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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 805
Hads: 2,694
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 356
Gots: 552 | 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 NewGeneric
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this as part of a tasting session with a buddy a while back. This is my first 5.0 overall rating. It poured pitch black with brown head that faded slowly and left considerable lacing. Smelled of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Tasted exactly the same. Incredibly smooth and creamy. I have one left. Unfortunately, this beer is limited, otherwise I would drink nothing but.

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Photo of newk340
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A thin head but a thick beer, completely black pour.

S: A very strong coffee aroma laced with oatmeal, a very thick smell that completely fills the nostrils.

T: A solid imperial stout, very front heavy with the coffee with an oatmeal and chocolate afterthought.

MF/D: Thick feel, smooth on the palate, would try again, though certainly not my favorite imperial stout. perfect for sharing (thanks hu5om) from the pint bottle.

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Photo of peacebone116
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at brunch from 500-mL bottle into tulip.

A: HUGE brown head. Black body.

N: Smokey mild coffee flavors accompanied by chocolate cereal notes.

T/M: Creamy sweet beer. Coffee and chocolate notes followed by a flavor of figs. Very good beer. Smooth. A bit big for a breakfast beer (I guess that is why this is a "brunch" beer) but delicious and not incredibly syrupy as I anticipated.

Although I was extremely impressed with the fruity notes that seem to accompany the major coffee profile of this beer, its body was different from what I expected; a bit thinner. A good one to try, for sure, as most of Mikkeller's beers seem to be!

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

16.9oz bottle served in SN 30 goblet.

A: Pours an inky black with a three finger head the color of wet sand. Head recedes at a nice leisurely pace and sticky remnants cling to the side of the glass.

S: Slightly sweet. Smooth, chocolately coffee aroma. Just a little charred. Espresso beans. Overall the aroma is subdued.

T: Wow. I like coffee beers and this is probably the most pronounced and genuine coffee flavor I've come across in a beer (CW Peruvian Morning a close 2nd). Coffee up front followed by some chocolately roasted malt, and guess what, finishes with some coffee. No hint whatsoever of the 10.9% abv. Lingering aftertaste of...coffee. Not terribly complex, just a lot of delicious, amazing coffee.

M: Quite viscous and slick. The oatmeal lends a beatifully soft and smooth feel.

D: I could see how this one could get tiresome due to the lack of complexity or the intense coffee. I enjoyed this from start to finish, but I am a coffee lover.

This has long been a want of mine and I was not dissapointed. Big-ups to jmhart for sending me this one via trade. Thanks Jeffrey! If you are only a casual coffee fan you might not appreciate this as much as others. Bottom line: high quality coffee leads to authentic coffee flavor. If you like big stouts and coffee, you need to get one of these.

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Photo of squaremile
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a real dark brown/black with a moderate head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and alcohol, exactly what I wanted. The coffee presence is very unique with a very smooth blend of chocolate and the coffee, I just want more! I brought a bottle to a wedding reception and the story of the beer freaked out a lot of InBev drinkers. There should be a bonus for that. Weasel poo coffee for lyfe!

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Photo of Ruds
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Brew Dog half pint tulip glass, reviewing whilst I drink.

2 part review in the following sense, part 1 - main text beer out of the fridge, poured half the bottle, part 2 - drank 40 minutes later when bottle had warmed up a little.

Pours a jet black colour with a good finger of creamy brown head that begins to subside and thin out after a few minutes.

Surprised at the lack of aroma for such a strong, bold beer ! Roasted malt, slightly burnt sugar, coffee and tar. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of smells going off here, just not as big and brassy as I'd have liked! (more smells now that the beer has warmed a little, more chocolate, stronger coffee aroma and a little alcohol)

The taste is a clear cut 2 way thing for me and no need to think too deeply and list 101 ingredients. First a wonderful bittersweet coffee flavour hits your palate, this then gives way to a real kick of alcohol in the aftertaste. I prefer the former to the latter as it is a little bit too much alcohol for me in the aftertaste. (the alcohol aftertaste is less harsh when the beer has warmed and more enjoyable)

Mouthfeel is spot on for a beer of this ilk, slick, oily and just the right level of carbonation. (continues to provide a good MF)

Overall a very good beer, but I think I expected a little more. This isn't world class in my opionion! I was expecting a stronger aroma and the alcohol aftertaste could have been better disguised, it strips away the wonderful coffee flavour a little too much and too quickly for my liking. Would definately have again though just for that first coffee hit on the palate! (definately improved when warmed a little, this resulted in me raising the taste score from 4 to 4.5 and the same for the overall score! Veering towards world class!!!)

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

A: Pours jet black with a very nice small light chocolate brown color. The head dissipates as expected with an imperial beer, but there is still lacing on the around the perimeter of the top.

S: You can really smell the alcohol coming off the top. I was expecting a much harsher coffee scent from the label description, but its still present in the smell.

T: Packed full of flavor with oats and a sweet (vanilla or caramel) flavor comes in the beginning, followed by a huge amount of coffee that has some bitter bit to it. The oatmeal adds some very nice body and keeps the this beer having a very smooth taste. Maybe a little too much bitterness on the back-end.

M: Robust and full bodies. Carbonation is very well done.

O: Mikkeller has surpassed my expectations again with another well thought-out and interesting beer along the likes that I like to brew.

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Photo of danielocean03
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Deep, dark brown. Very viscous, pours like warm used motor oil. Very thin brown head that dissipates pretty quickly to a tan ring.

S: Sweet and smoky, rich roasted full bodied coffee aroma, chocolate undertones.

T: Up-front coffee punch followed with smoky/earthy notes, semi-sweet dark chocolate, lightly drying coffee and sweetness in the aftertaste.

F: Light carbonation, syrupy smooth and thick

O: Excellent example of a solid oatmeal stout, highly recommend.

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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 gcasher
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle cellar temp
Big mocha head thin and bubbly dissipates right away
Smells wonderful
Tastes of rich roasted malt, gourmet coffee, and some bitter hops on the finish
The alcohol is upfront and burns, unpleasantly.
Overall, a delicious beer, but could be much better with less alcohol

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Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16.9 oz bottle, bottling date unknown, purchased 11/2011 and well stored

Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature Snifter

Pours a very thick 1/2” mocha colored head, which reduces to thin cap typical of the style.
Pitch black color, sticky lace clings to the glass with each drink but disappears rapidly.
Easily revived with a swirl of the glass. It is a live stout.

Rich, malty aroma of distinct, very elegant, and refined coffee, bready Pumpernickel yeast, faint hints of Liquorice, dark chocolate, and then as the stout warms the very rich malt comes back to battle it out with the coffee, in the end neither one dominates. Very complex and extremely enjoyable.

Extraordinarily rich, thick, intensely malt driven entry on the palate, followed by flavors of very fine, elegant, exceptionally delicious coffee. Massive mouth feel with a delicate acidity which is perfectly balanced with the flavor profile of this stout. Quite dry actually and this is very welcome and refreshing.

Very long finish of rich, deliciously bitter coffee, and very rich mouth coating malt, which clings to your mouth like glue.

Exceptionally delicious stout characterized by a massive body but at the same time a very refined and elegant brew. One of the top 5 coffee style stouts I have had the pleasure to drink. Just amazingly fine coffee flavors and mind blowing richness. Wow! To my taste no where is the 10.9% ABV noticable
Very complex with the aromas and flavors constantly changing. One of the most complex stouts I have drunk. Port like in its intensity and complexity. Like most brews of this style it is at its best at 55 degrees plus, IMO.
I would love to try this side by side with Founders KBS, and I believe this would take the prize, really!
It is of course horribly expensive in this area at $22, which works out to be about $1.30 per oz. Yikes!
Extraordinary stout and a “must have” highly recommended!

(On label)
Brewed by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø, Norway.
This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees, made from droppings of weasel-like civetcats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries.Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma.
Ingredients : Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.

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

Three Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Beers lined up. Weasel, Weasel Bourbon and Weasel Highland edition.

This is the Weasel.
Batch 470
Brewed de 1st 2009
From a 500ml bottle into a snifter.

Comes out thick, looks pitch black one finger tan foam. Head fades rather quickly.

Big bold nose. Tons of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.

Full coffee flavored stout mixed with chocolate flavors. Lots of bitterness on the finish.

Thick creamy mouthfeel, full body and nice amount of carbonation.

This is a great coffee stout. Almost like drinking a iced coffee. Loving it and would pick it up again if I saw it in the store. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!

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Photo of mjn5036
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had the pleasure of having this beer a few times; just finally getting around to reviewing it.

22oz bottle poured into a White Birch glass. This one pours and aggressively daunting looking black with coca-cola colored highlights that may only be seen whilst in mid-pour. A massive, crushed Oreo cookie colored head cascades into life. The head looks like an impenetrable force; solid as a rock. It slowly fades out of existence and leaves behind it some really decent looking lace. What a great looking head though!

The nose on this guy is almost what I was hoping for. Freshly ground and roasted black coffee, bitter chocolate and burnt oatmeal cookies make up the profile. The nose is really quite satisfying but lacking a few elements I would have liked to pick up on.

The taste seems to be on par with the nose, but then becomes a bit overwhelming for me. An intense wave of coffee is what hits my taste buds first. It is very bitter, and almost seems acrid. It is like a pot of coffee being made with too much water; the flavors are over-diluted and you are left with a lingering bitterness. The chocolate just manages to squeeze through at the finish but is too muted to help at this point.

The prickly carbonation helps the drinkability on this one. It is actually modestly smooth but a bit less chewy and viscous than I was originally hoping for. The alcohol is clearly present to me but not overbearing.

Overall, this one wasn't bad by any means, I did enjoy it. I simply found it to be a bit too much. The bitter coffee notes ran wild and subdued the other subtle flavors I was hoping to find here. I really wish to try the regular version of this beer now as I think that will be more suitable to me.

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Photo of chicagobeerriot
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours completely opaque black with a thick mocha head that creates some nice lacing. Can't really ask for more in terms of appearance.

The smell is a welcome mix of dark and milk chocolate, dark roast espresso, dark plum, port and tobacco.

Mouthfeel is on the thick side for the style. Very light carbonation helps create a coat-the-back-of-your-mouth oil slick.

Down the hatch. Although there is a very strong coffee flavor here, it isn't overly charred which lets some of the complexity to develop on the palate. On one layer you get the espresso and chocolate flavors, but the beer also has a layer of fruit and port that provides a surprisingly delicate sweetness on top of the strong earthy foundation. There's also a mesquite smoke note that helps bind things together. The beer rewards repeated sips as there are a lot of flavors to process that also blend well as a whole. As far as my taste buds are concerned, this beer is world class. I just wish the mouthfeel wasn't quite so thick.

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Photo of Lldeegan
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out thick and black with a small, light mocha colored head.
Dark coffee aroma, big malt presence, some wood notes, vanilla and dark fruit.
The taste is sweet and dark malt, with rich coffee flavors throughout and a bitter finish. Notes of dark, semi-sweet chocolate, espresso and vanilla and wood are all there supporting the flavors.
This is a full-bodied beer, rich with light carbonation, which lends to it not being too heavy to drink. Sticky on the palate and not too oily of a mouthfeel.
Maybe it's the fact that I know its made with these special coffee beans, but I really liked this beer. I love the coffee element in stouts and this is my new favorite. It's a bit expensive at around $13 for a bottle, but absolutely worth it if you want to splurge, like coffee beers, or just want to be able to say you drank weasel poop. All good reasons in my mind.

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

Pours out a pitch black, thick as oil, with super brown dark rich head, that dissipitates into a ring of brown lace around the outskirts of the liquid. This is what an Imperial Stout should look like.

Huge rich coffee, with hints of tobacco, licorice, really dark cocoa chocolate. An aroma of slight alcohol creeps through, but the intense aromas of coffee keep it in line.

Flavour is really rich cocoa chocolate with hints of caramel, that give way to big, fresh, and sweet coffee. A slight bitterness from the coffee comes through, as if it was freshly perculated. The front of the mouth has a hint of cloying alcohol sweetness, but it fades off very quickly.

You can't expect much more from an Imperial Stout. It is huge, roasty, sweet, desserty, delicious. It is only second to Beer Geek Breakfast in my book, but damn, those two are a cut above the rest. So easy to drink aswell.

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Photo of Ready4aHeady
3.29/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Tulip glass from bottle, purchased early 2014

A: Pitch black, thin tan head, lacing on glass

S: Unsweetened chocolate, faint coffee and vanilla, some dark fruit

T: Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, and raisins; gets sweeter on the finish.

M: Fairly thin, smooth but not creamy.

O: A very tasty stout, complex, more bitter than sweet. I prefer a little sweeter and creamier but definitely worth drinking.

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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 tbrown4
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap -> tall tulip at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD. A buddy tipped me off on this one being on tap, I went on over to check it out. I'm a big fan of what Mikkeller is doing. I enjoyed the "breakfast" version quite a bit.

A - Pitch black, thin off-white head, no carb presence, nice webbed lacing

S - Has a very dry aura to it. It's kind of hard to describe. Almost vacuum like. There's not too much to it, but it does seem to repel all other aromas. This really threw me for a loop as I was expected a big coffee nose.

T - Sharp dark roasted coffee note, savory and almost salty notes in the middle, clean sour and tart finish.

M - Medium bodied, slight alcohol warmth but not nearly what I expected from a 10.9% brew.

O - As described, this is awesome for brunch. You've been up for a while and don't need the string aroma to wake you up, but you want some of that coffee flavor. Full flavored and high abv make this a very nice early afternoon sipper. I'd get this again without question.

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

Poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip glass. A beer my wife got me as an Easter gift, been in the cellar about 6 months now.

A- A rather agressive pour renders a lively mocha head that came up to the rim of my glass. After a few minutes it settled down to a one finger head sitting on top of a deep deep black beer as dark as the night. Very good looking beer, seems like i cant get enough of the look of imperial stouts.

S- On the front of the nose i get alot of super earthy aromas followed by coffee, then some bready sweetness and some chocolate. Upon shaking up my glass and getting another deep whif, theres alot of smoky aromas. Again there is alot of earthy coffee. You can tell this isnt just any coffee in this beer. Not and extremely complex smelling beer but man, it smells good.

T- Sweet, malty, roasty, coffee followed by more sweetness with a very clean finish. Not alot of aftertaste here. Second sip renders more coffee, chocolate, some caramel finished off a little boozy. Like the nose, the palate brings up that very intense earthy coffee, fantastic.

M- Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, not thin but not thick.

O- Overall a fantastic imperial stout. Im glad i have since purchased more of these to enjoy later. I recommend this beer to all the stout lovers out there.

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Photo of DrewZ926
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a- pours a jet black body with a thin fading mocha head. settles with a nice mocha/khaki edge.

s- chocolate and coffee...after the initial barrage, i'm able to pick up some chocolate covered cherries, chocolate syrup, and some roastiness.

t- so smooth, mellow, and deep. incredible dark chocolate with bitter coffee grinds. as smooth as a milkshake. faint aftertastes of weasel droppings on the back of the palate (not actually).

m- hardly any taste of alcohol and incredible drinkable. aftertaste is as delicious as the attack.

would buy over and over if not for the price point.

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Photo of mugglesandhops
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Davey brought this and some other Mikkellers back from Portland for me a while back so we finally decided to crack one open and give it a try. Poured 22oz. bottle into snifter. Pours black with a big frothy tan head, great lacing on the sides of my glass. Huge coffee and chocolate smell right away and it carries on into the taste as well. Very thick feeling, creamy, velvety. wish I had a couple more of these.

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

A: As good as it gets for a stout to me. Dark as night and a nice thick fluffy brown head that fades to a half finger.

S: Coffee, of course, with a nice milky vanilla tone to it, some chocolate as well and hops

T/M: Nice and thick and really smooth. Very very "deep" flavor. Espresso strong coffee notes with really dark chocolate. Fades to nice fruit elements and ends on roasted malt and slightly bitter espresso. Alcohol comes through on finish but not overwhelming.

Ovr: To be honest, I haven't loved Mikkeller's beers in the past, and wasn't in love with beer geek breakfast, but this...this is a really good one.

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Photo of thebeers
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Near black with a pencil's width of mocha-colored head. Cream and chocolate on the nose, with just a hint of coffee in the background. Insanely thick and creamy mouthfeel, again with cream and chocolate upfront and bitter coffee in the backend. Delightful.

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

If you like coffee stouts this one is a must.excellent coffee flavour which shows how good the actual coffee they use is in the first place.not one of the best ive had but still very good and well crafted.

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