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Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo - Jester King Brewery

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 59
Gots: 60 | 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:
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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bsinger45

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

04-29-2013 21:49:50 | More by bsinger45
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
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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4amepiphany

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle in line at DLD '13. Thank you, kind sir for being so generous.

Very impressed, roasty aroma, oily and dark, full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Couldn't stop sipping this. That's all I have to say. Find this, and drink it. Share it. Enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 09:41:26 | More by 4amepiphany
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tswater

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-28-2013 06:03:18 | More by tswater
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-27-2013 03:29:13 | More by bsuedekum
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dirtylou

Washington

3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
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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Magery

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-27-2013 01:11:52 | More by Magery
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weeks023

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-11-2013 03:33:07 | More by weeks023
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brandon911

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-03-2013 01:36:26 | More by brandon911
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-03-2013 00:54:56 | More by ChaseTheAce
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
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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Pesci

Texas

2/5  rDev -50.5%

02-22-2013 20:10:37 | More by Pesci
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -1%

02-22-2013 05:49:48 | More by GRG1313
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-21-2013 14:31:52 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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harrylee773

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-18-2013 14:14:50 | More by harrylee773
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SFASteve


4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

02-18-2013 13:51:34 | More by SFASteve
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1%

02-16-2013 15:11:11 | More by EgadBananas
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awalsh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-16-2013 02:44:44 | More by awalsh
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MisterGrizz

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

02-13-2013 17:28:00 | More by MisterGrizz
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-10-2013 00:54:54 | More by Lare453
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afluentturtle

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearence: Pours a dark rich black with a thin 1/2 finger of dark brown head. Not much lacing and the head recedes quickly into just a few lingering bubbles.

Smell: Fresh roast coffee, dark chocolate, slight chille pepper tinge. Very rich flavor that I could keep smelling for hours.

Taste: Follows the smell, coffee first and then chocolate. Some mollasess and dark fruits with a chilie pepper finish. A little earthy coffee ground flavor also.

Mouthfeel: Rich and creamy, almost like a milk stout. My favorite part of this beer.

Overall: A terrific brew, only wish the pepper was just a little more noticeable. Easily my favorite coffee beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 21:30:28 | More by afluentturtle
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whoneeds8

Texas

4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tall chalice black with very little head. At first I worried it was flat, but it's not. The second pour gave a little more of a head. The scent is strong of capachino coffee. A little smoke malt scent in there as weel. The taste is very complex. First thing that hits the palette is the coffee. Alot of different coffee flavors. Then the smoked malts show up followed by the chipotle. This is a very warm ale. Would go great on a cold dark night.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 00:40:11 | More by whoneeds8
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
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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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 08:46:20 | More by schnarr84
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
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
Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.