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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

233 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 46
Gots: 76 | FT: 7
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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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Auracom

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

8 oz. bottle shared by Dan, thanks brotha! 4 oz. poured into a Founders tulip on May 6th, 2012.

A - Extremely dark, opaque-brown with a one-finger, medium-khaki head that quickly reduced down to lots of bubbling. Mediocre lacing. Moderate alcohol legs.

S - Cognac barrel, dark winter fruit, light roasted almonds, and maybe a touch of milk chocolate bar. There's definitely an alcoholic, liquor-like backend from the cognac addition.

T - Initial malt sweetness, chocolate, milk cocoa powder. Mid-palate has a roasted note that quickly morphs into rear-palate cognac and oak blended with espresso and some of that weasel coffee. Semi-sweet aftertaste.

M - Medium body, appropriate carbonation, somewhat smooth, semi sweet chocolate finish.

D - I like the mellow but refined cognac barrel element here. That notable coffee note from the base Brunch Weasel doesn't quite kick in until the very backend of the drink. This one is tough to recommend due to the steep price, but it's a decent drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 18:15:43 | More by Auracom
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-07-2012 15:03:54 | More by deapokid
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broken22

California

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this darkness into a tulip glass. Quick note that this beer does have a little sediment so do whatever it is you do with that. So a very quick flashing of a head form and leaves quickly leaving only a slight bubble ring around the glass. The beer is really dark. Its like they brewed a pot of coffee and then brewed another pot of coffee but used the first pot as the water. The isn't an overwhelming smell coming from this beer. I made sure not to have this beer to cold I gave it a slight chill. What I can smell is the alcohol notes of the cognac. The flavor is very nice. Sometimes I feel as though barrel aging overpowers the original flavor with strong alcohol notes. This however blends perfectly. The cognac is there but so is the coffee flavor with very lovely linger that's not quit bitter. Best way I could explain it is that its like taking a sip of good cognac and you have that nice lingering burn. This doesn't have a burn but somehow a linger. The mouthfeel is thick yet lightened a bit my the cognac. Not of lot of carbonation at all.

Overall I'm really satisfied with this beer. I love the standard editions of it and this is a great variation. If you see one I suggest you buy it before I do.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 02:00:40 | More by broken22
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nataku00

California

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 22:46:56 | More by nataku00
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-05-2012 01:07:07 | More by aasher
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-03-2012 02:22:52 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-03-2012 01:36:17 | More by djrn2
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bottle provided by oglmcdgl, thanks for the tick.

Weasel came to me looking dark as sin, a black sky of mo darker, black, in a word. A nice sparse cap of tan hazy brown foam up above leaving small notches on the way down. A nice looking stout. Smells include that expensive coffee they used which has a unique scent to it. strays off the beaten path. Under that a heaping of roasted malt, chocolate, and some nuts with vanilla. The cognac is well integrated and not to bold and takes away from the coffee. The coffee is still the main feature here and while the method of production is awkward (weasel crapped coffee beans) it's not off putting and I dig the coffee backed by sweet vanilla and a lot of roast and nuts. Im not a big hard alcohol guy but i may be warming up to cognac a bit, I dig it's intrusion to the weasel, a nice mix. This is tasty beer and I wish I can try it with some age. Feel is medium plus with a build and a smooth backlash, nothing obtrusive here, semi bitter end. While the regular weasel alcohol was kept down, it's a bit hot here and gets hotter with warming. I think it works though with the cognac, a little burn never hurt anybody.While I could not drink a crap ton of this stuff, i wish i could, cause it's top notch.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 16:57:06 | More by BARFLYB
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DovaliHops

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very expensive, very small bottle...this better be good. Pours a beautiful pitch black with a very nice dark brown head that is quite small and disappears quickly. So far, a good looking beer. The nose is just as nice as the appearance. At first you get some lovely aromas of rich chocolate cake (disclaimer: I didn't like the original Brunch Weasel because the chocolate was to dark and bitter). This one smells much better with more of a milk chocolate presence. Great cognac aroma as well with some vanilla, toffee, and caramel aromas. Quite the inviting beer. Taste is initially bitter chocolate, but is quickly interrupted by sweet cognac and oak. Wow, this is delicious! Tastes like some chocolate cake with white icing! Nice sweet cognac dances well with milk chocolate, vanilla, and toffee. Slight booziness as well. Mouthfeel is a bit on the lighter side, could have some more body to it. Drinkability is high, as this is a delicious sipper. Overall, MUCH better than the original Brunch Weasel. Very tasty!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 06:13:19 | More by DovaliHops
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Ridiculously expensive 8.5oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a finger and a half of very, very dense brown foam. She's a looker for sure.

S: Cagnac aromas are upfront with milk chocolate, smoke, and some oxidation notes. I only get the smallest amount of weasel poop coffee.

T: Bitter dark chocolate starts off followed by strong cognac flavor. I get some toffee and milk chocolate sweetness in the background with a hint of coffee. The cognac certainly overwhelms all the other flavors, though. It sits on your tounge long after the great Brunch Weasel stout flavors have gone away. That fact does help the balance in subsequent sips, though.

M: Just like the Brunch Weasel, the mouthfeel is superb. Super creamy, maybe the creamiest beer I've ever had. Thick, but not overly so.

O: Not bad. The beautiful stout flavors from Brunch Weasel are a bit overwhelmed by the cognac here, though. Besides that fact, I dont think the cognac flavors mix very well with the base stout. I much prefer the original version and can imagine other versions being significantly better than this.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 03:30:16 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

5/5  rDev +21.1%

05-01-2012 01:30:52 | More by stairwell2811bre
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 20:47:33 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Fux

France

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 20:15:55 | More by Fux
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jawzman

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-30-2012 16:57:38 | More by jawzman
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-30-2012 07:12:53 | More by ithinkimasofa
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CharlieMurphy

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-29-2012 16:38:00 | More by CharlieMurphy
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a little bitch ass 8.5 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

Pours a jet black hue with a very thin 1/4-1/6" head that quick fades. No lacing at all. Zero. The smell on this is straight booze. There's no depth whatsoever. Grapes from the cognac, and that's it. It's a decent enough smell, but it doesn't really do anything to get you excited for what you're about to taste. The taste is sweet with grape/wine notes. Yeah...way sweet. Again, not a lot of depth. The mouthfeel is thin as hell, with a bitter, acidic finish that's just very unbecoming a stout. Do not recommend.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 01:06:28 | More by Retail1LO
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased in SF. 25cL

A: Pitch black with a deep brown/mocha head about a half inch thick. No complaints or surprises here.

N: Coffee, berries, layers of chocolate. The cherry, alcohol and sugar of cognac make their way up at the back of the nose.

T: Bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt, and the cherry/coffee of the Kopi Luwak are present here. The cognac starts to show up as the beer warms with its aforementioned hints of sugary cherry. Starts to break apart as the beer's temperature rises, so be warned.

M: Coating and thick. This really hits the sweet spot for me.

Overall: I really expected to be disappointed with this one considering the cost, but it has a lot to offer. However, at the same time, the cognac and the Kopi Luwak weren't really the focus and each of them got a bit lost. I'd probably give this a higher score if there were more cognac, personally, since I believe the base beer is excellent as it stands. (And cheaper by half and as such, more recommended.)

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 03:21:35 | More by writerLJBerg
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-22-2012 12:19:25 | More by DWolf
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motorhed

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-21-2012 00:37:17 | More by motorhed
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up a WLV Liquors.

A - Pours black, tan head, spotty lace, thin collar.

S - Smooth booze, coffee, chocolate, light char, roast, and oak. Really nice and complex and pretty much like dessert. Not quite as much coffee but I guess the barrel aging took some of this away.

T - Similar to the nose, but a little more coffee. Chocolate, coffee, booze, oak, light roast. Really easy to drink for almost 11% and basically tastes like a coffee dessert drink. Good stuff. Finish is bitter dark chocolate and coffee.

M - Full, rich and smooth, light carbonation, creamy finish.

O - One of the better Mikkeller beers I've had in recent memory. Pretty pricey, but most of his beers are, so not to surprising there. I need to pick up a couple more bottles to enjoy at a later date. This is good stuff here, folks.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 01:44:56 | More by Sean9689
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mitchellaneous

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-19-2012 00:23:05 | More by mitchellaneous
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-18-2012 02:07:59 | More by s1ckboy
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gford217

Georgia

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

25cl nip bottle.

Pours like any other Mikkeller impy stout - pitch black - but with a slightly smaller head than normal, a small tight mocha heada that recedes to a bubbly collar.

Aroma is combination of smoky, roasty Mikkeller stout with a heavy dose of sweet boozy cognac. Some bittersweet chocolate and burnt coffee beans as well. Hints of peat.

Taste has the is really sweet with dark fruits and chocolate up front with some heavy boozy sweetness. That said, the underlying heavily roasted malts are noticeable and the chocolate takes on a bittersweet character in the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit boozy with some oaky notes. Pretty thick on the palate.

This doesn't hold a candle to the base weasel in my opinion, which I think is a fantastic beer. It's a barrel-heavy version that ratchets down my favorite aspect of the original, the coffee. It's tasty, but not worth the price IMO.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 04:14:33 | More by gford217
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duels

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-16-2012 16:35:41 | More by duels
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.