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Jester King / Mikkeller Beer Geek Rodeo - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 93
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The second collaboration between Jester King and Mikkeller, Beer Geek Rodeo is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with smoked malt, chipotle peppers and Vietnamese coffee.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 04-20-2012)
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guajolote

Oregon

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-28-2012 04:12:56 | More by guajolote
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -25.5%

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with almost three fingers of dense dark tan foam. This is obviously a very carbonated beer.

S: Strong dark chocolate and coffee upfront with a bit of heat. Quite roasty with a bit of smoke as well. Not much sweetness at all in this beer.

T: Strong roast and dark chocolate upfront with some spiciness, both from the peppers and from the yeast, which brings out some typical Saison flavors. There is also a fruitiness in the background, similar to that of plums. I get a good amount of coffee flavor here, but the plum and coffee flavors don't complement each other all that well.

M: Though this beer is quite dry and carbonated, the mouthfeel is nice. The creamy carbonation certainly helps.

O: Quite dry for an RIS, particularly one with coffee and chipotle peppers. I tend to like mine with a bit more sweetness. The flavors don't quite mix well, either. Their farmhouse yeast is an odd choice for an RIS, and I'm not a huge fan. Certainly not bad, but this is the first time I've been disappointed by this great brewery.

09-29-2012 22:38:19 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

07-30-2013 22:15:26 | More by chippo33
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-12-2013 19:48:56 | More by spycow
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

05-04-2014 20:04:07 | More by yourefragile
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

05-26-2013 15:17:00 | More by drummermattie02
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.63/5  rDev -12.7%

Thanks to Matt for this one. 750ml bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Pours a massive 3 finger, creamy, thick mocha head with great retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is stringy and thick with excellent cling and big, thick, oily legs. Outstanding. Couldn't ask for more from an imperial stout.

Nose is roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, mild pepper tartness, and grainy coffee. Rich, robust and aromatic. Pretty good though a bit unintegrated and with some weird flavors floating about.

Opens chocolate, sweet dark fruit, cocoa, fudge with a slight coffee presence right at the end. Peppers hit hard right at the finish, tickling the back of my throat. Spicy going down. Finishes sweet and chocolatey with a good bit of heat. Nice but again, this leaves me a bit wanting... for a bigger coffee presence.

Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and slightly boozy in the mouth but a bit thin. Goes down oily and warm. Finishes slightly messy with a lingering aftertaste. Wish this had a bit more body.

A decent beer overall but there were a couple of aspects that left me wanting. The body is a bit thin and the coffee and pepper flavors are a touch out of balance. Ok but I wouldn't revisit this with so many decent beers in the style floating around.

12-15-2012 04:10:57 | More by SpeedwayJim
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -11.1%

Thanks are owed to canadianghetto for hooking me up with a bottle of this during our recent trade. Consumed this past weekend in a side by side with the 2 other rodeo treatments.

Poured from a 750ml into a Mikkeller teku glass. The brew appears black in color with a rich 3 finger cap of mocha. The head displays solid powers of retention that leaves patches of lace on the glass a it slowly fades. A light swirl revives a thick dark brown finger back to the surface.

The smell is roasty like burnt grain with a solid earthen and barnyard aspect mixed with tobacco, coffee and hints of citrus/minerals. Yeasty phenolics and spice are ever-present and somewhat clashing with the roasted aspect of the grain. Hints of pepper bring out even more focus on minerals. As it warms up, some faint smokey hint emerges.

The taste is bitter roast like char to ashy grain. Some coffee and mineral elements just like the nose suggested. A touch of citrus and slight hop flavoring. The coffee and earthy peppery quality hang around mid-palate before fading into earth and yeasty elements. The warmth of the alcohol mixes well with the peppery spice to tingle the back of the throat. Some comes out as the brew warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It makes for a lighter feel in the mouth but at times, it displays a smoothness that clings to the mouth like quick-oats. Overall this was a solid integration of flavors and the pepper was not over-done which I liked. I am not completely sold on the whole farmhouse stout but it kinda wasnt bad. If the sulfur and minerals could be removed, id love another go at this.

10-23-2012 15:32:18 | More by stakem
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -11.1%

750ml bottle poured into snifter.

A: honestly one of the best looking beers i have ever poured. very dark brown, with a mocha colored 3/4" thick head. very nice lacing. reminds me of FBS. looks delicious.

S: milk chocolate. vanilla. just a hint of the peppers is detectable. smells great.

T: definitely less sweet and more bitter than i expected from the smell. the chipotle heat is very detectable. its the dominant flavor, powerful but not overwhelming. would like a little more chocolate flavor to balance it out a little better. this bottle is a few months old, but i really dont taste any coffee. dont taste the booze, but its probably just covered by the heat from the pepper. spiciest beer i have drank.

M: great viscousness. sticky and chewy, which i love in the style, but its a touch too carbonated in my opinion.

O: taste didnt live up to my expectations from the look and smell of the beer. its interesting, but just doesnt taste especially well-balanced to me.

09-06-2012 00:48:00 | More by PhatAtUT
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-14-2012 18:01:07 | More by bpfrush
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atoulouk

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-02-2013 13:25:10 | More by atoulouk
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klipper

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-11-2012 20:25:47 | More by klipper
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-20-2012 17:38:11 | More by thewimperoo
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-26-2013 23:07:04 | More by ncaudle
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jl28r1

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-01-2013 22:19:20 | More by jl28r1
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FUNKPhD

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-31-2012 14:45:43 | More by FUNKPhD
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lnashsig

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%

#BOTG 27!

This gushed when I popped it, but settled down quickly after pouring it into my CBS snifter. Pours a pitch black motor oil thickness, tan/brown head sticks to the top of the glass. Great looking beer. Smell- dark chocolate, pepper notes. Some plastic? Not much else here. Taste- man oh man. This is nice. A spicy dark chocolate coats the back of my throat. Some sweet cherry notes round out the sides of my mouth, but its followed by a rush of spicy pepper finish. The espresso flavors arent as pronounced as I would like them to be here, it seems to be all about the dark chocolate/chile pepper play. Mouthfeel is appropriate. Cant wait to see what they do with the weasel batch...

05-05-2012 00:31:42 | More by lnashsig
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%

Pours black, with a medium mocha colored head, leaves a little lace and dissipates to a dark foam. Aroma is coffee, some dry chocolate, lots or roast, some char and some spiciness. More coffee and chocolate on the the taste, dry cocoa powder, roasted, almost charred malts and a bit of peppery heat that tingles on the back of the throat. The feel was upper medium bodied to full, some creaminess with a clean finish.

I nice imperial stout, but the coffee wasn't as enticing as the other Beer Geek variants.

08-31-2012 01:32:32 | More by EgadBananas
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%

750 bottle poured into a a tulip.

Oh yeah this thing is a beaut. It pours thick and black as night. Even though it is such a big beer it produces quite the lovely big fluffy straight up brown head.

Coffee this first along with some chocolate and a little bit of roast and pepper.

Lots of coffee and chocolate dominating the flavor. I must say I’m not getting much heat at all after sipping on this. There is a slight tingle on the tongue. The Texas Ranger was a little much on the pepper, and this a little light. I would like just a notch above this. Subtle seems to be the name of the game here in the flavor and nose which is kinda disappointing.

It hits that full body and just coats the mouth and goes down smoothly. *cue Borat voice* Very nice!

This was a very drinkable stout. The pepper doesn’t get out of control and detracting. It looks and feels great. The flavor and aroma are nice but nothing really pops out in this beer. It was hard deciding between 3.5 and 4 on the taste. The pleasantness ruled out and I think I gotta go 4. Tasty sh*t!

There needs to be a third JK/Mikkeller collab!

05-11-2012 06:19:40 | More by MattSweatshirt
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-14-2013 22:07:48 | More by acurtis
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MADPolo

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2013 15:07:01 | More by MADPolo
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kevinscott

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-25-2012 22:25:47 | More by kevinscott
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-27-2013 08:11:42 | More by DarthKostrizer
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frankthetank86

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-18-2013 05:21:15 | More by frankthetank86
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channels321

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-15-2012 15:39:24 | More by channels321
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Jester King / Mikkeller Beer Geek Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
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