Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 780
Hads: 2,549
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 340
Gots: 524 | FT: 51
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.
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Photo of frothyhead
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep dark brown with a nice two finger chocolate brown head into a snifter. Head is actually kind of speckled with some darker brown throughout. Some decent lacing as it drains.

Nose is bitter coffee, some toffee and milk chocolate, a little bit of dark fruit and alcohol.

Mouth is full bodied, silky and smooth, with medium carbonation and a slight dryness in the finish, but not much.

Taste is robust, bitter coffee with a solid malt backbone and some of that fruitiness coming into play throughout. Brown sugar and vanilla up front and a lingering bitter finish with some mild alcohol.

Drinkability is pretty good. Nothing pushing it in either direction, really.

Overall this is a nice brew. I'm digging the solid coffee flavors throughout and that bit of sweet fruit makes it that much more interesting. (818 characters)

Photo of dukew456
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into my Duvel tulip

A - pours a viscous black, with a moderate tan head that quickly becomes a small film. Spotty lacing left by the head sticks to the glass.

S - Chocolate and juicy, nutty coffee. One of the better smelling (aside from Peche Mortel) coffee stouts I've had. Bitter roasted malts also come through.

T - This is not a coffee stout for a latte drinker. Bitter and acidic, this stout also has a great berry-like quality that I usually find in higher-end coffees. Dark fruit qualities also blend mix well with the dry qualities of the coffee flavor. Less sweet, more dry and acidic = deliciousness to me.

M&D - Moderate to low carbonation helps to keep the mouthfeel a little heavy, kind of like a nice cafe americano. I'm telling you, this is a coffe drinker's beer, and I like it. (827 characters)

Photo of Mayhem976
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Extremely black and thick, not a trace of light as I hold my mug to the light. Small head, hardly any fingers are present.

S- Malty, traces of hops. To be quite honest with you I can't smell anything. The smells that do come through are very faint, had a friend put my mug under her nose...same thing.

T- Strong coffee flavor, dark sweet fruits are present. Has a wonderful robust malt flavor that I love.

M- Rich, creamy, and smooth!

D- Awesome! Has an amazing thick hearty malt flavor that dark beers should have (IMHO) can't wait to purchase another bottle. I'm buying a weasel tomorrow and feeding it fiber! :| (621 characters)

Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Black, flat, dark copper head, quickly dissipates leaving no trace

S- Coffee. Not very complex. I can smell a bit of the maltiness and some booze, but predominantly coffee

T- Coffee. Different than most coffee forward stouts. This is not a sweet coffee, and it is not coffee+dark chocolate, it is just coffee with roasted malts up front. The coffee flavor did not work for me on this one. It left a bit of a metallic taste in the mouth, and there was no real complexity to it.

M- Dark, chewy, viscous, little carbonation, alcohol feel- exactly what you would expect and want from the style

O- I always take value into account when rating overall- and this beer is just not a good buy for the price. It is OK, definitely not a bad beer, but not one that I will be revisiting. I like Mikkeller a lot, but this is not one of their best offerings (852 characters)

Photo of RyanJohnCrain
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

10 oz pour on tap at Bodega Bar in LAX

A: Jet black with little to no head, decent little carbonation though

S: Roasted malt, coffee, coco, with a nice alcohol on the end

T: similar to smell, with tons of coffee super rich with roasted malts.

F: smooth and thick with a long finish

O: very good beer and Im not a coffee drinker but this stuff could convert me. (365 characters)

Photo of SeaUrchin
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had a bottle of this poured into an unbranded tulip

appearance - poured a dark dark brown, with a half a finger head that was lighter than expected, moderate carbonation, slight lacing

smell - smell of roasted malts, coffee takes the center stage with a chocolate finish, smells delicious

taste - upfront is a bitter-sweet chocolate malt, followed by a moderately strong coffee flavor, finishes with a slight vanilla, bitter coffee, and almost sweet smokey flavor, hard to put my finger on but makes me want another sip

mouthfeel - i would have liked it a bit thicker, lighter feel than expected the carbonation helped lighten it a lot, drank almost the same as a cold cup of coffee

drinkability - if the cost wasnt an issue this would be a very easy beer to go through a few bottles in a night, drank like a cold cup of coffee, if you find it cheap buy a case and have a few good nights (892 characters)

Photo of bigsteve45
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Beautiful looking stout. Jet black with a creamy 1 finger espresso colored head.
Smell: Huge coffee smell. Makes you know that you are in for a treat.
Taste: Rich coffee and malt. Slight bakers chocolate. The most amazing part is that there is a slightly sweet taste to it. Very well crafted flavors. Taste lingers on your tongue until the next sip. No alcohol taste at all.
Feel: Thick but smooth mouth feel. The mouth feel of this beer is one of the high point.
Overall: This beer opened me up to the potential of Mikeller. I have had some of their other offering in their San Francisco bar but until now I have had mixed feelings. This is a serious beer. A must try for any beer lover. (695 characters)

Photo of DigitalHype
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saw this, for the first time, at my local Whole Foods. After reading the label, and discovering this was brewed with exotic coffee beans, plucked from cat dung; What self-respecting beer geek could resist?

Beautiful pour. Deep, dark brown (almost black) in color, with a thick fluffy multicolored tan head with darker brown flecks. Minimal lacing and retention.

Slight fragrant hop aroma mixed perfectly with heavy coffee and sweetness. The smell is unique and intriguing.

Nice up front coffee bitterness with rich roasted malts. Unexpected grassy and peppery character, reminiscent of arugula. Nicely balanced, if slightly heavy, alcoholic warmth.

It has a thick and slightly-sticky mouthful. This is some strong punch. I was a bit concerned about "gimmick factor". But, that is not the case here. This is deep, rich, and complex. Very well done! (851 characters)

Photo of kappldav123
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass could not look better. Deep, deep black, very brown head. Starts very intense and complex malty, notes of strong coffee, liquorice and some chocolate. Well balanced, warming finish, soft as silk. A bit sweet aftertase. An incredible good beer!

Thank you yespr for this bottle! (322 characters)

Photo of HotHabanero
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled. Pours black with medium, brown head. Fair lacings Nose of black coffee, roasted malt and vanilla. Sweet flavour with honey, coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate. Full bodied. oily/creamy texture. Flat carbonation. More dry with some bitterness in the finish. It it’s a awesome nice brew and it has developed with few years of storage (342 characters)

Photo of Josephkeene
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured at Max's Taphouse.

Pours a beautiful dark rich coffee black with brown coffee colored lacing .

Smell is mainly of coffee, alittle roasted malt and a hint of chocolate.

Taste is amazing, its purely coffee with little to no alcohol taste, but mainly coffee with a little chocolate and hint of hops. The after taste once again is around the coffee not the stout, excellent.

I love this beer and the weasel coffee take on it. For the cost its a must have, one of my favorites. (483 characters)

Photo of CWBlues
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting a long time to try this one. This was fresh into the store, straight out of the box, into my fridge, and then into my glass. I love coffee stouts (and good coffee, in general), and while I’ve never had Kopi Luwak coffee, I’m really intrigued by it.

Poured into a New Belgium glass.

A: Good and black, like I like my coffee. No light penetration. A knuckle’s worth of latte colored head, but it disappears quick, leaving a light skim on top. Fantastic lacing.

S: Rich, creamy smell, though not like brewing a pot of coffee. It smells sweet, with caramel and chocolate. A little coffee floats in and out.

T: Fan-flipping-tastic. There’s a rich chocolate up front, and just a perfect amount of sweetness. Coffee bitterness rolls into the midrange, and it’s bold, and blends well with the sweetness. It ends on a sweet caramel note. I don’t get a single bit of alcohol. Very happy I bought two of these.

M: Smooth, velvety. Creamy. Rolls well around the tongue.

O: Was definitely not let down by this. I think I have to get my hands on some of this coffee now. Ante up. (1,100 characters)

Photo of klaybie
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Note: I let this sit out for 20 min after removing it from the fridge.

A: Pours a silky black with a tan/caramel head. Leaves very little lacing as I drink. Head retention is good.

S: Smells like bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Not at as much coffee aroma there as I would expected but its in the background.

T: Milk chocolate with some bitterness followed by a subtle coffee flavor. No hint of alcohol whatsoever.

M: Very creamy and thick, light carbonation.

O: Extremely drinkable, no hint of the 10.9% abv in the taste or aroma but it sneaks up on you. A treat to have. (581 characters)

Photo of alohaspicoli
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured room temperature from the bottle to a tulip.

A: Black with a thin mocha colored head that dissipates quickly.

S: Excellent espresso, coffee & dark chocolate aroma... and I also get some slight dark fruit sweetness.

T: Bitter chocolate and espresso. None of the dark fruit sweetness from the aroma in the flavor, which is a good thing IMO. Very bitter with almost no alcohol. Bold flavor while still being super smooth.

M: Lots of body. Very little carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: I was on the fence about picking this up due to the price ($13.99 for a bottle here in NJ) but figured what the hell. It was excellent. I will definitely pick up a few more of these to have on hand for the cold weather months. (723 characters)

Photo of Buddha22
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

Black as night color with a tan one finger head. Smell is of a sweet coffee, with hints of berry in the nose. I can't pinpoint the exact type of berry. Taste is a fruity coffee flavor with decent bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is full bodied real creamy and decent carbonation. Pretty good drinkability for its 10.9 abv. Overall a good beer. (371 characters)

Photo of Nostrajonus
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours pitch black with a three finger mocha head that leaves intricate foamy lacing.

S-Well there is no shit smell. All jokes aside, roasted chocolate malts and bitter coffee goodness.

T- No shit taste. Rich chocolate backbone with a background coffee presence that is unmatched by similar styles. I can taste some sweetness from the oats as well, and the 10.9% abv is hidden well behind the complex accumulation of flavors.

M-The oats lend a creaminess that makes the mouthfeel very full bodied. Carbonation is subtle and spot on for this syle.

O- This is one of my favorite beers. I was hesitant when I heard "weasel poo coffee" from the liquor store sales associate. I was blown away by the complexity of the taste and smell on this brew. Happy as could be with this wonderful Mikkeller creation, a must try for curious stout drinkers. (845 characters)

Photo of TequilaSauer
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Collector's Boilermaker Pint Glass.

It's a beautiful stout. Black as night with a very pretty caramel colored head sitting atop.

Lots of deep mocha on the nose, mocha and dark chocolate. I was expecting a much more fragrant nose, to be quite honest.

The flavor is all coffee...ALL COFFEE. Some chocolate seeps in on the attack but it all gives way to coffee, but boy is it good. The flavor lingers for a long time on the palette. This is a coffee stout-lover's wet dream. It's maybe the most coffee-tinged stout I've ever had.

It's a great beer for sure, but not one I'd go to often. Still, every Stout drinker should have a go at this at least once. (675 characters)

Photo of Orangevango
3.42/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

The appearance of this beer is what you would expect from an imperial stout. Very dark brown with a beautiful Halle-Berry colored head. Easily the weakest point of this beer is it's aroma which reminded me strongly of cooked cabbage with black pepper. The smell was a turn off, but luckily it was not that intense. The taste is par for the course, but well balanced, containing mild roasted grains, coffee and a bit of caramel. However, the mouthfeel of this beer is phenomenal, on the tim of your tongue it tingles, in the middle it is smooth as silk, on on the edges it is a touch syrupy (amazing)

A good beer, but not worth the price they charge for it. (657 characters)

Photo of escapegoat
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark with a thin, tan head that sticks around, but not in large quantities

S - Coffee and Vanilla on the nose, not much else

T - Very smooth mix of roasted coffee and vanilla/cinnamon

M - Creamy - just like an impy stout should be

Overall impressions - a bit acidic, but in a restrained/pleasant way. This is how an impy should be - not astringent but bracingly bitter. One of the best you can hope to get at a local bottle shop on a regular basis. (456 characters)

Photo of worstfisherman1
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reminiscent of biting into high percentage dark chocolate cocoa, 90% or higher with premium coffee notes! It's dry and smooth yet not silky or bitter. This beer becomes more enjoyable with every sip. It is a great morning/after dinner/evening/desert beer! Enjoy! (262 characters)

Photo of Gary779
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle
10.9% abv
Batch 697 (Brewed 16/09/11)

A: Pours really dark (the beer is a very dark tint of red). In a glass it is impermeable to light, and the head is quite dark. The head after poured is about 3 fingers thick and chocolate milk coloured. The colour of the head reminds of the crema on a good espresso.

S: Strong coffee and chocolate smells dominate. They are shrouded in a veil of feint flavours, of which cotton forms a base. Other odd smells (that complements the beer) include motor oil, fresh cast iron, cloves, cocoa powder and smoke. The smell is immensely complex.

T: Creamy chocolate taste. One can clearly taste a good espresso flavour in the beer. A very bitter cocoa aftertaste follows the creamy chocolate. A feint taste of hops, chocolate fudge and roasted malts are also present.

M: Carbonation is quite heavy, but to my personal liking. Beer itself feels oily and heavy. Very nice.

O: An amazing beer that lives up to its reputation. (969 characters)

Photo of Samichlaus
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint poured into Gulden Draak tulip.

A: Pours thick, black and almost chunky like used motor oil. Thin dark brown head. Awesome lacing. Head dissipates to a steady brown ring.

S: Spicy hops, chocolate and roasted malts and a strong background of Civet coffee.

T: Coffee, chocolate, spicy hop bitterness. Definitely a strong and very different coffee flavor. Alcohol apparent in finish.

M: Very smooth. Medium carbonation. Warming alcohol finish.

D: High alcohol, unique flavor and higher price make a pint just enough. (523 characters)

Photo of TrueRates
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super deep cloudy black color with a rocky, root beer float-like caramel head. The rocky head disspates within a minute or two down to a 1/2 inch. The aromas were so rich and organic. Brilliant velvety oatmeal, dark burn chocolate malt, lovely rich espresso coffee, and a hint of dry hop. The flavor is just outrageous. Dark chocolate covered espresso beans, silky oatmeal, bright dark malt, bitter coffee, all with a great hop bite at then end brings the palate dry and refreshed. Whichever Belgian yeast was used in this beer made it superb and added much complexity. Astonishing how drinkable this beer is for being 10.9%. (633 characters)

Photo of MrELovesBeer
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a couple of bucks to burn so I decided to splurge on a Beer Geek Brunch after a previous conversation about the kopi luwak bean. (Would love to meet the guy who discovered it.) Got mixed feelings on this one, but ultimately leaning toward a thumbs up with the caveat that I probably won't be reaching for another bottle anytime soon. (Especially at $15/bottle.) Pours beautifully, not much head but what's there is a gorgeous coffee brown with some beautiful lacing. The smell is rich in coffee at first becoming more molasses and bourbon. After you get that strong coffee flavor up front - which is absolutely delicious - there's a powerful bitterness that is enjoyable but a touch overwhelming as it warms up. And at over 10% abv, that alcohol is there in presence and flavor. Really a bomber of a beer, big flavors, big price, big concept - really cool, worth a shot but not one that will make it into the steady rotation. (931 characters)

Photo of capn
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was initially hesitant to try MIKELLER's - Beer Geek Brunch Oatmeal Stout based on the claim it is made with civet coffee seeds. For those who may not be familiar, and I'm not kidding about this, some of the most expensive coffees in the world are those made from seeds recovered from the feces, thats right - feces, of certain animals (i.e. the louac and in this case, the civet) which consume only the most ripe coffee cherries and then naturally, excrete the seeds. Supposedly, the coffee beans undergo special refinements while in the animal's digestive tract and, I can only assume, someone then has the undesirable job of following the little critters around until they are finished with them. My wife and I joking call this "monkey s***" coffee and choose not to drink it because it seems to me to be only a trendy / snobby sort of thing.

At any rate, when reviewing something for the benefit of others you must keep an open mind so I tried it; besides, the 10.9 % ABV had to kill anything the civet left behind... right? When I opened the bottle I detected immediate notes of black coffee, hops, and perhaps bitter chocolate. The pour revealed a beautiful black color and a chocolate-brown head with the consistency of whipped cream. Some ran down the side of the glass and when it re-condensed on the counter it actually stuck a little bit when I wiped it up, demonstrating its viscosity. Once the head finally laid down I was able to take my first sip which revealed the same flavors that had been detected in its aroma. As I drank it down it left substantial lace that was more like a set of curtains. Kidding aside, this was a good beer and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the qualities of a good stout.

I wish you Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
The Cap'n (1,817 characters)

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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