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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon Edition)Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon Edition)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.18%


Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 10-14-2010)
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Reviews by tpd975:
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tpd975

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rich rich deep black hue, tall mocha head good retention and lace.

S: Rich deep acrid coffee, hints of bourbon, light oak, and cane sugar.

T: Damn Damn Good beer. Very Very deep bold espresso. Hints of brown sugar and toffee. The barrel is there but the coffee is forward. Light oak with notes of vanilla and a hint of booze.

M: Full bodied, rich, deep, smooth, good.

D: Mikkel got this one right. Not sure what the others reviewed this one kicks ass.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 03:50:10 | More by tpd975
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HotHabanero

Denmark

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled. Pours opaque pitch black with a small, tan head that leaves a good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol notes. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A great imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 10:34:51 | More by HotHabanero
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aslamm75

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-11-2014 21:07:19 | More by aslamm75
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EastBay_Nick

California

5/5  rDev +24.4%

07-13-2013 19:33:13 | More by EastBay_Nick
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark colour, just hints of brown when held up to the light. Head is as good as they get - ochre colour, foamy and great retention. Lace is not very sticky but the beer just looks coherent. It just works.

Smells a bit odd, yeah. Spiritous, with big burnt, spicy undertones, but also a slight acidity to it. Definite espresso with nutmeg, plus some balsamic vinegar notes, and some strong Irish cream character on the back. Nice.

Taste is dark and roasty and spicy, but with a pleasant, almost tangy sweetness to it on the end. Lots of roasty espresso, peppery and some floral notes. Nice boozey sweetness on the back, hints of dark fruit, plum and raisins and a big maraschino cherry character as well. Big and bold and sweet, with a big booze character to it. Yeah, I like the mix of flavours. I like it a lot.

Smooth, full, not too harsh at any point. Amazing mouthfeel for the ABV.

Great big stout. Nice fruit, sweetness, roastiness. Yeah, there's a cracking balance to this.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 08:27:37 | More by laituegonflable
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Matagal

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-13-2013 16:20:31 | More by Matagal
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aged 3.5 years.
Pours black with a very dark tan head.
Nose shows coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, coconut and cocoa. Lovely.
Bold flavours. Lots of roasted malt and coffee along with bourbon and soft oak. A fair bit of booze, but not aggressive or sharp. Pretty full-on.
Carbonation is almost non-existent. Needs a creamier mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 02:29:09 | More by CrazyDavros
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml brown bottle that ive been holding on to for awhile. Shared with friends and poured into a matching Mikkeller teku. The brew pours black in color with a khaki head. A solid retention of about a finger. A swirl revives the finger back to the surface and produces spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is earthy with a mild citrus element before blending into more of a roasted character. It displays almost a fruity dark alcohol character towards the backend. Little to no barrel presence is felt here in the aromatics.

The flavor is bitter with roasty grain coming across like cocoa. Some mild citrus notes are caught between a hoppiness and character similar to what some fresh coffee beans display. There is a solvent burst of alcohol towards the finish. The aftertaste includes a very mild barrel presence imparting flavors of raw oak and an accenting amount of booziness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth in the feel and overall easy drinking. Having drank this side by side with the barrel aged breakfast version, this one had a more defined coffee inclusion. However, it was not worth the trouble and price I paid to acquire this. Your money is better spent on the non-barrel aged version considering how minimal the barrel impact is in this brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 17:26:32 | More by stakem
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marct

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-04-2012 03:53:21 | More by marct
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-14-2012 23:48:44 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-14-2012 23:47:46 | More by kjkinsey
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csustar001

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-05-2012 18:23:22 | More by csustar001
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-31-2012 00:20:34 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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decay_of_mind


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-13-2012 00:57:44 | More by decay_of_mind
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mulder1010

Australia

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ML bottle poured into a tulip
Thanks to Dgilks for sourcing this for me
Apparently 24 hours of Mikkeller for me

A-- Poured basically black. No light penetrating this at all. One finger dark brown leather head that settled at film. Pretty much stays that way as well. Looks thick and heavy. Good spotty lacing and obvious ABV legs.

S-- Oak and bourbon. Get touches of oat, dark fruits and seaweed. Combines to make more of a sherry really. Interesting nose but far different from the base beer.

T-- Oak, spiced bourbon, vanilla, salted chocolate fudge, tobacco, and a touch of dark fruits. Alcohol really picks up with this opening up. Hops have dropped off totally though.

M-- Slick and oliy. Dry Oak spicy bourbon finish. Lot of tannins with this and really wine like except for the charred sweetness in the mid and back palate that smooths everything out before the finish. Alcohol is still very present for a 3 year old beer.

O-- Really different than the base beer with the barrel treatment but I think this is at peak now. Radically different than US BA beers with the lack or just slight bits of sweetness as compared to the much sweeter BA stouts from home. It works as a quite complex beer that borders on a big bold shiraz. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 12:56:28 | More by mulder1010
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-17-2012 20:36:20 | More by JAHMUR
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to @epiclurk for the bottle. Shared with @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a lovely deep black-brown, with a somewhat subdued, but very pleasantly dark brown head. Let's face it: it looks like every other Beer Geer Brunch beer. But that's always good: big, smooth, deep and luscious.

Nose is smooth and rich, with some subtle vanilla hints and a touch of booze, which sits above the deep dark roasty characters which form its basis. There's a genuine spiciness to it, which is odd. It's not a big nose, and it's missing some depth and sweetness, but it's decent enough.

Taste is solidly dark and roasty, with only the faintest flecks of the bourbon barrel, giving a slight upturn of oak, but very little in the way of true rich, smooth sweetness. Instead, it has a potent, and admittedly strong roasty character, and the intrinsic smoothness of the Beer Geek Brunch base, but I'm a little worried that very little is added by the bourbon.

Feel is smooth and rather clean. But with a pleasant depth. No-one could complain about that.

Don't get me wrong. It's a great beer. Just like any beer in the series. Unfortunately, I would have thought the bourbon barrel would have been better than the average, and in fact, it's below that. It's disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 08:41:55 | More by lacqueredmouse
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-21-2012 20:46:47 | More by mtbdonn
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, Alex. Bottle into Narke tulip.

A - Pours a motor oil black, tan-colored head, thin ring.

S - Booze, char, dark chocolate. The nose is really boozy and the char notes are off-putting. The oak is also on "high" with this beer, but the boozy bourbon helps mask this a bit.

T - Disappointing, IMO. Char, chocolate, lots of booze mixed with barrel notes. The base beer is really just hidden amongst booze, char, and oak. Not good.

M - Full, rich, creamy finish, good carbonation.

O - Doesn't even come close to improving on the base beer. It's way too hot at the moment with too much char and oak to really appreciate anything else about this beer. I would say this beer is a "pass"...can't recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 21:03:17 | More by Sean9689
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 462. Bottle October 19th, 2009. Thanks to Jeffo for this one. Served in a Surly Darkness glass.

A - A generous helping of dark mocha foam settles to a thin ring and not much else. Black body with only the faintest glint of brown at the top edge of the glass.

S - Somehow all these Scandinavian stouts have a signature aroma to them - not sure if it's the malt sourcing or the yeast, but there's always this faint mixture of fruity yeast, sweet leaf tobacco, and sea air in the background. In any case this beer is dominated by oak, char, coffee, vanilla, and spicy bourbon, with hints of licorice and black permanent marker. Surprisingly barrel-forward for a European bourbon barrel stout - these barrels must have made it across the Atlantic in record time!

T - Taste isn't quite as enjoyable, with intense espresso, oak, dark chocolate, and smoke. Pretty bitter stuff, with a charry finish. Not unpalatable like many other Mikkeller offerings, but a bit too much for America's sweeter tastes.

M - The feel thankfully doesn't stray too far from that of the base beer, with a silky full body, smooth texture, lightly dry and roasty finish, and minimal alcohol warmth.

D - Not a bad beer by any stretch, but the barrel-aging seems to diminish the base beer rather than complement it. I'd drink this one again, but I doubt I'd go to great lengths to acquire it. I can totally understand the massive divide between the BA and Ratebeer scores on this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 23:32:47 | More by MasterSki
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dgilks

Australia

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black, really inky with a small, smooth tan head. Poor head retention.

Lots of oak aroma with plenty of bourbon as well. Some chocolate and caramel. Mostly just oak and spirit though.

Sweet chocolate and coffee flavour with lots of bourbon and oak. Unbalanced but in a good way. Intense. Completely different to some of Mikkeller's other stouts like BA George.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Good and well suited to style.

A big intense stout from Mikkeller. Lots of barrel and stout flavour. Good.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 11:27:41 | More by dgilks
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-14-2011 15:12:48 | More by bauermj
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 mL into a stemmed tulip.

Appearance: Nearly black, with a very pleasant creamy brown head that fades to a ring after a few moments. A little bit of lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: Sweet, dry bourbon steps in front of the dark chocolate, ca phe chon coffee, and roasted malt.

Taste: This has a bourbon coating to the regular Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. It has a very soft sweetness up front before dark roasted malt and a bit of tobacco step in. Dark, bitter chocolate and my favorite type of coffee come through. Toward the end, the bitter coffee and dry bourbon really dry this out, detracting a little bit from the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and very creamy, with medium carbonation, and a medium body. It is actually a little bit dry, which surprised me, but it was not off-putting.

Overall: I am over my fear of the Weasel, and I would definitely drink this again. The best part about this beer is tricking unsuspecting friends into trying a sip and then telling them the ingredients.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 04:31:54 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-05-2011 22:58:29 | More by Corkpuller
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IanRiley

Australia

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-28-2011 02:42:11 | More by IanRiley
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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.