Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

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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#438
Reviews:
848
Ratings:
2,898
pDev:
9.26%
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Tone
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 2/3 inch head of a dark tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, and strong hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, slight hops, hint of coffee, and a slight acidic/tangy citric note. Overall, great appearance, good feel, body, and blend. This is style of American Double is more to liking than the over-the-top alcohol dominated styles. The alcohol is clearly present, but is balanced well with the malt and hops bitterness as well as the tang. This was a fantastic sipping beer.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is jet black and pours thick, with a clingy, creamy, dark tan head that slowly settles out across the top of the beer. Aromas of fresh ground roasted coffee, with a pretty solid smack of smoke, tobacco, charred wood, licorice, and a hint of booze. Flavors are heavy dark roast coffee forward, with a solid backbone of rich bittersweet chocolate. Highlights of campfire smoke and cigar tobacco are prominent, with lesser accents of licorice, cream, and booze heat darting in and out. Insanely smooth and velvety in mouth, with a coating effect throughout your mouth. Impressive. The aftertaste has a more subtle blend, compared to the palate, of coffee and chocolate, with the highlights slowly fading away. Smooth, thick, velvety finish, with a subtle coffee linger. Very tasty, very well crafted beer. Bravo!

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of jwc215
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, poured into a tulip glass:

Pours very dark brown - almost black - with a rich brown head that thins and stays for quite some time before becoming a wispy patch, with trailing lace sliding down the glass.

The smell is of rich aromatic coffee, chocolate, caramel/toffee, roasty notes and a light splash of aloohol.

The smell is of rich coffee with rich dark chocolate - reminscent of having a coffee with chocolate cake. Dark and slightly sourish fruity and some earthy notes balance out the rich dark notes. Roasty notes balance out the sweetness in the finish.

It has a creamy/velvety full body.

As rich and boozy as it is, it is certainly easy to drink, as it has a nice malty smoothness, and a great dark character that stops before becoming too sweet. A lovely treat!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Brunch...Weasel. 10.9% abv.

This Imperial Oatmeal Stout is brewed with one of the world's most expensive coffees, made from the droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma.

Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at Nogne-O, Grimstad, Norway.

Let's forego trepidation and reservation and crack that crown...

Thoroughly black, sizable head, rich and toasty brown. Nice looking stout.

Aroma: right on the money. Lovely, lovely stuff. Soft, but roasty and toasty, a trifle burnt, but overall smooth. Every inch and every way, what a good, bold oatmeal stout should be...wait, "bold" oatmeal stout?

Taste: huh. Interesting. Not too sweet, not bitter in any inordinate degree, just balanced enough. There's rich malt, but not too thick, there's some bitterness, some sweet malt, but ....dang, balanced is the word I keep coming back to...weird. Tasty cocoa flavors come through, yummy coffee notes...very strong and undeniable flavor, long finish, full flavor. But there is absolutely nothing unusual, or to be true, interesting about this one. We can't taste the civet cat, nor his droppings. It's only disgusting if we dwell on it. You could have gotten a good imperial oatmeal stout, without scooping the pooping. Sorry. I'm just saying. Really, no one wanted this to taste like poo. But, on the other hand, it doesn't deliver anything extra. There's a grit, there's a grab, there's something, ....

I did it, and I won't spend the extra coin to do it again. Mark this in the "did it" slot, and I will grab another oatmeal stout, imperial or not, that did arise out of a weasel's back slot.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GClarkage
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

05/28/09- Generously shared with BA member Talisker.

Presentation- 16.9oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. No dating info on the bottle.

Appearance- Very black in color. Looks like new motor oil as it is poured from the bottle. About a 1/2 inch dirty head with some light watery spots (sometimes chunky) left in the glass. Almost look like tiny coagulated protien chunks.

Smell- Nice malty aroma with a good amount of espesso and a tiny hoppy note. Could be a bit more outgoing.

Taste- Damn that last beer (extreme hop bomb)..ruined my pallete. Anyway, this one has a nice chocolate mid range malty flavor as the base with very nice roasted coffee notes. Not sure if it's hops I taste in this beer or still remaining from the last. At any rate...it's quite nice.

Mouthfeel- Carbonation is middle of the pack, maybe a slight lower. Not really viscous, but thick enough to hold it together. Kinda slick and dry at times. All I get is hops in the aftertaste, but I think that is from the last beer.

Drinkability- I would like to try this beer again sometime in the future, just so I can see if it's even better than actually was. But, at a $17.99 price tag...not so sure. Just like my friend Ethan said...and I quote "They do a fantastic job of making American craft beers, but when we have handfulls of actually great American craft brewers right in our own backyard, what's the point of dropping $20 when you can spend $4 on a bottle of Hop Stupid?"

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from wordemupg, served in a pair of snifters and shared with a buddy. 50cl bottle, Batch 4709. Brewed Jan 11, 2009 and best before Jan 12, 2012.

Pours a sludgy and dense black, with a finger of brown head. Mild lace, with a collar and some retention. Nose has some bitter chocolate, rich coffee and some caramel notes add to a general sweetness. Taste has more of the bitter chocolate, with a fantastic coffee flavour. Caramel and something else adds to the creaminess in the flavour and in the feel. Mouthfeel is ridiculously good, huge fullness and density with a great bitterness. Very much based around the coffee, but balance and contrasted well with the sweeter and thicker aspects of the body. No alcohol whatsoever, and coffee flavours and the roastiness impart lingers. Great flavour and beside Peche Mortel as one of the best non-barrelled coffee stouts going. Fantastic.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a one finger light brown head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, drip coffee, hints of chocolate. Flavor is rich, delicious dark toasted malt, chocolate, latte coffee with an interesting light cherry or berrry fruit note. Great creamy body and mouth feel, like a whipped dessert. Wow. The coffee in this is extremely well integrated into the malt and the oatmeal gives it both depth and great body. I did not expect to find such an unusual light fruit note to the coffee, having never tasted the civet cat coffee version. This convinces me to try the coffee too. This is a world class stout that is delicious, distinctive and excellently balanced.

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4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at the Bayou in SLC.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice black color, nice carbonation, nic little creamy tan head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some coffee, roast, slight vanilla, and some caramel. The taste is malty, with some nice coffee/toffee notes, roast, vanilla sweetness, with some caramel. Medium body, a nice creamy brew. Very drinkable, this on is very tasty a joy to drink, not hot like other's from this brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Sweffin
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MasterSki
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up one of these from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in my Surly pint glass.

A - Wow! This is the most impressive-looking stout I've tried since Homewood Reserve. Four fingers of mocha foam with incredible retention and lacing. Black, with the slightest hint of brown at the edges of the glass.

S - Hazelnut, bitter coffee, burnt malts, smoke, dark fruits, molasses, leather. Huge smell - I can smell this from a foot away from the glass. Really terrific and interesting combination.

T - Bitter roast coffee with cream, smokiness, nuts, dark fruits, baker's chocolate. This has substantially greater depth than most coffee infused beers that I've tried. The aftertaste is surprisingly mild and not palate destroying.

M - Full-bodied, creamy, good moderate carbonation, leaves a a sticky feeling afterward. It's what I'd expect from a good imperial stout.

D - High ABV, coffee flavor, and intensity make this beer a one and out. 500ml was the perfect amount for two people, although I could easily have had this by myself.

I've generally been disappointed with Mikkeller - particularly Beer Geek Breakfast and Black Hole - but this is a real winner. Highly recommended for all lovers of coffee stouts.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.88/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Gavage
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a black color with a huge 3"+ fluffy head that lasts forever. Nice lacing paints the glass.

Smell: big roasted malt, soft pine, some woodiness, and coffee are pleasant on the nose.

Taste: follows the nose as a huge roasted malt base is paired with bold coffee flavors. Some prunes, hint of licorice, and some earthy tones round it out. Nice bitterness and alcohol is definitely noticable.

Mouthfeel: heavy on body. Smooth throughout. Long aftertaste as the flavors last in the mouth for a long time.

Drinkability: this is so smooth and flavorful it goes down very easy despite the biggness of this this beer. Everyone should give this one a try.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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