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Jester King / Mikkeller Whiskey Barrel Rodeo - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 175
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This version of Jester King and Mikkeller’s collaborative imperial oatmeal stout, made with chipotle peppers and smoked malt, was aged for six months in Tennessee whiskey barrels, prior to the addition of a special blend of Vietnamese coffees, including a large portion of authentic Kopi Luwak coffee (a.k.a. “weasel coffee”).

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 06-18-2012)
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elNopalero

Texas

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the second of three collaboration brews between Jester King and Mikkeller. This is not a sweet stout nor is it a heavy one, which is somewhat of a surprise when compared to Jester King’s Black Metal. It’s barrel-aged, with some of that weasel coffee—the real deal.

From the bottle this pours pitch black. It has low carbonation and hardly any foam. It looks thick, black, and oily—unctuous, even. Recycle at your nearest auto service station…

On the aroma I get a lot of coffee notes along with a kiss of vanilla and some bourbon rounding it out. The flavor follows suit, with an intense taste of coffee perhaps the most dominant feature—tannic, slightly astringent, and full-bodied—followed by a real smoothness and a dry finish. Think of dark roast mixing with dark and bitter chocolates in an earthy sort of way—it manages to be delightful, deeply intense and somehow delicate, all at once.

Absolutely fantastic.

Update (6/13):
My bottle of Whiskey Rodeo mellowed out with a year on it. The appearance is still ridiculously amazing, with this luscious cocoa-colored foam atop a jet-black brew. However, the coffee notes on the aroma and the coffee-forward flavor profile have taken on an unfortunate astringency. It’s more of a sharp roast, with an acidic, astringent finish. Thickly rich, with perhaps a tad more carbonation than it needs. This beer makes a great sipper. But I had to dial back my initial enthusiasm for it.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 07:43:42 | More by elNopalero
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Jester King / Mikkeller Whiskey Barrel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
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