Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek Brunch WeaselBeer Geek Brunch Weasel

Brewed by:
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 mjpolzin
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured as a thick oil-like substance into my glass. It took me awhile to pinpoint the smell but I finally decided it was the wood barrels that it had been aged in that I smelled. It also smelled of the familiar roasted hops, coffee/chocolate scent of a good stout. The taste was similar to the smell but not overpower; very smooth but not a real strong taste. The abv was well hidden. I can't decide if this is a good or bad thing.

This beer was a gift so I don't know how much it costs but I know it is expensive. Although it was very good, I don't know if it was worth what it cost.

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3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber served in a snifter glass.

pours a thick, motor-oil black with a solid mocha-toned finger of creamy head; lasting retention and beautiful walls of lacing. pretty much the archetype of an imperial stout, presentation-wise. very impressive.

nice, flavorful nose. strong notes of roasted malts, molasses, coffee, and some bitter chocolate. not the best i've ever smelled, but very good. wow, taste takes a disappointing step back. flavorful, mostly following the aroma, but much too bitter for my liking. improves some as it warms but never achieves top-notch status.

rich, creamy, full-bodied mouthfeel mouthfeel with medium-low carbonation. lot of hype with this one but i'm not overly impressed. real roller-coaster of a beer for me; ultimately, i just feel there are better imperial stouts out there, and many that are less costly. maybe the civet shit coffee is lost on me.

originally reviewed: 12-14-2010

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3.05/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle into my Kate snifter.

A - Inky black, with a finger of dense, mocha-colored head. Solid retention and spectacular lacing.

S - Anise, dark chocolate, and burnt sugar. An unpleasant acrid note floats around. Surprisingly, little to no coffee aroma at all.

T - Dark chocolate, fudge brownie, and lots of hoppy bitterness. Maybe a hint of coffee in the finish, but definitely not much. Underwhelming. Wondering if I got an older bottle, but hard to tell with no dating.

M - Thick and creamy, with slightly-too-aggressive carbonation which gives it kind of a sharp bite. It smooths out as it warms up.

O - I've been waiting to try this one after hearing great things and liking the regular Brunch. It was disappointing to say the least, especially since I love the particular brand of coffee in this one. I'm left wondering if it's just a bad or old bottle, so I'll give it another shot down the road when I can get it from somewhere that has a high turnover to ensure freshness.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Poured from a 1pt .9oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Ribbon thin mocha head, with long retention for the size and abv. Tiny bubbles floating on top. Coal-black, no light gets through. Fearsome looking beer.

S- Chocolate and coffee, earthy with oatmeal tones. Some rich booze smells as well. Dark, earthy and delicious smelling.

T- Strong booziness and the coffee bitterness comes in as well. Some darker fruits, creamy chocolate and caramel. Complex and wonderfully brewed beer.

M- Smoooth and creamy. Amazing. 5/5

O- It lived up to the hype.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Gary779
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle
10.9% abv
Batch 697 (Brewed 16/09/11)

A: Pours really dark (the beer is a very dark tint of red). In a glass it is impermeable to light, and the head is quite dark. The head after poured is about 3 fingers thick and chocolate milk coloured. The colour of the head reminds of the crema on a good espresso.

S: Strong coffee and chocolate smells dominate. They are shrouded in a veil of feint flavours, of which cotton forms a base. Other odd smells (that complements the beer) include motor oil, fresh cast iron, cloves, cocoa powder and smoke. The smell is immensely complex.

T: Creamy chocolate taste. One can clearly taste a good espresso flavour in the beer. A very bitter cocoa aftertaste follows the creamy chocolate. A feint taste of hops, chocolate fudge and roasted malts are also present.

M: Carbonation is quite heavy, but to my personal liking. Beer itself feels oily and heavy. Very nice.

O: An amazing beer that lives up to its reputation.

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

500ml bottle 10,9% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Batch 697
Brewed on: 16/09/11

Appearance: Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is easily one of the best looking imperial stouts I have had. Pitch black body, absolutely no light gets through, not even along the edges. A rough pour yields a large, chocolate milkshake coloured head that displays pretty good retention for the Abv. A light swirl yields light alcohol legs and a sticky dark yellow residue on the glass.

Smell: Ahhh, there is noting like the nose on a well brewed, coffee imperial stout!! Notes include: Rich espresso, quality cocoa, sweet dark chocolate fudge, dark caramel, a hint of molasses and unexpectedly a touch of piney hops.

Taste: The flavour follows on perfectly from the nose! The initial flavour is of sweet dark chocolate, chocolate fudge, pure cocoa and sweet dark caramel. Perfectly brewed, dark roasted espresso follows through to the moderately bitter finish. Hops are noted on the burp, with notes of pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Pretty much bang on in the body department - full and quite heavy. Sadly the beer is a tad over carbonated for my tastes, but it settles down nicely midway through the bottle.

Overall: Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is easily one of the best coffee infused imperial stouts I have had and I will certainly be making every effort to get a few more bottles of this.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled served in a conical pint glass on 5/2/12

A - Black as night with no light penetrating with a 1 finger tan head with moderate retention and good lacing.

S - Woody, nutty, chocolate, caramel, oatmeal, molasses.

T - A real tug of war between the alcohol, coffee, and sweet candy/sugar note of caramel, molasses especially, and dark chocolate and rich coffee beans. A very complex beer justifying the use of exotic civet droppings, well maybe, it is nice.

M - Full body, low-moderate carbonation with a thick but smooth, chewy, dry finish.

O - Very delicious, would make a fantastic desert beer pairing well with creamy cheeses and a cigar.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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

1 pt .9 fl oz bottle poured into a small snifter at cellar temp.

A: Deep black body with a darkish tan half-finger head that dissipated fairly quickly and left a thin ring around the edge.

S: Licorice (fairly heavy), bitter chocolate, vanilla and graham cracker crust. I strangely associate resinous hops with graham cracker crust so that may be it. Some bright roasted grain and woodiness. A definite alcohol aroma that tickles the nasal passages a bit.

T: Follows the nose closely but the proportions from the aromas are different on the palate. The chocolate, hops and woodiness are more dominant. Interesting that the coffee doesn’t stand out as much in this as other coffee stouts that I’ve had. That may speak to the quality of the bean and/or the balance of the brew.

M: Medium body, medium-low carb. A bit syrupy and the finish is moderately astringent. Drinkability is so-so but that’s not a knock on it...there’s a lot going on and it’s best to slow down and take it all in.

O: This is a different angle on a coffee stout in that more of the bitterness comes from the roasted grain and hops than the coffee. An enjoyable and nicely complex beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jeonseh
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a CBS snifter. Number two in the baller stout and its friends tasting

A - Dark brown, almost black. Had a small mocha colored head. Not too vicious but had a nice thick look to it

MF - Smells of resin and hops first which reminds me of beer geek breakfast. There are also nice hints of caramel, vanilla and nice coffee hints to it. Has a good nose to it for sure.

T - At first, there is a slight caramel sweetness with a slight cocoa note to it. As the beer continues, you get hops and a smooth bitter coffee that comes on the backend. Leaves quite a hoppy resin on the tongue.

MF - Thick, smooth and creamy. Has a slight astringency to it that comes through with the coffee and hops that lingers on the tongue in the aftertaste

O - Good, solid stout from Mikkeller. Has a really nose. Overall I was surprised at how hoppy this was and had a strong bitter coffee presence that came through.

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


A - Insane sludgy black/brown (shades the whole glass a nice earthy brown), beautiful deep brown one finger head and some serious head and sticky lacing

S - Wow, the coffee in the nose just pops and it is lovely, tons of coca, great booze, a hint of chicory, huge sweet and roasted malts, vanilla, molasses, slight spice, woodsy hop, sugar, belgian yeast or maybe anise?, terrior, green earth and a note I can't put my finger on, very pungent almost funk

T - Starts with an almost piney/citrusy hop note, world class coffee comes rushing in (not to acidic, not to roasted, just perfect. weird that pooped out coffee tastes so good), huge milk chocolate that dissipates into an awesome dark chocolate bitterness, creamy smooth (most likely the oatmeal) tons of sweet and toasted malts, can't put my finger on the yeast note, maybe slightly Belgian?, cinnamon, terrior, slight vanilla bean, earth, foliage, slight booze note (but no distinctive spirit) and wet but super fresh wood

M - Full bodied, awesome balance, medium minus acidity, great complexity and very long sweet to bittersweet to earthy finish

D/O - This is a wonderful beer. I read poop and freak out, but this is my biggest surprise of the year so far. I mean I like Mikkeller, but, wow, this is a wonderful stout. If you aren't a fan of pretty big beers, you may want to stay away. If you are willing and ready to try something awesome, get 'er done!

Final thoughts - I was worried about the $15 price tag, but dang, this almost 11% abv stout has made my list of beers I really, really enjoy more than most

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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