Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,279
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 336
Gots: 413 | FT: 31
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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

Photo of jarrgal
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dagubna
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Stum-pub
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Knoxrb12
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BeerImmediately
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a short, brown head with melted caramel edges. Body is the requisite black with no light or visible carbonation. Really nice lacing.

Smell is interesting: roasted coffee beans, almonds, and dark chocolate.

Whoa, flavor punches you unexpectedly with an incredibly roasty, dark bark bitterness. Bittersweet chocolates. Mouthfeel starts with the bitter bite, then moves to a rich oil slick - interesting. Finishes fairly dry though.

Drinkability is a bit rough, but the good flavor and rich mouthfeel keep it at least average for the style.

My recommendation would be to lay a couple down for 2-3 years and see if that smooths things out. I'll be picking up a couple more.

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3.8/5  rDev -12%

Photo of dcloeren
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Gosox8787
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from the bottle into a Smuttynose tulip. Served at room temperature.

Appearance: Pitch black in color with a dark brown, one finger head. Decent retention. Also appears to be a little sediment in my glass. Leaves almost a coffee ground consistency around the glass.

Aroma: The civet coffee really provides a lot here. Fresh coffee beans and espresso notes are both notciable, but there is also an earthy tone to the coffee. The bitterness of the coffee is balanced well with sweetness from the oatmeal.

Taste: The civet coffee really brings this to a new level. Earthy tones of coffee bean paired with vanilla and caramel. Not too much char either. The sweetness from the oatmeal and char/earthy flavors of the coffee are brillant together.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, but very creamy. The sediment gets in the way a little.

Drinkability: The ABV is hidden great, but the coffee notes are really strong and should be sipped slowly. Took me a while to finish the bottle, but I enjoyed it a lot.

Overall, this is probably the best coffee stout I've ever had. The civet beans take it to a new level and add a depth I wasn't expecting. Definitely wirth trying.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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