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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

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 JoeMans
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of THoffner
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a deep dark tan head that boils like molten toffee that soon disappears.
S- This beer has a tart black barley note with a doughy oatmeal hint and a herbal green hop hint that grows a bit as the beer warms.
T- There is a smooth mellow flavor to a dark roasted coffee flavor with a slight honey sweet hint. There are some dark roasted malt flavor with a char hint and an oak hint to follow. The finish is a nice dark roasted coffee bitterness with a soft bitterness that lingers.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a smooth.
D- This beer has a dark roasted but smooth and well-blended flavor. The bitterness grows a bit as the beer warms.

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Photo of Mavajo
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Appearance is dark and near-black, but maintains an obvious brown tinge. Head is brown and an absolute gusher - I poured this extremely gently and still nearly had an overflow. About 3 fingers thick. Retains well with a frothy, bubble head that slowly recedes to a crown, and then disappears entirely a while after that. Lacing is quite good - I had to break this up into two pours...the first had spotty lacing, and the second absolutely plastered my glass. Not sure if that's because the previous pour had 'tainted' the glass some, or if there was sediment lower in the bottle.

The aroma and taste are first and foremost coffee/espresso, with dominant notes of roasted malts. There also were some more subtler hints of dark fruits. Taste is not overly bitter, and doesn't leave too much of an aftertaste. But you definitely walk away with that "coffee breath" feeling. This taste is just strong. Mouthfeel is superb - creamy, thick and chewy. Carbonation is a tad higher than I would have preferred, but still moderate overall. I must say, I found the alcohol to be quite well concealed. I never really picked up any boozy notes.

This is an intense and heavy brew, so drinkability is moderate. Very enjoyable, but I think I have to give the nod to the Breakfast as opposed to the Brunch.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle split into two glasses.

Appearance - Pours a deep brown, almost black, with a one-finger brown head. Looks rich and viscous.

Smell - Aroma of roasted malts and rich chocolate. Not so much coffee, really, which surprised me.

Taste - The taste is very chocolatey as well, but with a prevalent coffee taste. The coffee isn't overwhelming at all. It allows the stout flavors to come through. There is a lingering bitterness that prevents the sweetness from becoming cloying.

Mouthfeel - Great consistency. Medium carbonation. Par for the style. The mouthfeel is thick enough to feel like an imperial stout, but not so much that I couldn't put it away like nothing.

Overall - Great imperial stout. I don't think many people would notice what kind of coffee it is, so I must admit that it's gimmicky. But I'm drinking beer, not coffee, and the beer was good so I'm happy.

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Photo of 2378GCGTG
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black color with a mocha head that doesnt really develop too much, looks great

Nose: Oatmeal, coffee, chocolate and some plums with plenty of toasty malt

Taste: Oatmeal, coffee, with burnt toast and heavy malt

Mouth: Viscous and syrupy with bitter coffee and sweet malt balance

Overall: This is a good breakfast stout, very smooth but could use a bit of refinement

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Photo of IBUnit63
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial pint into a Duvel tulip.

'How 'bout that...big 2-finger bready maple candy head with some muffin-like tunnels. Head retention is solid with nice lacing. Tops a milk-to-dark chocolate body that has some viscosity to it. This looks solid.

There's some nutty booze to this deal. Austere, dry coffee is powerful but there's a milkiness to the roasted chocolate malt. Only minimal tannins from any patent in there. A little hop pine and grass counter the nutty texture.

The sensations from the nose transfer to taste - very well done. What's added is a bit of sweet brown sugar booziness with a touch of raisins. Reminds me of an espresso with a hint of anisette. A little hot right now.

Nicely put together...silky, nutty and a little dry. However this may need some time 'cause the alcohol sweetness does create a little burn.

Look out for this one - it has some heft and a big bite. Sip it, don't rip it.

PS Don't read the label until you drink this...you'll know what I mean.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into an imperial pint.

(A)- Pours a thick, pitch black color that produced a good thick and frothy brown colored head with good retention behind it. Some lacing here and there.

(S)- A heavy dry roasted profile. Plenty of coffee ground, raisin, and cocoa.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A very heavy yet dry roasted profile. Lots of dark cocoa and coffee grounds. Some molasses in there too.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Very heavy in the roasted and coffee aspects. Bitter, yet chocolatey and thick. The 10.9% ABV is well hidden.

(D)- This is a solid stout without a doubt. Heavy and rich on all counts with the right amount of coffee to keep it interesting. A bit thick and bitter, but the sweetness helps. Good stuff, but for almost $17 a bottle, It is not worth the price in my opinion.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into a tulip glass. It's been cellared for better than a year.

Pitch and opaque black color brew with a 1F brown cap that eases down to a thick film. Fat rings and spot lacing.

Strong licorice at first then come the dark chocolate and coffee. There's alcohol, too.

Lots of roast. Malt, chocolate, coffee. The licorice stays strong. Hints of sweet whisky.

Medium-full body with a touch or carbonation tingle. The coffee is still strong after aging. The oatmeal adds body.

The licorice holds this back some for my liking, still good, though.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been waiting for a special occasion to try this one, as I love big coffee stouts, and I've heard good things. Not a special occasion, but a cool summer evening the day after the solstice seems worth a heavy coffee pick-me-up. On to the beer.

Pours thick and dark dark brown going into the glass, totally black once it's settled. Massive cascading fluffy foamy (running out of adjectives) mocha-colored head that takes a long, long time to recede, and leaves a ton of lacing. Wow.

Smells delicious. Warm chocolate malts, the full rich smell of oats, with the nicely roasted coffee front and center. This is a feast for the nose, reminiscent of Founders Breakfast Stout. A wonderful blend of dark roasted malts, oats, and coffee. I do pick up a slight alcohol bite.

Comes on much more bitter in the flavor than I expected. I get the dark roasted malts, and some coffee flavor, but not as much of either of those as I'd like. The oats are there, again providing a fullness that gives the beer more presence. But the dominant flavor is the bitterness. Whether from the coffee, hops, or dark roasted malts, I can't quite tell, but regardless, it's too much of it. It overpowers the other flavors, which I think would otherwise pull together really nicely. Finish is long, slow, and bitter.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Thick and heavy, with the light fluffy chewiness brought by the oats. Medium-low carbonation; would probably be better with a bit more to mix things up and cut the bitterness. Sticks in the mouth, without feeling syrupy.

This beer met my hopes in all ways but one. It looks, smells, and feels great, but that bitterness that dominates the flavor really takes it down a notch. I just can't get through it to the rest of the deliciousness that's hiding back there.

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Photo of thecarster1
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- 500ml bottle poured into a duvel tulip, beautiful syrupy pour, nearly two fingers fades gradually, deep tan brown head.

s- complex roasts here, earthy nose, slightly sweet, obvious coffee - but strong.

t- coffee, earthy, a bit of peat smokiness, a kiss of alcohol, coffee bitterness, slightly sweet. this is an interesting coffee flavor - and i get hints of weasel.

m- thick, syrupy.

d- drinkability is good here, interesting for sure. never had a coffee like this. i would drink this again though.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, so coffee beans pooped out and collected for this beer. Interesting...we'll see

Pours black, sits black...topped with a nice, dense light brown, smooth head. Foam looks like a chocolate malt. Damn fine. Not quite a '5' as the head disappears and even with hard swirls doesn't come back.
Coffee, chocolate, dark plum, alcohol and metallic aroma. Nothing dominant, very well balanced. Didn't get anything outstanding as the alcohol gives it a burn.
Taste is mostly coffee, with some dark chocolate, burnt caramel, dark soft fruit and citrus hops. Again, metallic a bit. This is a darn fine beer, and the Weasel aspect is subtle. I'm pleased that this isn't overly coffee.
Pretty good drinking.

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Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle around 2 years old.

A: Pitch black with a medium-sized and densely packed medium brown head. Leaves a nice solid wall of foam as it slowly fades away.

S: Rich roasted coffee with a bunch of bitter chocolate. Lots of oatmeal too.

T: Loads of coffee mixed with some char, semi-sweet and smooth with the oatmeal. Turns bitter as the oatmeal fades. Briefest touch of dark fruit in the middle. Some bitter chocolate and ash in the finish. More lingering roasty bitterness between sips.

M: Heavy, slick and oily. A bit drying from the lingering bitterness.

O: Not as overpowering in the coffee as with Beer Geek Breakfast. Still quite strong but not ridiculously so. Better balanced but not great. Quite bitter overall for such a big stout. Probably great for a coffee lover, however.

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Photo of illidurit
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Whole Foods in Santa Cruz. Pours a near-black color with a thick tan head. The creamy froth reduces to a thin film leaving some light lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee with prunes, black licorice, brown sugar and molasses. Flavors of charred malts, vanilla, christmas spices, zesty coffee and lactose. There also an almost acrid bitterness. Pretty solid. Seems a little overrated.

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Photo of callmescraps
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a great deal on this. I hadn't seen it around much, and all of a sudden it's everywhere. I'm interested.

Appearance- Pours a deep black. Two inches of mocha colored head settle into a thick 1/4 inch cap. Very nice lacing. It's a good looking beer.

Smell- The coffee is evident. However, it's a nice roast, not burnt or charred. Bittersweet chocolate.

Taste- Follows the nose. It's got a good coffee roast, but not harsh. There is a hint of roasted marshmallow. The roast lingers a little bit more than I'd prefer. A touch hot. An interesting hint of chocolate covered cherry tartness. Possibly just from the dryness.

Mouthfeel- Nice and creamy. It's a rich beverage.

Drinkability- Goes down pretty easy for the abv. The roast is in check.

Overall this is a good beer. Not overwhelming coffee, a nice balance.

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Photo of jampics2
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 batch. Had I been a ticker back when the 2009 batch was fresh, it probably would have been one of my highest rated beers ever. This was a bit underwhelming :(

But still a great beer :P

Looks nice, a dark black opaque beer with a brown head.

Smell is coffee, roasted malt, some cream sweetness, and a cherry pie note I don't remember in the original. Coffee and malt are well balanced. Batch 1 was a 4.5, just a tad short of perfection, but this took a step back.

Taste is good. Nice coffee that is actually quite pronounced but balanced vs the rest of the flavors. The malt gives it depth and chocolate. The hops are just a touch citric. The cherry pie is there but the roast takes over. Some black strap. Some licorice. Nice, deep flavor. Batch 1 was a straight up 5 as I recall.

Mouthfeel is just a touch thin. And drinkability is nice but nothing world class. I enjoy sharing this beer with others, it's a great example of how coffee can add without taking over. I really hope the next batch recovers its former greatness. Will purchase again next year, and would LOVE to try one of the barrel aged versions.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I totally admit, I had no idea what the "weasel" version was all about until I opened the bottle. As I let the initial head settle, I read the label and started cracking up. After a Google search I realized this wasn't a joke.

Creamy thick tan head. Opaque dark brown, no light at the edges.

Dark espresso aroma with lots of dark roasted malt.

Certainly a total focus on a deep Coffee flavor. Also present are ash, tar and perhaps some dark molasses. Dark Roasted malt flavor is fairly complex here. Some note from spent coffee grains.

Mouth feel is a little slippery, perhaps due to the oats. Also a slight coffee grain texture as well. Bold bodied.

This was enjoyable and pretty good, but not among the elites. Very happy to have tried it and the story of the coffee is a classic.

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Photo of brendan13
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black with an inch of light brown head that hangs around forever. Lots of lacing left down the glass.
S - Roasted chocolate and coffee dominates with with dark fruit touches. Floral hints.
T - Bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee and dark fruit flavours.
M - Medium to full bodied, lowish carbonation, bit of bitterness.
D - A very nice beer indeed. Obviously not a session beer but something I wish I could afford to drink every now and then.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm having this one for breakfast this morning...

Poured into my CCB snifter....

Typical big stout appearance here.. Black as night with a creamy mocha head... Lots of nice lacing...

Deep dark roasted malts dominate with a bitter dark chocolate and burnt coffee finish... There's also an earthiness to this that is quite unusual and adds a unique character to it..

Lots of chocolate and coffee, of course, present in the taste of this beer but I think I might taste a touch of hop bitterness and I can say that there's an aspect to the finish that I find a touch unpleasant.. Its a chalky earthy burnt finish that just seems a touch off... Still really delicious but the finish isn't as creamy and pleasant as I'd hoped. That's sort of nitpicking this one as its still a great beer... The booze isn't evident..at first... As this warms, it develops a healthy kick that, at times, comes through a little too strong...

This is a terrific beer and I liked it quite a bit.. But due to the apparent ABV and the chalky burnt finish, I didn't find it to be an elite stout... Again, just little things but those add up when compared with other brews in the class... Glad I tried this one but I liked the Beer Geek Breakfast a bit better...

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Photo of djbreezy
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - dark brown, pours highly viscous, unique spotting on the glass...almost a coagulation

smell - coffee, chocolate and caramel malt notes

taste - astringent and bitter coffee, some cocoa, vanilla and caramel malt presence

mouthfeel - medium body, mild carbonation, a bit thin for a 10.9 abv imperial stout

drinkability - honestly, was a bit disappointed on this one, has great stout qualities, has unique qualities but overall isn't a flavor wallop and certainly not deserving of the hype

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Photo of Schlafly33
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first beer drank using the weasel shit coffee. I'm not completely down with the idea of it, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway, thanks to the Old Toad crew at the Ithaca Luminous release.

Pours a dark black, not much foam or head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells include coffee, chocolate, and vanilla.

The taste is pretty similar. There are some dark fruit flavors that are nice, and not present in the Beer Geek Breakfast. The coffee flavor is nice, but I don't know how much the "specialty coffee" adds to it any more than regular coffee.

Medium bodied, could be thicker for an imperial. Creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation.

A decent imperial coffee stout, though I have had better.

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Photo of OKbrew89
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brownish black. There's a 1/4" of head with great retention. Licorice and deep, dark, coffee, roasted malts that dominate the nose. Taste is thick, malty, roasted, and licorice. Viscous, oily, deep; all around dark, deep, rich.

This beer is rich and smooth but a little thick and warm. Overall, a decent beer. Thick, viscous, potent, complex...AWESOME!

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Photo of Wisconsinality
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into Sprecher snifter.

A- Pours a very dark brown with a finger's worth of mocha head. The head recedes quickly and doesn't leave much for lacing. Just a small amount around the rim of the beer.

S- Very smooth coffee and chocolate greet the nose right away. Some nice roasted malts and good brown sugar.

T- The coffee is very smooth and not bitter like some other coffee stouts. The oatmeal helps smooth it out. A little bit of sweetness, most likely brown sugar and some roasted malts. The alcohol stays well hidden.

M- Medium to full bodied that is very smooth. No real feel of carbonation on the tongue but by no means flat. Just a tad bit of heat on the back of the throat from the alcohol.

D- Goes down about as easy as an imperial stout can. Great mouthfeel that is like silk. I am glad I was able to try this although it may be a tad gimmicky but a good beer nonetheless.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,875 ratings.
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