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Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo - Jester King Brewery

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90
outstanding

199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 65
Gots: 58 | FT: 4
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 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.

(Beer added by: ZombiesAteMyDog on 08-08-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

dirtylou, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
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

wordemupg, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

drummermattie02, May 26, 2013
Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

bsuedekum, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

spinrsx, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Lare453, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of champ103
3.05/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

champ103, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

rudzud, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

EgadBananas, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

BMart, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of gtermi
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

gtermi, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Exiled, Aug 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Dicers, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of flexabull
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.

flexabull, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

threedaggers, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Hanzo, Dec 03, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%

SadMachine, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ncaudle, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

wagenvolks, Sep 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

TX-Badger, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

jheezee, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

hilgart1, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

duff247, Aug 26, 2012
Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.