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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark | website

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

Pours a black. I mean black. Viscous and thick, looks like oil. Very dark brown head. Smell permeates the room, roasted coffee beans, expresso beans and unsweetened or bitter chocolate. Taste is remarkable and complex. It has layers of black coffee, and bitter chocolate. Not overly sweet, mouthfeel almost reminds me of a dry Irish stout. Not as chewy or thick as I would expect. Not that its thin either. Wow, this is really good, hard to believe that the beans used here traveled through an animals digestive tract.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

A: Produces a huge light-brown head with a nice brown head. Head has good retention, but not a whole lot of lacing.

S: Smells of strong coffee with a bit of a hop profile. The coffee smell reminds me of Surly's coffee bender.

T: Strong coffee with a nice hop and malt balance. One thing I was worried about was whether or not this beer would be unbalanced, but it's perfectly done in that sense.

M&D: Mouthfeel is well carbonated and lighter in body than I expected. Drinkability is perfect, the alcohol barely comes in and it's easy to drink a bottle.

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Photo of SShelly
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours midnight black with slight offwhite head that dissapates quickly.

Aroma is light coffe and roast, some cocoa as well.

Flavor follows the aroma with a fairly intense coffe and roast flavor, some cocoa nib and lots of sweetness. some alcohol in the mouth on this one.

While very tasty this is a little hard to drink in quantity for me, good but only really want half the bottle.

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Photo of Franz4
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes from tasting 3/20/11

A-Pours dark as you would expect, average head and lacing

S- nose is coffee, seemed a touch subdued to what I was expecting.

T- Taste follows the nose with the coffee merging with some warming toasted malts.

M- I thought this was a little lighter than expected, finished slightly dry

O- I was hoping for more from this brew, especially at the pricepoint. The beer was tasty, but not tasty enough for the $$.

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

22oz bottle from notes early afternoon 08/20/10. Making it a true Beer Geek Brunch today.

This dense, coal-black, monster of an ale is topped by a nicely retained reddish colored head. Some sticky lacing clings to the walls of the tulip as the head slowly recedes.

Aroma consists mostly of roasted coffee acidity with strong secondary chocolate notes. Even with the higher ABV the bold characteristics are as just about as well integrated as in the Breakfast version.

The coffee continues to be the main attribute on the palate, lending pleasant roasted, acidic, and bitter flavors. Chocolate is still a significant role player here and the oatmeal finally starts to make itself known.

I'm still marveling about how easy drinking this is. This seems much more about the coffee than the non-weasel Breakfast version but it somehow still works in my opinion, even for a non-coffee drinker like myself. Funny that I'm not typically one to get excited about big coffee-infused stouts but both the Beer Geek beers I've tried so far are among my favorites from Mikkeller. If you can stomach the price tag this definitely a beer worth trying out.

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Photo of phichifiji00
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Deep brown, almost black, espresso like in color, heavy rich tan head that quickly fades.

Smell: Roasted malt, coffee, smoked wood, hints of chocolate.

Taste: just like it smells, roasted malt, strong coffee taste, and notes of chocolate throughout.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, rich, creamy.

Overall: A very good imperial oatmeal stout. If you can find a bottle, by all means don't pass up the opportunity.

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Photo of tjthresh
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours opaque black with a thick brown head. I don't get how this one is different than any other coffee type stout. The nose it quite roasty and full of coffee. Sure, its tasty. Lots of coffee and chocolate with a smooth bitterness. Leave a licorice or anise after taste. That's a bit different. Not special though. Chewy body an silky mouthfeel. I look at the score that I'm giving this beer and it doesn't really fit with my comments. When is said and done this is on par with Founders Breakfast Stout, Peche Mortel, and Speedway.

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Photo of Onibubba
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black, mahogony tinged pour with a short lived mocha brown head. Nice lacing clings throughout. Strongest coffee aroma I have encountered in a beer. Strong, thick, Cuban coffee. Sweet, burnt carmel and cocoa. Taste is more of a bitter cocoa, and leaves the bitterness behind as a lingering after effect that I could do without honestly. Mouthfeel is slick and oily, maybe a bit thin. Alcohol is completely masked.

I had been keen to try this beer for a while now, and it does not dissappoint. The aroma alone makes this worth the cost. Not sure if it tops Speedway Stout, but it is certainly in the ballpark.

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Photo of timc100
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours an incredibly dark brown, very little light getting through on the edges only. Sits a pitch black in the glass with a dark, creamy mocha head. Huge, sticky lacing and retention.

S: An incredibly, rich, vibrant coffee aroma. Very rich, heavily roasted - some ash - fresh oily coffee beans. Bitter dark chocolate. Some vanilla sweetness that gives a mocha effect and brings out some milk chocolate. Fresh acidity. some raisin. Hands down one of the most amazing coffee aromas.

T: Very full, bitter and rich. Fresh espresso bitterness, oily coffee bean acidity, and bakers chocolate. Some vanilla mocha sweetness come through at the finish. Heavily roasted - can taste some ash. Not as mind blowing as the aroma, but very impressive and incredibly enjoyable.

P: Full, viscous, fitting. Allows the flavor to open up to it's full potential. Lines the inside of the mouth

O: I love coffee beers and this is one of the best out there, I'm sure. Too bad it's difficult to impossible to obtain in the US - thanks Jimmy!

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Photo of montageman
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

The coffee used in brewing this beer is the most expensive in the world. It really shines through. Flavors unlike anything I've tasted in a stout. Very rich, big roasted coffee & chocolate. Layers upon layers & so smooth. A truly exceptional beer. Highest recommendation.

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Photo of CowsandBeer
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single 11.2oz bottle picked up from the Mall of the Bluffs Hyvee for around $9. Labeled as an “imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee.” Cool artwork from Keith Shore depicting some kind of cat thingy, a hat and an empty glass. The label basically sells the beer. Poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter after letting it warm up for a while.

Appearance: A pour straight down the middle produced a beautiful; two fingers of dark brown head. The head is dense with a few solid bubbles in the middle. Black body. After settling down a thin, reddish brown cap remained and left nice lacing when I swirled the glass. Looks good for an imperial stout.

Smell: It smells mostly of coffee but not in the way other coffee beers smell. It’s got that spicy, coffee acidity that others have but I’m not imagining coffee beans but maybe a ground, flavored coffee. Lots of chocolate, like one of those pouches of dried hot chocolate mixture with some marshmallows. Also cinnamon, chocolate pudding, and chocolate milk.

Taste: Basically Kahlua and Ovaltine. Big, smooth notes of rich chocolate syrup, hazelnut, spicy-grainy coffee, pudding and a drying alcohol. Finishes sweet with a lingering coffee roast. My burps taste like a mocha.

Mouthfeel: Silky, smooth, and full with a low carbonation. The mouthfeel fits this beer perfectly.

Overall: My only regret is not having any doughnuts around. I’m assuming it’s the coffee or other possible adjuncts they used but this was a different coffee experience as compared to other coffee beers; more dense chocolate flavors, spicy coffee and a silky body from the oatmeal. While this was an expensive beer to try, I’d say it’s worth picking up once as it does not disappoint. If you’d like to try the next best thing after Espresso Yeti then this is your beer. Would love to try it out of a cognac or bourbon barrel.

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

A: Pours almost pitch black with some light barely escaping around the edges, capped by two fingers of foamy beige head. Retention is good and it leaves massive amounts of sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Aroma is somewhat subdued, with roasted grains out front including somewhat of a charred character, followed by semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. Some caramel lurks in the background.

T: Roasted and burnt malts up front along with some faint dark cherries and plums, which give way to a big dose of semisweet chocolate. Coffee comes in strong about halfway through and sticks around through the finish, combining with some bitter chocolate to form a rich, slightly bitter mocha after taste. And what a long aftertaste it is...45 seconds later, I'm still tasting it.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, could be a bit thicker and creamier.

D: While it's not hard to drink, the long finish really keeps this to being a sipper.

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Photo of TheJollyHop
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rich brown, mocha head with two large fingers of frothy head crowning a clear, black body; excellent head retention and sticky lace that encircles the inside of the glass.

Aromas of burnt sugar, bakers chocolate, strong roasted coffee, alcohol, and some toasted nuttiness. As beer warms currants and come into play as well.

Silky tongue coating, prominent alcohol warmth, ash, characteristically strong/intense roast coffee which imparts both earthiness and subtle astringent bitterness that fades well into the bittersweet chocolate finish. There is also an unexpected earthy flavor. Oats add a very pleasant oily mouthfeel. Creamy, medium bodied and carbonated with a dialed in level of perceived sweetness. Not too much to detract from the coffee, but enough to add body. Alcohol acts as the glue and wraps all the flavors up in its embrace.

Immensely sippable and delicious; definitely for coffee lovers as casual imbibers might be put off by the prominent coffee flavor which dominates, and assuredly so.

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Photo of zoolzoo
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks awalk1227!

A: Pitch black, impressive Khaki head. Some surprisingly sticky lacing

S: Caoco nibs, unsweetened chocolate. Fresh beans are present but cannot dominate over the impression of chocolate. A little string of alcohol.

T: A great balance of fudge like chocolate and roasted beans. Coffee apect is delicate rather than boisterous. Alcohol is less apparent than in the nose. Im mising the oats here, I thought the base beer is an oatmeal stout.

M/D: Thick and notably coating. Aftertaste is similar to eating a piece of fudge and drinking a cup of coffee. 11% is barely noticable in the taste. Can be sipped slowly but I finished my glass pretty quick.

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

Poured into a Stone IRS Tulip.

A: Pitch black with a very persistent dark brown head. Lots of lacing on the tulip. No light comes through this one at all. Beautiful.

S: Wonderful dark chocolate and coffee aromas. It carries a sweetness and a touch of alcohol in the nose.

T: The coffee is front and center. The bitterness rolls across my tongue and lingers in the aftertaste. The 10% is very noticeable, but it fits in with the dark flavors very well.

M: As thick as one would expect. Very heavy and viscous. Excellent.

D: This beer is a homerun. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jnn4v
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Moderate to significant brown to dark tan head. Decent sized bubbles.

S: Coffee first. But lush, fresh, non-burned, medium roast coffee. Glorious. Rich, semisweet chocolate next. Slightly creamy scent as well? More "wet" scent than the Breakfast Stout.

T: Maybe equal between the chocolate and the coffee scents. Such a rich, wonderful coffee without any of the over-roasted flavors that often appear in coffee. Maybe a "softer" coffee? Very tasty. Some burn from the alcohol, though.

M: Heavy and dense, but with enough carbonation to fill 1/3 of the glass with bubbles when poured. This may be the perfect texture for an imperial stout.

D: Incredibly easy to drink, given its texture and flavor. However, the 10.9 ABV is apparent, and shows itself quickly as you consume it.

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Photo of Rish907
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very interesting beer to try.. the coffee bean and all. Super coffee aroma and taste.. hides the alcohol quite well, very good for almost 11%. The coffee/espresso overpowers most of the taste which I think is its downfall, otherwise could be great. Not the best but not the worst. Good to try for the sake of having... the complex stouts tantalize my palate. This is straightfoward and direct. Don't know if my buds would seek out again, but who knows..

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Photo of Bubba83
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a truly thick midnight black color with about one finger width of super creamy tan head. Good retention and decent lacing. Has a pretty menacing look to it, which fits the beer nicely.

A lot of nice aromas going on here. The most forward aroma is of freshly brewed strong coffee. Still, other powerful aromas of caramel, vanilla, nougat, and chocolate covered cherries are present. Behind all that there's some citrus and roastyness. I love a beer like this that doesn't make the drinker work too hard to pick up on these features because they are so strong. I was so close to giving this a 5 for smell, I can't find any flaws but I think I remember Founders Breakfast Stout smelling a little better.

First sip impressions are that this is a huge improvement over Beer Geek Breakfast in a lot of departments. There's still a TON of coffee here, but that's not where it ends, there's plenty of dark caramel, roast, tobacco, toffee, and alcoholic cherries. Hops don't really show themselves in the flavor, although it's a pretty bitter brew, but I think it's mostly from the coffee. Loving every sip.

Feel is right on the money, medium-thick consistency, smooth and oily. Leaves a bit of a coating over my tongue well after the sip is over, leaving a long lingering aftertaste. Carbonation is low and that's the way it should be for the style. Can't think of a way to improve it.

Very drinkable for an 11%er. It's actually hard to fathom it's that strong because there's no burn whatsoever. You can taste some alcohol there for sure, but it's adding to the overall profile of the beer. A really well done beer by Mikkeller! These guys can be a little hit or miss for me, but tally this one under the hit category. I am such a sucker for Coffee Imperial Stouts.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours black with a small brown head. Fair lacing, leaving a syrupy lining on the glass.

Smell – Whoa, that’s some serious coffee. With malt, molasses, and oatmeal. Just a little on the bitter side.

Taste – Coffee balanced with cream, with lots of oatmeal and molasses. Tastes better than it smells to me.

Mouthfeel – Low carbonation. Very syrupy, and smooth. 10.9%abv is nicely hidden. Has a slight bitter hopiness in the aftertaste.

Drinkability – A really good, easy drinking stout.

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Photo of klikger
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour served in a Bruery tulip

A - Dark, dark brown with a decent brown head & great lacing.

S - Rich coffee, dried cherries

T - Earthy, roasted malts along with dried apricot and milk chocolate up front. Back half consists of more of the same with the addition of a touch of smoke and a dark chocolate finish.

M - Creamy & rich, but not syrupy.

D - A sipper, but not bad by any means. I could polish off a bomber myself, for sure.

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Photo of alovesupreme
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An opaque beer with a light brown head with fair good retention.
Smells strongly of coffee with chocolate and some dark fruit character mostly prune.
A rich flavor of coffee with a slight acidic character of dark berries. With a very subtle hop character and a smooth roasted finish.
A full mouthfeel with good carbonation. Very creamy and satisfying.
A fantastic beer that I would enjoy having again.

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Photo of CooperEllis
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into 7oz glass - split bottle 3 ways

Dark brown - wast a fast tan head that is gone quickly. There is no lacing.

The aroma is excellent; carob, cherry and roast malt nose. Interesting that this beer is noted as "Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee."
I do not get much by way of oatmeal in the aroma or the taste.

Bit of bitter coffee/acrid in the front. Hard cofee/burnt grounds flavor. Pleasant bitter finish with little bite.

The carbonation is minimal, mild.

The finish is very boozey, especially with a good sharp breath, the nose and mouthfeel pull booze right out of the glass.

(34th)

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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 Cavery
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A pint shared with Klym over a special farewell session.

"There's a secret ingredient in this beer, I won't say what it is"

*a few tastes*

"It's got to be some coffee"

*laughs*

"Dude, is this that cat @$%^ coffee?"

A: A dark core of a stout that gives way to frothy oatmeal suds, a solid 1 finger head comes and goes with a conservative pour. Brown bubbles linger for a while before finding a home on the edges of the glass. Lonely patches of brown bubbles remain in the middle of the beer for minutes after pouring. A very coffee looking beer, quintessential coffee aesthetics.

S: I can only describe the smell of this beer as "diaper with an imperial hand of anise". The smell is too sweet to really say "licorice", as the anise really runs deep in the nose. A light ash tray/tobacco lets its presence be known. The smell is so confusingly complex, is this a fruit that I have never tried? I feel like someone in some country that I am not familiar with is consuming some dark berry that is exactly this smell. the lightest creamed coffee peaks its shy head in the finish. A palette cleansing nose.

T: Coffee berry (?). a bright sweet offering of coffee that comes in form of a berry sweetness that makes you rethink the very nature of the coffee bean. A strong acidity drives the beer to your stomach, but a hybrid sense of nuttyness/roastyness that never seems to go one way or another lingers. What the heck at the earthy appearance of fancy morels.This beer grows on me with light speed. So mysteriously hazelnutty/creamy/truffles/pecan/espresso. Walnuts in the aftertaste. The acidity makes me believe this could be a laxative. The best laxative ever.

M: Moderate mouth feel that allows the coffee aspects shine. Super toned down bubbles that almost imply a colder temperature (?). I know it sounds weird, but I get the sense of chilled coffee every time I take a sip. The slow breakdown of slow released carbonation gives this phantom sensation of coldness. I'm pretty sure this beer is illegal in some states.

O: This reminds me of when I would try avocados as a kid, and I swore I'd never eat them. A few years later and I eat guacamole by the orchard. I want to grow up with this beer. I feel like this beer has whispered me a secret that I am yet to understand. An enigma in a glass. I am pretty sure those cats are incapable of metabolizing pure knowledge. I don't even care if the berries were fully cleaned, this is astoundingly unique.

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Photo of SirSketch
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Very thin brown head forms then disappears just as quickly. Appears black, but reveals a reddish brown color when held up to light.

S - The aroma can easily be dissected into the stout and coffee components. Rich chocolate fudge, very freshly roasted grains and a complex alcohol character. The coffee is bold, but very earthy (think mud) and even a little 'moldy,' but it really goes together quite well.

T - Whoa, the coffee flavor is delicious! Nice median between bitter, dark roasted grain and sweet, fruity flavors. A bit acidic. Seems like a well thought out flavor combo.

M/D - Not an overly thick mouth, as can happen too often with stouts. Much too drinkable for a beer that packs such an alcoholic punch. Not your normal imperial stout, but definitely a new favorite.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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