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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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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Photo of kkleu357
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Saw this on the menu at Brasserie V and had to get one. Slightly expensive at $13 a glass, but civet coffee is expensive. Black body. Huge chocolate coffee aroma. Big roasted coffee taste. Lots of chocolate flavor. The coffee taste is really good but different. It’s a very earthy coffee.

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Photo of thebeers
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Near black with a pencil's width of mocha-colored head. Cream and chocolate on the nose, with just a hint of coffee in the background. Insanely thick and creamy mouthfeel, again with cream and chocolate upfront and bitter coffee in the backend. Delightful.

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Photo of Alequine
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An attractive thick black stout with a small, creamy tan head. Light lacking showing quaility brewing and ingredients. The aroma is a light coffe smell, with roasted malts and light dark chocolate. I was surprised that the aroma was not more pronounced. Taste is creamy, smooth, thick and coffee flavored. I also taste chocolate and an unidentifiable spice. This beer is dry at the finish with a roasty bitterness. Overall all a quality beer. It is brewed at a higher quality than other coffee oatmeal stouts but pricier. Terrapin is a better buy if you like the coffee flavor and taste. For mouthfeel -Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.

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Photo of worstfisherman1
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reminiscent of biting into high percentage dark chocolate cocoa, 90% or higher with premium coffee notes! It's dry and smooth yet not silky or bitter. This beer becomes more enjoyable with every sip. It is a great morning/after dinner/evening/desert beer! Enjoy!

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