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Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo - Jester King Brewery

Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel RodeoJester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%


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:
This variation on an imperial oatmeal stout, brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller, contains a healthy dose of authentic Kopi Luwak coffee (a.k.a. “weasel coffee”), along with other Vietnamese coffees, ground chipotle pepper. and a touch of smoked malt.

(Beer added by: ZombiesAteMyDog on 08-08-2012)
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 23:32:28 | More by Phyl21ca
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this bottle!

I dunno why, but this sounds like a Zappa album to me... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep, brackish black-brown topped by a finger of golden brown foam. The nose comprises rich cocoa, light booze, blackly-roasted malts, char, and dry, fruity coffee. It's everything a smoked coffee stout oughta be, though the slight absence of pepper character is somewhat disappointing, even if only minorly so. The taste rectifies this, reprising all of the elements of the smell and including a generous amount of pepper, both flesh and a mild bit of heat, for our collective tasting pleasure. The body is a solid medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a lightly chewy feel. Overall, a damn fine imperial stout, one whose various components somehow find a way to cooperate and not bicker and clash at all hours of the night. I need to get more of this...

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 04:07:36 | More by TMoney2591
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 06:59:12 | More by biboergosum
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 04:35:32 | More by Mora2000
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Again thanks to Calvin (ApostleBrewing) for this goody, shared with rudzud and others.

No head, pitch black beer nice legs.

Nose nice big dark malts, tons of dark choc, nice barrel aromas, very smooth nutty coffee, hint of roast, syrupy caramel, nice coffee.

Taste stats with a thick stout, dark choc, little roast, light char, barrel, nice smooth mellow slightly nutty coffee, starts to get earthy and bit of coffee grains, light caramel and vanilla, little tingly warming booze. Finish is syrupy, thick mouth coating, some booze, dark malts, light smooth coffee. It was very hard to find the chipotle, but a faint heat on the back end, and faint hint of a smokey pepper thing finally starts to come through, but very light.

Mouth is thick bod, decent carb, some booze.

Overall pretty nice beer, good smooth kopi coffee, dark malts underneath, but compared to the Kopi Speedway or the Dark Apparition Kopi BA it's a little below them. With the pepper was a little more prominent too.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 12:51:23 | More by jlindros
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

not sure what else you could really do to make this beer better, its near perfect, although I haven't had the whiskey version, so I may someday stand corrected. this pours an inky dark color, not quite black, with dark brown bubbles along the edges of the glass and not much else for head. the nose is real complex, smoked malt, or maybe just smoke from the peppers, hot pepper, black coffee, and raw dark chocolate. its a grand symphony in the nose really. the flavor is equally vibrant and orchestral. it starts with the coffee and the smoke, a nice and new combination, then the chipotles come in, not super spicy, but very flavorful. like Mexican hot chocolate, it leaves a mild warmth in my throat that is cured only by the sweetness in the finish. bitter cocoa and nearly burnt malts weave in and out as well, there is just so much going on here. the body is impossibly full, with very little carbonation. its a bottle to share for sure, although definitely tasty enough to consume alone. im amazed how well hidden the alcohol is, and how nice the peppers fit in. the finish is probably the most bizarre part of this, it taste like the end of a cigar, when your mouth is all coated from the smoke, and it almost hurts. its got that same deep set flavor penetration and smoke property. ive never experience anything like it in a beer before. some say I am too in love with mikkeller to objectively review the beers, but this is living proof that im not crazy. this beer is world class.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 20:43:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks are owed to both BA's canadianghetto and mhenson42 for hooking me up with bottles of this. 750ml poured into a Mikkeller teku and tasted along side the other 2 rodeo versions.

Thw brew appears an inky oil black. A rough pour from 2 feet above, directly down the middle of the glass hardly yields a couple big bubbles. The bubbles fade and hang in a thin pattern around the edge of the glass. Some faint brown clarity is noted around the edges with spotty lace sticking to the glass. A violent swirl doesnt do much.

The aroma is all about the kopi coffee. It is earthy and roasty with a fresh coffee scent and minor suggestions of citrus. Chocolate, tobacco and leather mingle in with the coffee quality. It doesnt matter how warm this brew gets or how much it is swirled, the nose is all about the coffee. A bit of alcohol emerges as it warms and once it goes beyond ideal temperature, it has a light smoked aspect.

The taste is roasty with citrus and earthy coffee flavoring. Tobacco and leather blend very well into the earthen coffee character. There is a mild peppery touch mid-palate that blends into something almost like cinnamon and bitter cocoa. There is a long lingering aftertaste of bitter baker's chocolate and a spice that is not really derived from either the alcohol or the peppers on their own but maybe a combo of both?

This is a medium bodied brew with an insignificant amount of carbonation. A little bit of carbonation would have went a really long way here to help move the flavors across the tongue and uplift everything about this brew. It was a bit lackluster and watery in feel without the carbonation but still retained enough positive quality that it was my favorite of the 3 rodeo brews.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 19:35:32 | More by stakem
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into tulip 21/7/13

A doesn’t look jet black but only has a thin cola edge, just a thin pinky of mocha foam even after a dump down the center, just a few specks of lace

S loads of dark chocolate covered coffee beans, burnt espresso, bakers chocolate, coco powder, faint smoke and just a hint of licorice

T a little of the peppers in the mouth that I wasn’t smelling on the nose, even more coffee and burnt dark roast, rather intense really, some char replaces the smoke on the nose

M not as thick as the color would imply but still has plenty of body, faint heat from the peppers builds slowly

O great coffee flavors and the mellow heat works well, lots of dark roast but no booze at any point

Solid coffee stout that I’ll look for in the future, thanks Mike and Trevor for sharing

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:45:51 | More by wordemupg
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dirtylou

Washington

3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, pfriem chalice

thanks @suncrust

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 22:10:44 | More by dirtylou
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champ103

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 21:45:04 | More by champ103
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle shared by cfrancis - thanks!

Appearance - Brown/black colour with tints of red and an average size fizzy/frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there some fair lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There are also some smokey/burnt notes and a bit of a nuttiness. Only at the end do I pick up on the spicy/hot flavours - and they linger.

Overall - A good beer but not something I could drink a whole lot of. Towards the end of my glass I was wishing the spicy ingredients hadn't been added to the beer. Still neat to try.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 15:48:10 | More by spinrsx
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared by JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with no head or lacing, nice legs though.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, chocolate, faint coffee. Not add much luwak as I had hoped.

T - Taste is lightly malty sweet, dark chocolate, older sweet coffee. It's not bad but not really coffee enough. Faint vanilla bits as well.

M - Mouthfeel is light and lowly carbonated, not much ABV though all things considered.

O - Overall I was pretty sure I'd already had this and reviewed it but oh well, I remember this being much better. Hmm.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 23:55:09 | More by rudzud
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.30.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a dark brown, foamy head that fades pretty slowly.

S - Pleasant coffee and some subtle cofee. Not much else.

T - Peppers and heat with a nice coffee finish.

D - Tons of carbonationn with a medium body.

O - More peppers here up front, but kopi coffee is so good.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 07:56:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
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flexabull

California

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of cfh64, thanks again!

Shared with my younger brother on Christmas day.

Pours like motor oil, pitch black, with a small light brown head.

Aromas are very coffee forward. Very dark coffee, like espresso, with some general earthiness from some hops and maybe the peppers too.

Taste is also super coffee forward. Almost tastes like someone poured a shot of espresso into a pint of imperial stout. Some dark chocolate, and bitter earthiness on the finish as well. Not sure I taste peppers here though.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. I like it.

Overall a very nice coffee beer. I just wished I could have noticed the chipotle more.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 00:55:59 | More by flexabull
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Pours a really deep deep brown. Almost black in color. Some reddish hues around the edges. Bottle was under carbonated, like others have mentioned. Pretty much the only knock on appearance is that. I did get a thin line of tan head around edges. Not leaving a lot of lacing even with a swirl.

S: Tons of coffee on the nose. Smell some Chiptole peppers coming through that body. There is some dark fruit under there too as well as some chocolate and roast. Really nice nose.

T: On the tip of the tongue you get that amazing bitter coffee flavor. Really high quality brewed coffee flavor. There is also a tingle of that pepper there too. As the sip continues, you get a nice smooth mid palate due to those oats. Chocolate. More roast coffee. And the pepper tingle comes up again in the back of the throat. Really nice.

M: It's full bodied. Carbonation issues.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 16:29:58 | More by inlimbo77
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elNopalero

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I’ve been saving this one for review #700!

It’s one of those bottles that’s all-too-tasty and has a ton of good memories associated with it.
This pours pitch black with no/low foam. It’s coffee forward, with a strong (weasel poo) coffee aroma. Sharp and acidic, with an intense roasty flavor undercut by the coffee. Similar body to the Whiskey Rodeo. Intense is the key word here—even with some time to mellow out the Vietnamese coffee comes across in its aroma and flavor in a way that’s rewarding but will be off-putting to those who have no interest in either coffee or beers. (Or beer + coffee combinations.) For a 10%+ ABV beer this hides it well.

Can’t wait to saddle up for another go.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 08:24:34 | More by elNopalero
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 01:38:12 | More by SpeedwayJim
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a very thick black pour with a slight amount of bubbles - no head, looks like there's no sign of carbonation at all.
the smell is a strong bold roast, dark chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, dates, fig. the flavor is just as bold as the aroma, however there is a bit of a peppery kick (very subtle) in the finish. a delicious coffee roasty bitterness overall, with hints of chocolate and a boozy bite.
the beer itself is completely flat, which i'm not sure is an aging problem since i've aged beers way longer and they stayed pretty well carbonated. a thick, mouth coating feel aside from that.

i feel like if this beer was a slight bit carbonated, it would have made a world of difference. the flavor and aroma are excellent. it would just be a lot better with some fizzyness.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 00:41:50 | More by facundoCNB
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nlmartin

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 10:39:04 | More by nlmartin
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Capped 750ml split 4 ways into pint glasses - bottle courtesy of BeerHunter76.

A: Its a stout - pours opaque and viscous and sits in the glass a nice black color with a good finger of brown head and some lacing.

S: Upfront, big chocolate notes...hints of peppery spice and smoke...big roasted malt character and nice moderately astringent coffee woven throughout.

T: Follows the nose, fairly balanced within itself...chocolate, roast, coffee, bitterness, suggestions of peppers and smoked malt. Very complimentary.

MF: Full bodied with a slight viscous or even oily sensation that isn't distracting. Sticky dry hint of alcohol.

O: Pretty nice use of peppers, they are definitely present but not distracting at all. Coffee notes are nice. Overall the flavors are complimentary.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 23:17:31 | More by Scotchboy
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brought back to CT by my buddy Jay in Austin Texas, keeping it weird!

A: Pours a viscous thick black with a rich mocha lacing around the edges after the head settled. The ring looks like mini oil bubbles that form after draining your car oil into a pan.

S: Aroma of mochachino espresso roast coffee with sweet malt and a roasted presence.

T: Wow, very sweet and rich. Comparable to a coffee stout ice cream chocolate topping. The coffee flavors are really great, probably some of the best that I have had in an imperial stout, which based on the hype of weasel poop coffee, I have to say this has actually lived up to my expectations. Not sure if I will be buying weasel poop coffee anytime soon, but it is definitely tasty in an imperial stout. Slightly vegetal at the end, but there is a nice kick from the chili peppers that stings the tongue and is warming.

M: Thick viscous with minimal carbonation. Oil can consistency similar to Ten Fidy.

O: Definitely worth a try. This is my first Jester King beer and I look forward to trying more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 21:57:13 | More by alpinebryant
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GPHarris

Alabama

2.6/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

2012 vintage

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 22:19:43 | More by GPHarris
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DavidST

Texas

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter, not bottled date (but this was only brewed once). This pours an almost completely flat pitch black color with a very thin film of a mocha colored head which wasn't there long enough to look at, there seems to be an occasional floating coffee grain, oddly this thin film leaves a lacing. The smells are nice dark roasted malts, coco, dark roasted coffee, a little peppery. The feel is nice and think, slight carbonination. The taste is good, very dark roast bitter, loads of bitter coffee, some bitter hops, a nice peppery finish, a quality RIS.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 03:42:12 | More by DavidST
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a Gouden Carolus chalice. Thanks Cheesemoose! Tudor brown head, moderate retention on a black body. Aroma includes coffee, chocolate, toasted malt, molasses, some caramel malt and a hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Tastes follows suit with the aromas. Interesting how this yeast strain works with an imperial stout base. Unique and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 08:25:36 | More by KickbacksSteve
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GregSVT

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours dark as night with a small dark brown head that fades to a ring and doesn't really leave much lacing on the glass. I love super dark stouts and this one is dark.

S: The nose starts with a huge blast of coffee and peppers then settles into a deeply roasted malt and smokey/bbq aroma. As it sits the smoke really comes forward until you swirl the glass and then you get the coffee and peppers again. There's also a slight touch of vanilla in there presumably from the Kopi Luwak.

T: The taste starts with a buttery flavor I can't quite place that slowly changes to dark roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. There is a bit of pepper on the back of the tongue but it's no where near as prevalent as I thought it would be...as it warms it does become a bit more spicy but nothing crazy. The coffee also isn't as strong as I was hoping for. It's still tasty but could use a bit more of the additional ingredients to give it that extra punch.

M: The feel is thick and buttery with a touch of carbonation. It could use a bit more in the way of bubbles but it's not bad for the style.

O: I was hoping for more coffee and pepper out of this one but it seems to be more roasted malt and chocolate. It definitely has that Mikkeller stout taste but a definite Black Metal taste as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 04:09:20 | More by GregSVT
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Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.