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Beer Geek Brunch WeaselBeer Geek Brunch Weasel

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

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

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

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

appearance: yea, i'm biased to black beauties and this is one. Impressive head for a nearly 11% with nice lacing.
smell: Smells a lot like FBS, which means...great. Coffee and a dry richness.
taste: More of the same. Love me some FBS and this may have a little something extra.
drinkability: Seems if not a Holy War at least a firm disagreement amongst BA'ers over session vs big beers. In any case the skill in making a smooth big beer is becoming a wonderfully ubiquitous thing.

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

Pours pitch black with small tan head.
Aroma has huge coffee, cocoa, chocolate cake,
Taste is huge coffee, caramel, fudge, bitter chocolate, dried dark fruits, oily

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

A wonderfully interesting beer. Intense coffee note like a shot of sweetened espresso. Dense but not cloying or heavy. Undercurrent of barely perceived spice - cinnamon the most identifiable. Full bodied with a firm lasting almost-but-not-quite chocolate finish. The novelty factor of the coffee bean "processing" lends a whimsy factor.

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

$15 bottle purchased from Monument Liquor in Concord. Enjoyed prior to RBSG, review from notes.

Pours between black and darkest brown with a huge dark mocha head. Smells of mocha, coffee and dark chocolate, smoke, and cane sugar. Tastes like a café mocha, delicious rich coffee that is intense yet uncannily smooth. Roasty biscuit finish. Full body, slick with medium carbonation.

This was a beer I had been looking forward to, and I liked it a lot more than I had anticipated. Such a rich, smooth coffee flavor in this, it is leagues above and beyond the Beer Geek Breakfast. Would love to have this again anytime.

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

A: poured into a snifter to a pitch black with a little tan head that quickly fades to a collar around the glass
S: smells rich with notes of coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate, charred wood, molasses and alcohol
T: tastes of quality coffee, dark malt, a bit of chocolate, some charred wood. aftertaste is bitter roasted malt, more coffee and a bit of wood char
M: silky smooth and full bodied with very soft carbonation that fights to make its presence known
O: a quality beer. great complexity and very smooth with not even a hint of alcohol in the flavor. it's very impressive

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Photo of weeare138
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to TomDecapolis for sharing this one...
Appears a midnight black with a small tan head that slowly fades into a fluffy cap. Rings of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of roasted barley, coffee, creamy vanilla, cocoa, and ripe fruit.
Taste is of the mentioned coffee, with a mineral, cocoa flavor pulling through.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, with light abv noticed in the end.

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

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Mikkeller goblet.

A: Pours a dark, black-coffee black color with a slight bit of mahogany at the edges. First pour netted me a huge, fluffy, four-finger head that was dark mocha in color. Retention was excellent and some beautiful dark-brown lace webbing was left coating the glass.

S: Incredible aroma of espresso coupled with dark chocolate, carmelized brown sugar, toasted rum raisin bread pudding, alcohol, milk chocolate covered cherries, and more spicy dark fruit.

T: Huge one-two coffee punch. Espresso trades places, again and again, with fresh french-press coffee. Also noted were roasted malt, toasted oats, dark chocolate, molassas, milk chocolate, dark fruit, nutmeg, and a bit of alcohol.

M: Very big, slick, and rounded at first. As the middle leads into the finish a distinct coffee bitterness makes itself known as well as astringent hops, and some alcohol heat. Finish lasts forever and left a sweet coffee coating on my lips.

D: Fantastic drinkability. I quickly drained the bottle and wished I had another. The alcohol was felt in my flushed cheeks and ears but I didn't find it to be obtrusive. I need to put this head to head with Beer Geer Breakfast just to see who the winner is. Don't know if a clear victor can be named, but I'm willing to do the research!

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

Viggo brought this one over, and i threw in a beer geek breakfast for a side-by-side comparison. thanks eric!

500ml bottle. sampled marcy 22/09.

pours deep black, definitely a shade darker than the breakfast which looks brown in comparison. however, neither is quite opaque and some chunky haze is visible in both - probably due to the pour, and a little more in the breakfast than the brunch. the head is deep brown and very fine. it is lighter and denser than the breakfast, and falls a little quicker too. spotty lace.

aroma is great. dark roast coffee. espresso. alcohol. dark and milk chocolate. toasted multi-grain bread. biscuit. a bit of grapefruit and orange hops. bit of oatmeal. chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with a cup of coffee. similar to the breakfast, but with everything turned up a notch - darker, stronger, more intense.

taste is good. strong black coffee. warming alcohol, especially on the way down. bittersweet dark chocolate - the high quality shit. toasted whole wheat bread. biscuit. earthy, almost metallic character. bit of grapefruit and orange. just over medium bitterness level. there's a light caramel and fruity sweetness too that seems absent in the breakfast. the breakfast has a more intense and lingering bitterness, and leans more towards milk rather than dark chocolate. again, the brunch comes across as a darker, stronger, and more intense version of the breakfast - but this time the bitterness is more subdued.

mouthfeel is great. nice big body. right around medium carbonation level. silky smooth. the bitterness of the breakfast comes across more harsh and astringent than this one.

drinkability is great. while i'm noticing the alcoholic warmth with each swallow, it seems much better balanced overall than the breakfast. the bitterness is more restrained, the body a little bigger, and i think it works much better overall than in the breakfast. gone are the harsh edges of that one, replaced with a bigger and i think better beer.

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Photo of vkv822
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle into snifter.

Pours black with a thick foamy head that ranges in color from toffee, to chocolate milk to chocolate. I really enjoy the range of color in the head, though it is fairly short lived.
Has a very unique, rich and earthy coffee aroma, backed by sweet oats and lightly roasted malts.

The flavor is very complex, with heavy coffee, with the same sweet caramel, oat and light roasted backing as in the nose. There also seem to almost be some tart berry notes.

The mouthfeel is a thick, creamy medium to full body.
This is a very unique and enjoyable Imperial Stout. I am very happy I was able to try this, and hope to be able to again sometime soon.

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

A: dark brown creamy appearance with big tan head that settled down to a ring around my glass. Very inviting.

S: Coffee, mocha, dark roasty malts. Great smell.

T: Super delicious. Coffee, sugar, roasted malts, and creamy vanilla abound. The coffee is well balanced with the other flavors, in contrast to some of the more out of whack coffee stouts out there.

M: Body is medium. Not the thickest stout I've ever had, but it works. Carbonation is pretty high. Slightly creamy texture.

D: Damn good for a coffee stout. I would gladly drink this again. One of the better ones I've had.

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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

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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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,851 ratings.
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