Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | Mikkeller ApS

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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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Ratings:
2,869
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839
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
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Photo of BEER88
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterSki
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Tone
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
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 IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of sendbeer
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first beer drank using the weasel shit coffee. I'm not completely down with the idea of it, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway, thanks to the Old Toad crew at the Ithaca Luminous release.

Pours a dark black, not much foam or head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells include coffee, chocolate, and vanilla.

The taste is pretty similar. There are some dark fruit flavors that are nice, and not present in the Beer Geek Breakfast. The coffee flavor is nice, but I don't know how much the "specialty coffee" adds to it any more than regular coffee.

Medium bodied, could be thicker for an imperial. Creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation.

A decent imperial coffee stout, though I have had better.

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Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
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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Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
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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Photo of IrishColonial
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drabmuh
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The secret ingredient is poop. This is a coffee / imperial stout that is made with coffee that has passed through the digestive system of a small mammal (its why its called weasel).

Beer is dark black and forms a thick brown head that falls away quickly and leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate to low. Looks like a stout.

Aroma is slightly boozy, lots of coffee. Some sour notes. Its not that appealing a smell sorry to say. Its really strong, the coffee is most forward so I'll forgive it some of subtle flavors.

High roast, lots of coffee, medium body, lots of backend bitterness from the coffee. This beer is really really strong. Drinkability suffers from strength. Overall a good coffee stout, definitely get the coffee flavors coming through for sure. Wow, second taste is just as strong, bitterness builds. If you love coffee and dark beers, this is for you, otherwise avoid. Nice.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Gavage
4.31/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of Gobzilla
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured black with brown highlights with a thin head and good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lovely coffee aromas with chocolate and roasted malts and a strange earthy note to it. There is also slight booze to the beer after a couple whiffs.

T: the taste is also big on the coffee with chocolate and woody accents and great roastiness that the malts adds. Booze and a mild bitter bite finsh off the taste.

M: full body with moderate carbonation and a nice sweet coffee and mild hop bite finish.

D: really intresting stout from mikkeller. They make great beer and always have me satisfied. I've had this beer a couple times and it has been great all the time.

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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 liamt07
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
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 tempest
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found a bottle hiding on one of the bottom shelves at Abe's Cold Beer for $11.25. I'm not usually impressed with big stouts, but this beer was fantastic. My first issue with imperial stouts is drinkability, but I split the bottle with a friend and could have easily split a second or drank it myself. My other typical concern with the style is that they all have the same heavy roast and cocoa flavors without much deviation. This beer started with a very unique, earthy coffee flavor that rolled off into chocolate liquor, cherries, and then a punch of citrus finishing hops. There was an incredibly long aftertaste that wouldn't seem to quit, though when it finally did, I wished I had more beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Bottle received from alpineclimber in a trade many months ago. Bottled on 1/12/09.

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Dark black with one finger of epsresso coloured head. A very strange lacing on the sides of the glass throughout that looked like little chunks of sediment.

S - Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, brown sugar.

T - Dark roasted coffee, come chocolate, licorice, molasses, roasted malts. Very rich and complex. Some noticeable alcohol but not a lot for 10.9%.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation.

O - An excellent beer and one that I would buy plenty of if available to me locally.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,869 ratings.
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