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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,273
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 338
Gots: 411 | FT: 31
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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 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...

Photo of axeman9182
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Duvel tulip, Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is an absolute black. A more than four finger head quickly appears, most impressive. The crown is a shade or two beyond milk chocolate, probably the darkest I've ever seen, and it leaves a bunch of lace as it slowly creeps down the side of the glass. The nose is dominated by bitter dark coffee, but it's a type of coffee I've never smelled before, rich and bitter yet smooth and refined. The taste takes that coffee smell from the nose and marries is beautifully with rich dark chocolate, though the coffee maintains control throughout. Every time I have an oatmeal stout I wish more stouts were brewed with oatmeal, because you really can't beat the silky smooth mouthfeel. The alcohol is appreciable, but just barely, and it doesn't stop the beer from being very easy drinking for the style/ABV. A top notch effort from Mikkeller.

5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of impending
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of IBUnit63
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial pint into a Duvel tulip.

'How 'bout that...big 2-finger bready maple candy head with some muffin-like tunnels. Head retention is solid with nice lacing. Tops a milk-to-dark chocolate body that has some viscosity to it. This looks solid.

There's some nutty booze to this deal. Austere, dry coffee is powerful but there's a milkiness to the roasted chocolate malt. Only minimal tannins from any patent in there. A little hop pine and grass counter the nutty texture.

The sensations from the nose transfer to taste - very well done. What's added is a bit of sweet brown sugar booziness with a touch of raisins. Reminds me of an espresso with a hint of anisette. A little hot right now.

Nicely put together...silky, nutty and a little dry. However this may need some time 'cause the alcohol sweetness does create a little burn.

Look out for this one - it has some heft and a big bite. Sip it, don't rip it.

PS Don't read the label until you drink this...you'll know what I mean.

Photo of cosmonick
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 12.99. No bottle date but I've been holding it about 14 months. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours near black with about a quarter finger deep mocha head. Occassional small beads of lace.

Smells of rich cocoa, creamed coffee, mild dates and just a whisper of alcohol. Nice!

Tastes oh, so smooth! Bittersweet chocolate, coffee, mild smoke, dark fruits, wet leather, molasses and a touch of booze. Alcohol is very well masked by the outstanding mix of flavors.

Creamy smooth medium body with mild carbonation. Long mildly bittersweet coffee finish.

The coffee is much more subdued now than when fresh but the smooth blend of flavors and creamy feel are fantastic. I really hope this is brewed again sometime because it's perhaps my favorite coffee stout.

Photo of cdkrenz
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Stigs
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, served in a 10oz mini-tulip

A - pours with a thin creamy film of dark khaki foam. the beer is pitch black with light active bubbling. just a couple spots of lacing left sporadically around the glass.

S - begins with coffee (of course), lightly sweetened with some vanilla creamer. hints of dark chocolate, toasted nuts, and boozy bourbon.

T - huge, bold roastyness...not coffee at first but some chocolate malt and barley, slightly charred. a little sweet through the middle with notes of oak and vanilla, before a big bold earthy hop bite mashed with fresh, very dark roasted coffee beans. after warming, some dark fruits peek their head in.

M - body is a little light, with playful and slightly punchy carbonation. finishes somewhat sticky, chewy, and dry, with robust bitterness and booze.

D - gimmicky? yes. a little disappointed in the coffee profile, though taken as an RIS it still stands as a very delicious beer. great sipper, and a bit of a reward for myself for running my first 10K this morning.

Photo of Budinetz
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of lunarbrew
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of M1A2
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kingmaker
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JDizzle
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of gueuzegossage
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Jordy777
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ToddHolder
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of laxer8811
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jkane101
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dasenebler
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

.5L, batch 470, brewed December 1, 2009.

Syrupy black pour with a modest dark beige head. Laces in spots and sheets all over the glass.

The nose is packed with chocolate fudge, licorice, coffee, plus some subtle alcohol.

This is a huge stout. At first it seems quite sweet and rich, with lots of semi-sweet chocolate and molasses. Then the hefty roasted notes kick in, leaving behind a bitter, dry aftertaste. Definitely for coffee lovers, as this stuff has a lot of earthy, dark roast character. No signs of Weasel feces, thankfully. As it warms there is some nice fruitiness, with an almost blueberry character. Despite the bitter, roasty finish, this stout is well-balanced and insanely smooth. The mouthfeel is ridiculously thick and chewy, with fine, mellow carbonation.

Very glad to have come across a bottle of this, as it's one of the best stouts I've ever had. Here's to my 500th review!

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,273 ratings.