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Jester King / Mikkeller Beer Geek Rodeo - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 97
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:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 04-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of GregSVT
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours dark brown with a small brown head that fades to a ring and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is a nice combination of cocoa, graham cracker, coffee, and a touch of vanilla.

T: The taste is very similar with notes of coffee, chocolate, graham cracker, and a bit of vanilla on the finish.

M: The feel is medium and slightly creamy from the carbonation.

O: This is much better than the Weasel but a bit under the whiskey. I would love to see this one brewed again.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  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.

Photo of stakem
3.71/5  rDev -11%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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3.11/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.92/5  rDev -6%
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.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Shelly for sending this from Texas. 3 oz. poured in an FFF Rastal on August 17th, 2012.

A - Softer opal-brown coloring, thin tan head. Poor retention.

S - Roasted malts, mocha, light baker's chocolate, and definite peppers.

T - Plenty of roast up front with toasted espresso beans. Mid picks up the chipotle peppers that pushes the spicyness of the pepper through to rear. It's not at all overpowering and blends well.

M - Medium body, higher carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - Better than I expected. I think the coffee gets a tad bit lost in the mix but it's a well done pepper inclusion that shows the heat of more of a bell pepper but the good flavor of chipotle.

Jester King / Mikkeller Beer Geek Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.