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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 2378GCGTG
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black color with a mocha head that doesnt really develop too much, looks great

Nose: Oatmeal, coffee, chocolate and some plums with plenty of toasty malt

Taste: Oatmeal, coffee, with burnt toast and heavy malt

Mouth: Viscous and syrupy with bitter coffee and sweet malt balance

Overall: This is a good breakfast stout, very smooth but could use a bit of refinement

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

Poured a deep dark opaque black color. With a huge tan head. Aroma was big espresso type coffee with nice big wet green hops. This is definely a stout with roasted barley throughout. The flavor is intense with a not so pleasent bitter black burnt malt taste or a been on the burner to long coffee flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for an imperial stout with a creamy medium body to it along with some nice carbonation. A nice bitter coffee stout, but not worth the price.

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Photo of ixodus
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark as night with a thick one finger chocolate colored head that gently falls into a slight haze on the surface and a small foam ring around the glass. Leaves spotted lacing as it's sipped down.

S: Sharp alcohol esters, bitter dark chocolate and roasted dark malts. A slight smell of espresso is also noticeable.

T: At first sip I get a nice bitter, but not too bitter taste of rich dark coffee the intertwines with dark chocolate and small hints of dark fruit. Mid palate the chocolate really dominates the taste and slowly fades into a lingering coffee after taste. The finish really sticks with you for a long time.

M: Thick and viscous with soft carbonation.

O: I've heard great things about this beer so I purchased a few bottles. After getting home I read the bottle and realized it was brewed with Civet droppings.. This definitely made me a little skeptical. Well, apparently I'm partial to cat shit.. but only the finest! I definitely recommend this beer.

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Photo of shacawgo24
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Black body. Half finger of brown head. Dots of spotty lace spill down side of glass fast. Retains a great thin top layer of head until the last sip. Glass will be left with sticky lace. Love how the head swirled with the body on top to give decorative espresso-art like designs.

S-Roasted malt and chocolate. Strong coffee. Warm rum notes when inhaled deeply. Raisins. Oats. Graham. Molasses. Wet brown paper-bag. The brew smells cold and dank. Then gets sour, sweet and sticky. Terrific transformation. Meets all the set standards of a double stout and even strengthens and improves on said standard. "Super Stout" smells.

T-Caramel and chocolate malts abound. Quality coffee washes over. Hops are resinous and green. Leafy even. Citrus interestingly comes to play with orange & grapefruit upfront. Mellow citrus mind you, and dipped in chocolate in taste. Dark sour fruits as well are detected. Not too oat driven in flavor where you think "Oatmeal Stout!", but the oats are there. An array of flavors that are genuine and most importantly strong & everlasting.

M-Medium-high body. Heavy and full with enough creamy touch swirled in. Medium carbonation that sizzles. Tongue is coated and oily. Going down the neck the body is thick and gelatinous. This heaviness is softened to a creamier self with time. The sip starts sweet, roasted and bitter like hops/black coffee. The middle is the aforementioned which is interesting. The end is dark sour fruit with a stronger bitter finish of resinous pine & weed. Very sticky, lips will stick to glass.

O-When one category can't be pin-pointed as your favorite, you are dealing with a monster brew. Everything is in tune, cranked UP even, to a higher state of bliss. Something I noted was that on warming, the beer didn't spoil into a sour-prune state like most stouts do. It retained the smoky-resinous-chocolate-coffee flavor until the last drop. With drops of citrusy hop sneaking in, what else could you want in flavor? Top shelf stout. An 11.2 oz. bottle does the job.
This beer is the civet-shit!

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Photo of Rast
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Savored in Max's Taphouse in Fell's Point with Blind Man Nikos whilst my wife enjoyed a baby shower.

Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the taphaus
Not a ray of light penetrated the snifter, and that's about as far as this poem goes.

Beautiful midnight black coloration with brown only visible in the dense head and around the edges. Wafts wonderfully. Tastes of booze, vanilla, and deep, rich malts fill my satisfied mouth. Mouthfeel is rich, lovely, inviting.

An ideal stout for the last, cold days of Advent.

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Photo of PieOhMy
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into snifter.

A Black, syrupy, dark brown head that is not too thick and dissipates fairly quickly.

S Bitter coffee bean. Very strong. Toffee. Cocoa. Sugary malt.

T Fantastic blend of flavors: Rich coffee, bitter dark chocolate, molasses, caramel, raisin and plum. All of this melds so well together. All are prevalent but none overpower.

M Full. Finishes with a bit of afterburn and the coffee lingers.

O One of the best, if not the best, non bourbon barrel aged stouts I have ever had. Just perfectly done. The aroma, taste, and lingering aftertaste are just awesome. Beautiful.

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Photo of fastsrt
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle in a snifter

A: pours black with head of tan foam

S: alcohol, coffee,

T: straight coffee, this is a top coffee stout, it is ultra smooth and well crafted,

M: great thick body with spot on carbonation, that is mild which thickens the body and brings out the flavors.

D: delicious beer I paid 12.75 for the bottle it is a touch steep but for the liquid inside it is worth every penny.

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

Got this 500ml bottle at Pinocchios and poured into a Duvel snifter. This beer pours black with a two-finger mocha-colored head settling to a coating which lasted throughout. Lacing was irregular but interesting and present at the last sip. Nose was coffee, chocolate, some dark roasted malt. Taste was coffee, dark chocolate,molasses, roasted malt and some spice, including pepper. Aftertaste was mildly bitter. Not a lot of carbonation, the mouthfeel was creamy, rich and thick. There is some noticeable alcohol. A little too expensive for me to try very often, but off this first try, I would certainly want to.

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Photo of Tbub18
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Had this on my list for a while as a must try--very intrigued by the weasel component. Admittedly I'm not a huge fan of the ADIS but this was a great experience. Its jet black, malty and coffee and chocolate smells galore. The coffee taste isn't quite as strong as expected but its definitely delicious, nice and thick mouthfeel. Not sure how its 11%--not too boozy but leaves you feeling satisfied. When I'm in the mood (and my wallet is full) I will definitely reach for another.

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Photo of jminsc76
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, I'm following my most recent review of Mikkeller's travety known as Black Hole Russian Imperial Crap, oops, Stout, with a variation of Beer Geek Breakfast that uses Civet Weasel feces. It seems crap is a common theme between this review and last, so let us hope it doesn't apply (figuratively-speaking) to this beer.

Into a tulip, pours a thick, creamy, chocolate-y/cocoa head atop an impenetrable black body. Gushy legs that dissipate thinly and quickly as a tilt the glass, with a bodily consistency like oil as I continue to pour.

How much wood can a woodchuck chuck? Not so sure about wood in the nose, but the aromas are strong as hell and complex as sh*t (there are going to be a few pun-laden references here and there in this review, deal with it). Plenty of strong, bitter coffee notes with a ton of rasberries and even a floral note or two playing a small symphony with the bouquet. Aromas are outstanding.

Flavors are just as nuanced and intense, yet often quite different from the aromas. Let's see, we have some powerful coffee bitterness and cocoa up front and throughout the mid-point, ending with a slightly oaky, or woody espresso finish. Whoa Nelly! This is some strong stuff. Almost too strong, and something tells me I should have waited to share it with at least a second party before opening. One (full tulip) glass is going to be enough.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Considering the ABVs it ain't too bad for an Oatmeal Stout. It doesn't pillow the palate as much as lightly caresses, slithering on by.

Overall, this may go down as a novelty beer, but it's a damn good novelty. Again, one glass should be enough, but that damn Civet digestive system works wonders to retain whatever berry aromas and flavors are present in the original fruit. A side-by-side with this beer and Beer Geek Breakfast would yield an intriguing experience, this I am sure. Redemption, my Scandinavian gents, from the Black Hole has been achieved.

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Photo of kirkpjr
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A: Thick viscous black pour with a half inch of milk chocolate head. Small sheets of lace form.

S: Not as much coffee as I was expecting here, but still present - maybe just a different smell. Sweet chocolate and a bit of roasted malts.

T: Strong roasted coffee and malt flavors here. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Dark chocolate and a nice bitterness round it out.

M: Moderate to low carbonation and the feel gets creamier as it warms.

D/O: I held on to this one for ~3 months before trying it, so I might need to revisit this one fresh to get a better feel of the coffee. Overall a good Imp Stout, but not extraordinary.

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

500mL bottle pours like 25W into my Stone pint glass. Opaque black body lets no light through, and offers no hint of highlights. 2-finger mocha head with good retention for the ABV leaves patchy lacing as it subsides into a thin layer then a ring.

Roasted barley, a bit of sweet vanilla, undercurrent of alcohol, and a light oatmeal note (does not smell likes oats, just characteristic of oat stouts) that balances out the nose. Above average carbonation helps make the medium, smooth body more interesting, certainly helped by the oatmeal. The oatmeal does not leave any astringent aspects as it is wont to do.

Taste mirrors the nose; bittersweet coffee notes, dark berries minus the sweetness. Not terribly complex but incredibly pleasing. The finish reveals a bit more bitterness, and muted black cherries. A coffee-like bitterness lingers much in the way of espresso.

I'm a sucker for oatmeal stouts, and this reminds me a lot of Nøgne Ø's imperial stout in many respects, with the addition of a lithe dark berry note. Very easy to drink, even given the ABV.

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Photo of JoeBloe
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into my dfh snifter...for brunch -
as dark as brown gets with a 1 finger dark tan head the dissipates quickly - very aromatic with coffee and roasted grains - tastes great with notes of roast coffee, some hop bitterness and civet bung -
full bodied and coats the mouth nicely, begging for the next sip -this is gonna have to take me through the afternoon - good stuff.

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Photo of Sam21
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle purchased for $15. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance – Oily and black as it slides out of the bottle and coats the inside of the glass. Dark brown highlights show at times, but otherwise are difficult to spot. Brown head with good retention for such a hefty brew. It presents itself nicely and begs to be respected.

Smell – Deep, dark, and complex coffee aromas are most prominent. Notes of earth, potting soil?, are equally prominent and tied into the dark roast. Behind the coffee lies a foundation of dark rich chocolate.

Taste – Really intense flavors create a blend of bitter dark chocolate, complex dark roast coffee, and earth. It’s not necessarily complex in that the components are easy to pull apart, but the earthiness is what sets it apart for me. Finish is full of rich sweetness, bitter chocolate, and a lingering note of roasted coffee. As the coffee fades into obscurity I am noticing the robust notes of dark chocolate sticking to the very back of the tongue. Accents of vanilla, molasses, and an underlying citrus hop bite that almost goes unnoticed.

Mouthfeel – Full-bodied. Silky, creamy, and smooth as can be.

Drinkability – This is a very intense imperial stout. Hefty sweet base with a boatload of rich dark roasted coffee that is accented by a peculiar earthiness. Great supporting cast of characters and a wonderful feel. Definitely worth the price tag if only once.

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Photo of joefuzz
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

100th review...I decided to go with something that has been sitting in the cellar for a while.

Bottle purchased in 2010

Pours black as the night with a good sized mocha head. I noticed some strange large chunks during the pour which is where the points off came from.

Smells of faint hops lots of chocolate malt slight coffee scent

Taste is sweet velvety milk chocolate....almost like a chocolate malt milkshake. This tastes like a grown up version of young's double chocolate stout. The coffee notes are barely existent but it has a very nice roast character.

Mouthfeel is amazing but oatmeal used right always seems to give that nice creamy texture. Carbonation is right where it should be.

Overall this is an amazing beer it has aged like a champ and over the last 2 years has transformed into a completely different beer.

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Photo of CharlieMurphy
3.72/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$16.99 locally. Celebrating finals being over with this.

A: Very enamoring. Deep dark black leather with a brown tide churning in a mercurial pattern. Couple stacks of paper thick head.

S: Actually smelled like a cheap lager from a distance at first crack. Even in up close in the glass it doesn't smell that appealing, a lot of that cheap beer malt liquor smell with some roasted coffee notes, but definitely doesn't smell very inviting.

T: Big Dump Truck unloading a Shitload of Weasel Shit Coffee. Quite bold, but not via coffee flavor overkill. Plenty of sweetness then well balanced with roastiness underneath, then slightly bitter hints underneath the roast. This is a definitely the boldest coffee stout I've had yet, but it is quite excellent. No booze is detectable and I don't get that malt liquor smell in the taste.

M: Definitely significantly drying. My mouth doesn't really know how to handle what's going on

O: Overall its pretty awesome. But after finishing it (relatively quickly) I will not soon spring for another bottle given the price.

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Photo of coachdonovan
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

weasel poop = i had to try it. although at $13 a bottle, i will not be having more than one. into my Portsmouth Brewery tulip, it pours jet black with nice puffy tan head. aroma is less coffee than i expected; i get some of that sticky sweetness common with a top-shelf RIS. taste is chocolate, cherries/dates, coffee. i can't locate the oatmeal at all.

i really enjoyed this one. the coffee-ness is not all up in your face, and it's a smoothly drinking imp stout that goes down nice and easy.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: The body is opaque black with a thin caramel/coffee head. It has no retention but some lacing.
S: The smell is too unnoticeable. Only if you concentrate, you can barely feel some coffee and beneath it some alcohol. It's actually quite interesting to barely find alcohol in its aroma even if it has an astounding 10.9% ABV.
T: This is great. You have the sweetness of the malt in the tip of the tongue and the bitterness of hops in the back of your mouth, all of this intertwined with both sweetness and bitterness of coffe. It's like a missing piece that connects both tastes greatly. I've never experienced nothing like this. It's really well made. Coffee has a really big role in the making this beer awesome.
M: Please stop this. The texture resembles a dense coffee, being close to perfection. In the end of the sip, you first get the kick of alcohol and then you get your mouth sweet as hell, with a bitter touch to it. This is something I've never before.
O: Being a beer geek who loves coffe, this beer comes to me as the best of two worlds. Thank you gods of beer and coffee. I'll be preaching for Mikkeller's Beerk Geek Brunch Weasel until I die.

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Photo of ahq514
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My 100th review!
Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into snifter glass.

Pours a jet black color with a thin mocha colored head. Appears to have low carbonation as I poured vigorously and did not get much head on the beer.

Not as much coffee aroma as I would have expected. Getting a fair amount of oats and some chocolate roasted grains. Not very complex, straightforward and simple.

Taste is very similar to aroma. Starts out very creamy with a moderate chocolate and coffee taste. Coffee taste comes through a little stronger on the finish and aftertaste, but not as prevalent as I would have thought. Really like that there isn't a bitter chocolate flavor like in so many other imperial stouts. Really smooth and this beer transitions very well from start to finish.

Creamy mouthfeel, with full body and low carbonation. Pretty drinkable for 11%. Very sticky and viscous.

After the first few sips, this beer really grew on me. It's nothing really extreme like I expected. Loved the creamy oats and the subtle coffee (as compared to other coffee stouts such as FBS) and moderate chocolate. Reminded me of a chocolate mocha milkshake.

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

Decided to pull the trigger on this expensive beer, at least in my eyes. The story about weasel shit coffee may even be more interesting than the beer, but here we go...

A: Black, black, black...I feel like all I have been drinking in big black beers, don't worry the cold weather is almost over. A huge altostratus (cloud) charred leather head. Not much lacing, bigger ABV, not surprised.

S: Charming chocolate/cocoa, clean coffee, sweet roasted malt.

T: Yummy, better than Beer Geek Breakfast IMO. I pulled a lot more roasted cocoa out of this than coffee. The coffee tasted like it smelled, clean and rather fresh, not like the stale and somewhat acrid coffee from BGB. Alcohol hidden well compared to other Mikkeller efforts.

M: The oatmeal has to be the culprit for giving it a pleasant mouthfeel, nice n thick...like I like my women?

D: Coffee and cocoa make me go loco. Drop the price of this bottle and we'll have round 2 and round 3.

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Photo of ZacharyJ
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up from John at Granite Liquors in Weymouth. (dbexpert). Pours a coffee black with a bright white head that turns brown as it dissipates. Smells vaguely of coffee infused with mocha flavors. Doesn't just taste like coffee, it tastes like great coffee. Sweet raspberry in the aftertaste. You could do the entire bottle in a sitting, but it's a great beer to share, as I think many people should get to enjoy this one.

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Photo of Tolann
3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't buy too many imported beers and tend to favor American micro brews, but I love coffee beers way too much to ever pass this up!

A - Black! very dark! thin roasted head that evenly floats on top. Lacing wants to cling tightly to the glass. Gorgeous!

S - cold press coffee with a little spice and some chocolate. Just enough sweetness that it's not too roasted/dry smelling and it's in no way hidden. A bit boozy.

T - Little bit like a milk stout. Big time Imperial Stout. Still boozy. Not as much coffee as I'd hope.

M - creamy, medium-heavy mouthfeel. bit of alcohol blows off on your breath. Heat sits on your tongue.

o -It's a bit more alcohol hot than I'd prefer, but I bet it would become awesome with some age. I still feel like I missed out on some coffee characteristics. drink this one warmer than colder. Not bad at all, but where's the rest of the coffee?

did I get the same beer everyone else here reviewed? I feel ripped off.

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

A- Very similar pour to the others I've had in this series. Tar black body, rich thick super dark brown head. Retention is a little better in this one and perhaps the lacing as well, which is impressive given the abv is higher. No cap here though.

S- I wish I could of did this one side by side with it's smaller sister because it sure reminds me of it. Maybe even more chocolate on the nose, definitely picking up some alcohol. Perhaps the coffee notes are more astringent, same underlying sweetness.

T- Oh yeah, that's good! Much bigger flavors in the weasel. More pronounced coffee taste right from the hop, rich malt, dark bitter chocolate, molasses and some dark fruit. The coffee hangs around in the mouth forever.

M - Body feels much fuller with that same creamy velvety feel. This dries the mouth, partially from the alcohol and I think the coffee bitterness has a role in this as well or gives of that impression at least.

O- Alcohol is masked very well, drink this one slowly to really get everything it has to offer. As I poured the last eighth of the bottle some jelly like sludge starts plopping in my glass, given the nature of the coffee beans this was a little more than off putting. I couldn't finish the last little bit. Oh well, the majority of this was killer!!

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Photo of Trevor11
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mikkeller is not easy to come by in the States, but the Danish seem to know what they are doing. I tried this beer in the summer of 2015 along with BOMB! Although not the most fitting for a hot summer day in Chicago, Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is an animal of its own. Extremely dark, rich, and overpowering. Keep a watch for 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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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,789 ratings.
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