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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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2,111 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,111
Reviews: 741
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 321
Gots: 383 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
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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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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Budinetz, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

kodt, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of danieelol
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Chris @ Slowbeer

Pours a dark black with a really dark brown head. Good lacing.

Smell is an obscene amount of decadent chocolate fudge. There's also brown sugar, soy sauce, umami, more chocolate and rye. Amazing.

Taste is lots more earthy chocolate, more complex earthy/rye notes. The sweetness which I initially get on the palate gets swamped by a wave of bitterness. There's some great caramelised alcohol to finish and of course roast is a ubiquitous but subtle presence.

Mouthfeel is good with good thickness and viscosity.

Overall a fantastic beer. Worth the hype and the money. Very keen to try the -BA versions.

danieelol, Sep 26, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Giantspace, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of jakea
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

jakea, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: yea, i'm biased to black beauties and this is one. Impressive head for a nearly 11% with nice lacing.
smell: Smells a lot like FBS, which means...great. Coffee and a dry richness.
taste: More of the same. Love me some FBS and this may have a little something extra.
drinkability: Seems if not a Holy War at least a firm disagreement amongst BA'ers over session vs big beers. In any case the skill in making a smooth big beer is becoming a wonderfully ubiquitous thing.

cindyjeffsmith, Feb 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

ironchefmiyagi13, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

gpawned, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

wiltznucs, Feb 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BKBassist, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Knoxrb12, May 29, 2014
Photo of nataku00
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a very dark and opaque brown with two fingers of milk chocolate brown colored creamy head. Head is mostly small bubbles that cascaded down on the pour as expected from an oatmeal stout, with a few large bubbles mixed in, with great retention before it slowly dissipates to a half a finger, leaving thick lacing trails on the glass. Really nice looking beer.

Nose is astringent roasted coffee, very sweet milk chocolate, fudge, molasses, and a bit of booziness.

Coffee roast is a bit nicer on the tongue, fruity and less astringent from being burnt. Nice light roasted bitterness upfront, sweet milk chocolate dominating mid tongue. Lots of lingering roasted bitterness, fruity coffee and milk chocolate on the finish. Not much booziness on the taste, but still a sipper with how bold the flavors are.

Full body, viscous with some light carbonation, really coats your tongue and mouth to contribute to the long finish. The coffee does really shine on this beer, rich, fruity and good.

nataku00, Nov 18, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

BUNZILLA, May 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

fox227, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

weonfire, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of BigMike
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So I've been sitting on this one for a special occasion. This being my 300th review I figured I'd bust the cap on it tonight.

A: 1 word....beautiful! Black as night with a gorgeous reddish coffee iced cream colored head of about 3 fingers.

S: Sweet dark chocolate with lighter coffee notes then expected. A sort of dark damp cave aroma with a touch of vanilla in the background.

T: pretty much the same as the nose but with a bit stronger coffee and more sweet dark chocolates. Also dome light smokiness almost peat like.

M: Super smooth. Medium bodied rich and creamy and oh so smooth.

Overall: This one meets expectations and then some. Althoughto expensive to drink often. I would definitely drink this as over again. One of the better coffee stouts I've had.

BigMike, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of jk3
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

jk3, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of joecast
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hooray! Weasels finally get to do their bit for the betterment of beer. 500ml bottle best before 011212

Pitch black with the darkest head ever. Seriously ever! Thick without looking too viscous. Had to stop pouring part way through as the head was about to start spilling out. That and the sediment was getting a bit gluggy as I slowly tried to empty the bottle.
Head was fluffy and held together valiantly for such a high abv. Eventually setting to a thin dark lace leaving traces of its presence on the glass.

Aroma hints at all the individual ingredients listed on the bottle. Not the I can read it mind you. Mellow coffee combines with vanilla and an oak and alcohol character. Very soothing on a cold autumn night.

All the exotic ingredients seem to take a back seat and allow the base stout to shine most in the taste. Coffee bean and dark roasted malt certainly contribute. Not a huge impression from the alcohol but you wouldn't mistake this for your average stout. Dryness comes through in the finish but it contrasts to the huge amount of residual sugar.

Quite an interesting beer but not one I would consider as a regular. Big, complex and tasty for sure.

joecast, May 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of mulder1010
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ML bottle poured into a tulip

A-- Started off as a root beer color and changed to almost ink black in the pour. Head is a dark chocolate color that at first was 2 fingers and quickly dropped to just film. Swirling the beer brings a little bit of head but not much. Little carbonation besides the pour.

S-- Lots of roasted malts, rolled oats, prunes, chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, you name it. Just missing the coffee. More like a liquor chocolate like kahlua.

T-- Big, thick, rich taste. Lots of baking chocolate, molasses, with touches of vanilla, sweet chocolate, and sweet milk. There are flashes of coffee but not a whole lot.

M-- A whole lot in the mouth. Starts of sweet and finishes off baking chocolate dry. More coffee taste in the mouth, get a lot of acidity from the coffee but really a lot of baking chocolate. Alcohol is very obvious. More carbonated than what I really would expect, still is creamy though.

D-- It is good but one is enough. A whole lot of baking chocolate makes this tough to get through and my biggest negative on the beer. ABV is noticeable through the entire beer. Reminds me more of a Kahlua or Tia Maria than anything else. This is a sipper and one to work through.

mulder1010, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of Patrick999
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a tulip a ridiculous squid-ink black. Slight head, not much retention and certainly no lacing. It leaves "legs" down the glass rather than lace.

Heady aroma of bright, acidic citrusy coffee and dense hot fudge. There's a lot of fudge and vanilla. serving as the foil for the coffee. Once again, outstanding aroma.

This beer is perfectly balanced between coffee, char, vanilla, fudge. Not sweet but not difficult in a dry sense either. I think this bottle has been aged at least a year, because there isn't much noticeable alcohol. I know some people think this is hot, but this bottle isn't. As I said, I think it's aged out.

It doesn't have the rich, luxurious feel of an oatmeal stout, but it does develop good viscosity.

Good drinkability, a little better than I thought it would be. Not quite as easy to drink given the ABV as Speedway Stout, but close.

Patrick999, Feb 24, 2010
Photo of JizackFH
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - This pours jet black in color. A pretty aggressive pour only gives this a half-finger dark tan head. There are some specs of lacing left on the glass.

S - It smells of dark roasted malts, strong coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. I am also getting notes of dates or figs.

T - The taste is of strong roasted coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some booze. The finish is of bitter roasted coffee. This is a great tasting stout. I really enjoy the strong bitter coffee taste.

M - It has a full body and low carbonation. It has a rich velvety feel to it, and it goes down very easy. There is a slight puckering bitterness here, as well as some alcohol warmth.

D - The drinkability is good here. It is a slow sipper for sure, but the taste is amazing. I really like this beer a lot. I would definitely try this one again.

JizackFH, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of AlexChillton
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

AlexChillton, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of hwwty4
3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 16.9oz bottle into my Boulevard Smokestack chalice. This beer pours a India Ink black, allowing no light to show through. Coupled with a light, 2 inch flat head really makes for a bit of an imposing beer. The head quickly disappears and leaves no lacing as the beer leaves my glass and enters my belly. The aroma is darkly roasted grains, a slight bit of cream and just some faint wisps of coffee. While the coffee is noticeable, its not nearly as strong as I expected it to be. In my opinion, Beer Geek Breakfast has more coffee in the nose. The flavor is much the same. Dark roasted grains dominated the flavor profile, giving it a mild bitter chocolate flavor, mild roasted coffee, and a big alcohol burn that is hidden pretty well with all those big flavors. The mouthfeel, while full, still finishes pretty dry. This is a good beer but for its price tag, I would rather just have a normal Beer Geek Breakfast. They can save the cat poop and I can save some some cash.

hwwty4, Apr 25, 2009
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 2,111 ratings.