Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by GPHarris:
2.6/5 rDev -35.6%
a - poured flat. no head with just the slightest ring of lace. body was dark black.
s - coffee aromas with a hint of alcohol.
t - coffee with a spicy finish. slightly boozy.
m - thin and dull. no carbonation to speak of.
o - i had high hopes for this beer and think there was something there but this beer was about as flat as can be which really messed up the experience.
02-13-2014 22:19:43 | More by GPHarris
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev -5.2%
Scored this at Hubbell & Hudson in the Woodlands; I'm a sucker for anything with coffee in it.
A: Pours black and viscous, not unlike motor oil in January. Very low carbonation and no real head despite the properly cleaned glasses.
S: The smell is roasted malt with a good bit of coffee sweetness and a bit of smoke. Nothing too strong, but some good hints as to what to expect.
T: The immediate impression is of coffee and a fair amount of sorghum sweetness from the malt, but this is closely followed by the bitter qualities from the roasted grains. The chipotle is felt, rather than tasted as a mild warming sensation in the back of the throat.
M: The mouthfeel is slick but not oily. As some other reviewers mentioned, this would benefit with a bit more carbonation, perhaps just enough to add a creamy quality.
O: A pretty decent sipping beer from two of my favorite brewers, but I'm not sure the price-tag is justified.
09-09-2012 07:10:23 | More by MutualAid
4/5 rDev -1%
The beer pours a very dark brown color with a small brown head. The aroma has a lot of coffee in it as well as some roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is similar. The coffee really stands out, along with some heat and spice from the chipotle peppers. I also get some earthy notes as well as some chocolate and roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice beer, glad I got to try it.
09-05-2012 04:35:32 | More by Mora2000
4.49/5 rDev +11.1%
Poured into a tall chalice black with very little head. At first I worried it was flat, but it's not. The second pour gave a little more of a head. The scent is strong of capachino coffee. A little smoke malt scent in there as weel. The taste is very complex. First thing that hits the palette is the coffee. Alot of different coffee flavors. Then the smoked malts show up followed by the chipotle. This is a very warm ale. Would go great on a cold dark night.
02-04-2013 00:40:11 | More by whoneeds8
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
750ml bottle, a niggling 10.01% ABV by my local jurisdiction's determination. Also, my new gig has a direct tie to the Austin beer scene, currently, and thus it is almost a job requirement for me to drink this, hoo hah! Hey doktorzee, I'm finally getting to this one!
This beer pours a solid black abyss, with very skinny basal mahogany highlights, and one fat finger of weakly foamy (given the expectations of bottle re-fermentation), creamy light brown head, which leaves nothing beyond a low ebbing of shoreline lace around the glass as it quickly settles out of sight.
It smells of mildly roasted caramel malt, sweet milk chocolate, predominant coffee grounds, a simmering vegetal, and somewhat metallic spiciness, and soft leafy, grassy, earthy hops. The taste is more coffee-forward, as the bitter, earthy cuppa fancy joe essences move on up, pushing the semi-sweet cocoa notes to the side, but not away, per se, with some dark-fruit tinged toffee maltiness, as the green spiciness amps it up a notch or two, overwhelming the efforts of the expectedly persistent sassy noble hops. A skulking, but well masked warmth threatens to a certain degree, but nothing more.
The bubbles are still peppy enough throughout, the body a solid medium weight, and smooth, I suppose, but with a strong spicy/alcohol caveat, i.e. not so much then, really. It finishes fairly sweet, the cocoa, coffee, and fruity notes contending easily enough with the lingering spice and hop offsets.
A genuinely drinkable big-ass stout, heavily informed by weasel-turd coffee and smoked chili peppers. If that is a sentence with any appeal or merit whatsoever to you, then I suggest you drop a few ducats, if you have the chance, and grab a dose of this happy collision, in the land of new-world, old-world brewing confusion. And thank you, In Flames (and Genesis, yeah yeah, whatevs), for inspiring that finishing note.
02-03-2013 06:59:12 | More by biboergosum
4.38/5 rDev +8.4%
I love kop-luwak infused imperial stouts so this was a must-try for me. 750ml bottle poured into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.
Pours pitch black with a .5 finger rising mocha head that hangs around. Lacing is spotty and sparse with decent cling. Thick oil legs coat the glass. Very nice.
Nose is big notes of kopi... my favorite! Some fudge, chocolate, molasses and chipotle spice round out the flavors. Aromatic and very enticing.
Opens chocolate, prunes, kopi coffee, plum sweetness, and cocoa. Chipotle peppers sting a bit in the background providing some nice character. Some roasted malt and molasses sweetness finish things off. Aftertaste of chocolate, fudge, and coffee. Chipotle is detectable right till the very end. I really like this.
Medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth with some warmth going down. Messy finish with a linger, boozy aftertaste. Super smooth.
For me, its hard to go wrong when it comes to a kopi beer and this is no different. The chipotle presence adds a different and appreciated dimension and the slick, smooth feel rounds things out beautifully. Definitely a sipper but one that I'd be happy to sip on all night long.
01-03-2013 01:38:12 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.76/5 rDev -6.9%
750ml bottle, pfriem chalice
Jet black body - creamy chocolaty head but minimal lace. Aroma is dominated by charred malt and dry cocoa. Finally there is a (another) beer that marries three of my favorite things : beer, coffee and cat shit. I recall liking the Mikkeller version of this a bit more - you can definitely pick up the chipotle in the finish which is a nice touch, but this is far from exceptional as it relates to integrating coffee into a stout. Bitter dry finish, lots of dark fruit and char.
04-26-2013 22:10:44 | More by dirtylou
3.45/5 rDev -14.6%
Poured very dark brown almost black in a jester king stem glass. Almost no head at all, small bubbles here and there.
Aromas is mostly a very intense dark chocolate with slight smoke and coffee.
Taste- Chocolate with coffee and some fruit, very intense and unusual.
Mouthfeel- Pretty thick, very smooth but not terribly carbonated.
Overall - Very interesting brew, I think I will age the rest that I have for a while to try to see if the carbonation comes along, may even try force carbing one to see if carbonation makes it better. Some of the overall bitterness and intensity may mellow out with age. Overall it was a great beer, not my favorite but nicely done.
10-16-2012 14:47:19 | More by cfrobrew
3.86/5 rDev -4.5%
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light dry coffee, black chocolate and some very subtle peppers notes. Taste is also a mix of peppers, dry coffee with some black chocolates and some dry coffee notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable stout with plenty of flavours that are well balanced. I think a bit more pronounced peppers notes would have made things more interesting.
03-24-2014 23:32:28 | More by Phyl21ca
Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
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