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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition - Mikkeller ApS

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac EditionBeer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.35%


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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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

8.5 oz bottle into a tasting glass.

dark black, slight head. smell is of smoke..cognac big. the taste is a tad smoky with a big amount of cognac and some slight coffee on the finish. thick body..low carbonation.

overall real interesting and tasty. glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 00:03:40 | More by Axnjxn
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BierJager89

California

4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with almost no head, just a few brown bubbles.

S: Cognac, roasted malt, brown sugar and dark fruit in the nose.

T: Dark chocolate, cognac, smokey, creamy, coffee notes.

M: Full bodied and fairly smooth.

O: Get the regular Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, it's far better. The cognac barrels take away more than they add.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 17:15:11 | More by BierJager89
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.53/5  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!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 10:41:38 | More by Neorebel
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spoony

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 250 ml bottle into a snifter.

A-The brew pours like motor oil, thick and syrupy. The thin head is dark, dark brown, but it disappears almost immediately leaving no trace on the glass. The brew is nearly black with traces of brown showing in the light.

S-As you might expect, there is a lot of coffee here, coffee grounds, in particular. A little bitter and acidic, but the bitterness is balanced by a sweet booze and dark, fruity flavors with molasses and Jagermeister-like sweet licorice. Interestingly, I don't get much cognac, but I get some orange...which is cognac-ish.

T-The coffee has faded a bit on my nearly year-old bottle, but there is still some dark-roasted flavor going on, as well as the sweet, syrupy, creamy flavors that I detected on the nose. I taste boozy cherries, prunes, molasses, and a hint of licorice/anise flavor. The alcohol is noticeable, but integrates well.

M-The carbonation is minimal and the feel is thick. A touch too thick for the sweetness levels, perhaps.

O-I had been hanging on to this for a while and for whatever reason, this brew seemed appropriate for tonight...a summertime stout. Anyway, the flavors are complex, the brew is balanced, and this is a pretty solid effort. I'm not sure this brew is worth the price as there is nothing mind-blowing going on, but rather, this is a well-done coffee RIS.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 04:15:52 | More by spoony
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beergoot

Colorado

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

Midnight black body sporting a light brown, 1 ½ finger head. Bitter chocolate, cocoa, hints of cherries, dates, and figs plus a trace of vanilla form the bulk of the aroma. Flavors mirror most of the scents with an added presence of prominent boozy notes and cognac barrel tones. Smooth and creamy body, heavy and semi-sweet.

Big, bold and bodacious! Very well balanced and sporting quite the smorgasbord of intriguing flavors. The deepness and richness of flavor and feel does an exceptional job of integrating the high ABV. One hell of a palate pleasing imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 20:33:10 | More by beergoot
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 20:12:28 | More by Immortale25
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jeonseh

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 00:18:43 | More by jeonseh
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8.5oz, Cognac barrel '11
Riedel tulip

A: Pours like a stout, dark as night. Can't see through it. Initially a thin layer of light tan head, that forms a collar. Sticky lacing bits.

S: Booze. Barrel. Dark chocolate. Stale roast. Malts.

T: Up front I get booze. That cognac sweetness hits first. Then you get into the stout. Dark chocolate. Roasted malts. Mid palate malts really define the beer. Finish is big; lingering dark cocoa and roasted espresso.

M: Thick full bodied.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 15:51:06 | More by inlimbo77
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up a long time ago...I think at Hill Farmstead. I know I got the Calvados bottle there..Poured into my duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep dark clear brown that when its all settled forms a nice black hue with a very nice half a finger of dark, dark chocolate hued head that leaves nice legs.

S - Aromas...ah..maybe I should have held on to this one longer as its awfully boozy on the nose. Behind the cognac are some nice roasted malts and chocolate. For the most part though its all cognac.

T - Taste, taste is wonderful. Dark chocolate then overpowered by creamy melted milk chocolate. Faint malts, nice sweetness, then the cognac and barrel comes in. Barrel is soft and subtle and the cognac is there, albeit on the stronger side, however it never really overpowers the delicious melted milk chocolate.

M - Mouthfeel is quite nice, even if it is a bit strong. Creamy, silky..quite velvety and nice.

O - Overall, this is a damn fine stout. The cognac, unfortunately, was still a bit too potent. Wish I had waited another year before cracking it. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 01:53:30 | More by rudzud
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grandbeerdaily

Minnesota

4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Mikkeller
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel Cognac Edition
10.9% ABV
Consumed: 4/2013

Appearance: Black as night and completely opaque in appearance. The brown, frothy head can be coaxed out of the bottle with a proper pour.

Aroma: The aromas of cocoa nibs enrich the roasted malts which are not burnt, but strong and prominent. A slight alcohol presence that's not hot but warm and inviting. There is a definite presence of cognac.

Taste: Roasted malt and chocolate are the first I notice. The chocolate is rich like dark chocolate, but smooth like milk chocolate. The sweetness of this beer, thanks to generous cognac editions, reminds me of chocolate oranges. The beer progresses into toffee, caramel and cream; and then lingers. It becomes very dry and the smooth roasted malt reappears in a slight bitter finish. You can notice the Cognac providing a warm burn on the back of the throat and light oxidation notes that are quite sherry-like.

Mouthfeel: Full and chewy. Medium-low carbonation really helps accentuates flavors. There is a slickness that coats the mouth.

Overall: This beer has a beautiful, brown head and smells delicious. The flavors blend really well and are smooth and inviting. The cognac really adds a nice level of complexity as it accentuates and changes flavors and perceptions. I get a nice sweet,crisp, orange-fruit flavor that resonates well with the chocolate and smooths the roast. Age has been good to this bottle.
The carbonation is just right as well. The FULL and CHEWY body is brought to life with bubbles of carbon dioxide and the flavors really just burst forth and take over the palate. Drinkability is an issue with this as the palate is filled, dried out and slickened by a film of this fabulous beer. After 8.5 oz, I am teased and tempted, but never satiated. At least the drinkability issue is moot. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 03:32:55 | More by grandbeerdaily
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, fruits, and cognac. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor on the finish. There is a slightly alcohol kick after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the cognac presence is fairly mild in this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 06:25:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

250ml bottle into a snifter.

Pours pitch black with a few chunks that i accidentally let slip out of the bottle. No head to speak of with just a tiny hint of carbonation around the edge of the glass.

Smells absolutely amazing with an awesome marriage of coffee and dark fruits from the cognac aging along with some woody notes. A little bit smoky as well. Really inviting.

The flavor just continues this impressiveness. Sweet dark fruit and red wine right off the bat along withs some smoky wood. The cognac barrel aging really shines through here. The coffee is noticeable but it is quite subdued. I'm not sure if this is because of the strength of the other flavors or because so little was used due to the coffee being so rare. Either way it works well. Alcohol becomes noticeable towards the finish but remains restrained.

Overall, quite the amazing coffee stout and a real treat to drink. While $13 for a small bottle is a bit steep, I believe it is worth the price and something to definitely pick up should you ever come across it.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 00:47:05 | More by rangerred
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woemad

Washington

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8.5oz bottle purchased at Enoteca in Post Falls, Idaho for $15.99. This is the most expensive bottle of beer by price or volume that I have ever purchased. According to the label, this was “Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø, Grimstad, Norway.” Although it says cognac barrels were used on the front of the label, on the side it says “Ale brewed with coffee , aged in Calvados barrells.” Hmm. Lots of residue can be seen within the bottle on the side I poured from (weasel poop?).

Poured a viscousy black color into a snifter. Very faint, dark mocha-colored head that was bubbly and shortlived, though a tiny foam collar remains.

The nose is mostly brown sugar and prunes. Things get a bit toffeeish as it warms up.

The taste starts off with a sweet brown sugary mollasses type flavor but is instantly matched with a coffee-like bitterness and a whiskeyish boozy taste. There’s some pipe smoke, a little red wine and some caramel notes as well. There’s a very slight hoppy zap at the swallow.

The body is somewhere between medium and full, with a coating, dessert-like mouthfeel.

This beer would be fantstic as a dessert or a nightcap. As it warms, it becomes more and more rich tasting. Oddly enough, the coffee flavor, while present, isn’t a dominant flavor component. I might buy this again sometime, but would not do so regularly - $16 is a lot for a half-pint of beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 21:48:08 | More by woemad
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 05:47:22 | More by biboergosum
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 13:32:37 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 22:33:48 | More by liamt07
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a bit of brown and a thin finger of frothy chocolate-khaki head. Fades normal.

S - Dark chocolate malts, bold roasted coffee, cognac, oak, molasses, black licorice, vanilla, milk chocolate, some booze.

T - Dark chocolate malts, roasted coffee, oak, cognac, sweet caramel and milk chocolate, black licorice, molasses, earthy hops and some mild bitterness, vanilla, and some booze.

M - Full-minus bodied with mild carbonation. Super smooth and a bit creamy with a warming, sweet, and roasty finish.

D - The barrel adds some really nice complexity to the base beer. Really nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 07:20:25 | More by ngeunit1
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xabyss

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8.5 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Looks like a typical stout: pitch black in the glass, minuscule film of head and no light shining through.

S - Wow that is complex. Me likey. I could smell this for hours. Big cognac notes, oak, and vanilla, roast coffee, sweet malts, chocolate and a bit of dark fruit (raisins especially). Big ABV only slightly present.

T - Outstanding flavor profile. Follows the nose, mostly. Getting cognac and barrel notes throughout the sip. Sweet chocolate and fruits at the tip of the tongue, sweet and roasty malts mid-sip and a mild coffee and chocolate bitterness with lingering cognac in the finish. Alcohol present, but well-integrated into the complex meld of flavors.

M - Thick and full-bodied with subdued carbonation. Goes down super easy.

O - A complex, tasty and well-balanced brew from Mikkeller that's probably not worth the price. That said, it's one of the better barrel-aged stouts I've had lately.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 05:02:57 | More by xabyss
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8.5 oz. bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens Tulip Style Glass. Liquid comes out dark roasted coffee or espresso brown in color. Darkness goes right to the edge. Coffee with cream colored head that is slightly less than a finger thick. There is a little bit of lacing and a syrupy cling to the glass after each sip.

To rip a quote from Rusty18 regarding a different beer: "If this were a scented candle, I'd totally buy it." Smell is outstanding. Smells of roasted coffee, espresso, semi-sweet chocolate, some dark roasted fruits, raisons, figs, ext. The there's a nice vanilla hint sort of bourbon, but I guess it's more cognac because the label says so. Some slight earthy aromas as well.

Taste is good, but a let down from the smell. Coffee and chocolate flavors there like the smell, but not as strong in the flavoring aspect. These flavors get covered up a little bit. There's a slight woody/earth flavor and there are also some strong tannin notes. Some similarities to a dark fruit liquor.

Mouthfeel is really good. Full bodied, and a nice carbonation level. The high ABV is very well hidden here. There is a nice smooth drink with a strong dry finish like a nice cabernet sauvignon or another quality dry red wine. Overall a very nice small beer and a good sipper, especially on a cold snowy night here in New England. Mikkeller made another really great beer. Though I will say, if you have to choose, go with regular weasel, you get about twice the beer for a similar price. Still great though.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 00:14:07 | More by AndyAvalanche
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dgilks

Australia

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A celebratory beer to celebrate my being offered a posting to Berlin.

Pitch black. Oily and inky. Tan head. Small but fine and very nice.

Phenomenal aroma. A combination of intense cognac and oak, big alcohol, sweet malt and edgy roast. Really nice balance.

A wonderful flavour immediately presents. Sweet malt and cognac flavours rounded out by oak are roughed up just a little by a big, bold chocolate and roast note. The coffee is subdued but blends in with the roast. Very complex and exceedingly nice.

Moderately-full body with moderately-high carbonation. Very good.

A big, bold and well balanced barrel aged stout. Wonderful balance of flavours with everything that should be here present and accounted for.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 08:40:54 | More by dgilks
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cooler4life

Quebec (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8.5 oz bottle into my Duvel tulip

A: Poured a half finger cappuccino colored head. Color is a midnight black, no light can penetrate. Carbonation appears to be extremely fine with some yeast floaties visible at the very bottom of the glass. 15 minutes after the pour, no lacing can be seen on the glass.

S: The nose is rather subdued. Plum and raisons , vanilla, cream, and coffee. As the beer warms, a honeydew sweetness really shines through.

T: Exceptional. The taste begins slow like the nose, but then progresses toward an explosion of flavor mid palate. The cognac integrates well with the chocolate, grape, toasted malt, and coffee flavors. The beer leaves your plate with tastes of smoked wood, bakers chocolate and Madagascar vanilla.

The cognac aging has really added some nice nuances to this beer. I interpret it as a kind of spiciness that surrounds the main flavors and enhances them. I've had very few beers that provide such a noticeable transition of flavors. The ABV is extremely well hidden. You have been warned.

M: Fragile and silky smooth. Slightly astringent, finishes more on the wet side. The ABV provides an undercurrent of warmth on this cold December day.

O: I was extremely pleased with this beer. It was so smooth and seductive. She caught my eye and never let me go. Another great beer from Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 20:53:12 | More by cooler4life
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 07:13:56 | More by lacqueredmouse
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rmcnealy

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -25.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 05:50:58 | More by rmcnealy
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 8.5 oz bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- pours black with a 1 finger brown head. Some small blotches and bubbles of lacing on the glass.

S- some roast and coffee, peat, alcohol.

T- roasted malts, lots of peat, not sure why but the cognac adds nothing to this beer and actually detracts for it. Brings out the peat with some alcohol flavor added.

M- medium body and carbonation. Thinner feel with a small warming feeling at the finish.

O- very disappointing beer. Didn't know the price of this beer until after I paid, so my bad. They couldn't of R & D'd this beer because they would have never mass produced it. If you have any inkling on buying this beer, Don't!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 04:46:47 | More by kawilliams81
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250ml capped bottle split into snifters with the brother...

A: Oily viscous dark pour...minimal head with good sticky lace and legs.

S: Stinky cognac and spirit notes pour out of this thing...there is a sensation of smoke buried here as well, with hints of peat and even scotch.

T: Rich silky chocolate...rich red and white wine notes...vinous, with a touch of alcohol burn on the finish. Vanilla sweetness pops out as this thing warms up. Hints of woody character and coffee underneath.

MF: Smooth moderate-to-full mouthfeel with lower carbonation levels and a vinous, sticky feel.

O: This thing definitely tastes better than it smells...initially very off-putting (to my nose) but a pretty well balanced palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 14:40:02 | More by Scotchboy
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