Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch - Mikkeller ApS

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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 11
Gots: 24 | FT: 5
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: glid02 on 06-28-2010

Should be listed under Amager.
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Photo of GRG1313
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Adam who brought something to taste that I'd never even heard of, and a nice surprise it was!

Black with a nice dark khaki head.

Nose is all big, rich and full black chocolate and fresh coffee. Tones of creamed coffee and black coffee/bitter black chocolate.

Mouthfeel is rich, full and inviting. Thick like a coffee/chocolate malt.

Flavors are full, rich and assertive black chocolate/coffee and very inviting.

Could be considered big simple coffee. I find a wonderful rich roasted grain/coffee/black chocolate richness that makes this a delightful big drink.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Incredibly smooth and robust, the collaborative "Brunch" ale between Mikkeller and Amager culminates in a lush and velvety Stout that never discloses its high alcohol.

Its pour is lightly viscous as its black body pours on the glass with a creamy, velvety layering effect. As its cascade settles, the beer releases a creamy and froth espresso-like creme with semi-stern retention and slim lace. The beer prefers a brandy-like legging on the glass as opposed to trailing lace.

Boldly aromatic, the scent of coffee is evident. But not any more so, the notes of chocolate, walnut, and highly roasted barley play on the nose. Cognac-like alcohol aromas emit as does a savory sherry note heading into taste.

Its flavor is bold, robust and masculine. High coffee flavor is met with bitter chocolate flavors for balanced taste. The elements of char, campfire and heavy toast align with slim residual sweetness for a session of dessert-like taste with brandy. A quick vanilla finish is beautiful as it highlights its chocolaty and coffee taste.

But its saving grace rests in its texture. Its sultry-smooth carbonation and residual malts weave into a silky-smooth texture that feels like ribbon gliding across the palate. Finishing warm, the ale is masterfully deceiving in its warmth as cognac strength frames its taste.

Loving this beer, it hides its alcohols sneakingly well. But the malts wrap around the palate for full saturation of flavor for a powerful yet smooth and roasted taste.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

very cool beer, one of the worst labels ever (different from the one pictured here). a blend of beer geek brunch weasel with another danish imperial stout, tons of layers to this one. the coffee, which i expected to be front and center, is way back behind a lot of the heavy roasted malts, and honestly i taste it more in the finish, after i swallow, than at any other time. it doesnt come out too strong in the nose either, i am surprised how subtle the coffee, which may well be the most interesting element here, is. tons of roast and girth to this, a little perfume in the nose coming from god knows where, floral out of place, but appetizing nonetheless. the flavor has some sweetness, caramel and dark chocolate before the coffee comes in. minimal bitterness is appreciated, and no acid at all from the coffee. not quite as complex as i was hoping it would be, nowhere near as interesting as the barrel aged brunch editions, but its a damn fine stout as it stands. i think the barrel aged version brings it to life a little more, especially in the feel, but both are excellent. easy drinking for its body and strength, this makes a fine dessert.

Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amager / Mikkeller "Hr. Frederiksen Væsel Brunch"

Brewed and bottled at Amager. Imported by the Shelton Bastards. 10.7%. 500ml brown glass bottle with Amager branded silver pry-off cap served cold into a Guinness goblet at high alitude in Castle Rock, CO, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Reviewed live as an imperial coffee oatmeal stout per the label.

Expectations are sky high; I adore Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 1 finger wide. Khaki-tan colour. Gorgeously creamy and thick, with a supple soft smooth consistency and a shiny complexion. Full and rolling. Retention is excellent for the high ABV - easily 8+ minutes. Admittedly, it would be more appealing if it were darker and richer, but it's a great head overall.

Leaves a light even coating of lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

BODY: Opaque solid black. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Overall, it's a good looking imperial stout, but isn't unique or special. I'm craving the first sip.

AROMA: Oatmeal, dark malts, chocolate malt, milk chocolate, cream, a luxurious roasted barley presence, and coffee - with an ideal level of bitterness. Unfortunately, the coffee isn't as intricate as I hoped for given the use of Brunch Weasel in the blend; it's not roasty or rich, and lacks any evocative java character or subtle burnt characteristics. That said, it does improve as the beer comes to temperature, releasing more interesting aromatics of Vietnamese coffee.

Overall, it's a pleasant aroma of mild strength.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable. If I experienced it blind, I'd guess this was maybe 8%.

TASTE: Luxurious mocha and coffee notes complement the exquisite roasted barley marvelously. Dark and chocolate malts fill out the body nicely, supporting the mealy oat notes, cream, and subtle milk chocolate beautifully. Slightly burnt, with some subtle dark fruit notes. Subsidiary hints of faint vanilla and caramel. Cakey. Char.

It's very well balanced, though structurally it's sweet in the first half and bitter in the second, lending it an uneven feel. Well-built, with plenty of subtlety and complexity. The Vietnamese coffee lends it some nuance, but I think the coffee's intricacy gets muddled in this blend.

As much as I like it, I do wonder if the whole is more than the sum of its parts; I think I'd enjoy the constituent beers more separate from each other. Or maybe it's just that Brunch Weasel is superior to Amager's component.

No hop profile comes through, nor do any yeast notes.

Good depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Creamy, smooth, wet, medium to full bodied, and of ideal thickness. Impossibly soft, lending it an incredible comforting feel on the palate. The smoothening leavening effects of the oats is obvious here, but isn't so extreme as to veer this too close to a porter. Presence on the palate is fantastic, though in fairness it is slightly overcarbonated.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, scratchy, or rough. I'm surprised it hides its ABV as well as it does.

OVERALL: I'm always critical of (non-lambic) blends (I'm looking at you, Firestone Walker and The Bruery), and this - while very good - does seem to be muddled and unfocused, and never quite feels like a gestalt whole. I think Amager's component just plain can't hold a candle to Mikkel's Brunch Weasel - which is one of my favourite beers. This is worth trying, sure, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again. It does hide its ABV well, and it's very drinkable, but the toned-down coffee and the surprisingly smooth mouthfeel lend the build some awkwardness. Certainly a dessert beer. Good but not great.

B-

Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeffo for digging this one up and getting it to North America for me. Best before September 1st, 2015. Served in a Drie Fonteinen tulip.

A - Great looking stout. Ample dark tan foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving plenty of splotchy lacework. Body is black, with just the faintest glint of brown at the fringes.

S - The smell is full of chocolate cake, fudge, hazelnuts, and hints of cola and carob. The coffee has certainly faded in the last 18 months, but what remains is far from your typical diner coffee. Instead it's a very rich dark roast the integrates seamlessly with the other flavors.

T - The taste is a bit ashier and lacks the rich chocolate sweetness found in the aroma. There's still plenty of espresso, dark chocolate, and a bit smoke. The finish is slightly burnt, but it avoids the horrendous astringency and burnt tire flavor that plagues some Mikkeller and Amager offerings. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

M - The feel is fantastic. Silky-smooth medium-full body, with pleasant medium-low carbonation. The finish is mildly sticky, and lingers lightly on the palate indefinitely.

D - I really enjoyed this for 8oz, but I suspect it would grow a bit fatiguing after that point. Reminds me of the first batch of Brunch Weasel that was vastly superior to the subsequent ones. I'd have this again, if it were easier to acquire.

Photo of vfgccp
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A nice looking stout, but not the top-notch appearance that I've come to expect from Mikkeller stouts. Deep brown body with mahogany highlights. Light tan head with nice retention and ok lace.

S - Milk chocolate, malted milk balls, dark roasted oats, and a touch of vinegar on the backend.

T - Really nice. Burnt coffee, smooth porridge, cola, green bitters, cream, and caramel. Touch of hazelnut and vanilla through the finish.

M - Silky smooth with a medium-full body.

O - Fantastic balance with a flavor profile that holds up to expectations for a Mikkeller stout.

Photo of glid02
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Mikkeller pub in Copenhagen. This is a combination of Amager's Hr. Frederiksen and Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch.

Pours black with a one-finger brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of rich roasted malts with good amounts of dark chocolate and smooth coffee. As the beer warms the aromas sweeten a bit with hints of blackstrap molasses.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Well-integrated roasted malt flavors work well with sweet molasses and mild amounts of dark chocolate. Midway through the sip hints of leafy hops make an appearance before being overtaken by smooth coffee flavors that carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass with no problems and could easily have another.

Overall I enjoyed this beer very much however it's to be expected as both the base beers are exceptional. That being said I'm not sure if the combination of the two makes either one better. Either way, it's a tasty beverage and worth a shot.

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

Very dark brown colour with a small dark tan head. Good.

Coffee and roast aroma with mild soy sauce and a slight herbal note.

Good roast flavour with lots of black coffee and a touch of malt. Mild hops. Nicely balanced.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

A crisp, dry, roasty stout with some coffee flavour but not as much coffee as expected.

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours basically a black body (no dark brown in the light here) with a rather sweet aroma as I get touches of vanilla, chocolate and caramel before my nose is bombarded with roasted coffee malts. While I would say that the coffee is the dominant taste in this beer, it is subdued at times and gives way to a sugary sweetness (vanilla, chocolate, caramel). Balance is good and there is a hearty, dry finish to a rather smooth beer.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black as black gets, impenetrable. Head is ochre; small bubbles and retains excellently. Fed by steady stream of carbonation, with great bead patterns up the glass. Lace is thick and cradles the beer like a precious orb that contains the essence of creation. Just beautiful.

Intense booze whiff hits the nose immediately. As I acclimatise, I get huge chocolatey aroma and a lovely rich spicy coffee aroma. Dark espresso with lots of aniseed, berries and orange peel. Still get that ethanoic whiff through it all though and that could be toned down a tad.

Taste is intense indeed. Huge dark roasty bitterness upfront with strong cocoa-rich chocolate, pepperberries and star anise. Develops a dryness complicated by spice on mid, then huge coffee notes added at the back, big pepper and dark coffee with just a hint of honey as well. Pleasant, but I feel there could be more sweetness to counteract the hot spice of the weasel coffee a bit. It's really quite a hot palate with a bit of a burning sensation.

I actually feel the carbonation as well which inplies it's either a bit thin in the body or just overcarbonated. The heat may just come from the weasel coffee, not the alcohol so much.

Overall a pleasant drop to finish the night. In truth I would prefer to be sharing this bottle with a couple of mates rather than tackling it alone, but it's still manageable and enjoyable.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber size poured to a tulip dark brown near black with a small brown head. Aroma is big earthy coffee, definite hop presence with some pine, chocolate, more coffee. Flavor is interesting with big coffee and pine hops, roast, finishing with silky smooth and sweet milk chocolate. Has a bit of a metallic bent to it. Lingering cocoa and coffee on the palate. Silky smooth mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation and decent heft. Some dry bitterness on the finish. Solid brew, really wasn’t expecting the large hop presence.

Photo of ADZA
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another Mikkeller collaboration which im glad to be able to sample and it pours a dark jet cola hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a two finger mocha laced head and not much lacing,the smells are roasted coffee,dark malts,dark bitter chocolate and a tiny tinge of alcohol,it has an above medium bodied mouthfeel which feels quite filling yet not and is well carbonated and the flavour is pretty much like the smell with tastes of roasted dark malts,dark expresso,smoked wood and finishes with a dark chocolate bitterness,overall its nice and enjoyable without blowing you away definately one for winter though.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a blend of Amager Bryghus' Hr. Frederiksen and Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, called "Væsal Brunch Weasel" at ChurchKey. The keg in particular was 30% nitrogenated, as well. 4 oz. served into a tasting snifter. From notes.

A: Pours a damned near pitch black color. The head is a gorgeous one finger tan shade with fantastic texturing, fantastic duration, and fantastic lacing. I can only imagine what a full serving would look like - even in this dinky serving, it's one of the prettiest imperial stouts I've ever witnessed.

S: There actually isn't too much on the nose. I note roasted barley, subtle coffee, and cocoa powder in particular. This kind of aroma doesn't seem to justify a 4.25 score, but the way it meshes together just boggles the mind. It's like some warped, insane version of a dry stout brewed by angry Vikings ready to plunder America.

T: It opens with some light cocoa powder (as opposed to sweet, fudgy chocolate), transitioning into a coffee midtaste and a soft roasted finish. Where this succeeds isn't the complexity - it's in the top-caliber balance between the handful of flavors featured here. As a pure coffee stout, I wouldn't put in with, say, FBS: this is a different beast entirely, where the coffee quality is a subtle note packed into a big-ass dry stout.

M: This one is beautifully dry on the back end. Think Guinness sans any watery notes, and about 2.5 times stronger without really telling the palate that. This and, incidentally enough, the taster of Black Albert I had earlier in the day, are just about the only imperial stouts I could ever call 'refreshing'.

O: Holy fuck. This is something I could drink all damn day for the rest of my life. What it lacks slightly in complexity it MORE than makes up for in ease of drinkability. Seriously, this is an amazing blend...if only it weren't so damn pricey. If only...

Photo of elNopalero
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a dark coffee cola with a cocoa colored foam cap.

I found light notes of raisins and plums, oddly enough, with a hint of rummy booze. It doesn't smell very coffee-like, to me. I get more booze/rum in the nose. The flavor is astringent with some harsh coffee notes come across initially, but mellowing out over time. Sharp roast and a drying finish round things out. At first I found it off-putting but over the course of the sipping session it grew on me.

Photo of rarbring
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is dark dark brown, has a chestnut head a bit uneven leaving some lacing and curtains.

Smelling intensely sweet and roasted, coffee beans, figs, dates, sausages and some earth nuances.

Sweet brown sugar, syrup, burnt bread and wood, fig marmalade, sweet licorice, dark chocolate, bitter coffee beans.

Little carbonation, a thick body, smooth and oily texture, a dry finish.

Well, undoubtedly a lot of effort has gone into this beer, however now it is a bit unbalanced, too sweet and a bit too bitter. Could improve with storage.

Photo of cjgiant
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (no apparent date):
Pours a bit thinner then I expected, color little light of black. Head was minimal on a fairly light pour. However the little head that sits along the glass does provide spotted lacing.

Nose is a mild bitter coffee on initial pour, but the beer was just out of the fridge. Warmth slowly brings out a few more scents (strength never gets too strong, though), especially the oatmeal, and brings a chocolatey nature to the coffee scents. The scent reminds me of freshly baked cookies, for some reason.

The opening feel is a little thin, but also nicely silky smooth. Bitterness strength increases slowly in the long taste. The end feel is mildly chalky, however. Overall, despite the feel, I think the depth of the beer adds some body to it, medium.

The taste starts out with a hint of black coffee, but a creamy chocolate flavor is added to the mix fairly quickly. Next to come along is an oatmeal flavor, as well as some woodiness. As the beer warms, the opening tastes gains hint of warm milk taste to it, strangely.

A nice tasting beer. Enjoyed the blend of flavors, and the smooth opening feel. If that feel could've lasted longer and there had been a bit more heft to the body, this could've been top notch.

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Deep, oily black color. Brown head collapses quickly. Tiny dots of lacing.

S: Dark fudge and double chocolate cake. Lots of plum and black currant darkfruit. Blackstrap molasses. Leather. Earthy coffee has a late onset. Vanilla bean. Wafts of alcohol.

T: Black cocoa powder. Dark fudge washes over the palate. Leathery. Mocha. Earthy coffee with a mild acidity fades in and out. Smokey and acrid tastes of heavily roasted malt build toward the back. Black currant. Strong spike of boozy alcohol. Acrid char and dry chocolate cake on the finish.

M: Thick, rich, chewy, and sludgy. Low carbonation. Very weighty. This is a body that means business.

O: Blending two great beers together can only result in something more awesome, right? Not so much in this case. The blend isn't a terrible one, but there's no cohesion or harmony. It feels as though each beer is trying to fight to maintain its own identity, though they have been forcibly attached to each other. The Amager Imperial Stout comes out the stronger of the two, so the blend leans in that direction more.

Photo of Brabander
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this beer in a trade a few months ago. Since then i had it in my beerfridge. Now was the time to open it. Thanks to you Mark!

The beer looks splendid, no other words can be used. The smell is with rich coffee and very well burned malts.

The taste stays behind when i compare this beer with others i had in this style and that is a pity. It is only the coffee and nothing else but the coffee. The bottle was a bit too much to drink for one person. Mouthfeel had some carbonation...

Photo of gillagorilla
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Max's (from notes 6/21/13)

A: Two words: Pitch black.

S: Tar, malt, burnt, roasty and smokey.

T: Talk about hops. I asked one bartender if they had had this before to see what it tasted like and then I asked the one that served me if she had given me the brunch, which she said she did. This really just tastes like a hoppy IPA. I had some mead, a 2.7%/70 IBU IPA, and a saison before this, but I had water and food between them all. I got almost no regular stout flavors like sweetness or malt. It tasted like a black IPA, and the black component of it is the only stout parts you could taste. It was a bit smokey/roasty, but not like a stout. Also, I got pretty much no coffee, you really have to hunt for it and even then it is but a whisper. You get no alcohol burn either. I got very little aftertaste on this one.

M: Very carbonated and crisp.

O: Is this a stout? It was delicious but unlike any other stout I've had before or can at least remember. It reminds me of what fresh bigfoot is to barleywines, just super hoppy and tastes like a dark, malty ipa with some sweetness. This just tasted like a black IPA. Lower Overall just because of Style.

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared thanks to Mac, tried next to the original and port aged.

The beer pours a nice dark brown to black color, some decent bubbly lacing, Overall good.

Smell really reminds me of brunch weasel, has lots of nice roasty notes and coffee beans, dark scorched earth malts as well. Some black strap molasses as well and dark chocolate.

The flavor also embodies the characteristics of the smell, with beautiful dark malts, dark chocolate, burnt coffee and an overriding sweetness like a too sweet creamer.

The feel is good, carbonated and kind of sweet for the style.

Good but not amazing for me, interesting.

Photo of eric5bellies
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Stella tulip.

A - Pours a very deep Ebony colour, withe a two fingered tanned head that slowly reduces to a thick film that laces.

S - From the bottle some nice peated chocolate aromas. Once poured some vanilla aromas come out with some Whiskey fennols.

T - Up, front some very stark vanilla flavours and followed by some decent peated chocolate flavours, the finish is bitter, smokey and earthy but yet the creamyness is maintained.

M - Full body and a little over carbonated on the finish, but still retains its creamyness.

O - A very solid stout that will leave you wanting more. Thouroughly recommended.

Photo of SFLpunk
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Freud for this hook up! 500mL brown glass pry-top bottle. No date.

Pours a super thick black with thin light brown head. Nose is dominated by roasty qualities of coffee and meat, with some bitter smelling burnt malt too. Earthy and forest-y as well.

Palate is rich and viscous with a little alcohol warming and lots and lots of roasty bitterness. Coffee, cigar ash, tobacco, tar, mulch, black patent malt, roasted beef, charred wood, etc for flavors. Long, bitter dark finish.

Notes: An improvement on the original Hr. Fred, but not nearly as good as the Mikkeller BGBr (Weasel).

Photo of larryarms847
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown/black with a fast-dissolving light brown bubbly foam.

Dark stone fruits, fresh coffee grounds, roast, and some bitter chocolate.

Chocolate, freshly brewed coffee, vanilla, and tons of roasted chocolate malt.

Heavy-bodied, light carbonation, semi-sweet, bitter roastiness.

Overall, doesn't look that great, but the solid aroma and flavor make this interesting.

Photo of Mar02x
4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A gorgeously nice brown head, a real stayer with a good structure. The fluid is pitch black like a moonless night in Zeeland.

S - This is how every beer should smell, near perfect combination of wood, peat, booze, chocolate and coffee.

T - Again wood and peat mixed with a light boozyness, real bitter finish though. This should be sold instead of chocolate milk!

M - A smooth carbonation that goes excellent with the taste. A bit thicker would have helped the body this beer with an extra 0.5 point.

O - A real topper, among the best I have tried.

Photo of aleigator
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a completely black pour, with a stable, dense light brown head, revealing small bubbles at the edge of the glass.

The aromas in this come extremely well together, ranging between soft, berry infused milk-chocolate and earthy, slightly charred coffee beans. Its sweeter undertones of caramel and pine needles get gently wrapped up by the toasted, fresh crushed coffee beans. On top of that settle sour wild berries, creating a rich nose, full of different aromas, blending well together.

Almost no carbonation left (1.5 years old at the date of drinking), resulting in a very soft mouthfeel with an almost full body.

Tastes of earthy, toasty malts, together with chocolate-caramel cookie and a good portion of smooth whipped cream. The palate then gets confronted with a pleasant mix of matured, grassy hops and bitter, slightly berry accentuated coffee beans, adding even more earth to the taste. From this, a sweeter maltiness, as well as a gentle sourness, result from the so far established taste impression, smoothed by cream. Finishes with even more earthy, slighty bitter coffee and a slightly slick, long staying bitterness.

The brews earthyness is incredibly well pronounced, directly followed by bitter, berry enhanced coffee, with lots of cream to balance the subtle sourness. All flavors come together incredibly well, highlighting the roasted, bitter earth defined coffee.

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Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.