Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #188
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4.34 | pDev: 9.22%
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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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Reviews by Damian:
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 1 pt .9 fl oz bottle
Served in a snifter

Acquired in a trade with kkipple

The beer poured an opaque, thick, near black with brown edges. No head was present but merely a thin layer of coffee-colored froth that quickly faded to a lasting collar. Spotty drops of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was simply amazing. Super coffee rich (espresso-like) with sweet vanilla and brown sugar notes. Semi-sweet chocolate was apparent as well. As the beer warmed, some bourbony/boozy notes came out as well.

The taste was exceptionally rich and smooth. Coffee/espresso notes dominated the flavor profile, as was expected. The coffee was smooth and yet somewhat acidic. Up front the beer was sweet and creamy with subtle hints of caramel. Dark chocolate, vanilla and roast appeared appeared in the center, along with some bourbon and brown sugar. Strong espresso and roast notes, dark chocolate, oak and a touch of bourbon came through on the slightly warming finish.

The mouthfeel was possibly the single best I have ever experienced in a beer. Ultra creamy, frothy and supple on the palate. Velvety smooth and slick. Even though the oatmeal was overwhelmed by the intensity of the coffee in the flavor profile, it did wonders for the texture. Simply astounding.

This beer was remarkably drinkable. Not only was the flavor profile smooth and well balanced, but the 10.9% ABV was remarkably well hidden.

My friend recently brought me back some civet coffee on his trip to Vietnam. Even though the coffee was far from outstanding, I became obsessed with finding this beer ever since. The steep coast and the legwork involved was definitely worth it. Beer Geek Brunch Weasel definitely has one of the most intense coffee flavors I have ever experienced in a beer. Coupled with the other amazing attributes of this brew, it takes the cake for the best overall coffee flavored beer I have yet to try.

Feb 28, 2009
More User Reviews:
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wedge from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Black with a small, but seriously creamy head. Smell is of berry-like coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and some citrus. Flavor is a smooth blend of coffee and chocolate...nuts, berries, vanilla, dark chocolate covered cherries. Mouthfeel is the star of the show - creamy, velvety smooth, and thick, but drying out in the finish aided by a roasty bitterness. The aroma is the only real let-down of an otherwise nicely balanced coffee stout.

May 24, 2015
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nathanjohnson from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Nov 20, 2011
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coreyfmcdonald from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Nov 17, 2011
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BeerBuckeye from Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

Oct 31, 2013
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joefuzz from New York

4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

100th review...I decided to go with something that has been sitting in the cellar for a while.

Bottle purchased in 2010

Pours black as the night with a good sized mocha head. I noticed some strange large chunks during the pour which is where the points off came from.

Smells of faint hops lots of chocolate malt slight coffee scent

Taste is sweet velvety milk chocolate....almost like a chocolate malt milkshake. This tastes like a grown up version of young's double chocolate stout. The coffee notes are barely existent but it has a very nice roast character.

Mouthfeel is amazing but oatmeal used right always seems to give that nice creamy texture. Carbonation is right where it should be.

Overall this is an amazing beer it has aged like a champ and over the last 2 years has transformed into a completely different beer.

Jul 30, 2012
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claytong from Vermont

4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - black and viscous on pour. pretty headless. no lacing to speak of except minor rim.

smell - coffee and chocolate. a bit of sour grape? or is that poop? smells good. darkness

taste - a certainly odd coffee like roast. deep dark chocolate. an odd bitter/oil there.

mouthfeel - oddly the appearance didnt mean too much in this aspect. wasnt that thick, decent carbonation. oil coating in the mouth was there.

sort of weirded me out since my friends kept talking about it being made of turds. skipped ahead to the rumpkin, but a good beer nonetheless.

Oct 24, 2011
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Pat316 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Apr 20, 2013
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PaulsBrew from Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

May 10, 2015
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haknort from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Jun 09, 2013
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bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 21, 2015
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jordanian2 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 01, 2015
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codytwo from Connecticut

4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 24, 2015
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Impressive thick and dense dark tan head. Lots of ring lace. Near black in color. No light passes through.

Coffee and cream aroma.

Very dark flavors of black patent, almost like espresso. Lighter body than I expected. Lots of chewy burnt malts--subtle dark molasses sweetness in the background. The aftertaste is quite bitter.

May 09, 2009
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jdklks from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

May 27, 2013
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TommyW from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Black as oil with some deep ruby highlight and a dense tan head.

S- Very earthy, coffee aroma with an espresso-like intensity and some hints of berries and honey.

T- Very deep roasted and burnt flavor with notes of coffee, nuttiness, a little smokey and this deep earthy/woody undertone that is really unique. Touch of booze is noticeable at the finish; bit of a warming alcohol presence as well.

M- Very smooth, med/full body with an easy carbonation.

D- Definitely one of the most unique stouts I've ever tasted; truly and experience and well-worth seeking out.

Jun 18, 2010
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losdizzel from Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Apr 02, 2014
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Prospero from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Sep 11, 2013
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match1112 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

Feb 24, 2013
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Bockerdoppel91 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Apr 15, 2014
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jjd315 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

May 05, 2014
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Liondiscs from California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Apr 07, 2014
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spoonsock from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jun 21, 2014
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slipperysoup from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Jul 02, 2014
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Bruno74200 from France

4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - pitch black with a thin brown lacing

S - Coffee coffee and coffee, Nothing overwhelming

T - Light earthy hops, coffee all long, really nice coffee by the way. Light oatmeal with not too much acidity, just good balance. Nuts

F - Smooth with a gentle carbonation

O - Great beer, nice balance. Not boozy at all. Certainly the best oatmeal stout I've had to date

Aug 09, 2016
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