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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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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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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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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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cfrobrew

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 14:47:19 | More by cfrobrew
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starkmarvelo

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 19:59:24 | More by starkmarvelo
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Bobheed

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured out a super thick, viscous, oil black with an extremely small, dark red head yielded from an aggressive pour. The head dissipates very quickly leaving no trace of carbonation

S: Get the peppers almost immediately with tons and tons of roastiness. I picked up lots of rich chocolates and molasses. Also, floating around in the background, I got some vanilla as well as the coffee.

T: A lot more coffee-forward than I expected judging by the smell. Immediately I got the dark coffee and molasses, then the peppers suddenly hit. It's not an overwhelming heat that it produces, but more of a smokey, slightly spicy note.

M: A little weak here. It was very thick and smooth, which I liked, but it had very little carbonation. There's enough of a spicy tingle from the chipotle to almost make up for it, but not quite

Overall, I liked this one a lot. I'm very curious to get another bottle to see if the carbonation issue is the beer itself, or maybe an improper seal on the bottle. I will re-edit this review if it is the latter

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 23:58:08 | More by Bobheed
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MutualAid

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 07:10:23 | More by MutualAid
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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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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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RustyP

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 04:50:57 | More by RustyP
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gtermi

Texas

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

A: This beer pours a very dark motor oil black with a thin dark tan head, that quickly fades to nothing more than a ring around the glass.

S: A very strong smell of alcohol, some roasted malt, coffee and even a little bit of chocolate.

T: The flavor is just amazing! Just like the smell it has a delicious alcohol bite, which quickly fades to a chocolate and roasted malt/ coffee. flavor.

M: This beer goes down nice, with a slight warmth on the back of the mouth and down the throat.

O: Just an outstanding beer. Jester King and Mikkeller have absolutely knocked this one out of the part.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 03:49:23 | More by gtermi
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specksnreds

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -28%
look: 1 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 23:56:06 | More by specksnreds
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

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

The beer looks black in the glass with a small mocha head that falls apart relatively quickly. There is a noticeable difference in the head in this beer and the Beer Geek Rodeo.

Coffee, chocolate, and roast with a fairly prevalent pepper hanging behind those aromas.

The coffee is hitting first giving way to some chocolate, roast, and pepper. The chipotle gets quite active at the back end with spice and warmth felt throughout.

A very smooth brew with light carbonation and med-full body.

The Kopi Luwak seems more gimmicky than anything(doesn’t provide anything special for being the most expensive coffee around) and the carbonation seems off when compared to the Beer Geek. Still enjoyed the hell out of it.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 04:34:06 | More by MattSweatshirt
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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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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

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

"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.

Packages: 750ml bottles
Availability: Limited
OG: 1.088 FG: 1.013 ABV: 10.1%
Water: Filtered Hill Country Well Water and/or Harvested Rainwater
Malts: Maris Otter, Dark Crystal, Brown, Chocolate, Smoked, Pale Chocolate
Hops: Millenium, Saaz, Cascade, Columbus
Yeast: Farmhouse Yeast
Other Ingredients: Flaked Oats, Brown Sugar, Roasted Barley, Kopi Luwak and other Vietnamese Coffees, Chipotle Peppers."

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 23:29:07 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.