of caramel, dark chocolate and coffee.

The taste consisted of elements of coffee, semi sweet chocolate, and caramel.

The mouthfeel was full with a residual coffee element.

Overall a very well made and complex stout.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pitch black body with a milk-chocolate head.

S - Sweet milk, light coffee. Touch of cedar.

T - Beveled edges of milk, booze, porridge, coffee, cream. Cedar hop character plays in and out of the background. Coffee bitters in the finish.

M - Stupidly smooth. The flavors are remarkably well integrated. Creamy body.

D - Wonderfully complex. It's a slow drinking beer but you'll drink it as long as it's around. Hides the 11% ABV incredibly well.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a deep, dep brown with massiver carbonation and a huge brown head that stuck around from beginning to end. This beer looked GREAT and it tasted GREAT too. Nose was big oats, espresso and hints of chocolate. Taste was big oats, roasted and chocolate malts, espresso, coffee and chocolate. Very complex. Motuhfeel was roasty, thick, coating and exceptional. Drinkability. Phenom!

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

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

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

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

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a one finger light brown head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, drip coffee, hints of chocolate. Flavor is rich, delicious dark toasted malt, chocolate, latte coffee with an interesting light cherry or berrry fruit note. Great creamy body and mouth feel, like a whipped dessert. Wow. The coffee in this is extremely well integrated into the malt and the oatmeal gives it both depth and great body. I did not expect to find such an unusual light fruit note to the coffee, having never tasted the civet cat coffee version. This convinces me to try the coffee too. This is a world class stout that is delicious, distinctive and excellently balanced.

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Photo of Tone
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 2/3 inch head of a dark tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, and strong hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, slight hops, hint of coffee, and a slight acidic/tangy citric note. Overall, great appearance, good feel, body, and blend. This is style of American Double is more to liking than the over-the-top alcohol dominated styles. The alcohol is clearly present, but is balanced well with the malt and hops bitterness as well as the tang. This was a fantastic sipping beer.

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Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500 mL bottle.

A: The stout is pitch black. I don't think that any more words are needed to describe the darkness. Atop the stout, a cafe au lait colored head measured nearly two fingers and left mild lace behind.

S: The aroma is burnt, a harsh roasted scent that offers up just a hint of oatmeal sweetness. A strong coffee presence is fairly meaty, bitter like Starbucks.

T: Chocolate and booze drench the palate on first sip. That sweet but hot flavor is a nice sign of things to come. Immediately after that flavor, coffee becomes very apparent. The coffee is bitter but not over the top. Oatmeal is sweet, cutting into the sharp malt flavors, rendering them much more palatable. The full stout/coffee flavor is rich, very warming, like a good cup of coffee. I'm not sure how much the ca phe chon coffee really adds to the beer though (other than marketing panache).

M: The mouthfeel is rich, full of stout, coffee and oatmeal flavors, as well as an abundance of booze.

D: At nearly 11%, this is a whopper. I'm taking my time getting through it, as it could easily knock me on my ass.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.