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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,351
Reviews: 757
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 330
Gots: 464 | FT: 40
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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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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMoney575
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.

Photo of JDizzle
4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BradLikesBrew
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!

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

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of elgiacomo
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle, recent batch delivered to Georgia so quite fresh. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a good sized dark brown head that recedes to a light cap and ring and leaves some nice drippy lacing.

The aroma is some of the most rich and premium coffee I've ever encountered in a beer, fantastic! While the coffee is the star of the show, the supporting cast consists of chocolate, rich roasted malts, hints of dark fruit, caramel and bread. Excellent strength.

As good as the aroma is, the flavor is even better....coffee heaven! Wow. Absolutely intense coffee experience...perhaps the best I've ever encountered in a beer. Also features some really nice rich chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of dark fruit and caramel. Alcohol is very well hidden for this level of ABV.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, very creamy and soft, low carbonation.

I may have just found my new favorite coffee stout which is saying a lot as it is one of my favorite styles. Words just can't describe...

Photo of axeman9182
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Duvel tulip, Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is an absolute black. A more than four finger head quickly appears, most impressive. The crown is a shade or two beyond milk chocolate, probably the darkest I've ever seen, and it leaves a bunch of lace as it slowly creeps down the side of the glass. The nose is dominated by bitter dark coffee, but it's a type of coffee I've never smelled before, rich and bitter yet smooth and refined. The taste takes that coffee smell from the nose and marries is beautifully with rich dark chocolate, though the coffee maintains control throughout. Every time I have an oatmeal stout I wish more stouts were brewed with oatmeal, because you really can't beat the silky smooth mouthfeel. The alcohol is appreciable, but just barely, and it doesn't stop the beer from being very easy drinking for the style/ABV. A top notch effort from Mikkeller.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of IBUnit63
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial pint into a Duvel tulip.

'How 'bout that...big 2-finger bready maple candy head with some muffin-like tunnels. Head retention is solid with nice lacing. Tops a milk-to-dark chocolate body that has some viscosity to it. This looks solid.

There's some nutty booze to this deal. Austere, dry coffee is powerful but there's a milkiness to the roasted chocolate malt. Only minimal tannins from any patent in there. A little hop pine and grass counter the nutty texture.

The sensations from the nose transfer to taste - very well done. What's added is a bit of sweet brown sugar booziness with a touch of raisins. Reminds me of an espresso with a hint of anisette. A little hot right now.

Nicely put together...silky, nutty and a little dry. However this may need some time 'cause the alcohol sweetness does create a little burn.

Look out for this one - it has some heft and a big bite. Sip it, don't rip it.

PS Don't read the label until you drink this...you'll know what I mean.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Stigs
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, served in a 10oz mini-tulip

A - pours with a thin creamy film of dark khaki foam. the beer is pitch black with light active bubbling. just a couple spots of lacing left sporadically around the glass.

S - begins with coffee (of course), lightly sweetened with some vanilla creamer. hints of dark chocolate, toasted nuts, and boozy bourbon.

T - huge, bold roastyness...not coffee at first but some chocolate malt and barley, slightly charred. a little sweet through the middle with notes of oak and vanilla, before a big bold earthy hop bite mashed with fresh, very dark roasted coffee beans. after warming, some dark fruits peek their head in.

M - body is a little light, with playful and slightly punchy carbonation. finishes somewhat sticky, chewy, and dry, with robust bitterness and booze.

D - gimmicky? yes. a little disappointed in the coffee profile, though taken as an RIS it still stands as a very delicious beer. great sipper, and a bit of a reward for myself for running my first 10K this morning.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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