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

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a deep dark tan head that boils like molten toffee that soon disappears.
S- This beer has a tart black barley note with a doughy oatmeal hint and a herbal green hop hint that grows a bit as the beer warms.
T- There is a smooth mellow flavor to a dark roasted coffee flavor with a slight honey sweet hint. There are some dark roasted malt flavor with a char hint and an oak hint to follow. The finish is a nice dark roasted coffee bitterness with a soft bitterness that lingers.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a smooth.
D- This beer has a dark roasted but smooth and well-blended flavor. The bitterness grows a bit as the beer warms.

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Photo of Stavage
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black body, tan head. Big frothy tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Probably the best head I've ever seen on an imperial stout.

Quite a sharp smell. Definite coffee, a hint of dark chocolate, lots of burnt grain. A touch of carob? Theres a hit of alcohol in the smell too but it doesnt dilute the richness of everything else.

A nice burnt malty sweetness hits first. Only slightly sweet though. All kind of burnt bready and cakey textures mingle at the back of the tongue and strong coffee flavours throughout. Definite chocolate tastes make an appearance at the end too. An acerbic bitterness lingers. Burnt grain and espresso coffee. The aftertaste is like one has had a few shots of espresso and a rich dark fruit cake for breakfast. Except not really fruity.

Full bodied, smooth and the alcohol is well hidden. Carbonation is spot on. Just enough to give a silkiness, not enough to tingle.

Very drinkable for the syle. A slow drinking beer of course, but you'll be taking your time just to savour it for longer.

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

You can smell a bourbon treatment from arms length after removing the cap.
Pours an opaque darkness with a full finger dark brown audibly fizzy head that fades pretty quickly leaving nice stringy sheets of Belgian lacing behind. The nose beneath the vanilla molasses has a rich but mildly roasted coffee bean and chocolate character. The coffee flavor comes through nicely with an excellent spot on roast. The coffee flavor works well with the earthy oatmeal chocolate and vanilla presence. No surprise that while the fizzy sound effects suggest a high degree of carbonation, that the mouth is dominated by the impact of the silky smooth bourbon...the oatmeal lends a premium body and slight graininess to the mouth and compliments the taste by sustaining a wonderful lingering quality. Full flavored, this one has a world class complexity that sends my consideration around and around. Bouncing from coffee to oat to vanilla to bourbon to chocolate and back again. WOW!! REALLY enjoyed this one! "Weasel-like Civet Cat s&*... ROCKS in this...other more decadent form. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Photo of Cresant
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured this 1 pt. .9 oz. brown bottle into a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. No date. The vigorous pour created a tall dark head that looked like a creamy root-beer float. This faded quickly to a ring and then nothing. The body was very black with brown hints.

Smell was big time coffee and cocoa powder. Lightly metallic.

Taste was creamy bittersweet cocoa. Lactic. Earthy. Complex layers of flavor unfold. Multidimensional. Dark chocolate. Dry. Rich grains. Very well hidden alcohol. Forward roasty bitterness followed by a sweet lip coating finish.

Mouthfeel was hefty, creamy and smooth. A meal in a glass. The only knock against this beer was the coagulated clumps of protein that made me pour out the last inch of beer from my glass. The slimy texture was a mood killer.

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

A- Inky black with a frothy medium-brown head.

S- Rich burnt coffee beans, light vanilla and chocolate,ash, and a whiff of alcohol and hops.

T- Amazing coffee flavors, smoke, chocolate and cookie, noticable hoppy finish adding depth.

M- Full bodied with soft, creamy carbonation with a slightly astringent feel in the finish.

D- This(with a few others) takes coffee(beer) to new levels. More integrated than geek breakfast.

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Photo of capn
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was initially hesitant to try MIKELLER's - Beer Geek Brunch Oatmeal Stout based on the claim it is made with civet coffee seeds. For those who may not be familiar, and I'm not kidding about this, some of the most expensive coffees in the world are those made from seeds recovered from the feces, thats right - feces, of certain animals (i.e. the louac and in this case, the civet) which consume only the most ripe coffee cherries and then naturally, excrete the seeds. Supposedly, the coffee beans undergo special refinements while in the animal's digestive tract and, I can only assume, someone then has the undesirable job of following the little critters around until they are finished with them. My wife and I joking call this "monkey s***" coffee and choose not to drink it because it seems to me to be only a trendy / snobby sort of thing.

At any rate, when reviewing something for the benefit of others you must keep an open mind so I tried it; besides, the 10.9 % ABV had to kill anything the civet left behind... right? When I opened the bottle I detected immediate notes of black coffee, hops, and perhaps bitter chocolate. The pour revealed a beautiful black color and a chocolate-brown head with the consistency of whipped cream. Some ran down the side of the glass and when it re-condensed on the counter it actually stuck a little bit when I wiped it up, demonstrating its viscosity. Once the head finally laid down I was able to take my first sip which revealed the same flavors that had been detected in its aroma. As I drank it down it left substantial lace that was more like a set of curtains. Kidding aside, this was a good beer and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the qualities of a good stout.

I wish you Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
The Cap'n

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

Pours a real dark brown/black with a moderate head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and alcohol, exactly what I wanted. The coffee presence is very unique with a very smooth blend of chocolate and the coffee, I just want more! I brought a bottle to a wedding reception and the story of the beer freaked out a lot of InBev drinkers. There should be a bonus for that. Weasel poo coffee for lyfe!

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Photo of Jmoore50
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The appearance is dark and thick. A good aggressive pour generates a one and a half finger head. The body looks like motor oil after 10,000 miles. Light brown lacing around the glass.

The smell is different. Really pungent coffee smells with cocoa. Cocoa bitterness and earthy malt smells.

The taste is complex. Really sweet and bitter coffee flavors come through first. Oatmeal and chocolate malt come in fast as well. You almost have to chew this beer. Really sweet cranberry or something sweet from the Civet Coffee that was used. Overall coffee and bitter cocoa are the main characters.

The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Great carbonation and aftertastes. Really heavy brew.

The drinkability is good, a dessert beer for sure.



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Photo of PapaEugene
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Allthough we had a bock bier tasting evening rvdoorn couldn't stick to the theme and brought up this beer as closing act. Well, how could I refuse this gesture.

A: BLACK it is and a great dark brown thick sticky head that lasted throughout the drink

S: Burned malts, Dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and some alcohol.

T: Mainly as the smell but now there's also a salty liquorice taste. Some citrus and bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Extremely creamy and a medium carbonation.

D: Great beer and allthough it's not my favorite style it impressed me very much.

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

This was the last beer of my last beer-taste evening with PapaEugene. This evening, our beer selection mainly consisted out of (autumn) bock beers, but I wanted to finish with something heavier, something potentially exceptional. Bottle bought at the Molen Brewery.
Poured into a sniffer. The beer pours fantastic black color, with a very dark brown long lasting head. Lacing was nice and sticky. Wow...

Smell: Alcohol (well, this beer is 11%), burned malts, strong coffee, cacao (dark chocolate) and liquorish.

Taste: Sweet-salty up front (cacao and liquorish). In the middle some mild sourness (citrus) and hops. The aftertaste is dry bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel: Extremely creamy, more body than an espresso coffee. Medium carbonation.

Overall: What a beer, this is surely one of the better Imperial stouts I had recently. Highly recommendable.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle. Pours an opaque black with a creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malts and oatmeal with some chocolate, black licorice and coffee and a little dark fruit and alcohol.

The flavor is sweet sugary lactic chocolate with some coffee. It has a big sharp roasted bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, very nice. I recall thinking the beer geek breakfast was a little better balanced and more enjoyable.

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Photo of jsh420
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours dark dark brown almost pitch black with a big 2+ finger tan head that left lacing down the glass

smell is big chocolate and roasted malts - the coffee is there but it takes a back seat to the cocoa and roasted malts

taste is near perfect - the coffee is more present here then in the nose and blends great with roasted malts and chocolate

mouthfeel - this is how every impy sout should feel - thick heavy silky smooth

drinkability is great - too bad i only had the one bottle

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Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500 mL bottle.

A: The stout is pitch black. I don't think that any more words are needed to describe the darkness. Atop the stout, a cafe au lait colored head measured nearly two fingers and left mild lace behind.

S: The aroma is burnt, a harsh roasted scent that offers up just a hint of oatmeal sweetness. A strong coffee presence is fairly meaty, bitter like Starbucks.

T: Chocolate and booze drench the palate on first sip. That sweet but hot flavor is a nice sign of things to come. Immediately after that flavor, coffee becomes very apparent. The coffee is bitter but not over the top. Oatmeal is sweet, cutting into the sharp malt flavors, rendering them much more palatable. The full stout/coffee flavor is rich, very warming, like a good cup of coffee. I'm not sure how much the ca phe chon coffee really adds to the beer though (other than marketing panache).

M: The mouthfeel is rich, full of stout, coffee and oatmeal flavors, as well as an abundance of booze.

D: At nearly 11%, this is a whopper. I'm taking my time getting through it, as it could easily knock me on my ass.

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Photo of aewinte1
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a standard stout black with very generous 3" tan head from slow, cautious pour. Appears to be quite carbonated.
S- Smell isn't too complex and I feel bad for writing this over and over again, but the smell is chocolate covered coffee beans. I feel bad because almost all coffee stouts smell like this to me, but the coffee in this beer is much richer and bolder than usual.
T- Taste is remarkable. First thing I notice is how ridiculously creamy this beer is. I know this is more of a mouthfeel thing, but you can taste the creaminess I think. The coffee is rich, bold, and delicious. Chocolate malt also very apparent and goes nicely with the beer. The coffee really blends nicely with a very hearty deeply roasted malt flavor. The roasted malt and coffee go together perfectly. Slightly warming, but not very noticeable. Alcohol is perfectly hidden by the complex flavors.
M- Mouthfeel is probably the best of any beer I can remember. Viscosity is perfect, carbonation is perfect, and the creaminess is absolutely incredible.
D- Drinkability, given the ABV, is also excellent. Alcohol is masked beautifully by the complex flavors, and, if the beer weren't so damn expensive, I could throw back quite a few of these.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting beer. As I've never had Indonesian Kopi Lutwak coffee or the cheaper Vietnamese version also made from beans that have passed through a Civet cat. The Vietnamese version is used here, and I was ready to dismiss the coffee as shtick. I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised the intensity of coffee flavor that comes through is amazing, and I don't mean just roastiness or bitterness, but the nice aromatic components of the coffee itself. Fruity and with caramel as well as the rich, roasty notes. Clearly there is a reason people drink the stuff. It works particularly well with the roasted barley notes, licorice, and bitter chocolate of the stout, both in aroma and taste. The pur and mouthfeel are a little strange- nice head, but there is an oiliness from the coffee that is a little much. Pretty big beer, definitely a sipper, but not hot. Very nice beer.

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Photo of nickd717
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle from City Beer in SF.

A - Pours an oily black with a great lasting tan head.

S - Aroma of chocolate, roast, vanilla, and of course coffee. No fecal notes, thankfully. Smells great.

T - Flavor is top-notch. Lots of roast and coffee, bitter cocoa, and maybe even a little dark fruit. No fecal matter detectable. This is the best poop-based beverage I've ever had! And that is saying something. After drinking this, I wish I could shovel weasel crap into my mouth by the truckload.

M - Rounds out incredibly well in the end with a full, satisfying mouthfeel and a long finish.

D - A sipper for sure, but keeps you wanting more.

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

A: Dark brown-black. Tiny khaki cap, decent retention. Very sparse lacing.

S: Dark, roasted coffee. Bitter dark chocolate. Caramel malts. Booze.

T: A nice earthy, roasted coffee character dominates the profile. Nice underlying chocolate and caramel. The earthy character is the only thing that really hints at the origin of the coffee! Slight booze burn.

M: Thick, chewy. Moderate carbonation. Slightly boozy. Nice lingering finish.

D: Top notch. An interesting brew with an interesting story. Worth a try.

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Photo of BarrelO
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black body with brownish tinges at the edges. Head fades but leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Coffee, cherries, and alcohol.

T: Like other coffee stouts, it's heavy on the coffee. There's also quite a bit of bitter chocolate flavor which complements the coffee well. Long bitter aftertaste with a touch of cherry. Alcohol is noticeable mainly in a burning sensation in the back of the throat.

M: Fairly heavy, a bit grainy.

D: I'll readily admit that I'm no coffee geek, so the difference between poo coffee and regular coffee is lost upon me. Still, I've enjoyed most of the coffee stouts I've tried, and this is one of the better ones.

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Photo of PartyBear
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a slightly chilled 500ml bottle into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance: Black body, with a slightly foamy light brown head. No visible carbonation. The black and brown contrast looks really striking. It pours incredibly thick and viscus.

Aroma: Roasted malts, black coffee, and hints of chocolate. There is also a quite clear aroma of alcohol mixed with a slight burnt raisin.

Taste: The flavours are all dominated by the dark malts with a bittersweet chocolate and light caramel. There is a massive hit of bitter coffee, which is heavy throughout, and powerfully clings in the aftertaste. Some noticeable fruits, dark grapes, raisins, and possibly some cherries. The finish is so bitter, with coffee and the bitterest chocolate imaginable.

Mouthfeel: Massively thick and heavy in the palete, it's like drinking double cream. Smooth and velvety texture.

Drinkability: Truly wonderful, beers don't get much better than this. So incredibly thick and silky in the mouth, and the flavours are full and moreish. Slightly disappointed by the aroma, it really doesn't smell like it tastes but everything else makes up for it. I'm cellaring another as I write this and can't wait to see what happens when the taste matures in a few years. Drink this beer!!!

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Photo of PerzentRizen
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

WOW! Picked up in Cincinnati at my favorite beer store this beer has had me wondering for quite some time. After reading the back of the bottle I'm not sure I'm ready for a beer this extreme, "...made from the droppings of weasel-like civet cats." I'm legitimately scared right now.

Poured into a snifter the jet black liquid quickly frothes to a dark tan head that fades back into the beer. So far so good.

The aroma of this beer does not immediately make me think civet cat dung so that's a good thing. The aroma is of very ripe tropical fruit, iced coffe with heavy cream and caramelized brown sugar, and a touch of coconut.

The first taste is explosive with espresso bitterness, light alcohol burn, nice aciditiy, and a twang that is difficult to place.

Mouthfeel is very round, full, and perfect for a coffee stout. Many times you try a coffee stout only to find you have a very thin beer (re: FBS). This stout has the perfect amount of coffee, alcohol bite/warmth, along with mouthfeel.

Drinkability is difficult to nail down. Personally I would never drink more than 1 of these nor could I. I will say that this 1 bottle will go down smoothly. I would say that coffee stouts in general are not to be sessioned therefore I will call this particular coffee stout highly drinkable.

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Photo of DrJay
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up before leaving the Philly area. Loud whoosh when the cap was popped. Carbonation looked to be well integrated during the pour, with a 2 inch cap of fluffy brown foam developing only after the beer was in the glass. Sticky, clumpy lacing. This is not a beer you can really see though, even at the edges. Roast, coffee, and chocolate aromas dominated. Lots of malt, some caramel and charcoal. Malty and sweet with a bitter chocolate flavour, balanced bitterness throughout. Roast was mild, but picked up a bit towards the end. Slight sour cherry character. Lingering bitterness from roasted grains and coffee. Light alcohol warmth. Full bodied with smooth, low carbonation. Silky, but with some astringency from the dark grain. Pretty good stuff. The roast was milder than I expected, but still played a major role.

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Photo of ADZA
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ive been looking forward to trying this for a while and once again my favourite bottle shop prevailed,it pours very impressive with a non agressive pour it produces a two finger chocolate laced head which takes a little while to subside and leaves nice lacing everywhere,it has aromas of strong chocolate,coffee,oats and alcohol,it has an above average mouthfeel which fills the palette with flavours of rich roasted chocolate and dark expresso and a little alcohol warmth at the very end and thankfully no taste of poo,quite an interesting beer that i could drink more than one of but at just over $30(australian) a bottle it wont be a regular after work drink.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - pours pure black with quite the voluminous head, 4 fingers and more. I had to take a premature swig o' suds to prevent a mess. Tasty! But more on that later. As the huge mocha head begins to settle into the 23-ounce Stella glass, I can't help but notice how huge the bubbles are and how quickly the head is fading. Large pocks and divots are on the surface and a haphazard network of medium banded lace adorn the glass. The last ounce contains the beginning of the sediment, what I can only guess is coffee bean remnant, or technically, weasel poo.

Aroma - dark rich roast. Delicious wafts of espresso, and none of the poo.

Taste - as foretold, the malts are rich, roasty, and delicious. The coffee imprint is of an earthy dark chocolate. It's dry, almost chalky, reminding me of cocoa powder. The dark roast and dark chocolate have an almost charring effect. The finish is more cocoa than coffee at first, but once it warms a bit a very rich coffee ending is remarkable.

Mouthfeel - a touch heavier than average, well carbonated but not out of control. Not crazy smooth but smooth enough to make a good impression.

Drinkability - awesome stuff, I owe a huge nod of thanks to bhalter6 and slater1313 for bringing me this gem to DLD09. This tastes like a sure winner now and will likely be a dandy with a few years on it.

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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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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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