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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,246
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 335
Gots: 410 | FT: 30
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009)
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Photo of Bendurgin
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured this one into a tulip. This one pours thick and black with slight hues of brown that shed just a little bit of light in the pour. The head is mocha colored and very thick and creamy looking, leaving behind soapy lacing all around. The smell is coffee right up front; very strong dark coffee, with notes of leather and a trace of alcohol. It's pretty nice, but it's not very present. The taste follows the smell but with aggression! The taste has coats my tongue with a flavor or big roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee and finish with an interesting bitter coffee and hop finish. The coffee is really well done, it is certainly an enormous presence in this one but doesn't overpower anything and allows the other elements of this beer to shine. The mouthfeel is simply fantastic. It's silky and creamy and doesn't leave a sticky syrupy mess as with a lot of the big stouts. Drinkability is as good as it gets with something this big. The abv is hidden very well and the flavors are terrific. I will absolutely buy more of this.

Bendurgin, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of blindpiggie
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

blindpiggie, May 20, 2013
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split with Wiseman Zach and JustinA1.

Poured into a Cigar City snifter.

Appearance: Pours out dark and incredibly viscous, producing a huge, foamy, brown head. That head quickly dissipates to a creamy halo; a thin film floats on top of the beer. Body is opaque and very thick-looking. Not a whole lot of lacing.

Smell: Chocolate syrup, oats, cream, and bold, unique coffee aromas. Rich, smoky, sweet, and bold. As it warms, I get maple syrup. Lovely combination of aromas!

Taste: Dark chocolate mousse, molasses, roasted malt, vanilla, and unique coffee-like components. Oats play a nice role. Flavor profile is complex and well-balanced. Finishes mildly bitter, and leaves a nice, dark chocolate flavor lingering in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very thick, rich, and gritty. Finishes sweet; really conceals the alcohol well. Lots of particulate in this beer, especially toward the bottom - this was a turn-off for Justin and Zach.

Drinkability: Wish I got more than just 5-6 ounces of this. Complex and smooth. Mmmmm....

ThreeWiseMen, May 07, 2010
Photo of oso
4/5  rDev -7.4%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of Tom-Peters
3/5  rDev -30.6%

Tom-Peters, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

JakerLou, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of mtbdonn
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mtbdonn, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured like motor oil into a snifter, barely producing any foam at all; left a slight shiny, oily glaze inside the glass

S: lots of bittersweet roasted coffee beans and dark roasted malts, hinting of chocolate syrup and espresso

T: follows the nose - has a distinct coffee stout flavor, owing no doubt to the use of kopi luwak or ca phe chon coffee, which I've never had - but the blend of malts, coffee, and hops produce an earthy, faded molasses-sweet deep, dark, richly roasted flavors, with suggestions of marshmallow, vanilla, and sweet chewy hazelnut

M: slick and smooth, syrupy, slightly sticky, no palpable carbonation, slight airiness and drying from the alcohol

O: an excellent coffee stout - hits all the right marks. Price may steer some away, but this is a sure try for fans of double stouts and coffee stouts. A uniquely flavored product, on par with other top tier coffee stouts.

Greywulfken, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of sbricker
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 01, 2014
Photo of larryi86
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

larryi86, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of zoso1967
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed over a delicious brunch egg bake prepared by TCGoalie.

Pours a very dark blackish brown with a bit of a yellow tint around the edges. It has almost no head, and what little head there is fades almost immediately. Really not much lace, just some particles clinging to the glass.

The aroma is quite different. Very sweet with an interesting sort of fruity chocolate aroma. Just a tiny amount of roasted malt, some vanilla and a bit of alcohol round out the flavor. As the beer warms some very earthy coffee aroma pokes through, but it is still fairly subdued.

There is a bit more coffee in the flavor, but it is still mostly sweet and fruity with very nice chocolate notes. I also am picking up a good amount of vanilla. In fact, the vanilla combined with a hit of alcohol makes it taste sort of like vanilla extract. The sweetness is well balanced with the coffee bitterness and all the flavors seem very well integrated.

Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of a slick smoothness to it. Carbonation is low, but quite nice. The finish very good with just a bit of coffee dryness. The mouthfeel has a bit of softness to it even.

Very drinkable even though some of the ABV shows through. It goes down quite well and it is so different from many other coffee stouts that it makes it fun to drink. This is a nice departure from the norm and is definitely more than just a gimmick.

zoso1967, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of ritzkiss
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml from Willow Park in Calgary, batch 4?. best before 011212.

Pours a jet black with a beautiful cascading cappuccino head which leaves sticky lacing down the glass.

Nose is a mellow, smooth roasted espresso bean smell, hint of chocolate and roasted malt, perhaps a bit of milky sweetness.

Whoah, the nose does not warn you for the punch the flavor packs. Cold espresso, booze, loads of bitter roast, light milk chocolate sweetness, molasses, bit of hop greenness in the finish, chocolate fudge cake, medium body, certainly not the milkshake thickness that many Impys are, bit of ethanol fumes in the finish.

Man, I love the big bold flavors but the alcohol is just too prominent at this point to consider this a complete success. The coffee notes are sublime, the sweetness nicely restrained and balanced, the flavor rich - the booze just holds this back at this point. Would love to try an aged one to see if this changes in even 6 months time.

Edit: As it warms, the booze turns a little to sticky sweetness. Also, lots of 'sludge' left at the bottom of the glass - residual sugars?

ritzkiss, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of EB1
4/5  rDev -7.4%

EB1, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of jjd315
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jjd315, May 05, 2014
Photo of zrab11
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

zrab11, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of BMoney575
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

BMoney575, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of victory4me
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

victory4me, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fighting with Shelton is worth it for bottles like this.

Ink black body beneath a large, dense, mocha colored head. I think I can see fine pieces of coffee grounds in the head.

The aroma shows undertones of coffee and roasted malt, but my nose seems to focus on abundant fig notes. Actually reminds me of my mom's bacon wrapped dates. As my glass warmed I realized I may have served this too cold. Earthy coffee notes have replaced figs as the central aroma.

Holy crap, that is intense! The palate is far more balanced than the aroma. Coffee shows much more here. I have never tasted Civet coffee, but if this is what its like, I need to buy some whatever the cost. Rich, intense, slightly earthy coffee flavor but the bitterness is mild to medium. There are some darck chocolate notes and a hint of the fig that seemed so big on the nose. No noticeable hop flavor, though a lingering bitterness adds balance. Insanely good, a major improvement over Beer Geek Breakfast, and I didn't think that beer could be improved.

The body is just as impressive as the flavor. Super velvety feel, creamy smooth goodness with enough carbonation to prevent a syrupy mess.

I wondered how different this would be from BG Breakfast. Would I notice the Civet coffee? Would it really change the beer? The answer is yes on both counts. The Civet coffee is extraordinary and it greatly enhances the beer. That and pitch perfect mouthfeel make this one of the better Stouts I have had and allow me to fell better about the money I dropped on this 16.9oz bottle. If you find it, buy it!

BradLikesBrew, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of steve8robin
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet unexpected find at a local beer store. Almost traded for this bad boy a couple weeks earlier. 1 PT bottle of the cat poop beer...

A: Awesome! Super dark black with nothing shining through. A super thick 2 inch deep dark mocha colored head that fades at a decent pace. Perfection!

S: Smells very good. Roasty coffee upfront with some thick oatmeal. Some dark fruit in the middle with a very nice vanilla / cocao touch on the backend. Some very well balance wood scents blended in there. I get some milky chocolate in the middle. Very good.

T: I cannot believe I am going to be sipping cat poop coffee beans, but here I go. Heavy roastiness upfront blended with an interesting flavor I cannot quite put my finger on. The more I drink it that more I think it is a carbonated wine type flavor. Nice balanced oatmeal, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and cocao in the middle. Interesting raisin and dark fruit blend on the backend. The brew is a little too roasty and carbonated for me, but still good.

M: A hint too overcabonated for my taste. Good.

D: Once you get past the carbonation and the fact the you're drinking big cat poop, then it goes down surprisingly easy. Good.

All in all, I did not know what to expect from a brew with such an interesting process. The thought of drinking coffee beans picked out of cat poop and brewed in my beer is, I have to admit, a little odd. However, this is surprisingly good. A little too roasty for my taste, but still very well balance compared to many roasty brews. I think this could be compared to Great Lakes Barrel Aged Blackout Stout. It reminds of this brew a lot in the taste. This one is just not as well balanced as that one is. I'd definitely say, if you can get past the brewing process, that you need to give this brew a try at least once.

steve8robin, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

costanzo_mike, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4.75/5  rDev +10%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of elgiacomo
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle, recent batch delivered to Georgia so quite fresh. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a good sized dark brown head that recedes to a light cap and ring and leaves some nice drippy lacing.

The aroma is some of the most rich and premium coffee I've ever encountered in a beer, fantastic! While the coffee is the star of the show, the supporting cast consists of chocolate, rich roasted malts, hints of dark fruit, caramel and bread. Excellent strength.

As good as the aroma is, the flavor is even better....coffee heaven! Wow. Absolutely intense coffee experience...perhaps the best I've ever encountered in a beer. Also features some really nice rich chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of dark fruit and caramel. Alcohol is very well hidden for this level of ABV.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, very creamy and soft, low carbonation.

I may have just found my new favorite coffee stout which is saying a lot as it is one of my favorite styles. Words just can't describe...

elgiacomo, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.75/5  rDev +10%
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.

SPLITGRIN, Jan 21, 2010
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,246 ratings.