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Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo - Jester King Brewery

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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 68
Gots: 58 | FT: 5
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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:
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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Photo of Scotchboy
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of elNopalero
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
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  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with light tan head that is almost non-existent. Rough pour results in only minimal bubbles. Fair lacing.

Smell is heavy with coffee, toated oats and malt, ripe cherries, vanilla, oak and chocolate.

Taste is charred oak, chocolate, coffee. Lots of burnt malts. Bitterness lingers on the palate. Ash-like character lingers as well.

Mouthfeel is slick and oily. Full-bodied. Minimal carbonation.

Overall this was good. A little heavy on the charred character. Alcohol well hidden for me.

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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -56.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of cfrobrew
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jester King Weasel Rodeo

Pours dark brown into black in a snifter. 1/2 finger beautiful golden tan head that fades into a thin ring on the outside of the glass quickly.

Aromas are of intense dark chocolate, bit of chocolate sweetness, and a hint of smoke and chocolate liqueur and khalua.

Taste- semi sweet chocolate, strong coffee flavor but with a very mild bitterness. Bit of a dark fruit up front. Tiny bit of smokeyness on the finish, probably the chipotle.

Mouthfeel- coats the tongue nicely, it's not thick or viscous by any means but sticky. Little carbonation but not flat, small happy bubbles. The chipotle and alcohol heat sit nicely at the back of the throat.

O- super smooth, chocolatey, coffee without bitterness, and warming. Damn fine beer. Might have to pick another one up.

Buy again.

Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.