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Jester King / Mikkeller Beer Geek Rodeo - Jester King Brewery

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92
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 93
Gots: 27 | 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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-31-2013 01:59:49 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2013 22:08:41 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-01-2012 00:04:55 | More by kjkinsey
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-12-2013 19:48:56 | More by spycow
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-30-2012 23:37:27 | More by Texasfan549
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-26-2012 21:39:18 | More by JAHMUR
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks a ton to standuptj (Reddit) for this interesting beer.

Nice creamy darker head hit 1 finger and leaves nice lacing, pitch black thick color with long legs.

Nose roast, coffee, fresh coffee, black patent, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, syrupy malt, hint of peppery aroma.

Taste big malts, little syrupy, caramel, vanilla, cocoa, roasted malt, plenty of roast but not overly burnt, nice back end chipotle heat, some warming and tingly booze, lots of fresh coffee and coffee grounds, gets a little acrid. Some earthy hops and bitterness. Finish is fairly dry, bitter hot from peppers and booze, coffee and cocoa lingering.

Mouth is fuller bodied, some booze and pepper warmth, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, good dark malts, lots of nice fresh coffee, it does get a bit acrid which keeps it from really getting good, nice chocolate, vanilla, and the nice chipotle pepper adds a nice heat and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 23:28:33 | More by jlindros
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Mora2000

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"According to the brewer, this is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with smoked malt, chipotle peppers and Vietnamese coffee. This is the second collaboration between the two breweries"

Sampled at the Big Texas Beer Fest.

The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a large tan head. The aroma is full of heavily roasted malt, chocolate, pepper and a little bit of light smoke. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of roasted malt and chocolate, with some light coffee and smoke notes. There is also a nice roasted pepper component as well as a little bit of creaminess. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2012 02:16:46 | More by Mora2000
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-21-2012 15:32:45 | More by mendvicdog
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-21-2012 21:31:08 | More by duceswild
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-31-2014 08:35:33 | More by zestar
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Washington

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.30.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a huge, fine brown head that fades slowly.

S - Chocolate, spicy, coffee.

T - Strong coffee, some chocolate, and some nice heat in the finish.

D - Good carbonation and a nice medium body.

O - Nice flavors with a subtle heat. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 07:53:18 | More by HuskyinPDX
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-27-2013 03:53:29 | More by bsuedekum
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A thanks to JLindros to sharing this beer at the Wormtown brewery. Reviewed from notes. Poured into a standard snifter.

A - Pours a nice dark oily brown hue with a one figner khaki head that fades to a thin creamy blanket, leaving behind some slick side lacing. Solid and well done.

S - Nice chipotle notes with some faint coffee. Its a very good balance between light chili heat and coffee/roast malts.

T - Taste is nice chocolate and coffee notes. You have to really hunt for the chipotle as it emerges on the aftertastes. Slightly malty sweet as well. Wish the chili was a bit more forefront.

M - Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with some faint alcohol present. Again, solid.

O - This was an enjoyable stout from two solid breweries. Glad I've got a bottle of this myself to crack at a later date.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 19:35:04 | More by rudzud
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-30-2012 18:18:20 | More by Exiled
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gtermi

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a very dark black body with a thick brown head that slowly fades and leaves a nice amount of lace on the glass.

S: A LOT of roasted malt, some espresso scents, spiciness and a nice bit of booze.

T: The flavors explode on my palate with a lot of different flavors. I am getting a lot of roasted malt, pepper, coffee and even a slight cigar taste as the beer lingers.

M: This beer goes down amazingly smooth for such a high alcohol beers. It leaves a dry feeling and even has a little heat hat tingles the back of my throat.

O: Just another amazing beer from Jester King. This is one of those styles of beers you don't see very often that absolutely blow me away every time I have them.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 04:19:57 | More by gtermi
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Texas

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a Jester King snifter.

The long-awaited Beer Geek Rodeo, Jester King's second collaboration with Mikkeller. A gentle pour unleashes a gorgeous cap of mocha-colored foam--latte in its consistency. Beneath, the body is pithy and jet-black with no light seeping in at the edges. While good, the aroma is a bit underwhelming given the ingredient list for this imperial stout. Dusty earth and coffee grounds layered above a hint of chocolate sweetness, dark fruits, and a slightly spicy pepper presence.

The flavor more than makes up for what the aroma lacks. Starts off with a big combo of dark chocolate and roasted maltiness. Coffee and chipotle hit mid-sip with earthy, slightly chalky undertones. Pepper heat lingers into the finish where it mingles with a warming, dark fruit-like alcohol note. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, as it should be; Jester King nailed the carbonation on this one, as fine bubbles lend an uber-creamy consistency. Overall, a very tasty release worthy of the buildup. Yee-haw!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 03:54:30 | More by wagenvolks
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Jester King / Mikkeller Beer Geek Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
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