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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Calvados Edition - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

182 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 37
Gots: 51 | FT: 4
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: ZombiesAteMyDog on 04-26-2012)
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Dodgesbullets

Colorado

1/5  rDev -76.4%

12-30-2012 00:50:43 | More by Dodgesbullets
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

02-01-2013 02:15:28 | More by thegerm87
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wyatt13

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a tiny little bottle into a snifter.

A - Pretty disgusting looking, to be honest. The pour was really viscous and sludgy, like when I wash out my French press after I brew coffee in the morning. It is a very dark brown that leaves a heavy, gritty residue over the entire glass. The appearance makes it impossible to forget that you are drinking civet dookie.

S - Despite the off-putting appearance, the smell is pretty nice. Definite coffee and roasted malts, with a significant barrel presence as well. Some oaky vanilla. It is definitely apparent that a Calvados barrel was used here -- acidic twang in the nose that is a little harsh.

T - Nice notes of chocolate and roasted coffee, with the barrel adding a lot of complexity over the top. However, I find it hard to hold this in my mouth long enough to get a full impression due to the extremely offputting mouthfeel.

M - Clumpy like pudding or greek yogurt. Almost like a gritty milkshake. I almost gagged, this is frankly pretty gross.

O - I'm not sure if I got a bad bottle, but unfortunately this might be a drainpour. Sort of tastes like beer, but doesn't look or feel like beer. Really disappointed here.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 03:03:46 | More by wyatt13
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.1%

09-12-2013 17:39:57 | More by CityofBals
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

12-20-2012 06:01:56 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tiny 8oz bottle or so into a matching Mikkeller teku glass. Thanks go to baconsausage for hooking me up with this brew during a trade we did sometime ago. The brew pours black with a finger of mocha head that slowly fades leaving some spots of lacing effect on the glass. For being 10+ % the cap holds fairly well. A swirl revives a finger of dark brown cap back to the surface and paints the glassware with stringy fingers of lace.

The aroma has some fairly sharp alcohol notes that are caught between solvent and fusel in nature. There is some fruity alcohol esters but I cant really claim that they smell at all like the expected apple brandy. In fact, it smells quite similar to the cognac version but maybe with a greater focus on solvent booze if memory serves me correct. There is a faint amount of roast and earthy quality that is faintly reminiscent of the kopi luwak character I enjoy so much in the base beer. At times, it is a bit ashy with hints of tobacco and leather. As it warms up, the alcohol character gets increasingly more spirit accented but in a very neutral way which is strange.

The taste is very ashy and bitter with roast elements like charred grain. Tobacco and hints of earthiness are present but all flavors are a bit trumped by the huge solvent/fusel alcohol inclusion. The booziness is borderline numbing to the palate and hits with a presence much more focused and stronger than you would expect for 10%. The aftertaste has a mild fruited alcohol ester.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew. It is dry and ashy with seemingly a thin feel possibly from the big alcohol impact. At times though, it has a bit of cling and oily feel to the mouth. I honestly dont know what to think of this. I love the base beer but this is an entirely different monster with an excessive alcohol presence that doesn't really show itself as barrel aged but more like it has been reinforced by the spirit itself instead of the barrel treatment. I wanted to like this... I really did. Color me disappointed and pissed at the ridiculous cost these Mikkeller beers go for.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 02:03:22 | More by stakem
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.45/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

8oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Frothy dark mocha head with decent retention. Beer is thick, viscous black. Lacing is spotty and stringy with ok stick. Huge legs. Solid.

Nose is big and bold. Liquorice, barrel, roasted malt, and chocolate. Strong booziness. The usually apparent kopi coffee is distinctly missing. Not as good as the original.

Opens chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and fudge. Booziness in the middle with a lot of sweetness towards the end. Hot. Molasses. Finishes coffee and cocoa. Good but the barrel presence is too strong that it covers a lot of the complexity here.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Thick and oily in the mouth and hot going down. Messy finish with a long, sticky aftertaste. Great for the style.

This is a solid beer but it goes to show that not everything improves in barrels. A lot of the kopi presence in the original is covered here and the complexity is really lost in the booziness. Still a decent offering, but not close to the non-BA version.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 01:24:31 | More by SpeedwayJim
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CruisaC

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up a few months back. Have to say I was a smidge irked at the cost per ounce factor with this one. I'm trying to remember how many Mikkeler beers I've actually purchased---not many.

Pours standard stout ish with a mocha head. Nice coating of the glass.

Smell is really....unique. Some worchestshire/soy, some coffee, raisin, and oak barrel. Not sure what I think of this.

Hmmm. Unfortunately I'm getting more of the savory aspects off the aroma--not a good thing. Could I have an off bottle? Can't imagine this being a mainstream flavor. Some coffee sneaking in towards the end but the sweetness for the barrel im not getting.

A little carbonation forward for my preference.

Meh, I'm not loving this. I feel like I could have been a little more harsh as well, just not my thing.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 00:46:11 | More by CruisaC
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

GIven the tiny bottle, I figured why not use a Utopias glass for this one.

Pours impressively black and opaque, I only see a twinkle of light when pouring, once in the glass this is a black hole of epic darkness. A nice tan cream cap barely forms at the top.

Apples from the brandy barrels gives this one a sour note at the top followed by coffee and chocolate, roasted malt, and brandy sugars.

Dark chocolate, dark dry fruits, coffee, brandy, sour notes from apples. This beer could so easily turn to the sweet and sugary side with calvdos barrels used, but thankfully that is not the case. While plenty of sugar is in here the roasted and bitter elements from the malt, coffee, and chocolate all keep things in line.

Very warm, very hot, and very dry. This isn't creamy nor overly heavy. it's an interesting mix of all these elements.

I thought the normal brandy version of this was great, so great I bought two bottles has these comically high and absurd prices. I like the beer but can't imagine ever coming back for another bottle at 118.59 per normal six pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 19:35:00 | More by bobhits
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

06-03-2012 17:10:23 | More by xdefeatsy
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phingdong

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

08-06-2012 01:42:39 | More by phingdong
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

05-26-2013 05:51:33 | More by pmarlowe
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scottfrie

California

3.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8.5oz bottle purchased for $13. Ouch. Poured into snifter.

A: Pours deep black with a finger and a half of dark espresso colored head that slowly faded into a thin but well retained film.
S: Sweet notes of apple brandy mix well with rich notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Not especially complex, but those three flavors are easy to pick out.
T: The apple brandy dominates with flavors apple skins and booze, followed by notes of wood, kopi luwak and cocoa powder. I’m not getting as much cat shit coffee as I would have liked, but it is there. Having drank the real stuff from the source and loved it, I should be able to pick it out easily. Fruity.
M: The mouth is strange with this one. The brandy has really dried out the mouthfeel. I don’t think I’ve drank a stout that feels like this on my palate. It’s not necessarily bad, but it is noticeably different. Carbonation is well enough, and the body is just shy of full.
O: Good, but not an improvement on the original. At more than a dollar an ounce, I’m disappointed by this one, especially since the normal weasel was so great. I hope the cognac is better.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 02:54:00 | More by scottfrie
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

10-26-2013 01:48:05 | More by GRG1313
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bkonk10

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-22-2013 01:47:12 | More by bkonk10
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-07-2013 07:24:14 | More by drewone
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-21-2012 03:40:12 | More by chippo33
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-02-2013 01:31:10 | More by Hultkrantz
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ScottP

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-06-2013 13:55:10 | More by ScottP
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-04-2014 17:36:48 | More by fredmugs
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hamster

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured unto a chalice this deep dark beer surprised me. Upon opening, coffee was moderate to the nose yet very aromatic. Initial drink feel was surprisingly large and serious yet tempered quickly with nuisances of clove, lightly sweet cinnamon, anise and salt (more akin to a Fleur de sel) Really a very cherishible beel but for the serious minded as this is more a stout than otherwise noted and more for those interested in exploring the darker depths beer can offer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 05:36:05 | More by hamster
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from wordemupg, 250ml bottle into a whiskey snifter - has side by side with the Cognac version.

Black with a dark brown head, that actually retains and leaves some semblance of lacing. Nose of dark fruit, fruit loop dust, light smoke, chocolate, sweeter than the cognac version and has a drier woody character. Taste has dark fruits, umami, roast chocolate, coffee and more barrel character. Not too different from the cognac on the whole, but has some more desirable character.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 22:42:23 | More by liamt07
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Small bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Thanks to Tony for sharing. Enjoyed along with the Cognac and Islay treatments as well.

A: Identical to the Cognac version, which is to say a pitch black body with a thin, fine head of light brown foam that settles into a ring. Pretty nice.

S: Very similar to the Cognac here as well, with coffee, spice, booze, and wood. Not much Calvados per se, but still good.

T: Ok, here's some fruitiness up front, with bitter and spicy coffee and roast filling in behind. Very spicy booze on the finish. A little harsh.

M: Soft, creamy, well-carbonated and full-bodied. Excellent.

O: I really enjoyed this one, but much like with the Cognac I didn't think the barrel added enough, but rather just took away from the amazing coffee dominance of the base beer. Still, it's a tasty, intense brew in its own right.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 04:17:51 | More by woosterbill
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birchstick

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours black with a small chocolate head on top

S - apple brandy, dark chocolates, rich coffee all ascend out of the glass into my nose

T - sweet brandy upfront moves on to rich, dark chocolates. These move on to a bitter, rich coffee flavor and a touch of vanilla. Big and bold flavors in this one.

M - smooth, watery, and full

D - pretty good barrel-aged stout. This has very rich coffee flavors, almost too much to make the coffee distracting from the rest of the flavors present. Worth the price? It's a Mikkeller beer...

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 00:23:03 | More by birchstick
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scrob

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'll buy and split with my brother I said, but alas, I cannot wait and must drink now:

Appearance: jet black with minimal tan head that quickly dissipates. some thin lacing sticking around.
Aroma: toasted wood, coffee, a little smoke in there. sweet too
Taste: as expected with oaky, vanilla, even some dark cherry sweetness. nice subtle smoke.
Mouthfeel: Medium- Medium Full, not many bubbles. Smokiness and some bitterness linger nicely.
Overall: my first Beer Geek Brunch beer, I'm very pleased and wish I had another one for Christmas brunch (with my bother!)

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 03:16:09 | More by scrob
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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Calvados Edition from Mikkeller ApS
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