Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
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Stout - American Imperial
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4.34 | pDev: 9.22%
Mikkeller ApS
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Notes: Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.
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Jack_14 from Italy

3.28/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Fresh roasting on the nose.
Color impenetrable black.
Foam beige, evanescent even if the beer is poured vertically.
In the mouth there is a clear prevalence of toasted niote and coffee that also hide hints of chocolate and a hint of tobacco.
Non-existent carbonation.
But given the light body (too watery for my personal taste) it really feels like a brew of coffee.
I was expecting a beer with a different body honestly, but to taste it did not disappoint.

Nov 30, 2020
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

2.22/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Look: Pours a very, very pitch black color with a tiny, quarter finger head of beige foam. No lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Slightly chalky, herbal and bittersweet. An unpleasant soy sauce note is the first thing that jumps out at me. Lots of milk chocolate, semi-tart candied raisins and coffee beans. Some burnt toast and marzipan. Bourbon is in the background, a tepid medicinal, woody, resinous aroma. I think that's whats giving the beer it's "chalkiness" I was describing earlier. Cloying.

Taste: Very complex, a little too complex maybe? There's a lot to the beer and I'm afraid it all gets lost in translation. It's boozy, not atypical of a 11%er, but . . . it's just all over the place. The taste isn't bad, but it's very tannic and hard to take more than a tablespoon of a sip at a time, without your palate being completely overpowered by this herbal, sour, medicinal aftertaste. There's a nice cola and coffee flavor but it's so brief, before sickly sweet notes of chocolate syrup overpower everything. Then it becomes almost medicinal and woody. . . . and my god that aftertaste of sour soy sauce and grape juice. Yuck.

Feel: The worst part about it. Dry. Sweet. Slimy. Sticky. Oily. Thin. Hot. Boozy. Chalky. Not a fan. I would never be able to tell this was brewed with oatmeal until I read it on the bottle.

Overall: Maybe I got a bad batch. Mikkeler is usually on point but this is a classic example of one of the downsides of gypsy brewing; quality control. For such a complex beer where so much can go wrong, when you're using such an obscure ingredient like ca phe chon coffee . . . you really need to tripple check you dotted your "i"s and cross your "t"s so to say. . . Something was just off and didnt click here. I couldn't finish my bottle. . . sad to say this was a drain pour.

Sep 01, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.72/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: opaque; very dark brown - almost black; 1+ finger finely pored medium brown head that receded to a thin cap; OK lacing;

S: milk chocolate with deeply roasted grain in the background;

T: black coffee dominates from start to finish; deeply roasted grains are noticeable up front, but by the end, it's all black coffee; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: liked the aroma more than the flavor;

Apr 29, 2020
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice, has a definite coffee bitterness that isn’t a turn off, as a coffee stout should taste. Smell has an upfront chocolate maltball note, goes down easy enough with a nice coffee kick in the back of the throat afterwards. Looks just about as good as any breakfast stout, nothing crazy, will a fleeting caramel-mocha head from a vigorous pour into a tulip. Well done, check it out if you see it.

Mar 07, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into glass. No bottling date information found. Label has the beer brewed and bottled at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway.
Black colored body, with just a smidge of a dark brown edge when back lit. No read head upon pouring, what sticks around is a small island and thin ring, both fed by rising bubbles. Leaves behind some lacing spots, most of which slide back down into the beer.
Aroma is of dark roasted malts, but this one has a hint of sweetness. Heavy coffee, with additions of subtle smoke, chocolate and dark fruits.
Taste is quite heavy, with its dark roasted malts and coffee. Also expresses chocolate and dark fruit. This one has a hint of smoke but no allusion to grilled meats.
Heavy mouth feel, with a mouth coating sensation. Okay carbonation.
For a higher ABV% beer, the alcohol is well hidden. As the beer warms, at times, it expresses a sensation reminiscent of cherry cola (but ensconced in rich and deep coffee). The after taste has more decadent chocolate than in the main taste profile. The beer has a forbidding appearance because of its lack of foam, but the overall aroma, taste, and mouth feel is very much of a treat.

Nov 18, 2018
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into my snifter. The beer pours a deep cola brown color with fizzy tan head that is minimal and fades to almost nothing immediately after I pour the beer.
The aroma is roasted malt and rich coffee scents. I also get some milk chocolate and a bit of dark fruit underneath the chocolate. Pretty complex and interesting nose, not for the hop heads out there I suppose.
First sip reveals an average body with a bit of a chewy texture and very fine tingly carbonation. The liquid slides easily down with each swallow. The carbonation does leave a bit of a prickly sensation, almost like cayenne pepper on my tongue.
Flavor is what the nose advertises with lots of malt. I get roasted notes and coffee with some brown sugar and milk chocolate mixing together. A little dark chocolate and some molasses too, again, lots of depth to this beer and again, no hops. The booze is also pretty well hidden for 10.9%, as it drinks very easy and leaves no warming on my palate.
Quite a nice imperial coffee stout that Im glad to have tried, I would buy this one again even though it was a little pricey for one bottle ($9.50). Enjoy!

Oct 20, 2018
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siskiyoucellar from Oregon

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, after one year in my cellar, poured into a Mikkeller 20cl stemmed glass from their original place in Copenhagen. Yes, I am a Mikkeller fan boy, so take that into account. This is an elegant beer, not a gimmick or a ploy at all. It has a nice head but not the strongest presence in the glass. Aromas of tangy, fruity coffee and milk chocolate blossom into a rich, complex taste that brings in caramel, a little hint of sea salt and dark brandied fruit. The feel is light and a little fluffy, unusual for a big stout but perfect for this one - the intense flavors carry the day with ease. I hope that no civets were harmed in the making of this beer, it’s a unique and delightful entry in a very crowded field.

Jun 11, 2018
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Eddieeight from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks thick dark brown. No head at All
Smells super sweet like sugar and coffee.
The taste of this is smooth as hell, rich dark coffee. It even tastes like there's cream in this coffee it's so luscious.
Mouthfeel is smooth very little carbonation.
Overall I'm impressed with how much this is like an iced coffee and I really like that it's nearly 11%. Very expensive though. I can't believe this is so rare and was crapped out by civets!

May 02, 2018
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Nass from Florida

4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite lackluster as compared to the original beer geek breakfast. Pretty plain tasting for an adjunct filled stout. I am let down on this one. Mikkeller's stouts are usually an A- or higher. Cheers! B

Apr 02, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Couldn’t find a bottled on date, cap had:
KL 13:54:26
BF 25/05/26

Pours black and syrupy, with a thin ivory head and some nice brown lace around the glass.

The nose on this is great. Roasty coffee, sweet fudge chocolate, hints of molasses and booze. Rounded out really well.

This one hits sharply with bitter dark coffee with charred oak and tobacco undertones. The backend still has that sweet fudge and molasses but more as an afterthought. The balance is nice yet again.

Medium bodied, syrupy and very smooth. A boozy warmth settles down the hatch. Low carb, sticky finish.

Mar 25, 2018
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Franziskaner from Missouri

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black in color impenetrable to light. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim and just a wisp of it covering about half of the top. The aroma is of dark chocolate, fudge, oatmeal, and just a hint of dark roasted coffee. It tastes like dark chocolate and fudge with just a hint of bitter roasted coffee in the back of the palate. The mouth is silky smooth and yet formidable. The oatmeal has made this dangerously smooth. This is very decadent and one of the best dessert beers out there.

Feb 24, 2018
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, no head, light fizz. Aroma does a good job of enticing you with rich Vietnamese coffe, vanilla, light milk chocolate from the malt profile. Taste follows a similar pattern but underneath there are some dense tobacco leaf / char undertones that too take away somewhat from am otherwise delectable coffee beer. Coffee flavor isnt overdone & there are some sweet notes to smooth it out, but it finishes just a little heavy thanks those roasted malts.

Feb 01, 2018
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Alright. This can had some serious carbonation issues. As soon as I opened it, it sounded like I just opened up a CO2 tank. Barely poured, and it foamed up quickly. Had to carry it to the sink. So, pours pitch black with a thick, thick foamy head that just won't go away. Has a nice dark chocolate aroma with roasted malts and some coffee just at the end. Creamy smooth dark roasted malts. A little heavier on the coffee. The chocolate is still in there but just more through the taste. Heavy bodied with high carbonation of course.

Dec 21, 2017
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

(330 ml bottle, cap says BF 26/05/26 ... poured into a fat, over-sized wine glass, dregs left behind)

L: poured with minimal foam, which fizzled out into very thin collar... extra dark brown, opaque liquid... not a scab of lace

S: wet coffee grounds, hint of old, dry black licorice... firm underlying malt base, but the coffee stands out most dominant, followed by a soft, bready roast from the coffee and dark malt... overall, doesn't quite prepare one for its flavors

T: definitely a unique flavor detectable immediately - sort of a decadent, nutty-toffee-covered coffee bean with a tiny raisin core... dark, leathery dried fruit undercurrent heavily blanketed beneath its lumbering, musky maltiness

F: low carbonation results in a plush, mildly oily, full-bodied, yet rather sluggish brew... no burn in the finish, delicate warmth... certainly a sipper; it does drink like a wort-y stout that was left out overnight in its glass

O: this would be my second time having this, and first in around 5 years ... was gonna share this with my brother but went at it alone, though I do feel it's worth buying once more for him to try

Dec 17, 2017
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FLima from Brazil

4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep black color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of cocoa and coffee beans.
Flavor with notes of heavy roasted coffee beans, earthy and piney hops and vanilla.
Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness and a roasted finish.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 10.9% is well disguised.
Delicious coffee notes that are somewhat hard to describe. So, it does make a difference the whole awkward process for making this unique coffee.

Nov 21, 2017
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L -- 1,000 lumens passed through the glass reveals an immensely dark brew, with the slightest amount of light coming around the edges. The dark tan head dissipates very quickly, leaving minimal lacing
S -- Molasses, raisin, caramel, coffee, vanilla, and a touch of barrely alcohol
T -- Unexpectedly complex and engaging. Starts with a wave of fruit: plum, berry, banana, kumquat, lychee, and sweet apple. This is followed by robust dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla extract, toffee, barley malts, and molasses. Barely any booziness, which is pretty remarkable for 11%ABV
F -- Smooth, slick, and oily. Heavy mouthfeel, minimal carb. Long, fruity/smoky finish
O -- Definitely tastes like a kicked up version of Beer Geek Breakfast. The same fruitiness that drew me to that beer also draws me to this one. If only it weren't so damn pricey.... (~$12/12oz bottle)


Oct 02, 2017
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Blackop555 from Michigan

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Thick, short, tan head that last a little while.

Smells roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and hints of dark fruit.

Taste chocolate and roasted malt. Fading fast to strong coffee, Light alcohol and prune hints. Finishes dry with a coffee linger. Medium to full body and creamy lower carbonation.

Sep 20, 2017
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 fl oz bottle into a snifter.
Appearance- pours a thick, black syrup forming a medium thick dark mocha head that recedes quickly to a very thin layer. Lacing is not a strength.
Smell - mouth watering dark and sweet chocolate!
Taste - dark chocolate syrup with hints of vanilla bean one robust coffee bean; absolutely delicious!
Feel - velvety smooth chocolate; not too sweet, not too bitter, fantastic!
Overall - about as good as it gets, right here. This is so well crafted that it doesn't need any tricks!

Sep 18, 2017
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HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

UPDATE: 10/20/2018
The last of a 4-pack bought over a year ago. Canned on 2/2017. Yes, still one of the best imperial coffee stouts I have ever had. I would put it up against BB-aged Imperials stouts.

Pours a beautiful very dark brown with a nice nut-brown head, that dissipates quickly (at 1.5 years old). Keeping at 4.25.

Aroma: all kinds of great stuff: roasted malts, alcohol, chocolate, coffee; I love it! VERY nicely balanced: nothing really stands out, but it's ALL good. Increasing to 4.5.

Taste: the same as the nose; warming alcohol. Keeping at 4.5.

Feel: Medium to heavy, and very creamy, with good carbonation. Increasing to 4.5.

Overall: Definitely a sipper. Nothing I could think of to improve it. An imperial stout doesn't get much better then this. Increasing to 4.5.


Original review: Had this over a month ago, and I remember being blown away by it. It was one of the best imperial coffee stouts I have had.

Sep 05, 2017
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bbtkd from South Dakota

3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, 10.9% ABV. Pours medium viscosity and black, with a half-finger tan head that left no lacing. Nose is coffee, chocolate, fruit, and slight alcohol, taste follows with only moderate bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

Sep 02, 2017
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a deep black with a thin dark head. The aroma is dark and rich, with dark chocolate, raisin, cassis, cranberry, cappuccino, and cocoa. The coffee is far more rich and apparent in the flavor, starting sweet and chocolatey, and then becoming dark, espresso like and bitter. There are also notes of raisin, dried cranberry, black and red currant, and caramel. The mouthfeel is medium thick with small bubble carbonation. Overall this is an excellent beer, great depth, complexity, and intensity - all the flavor additions are well used. The mouthfeel is not overly rich, and the whole thing comes together nicely.

Aug 24, 2017
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maltznhopz from Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ML bottle poured into a snifter glass.

A - Pours a pitch black color with a small tan head that decipates quickly.

S - Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and booze in the aroma.

T - Nice sweet caramel flavor, vanilla, malts, coffee and a hint of chocolate.

M - Heavy and creamy, complex mouthfeel but it goes down very smooth. No notice of 13% abv.

O - This is definetly worth a try and I am glad I have an extra bottle.

Aug 06, 2017
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Evilyak from Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

dark and viscous, with a very thin, tan head around the edges. smells and tastes like exactly what you'd expect - roasted coffee and chocolate and sugar. dry finish with just a bit of a bite to it. mouth is creamy and thick. alcohol, for almost 11%, is very well masked.

the novelty of the cat crap coffee aside, this is a fantastic stout.

Jul 03, 2017
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macrosmatic from Florida

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Poured from the 330mL bottle into an El Catador teku glass. 2016 bottling; exact review date not recorded, but would have been from late 2017 (likely October).

A: Dark brown and opaque, with a surprisingly high amount of visible carbonation for style. Forms a half-finger of tan head with good retention.

S: Coffee up front – dark roasted and spicy. Roasted malts, cocoa, and notes of dry old leather. Caramel and toffee, and a very mild “green pepper” - but this stays below the obnoxious cutoff for me. A nice deep mocha aroma with a good bit of dryness to balance the sweetness.

T: Coffee and dark chocolate – heavier on the chocolate than expected based on the aroma and label description. A dark and milk chocolate mix. Vanilla, toffee, and dark roasted malts with just a bit of burnt-but-not-smoky flavor. Old leather and dry baker’s chocolate. More coffee with a nice robust spicy character. Moderate roast bitterness and maybe a bit of hop bitterness – while malty, this isn’t overly sweet at all. It finishes with more dark mocha flavor in the hang.

M: A nice thick, smooth, and silky body – very nice mouthfeel for an oatmeal stout. Low but as-expected carbonation sensation. The hefty ABV is very well-hidden - I wouldn't have guessed more than 8%.

O: I mean…it’s a coffee flavored oatmeal stout. It’s not gonna rock anybody’s world as far as concept. But it’s easy to drink and pretty darn tasty, and the body is excellent. There is more chocolate than I expected, but that’s a minor quibble. This is one of my favorites of the Beer Geek series I’ve had so far.

Jun 25, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance had a dark brown close to black color with no head nor lacing. The smell was fabulous with an almost perfect combination of roasted coffee bean to a light milk chocolate and also a decent dark chocolate. The taste was sweet and roasty pulling together rich roasty coffee notes into milk and dark chocolates finely. A light dry chocolate aftertaste leads to a slightly dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Alcohol really isn’t felt, and the carbonation is fairly smooth. Overall, imperialized oatmeal stout, if anything, well, the aroma and the taste are absolutely enthralling.

Jun 23, 2017
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