Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition - Mikkeller ApS

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252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 51
Gots: 76 | FT: 8
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Denmark

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 09-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small, 250ml bottle purchased from Beer Cartel in Sydney.

Yep, it looks like the others in the series. Deep, dark black, with a crackling, and very dark chocolate brown head formed mostly from the perturbation of the body. Body is chewy and thick, and despite the apparent lack of true head, contains some fine dark carbonation. Moreover, swirling gives some serious legs and the fluid slides slowly down the inside of the glass. Awesome looking beer.

Nose is everything you want in a BGB beer. Big, rich and fluid, with soft tones of toffee and chocolate, and piquant tones of coffee and a spiciness like capsaicin. What's more, it's full, thick, rich and juicy, and caresses and embraces your nostrils with its sinuous potency. There's a volatile bite to it, quite possible from the cognac barrels, but the cognac doesn't provide too much flavour of its own—it just lets the wonderful flavours of the beer express themselves on their own.

The taste is just as good. Big, potent roastedness, with a sharp coffee overtone, all mellowed by the exceptional smoothness the comes from the residual body. Here, the cognac is perhaps a bit more noticeable: when the back end drops out a little, I'm left with a fragrant, biting and yet ephemeral spirit character: just like a refined brandy. It gives it a bit more oomph, and a touch of uniqueness.

Feel is everything you want. Smooth, but clear. Rich, but with a lilt and dance to it. It sensuous.

Overall, this is again excellent stuff, from an excellent series, from an excellent brewer. I feel a bit like this is a less distinct entry in the Beer Geek Brunch range, but that just means it's close to its rich, enjoyable core.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of jeonseh
3.07/5  rDev -25.5%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Photo of beerhan
3.04/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

Photo of DonDirkA
4.97/5  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.

Photo of GRG1313
4.45/5  rDev +8%
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."

Photo of SpdKilz
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Given to me for free by my local beer store guy. Thanks Chris!

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a dark viscosity and about a half finger of tan head that dissipates relatively fast leaving slight lacing.

Smell – Cognac notes, slight coffee, nice roasted malts, dark fruits such as plums and prunes. A bit of licorice.

Taste – Char up front giving a dry flavor. This then fades to bittersweet cocoa and then black sweet molasses. Sweet licorice comes through at the end along with the dark fruits. Starts bittersweet and dry and ends on a sweeter note.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, lower carbonation, finishes nice and dry.

Overall – A pretty good beer…though one I would have never tried had it not been given to me. Honestly, not worth the price tag in my opinion, though again not a bad beer.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch brown head that went away quickly. There's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, cognac, chocolate, coffee and some dark fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, cognac, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and some oak. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good overall brew. It was nice to try once, but it's pricey at $12.99 a bottle. I'm not sure if I'd buy it again at that price.

Photo of nataku00
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer is pitch black with an oily film on the pour. No head formation, but a few bubbles at the edges. Plenty of alcohol feet, slick and oily looking.

Nose is dark roasted coffee, dark fruit and dark chocolate, and fairly decent cognac aroma, light oak with orange, wine and caramel.

A bit cognac dominated in the tongue. Plenty of the spirit present with the spice and lighter fruits hitting the tongue. A bit of the dark chocolate and coffee tries to fight through in the middle of the tongue as the beer warms more, but still spirit heavy, with an oak finish.

Medium body and very oily, with the barest hint of carbonation. Pretty smooth drink, though more cognac flavored than the base beer, which is a bit disappointing.

Photo of jegross2
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewing the Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Cognac Edition) from Mikkeller.
Score: 82

2012 vintage bottle served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 07/30/12. A hearty thank you to Bryan Hernandez for buying me a bottle of this to celebrate the completion of the Illinois Bar Exam.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark coffee color. Served with a finger of fudgey brown head that totally settles. No lacing or retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Sharp, sweet red grape and cherry aromas. Cognac, ample "wood" and "barrel" that is not very blended into the aroma so much as it stands out. Coffee too. 3.5/5

Taste: Burnt, acrid coffee, "barrel and wood" flavor, cherry, red grape sweetness and fudge. Sweet and overly acidic. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, minimal carbonation. Sticky, acrid and sweet mouthfeel. 2/5

Overall: Rather than it being an integrating component, I am tasting/smelling too much "barrel" here. This beer is also way too acidic. The right flavor components for a potentially delicious beer are here, but there are too many pieces that do not seem to coalesce so much as they simply stand out. After this beer, I think I'm absolutely done with Mikkeller beers. Beer Geek Rodeo (a collaboration with Jester King) gave me hope, but Mikkeller is quite frankly entirely too expensive for what they are and they seem to miss substantially more often with their experiments than they hit. 8.5 oz's seems like a cheap sized pour, but I assure you it's harder to finish a bottle of this than you would otherwise believe.

Recommendation: Skip this one; it is incredibly overpriced.

Pairings: Green apples and honey.

Cost: $14.99 for an 8.5 oz beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-28-2012 05:52:48
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Photo of jsanford
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black with brown edges and a thin, coffee-colored ring on haze. Definitely getting those typical Weasel aromas of intense coffee, dark malt, and chocolate, with a touch of oak. Not really getting any of the Cognac here. Luckily, the Cognac character shows up nicely in the taste. More strong coffee, dark & sweet malts, chocolate, and rum-soaked raisins. Sweet, rich, and definitely decadent. Mouthfeel is big and full, velvet-smooth, with a full body and fairly low carbonation. Overall a really nice take on the Weasel, but definitely pricey at +$16.00.

Photo of yamar68
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with no sense of clarity - a thin light brown cap fades out to a dense retaining ring, nice boozy lacing.

Pretty massive nose... syrupy plum qualities, creamy latte, soft chocolate, figs, faint caramel, extreme sense of balance, well incorporated booze character.

Cognac plays a wonderfully dominant role. The coffee has faded slightly into bitterness, maple syrup, overripe cherries, goes surprisingly well with a bowl of spicy wild rice soup!

This is one of those beers that doesn't need to be drinkable - it's a dessert beer - the feel is excellent and finish is rich and bittersweet. Delicious.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: great start: motor oil forms a two-finger thick dark brown head; slipped away into a filmy collar of fine dense bubbles

S: sharp bite of cognac slips up amid the dark roasted malt and espresso smells

T: the cognac barrel-aging makes this immediately dry - kinda took over the coffee notes (coffee this rare should be appreciated more if its going into a beer); sweetness and cocoa notes were the most distant

M: a little bitey - the cognac aging must've opened the door for the abv to slip through - very smooth feeling, but a too-distinct alcohol bite (for a beer this dark and stout)

O: the Calvados barrel-aged edition was far better; this beer is good, but not worth the sticker price; if you don't mind spending the cash, try one - I mean, I can't think of another stout that tasted like it, but whereas I have gone back for their Calvados edition, I would not go back for this one. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for the bourbon edition.

In short, I think the cognac was too dry and solventy for this stout, whereas the Calvados (apple brandy, BTW) was more subtle and created an amazing taste, and I imagine (based on Goose Island's success with their BCBS line) the bourbon will be a sweeter (i.e., better) accompaniment.

Photo of mtbdonn
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25cl bottle purchased from Beers of Europe, Kings Cliffe, UK.

A: It pours very dark brown and thick with a slowly forming small brown head.

S: The aroma is very boozy, some dark chocolate, roasted coffee with some hints of oak.

F: Again the alcohol is very strong, surprising for 10.9% ABV. Like the aroma, hints of chocolate, massive coffee and a nice mild hint of notes of roasted wood and a nice warming alcohol. Extremely sharp and focused flavor.

M: The body is thick but not too sweet or syrupy.

O: Actually a very nice barrel aged stout, but I think this beer will only improve with a couple years of aging.

Photo of Immortale25
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a goblet at The Avenue Pub in New Orleans. No freshness date.

A- Pours a jet black color with barely any head. Once swirled, there's some dark brown foam that leaves specs of lacing on the glass.

S- Quite boozy aroma of char, molasses and brown sugar with some brandy-esque qualities. Very sweet and very fumey.

T- Very smooth flavor of chocolate and dark roast coffee with much less booze showing than in the aroma. There's a bit of the cognac coming through which creates a nice woody taste. So easy to drink it's incredible.

M- Thick and chewy with low carbonation and a heavy body. There's also a decent amount of bitterness from the char and hops.

O- Magnificent in almost every way. Quite steep at $18 for a 8.5 oz bottle but you pay a premium price for premium products.

Photo of largadeer
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Craig.

Appearance: Burnt black and viscous with low carbonation, little head formation.

Smell: A lot of cognac without much heat, which lends a nice fruitiness and toffee note. Plenty of char and tar, but it's mellowed a bit by the cognac barrel. Coffee is subdued on the nose.

Taste & mouthfeel: Big fruity cognac flavors, warming but not hot. The coffee has faded from the base beer, lending a spicy/peppery note to it that's not terribly impressive, but the charred, tar-like malt flavor the beer has fresh has mellowed here and become more chocolatey. The finish is pretty strong, a combination of the barrel, ashy malts and dark fruit.

Overall: Pretty damn good, much better than most of Mikkeller's barrel aged disasers.

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high mocha colored head that gradually died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of chocolate and cognac in the nose.
T: The taste has more prominent flavors of cognac; these are much stronger compared to the aromas in the nose. As the beer warms up, flavors of coffee and chocolate also become apparent.
M: It feels a little shy of medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink because the alcohol is very well hidden from the taste. The cognac can be a little overpowering at first but if you let it warm up the flavors will be more balanced.

Photo of liamt07
3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle form wordemupg, 250ml bottle into a whiskey snifter - side by side with the Calvados.

Black with a brown head, no lacing or retention. Nose has some smoke, permanent marker, sweet cognac and a spirit character that almost evokes oranges. Grape fruit loops as well. Cocoa is prominent and a whole load of roast. Taste has the spirit upfront, dark fruits, roast and distinct coffee flavour, some soy/savory and moderate sweetness. Full feel, a touch flat and the barrel imparts a weird character that I wasn't too crazy about. I'd take the non-BA'd version over this.

Photo of rmcnealy
3.08/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

8.5 oz bottle into a snifter.

Poured a non-translucent dark black color. Not much in the way of any head with the exception of a deep mocha colored ring of lace around the glass. The smells don't seem to be heavy of a coffee roastedness or the maltiness of a heavy stout. It actually has a worn out hop aroma of dish soap. There is a slight smoke scent. If blindfolded and asked based on smell what sort of beer this is, I wouldn't in this lifetime consider a cognac aged stout. The tastes replicate the smells. There is not a strong malt forwardness to it. There are slight hints of cognac, but definitely not prevalent. The mouthfeel is very light. The coffee is subtle and questionable. A very underwhelming beer. Having tried a Goose Island Bourbon Coffee earlier in the night, I might have been spoiled. But given the price of this 8.5 oz bottle compared to that of a bomber of Bourbon County, I would have expected more from this one. Once again, the inconsistency of Mikkeller beers makes me question my next purchases. Recalling previous tastings, I prefer Beer Geek Breakfast over this one.

Cheers!

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some dark reddish brown highlights at the edges when held up to the light. The beer has an eighth of a finger dark mocha (almost brown) head that quickly reduces to a thin film at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and cognac. There are lighter notes of oak and vanilla along with some sweetness.

T: Upfront there are strong flavors of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and cognac. There are lighter notes of oak, vanilla, and dark roasted malts. Very enjoyable.

M: Medium to full bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth, slightly creamy, lightly dry in the finish, and with just a touch of alcohol warming.

O: Very enjoyable but this is definitely meant to be a slow sipping beer to be savored and enjoyed. This beer is great and the barrel aging in the cognac barrel merely adds to it, making it even better. Alcohol is relatively well hidden which is surprising for a beer this big.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with a 1 finger medium brown head. Head looks creamy, thick, and full. Lots of dense and thick bubbles. drops down to a thin cap that stay around for a long time.

Smell: Very dark and acid bitter coffee note mingles with barrel notes consisting of oak with sweet and smoky whiskey notes. Its got a noticable bite of boozeness from the cognac barrel too. Little bit of fruitiness too.

Taste: This one is cognac forward. The cognac is fairly sweet, smokey, and oaky. Definately some peat moss influenance in the taste of this beer. The coffee bite is not far behind and it tastes very dark, bitter and acidic just like a robust columbian blend coffee. The coffee smell exactly like it tastes. A nice balance of the coffee stout base beer and the cognac barrel. Chocolates, roasty malts, molasses, tobacco, and a touch of fruitiness... maybe apples? It does add some levels of depth and complexity, but not sure that I like the fruitiness very much. As the warms the coffee becomes bolder and notes of smoke, tobacco, roast, and even some leather notes start to really become prevalent.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation levels. This one actually drinks pretty smooth and it has a nice silkiness to it. Its got a nice richness about the beer that doesnt quite get to being too much of a good thing. Just a touch of booziness without much heat.

Overall: really solid cognac aged beers. The two thing that I dislike about this beer is the fruity aftertaste and a $15 price tag. Probably one of the better barrel aged beer that I have tried from Mikkeller so far. I have tried a few barrel aged beers from Mikkeller that were just tragically bad, but its not the case with this beer. If you have the money to drop on 8oz of a $15 beer this isnt a bad option. Nice cognac notes in this coffee stout.

Photo of Neorebel
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an inky black, with notable carbonation and a burnt tan colored head, of about a quarter-inch. The nose on this is magnificent, with dark fruit esters, molasses, port wine, roasted malt, and light coffee. As I take a drink, I am almost getting chills over how good this is. Before I even comment on the taste I am giving this a perfect five for this palate-coating, creamy, velvety mouth feel. Very heavy bodied. It doesn't get any more luscious than this folks. Now, for the flavor, I am experiencing a dominant and ultra bitter baker's chocolate taste, black coffee, perhaps some Sambvca, and a sharp cognac, in a unique opposition to one another. The actual taste of the cognac is much more subtle, but the bite is there... For the finish, a light milk chocolate actually presents itself somehow. Overall, I enjoyed the hell out of this brew, as I have with their Beer Geek Breakfast as well. Worth the price - don't hesitate to pick this one up!

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a very dark, blood-tinged molasses coloring withhh a thin bubbliiing around the edge of the surface. Aromas are rich and strong, with boozey overtones highlighting lots of different characteristics. Woody, burnt, and earthy blends throughout, with cedar highlights and coffee/chocolate undertones. Very dynamic nose. Flavors are dark and surprisingly subtle for all the action on the nose. Roasted blackstrap molasses forms a strong backbone, with bitter coffee/espresso highlights balancing the boozey cognac impressions. Earthy, warming feel in mouth leading to a chocolate and boozey aftertaste. Smooth, rich finish with a rich cognac linger. Very smooth and extremely warming.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.