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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark | website

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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823
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Avg:
4.31
pDev:
17.17%
 
 
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Photo of tastybeer
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark reddish brown color, minimal brown head. Aroma is sweet roasted coffee beans dusted with milk chocolate cocoa powder. Subtle purple fruits, vanilla, and butterscotch. Taste is a little more assertive at the front with roasted coffee bean sharpness, bittersweet chocolate, and the presence of alcohol. Sweet and dry cocoa as well. Mouthfeel is super smooth, caramel sauce but not so thick.

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Photo of wedge
4.18/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of TBonez477
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nearly zero head, even after rigorous pour. Bubbles apparent in glass however.

S: Nice roasted smell, alcohol as well as chocolate and coffee notes.

T: Chocolate is big in this one, followed by cold pressed coffee. First sweet, then bitter. Also a slight marshmallow flavor to this one right where chocolate transfers to coffee.

M: Thick, full feel. Medium low carbonation, appropriate for style. Roast gives this a long finish.

O: A nice brew for the style. Not a ton here to differentiate from others of the same style but good overall. Price indicates to me that there are reasonable substitutes available.

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Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shiny black with a wispy tan froth. Sweet and metallic to the nose with a few notes of chocolate and espresso. On the tongue a blanket of grain settles slowly across a bed of dark chocolates, dark fruit, roasted cacao nibs and sugar cane. Herbal hop notes at the finish and just enough punch to keep it lively.

A nice balance between rough and raw and fancy and refined leads to nothing but damn fine drinking here.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Is there a way to vote higher on feel? Man this was perfect.

Hides the aBv well .

Taste is filled with coffee! I mean filled. Smell went along as well. Hints of dark fruit and nibs. Thick taste and full bodied. Really wish it wasn't $8 a bottle :(

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Photo of bigsteve45
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Beautiful looking stout. Jet black with a creamy 1 finger espresso colored head.
Smell: Huge coffee smell. Makes you know that you are in for a treat.
Taste: Rich coffee and malt. Slight bakers chocolate. The most amazing part is that there is a slightly sweet taste to it. Very well crafted flavors. Taste lingers on your tongue until the next sip. No alcohol taste at all.
Feel: Thick but smooth mouth feel. The mouth feel of this beer is one of the high point.
Overall: This beer opened me up to the potential of Mikeller. I have had some of their other offering in their San Francisco bar but until now I have had mixed feelings. This is a serious beer. A must try for any beer lover.

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Photo of dmgeng
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I got this one finally and after being dissapointed by the regular BG Breakfast I was slightly apprehensive.

A - I'm not sure if this is common but while pouring, gently, two large pieces of yeast cake splashed into the glass! I was not amused and the event biased the look score. After I cleaned the mess the beer did have a deep black color and a rocky dark brown head with solid lacing.

S - Rich malt smell with complimentary roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Definitely a rich beer with great depth. There is only a slight hint of alcohol and some graininess.

T - Lots of flavor with a very robust character dominated by coffee, chocolate, roast, malt, and that distinct oats character that I really enjoy. Quite balanced with all of the flavors without one facet really stealing the show. The coffee character is better than most with a robust dark roasted coffee character but without harshness or bitter that you can sometimes get. There is some faint bitterness from the roasted malt but is malt forward and overall to the sweeter side. Not too much coffee or too sweet and good flavor.

M - Medium to high mouth-feel with lower carbonation. Silky feel and a lightly lingering sweetness that you would expect from an Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Not too cloying but has some residual sweetness.

Overall, a very good Imperial Coffee Oatmeal stout. It isn't as heavy as some or as deep as others but it does well for what it is trying to accomplish. Definitely not going to be one that I drink often both with the incident and at $10 a bottle. I'm going to just stick with Founders for this type of beer in the future.

Glass- Snifter

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Photo of 57md
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

There is some dark chocolate flavor but it is surprisingly thin for a big stout. The roasted bitterness is decent but, again, not quite up to snuff for a big stout.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black and slightly slick and oily with a finger of thick and frothy light brown foam.

A blast of chocolate, ground coffee, and espresso hits immediately with a faint vanilla or cream sweetness.

Solid coffee flavor rounded out with chocolate, vanilla/cream, and some light earthy hop flavor.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, slightly chewy, creamy smooth.

Overall, a top notch coffee beer that all coffee fans need to try.

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Photo of Coned
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The best coffee stout I have had to date. While familier with ca phe chon I have never had it alone, but my god if this is any indication it must be fantastic.
First off, I love big bold beers. To me this isn't one of those.

This is beauty

In the glass it appears unassuming but still delicious and dark

The smell is a sign of what to is to come, sweet coffee and chocolate
The Abv is unbelievably well hidden behind the most gorgeous velvety smooth coffee flavor, the roast is fantastic while not being overbearing and the dark fruits intertwine in the back ground to balance everything out.

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Photo of danielocean03
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Deep, dark brown. Very viscous, pours like warm used motor oil. Very thin brown head that dissipates pretty quickly to a tan ring.

S: Sweet and smoky, rich roasted full bodied coffee aroma, chocolate undertones.

T: Up-front coffee punch followed with smoky/earthy notes, semi-sweet dark chocolate, lightly drying coffee and sweetness in the aftertaste.

F: Light carbonation, syrupy smooth and thick

O: Excellent example of a solid oatmeal stout, highly recommend.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was jet black with a slightly reddish mocha head.

Smell - The beer was an earthy coffee aroma.

Taste - The initial taste was a mild dark earthy coffee. Black licorice notes are present. The coffee becomes progressively more dry and bitter in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - For an imperial stout, I found the beer to be thin.

Overall - This is an enjoyable coffee stout.

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Photo of bgold86
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Would be a perfect grade except for the bottles I've purchase, those have been very tame and meh, tap on the other hand has been phenomenal leading me to believe the bottles were old.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is jet black and pours thick, with a clingy, creamy, dark tan head that slowly settles out across the top of the beer. Aromas of fresh ground roasted coffee, with a pretty solid smack of smoke, tobacco, charred wood, licorice, and a hint of booze. Flavors are heavy dark roast coffee forward, with a solid backbone of rich bittersweet chocolate. Highlights of campfire smoke and cigar tobacco are prominent, with lesser accents of licorice, cream, and booze heat darting in and out. Insanely smooth and velvety in mouth, with a coating effect throughout your mouth. Impressive. The aftertaste has a more subtle blend, compared to the palate, of coffee and chocolate, with the highlights slowly fading away. Smooth, thick, velvety finish, with a subtle coffee linger. Very tasty, very well crafted beer. Bravo!

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Strong bitter coffee aroma with slight chocolate mixed in too. Very dark brown color with not much head or lacing. Taste is of oatmeal, some vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Pretty thick mouthfeel, creamy with a nice earthy bitter finish. Very well done stout!

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Photo of mabermud
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Great look. Nice dark body and good looking dark head that is lasting.
Smell: Soy sauce mixed with a mocha.
Taste: Coffee, sweetness, and chocolate, with a splash of organic soy sauce. The taste melds together well, but I dislike the faint soy sauce. The only place soy sauce belongs, is on rice and with sushi...maybe barbecue...any teriyaki.
Feel: Not bad at all. Mellow and somewhat thick..er.

Overall - Nice, smooth, and easy going. I like her quite a bit. I'm going to call her back tomorrow. Reminds me of an Expedition Stout, but a tad better.

She gets better as she warms...duh.

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Photo of mistersifter86
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330mL - no best before date. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pitch black with minimal head, a syrupy lacing left around the edge of the glass.
S: Is this a beer glass, or a coffee mug? Lovely roasted coffee notes. Also has a chocolatey, rich, full aroma to it - indicates a heavy body.
T: A creamy, coffee monster. An element of sweetness towards the end. Bitterness comes from the coffee, cannot find much hop profile in this one. Very drinkable considering the ABV.
M: Full, thanks to the oatmeal. Minimum carbonation. Perfect as a dessert treat.
O: An excellent coffee stout, very approachable. Have BA versions (Islay, Slyrs, Bourbon, Cherry Wine, Congac) in the cellar - a fantastic base beer for aging, in my opinion.

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Photo of seedyone
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYc. WOW!

Look? Not worth a second lokk as it`s pitch black. Smell? Negligable. Maybe too cool from the tap, but aroma is negligible. Taste? Now this is where we want to be.

At this point all else is almost irrelevant. The taste is the thing. It fulfills & lingers without dominating the realm.

Fault me if you will, but unless you experience this thing, you have no right to disclaim. Truly.

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Photo of MadCat
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Black with almost no head (what was there was a nice coffee brown) and minimal lacing

Smell: Smells like the best cup of coffee I've ever had with some nice roasty malts and earthy hops

Taste: More coffee, roasty malts, and earthy hops, but with a surprising hint of sweetness, rather than the bitterness usually assiciated with these beers

Feel: Medium to full body, low carbonation

Overall: Excellent, a very good brew, better than expected. Unfortunately hard to get and expensive.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours black with a small brown head. Fair lacing, leaving a syrupy lining on the glass.

Smell – Whoa, that’s some serious coffee. With malt, molasses, and oatmeal. Just a little on the bitter side.

Taste – Coffee balanced with cream, with lots of oatmeal and molasses. Tastes better than it smells to me.

Mouthfeel – Low carbonation. Very syrupy, and smooth. 10.9%abv is nicely hidden. Has a slight bitter hopiness in the aftertaste.

Drinkability – A really good, easy drinking stout.

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Photo of winningwes91
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is probably im my top 5 favorite non ba coffee stouts to date. Pours a pitch black color with a dark brown head. Smells like a fresh brewed cup of high quality coffee, oatmeal, chocolate. Taste is the same. Wow that coffee really shines. I can definitely taste the difference in coffee choice. Awesome stuff.

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Photo of jancona
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter - give it a hard pour at the end to enjoy the beautiful mocha brown foam and lacing. Beer is intensely black. Smells a bit of dark fruit and bitter dark chocolate with a touch of sweet oatmeal and cinnamon. Taste is a beautiful creamy coffee with a dark chocolate finish. The 10.9 ABV is nicely hidden.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Served in a coffee mug 12/20/14.

A- Dark black body. Pitch black, dark, the works. Ridiculously frothy one finger mocha head with a lot of longevity. Looks like a cappucino. No lacing. Thin collar when all is said and done. Lots of legs on this beer, looks like motor oil.

S- Dark fruit, burnt malt, a bit of smoke, dark chocolate, espresso, milk chocolate. Lots of chocolate and dark fruit, a good bit of coffee. I'm thinking the dark fruit and a bit of cocoa can be attributed to the civet contribution, not really getting anything earthy.

F- Rich dark chocolate, roast coffee, a bit of burnt malt flavours, milk chocolate, less dark fruits. More licorice shows up on the finish. Very rich and coffee-forward on the palate, a bit different than on the nose. Drinks more like a very earthy Russian Imperial Stout with extra coffee flavours.

M- Thick bodied, viscous, slick and sticky. Dark fruity chocolate aftertaste lingers on the palate for a good time after. No heat. One of the thicker, motor-oily beers I've had in a while.

O- Pretty tasty, but I would argue that the regular Beer Geek Breakfast is just as good. This seems a bit more dark fruit heavy, but aside from that there isn't a giant difference as far as the coffee contribution goes. Excellent beer, though.

Final score: 4.24

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Photo of barczar
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%

Rich, dark chocolate, black cherry, nutty toffee notes, and figs dominate the aroma. Flavor is on the sweet side, backed by dates, prunes, and figs, but finishes bitter and a touch resiny. Dark fruits really dominate, but there's an underlying caramel malt character and notes of cocoa and roast that complement nicely. Not sure of the age, but the coffee is somewhat subtle. The finish is a touch harsh for my liking. Notes of licorice and smoke emerge as it warms, along with more dark chocolate and roast. If it weren't for that overly spicy finish...

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Photo of dcmchew
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours pitch black, a nice reddish mocha head bubbles up to about half a finger, only to quickly recede to a thin lace. There seems to be quite some carbonation here.
The nice roasted malt and chocolate smell, more intense than the Beer Weak. Acidic roasted coffee. Bit of cream.
Great milky chocolate start, with toffee and some molasses, but also a big zestiness, with lemon, some blueberry and plum. Funky coffee acidity helps too, topped with extra roasted coffee bean, vanilla and licorice. Malts bring a burnt characteristic, somewhat woody, ashier in the finish. Alcohol and a nice herbal hoppy feel keep this zingy even in the end, tho rather bitter and almost dry.
Medium body, a bit oily, smooth carbonation (thankfully). Alcohol piles up eventually, but not horribly, with a nice dark fruit brandy note and coffee liqueur aftertaste. Sweet kind of imperial stout too, but a sweetness that's countered right on time by ashy and hoppy bitterness. Slow sipper, so you can enjoy it thoroughly.
A monster of an imperial stout, perfect mix of booze, weasel/cat shit coffee and rich dark malts. Wakes you right up.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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