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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,398
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 335
Gots: 484 | FT: 48
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
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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4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split with Wiseman Zach and JustinA1.

Poured into a Cigar City snifter.

Appearance: Pours out dark and incredibly viscous, producing a huge, foamy, brown head. That head quickly dissipates to a creamy halo; a thin film floats on top of the beer. Body is opaque and very thick-looking. Not a whole lot of lacing.

Smell: Chocolate syrup, oats, cream, and bold, unique coffee aromas. Rich, smoky, sweet, and bold. As it warms, I get maple syrup. Lovely combination of aromas!

Taste: Dark chocolate mousse, molasses, roasted malt, vanilla, and unique coffee-like components. Oats play a nice role. Flavor profile is complex and well-balanced. Finishes mildly bitter, and leaves a nice, dark chocolate flavor lingering in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very thick, rich, and gritty. Finishes sweet; really conceals the alcohol well. Lots of particulate in this beer, especially toward the bottom - this was a turn-off for Justin and Zach.

Drinkability: Wish I got more than just 5-6 ounces of this. Complex and smooth. Mmmmm....

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed over a delicious brunch egg bake prepared by TCGoalie.

Pours a very dark blackish brown with a bit of a yellow tint around the edges. It has almost no head, and what little head there is fades almost immediately. Really not much lace, just some particles clinging to the glass.

The aroma is quite different. Very sweet with an interesting sort of fruity chocolate aroma. Just a tiny amount of roasted malt, some vanilla and a bit of alcohol round out the flavor. As the beer warms some very earthy coffee aroma pokes through, but it is still fairly subdued.

There is a bit more coffee in the flavor, but it is still mostly sweet and fruity with very nice chocolate notes. I also am picking up a good amount of vanilla. In fact, the vanilla combined with a hit of alcohol makes it taste sort of like vanilla extract. The sweetness is well balanced with the coffee bitterness and all the flavors seem very well integrated.

Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of a slick smoothness to it. Carbonation is low, but quite nice. The finish very good with just a bit of coffee dryness. The mouthfeel has a bit of softness to it even.

Very drinkable even though some of the ABV shows through. It goes down quite well and it is so different from many other coffee stouts that it makes it fun to drink. This is a nice departure from the norm and is definitely more than just a gimmick.

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3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml from Willow Park in Calgary, batch 4?. best before 011212.

Pours a jet black with a beautiful cascading cappuccino head which leaves sticky lacing down the glass.

Nose is a mellow, smooth roasted espresso bean smell, hint of chocolate and roasted malt, perhaps a bit of milky sweetness.

Whoah, the nose does not warn you for the punch the flavor packs. Cold espresso, booze, loads of bitter roast, light milk chocolate sweetness, molasses, bit of hop greenness in the finish, chocolate fudge cake, medium body, certainly not the milkshake thickness that many Impys are, bit of ethanol fumes in the finish.

Man, I love the big bold flavors but the alcohol is just too prominent at this point to consider this a complete success. The coffee notes are sublime, the sweetness nicely restrained and balanced, the flavor rich - the booze just holds this back at this point. Would love to try an aged one to see if this changes in even 6 months time.

Edit: As it warms, the booze turns a little to sticky sweetness. Also, lots of 'sludge' left at the bottom of the glass - residual sugars?

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on 3-16-12

Appearance: completely black and opaque with a big tan head that leaves behind a ring and lacing.

Smell: all coffee at first, with a huge deep malt character and a good bit of age. Very complex and interesting.

Taste: all coffee up front followed by big flavors of anise, chocolate and a strong burnt character. Enormously complex and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, and awesome. Perfect for the flavors.

Overall: an outstanding beer that I will look for whenever I can.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fighting with Shelton is worth it for bottles like this.

Ink black body beneath a large, dense, mocha colored head. I think I can see fine pieces of coffee grounds in the head.

The aroma shows undertones of coffee and roasted malt, but my nose seems to focus on abundant fig notes. Actually reminds me of my mom's bacon wrapped dates. As my glass warmed I realized I may have served this too cold. Earthy coffee notes have replaced figs as the central aroma.

Holy crap, that is intense! The palate is far more balanced than the aroma. Coffee shows much more here. I have never tasted Civet coffee, but if this is what its like, I need to buy some whatever the cost. Rich, intense, slightly earthy coffee flavor but the bitterness is mild to medium. There are some darck chocolate notes and a hint of the fig that seemed so big on the nose. No noticeable hop flavor, though a lingering bitterness adds balance. Insanely good, a major improvement over Beer Geek Breakfast, and I didn't think that beer could be improved.

The body is just as impressive as the flavor. Super velvety feel, creamy smooth goodness with enough carbonation to prevent a syrupy mess.

I wondered how different this would be from BG Breakfast. Would I notice the Civet coffee? Would it really change the beer? The answer is yes on both counts. The Civet coffee is extraordinary and it greatly enhances the beer. That and pitch perfect mouthfeel make this one of the better Stouts I have had and allow me to fell better about the money I dropped on this 16.9oz bottle. If you find it, buy it!

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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