Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo - Jester King Brewery
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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
2.9/5 rDev -28.2%
Exactly zero carbonation. A very disappointing "pffft" was followed by an even more disappointing lack of anything resembling a head. It smelled like all the ingredients listed on the bottle (i.e. coffee and what not). Lovely aromas with no head make for a beer that is disappointing. The taste is fine despite the carbonation failure. Mouthfeel is horrible: flat beer isn't pleasant to swallow. I'm done with these guys. Local or not, I've spent my last dollar with them.
08-26-2012 23:56:06 | More by specksnreds
3/5 rDev -25.7%
This beer crossed my path from the Values Bif. Thanks Azzy for an interesting beer drinking experience. The beer was chilled lightly and served in a snifter.
A- The body of the beer is black. The head of the beer is one finger high and the coloration of burnt caramel. The head resolved to a ring of foam. No lacing marks this beers passage from my glass.
S- The aroma of medium roasted coffee rises from the glass. Unfortunately the beer had a chemical astringency that clanged against the coffee. No this astringency was not from coffee. Peppery notes waft out and grab my attention.
T- Malty brown sugar and molasssis are supporting a moderately roasted coffee. A bit of cocoa combined with a peppery tickle help to dry this beer out.
M- The body of the beer is just shy of medium bodied. The caronation was low. I liked the way the pepperyness finished the beers mouth. I would have liked a bit fuller body.
O- I like serveral of the elements of this beer. The coffee flavor was first rate and the pepperyness of the beer was an interesting component. With that said the astringency of the beers aroma killed this beer drinking experience. This one should go back to the drawing board.
01-06-2013 10:39:04 | More by nlmartin
3.05/5 rDev -24.5%
A: Pours a nearly opaque black color. On a very aggressive pour a thin bubbly head forms. Pour retention. Very viscous and thick. It is always hard to rate the appearance of an imperial stout cause they all look pretty much the same. No exception here.
S: First whiff is promising. Coffee, vanilla, roast. Eventually the roasted coffee is the hole show, then the peppers kick in at the very end that almost ruins everything.
T: Follows the nose with a nice roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and tons of coffee. Which I would expect. Then the peppers take over, and here it does ruin everything. Tastes like green chili peppers that does nor mesh with everything else. The alcohol heat comes in strong after that.
M/D: A medium to full body. Fairly creamy and smooth. Once the peppers and alcohol heat come in, this is not enjoyable to sip on.
This makes a good first impression. A nice coffee stout, but ruined by the peppers. I really hope using peppers in stouts is a fade that fades quick. Cause I am not a fan.
09-03-2012 21:45:04 | More by champ103
3.1/5 rDev -23.3%
A: Pours like low viscosity motor oil…black as night with just the slightest hint of dark reddish-brown at the top edge when held to light. An overly-aggressive pour produced only a thin layer of loosely-connected mocha bubbles that disappeared immediately leaving not even a ring around the glass. Some alcohol legs along the glass walls after swirling.
S: Huge medium-roast coffee nose upfront. Chipotle peppers kick in shortly after, though they aren’t discernable as Chipotle’s right away…more of a general sharp, peppery smell. Moderate smoke, a bit of caramel, and some very faint chocolate in the background. The aroma was a little bracing at first, but became very pleasant.
T: Oddly, the flavor is almost reversed from the aroma as far as the order in which my palate picks things up. First I get the caramel, mild roast / chocolate and a quick hit of dark fruit. Next came some tongue-tingling pepper, then slightly bitter coffee to finish. I can feel the Chipotle lingering at the back of my throat, just enough to let me know it’s there. After warming, the coffee flavor is noticeable from the very beginning, and the Chipotle comes through a bit more. Sadly, the flavor comes off a little watery for an Imperial stout and just doesn’t follow through on what the nose promised.
M: medium-bodied, very under-carbonated, causes the flavors to fall flat. Drinks like a flat soda...not very pleasant.
O: The list of ingredients makes it sound awesome and the aroma is great, but the flavor isn’t very full and the carbonation is pretty much altogether absent. On the bright side, I don't pick up the 10% ABV in the nose or the taste. I feel that better carbonation alone would improve the flavor and overall effect of this beer immensely. Great concept, and if JK produces another batch with better carbonation, I’ll be sure to pick up a bottle.
08-27-2012 04:50:57 | More by RustyP
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
Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.