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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 38
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 10-14-2010

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 26
Reviews by tpd975:
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4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ImperialStoat
3.16/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance of this beer is probably the best thing it has going for it, with a thick mocha head sitting on pure obsidian.

The smell is vanilla ice cream, banana peel, alcohol and dark chocolate; maybe a hint of Bourbon, but nothing like I anticipated.

Charred oak, alcohol, dark chocolate, roasted malts in the taste, with an intense, medicinal, bitter after-taste - like that first spoon of cough syrup your parents shoved in your mouth as an eight year old. Also: ASTRINGENCY.

This is a sipper, though I'm not sure whether that's because of the high ABV or simply because it's not very good.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of WillyMac
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of claaark13
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm fairly certain that I bought this in May 2011 at Geers. Batch #462, Brygge 191009, Best Fore 191014. Poured into DFH chalice.

A - Looks great. Dark, black pour. Thick dark-brown head forms and sticks to the side of the glass. I want to drink this badly at this point.

S - Fudge, vanilla, slight sweetness and a lot of wood. The previous sentence appears appealing, but it really isn't. I didn't like the aroma much. Too subtle favorable aromas and too much woody oddness.

T - Dark malts, booze, chocolate/coffee/bourbon. Coffee is subdued. Burnt oak/wood finish. There is certainly a noticeable level of alcohol present, which is a turnoff with the rest of the flavors. Finish is slightly dry.

M - Nearly perfect. Great body, good level of moderate carbonation. I couldn't ask for much more.

O - Something in both the flavor and smell really bother me. The rest is nice. The beer is just too hot at 2 years old and just doesn't do it for me. I really expect more out of the flavors in a BA RIS. I will not seek this one out again, at least from this batch.

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.02/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small bubbly head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma is dominated by bourbon notes with light traces lactose. Taste is quite heavy on the bourbon with small traces lactose and some black chocolate; coffee is almost not perceptible and the end results are too one-dimensional. Body is full with will rounded texture with very low carbonation and not too much apparent alcohol. While this is still enjoyable it is but a pale copy of its un-barrel cousin.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Westyn
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtbdonn
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel tulip

Batch 462, Brygge 191009

A - Absolutely no light getting through this one and pours as Black as night, with a two fingerd tanned head that reduces to a thick film and laces.

S - Heavy bourbon aromas, with some beef extract a little expresso also.

T - Some nice balanced sweetness up front followed by some heavy molassis, with hints of vanilla. nice smoky flavour before a deep expresso finish that is boozy with a little Bourbon.

M - Full and low carbonation and quite smooth.

O - A little disappointed not to have more Bourbon in the flavour but not the array of flavours on offer. Could be a little less sticky and better balanced.

Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle Duex of the Breakfast Geek Weasel tasting.

Pours into a snifter.

Identical appearance to the regular Weasel. Dark, one finger tan foam etc.

Nose is quite different. Lots of bourbon on the nose in the distance the base beers can be identified.

Taste is not what I expected after the nose. It's the Weasel with a subtle bourbon and vanilla flavor. A bit more heat on this one.

Mouthfeel very much like the Weasel as well. Except that it has a slightly lighter body.

This on is my favorite. It fantastic, it's excellent. The big bourbon nose, the surprise of the subtle flavors... it's like a littl beer adventure. GET IT WHEN YOU CAN!

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ChrisPro
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.31/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mulder1010
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of IanRiley
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of stakem
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
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