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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,274
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 338
Gots: 411 | FT: 31
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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 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!

Photo of dbossman
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a brown and thin but steady head

S: Rich roasted malts; coffee beans, raisins, and a pleasant but persistent alcohol burn

T: Bitter roasted coffee; earthy and woody with subtle semi-sweet chocolate flavors; subtle alcohol burn

F: Good even mouth coating; fairly creamy

D: Bitter with loads of coffee and the alcohol is present but it's still a damn good beer

Photo of gleemonger
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Archemedies
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GPHarris
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

a - poured a one finger creamy, dark coffee-colored head into a snifter that left good lacing and sheeting but it was gone halfway through. the body was dark black.
s - coffee and dark fruits.
t - oatmeal, dark fruits, coffee.
m - creamy, smooth, slick. best part of the beer.
o - really interesting and delicious beer.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ChrisPro
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2009 bottle tasted in summer 2009.

Pours jet black and side by side with Beer Geek Breakfast. What a different beer!

Aroma was thick dark roasted espresso with some vanilla and chocolate.

Flavor was beautiful bitter smooth coffee.

Mouthfeel is where the biggest difference in the beers comes. The weasel is medium bodied with decent carb, but feels so slick on the tongue and goes down so easily.

Overall, this is one of the best coffee beers in the world and, when compared to beer geek breakfast, demonstrates the difference of using quality coffee in brewing.

Photo of BillHilly
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So I have to be honest. I think that it's kind of cool that something I've drank came out of a weasel-cat butthole. Ewww, but f-ing awesome.

Poured into a snifter from a bottle. Dark brown/black with a very thick, tan head. No lace.

The smell is pretty goddang wonderful. Very oat and coffee
, with some chocolate and booze. Vanilla in the finish. Very rich smell.

Being that I love coffee stouts, mmm. G
The coffee flavor is Turkish coffee rich, super smooth oatmeal, slight chocolate, earthy hops, slight touch of pine, alcohol spice (also slight), with a cocoa finish. Velvet in the throat.

Damn good. More please.

Photo of BostonHops
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber served in a snifter glass.

pours a thick, motor-oil black with a solid mocha-toned finger of creamy head; lasting retention and beautiful walls of lacing. pretty much the archetype of an imperial stout, presentation-wise. very impressive.

nice, flavorful nose. strong notes of roasted malts, molasses, coffee, and some bitter chocolate. not the best i've ever smelled, but very good. wow, taste takes a disappointing step back. flavorful, mostly following the aroma, but much too bitter for my liking. improves some as it warms but never achieves top-notch status.

rich, creamy, full-bodied mouthfeel mouthfeel with medium-low carbonation. lot of hype with this one but i'm not overly impressed. real roller-coaster of a beer for me; ultimately, i just feel there are better imperial stouts out there, and many that are less costly. maybe the civet shit coffee is lost on me.

originally reviewed: 12-14-2010

Photo of Houser
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.32/5  rDev 0%

Photo of litheum94
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. No bottling dates.

Pours out a pitch black body. Not much of a head, which is surprising considering the style and the fact that I poured it quite vigorously. What is there is mocha in color and leaves some lacing on the glass.

Quite a sweet profile on the nose, with chocolate milk aromas dominating. The coffee is definitely there, although I would have liked it to be a little more present. Fullness from the oatmeal, and a slight alcohol profile pokes through.

Very dry flavor profile at first, with a nice coffee bitterness, that rides atop a slightly nutty backbone. Leads into a more full body, with loads of milk chocolate sweetness. Some fig is also evident. Finish is dry again, with just a hint of leafy hops, and a warming alcohol presence, especially as the beer warms up a bit.

A really nice beer, with all the components working so well together. Bring me more weasel poop beer!

Photo of Pahn
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a wine glass. Thanks to BA morningthief and his wife for sharing this bottle.

Appearance: Careful pour yields a fourth-inch light tan head. Pours a dark red brown that's translucent around the edges. Little to no lacing.

Smell: Very sweet. Smells like you took those caramel candies wrapped in plastic and melted them into cookie dough. Some booze cuts through the richness. Incredibly decadent.

Taste: One of those beers where you say "Wow," after the first sip. The caramel and cookie dough sweetness is there, but along with it is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and definitely some smoke. Despite the huge, rich, dessert-like flavors, there's a strong smoky, savory element to the taste, which works along with the alcohol heat at the end to keep the beer from going too far. It reminds me a bit of Southern Tier's Crème Brûlée, but puts it utterly to shame.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and very smooth and creamy. Just enough carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good. While its richness is tempered, it's still a bit too rich and dessert-ish for me to drink it regularly or even to drink a bomber without splitting it. That said, it's absolutely delicious.

The hype around this beer is justified. One of the few beers I've tasted recently that really surprised me with its flavor.

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,274 ratings.