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

16.9 oz bottle, poured into a snifter. I'm actually having this beer for brunch, I hadn't even noticed before I read the bottle just now that it has that crazy weasel-shit-processed coffee in it. Yum!

A- Pours black as weasel shit, only the faintest ruby tinges at the edges. Capped with a half-finger of creamy, thick coffee colored head. Has pretty good retention and leaves great lacing.

S- Super potent black coffee bean aroma, totally delicious, some roasted malt, molten chocolate and dark fruit, a little bit of hop leafiness towards the back end.

T- Massive coffee, delicious, roasted, earthy, caramel coffee beans, towards the end of the first sip it melts into some chocolate and fruit flavors with a bit of smoky burnt malt. As I keep drinking I start to pick up on some molasses and leafy hops lying underneath and some oat flavor. Alcohol is warming and slightly sweet, especially as the beer warms, but I'm impressed by how well integrated it is for almost 11% ABV. The flavors are so bold and vivid, the coffee flavor puts this beer immediately up there with my favorite coffee stouts like Peche Mortel and BCBCS.

M- Full-bodied, smooth creamy feel, it's a bit sticky on the palate, but, at least for me, if it had been a bit chewier this could have been a 5, still pretty damn good though.

O- An awesome, delicious beer, and probably the only chance I'll have anytime soon of trying that weasel coffee. I'm sure it's the quality of the coffee, but the coffee flavor in this beer is just amazingly intense. In all other aspects its a really great big stout, the hefty price tag (I paid $16 for ~17 ounces), which I'm sure is a result of the price of the coffee, puts it into the every-once-in-a-while or novelty region, but if you see this on the shelf it's absolutely worth trying.

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Photo of avalon07
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a completely thick texture. There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A strong aroma of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Classically like an imperial stout.

T: Tasted of coffee (very strong here), malt, chocolate, and a bit of vanilla. A big, robust flavor that has more in common with a Russian Imperial Stout than an American Double.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Full-bodied.

D: An extremely drinkable beer.

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Photo of broken22
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So I had to drink one of these and give it a review. I just reviewed the Beer Hop Breakfast and I realized it had been far too long since I have had one.

So pouring this thing out you know your in for something special. This think is pure darkness. The head looks like chocolate foam. After a while it subsides leaving a creamy layer with big bubbles. The smell is really nice. The coffee really comes though with a little bit of hop character. I think the Beer Hop Breakfast has a stronger bouquet. What the Hop Breakfast doesn't have is the nice dark flavor of the Coffee. From the smell you would expect more of a hoppy flavor but it's all but missing. Instead all you get is a nice coffee flavor with a subtle bitter ending that lingers very nicely. The overall mouthfeel is nice and heavy. This one really coats the throat and the carbonation is very subtle.

This is such a good beer. I really enjoy taking my time sipping through a bottle. I could easily drink way to much of this one. If you're not afraid of Coffee that has been reclaimed from Weasel poop then you should try this beer. It is really good.

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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 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 waltersrj
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Thick , oily black liquid with a frothy and well carbonated dark tan head (2 fingers) that settled down but stayed prevalent throughout it's life.

Nose: Intense roasted coffee, burnt dark malts, chocolate (bitter), slight vanilla, oatmeal and some wood. Really wonderful Kopi Luwak smell.

Taste: A battle between intensely roasted coffee and oatmeal. The chocolate and vanilla come in after the coffee taste mellows out.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation that reminded me of Speedway Stout. Thick from the oats but velvet like and very smooth.

Overall: Really amazing stout. It is the gold standard for me as a coffee stout, better than yeti. I'm curious to see if my BCBCS will be better. Highly recommended.

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

heyta provided for all my Beer Geek-iness

A: Dark pour with a nicely sized light brown head. Very creamy head with wonderful lacing and good retention.

S: Lots of coffee on the smell, which is based on a lot of chocolate. The roastiness is toned down a little from Beer Geek Brunch, but the smell is overall better.

T: The taste of this is phenomenal. Big chocolate blast gets your palate all ready to go for the smooth, rich coffee finish. The coffee doesn't destroy the rest of the beer, just blends nicely in. If weasel poop coffee tastes that good...give me more weasel poop coffee.

MF: Thick and creamy. No hint of alcohol and a bit bitter to help curb the sweetness of the chocolate.

O: A great beer. I had heard great things before trying it and this did not disappoint.

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

Served on tap at Smiths Billiards in Springfield, MA on St. Patricks Day...thanks Jim!

A - Served in a smaller wine glass. Completely opaque and dark with about a half inch of tan head. Modest lacing covering the glass.

S - Roasted coffee and some chocolate dominate.

T - Again, roasted coffee and chocolate...this beer is so full of flavor! Tastes thick like a stout, but smokey like a porter.

M - Very thick and vicous brew, but dangerously drinkable and smooth. Full-bodied heavier beer. The smokey flavors linger and they cover up the alcohol almost completely...hard to do at 10.9%.

O - Overall a great beer. I feel like I could drink a ton of this stuff, but that is probably the 10.9% already taking affect and speaking. Perfect beer to drink at a bonfire, but pretty pricey.

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

inky black
quill of a pen

looks like i'm driking
this one again

aromas are heavy
coffee and booze
dark malts too
this brew cant lose

Taste is deep
chocolate and tobacco
if you dont like this one
you must be a wacko jacko

drinkable?
it is indeed
but one of these is all I need

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

Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Has an aroma of roast, vanilla, chocolate, and soy. Has a sweet roasty taste with some coffee bitters on the back end and a nice velvety chocolate finish. A little coffee spice that lingers. Creamy and smooth. Very good.

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

Poured from bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured a 2 finger dark tan head. Really thick lacing left. Very good head retention. Color is pitch black.

S. Smells like a world class Imperial Stout. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, chocolate malt. Nice roasty aromas balanced against an almost sweet milk chocolate smell. Some alcohol notes. Really nice sweet smell as compared to some coffee stouts that smell bitter. Overall this smells like a really great Coffee stout.

T. Taste is pretty amazing as well. Lots of flavors going on with this one. Starts with the sweet chocolate flavors. Finishes with a nice blast of cofeee. Has a lingering sweetness. Pretty complex array of flavors on the tongue.

M. Full bodied. Not really thick, but definitely full bodied. Medium/low carbonation. Lingering sweetness.

D. This is a big beer and you can smell and taste the alcohol just a bit. Overall this is a pretty amazing Imperial Stout. I would say that this is up there with one of my favorite Coffee Imperial Stouts. I was expecting a lot out of this beer and it delivered.

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

550ml bottle - $12.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits

Appearance: Pours out a jet black body with a frothy, tan-hued head of considerable size.

Smell: Darkened malts with face-aimed roundhouse kicks of roast and even mercilessly charred barley -- plus all the notes later mentioned in the taste. Pleasant coffee concentrate scent that's an absolute joy to smell.

Taste: Instantly, a strong, roasty coffee flavor hits the tongue without any remorse and even lasts well beyond the finish. Abundant, amply sweet tastes of melted dark chocolate morsels, blackstrap molasses, anise, scalded heavy cream, vanilla, and even a goodly-sized pinch of Mac Baren vintage Syrian tobacco join the fray. Flavors of dark fruits and stewed licorice deftly slide into the taste. Some warming, peppery alcohol hints. Bitterish blend of creosote and pine needles, along with all the roast provides more than enough balance to all the supple, chewy maltiness. Finishes rather roasty with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Though pricey, it's still a beer I wholly recommend, provided you enjoy hefty stouts and coffee. In terms of stouts, Mikkeller is now 2 for 4 with me. I didn't really care for either Black or Black Hole, but Beer Geek Breakfast was a real treat. Beer Geek Brunch is a beer to thoughtfully sip and savor, maybe while watching an episode of "House", though it's hard not to just gulp it down with much aplomb. The 500ml emptied despairingly quickly.

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

Served on tap at Local Option. From notes.

Appearance: Nearly black, with a very pleasant creamy brown head. Although it does not exhibit great retention, there is some lace down the glass.

Smell: Very interesting. Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee are the most dominant. The unique coffee flavor is from the ca phe chon coffee, I imagine.

Taste: The first sip is a bit of a leap of faith for me, just because I know the ingredients. There is a very robust and unique coffee (weasel poop) flavor, with a lingering bitterness. Roasted malt, chocolate, a little vanilla, and more coffee in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and very creamy, with medium carbonation, and a medium body. It is actually a little bit dry, which surprised me, but it was not off-putting.

Overall: I am over my fear of the Weasel, and I would definitely drink this again. The best part about this beer is tricking unsuspecting friends into trying a sip and then telling them the ingredients.

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Photo of ZacharyJ
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up from John at Granite Liquors in Weymouth. (dbexpert). Pours a coffee black with a bright white head that turns brown as it dissipates. Smells vaguely of coffee infused with mocha flavors. Doesn't just taste like coffee, it tastes like great coffee. Sweet raspberry in the aftertaste. You could do the entire bottle in a sitting, but it's a great beer to share, as I think many people should get to enjoy this one.

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Photo of PartyBear
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a slightly chilled 500ml bottle into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance: Black body, with a slightly foamy light brown head. No visible carbonation. The black and brown contrast looks really striking. It pours incredibly thick and viscus.

Aroma: Roasted malts, black coffee, and hints of chocolate. There is also a quite clear aroma of alcohol mixed with a slight burnt raisin.

Taste: The flavours are all dominated by the dark malts with a bittersweet chocolate and light caramel. There is a massive hit of bitter coffee, which is heavy throughout, and powerfully clings in the aftertaste. Some noticeable fruits, dark grapes, raisins, and possibly some cherries. The finish is so bitter, with coffee and the bitterest chocolate imaginable.

Mouthfeel: Massively thick and heavy in the palete, it's like drinking double cream. Smooth and velvety texture.

Drinkability: Truly wonderful, beers don't get much better than this. So incredibly thick and silky in the mouth, and the flavours are full and moreish. Slightly disappointed by the aroma, it really doesn't smell like it tastes but everything else makes up for it. I'm cellaring another as I write this and can't wait to see what happens when the taste matures in a few years. Drink this beer!!!

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Photo of Anaz
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've been curious about this beer and the coffee it's brewed with for a looong time.

This is one black as fuck beer. Seriously, light is afraid of this thing, even the head is a deep mocha color, out of fear of offending the liquid beneath it no doubt.

This has a deceptively sublte aroma, nice roasted malt, some coffee character, but very, very subtle.

ok. This is more than I can really handle. I do no possess he capabilies to fully appreciate the amazing, and yet somehow demented nature of this beer. Good job, you Danish bastard.... Dark chocolate, coffee (duH), black licorice, earth, weasel shit (a mother of a gourmand of a weasel at that), mud after a spring rain, a bit of Chtulu, serious stuff this is, seriously. This beer is a shitshow...this is brewed with the blood of the Old Gods, or I'm way too messed up from the sensory shockwave that this beer has wreaked upon my fragile sense of self to comprehend. I also as my friend Alan sagely pointed out, it has a faint taste of poo bitterness. And chocolate covered cherries...I can go on, but I may just amend this review after I drink my other bottle (I bought two...so far).

Surprisingly light body and smooth mouthfeel for a beer of this ABV. The alcohol only only makes it's presence known towards the end as it warms up.

I just want to keep drinking this until I figure it out...it drinks well, very well. I'm not sure when I will brave another bottle of this, but I doubt I will be any more prepared.

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Photo of BeerNemesis
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | 500 ml. | 10.9% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Mikkeller
Style: American Double / Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Glass: Duvel tulip

Appearance:
An impenetrable black body sits below a beautiful mocha head.

Aroma:
Thick black coffee, whisky notes, toasted malts.

Taste:
Rich, dark chocolate layers upon a base of toasted, almost charred, malts. Just as a flare of caramel comes through, bitter hops offer relief from the malt-heavy opening. The finish is espresso and hints of whiskey.

Mouthfeel:
Unbelievably creamy and full in the mouth. It caresses the tongue, only pricking it with the tiniest barbs of carbonation towards the finish.

Harmony:
Very well balanced between roasty malts and semi-acerbic hop oils. The layers of dark chocolate, caramel, and espresso are lush. At 10.9% ABV, it is also eminently drinkable.

Would I get it again?:
Yes.

Bottled: ?
Served: January 9, 2010

Price = $13.29 at Witherspoon Wines

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Photo of Heatwave33
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: Black with a dark brown head.

Smell: Coffee, chocolate and hops.

Taste: Coffee, chocolate, hops and a slight alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth and low carbonation.

Overall: Great drinkability! The nice smooth creaminess makes you want to keep drinking. Cheers!

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Photo of bradleyp
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks again for the Bier Stein for having this in stock.

A: Black as the night, pours like motor oil. A light khaki colored head is present but disappears rather quickly. Nice lacing throughout the glass.

S: Coffee, chocolate, and vanilla are very present. Light hops are present in the aroma, but it is also quite malty. I love the smell of coffee in my beer.

T: Chocolate and vanilla are the main characteristics that I tasted. I let it sit for about 20 mins. and could then pick up some very pungent coffee notes.

M: It goes down quite well, very chewy almost.

D: So I was recommended this beer by a friend, and when he described it to me about the weasel poop, I was interested, confused, and sort of shocked to hear something like that. When I described it to others, they thought I was nuts for drinking something like this. I would like to try this one again, as well as the other beer geek brunch beers.

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Photo of Bubba83
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a truly thick midnight black color with about one finger width of super creamy tan head. Good retention and decent lacing. Has a pretty menacing look to it, which fits the beer nicely.

A lot of nice aromas going on here. The most forward aroma is of freshly brewed strong coffee. Still, other powerful aromas of caramel, vanilla, nougat, and chocolate covered cherries are present. Behind all that there's some citrus and roastyness. I love a beer like this that doesn't make the drinker work too hard to pick up on these features because they are so strong. I was so close to giving this a 5 for smell, I can't find any flaws but I think I remember Founders Breakfast Stout smelling a little better.

First sip impressions are that this is a huge improvement over Beer Geek Breakfast in a lot of departments. There's still a TON of coffee here, but that's not where it ends, there's plenty of dark caramel, roast, tobacco, toffee, and alcoholic cherries. Hops don't really show themselves in the flavor, although it's a pretty bitter brew, but I think it's mostly from the coffee. Loving every sip.

Feel is right on the money, medium-thick consistency, smooth and oily. Leaves a bit of a coating over my tongue well after the sip is over, leaving a long lingering aftertaste. Carbonation is low and that's the way it should be for the style. Can't think of a way to improve it.

Very drinkable for an 11%er. It's actually hard to fathom it's that strong because there's no burn whatsoever. You can taste some alcohol there for sure, but it's adding to the overall profile of the beer. A really well done beer by Mikkeller! These guys can be a little hit or miss for me, but tally this one under the hit category. I am such a sucker for Coffee Imperial Stouts.

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Photo of glazeman
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a snifter. Split with airohead2001 at a recent tasting. I didn't know the story behind the uniqueness of this beer but once he informed me I was even more intrigued/excited.

A: Opaque black, with a one-half finger tan head. Some lacing, and moderate head retention.

S: Great smelling and somewhat complex with coffee, dark chocolate, and a little bit of alcohol.

T: A simply wonderful taste. Some bitter coffee, though nowhere near as bitter as cup a joe. Very nicely balanced coffee taste with dark fruits, chocolate, and a tad bit of hops at the finish.

M: It was light on the carbonation, which knocked it a bit for the quality of head and appearance, but it definitely made up for that with the mouthfeel! Great creaminess with a wonderful aftertaste and chewiness.

D: Well the joke of the night was "man, this is really good for poop beer." The truth is, it is really good beer period. I didn't like it as much as BCBCS, but overall an excellent coffee beer.

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Photo of Phelps
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Looks: like ink. The beer pours from the bottle an impenetrable, stygian black. A tiny head of dark cinnamon fades to a thick filmy layer, but never quite dissipates completely. As I drink, tan bubbles stick to the glass in latte-esque sheets of foamy delight.

Smells: like the coffee aisle. Deep aromas of espresso, bacon, burnt toast, some tangy dark fruits. One of the more overpowering coffee aromas I've experienced in a beer.

Tastes: like espresso. Oh yeeeaaahhh. The profound char of roasted coffee flavors overtakes the tongue like a first sip of morning joe, balancing bitterness with the perfect amount of sweetness. Flavors of maple syrup and bunt toast peek out just a bit, but this is coffee all the way.

Feels: perfect. It's creamy but not too rich, decadent but not overpowering. The carbonation is subtle, the body is full, and I am a happy man.

Drinks: like triumph over convention. Eccentric? Yes. An unusual application of bizarre ingredients and flavors? Certainly. But dammit; if drinking weasel poop is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

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Photo of roadhouse
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a snifter.

Appears jet black in color, pretty thick looking, but not overly so. A big one inch dark tan head forms on top then subsequently falls to a skim. Eventually all of that disappears and there is no head, so no lacing.

Aroma is of course dominated by the coffee, which is very smooth variety. There's also a hint of some dark fruit, anise, and chocolate. Some booze in the back too.

Taste starts with a huge rush of coffee flavor that really is damn tasty. This strange coffee used is definitely superior to some of the coffee used in other coffee beers. It seems to have a more rich taste. Beneath the coffee there are some very slight dark fruit notes, and dark chocolate. In the finish it even seems like some earthy hop flavors come out with the roastiness.

Mouthfeel is quite full, even more so than I thought it would be. It's insanely smooth, soft, yet so viscous that it can't quite be called creamy. It really coats the mouth.

I was definitely impressed by this, and didn't expect it to be that great. I wouldn't pay another $15 for a bottle, just for the fact that there are lots of beers out there I haven't tried yet that the money could be put towards. However, I highly recommend this if the chance arises.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one a while back at De Molen in Bodegraven.

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter.
Brewed 1 December 2009
Drank the regular Brunch, Bourbon and Highland Editions, in that order.

APPEARANCE: A thick black pour yields a one finger, medium looking, tan head with good retention. Head slowly fades to a ring and wisp. Pitch black, viscous body with zero carbonation evident. A ring remains with touches of wisp and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Huge nose right off the pour. Roasted and charred malts, oats in there, and lots of coffee aroma. Some definitely dark chocolate in there as well. Big, bold, and very enticing.

TASTE: Roasted, burnt and charred malts with hints of sweet caramel. Oats and lots of dark chocolate for sure, as well as some nice, bold coffee flavors. Lots of roast and dark chocolate at the finish with some strong and lingering bitterness as well. Bold and persistent aftertaste with plenty of great stout flavor. A bit of age has really pulled all of the flavors together. Wonderful.

PALATE: Stellar. Full body, medium carbonation, heavy and syrupy smooth on the palate. Very creamy, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A touch of well measured heat at the swallow. Some time has smoothened this out perfectly.

OVERALL: Insanely good. This is a brew that I enjoyed fresh, but not nearly as much as I enjoyed this bottle. Everything has really come together, and the palate has really, really improved. Extremely drinkable and enjoyable. If you have the chance to pick one up, do so, regardless of the cost. Just be sure to give it 18-24 months before opening it. Highly recommended.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
96 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.
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