Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS
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3.93/5 rDev -9%
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.
05-24-2009 06:25:10 | More by MiScusi
4.93/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
07-31-2011 02:40:34 | More by jondeelee
4.2/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
01-06-2011 06:22:21 | More by TCgoalie
4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
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).
06-05-2010 06:32:10 | More by billshmeinke
4.21/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
02-26-2014 02:21:20 | More by chefhatt
4.38/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip...
A - Pours a deep black, almost coffee like color. A nice one finger dark mocha, almost burnt sienna, color head tat recedes to a nice lacing of the same color.
S - Very roasty malts and roasted coffee right up front. With those same notes comes a nice fruoty smell mixed with some sort of warming spice notes. Nice notes of cream and chocolate appear at the end of the nose along with more roasted malts.
T - Strong, rich and sweet roasted coffee flavor right up front. There is also a fruit flavor coming through mixing quite nicely with the coffee; it is almost a light blueberry flavor. Some nice spice in there as well although I'm not sure what it is. Nice chocolate, molasses and slight vanilla to round out the profile
M - Slick, but still nice and creamy on the palate. Full bodied beer, although a bit less than other oatmeal stouts I have encountered. Very little carbonation.
D - Probably one of the best coffee stouts I have ever encountered and was definitely worth seeking out to try the infamous "poop beer." It was quite a palate smasher, so I think one bottle was all I needed. Will definitely be searching this one out again soon.
11-11-2010 05:56:21 | More by KAP1356
4.1/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
04-28-2012 03:48:48 | More by jeonseh
4.45/5 rDev +3%
Mikkell Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
1 pt .9oz bottle poured into a mug
No born on date or other distinguishing numbers
A: Pours a viscous, oily, opaque jet black, with 2 fingers of dense mocha colored head, with good retention, taking a few minutes to dissipate down to half a fingers width that remains throughout the drink. Leaves no appreciable lacing, but still a damn pretty beer.
S: Coffee, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate, with a subtle smoky character as well. Pretty standard aroma for a coffee/mocha stouts. I wasn’t blown away by the scent but it is quite pleasant.
T: A unique sweetness upfront that I can’t really put my finger on, followed by chocolate and expresso roast coffee on the backend. There is also a strong bitterness on the backend which I think goes along very nicely with the mocha flavors. The coffee and milk chocolate leave a pleasant lingering aftertaste with each sip. I wouldn’t say that palate profile is all that complex, but it is damn tasty.
M/D: So smooth and incredibly easy to drink. Medium bodied with low carbonation and a slick oily mouthfeel. No hint of the double digit ABV.
O: Overall, a pretty great brew. Beautiful in the glass, easy to drink, and quite delicious. Up there with my all time favorite stouts. The one drawback is the price, running $14 for a pint sized bottle. Because of that I don’t think it’s a beer I will drink often, but I do think it would make a fantastic breakfast/brunch beer when you want to spoil yourself every now and again.
10-01-2011 23:57:51 | More by zac16125
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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