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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | Mikkeller ApS

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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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Reviews: 827 | Ratings: 2,802
Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The second you smell this beer you know you've got something special on your hands. Lots of roasty coffee and chocolate jump out at you. The first sip unveils a slightly sweet coffee, a fine example of Vietnamese coffee, before roasted chocolate malts meld near perfectly with the coffee, bringing on a clean roasted coffee finish that is nice and bitter, but retains a slight bit of sweetness throughout. The mouthfeel is perhaps the best I've encountered in an imperial stout so far. Chewy, almost viscous, and mouth coating with a beautifully creamy finish on your mouth. Silky smooth yet so full in body. My first mikkeller beer, but many many more to come.

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Photo of mr-jj
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split between two samplers from a 12 oz bottle. I think I might have got this from the always generous snaotheus.

Color is dark brown with a thick mocha head and some nice lacing. Smell is coffee, lots of it, with some roasted malts and a bit of anise and dark fruits - pretty nice. Flavor is like a mocha - chocolate and coffee - with a bit of booze. Body is full with moderate carbonation - very creamy and rich. Overall, a very good stout.

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Photo of MUTINY
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into my Duvel tulip.

This brew pours a beautiful opaque black with a lingering ring of coffee-colored lace that follows it down. To me, the nose is pungently boozy - but still enticing.
The palate is not at all what was expected. Labeled as an oatmeal/coffee Stout, I was expecting those to be more dominant components. What wound up being the star was massively bitter chocolate, tempered neatly by a rich, dark coffee quality. There was also a lingering berry note that was both tart & candied at the same time. As the beer warmed, I found this to be almost a medicinal flavor.
The feel was where more of an oatmeal thing came into play. This brew is absurdly creamy & rich. I had described it as OB Ten Fidy with pillows. Very, very full body with delicate, small bubbles that add an extra dimension to the overall effect.

This brew is far above & beyond my expectations.

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Photo of aceseth13
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Black, no visibility through this beer, the head was very small and dissipated within minutes. 4
Smell: Lots of oats, hints of chocolate, a ton of coffee, some malts, no alcohol. 4.25
Taste: Lots of coffee, but it is not overpowering like a victory, the coffee leads into a thick chocolate flavor, and lots of oats, then finishes with a nice subtle coffee after taste, with hints of burnt malt. 4.75
Feel: damn this is a thick one, I couldn't believe how thick, creamy and awesome this was, one of the best feels no doubt. 5
Overall: outstanding, a must try, and one I will definitely be getting again. 4.75

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle of unknown age split into a shaker pint. Nose was boozy, and the coffee notes seemed burnt. Taste was good, but the coffee profile seemed off. Perhaps I'd have enjoyed this more with some vanilla, as I really preferred the Vanilla Shake to this. Good appearance and mouthfeel, but I won't be buying again.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep dark chocolate, has aroma of coffee, chocolate, & a strong boozy note. Flavor follows aroma and seems a bit unbalanced between the flavors. A little bit of a warm mouthfeel from the alcohol. Solid beer overall but needs some work

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Pours almost jet black with two finger khaki head, fades slowly to a thin full layer, lots of lace. Aroma is ridiculous coffee and sweet slightly burnt sugar. Taste starts off with a little sweet chocolate which is immediately met by deep rich espresso, it's like chewing on a coffee bean. The flavor finishes semi dry with a nice bitterness, seems like this is a combination of coffee bitterness and some hops, with a tinge of burnt notes. The mouthfeel is super soft and thick. Overall excellent coffee stout, one of the best I've had so far.

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Photo of creepinjeeper
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

11.5 oz bottle poured into my Solemn Oath snifter.

Look -- Asphalt black/ brown. Rich brown head that starts out about the width of your finger. Settles into nice lacing on top. Not much left on the sides of my glass.
Smell - Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.
Taste - Oatmeal, rich roasted coffee. Slight on the booze/
Feel - Oh, so creamy. Smooth creaminess coats the tongue .
Overall - I loved this. The price point will make this more of a treat when I see it, as opposed to a must buy everytime. It will be so worth it when I do.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured pitch black, one finger of light brown head that turned in to an oily coating. Smell is straightforward coffee. Taste is coffee and roast, a hint of vanilla. Feel is decently thick and a lot of viscosity going down.

I had this after the Beer Geek Breakfast -- to me this is literally an imperial version of that beer.

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Photo of ChefMacAttack
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle (11.2 oz) into a goblet.

Thick black pour. One finger of cafe au lait colored foam. Nose is coffee, coffee, coffee.

The first thing that impresses you on the first sip is the mouthfeel. Rich, thick, and viscous. Slightly oily. The coffee flavor is so rich and vibrant, I want to gargle with it.

Flavor is dried stone fruits, heavy cocoa, and roasted coffee beans on the finish. Perfect bitterness. There is definitely hints of booze at 10.9% ABV, but it's welcome considering the richness, and hey we're drinking beer, right? It's drinkable and I want more.

I've been working my way through the "Beer Geek" series and this might be staking it's claim at #1.

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Photo of W_Des
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid black with a medium coffee and roast nose. Smooth coffee body with light roastiness and it hides the ABV really well compared to Vanilla Shake.

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Photo of Beersmuggler
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This imperial stout is a really good choice if you enjoy coffee flavored beers. It is not overpowering like mocha Wednesday by the Bruery but rather subtle coffee taste.

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Photo of Trevor11
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mikkeller is not easy to come by in the States, but the Danish seem to know what they are doing. I tried this beer in the summer of 2015 along with BOMB! Although not the most fitting for a hot summer day in Chicago, Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is an animal of its own. Extremely dark, rich, and overpowering. Keep a watch for this beer

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you like coffee stouts this one is a must.excellent coffee flavour which shows how good the actual coffee they use is in the first place.not one of the best ive had but still very good and well crafted.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Must start off by saying the whole weasel poop coffee thing weirds me out, but if you can get past that then this is a great beer. It pours a very very dark brown, actually looks black if you dont hold it right up to the light. It has a massive brown head and leaves excellent lacing. Smell is mostly coffee with toasted malts and a hint of bitter chocolate. Taste is much the same, quite delicious. Feel is medium and very slick. Overall a great beer, definitely prefer it to the vanilla shake version.

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Photo of JackieKu
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. BB 05/12/2019. Poured into tulip.

A: Opaque dark brown. Poured without foam. (3.5)
S: Roasted coffee. Roasted fruits. (4)
T: Coffee. Herbs (mainly thyme). Toffee. Moderate bitterness. Slightly sweet. Dry finish. (4.5)
M: Full bodied. Low carbonation. (4)
O: An interesting stout. Complex and balanced. (4.2)

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Photo of mschrei
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into Pipeworks NvU snifter. Dark dark brown, pervasive head. Strong coffee nose, something else underneath that I can't quite identify. Strong coffee and boozy flavor, not quite as strong as a barrel aged. Mouth filling, taste lingers on the tongue. Not as complex and full bodied as CCB Marshall Zhukov, but a stronger and tastier beer than Old Rasputin. Very nice.

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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 johnnnniee
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Ebenezer's
Thick black liquid with a rich creamy mocha head that lasts forever. Huge chocolate and coffee aroma with plenty of brown sugary sweetness to pull this desert beer together. Very rich, nice brew!

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased 4/3/2015 enjoyed 8/3/2015 in a Mad Elf tulip/snifter.

Look - Dark black body with only the outer edges letting light through. A little less than a finger tan head that developed slowly after pour and dissipated quickly. Little to no lacing. Very fine bubbles.

Smell - Chocolate. Alcohol. Coffee. Char. Vanilla. Soy.

Taste - Dark and milk chocolates. Alcohol is there and not "light" but a different flavor. Oats. Coffee. I am just assuming the different flavor is a type of coffee I have not tasted. Sweet before the finish, almost citrusy.

Feel - Creamy. Little tongue tingle with hops and alcohol. Not overly carbonated.

Overall - I found myself taking many small sips of this to find out what is going on. I don't think it is overly complex, just flavors I have not tasted.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice thick chocolaty stout. Great chocolate and toffee notes and even though its pretty complex its very easy drinking for a higher ABV stout. Even better on tap

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Photo of RyanJohnCrain
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

10 oz pour on tap at Bodega Bar in LAX

A: Jet black with little to no head, decent little carbonation though

S: Roasted malt, coffee, coco, with a nice alcohol on the end

T: similar to smell, with tons of coffee super rich with roasted malts.

F: smooth and thick with a long finish

O: very good beer and Im not a coffee drinker but this stuff could convert me.

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Photo of alarmclock314
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz bottle, 10.9% ABV, no date (but probably from late 2014 or early 2015). Pours black with reddish hues. Pretty cascading khaki head. Smells of dark cocoa, heavy roasted malts, and some subtle earthy hops. The taste is packed full of flavor; malts, cocoa, char, hops, oats, and some nuttiness. Not much coffee coming out. Slight alcohol warming, but it helps to cut through the heavy body. Very full mouthfeel. The carbonation is low-medium. Overall, really enjoyed the flavor, complexity, and thick mouthfeel.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
2.97/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Pitch black, with a little head that dissolves quickly
S: Smells medicinal, no coffee, no chocolate, no alcohol
T: Disappointing, the most prominent flavor is medicine...very strange. Not sure how this passed quality control. It's unbelievable that this currently has a 4.32 rating.
F: It's thick and smooth. Great feel.
O: Not good, and pricey. Worst of both worlds.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: The body is opaque black with a thin caramel/coffee head. It has no retention but some lacing.
S: The smell is too unnoticeable. Only if you concentrate, you can barely feel some coffee and beneath it some alcohol. It's actually quite interesting to barely find alcohol in its aroma even if it has an astounding 10.9% ABV.
T: This is great. You have the sweetness of the malt in the tip of the tongue and the bitterness of hops in the back of your mouth, all of this intertwined with both sweetness and bitterness of coffe. It's like a missing piece that connects both tastes greatly. I've never experienced nothing like this. It's really well made. Coffee has a really big role in the making this beer awesome.
M: Please stop this. The texture resembles a dense coffee, being close to perfection. In the end of the sip, you first get the kick of alcohol and then you get your mouth sweet as hell, with a bitter touch to it. This is something I've never before.
O: Being a beer geek who loves coffe, this beer comes to me as the best of two worlds. Thank you gods of beer and coffee. I'll be preaching for Mikkeller's Beerk Geek Brunch Weasel until I die.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,802 ratings.
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