Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch - Mikkeller ApS
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4.28/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
10-26-2013 07:05:12 | More by BEERchitect
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
10-16-2011 20:25:37 | More by GRG1313
4.22/5 rDev +6%
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.
10-20-2011 18:03:36 | More by MasterSki
4.04/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
02-17-2014 18:30:57 | More by StonedTrippin
4.47/5 rDev +12.3%
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.
06-28-2010 16:58:49 | More by glid02
4.22/5 rDev +6%
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.
08-07-2011 03:20:47 | More by dgilks
3.9/5 rDev -2%
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.
03-22-2011 00:39:33 | More by laituegonflable
4/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
04-14-2014 22:09:25 | More by clayrock81
Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch from Mikkeller ApS
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