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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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Photo of IBUnit63
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial pint into a Duvel tulip.

'How 'bout that...big 2-finger bready maple candy head with some muffin-like tunnels. Head retention is solid with nice lacing. Tops a milk-to-dark chocolate body that has some viscosity to it. This looks solid.

There's some nutty booze to this deal. Austere, dry coffee is powerful but there's a milkiness to the roasted chocolate malt. Only minimal tannins from any patent in there. A little hop pine and grass counter the nutty texture.

The sensations from the nose transfer to taste - very well done. What's added is a bit of sweet brown sugar booziness with a touch of raisins. Reminds me of an espresso with a hint of anisette. A little hot right now.

Nicely put together...silky, nutty and a little dry. However this may need some time 'cause the alcohol sweetness does create a little burn.

Look out for this one - it has some heft and a big bite. Sip it, don't rip it.

PS Don't read the label until you drink this...you'll know what I mean.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into an imperial pint.

(A)- Pours a thick, pitch black color that produced a good thick and frothy brown colored head with good retention behind it. Some lacing here and there.

(S)- A heavy dry roasted profile. Plenty of coffee ground, raisin, and cocoa.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A very heavy yet dry roasted profile. Lots of dark cocoa and coffee grounds. Some molasses in there too.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Very heavy in the roasted and coffee aspects. Bitter, yet chocolatey and thick. The 10.9% ABV is well hidden.

(D)- This is a solid stout without a doubt. Heavy and rich on all counts with the right amount of coffee to keep it interesting. A bit thick and bitter, but the sweetness helps. Good stuff, but for almost $17 a bottle, It is not worth the price in my opinion.

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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 thecarster1
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- 500ml bottle poured into a duvel tulip, beautiful syrupy pour, nearly two fingers fades gradually, deep tan brown head.

s- complex roasts here, earthy nose, slightly sweet, obvious coffee - but strong.

t- coffee, earthy, a bit of peat smokiness, a kiss of alcohol, coffee bitterness, slightly sweet. this is an interesting coffee flavor - and i get hints of weasel.

m- thick, syrupy.

d- drinkability is good here, interesting for sure. never had a coffee like this. i would drink this again though.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, so coffee beans pooped out and collected for this beer. Interesting...we'll see

Pours black, sits black...topped with a nice, dense light brown, smooth head. Foam looks like a chocolate malt. Damn fine. Not quite a '5' as the head disappears and even with hard swirls doesn't come back.
Coffee, chocolate, dark plum, alcohol and metallic aroma. Nothing dominant, very well balanced. Didn't get anything outstanding as the alcohol gives it a burn.
Taste is mostly coffee, with some dark chocolate, burnt caramel, dark soft fruit and citrus hops. Again, metallic a bit. This is a darn fine beer, and the Weasel aspect is subtle. I'm pleased that this isn't overly coffee.
Pretty good drinking.

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Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle around 2 years old.

A: Pitch black with a medium-sized and densely packed medium brown head. Leaves a nice solid wall of foam as it slowly fades away.

S: Rich roasted coffee with a bunch of bitter chocolate. Lots of oatmeal too.

T: Loads of coffee mixed with some char, semi-sweet and smooth with the oatmeal. Turns bitter as the oatmeal fades. Briefest touch of dark fruit in the middle. Some bitter chocolate and ash in the finish. More lingering roasty bitterness between sips.

M: Heavy, slick and oily. A bit drying from the lingering bitterness.

O: Not as overpowering in the coffee as with Beer Geek Breakfast. Still quite strong but not ridiculously so. Better balanced but not great. Quite bitter overall for such a big stout. Probably great for a coffee lover, however.

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Photo of illidurit
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Whole Foods in Santa Cruz. Pours a near-black color with a thick tan head. The creamy froth reduces to a thin film leaving some light lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee with prunes, black licorice, brown sugar and molasses. Flavors of charred malts, vanilla, christmas spices, zesty coffee and lactose. There also an almost acrid bitterness. Pretty solid. Seems a little overrated.

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Photo of callmescraps
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a great deal on this. I hadn't seen it around much, and all of a sudden it's everywhere. I'm interested.

Appearance- Pours a deep black. Two inches of mocha colored head settle into a thick 1/4 inch cap. Very nice lacing. It's a good looking beer.

Smell- The coffee is evident. However, it's a nice roast, not burnt or charred. Bittersweet chocolate.

Taste- Follows the nose. It's got a good coffee roast, but not harsh. There is a hint of roasted marshmallow. The roast lingers a little bit more than I'd prefer. A touch hot. An interesting hint of chocolate covered cherry tartness. Possibly just from the dryness.

Mouthfeel- Nice and creamy. It's a rich beverage.

Drinkability- Goes down pretty easy for the abv. The roast is in check.

Overall this is a good beer. Not overwhelming coffee, a nice balance.

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Photo of jampics2
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 batch. Had I been a ticker back when the 2009 batch was fresh, it probably would have been one of my highest rated beers ever. This was a bit underwhelming :(

But still a great beer :P

Looks nice, a dark black opaque beer with a brown head.

Smell is coffee, roasted malt, some cream sweetness, and a cherry pie note I don't remember in the original. Coffee and malt are well balanced. Batch 1 was a 4.5, just a tad short of perfection, but this took a step back.

Taste is good. Nice coffee that is actually quite pronounced but balanced vs the rest of the flavors. The malt gives it depth and chocolate. The hops are just a touch citric. The cherry pie is there but the roast takes over. Some black strap. Some licorice. Nice, deep flavor. Batch 1 was a straight up 5 as I recall.

Mouthfeel is just a touch thin. And drinkability is nice but nothing world class. I enjoy sharing this beer with others, it's a great example of how coffee can add without taking over. I really hope the next batch recovers its former greatness. Will purchase again next year, and would LOVE to try one of the barrel aged versions.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I totally admit, I had no idea what the "weasel" version was all about until I opened the bottle. As I let the initial head settle, I read the label and started cracking up. After a Google search I realized this wasn't a joke.

Creamy thick tan head. Opaque dark brown, no light at the edges.

Dark espresso aroma with lots of dark roasted malt.

Certainly a total focus on a deep Coffee flavor. Also present are ash, tar and perhaps some dark molasses. Dark Roasted malt flavor is fairly complex here. Some note from spent coffee grains.

Mouth feel is a little slippery, perhaps due to the oats. Also a slight coffee grain texture as well. Bold bodied.

This was enjoyable and pretty good, but not among the elites. Very happy to have tried it and the story of the coffee is a classic.

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Photo of brendan13
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black with an inch of light brown head that hangs around forever. Lots of lacing left down the glass.
S - Roasted chocolate and coffee dominates with with dark fruit touches. Floral hints.
T - Bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee and dark fruit flavours.
M - Medium to full bodied, lowish carbonation, bit of bitterness.
D - A very nice beer indeed. Obviously not a session beer but something I wish I could afford to drink every now and then.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm having this one for breakfast this morning...

Poured into my CCB snifter....

Typical big stout appearance here.. Black as night with a creamy mocha head... Lots of nice lacing...

Deep dark roasted malts dominate with a bitter dark chocolate and burnt coffee finish... There's also an earthiness to this that is quite unusual and adds a unique character to it..

Lots of chocolate and coffee, of course, present in the taste of this beer but I think I might taste a touch of hop bitterness and I can say that there's an aspect to the finish that I find a touch unpleasant.. Its a chalky earthy burnt finish that just seems a touch off... Still really delicious but the finish isn't as creamy and pleasant as I'd hoped. That's sort of nitpicking this one as its still a great beer... The booze isn't evident..at first... As this warms, it develops a healthy kick that, at times, comes through a little too strong...

This is a terrific beer and I liked it quite a bit.. But due to the apparent ABV and the chalky burnt finish, I didn't find it to be an elite stout... Again, just little things but those add up when compared with other brews in the class... Glad I tried this one but I liked the Beer Geek Breakfast a bit better...

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Photo of djbreezy
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - dark brown, pours highly viscous, unique spotting on the glass...almost a coagulation

smell - coffee, chocolate and caramel malt notes

taste - astringent and bitter coffee, some cocoa, vanilla and caramel malt presence

mouthfeel - medium body, mild carbonation, a bit thin for a 10.9 abv imperial stout

drinkability - honestly, was a bit disappointed on this one, has great stout qualities, has unique qualities but overall isn't a flavor wallop and certainly not deserving of the hype

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Photo of AgentZero
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Very dark brown, almost black. Huge brown head foamed up on mine from an aggressive pour, had to wait for a bit for it to come down. Huge bubble head, not all that attractive, but left some very nice lacing on the sides and supurb throughout the drink.

S - Wonderful sweet cocoa aroma, espresso and coffee bean, and a nice roasted malt smell. This is definately on the sweet side.

T - Actually think the coffee takes a backseat to a sweet cocoa powder smell, and something oddly sweet, maybe a berry or light licorice flavor? Wish I could pick out exactly what it was, not unpleasant, but slightly too dominating in the taste. Nice roasty malts and coffee bean back, it's very good, but too sweet for me.

M - Nice and smooth, carbonation gives it a minimal bite that works well, full bodied, but not super heavy like a lot of big stouts.

D - Sweetness knocked this one down for me just a little bit on the drinkability factor. Did the bomber, but was struggling at the end.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep black, but lacking head. Oily, flat (appearance). Aroma was a mixture of liquors. Wouldn't say it smacked heavy of cognac, more of just unidentified booze. Did have some leather, smoke and oak complexities.

Taste was warming, some coffee, but not as big as the non barreled versions of this beer. Some complexities like oak and citrus underneath the coffee and cognac. A super expensive beer. One of those special occasion beers.

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Photo of BitterPachyderm
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm...a stout brewed from weasle shit? This HAS to be a winner! 1 pt. 9 fl oz. bottle, slightly chilled, no freshness date, presented in a SN pint glass.

The pour produces a huge chocolate brown five finger head. Huge bubbles, lots of foam, and much sticky lacing. Dark brown, let's face it, BLACK body body. Seemingly opaque with some ruby highlights.

There's alot going on in the nose of this stout. Smoked wood, bitter chocolate, BACON, tobacco, leather, pit fruit, and a hint of freshly brewed coffee beans can all be smelled.

Loads of burnt BURNT burnt chocolates. This is an ultra bitter coffee beer if there ever was one. Smoke can be noticed mid pallette with some strong coffee flavors. You can actually taste the bacon here...

Thick and oily mouthfeel...all the qualifications of an impy stout in my book!

The burnt and bitter coffee can be a bit overbearing at times, which hurts it's drinkability. 1 in a sitting should get you your coffee fix.

Another great geek beer brew from Mikkeller. Not as good as the Breakfast in my opinion, but still a solid impy stout. I think they accomplished what they set out for with this one. Those weasel turds are strong!

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Photo of orangesol
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Decided to pull this one out of the cellar after two years to see how it is holding up.

A - Pours jet black with a small film of tan head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving no lace at all down the glass.

S - Smells of rich coffee, chocolate, dark roasted malt, charred wood and some warm alcohol.

T - Starts off with a ton of slightly bitter dark roasted coffee slowly giving way to hints of chocolate, molasses, dark roasted malt and some charred wood. The booze only grows as it sits in the glass. Finish is a mix of light sweetness and warm booze, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Thick, slightly boozy feel. Kinda tastes like chocolate pudding.

O - I rather enjoyed this one, minus all the sludge at the bottom of the bottle. It had quite a bit of flavor and was fairly easy to drink, it did get a little boozy as it warmed up.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle drank from an oversized snifter. excited to try this one.

A- this one pours a black colored body with a small coffee colored head. seems very fitting. the head lasts for a while and leaves behind solid rings of lacing.

S- lots of dark roasted malt and coffee. some dark chocolate in there too.

T- the taste is equally dark as the smell and appearance. very strong roasted malts and coffee. not as sweet as i was expecting which is a plus. nice dry finish.

M- rich and smooth. full bodied and chewy. there are also some gelatinous clumps in here which i can feel on my tongue. not really into that. it kind of grossed me out.

D- i really liked this beer, other than the mouthfeel. different than i was expecting and in a good way. if it wasnt so hard to find and expensive i would try to grab more of this again somewhat soon. definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of pastradul
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle with a friend. Poured into a irs tulip.

Fresh out of a very cold cooler. The smell is an INTENSE bitter dark chocolate.

The taste is the same. Some roasted malt character to it, but the main flavor is like the darkest cacao chocoalte bar you have ever had. Very tasty... but as it warms a very smoky flavor starts to develop. Not the most fond of this flavor. but I had made my way through most of the glass!

a very good beer IMO, will have to remember to serve this pretty cold and drink it on the faster side with some ice cream or something!

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Photo of flagmantho
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: entirely, completely, unremittingly black with a thick finger of creamy brown foam. There's a nice retention and a nice lace on the glass. Excellent.

Smell: rich, green aroma of coffee and sweet malt. That green element is quite big -- I'm getting something like aloe in there. It's rich and enticing.

Taste: rich coffee flavor without being acidic or acrid. A sweet, dark maltiness underscores this flavor with toffee, a little bit of chocolate, and plenty of ashy roastiness. There is a little bit of astringency at the end, along with a pretty strong bitterness. If you like coffee stouts, this will absolutely be for you.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess. Good, although a little more smoothness would be nice.

Overall: I really like this beer. I don't know if it's worth all it takes to make, but it's a solid coffee stout.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a short, brown head with melted caramel edges. Body is the requisite black with no light or visible carbonation. Really nice lacing.

Smell is interesting: roasted coffee beans, almonds, and dark chocolate.

Whoa, flavor punches you unexpectedly with an incredibly roasty, dark bark bitterness. Bittersweet chocolates. Mouthfeel starts with the bitter bite, then moves to a rich oil slick - interesting. Finishes fairly dry though.

Drinkability is a bit rough, but the good flavor and rich mouthfeel keep it at least average for the style.

My recommendation would be to lay a couple down for 2-3 years and see if that smooths things out. I'll be picking up a couple more.

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Photo of Beersmuggler
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This imperial stout is a really good choice if you enjoy coffee flavored beers. It is not overpowering like mocha Wednesday by the Bruery but rather subtle coffee taste.

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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 wcudwight
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a 1/2" chocolate colored head. Smells of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and hints of alcohol. The coffee is not as strong in the nose as I expected. Rich roasted flavors, dark chocolate, dark fruits (plums, cherries, raisins), sweet, coffee and a hint of a spicy hoppiness. I love coffee beers and I expected this to be a great one. Given that the coffee beans come from cat poop and all. But the coffee flavors in this beer are much more subdued than I anticipated. Lesson learned: Coffee beans that come from a cat's rectum are no better in beer than any other coffee beans. All said and done it is a good beer.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth. It's a very solid stout, it just isn't the coffee stout that I was expecting, but I wouldn't hesistate to drink it again.

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Photo of Murphious
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice, but only bought one bottle for the novelty of the coffee content which is hardly noticed until I get their "regular" stout to compare.

Pours with a nice "used oil" color and 1 inch of fine foam head---maybe a slightly darker body and head than Guinness stout.

Definitely has a roasted malt and currant/raisin aroma of a typical Imperial as it warms and with some baker's chocolate note. At first pour from fridge, it barely registers on the nose.

Slight oily mouthfeel and not quite as bitter as Guinness, in my opinion. Slight coffee finish and fruitiness of prunes--maybe? Slight chocolate taste as it warms in the mouth.

Finish is slight and pleasant. Very smooth considering the 10% ABV. Pricey and for the novelty only.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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