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 DerekMorgan
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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 FriedSlug
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kbrown
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of TomMorris
3.61/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to psycohops for sharing this bottle. Purchased at Abe's in Bethlehem for $11. Poured into my Victory shaker glass. Appears a nearly opaque ultra dark brown color with a finger of dense, creamy, lingering, dark ecru foam. Smells of fruity hops, dark berries, milk chocolate, and sweet mocha. Tastes of rich, sweet mochaccino, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, slightly sour, mild bitterness, bitter dark chocolate towards the finish, roasted coffee beans, fruity berries, and molasses. Rather rich and close to full bodied with medium carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable, but not over the top. A tasty, sip able coffee stout that paired nicely with a few squares of Endangered Species 72% cocoa dark chocolate.

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Photo of Arbitrator
3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Shared by mfielden, I believe. Thanks Mark!

A: Pours a pitch black body with a wonderfully dense beige head. Retention is very short, as I'd expect from a 10+% beer. Some trails of bubbles on top of the brew and a little lacing during a swig.

S: Really bitter, roasted coffee in the smell. So this is what that famous cat poop java smells like. Mmm! Molasses and chocolate give it a sweeter note to balance out that very sharp bitterness.

T: If you don't like coffee or poop, this may not be the beer for you. It's very sharp and stinging with a roasted coffee note. I have to say, it's very distinct and unlike any other coffee or coffee stout I've ever had. Molasses, dark chocolate, and a grainy component in the mid-taste that provide some complexity (though not as much as I'd expect from something this big) and balance to the beer. Quite tasty.

M: Smooth as silk; very velvety. I guessed this was an oatmeal stout from the mouthfeel alone: there's always something very smooth and creamy about them. This one is no exception.

D: I'm informed this runs $10, which is a little high, but tolerable for a 500mL bottle (especially taking into account the cost of the coffee). I admit I enjoyed it. I'd pay it again.

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Photo of jjd315
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BretSikkink
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Super tall puffy head is darkly tanned and tops a pitch black color. Opaque is the word of the day. Nose is roasted barley all the way, with notes of coffee and chocolate. After that monster cap recedes the aroma is really powerful, but not overbearing. Just..pleasant.

The flavor is similarly smooth and creamy. Full body, with enough carbonation to keep it this side of motor oil. Frontloaded with chocolate and cocoa notes, easing into the coffee in the middle. Here it's a lot like cupping a coffee: notes of berry, burnt but not astringent roasted barley, a hint of smoke.

Very chewy, alcohol is well hidden, flavor notes are all right. Everything is just great, full of flavor. At the tail end of the bottle I found the warmth of the beer and the heat of the alcohol to be quite high, but the flavor is still there. Keep sipping!

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Photo of Chugs13
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of portia99
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Harpoon 100 Barrel Series gold rimmed stemmed glass.

A - Pours an inpenetrable, thick black color with a thick three fingers of dense milk chocolatey brown, mousse-like foam with excellent staying power. After finally dying down a bit, rings and spiderwebs of lacing cover the walls of the glass. Gorgeous beer...looks like dessert in a glass.

S - Getting lots of milk chocolate, molasses, caramel, dark roasted coffee, hints of vanilla, a bit of bourbon-like aroma and some quite noticeable alcohol.

T - Bitter coffee up front with an alcohol presence that sends a light burn into the nose on the inhale. There is a burnt, charcoal like flavor that on the fringe that stays thru to the aftertaste. Bitter and milk chocolate come thru nicely and are joined by some light vanilla as well. Some dark fruits round things out. Overall this is quite bitter, burnt and coffee/espresso like in character...first thing that comes to mind is an irish coffee...

M - Just a little about medium bodied in feel. A real surprize considering how thick and syrupy the poured appeared. I thought this would be more like maple syrup than anything. Carbonation is light...just the faintest of tingles on the tongue. Slick and oily, just glides over the tongue. Light alcohol heat on the swallow and lingering after as well.

D - A bottle of this is definitely enough, maybe more than enough. Struggling to finish this on my own just a bit. It is very smooth and extremely flavorful and complex. The alcoholburn is just enough to be slightly negative in the drinkability aspect though.

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Photo of vande
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured leisurely into my Central Waters snifter.

Pours a rich, oiled legged black that wears a small mocha colored collar.

Big and rich coffee right off the bat. Blackberry? Currant? A really nice berry quality that melds along with the aromatics of the coffee. Some fudgey dark chocolate notes as well. This shines brightly for beer I believe is years old.

Lots of chocolate cake, berries, and coffee in the taste as well. Oily mouthfeel with a lingering bitterness in the finish.This the oats? Alcohol bite is pronounced but not overbearing. A little less heat would be nice, but for nearly 11% it's well constructed.

Mikkeller's price tags tend to bother me and more often than not I am left disappointed. This is an exception. While I won't run out and throw money at this, I'd be cool with drinking it again.

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Photo of Evan
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of hosehead83
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz. "half-liter" bottle into a standard pint glass
Dark,black oil-like in color, with a dark chocolate,thick, milkshake head of foam that sits quietly atop a cascading pour. Beautiful.
Aroma-Dark roasted coffee,rich chocolate,freshly dug dark, rich earth.
Taste-Dark roasted espresso with cream,cocoa, dark chocolate, and a ghost-like underlying smokiness of char-grilled meat. Subtle, warming alchohol in the finish, but seemingly unnoticeable until about halfway through th bottle.
Overall, a fantastic "velvet hammer" of an imperial stout. Big, bold character,super creamy, complex and deliscious. Not an "everday" beer by any means, but certainly worth the price for a taste of a truly amazing beer. God bless the weasels!! (Brewed with Vietnamese coffee beans excreted from civets, an indigenous weasel-like animal)!

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Photo of WynnO
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.55/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to chefmikeanderson for the brew.

A - This looks absolutely perfect. Inky black, with a slow-forming head that rises as a creeping crimson froth but emerges as a taupe head about two fingers high. As the glass drains, there remains a series of alternate stripes on the glass that mimics a racoon tail. Probably the best looking Stout I've ever seen.

S - The nose is shockingly vacant; I wonder, is it me? I pass it to my girl and my best friend, but they too find a nose of scarteen, zilch, nada. As it airs out and warms up, a vague roastiness appears and an impression perhaps most akin to pencil shavings. I am taken aback at how plain and flavorless the nose is.

T - The taste is quite a bit nicer than the aroma, but it still falls quite short of world-class. There is some coffee in the flavor, but it is not tremendously prominent, nor tremendously tremendous. I also pick up on some sharp lumber-wood flavors, and some bitter-herbal hop. I am less and less impressed by the minute.

M - It is not the picture of viscosity, but it is tremendously creamy and has a very enhancing feel.

D - This is a nice beer, lacking in some aspects, outstanding in others.

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Photo of IpeeA
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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 fossage78
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of SpdKilz
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml served into a Bruery Tulip.

Appearance - Pours into my Bruery Tulip with a rather opaque, black color. A little over a finger of dark tan/mocha colored head is achieved with a moderate to strong pour that dissipates at a medium pace, leaving ever so slight lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - Earthy, bittersweet cocoa, less than expected coffee, light vanilla and molasses.

Taste - Interesting. This is a taste I can honestly say I have not really experienced. After sitting here for a few minutes I'm trying to put my finger on the overwhelming flavor and I really do think it is molasses. A heavy, sticky, molasses flavor is the most prevalent. Almost cloyingly so. Once this overbearing flavor subdues there is smoke, vanilla, and coffee. But damn, this is quite a bit sweeter than I expected. The more it warms up, the more black licorice I taste as well. I don't - not really what I expected and just overly cloying in every way.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied, lower carbonation. Actually quite nice.

Drinkability - This is a sipper - I need to have some tart cheese and crackers with this. Again, not what I was expecting. Honestly, would not pick up another in the future.

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Photo of rye726
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12.99 for a 500ml bottle

Pours a dark brown with a thin mocha head. Excellent lacing, but not the best retention.

The nose has rich malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, anise, licorice and bitter hops.

Taste is equally complex. Big roasty malts, coffee, cocoa, molasses and spicy alcohol.

Full, silky body has a delicate carbonation. A very well balanced coffee stout. Definately a notch above the Breakfast.

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

Photo of jayhunter357
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,878 ratings.
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