Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek Brunch WeaselBeer Geek Brunch Weasel

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

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

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

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Photo of drbenderdo
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of deereless
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwa114
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johng19751
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cavery
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A pint shared with Klym over a special farewell session.

"There's a secret ingredient in this beer, I won't say what it is"

*a few tastes*

"It's got to be some coffee"


"Dude, is this that cat @$%^ coffee?"

A: A dark core of a stout that gives way to frothy oatmeal suds, a solid 1 finger head comes and goes with a conservative pour. Brown bubbles linger for a while before finding a home on the edges of the glass. Lonely patches of brown bubbles remain in the middle of the beer for minutes after pouring. A very coffee looking beer, quintessential coffee aesthetics.

S: I can only describe the smell of this beer as "diaper with an imperial hand of anise". The smell is too sweet to really say "licorice", as the anise really runs deep in the nose. A light ash tray/tobacco lets its presence be known. The smell is so confusingly complex, is this a fruit that I have never tried? I feel like someone in some country that I am not familiar with is consuming some dark berry that is exactly this smell. the lightest creamed coffee peaks its shy head in the finish. A palette cleansing nose.

T: Coffee berry (?). a bright sweet offering of coffee that comes in form of a berry sweetness that makes you rethink the very nature of the coffee bean. A strong acidity drives the beer to your stomach, but a hybrid sense of nuttyness/roastyness that never seems to go one way or another lingers. What the heck at the earthy appearance of fancy morels.This beer grows on me with light speed. So mysteriously hazelnutty/creamy/truffles/pecan/espresso. Walnuts in the aftertaste. The acidity makes me believe this could be a laxative. The best laxative ever.

M: Moderate mouth feel that allows the coffee aspects shine. Super toned down bubbles that almost imply a colder temperature (?). I know it sounds weird, but I get the sense of chilled coffee every time I take a sip. The slow breakdown of slow released carbonation gives this phantom sensation of coldness. I'm pretty sure this beer is illegal in some states.

O: This reminds me of when I would try avocados as a kid, and I swore I'd never eat them. A few years later and I eat guacamole by the orchard. I want to grow up with this beer. I feel like this beer has whispered me a secret that I am yet to understand. An enigma in a glass. I am pretty sure those cats are incapable of metabolizing pure knowledge. I don't even care if the berries were fully cleaned, this is astoundingly unique.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drpimento
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wowee zowee! holy muthablinkin catshit. This bottle courtesy of Paul B; thankee kindly sir. Poured with a tan head. Some lace. Head and lace disappear after a while, but it's so good, who cares. Aroma is a coffee imperial stout, but with some lovely floral characteristics that work perfectly. Floral notes aren't in the flavor, but some malt sweetness is. Sublime. Don't pick up the alcohol much. All hail Mikkeller!!

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Photo of Duffman79
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seand
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep opaque brown, near black, with a thick blanket of tan head. Just a bit retains around the edge of the glass and in hazy clumps on the surface, but it's enough to leave spots of lacing.

S: Rich and deep. There's a coffee note, but it's light and earthy and somehow unusual, but good. There's also a bit of a boozy warmth and bite. The overall effect is definitely more than the sum of its parts though; everything really comes together perfectly.

T: Dense roasted malt and coffee leading into a smooth but bitter finish. Each element is well executed, though there's nothing unusual going on, but again the composition is what makes it.

M: Full body, relatively light carbonation. There's a light but noticeable astringency around the middle of the tongue.

Overall, it's great. Very complex, and seems excellently put together. Rather than a mix of a large number of things to provide depth and complexity, it's a small number of high quality elements in just the right quantities.

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Photo of bigmanlavos
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warnerry
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a thick, opaque black with a finger of brown head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving a trail of lacing behind.

S - Up front smell is intense deep coffee, accompanied by roasted malts, CHOCOLATE, and slight aromas of fruit.

T - Like the aroma, coffee completely dominates, which, as a coffee lover, I support. Wonderful flavor; some roasted, almost burnt malts, then comes some chocolate notes.

M - nice medium/heavy mouthfeel. This completely coats the palate in a wonderful way.

D - Some apparent abv drops drinkability a little, but this is fantastic for someone who loves both beer and coffee.

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Photo of Trevor11
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mikkeller is not easy to come by in the States, but the Danish seem to know what they are doing. I tried this beer in the summer of 2015 along with BOMB! Although not the most fitting for a hot summer day in Chicago, Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is an animal of its own. Extremely dark, rich, and overpowering. Keep a watch for this beer

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours black as night with a big rocky dark tan head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving lace down the glass.

S - aromas of burnt sugar, molasses, cocoa, and coffee.

T - first taste is a powerful punch of roasted malt, burnt sugar, coffee, and molasses. The molasses lingers a long time, with some strong coffee flavors.

M - mouthfeel is full, but not cloying. Very much like a moderately sweet, deep dark coffee. Heavy roast flavors, similar to middle eastern coffee boiled in a small pot.

D - I'll slowly enjoy this beer. But you wouldn't want another in the same session, or you'll be following behind the little kitties looking for coffee beans.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I never imagined that there could be a weasel-dropping-based coffee that sells for hundreds of dollars a cup – or that I’d ever be drinking a stout made with that same coffee. Now that my glass is full of Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, I’m as excited as I am astounded that a drink like this even exists. Cheers to crazy coffee, and even crazier beer!

A: One of the best looking stouts I’ve seen. The head is thick, two fingers of glorious chocolate-colored cream that leaves lacing all the way down. There’s this rosy tone in it that’s unlike anything I’ve seen – it shines in the light with a reddish glow. Its retention is deep tan silkiness, appearing almost sandy, that looks great atop the pitch black body – really, this beer is so dark that it seems to be sucking in all ambient light and singlehandedly making the room darker. Exaggeration? Sure, but it’s damn dark.

S: Smells like weasel poop. Just kidding – it begins with some intensely aromatic coffee, as expected, which envelops the nose in chocolaty, mocha roasts and smooth vanilla smoke. The great part, though, is that these beans go deep. Unlike the majority of coffee stouts I’ve had, which have good coffee aromas that (unfortunately) only last for the first few moments of the nose, this beer has an all-the-way-down coffee richness. From the malts come cinnamon oatmeal, chocolate malt, dark chocolate truffles, and a load of hazelnut cream and caramel sauce. What’s more, that loveable Euro-yeast is present in layers of light biscuit bubbling up with chalky cream. Finally, there’s an unexpected kick of bourbon alcohol: not a boozy scent, but pure woody spice. It makes its presence known, with a power like hot peppers and a character like a good brandy sauce on Bananas Foster.

T: What robust, peppery coffee flavors! They singlehandedly lift the usually grounded nutty chocolate and mocha flavors of a coffee stout to a lofty height alongside the spice of great coffee. It even has a tart berry flavor to it, like the aftertaste from a chocolate-covered raspberry. From then on it’s smoke, leather, tobacco, and almond, all from the charred malt underbelly of this extremely roasty palate; seriously, if you love toast and campfire smoke, this beer is for you (I know I’m a huge fan). Vanilla and caramel resonate in the expected stout way, and brown sugar makes a dominantly buttery statement. Umami all over the place. Hot cocoa, Noble hops, cigar smoke, and dark, fruity candi syrup all around. Aftertaste has some caramel candy and buttery toffee, but remains a testament to dry, flowery, and brightly fruity hop effects.

M: Just what you want in a stout: rich smoothness mixed with bitter, puckering chocolate and salty dryness. Lays flat on the tongue for most of the drink, but the bubbles can’t always be suppressed.

O: For the style, it’s one of the best I’ve ever had. Coffee stouts/porters shouldn’t be about drinking a shot of espresso with every sip: like all great beer, it’s about balance and complexity. And with dark, fruity roasts from the coffee instead of a completely charred taste, this one is a stout worth remembering. Better than Beer Geek Breakfast, and one to rival Founders KBS.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a small brown head. In the aroma, oaky, whiskey, and a touch boozy. In the taste, just like the aroma, oaky, whiskey, a touch boozy, and a small roast. A smooth and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry coffee presence in the aftertaste. Big oak, big whiskey, big, but quite easy to drink.

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Photo of logobot
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of draheim
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle into a snifter. Pours an oily black w/ a dense reddish mocha head that settles slowly. Looks rich and decadent, having trouble imagining a more perfect-looking stout.

Aroma is rich espresso, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and some licorice. A nutty sweetness as it warms.

Taste is bitter coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate. A perfectly balanced blend of rich bold flavors.

Smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel. Coats the tongue but finishes dry and clean.

Overall, I haven't had many imperial stouts as good as this one. A well-executed sipping beer.

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Photo of ChefMacAttack
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle (11.2 oz) into a goblet.

Thick black pour. One finger of cafe au lait colored foam. Nose is coffee, coffee, coffee.

The first thing that impresses you on the first sip is the mouthfeel. Rich, thick, and viscous. Slightly oily. The coffee flavor is so rich and vibrant, I want to gargle with it.

Flavor is dried stone fruits, heavy cocoa, and roasted coffee beans on the finish. Perfect bitterness. There is definitely hints of booze at 10.9% ABV, but it's welcome considering the richness, and hey we're drinking beer, right? It's drinkable and I want more.

I've been working my way through the "Beer Geek" series and this might be staking it's claim at #1.

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Photo of NateMac13
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bark
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is black; the high head is chocolate brown. Lots of lacing occurs.

The smell is dry with notes of chocolate and coffee. Some alcohol. Rounded and elegant, yet powerful.

The grand taste is very "stouty". Very mild and rounded coffee-flavours with peppery hints. Milk chocolate, some sour hints, cocoa and caramel. The long lasting aftertaste is sourish and sweet with a delicate taste of coffee and hints of rolled oats.

The carbonation is medium to mild, the bubbles are small. The liquid is thick.

A very elegant and well crafted beer. But I had expected more coffee flavours. Next time, I go for the cheaper Beer Geek Breakfast.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very, very dark brown. Just a crack of brown shows through the black gloom when held to the light. Head is magnificent. Dark mocha brown, very dense and marshmallowy on top, small bubbles on the edge, retaining well and leaving absurdly generous sheets of lace. Perfect - a tremendous achievement of beer aesthetics.

Nose is intensely robust, huge coffee aroma with spiced charcoal strength. Yeah that intense roasted aroma, but sweet, and not sharp. Sometimes with strength comes a sharp alcohol spice that stings the eyes, but this is just rich, chocolatey coffee potency. Magnificently tempered.

Tastes strong and intense. Lots of dark, intensely-roasted flavour. Starts toasty with a touch of espresso bitterness on the front and then gets sweet, chocolatey on the mid and a bitter, strong, alcoholic roastedness returns on the back, mixes with hints of mint. But yeah, very strong coffee dominates, but is blended with other beautifully robust complexities. It gives me all the blackness I've lacked since my death metal days. Ash, coffee, black pepper, combined with a cognac strength, oh it's a wonderful, explosively flavoursome beer.

Feels like licking polished marble, smooth and cool, not a hint of alcohol jutting out. It's noticeable and thick but just not harsh. Beautiful.

Drinking this every day? Yeah, wouldnb't happen. Best enjoyed in a sipping way with a few friends, just fantastic stuff.

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Photo of Nicholaspark
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gaddabble
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,878 ratings.
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