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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

240 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 46
Gots: 74 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 09-28-2011)
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Reviews by Fux:
Photo of Fux
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black as hell, viscous, with a small dark brown head with a decent retention. Looks heavy.

S: Powerful flavors from the cognac barrel ageing come first, oak, booze, vanilla, chocolate and coffee.

T: Roasted malts, coffee, grapes, oak. Vinous with a bitter chocolate aftertaste and a huge alcohol backbone. Finishes dry.

M: Sweet and silky. Leaves a creamy palate.

O: A bit straight and boozy, still very nice. Would buy more if it were not so pricey.

Fux, Apr 30, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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The beer pours a dark brown color with no real head. The aroma is full of roasted malt, but I also get some oak and smoke notes. The cognac is virtually absent in the aroma, but really comes through strong in the flavor. I also get some oak, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and alcohol notes in the flavor. Overall, the flavor profile is quite complex and very enjoyable. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

All black, but nothing in terms of head, lacing or retention. Impressive color, but nothing else appearance wise. Aroma, reminiscient of brandy barrel beers, because I'm not a fan of much cognac, (unless its w/ my russian or black girlfriends) and yet I like the aroma of the aforementioned barrel, this one was similar, rich, sweet, mild heat, smoke & leather (although this was drank at Aces & Ales, where smoke & leather (bad 80s leather) is always in the air).

Taste, well as usual, the beer geek brunch series nails the taste down quite well. The coffee isn't as pungent, but given the competing cognac flavors, its easy to see why, but they are complimentary, so its more than all good. Sure, I love a straight forward big blast of coffee a la Coffee Bender, but this one really gives a more rich and complex attitude. Reminiscient of something like what Peruvian Morning brings to the table, its got plenty of coffee, but it isn't just a one trick pony, there's plenty else going on. The vanilla is there just a tad, something that was completely missing in the aroma.

Amazingly expensive, but since I was kicking so much ass at blackjack, I cashed out, paid my entire tab (4 sculpins, 2 cognac brunch weasels, 1 SN snowed in stout, 1 lagunitas fusion 7) and walked out w/ $50 in my pocket. Throw in the butt rock show that went well passed 3am, and it was a damn good night.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of jeonseh
3.01/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Dark, almost black, brown with not much of a head but more chocolate milk bubbles that sit on the sides of the glass. The beer seems on the thinner side.

S - Chocolate, light coffee, caramel, some Cognac sweetness and oak. Big fudge notes near the end that combine with a slight oak presence from the barrel

T - Booziness and alcohol hit up front with anise and dark coffee. As it goes on, the coffee continues to become stronger. Near the finish the booze and oak come through. The booze is really strong and gives the beer a strong kick. There is not much cognac barrel flavor that you get as much as a strong, astringent alcohol presence. Finish is lots of roasted bitter coffee, prunes, and fudge

M - Medium body that is a bit on the thinner side. Lots of alcohol and bite from the booziness in it that makes the finish really astringent.

O - Overall, this is really a disappointment. The base beer can't keep up with the barrel and the booze really takes over. It just doesn't have the nice cognac barrel presence I like in Cognac-aged beers but instead it just tastes like the beer picked up cheap, alcohol laden booze to it. It does have a lot of roasted coffee, fudge and dark fruits flavors. Overall, I prefer this without the cognac as it seems to throw off the regular weasel.

jeonseh, May 19, 2013
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acurtis, May 03, 2012
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3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250ml bottle. Oatmeal, fancy Vietnamese coffee, and cognac - now that would be a well-balanced breakfast!

This beer pours a solid black, with ever so slight basal mahogany highlights, and one fat finger of tightly foamy, bubbly dark tan (ok, light brown) head, which leaves a few arced swaths of ebb and flow lace around the glass as it readily recedes.

It smells of mildly roasted, not so mildly sweet caramel/toffee malt, bitter earthy coffee, melted baker's chocolate, toasted, oakey white wine barrels, some wafting herbal, leafy hops, and a simmering warming alcohol edge. The taste is big on the chalky cocoa notes right up front, with a swiftly pursuant earthy, soft java essence, middling bready toffee malt, some increasingly prevalent cognac barrel notes - smoke, vanilla, caramel, and vinous alcohol, and kind of stagnant earthy, musty hoppiness.

The bubbles are pretty laid back, just workin' for the weekend, the body medium-full in weight, and generally smooth, in a silky chocolate manner. It finishes well on the sweet side, the cocoa, caramel, badgered coffee, and barrel notes all finding little active opposition to their lackadaisical collusion.

Another brick in the wall, this. The base beer is already so bolstered by the guest ingredients, and to pile on an inherently sweet spirituous barrel treatment seems like prodding the gods - why and wherefore? In the end, it's not that big of a deal, as the cognac works well enough, especially if your sweet tooth is all paid up on its insurance premiums.

biboergosum, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mdvatab, Jun 30, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

25 cl bottle poured into a snifter.

A-Nice thick black body with a one finger chocolatey brown head. Fluffy head that fades into a frothy lacing.

S-stinks like stale coffee. This beer smells like two day old grounds in my coffee maker with a hint of dark rum.

T-Tastes like old coffee. Very little comes through besides this. The coffee is over dominating with a bit of a smoky tastes. The cognac barrels do not shine through very well.

M-Very thick with and a sipper. This is normally a good thing except when you do not want enjoy the taste. This beer has a giant burn going down and is super boozy for what it is. The alcohol is not hidden.

O-Not worth twelve dollars for such a small bottle. The original version is much better. This might be better in a few years once all the coffee has faded and most of the burn is gone. Avoid.

beerhan, Apr 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

beergorrilla, Mar 05, 2013
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4.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Has a nose of acidic red wine scents like cherry, oak and hints of vanilla. Theres a hint of chocolate and anise with little to no coffee. The coffee is severely diminished in the taste too. Its much sweeter and fruitier, more acidic in a lambic/sour sort of way. Grapes and cherries blend with chocolate/coffee notes & fade out into an oaked anise wash.

The only negative to me, compared to the original edition, is that the barrel aging seems to have diminished the head a bit so it isn't as thick and laced. I feel that this is a fantastic stout though.

DonDirkA, Jun 25, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Posting a review to give it a shot at a rating.

I like the 250 ml bottle. This size bottle is perfect for a 10.9% abv brew.

Pours black with no head but for a slight "almost" layer of small bubbles.

Nose is a bit more closed than expected with only minor and simple (although very nice) notes of sweet black chocolate. (Served at room temperature and swirled repeatedly to bring out the nose. It never really arrived).

Mouthfeel is rich, silky, lightly oily and creamy - nice, with a very light and delicate carbonation that's "almost there." I liked it.

Flavor profile is what this one is all about! Very rich, bold, luscious and inviting. Front palate of rich black chocolate that goes to rich bitter chocolate to a mocha coffee chocolate to an espresso chocolate malt character. I get only a hint of cognac in the mid palate and I suspect only because I'm looking for it. Otherwise, I get a rich and desireable almost perfect after dinner/dessert/sipping stout.

Finish is rich chocolate coffee to bitter and lasts forever. I like this a great deal.

This is my "perfect chocolate, coffee rich and bold after dinner drink."

GRG1313, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.