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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek Brunch WeaselBeer Geek Brunch Weasel

Brewed by:
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 movingtrain
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown bottle, one pint, nine ounces. Sampled this beer from a 12 ounce snifter.

Pours a dark black, opaque, with a creamy (espresso crema-like) half finger head on top.

The aroma is of coffee, chocolate, molasses, dried figs, caramel, and some alcohol. There is a bit of earthiness in the aroma, as well.

There is some spice in the flavor, like a cinnamon/ginger root flavor that seems to bite up front in the beer. The body is sweet, but balanced by a slightly metallic espresso/cocoa flavor. There are some hints of toffee, heavy cream, freshly roasted coffee, and cocoa nibs.

Overall, this is a fine beer, a real treat to drink. At 10.9%, this is one to be shared. The flavors are very well balanced in this beer, and the interesting "Weasel" coffee makes for a unique experience.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Massively dense mocha 1 inch head. Leaves to ring fairly fast. Some sudsy lace. Pretty darned black body. Pretty when first poured.

S - Thick coffee and cocoa dominates. Toasty malt is secondary.

T - Big ass mocha drink... wow. Thick as all get out, but bitters, thankfully at the end.

M - Big flavors in, big flavors out. Nice balance for such extreme pulls.

D - Nope. Cannot session this. Palate killer, mouth killer, brain killer. Nice, though.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally, I get my hands on the weasel courtesy of Capone's on tap for black friday shinanigans.

Weasel came to me looking dark as sin, a black sky of mo darker, black, in a word. A nice sparse cap of tan hazy brown foam up above leaving small notches on the way down. A nice looking stout. Smells include that expensive coffee they used which has a unique scent to it. strays off the beaten path. Under that a heaping of roasted malt, chocolate, and some nuts with vanilla. The coffee is the main feature here and while the method of production is awkward (weasel crapped coffee beans) it's not off putting and I dig the coffee backed by sweet vanilla and alot of roast and nuts. This is tasty beer and I wish I tried it sooner. Feel is medium plus with a build and a smooth backlash, nothing obtrusive here, semi bitter end with no alcohol, just roast. I could drink a crapton of this stuff, top notch.

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Photo of WeedKing4
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black with a little bit of head into a brandy snifter. Tastes of roasted coffee with chocolate notes lingering in the finish. Very smooth mouthfeel and the high alc% goes unnoticed for the most part. Good coffee flavour in this one, it really stands out.

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Photo of nassaubeercop
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

A- Oil black, thin tan head which dissipates
almost immediately and leaves a strange pulpy
lacing which remained on glass even after glass
was empty.

S- Coffee of course, roasted malt some lactose.
Hint of bourbon and some sort of spice, clove

T- Big bold coffee, toasty malt, bitter dark chocolate,
a bit of alcohol warmth.

M- Kind of odd. Good "thickness", light carbonation
and the liquid is silky smooth but like the lacing there are some
sort of pulpy "chunks". Bitter espresso like aftertaste.

O- I liked this beer a lot more before I read the label.
Apparently it is made with Civet coffee beans. That is
beans have been eaten, digested and deficated by Civets.
Then the beans are picked out of the feces. I hope I
never have to use the words deficate and feces in a beer
review ever again. Mixed feelings about this beer obviously.
Good smell, great taste and a kind of odd mouth feel. It
definitely loses points because of the coffees origin.

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Photo of zoolzoo
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks awalk1227!

A: Pitch black, impressive Khaki head. Some surprisingly sticky lacing

S: Caoco nibs, unsweetened chocolate. Fresh beans are present but cannot dominate over the impression of chocolate. A little string of alcohol.

T: A great balance of fudge like chocolate and roasted beans. Coffee apect is delicate rather than boisterous. Alcohol is less apparent than in the nose. Im mising the oats here, I thought the base beer is an oatmeal stout.

M/D: Thick and notably coating. Aftertaste is similar to eating a piece of fudge and drinking a cup of coffee. 11% is barely noticable in the taste. Can be sipped slowly but I finished my glass pretty quick.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Body is a thick, viscous motor oil black- pours with a foamy 2-3 finger dark brown head. Head eventually hades to a thin collar and traces of lacing are left all the way down the glass.

S- Nose is awesome. caramel, toffee, molasses, smooth roasted malt, dark chocolate-overall impression is sweet.

T- initial flavor is murky- dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, dark robust malt. Toffee and caramel really come through for the finish as well as the robust qualities of the coffee-what lingers are impressions of the initial flavors, an alcohol warmth and a little bit of coffee.

M-Medium carbonation and a thick, robust, creamy, slightly sticky mouthfeel.

D- This is my first stout brewed with components another animal crapped out. While this alarms me- it really is more robust and less bitter than other coffee stouts-which is quite interesting and enjoyable.

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Photo of snpub540
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now this one really does wake you up.

Poured into a Duvel tulip a completely black hue with a brown head. Had some nice hang time for a beer of almost 11%. Web lacing on the glass. Very nice.

The nose is a hint to the nice amount of alcohol in this one as well as a strong nose of coffee. There's also some dried dark fruits in there and possibly some molasses. Very nice and tempting.

Taste is bitter coffee and some chocolate upfront, with a nice amount of roasted flavor as well. Raisins and prune are the dominate fruity flavors and the finish is a warm vinous flavor.

Super creamy smooth body from the oatmeal. And alcohol is pretty well balanced but you can definitely feel it when you get up from your first pint.

A very nice brew.

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Photo of SShelly
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours midnight black with slight offwhite head that dissapates quickly.

Aroma is light coffe and roast, some cocoa as well.

Flavor follows the aroma with a fairly intense coffe and roast flavor, some cocoa nib and lots of sweetness. some alcohol in the mouth on this one.

While very tasty this is a little hard to drink in quantity for me, good but only really want half the bottle.

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Photo of hoppymeal
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a very large medium tan head that very slowly recedes. Nice earthiness, nutty, strong coffee aroma, also some sweet chocolate and caramel. Taste is a very smooth coffee flavor, large, yet very smooth, sweet sugary maltiness works in the background to balance nicely, chocolate and hazelnut. Some acidic roastiness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full in body, but light and a quite creamy, velvety texture, somewhat sugary feel, but not too sticky sweet, just a nice balance to the tanginess of the roast malts and the coffee flavors. A delicious coffee beer, no idea how much of this has to do with the particular coffee versus just being a very well made beer, but this would pair well with a big greasy breakfast, or as a nice night cap. Thanks Kan for the opportunity.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque black with a 1/2 inch tan head that settles to a thin film on top and leaves spotty lace.

The smell is dominated by spent coffee grounds with a hint of vanilla.

The taste is of bitter black coffee, espresso, faint vanilla and dark fruit accents.

The texture is thick and syrupy with medium carbonation.

Strong coffee flavor and aroma with vanilla accents. Pretty straightforward but, very good.

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Photo of gcasher
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle cellar temp
Big mocha head thin and bubbly dissipates right away
Smells wonderful
Tastes of rich roasted malt, gourmet coffee, and some bitter hops on the finish
The alcohol is upfront and burns, unpleasantly.
Overall, a delicious beer, but could be much better with less alcohol

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Photo of BigMike
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So I've been sitting on this one for a special occasion. This being my 300th review I figured I'd bust the cap on it tonight.

A: 1 word....beautiful! Black as night with a gorgeous reddish coffee iced cream colored head of about 3 fingers.

S: Sweet dark chocolate with lighter coffee notes then expected. A sort of dark damp cave aroma with a touch of vanilla in the background.

T: pretty much the same as the nose but with a bit stronger coffee and more sweet dark chocolates. Also dome light smokiness almost peat like.

M: Super smooth. Medium bodied rich and creamy and oh so smooth.

Overall: This one meets expectations and then some. Althoughto expensive to drink often. I would definitely drink this as over again. One of the better coffee stouts I've had.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, more Danish-only expository on the label, to go with the urban legend that this offering has become - hell, Cecil Adams' Straight Dope referenced it last week.

This beer pours a deep, dark chestnut brown, approaching black, with faint cola highlights, and three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and creamy chocolate milk head, which leaves a solid layered wall of lace around the glass as it sinks away. There's also a bit of civet shi-, uh, I mean chunky sediment roiling about.

It smells of lightly toasted caramel malt, earthy dark roast coffee, vanilla-flecked graininess - think Mini Wheats - and a bit of dank molasses. The taste is strong creamy cafe-au-lait, caramel/toffee malt, ethereal dark fruit, further bitter raw coffee beans, a fading oaten character, a decent edgy earthy and leafy hoppiness, and some barely restrained booze that does well to limit this to sipping.

The carbonation is present, but fairly meek in its otherwise capable mien, the body just short of full weight, but still rather solid, dense, and only lacking in complete smoothness by the nagging zingy, bitter hops. It finishes still replete with chocolate and coffee, locked in a lingering pas de deux with the overshadowed, but substantial bitter leafy, herbal, and mildly citrusy hops.

A meal (breakfast? sure, don't mind if I do!) of a beverage - I found that I was unknowingly drinking this more slowly that I would otherwise, its given strength notwithstanding. The weight and bearing of this coffeehouse wanker's wet dream are an obvious excuse (to my slow-ass drinking), however, I would more aptly attribute the phenomenon to the deft - and shameless - brewer's hand. There's just so much to see here folks - slow down and enjoy it.

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Photo of frothyhead
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep dark brown with a nice two finger chocolate brown head into a snifter. Head is actually kind of speckled with some darker brown throughout. Some decent lacing as it drains.

Nose is bitter coffee, some toffee and milk chocolate, a little bit of dark fruit and alcohol.

Mouth is full bodied, silky and smooth, with medium carbonation and a slight dryness in the finish, but not much.

Taste is robust, bitter coffee with a solid malt backbone and some of that fruitiness coming into play throughout. Brown sugar and vanilla up front and a lingering bitter finish with some mild alcohol.

Drinkability is pretty good. Nothing pushing it in either direction, really.

Overall this is a nice brew. I'm digging the solid coffee flavors throughout and that bit of sweet fruit makes it that much more interesting.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel pours pitch black into the glass with a medium sized creamy tan head on top. The foam dissolves slowly and coats the glass with a sheet of lace as it fades.

The aroma has rich notes of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate and coffee. I was looking for more coffee in the nose, but it just wasn't there.

Each sip of this full bodied beer is creamy, velvet smooth, with a moderate carbonated fizz. The flavor is very rich. Roasted malt leads the way, followed by chocolate, molasses and coffee. The coffee isn't as strong as I thought it might be. Towards the end there's an interesting spicy flavor of anise and vanilla. It finishes slightly tart with the spicy flavor lingering on the palate when gone.

This is a very tasty, easy drinking imperial stout. It hides it's nearly 11% abv well. Definitely a different taste than your typical impy stout. The flavor reminded me a little bit of a Christmas cookie.

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Photo of mgbickel
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Split a 500ml bottle with my wife; poured into a Duck Rabbit snifter. A dense ½ finger of dark caramel colored head formed on top of the black body. The color of this is pretty incredible...so dark and pure it turns the snifter into a reflecting pool. The foam stuck around for a while and coated the sides of the snifter nicely...good lacing.

Hmm...the nose put me off a little...I was expecting a huge coffee bomb...not the case. The dominate aromas are dark fruits (fermented cherries) and molasses. The coffee is present, but more in the background.

The taste is right where the nose suggests. Lots of aged fruits and molasses dominate the palate. I am getting a lot of anise also. Smoke, espresso, charred beef and chocolate are all present, but like the nose, in the background only.

The mouth feel is the best part of this drink. Thick and smooth without being overly creamy or heavy. Very little carbonation...almost flat.

Is this drinkable? Yes, but the very strong flavors and booziness (which comes out in the finish) would limit one's consumption. This is a beer that every stout lover should try...truly a unique beer drinking experience!

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pitch black color with a caramel colored creamy head which dies down to a very thin caramel colored ring. As I rotate my snifter, there's a syrupy & viscous coating that clings to the glass and oozes down the sides.

S- Black expresso coffee, mild toffee, burnt roasted chocolate.

T - Mimicks the nose with burnt toffee and bitter dark roasted chocolate. There's a dark coffee nuance that hits up front, and hits hard. As the roasty bitter flavor subsides in the middle of the palate, the flavor erodes and morphs into a dark fruit/medicinal semi-boozy finish that warms the throat and leaves a thick coating of creamy expresso lingering aftertaste in the mouth.

M - Medium mouthfeel, silky on the tongue with a mildly sticky coating on the lips. The body could be thicker for a beer of this stature, lost points here.

O - one of the better coffee stouts I've had, worth pursuing.

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Photo of Gushue3
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A Pours almost flat black into my CBS snifter. A pretty good sized brown head immediately foams up and leaves some bubbles and lcing after it comes back down. The body is opaque and everything looks pretty good

S Coffee roast takes care of the majority of the scent along with some boozy heat

T medium roast coffee and sweeter coffee bean taste come out upfront. There's an alcohol taste that isn't too much, along with some bitter chocolate and a hint of dark fruits. Lots of flavors in this and theres almost an oak taste on the finish. Really nice stuff.

M The feel is heavier for a stout and extremely smooth.

O I really liked this stout. Flavor was great and delightful to drink. Coffee was obviously the main factor but the other flavors worked well together. Add in the oatmeal smoothness and this is a winner

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Photo of Gyle41386
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a snifter.

I buy beer for all kinds of reasons. I buy beer because it's on the Best of BA lists. I buy beer because certain reviewers whose opinions mirror mine enjoy it. I buy beer if it's a special release, in limited quantities, or it just happens to hit the shelves as I walk by. I buy beer if my beer guy tells me to. I buy beer if I like the label. And sometimes, I buy beer because it's made out of weasel poop. This is that beer.

Pours jet black with four fingers of very rich chocolate colored foam. Tons of lacing left behind. Great looking beer.

Roasty nose...roasted barley and roasted coffee beans take center stage. There's also some dark chocolate, vanilla, and ripe dark fruit in the background.

The roasted barley and coffee beans take center stage once again in the flavor, although it's not an unpleasant burnt roast. It's a really smooth roast. I like it. Loads of sweet chocolate and a flavor that I almost want to call bourbon-like. Nice bitter finish, which appears to be equal parts roast and hops.

I love the texture of this beer. Rich imperial stouts have, by far, my favorite texture of any beer. This is a huge beer. Rich, thick, chewy mouthfeel. Would it be redundant to call it plush?

Definite sipper. Not only is this beer too big (both ABV and texture) to gulp, it's also too complex. I wouldn't want to miss out on a single drop of this beer's flavor. Good stuff. I might go so far as to say that this beer is the shit.

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Photo of macktbone
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decided to try this when we heard about the origin. Something this different has to be put to the hype test.

A- completely black with a sticky, lacey, carbonated head of dark brown. The head floats almost above the beer with a oily separation from the body. This grabs onto to sides of the glass and refuses to let go.

S- Cocoa, and coffee. A musty smell and a little bit of gym sock.

T- Stong coffee backbone and a warming alcohol feel but not enough to effect the taste. A solid aftertaste of licorice.

M- Slight creamy feel but very gritty. Feels good on the toungue but the oilyness sticks to the roof of my mouth.

D- Strong flavors give this a good pupose and would be great to test your palet but one time is enough. Glad to try it but probably a one time deal.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

"The best part of waking up is drinking coffee pooped by a cat." - Stephen Colbert

500 mL bottle, a beer I've always been on the lookout for finally shows up in the Southland. Served at ~ 60 degrees,

A: Pours black with a 2 finger frothy brown head, light lace, good retention.

S: Coffee/mocha, has some sweetness in the nose, bittersweet chocolate. Very minor hint of blueberry.

T: Terrific coffee notes and heavy baker's chocolate/cacao nibs. Roast is moderate, definite black licorice component in the finish. Very dark flavours, but no burnt/charcoal tastes which is a definite bonus when comparing it to the Beer Geek Breakfast. I'm really close to 4.5 on this one, if 4.25 was available that would be the score.

M: Full-bodied, robust. Smooth and creamy, very soft carbonation. Booze is extremely well hidden.

D: This is a good coffee stout. For me it's just missing something to make me go crazy, but this is clearly well made and worth the $8 for a bottle for fans of this style. My dad who is not a stout fan by any means raved about this one, high praise. Going back, they priced it at $15, that's pushing it, guess I got lucky.

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Photo of ahq514
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My 100th review!
Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into snifter glass.

Pours a jet black color with a thin mocha colored head. Appears to have low carbonation as I poured vigorously and did not get much head on the beer.

Not as much coffee aroma as I would have expected. Getting a fair amount of oats and some chocolate roasted grains. Not very complex, straightforward and simple.

Taste is very similar to aroma. Starts out very creamy with a moderate chocolate and coffee taste. Coffee taste comes through a little stronger on the finish and aftertaste, but not as prevalent as I would have thought. Really like that there isn't a bitter chocolate flavor like in so many other imperial stouts. Really smooth and this beer transitions very well from start to finish.

Creamy mouthfeel, with full body and low carbonation. Pretty drinkable for 11%. Very sticky and viscous.

After the first few sips, this beer really grew on me. It's nothing really extreme like I expected. Loved the creamy oats and the subtle coffee (as compared to other coffee stouts such as FBS) and moderate chocolate. Reminded me of a chocolate mocha milkshake.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a CBS snifter. Number two in the baller stout and its friends tasting

A - Dark brown, almost black. Had a small mocha colored head. Not too vicious but had a nice thick look to it

MF - Smells of resin and hops first which reminds me of beer geek breakfast. There are also nice hints of caramel, vanilla and nice coffee hints to it. Has a good nose to it for sure.

T - At first, there is a slight caramel sweetness with a slight cocoa note to it. As the beer continues, you get hops and a smooth bitter coffee that comes on the backend. Leaves quite a hoppy resin on the tongue.

MF - Thick, smooth and creamy. Has a slight astringency to it that comes through with the coffee and hops that lingers on the tongue in the aftertaste

O - Good, solid stout from Mikkeller. Has a really nose. Overall I was surprised at how hoppy this was and had a strong bitter coffee presence that came through.

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Photo of DaveHS
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours impenetrable shiny black with a gorgeous, tightly constructed dark amber head. A very attractive beer. I watched the head fade away to a thin amber sheen, with intermittent dark patches of tiny, mocha colored bubbles.

S-Chocolate almond biscotti, amaretto, chicory, milky light roast coffee.

T/M-Very hoppy considering the style, but it works. Dry, astringent hoppiness butts up against a mouthful of roasted barley. The roasty bitterness falls off mid-palate, fading into lush, dense coffee flavors. This coffee is very different from what you usually get in a coffee stout. The flavor is very earthy. Makes me want to try a cup of the coffee on its own. Mouth feel is alternately silky smooth and intensely bitter, which does ultimately affect the drinkability.

O-My favorite of the Breakfast series to date.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,801 ratings.
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