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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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Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
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Photo of largadeer
2.93/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Black and opaque, a vigorous pour yields little head. Earthy aroma with a moderate coffee presence. Hints at vanilla and dark fruit. The coffee aroma doesn't really jump out here, nor is there a lot of complexity. On the palate, I get roasted grain, coffee, light toffee sweetness and a hint of citrus. Medium-bodied, perhaps a touch thin for the ABV. Sugary, acrid finish. Lingering burnt bitterness with some solventy heat. As usual with Mikkeller, I'm not terribly impressed here. Decent.

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Photo of zeff80
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a tan head with ruby highlights. It was a long-lasting head that left patchy lace. There was a good deal of sediment in the bottom of the glass.

S - It smelled of chocolate, caramel, toffee and light coffee notes.

T - The coffee flavor is very sharp with a burnt molasses taste. Good bitterness with a touch of dark chocolate.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A full-bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This was a really good beer. I didn't even taste the civet poop.

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Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/13/2016. Pours pitch black color with a small dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, dark bread, marshmallow, and molasses; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, smoke, dark fruit, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, dark bread, marshmallow, and molasses; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, smoke, dark fruit, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/woody hop and roast malt/coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, dark bread, marshmallow, molasses, light vanilla/dark fruit, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/hop bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 10.9%. Overall this is an incredible imperial coffee oatmeal stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. Very unique/intense on coffee complexity and awesome balance with the base oatmeal stout. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

G: Poured into an oversized snifter.

A: Pours a very, very dark brown with a good amount of bright-brown head. Plenty of carbonation and excellent lacing.

S: Sweet espresso and dark cherries coming in over and plenty of dark, bitter coffee.

T: Not getting much of the oatmeal, but the coffee is definitely present in large amounts. There are some hints of bitter dark chocolate, as well as some sweetness, mostly consonant with dark dried cherries.

M: Medium to full bodied without a ton of carbonation. The alcohol is present, but not overpowering.

D: Lacking in complexity compared with the gems of the style. Still, however, a very nice brew.

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Photo of mothman
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this!

Poured into Great Lakes snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of tan head. Color is pretty much black.

Aroma: Rich chocolate and coffee. Very strong coffee profile. Has sweet caramel and oats as well.

Taste: Roasted malts, fresh earthy hops, strong coffee, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Very rich. A very nice oatmeal stout.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and roasted. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with sweet chocolate and coffee.

Overall, an awesome oatmeal stout with a lot of great flavors. Decent drinkabilty as well! I really enjoyed this one.

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

A - Pours with one finger of light tan foam on top of an opaque, back body. As the head recedes it leaves light lace on the glass.

S - An aroma of chocolate, coffee, smoke, and, oddly, gunpowder (think of the smell after fireworks are set off).

T - Smoky, dark coffee flavors with a touch of caramel and burnt toffee. Some spicy notes of clove and cinnamon in the middle and more burnt, smoky character. Finishes with dark sugar, burnt malt and gunpowder like coffee flavor.

M - Medium-thick coffee, moderately low carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Smoky and complex with an oddly spicy smoke character that I keep describing as gunpowder. Really complex and smoky. Very interesting, though I don't know if it is worth the effort of seeking out such a rare brew.

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Photo of oberon
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had the "Weasel" for awhile and finally opened it tonight.Poured into a imperial nonic a jet black with not a trace of light showing thru,a mocha colored pillowey two finger head atop.an awesome mix of deep coffee roast and bitter chocolate in the nose,a hint of vanilla and roasted nut as well,just a great mix.Rich flavors and obviously highly roasted,bittersweet chocolate and French roast coffee dominate with a tinge of dar fruit and vanilla,a slightly earthy earthy finish rounds the beer out very well.Everything I thought it would be,just a great double stout from a killer brewery.

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Photo of Boone757
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Kegatron
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into an oversized tulip glass.

Pours black, with a thick finger of dark and burnt looking mocha colored head. This retains with some rich and creamy edges, which whips up a frothy cascade of spotty lace and light brown oils onto the sides of the glass. This pretty much stays like this through the duration of the glass. Great look! The aroma is flavorful, with notes of burnt roast, earth, citrus, spice, chocolate, and molasses. Alcohol is a little too sharp here in the nose as this warms and covers up some of the other flavors a bit too much.

The taste has a lot of smooth chocolate, caramel, and oatmeal flavors to it, which is set against the ripe earthy citrus character of the Kopi Luwak. There is a firmer green citric hop presence here as well, while smoky roasted tones spread out across the back and linger on the breath. The finish is initially sticky sweetness, which then gives way to more aggressive notes of char and bitter fruit which linger on the tongue. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a thick chewy creaminess that matches up well with the flavors here. Just enough sharpness on the tongue helps add a little zing to the feel and pops that roast a bit more in the mouth. The big alcohol presence here is VERY well hid, with just some spicy and sweet warmth giving it away. This is extremely smooth overall though.

I’ve had a couple of these Coffee Stouts now that utilize the Kobi Luwak and this was right up there. The base Imperial Oatmeal Stout itself here was impressive enough but then, with the coffee added, this just took on a sticky, earthy, roasty, ripe mélange of flavors that had me savoring each sip. I usually feel like some of these Mikkeller beers aren’t worth the high price of admission but this one was an exception.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface of the beer and a light amount of dark brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense extremely dark mocha to brown head that slowly reduces to pebbled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer pretty evenly with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts, freshly ground coffee beans, espresso, and dark chocolate. Very light hints of alcohol as the beer warms up.

T: Similar to the smell, there are moderate to strong flavors of dark roasted malts, freshly ground coffee beans, and espresso. There are lighter notes of dark chocolate and just a touch of citrus/grapefruit rind hops. Moderate amounts of non-aggressive bitterness that lingers for quite a while.

M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth with some light amounts of dryness and alcohol warmth in the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer and one that I have enjoyed numerous times - usually as a brunch beer on a day of celebration (birthday, anniversary, or tailgating before a NFL game). This beer is strong enough that it needs to be drank slowly and savored but so good that I just want to drink it at pace. Definitely one of my favorites - I'm a big fan of coffee stouts.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Rifugium
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: bottle from Capone's bottle shop, Norristown, PA

Generic review: "It smelled and tasted like weasel sh*t!"

But seriously...

Poured into a Trappiste Rochefort chalice, jet black with a puff of mocha head that receded to an amoeba-like patch of bubbles and left some nice lacing on the glass. Roasty malts in the nose, coffee, and some notes of booze and phenols. Taste of roasted coffee, molasses, licorice and licorice, and lots of booze. Not quite as smooth as I'd expect from an oatmeal stout. Quite a bit of bitterness, especially towards the end. On the heavier end of medium-bodied, strong, but pretty drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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 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 billab914
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into my Stone RIS glass. Pours black with nice tan head. Nice head retention and moderate lacing for 10% stout.

Aroma is sweet roasty malts with some coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts with coffee and dark chocolate. A nice amount of bitterness as well. The fact that it is 10% is very well hidden and drinks pretty easily.

I enjoyed this beer a lot. Excellent Imperial stout. The addition of the oatmeal and coffee was very good. I would gladly purchase this again.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beer Geek Brunch (Weasel) is so named because one of the ingredients is Vietnamese Ca Phen Chon coffee that is made from the droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The animals eat the red coffee cherries, but the coffee bean itself remains undigested. The coffee is prized because a unique combination of stomach enzymes breaks down the proteins that give coffee its bitterness.

Espresso black that crowds the edges of the glass so completely that no highlights are seen. The dark caramel colored head filled the vast majority of the glass on the pour... and is still thicker than the beer several minutes later. Calling the appearance incredible would not be out of line.

Even though I'm not a coffee drinker, coffee-added stouts are some of the best smelling beers that I've experienced (and that includes the hoppy ones). This big brew is bursting with bittersweet chocolate and black coffee in surprisingly equal measure. Expectations are high...

... and expectations have definitely been met, and possibly even exceeded. Beer Geek Brunch (Weasel) is at least as good as Beer Geek Breakfast, and that's saying something. This ale's considerably higher ABV was a stroke of genius because it cranks flavor intensity up to epic proportions.

Again, it's odd that coffee doesn't run roughshod over the other members of the flavor profile. Actually, I prefer it this way since the beer tastes like a coffee-accented Imperial stout rather than a stout-accented glass of cold coffee. Too bad this isn't a bomber.

The second pour gave me no choice but to award the ultimate appearance score. A huge and majestic crown of some of the darkest foam ever seen has just been recreated. Given its incredible persistence, there's no place for lace to stick.

Flavors include dark chocolate, sugar-crusted coffee beans, blackstrap molasses, vanilla bean and an incredible amount of black licorice/anise. Civet shit isn't appreciated. There's even an undercurrent of citrus zesty American hops, which makes sense when Mikkeller is the brewery in question. I'm a huge fan of these guys. Huge!

Body/mouthfeel is the only place where this world-class ale loses a little steam. It's silky smooth, but lacks the required heft and chewiness for the style and the ABV. It isn't a negative per se, more like less of a positive than the other attributes.

Mikkeller Beek Geek Brunch (Weasel) is one of the finest coffee-added big stouts in the world. It took until the bottom third of the bottle, but I've finally come to the realization that this is the best beer of 2010 so far. Bottom line: a stunning achievement from one of the world's best craft breweries.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,861 ratings.
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