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Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 68
Gots: 57 | FT: 4
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ZombiesAteMyDog on 08-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Ratings: 210 | Reviews: 39
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4.05/5  rDev 0%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of elNopalero
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of schnarr84
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours with little to no head. Not surprising for a 10% RIS. Nose is of strong coffee.. espresso maybe. Very pleasant, I love a solid coffee RIS. When I buy a house I will stop at nothing to have Beer Geek Breakfast on tap in my bar! Very viscous mouthfeel.. hardly any carbonation, is almost slightly slimy.. Upfront taste is roasted malts (duh in a RIS), chocolate and burnt fruits. The coolest thing about this beer is how it takes 15-20 seconds after you swallow to taste the heat. It isnt overpowering or even spicy by any stretch but you get this amazing aftertaste of chipotle peppers. The taste lingers for minutes.. its absolutely awesome. Overall this is one of the most complex beers I have ever had. You are transitioning from a coffee smell to roasted/burnt malts taste to chipotle aftertaste. It is definitely worth the 19$/750ml sticker price

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.94/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
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