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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 1,997
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 312
Gots: 361 | FT: 23
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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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MiScusi

California

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks JesseTheHutt, JRhode, Jhamel for this!!

A-black, tan head builds up methodically but continues to mushroom after the pour has stopped.

S- coffee, some sweetness, faint berry/fruit that I also picked up in the beer geek breakfast.

T- coffee, rich deep dark semi-sweet chocolate. Mild tang.

M- Very thick, carbonation comes through very fine with tiny bubbles, prickly.

D- good for a syrup.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 06:25:10 | More by MiScusi
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer Geek Brunch, for it's nerdy name, is nothing more than an oatmeal stout with coffee. What's so geeky about that? Well, for starters, it's a 10.9% ABV oatmeal stout, which means you're pretty much guaranteed a tastebud meltdown. It's also made by Mikkeller, famous for excellent brews. But mostly, it's the fact that the coffee Mikkeller chose to add to this heavy-duty stout is Kopi Luwak. What's Kopi Luwak? It's the world's most expensive (and low-production) coffee, primarily because in order for the beans to count as Kopi Luwak quality, they must first pass through the gastrointestinal tract of the Asian Palm Civet, then extracted, cleaned, sun-dried, and roasted. This process gives the bean--and the resulting coffee--far more aroma and far less bitterness. Think it's disgusting to eat a bean that's been pooped out of what is essentially a fancy rat-monkey? Don't ever investigate how mushrooms are grown.

As for the beer, opening the bottle releases a wave of aromas that are both heady and profound. Surprisingly, coffee is not first among these aromas, but is upstaged by a wealth of lemon-grapefruit hops. Coffee does come next, providing a subtle roasted bean aroma, reminiscent of the wave of warm air that wafts over you upon entering a coffee shop in winter. Caramelized brown sugars, hints of fig and vanilla, and wildflower honey provide sweetness.

On the tongue, however, coffee is first, literally exploding onto the tastebuds as if it had been caged like a wild animal. This is darkness: black coffee, ash, tobacco, black malt, charcoal carbon, all of it swirling in a generative dance, mixed with just a hint of pure cream, a drop of vanilla, and a spoonful of fig juice and brown sugar. The result is beautiful and delicious: the most wonderful cup of coffee you've ever had, mixed expertly with a damn fine oatmeal stout, neither one overpowering the other. It says much that the massive ABV is completely hidden by these flavors, whereas in many other beers of this strength the alcohol is potent and vodka-like around the edges. Even better, the flavors hardly fade over the course of the mouthful, but resiliently march on, and it's only several score seconds after swallowing that the aftertaste finally bids adieu. Mouthfeel is a silky medium-strong, and carbonation is medium.

This is beer to make a stout lover not only cry, but seriously consider why (s)he isn't opening up a brewery. If there is any justice, this is what I will be served in heaven's cafeteria. Oh god, yes, please let it be.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 02:40:34 | More by jondeelee
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-01-2014 08:27:01 | More by Erik-P
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

zozo1967, a wonderful thing to share during a tasty breakfast casserole!

Pours near black with an absence of head. A clear coat exists around the glass upon swirling where lacing should appear.

The smell is very sweet with some dark fruits and the essence of molasses. The coffee smell is very mild as is the appearance of chocolate.

As seen in the smell, the taste is sweet with an almost mango flavor. The oatmeal and coffee is subdued. It seems as though the oatmeal is in there more for mouthfeel than taste. There is the presence of vanilla, but overall, very sweet indeed...but tasty.

Silky smooth in the mouth with not much carbonation. There is a bit of heat in the end due to the high ABV.

This is an excellent drink for breakfast and rather drinkable. I am giving more of a grade because it is unique due to the mango like flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 06:22:21 | More by TCgoalie
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pjkelley82

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-24-2014 04:40:15 | More by pjkelley82
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craftbeerasian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

05-17-2014 22:07:10 | More by craftbeerasian
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billshmeinke

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat three finger mocha head with kinda big bubbles from a hard pour that was a little too hard as it spilled over a bit. Resides fairly slowly to a layer of bubbly foam on top leaving lacing behind. No lacing after that, and the head eventually disappears.

Smells of dark chocolate and acidic coffee. Some rolled oats. Lots of dark fruits.

Dark chocolate, smokey coffee, caramel, some dark fruits and oats. They all balance and mesh quite nicely without any flavor in particular jumping out.

Full bodied, rich, creamy, but slightly acidic from the coffee.

I'm drinking this way too fast, so tasty. I need to get another beer geek brunch weasel to try side by side with a regular beer geek brunch, because I'm not sure how the different coffee varieties influence the beer. (Since this review was originally written down, I have done a side bye side, and I like the regular coffee version quite a bit better).

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 06:32:10 | More by billshmeinke
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-13-2014 00:06:11 | More by woodchip
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2013 22:31:21 | More by fdig23
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-26-2014 20:34:05 | More by ToddHolder
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cp45

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-07-2013 04:12:51 | More by cp45
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 01:40:41 | More by lunarbrew
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sukwonee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-10-2014 08:37:16 | More by sukwonee
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dsauter

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-23-2013 00:00:49 | More by dsauter
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-06-2013 00:03:53 | More by jsurfs82
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

06-02-2012 17:09:22 | More by JohnQVD
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-14-2014 23:52:23 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.4%

06-06-2014 13:44:31 | More by HoppySeb
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 01:03:46 | More by ithinkimasofa
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I poured this beer and it has a black as night body with a small tan head. The aroma has a roasted malt and chocolate aroma. The taste is awesome it has roasted malt chocolate flavor with some coffee notes. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall a amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 02:21:20 | More by chefhatt
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a CBS snifter. Number two in the baller stout and its friends tasting

A - Dark brown, almost black. Had a small mocha colored head. Not too vicious but had a nice thick look to it

MF - Smells of resin and hops first which reminds me of beer geek breakfast. There are also nice hints of caramel, vanilla and nice coffee hints to it. Has a good nose to it for sure.

T - At first, there is a slight caramel sweetness with a slight cocoa note to it. As the beer continues, you get hops and a smooth bitter coffee that comes on the backend. Leaves quite a hoppy resin on the tongue.

MF - Thick, smooth and creamy. Has a slight astringency to it that comes through with the coffee and hops that lingers on the tongue in the aftertaste

O - Good, solid stout from Mikkeller. Has a really nose. Overall I was surprised at how hoppy this was and had a strong bitter coffee presence that came through.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 03:48:48 | More by jeonseh
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2014 02:07:35 | More by jakea
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Quackus

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

05-30-2013 02:03:38 | More by Quackus
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

09-02-2013 20:26:53 | More by Boston_Steve
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fthegiants

California

4.75/5  rDev +10%

02-19-2014 22:22:37 | More by fthegiants
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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