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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | Mikkeller ApS

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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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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black and oily with a two finger tan head.

Smell is of coffee, bitter chocolate, nuts, and roasted malts. Also bit of a boozy smell coming through - almost like a cognac?

The taste is really good - honestly did not expect it after the smell, which while it wasn't bad, wasn't amazing either. Thick chocolately and boozy up front with a bitter finish. Undertones of roasted nuts, coffee, and malts. Finishes with a sweet vanilla aftertaste that leaves you anticipating the next sip. Its hard to explain, but the taste is initially a bit choppy, but it finishes really smoothly.

Feel is very lusciously thick with a surprising amount of carbonation considered it poured pretty still. Very smooth and very drinkable.

Overall a very enjoyable and tasty brew. I'm glad I got the chance to try it, but at the going rate for this beer ($9/12 oz in Chicago), I won't be picking it up again.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes.

Thanks to drseamus for sharing quite a while ago now.

A: Nice dark beer. Almost jet black. Coffee colored head. The beer poured like motor oil from the bottle.

S: Out of this world. One of the best smelling stouts ever. MASSIVE coffee nose. Not just coffee but the best smelling coffee ever and I am not even a coffee drinker. Quite a bit of chocolate in there as well. A touch of roast. But this is all about the coffee.

T: Wow. Massive coffee in the flavor as well. More chocolate that in the nose. As balanced as a beer can be with the super intense flavors here.

M: Super smooth. A little bit creamy but not as thick as you would think it would be. Which is a good thing and a bad thing. If anything a little bit more richness in the body would not hurt. That being said it was velvetty in my mouth.

D: Wow. Beer geek breakfast was a great beer and this took it to the next level. The price is high but it is a really nice treat every once in a while.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of CrellMoset
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle from Green's, Ponce location, Atlanta, GA. Poured into a 12 oz. brandy snifter in increments.

Appearance: Pours a thick though perhaps not as thick as you'd think (courtesy of coffee oils, no doubt) inky black body, capped by a fizzy, multi-colored-though-generally-and-dominantly dark tan head, fizzy at first, but rocky and bubbly after an initial fast-fade. I have to imagine it would fade faster if not for a ridiculous amount of fast, spritzy carbonation, some of the fastest I've ever seen on a beer, really, zipping upwards and replenishing the fading tan finger-and-a-half mass. The lacing is magnificent, swooping up and down the sides of the snifter, dipping and diving and clumping.

Aroma: Very light and crisp, almost sort of like a freshly-picked, green coffee berry, or at the very most some sort of half-roast. Grassy, citrusy, and currant notes waft up, light and airy, wrapped in a barely-perceptible earthy, toasted package.

Taste: A remarkably refined and smooth-bodied taste, earthy and musty at the same time it's fruity and sweet. The coffee notes are remarkably clean, light and zippy with notes of smooth dirt, currants, fresh cut grass, and citrus overtones. Noticeably lacking, of course, are any sort of harsh or bitter "coffee"-esque astringencies. The oatmeal adds a slight wholesome presence, and these two - in conjunction with the rest of the malt bill, which lends a few hints of dark fruit, toast, and faint bitter cocoa notes - interplay well with one another. A very unique and enjoyable flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and slick from the oatmeal while also oily and slightly crisp from the coffee, with a light, spritzy body courtesy of all the carbonation that doesn't belie its alcohol content or its malt bill. Still somehow remarkably even, though, so kudos.

Drinkability: Well that was quite an experience. A 10.9% stout isn't the most drinkable of beers, but this one was extremely pleasant. A coffee beer that doesn't taste at all like your trad- ... wait, what? WHERE did the coffee come from? That's not funny, dude, don't even joke about that sort of shit. Oh come ON.

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4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black and slightly slick and oily with a finger of thick and frothy light brown foam.

A blast of chocolate, ground coffee, and espresso hits immediately with a faint vanilla or cream sweetness.

Solid coffee flavor rounded out with chocolate, vanilla/cream, and some light earthy hop flavor.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, slightly chewy, creamy smooth.

Overall, a top notch coffee beer that all coffee fans need to try.

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4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
1 pt., .9oz bottle, 2011
Hunahpu's snifter

A: Pours completely pitch black in color.  Initially a half finger of dark tan head that ends up dissipating fairly quickly into a ring around the edges of the glass. I definitely get some alcohol feet when I swirl it around.  Some darker lacing bits.

S: Deep dark chocolate.  Espresso like coffee notes.  Rich dark fruit hints.  Dark cherry.  Deep roasted grains.

T: On the tip of the tongue, I get dark roast coffee.  Delicious dark roast coffee bitterness.  That bitterness leads to an amazing dark rich cocoa flavor.  Lavish bitter chocolate.  Cake like flavor.  Decadent for certain.  Richness comes from the outside of the mouth to the inside.  It really grows.  Prickly carbonation that flows over the tongue. 

M: Full bodied.  But it's very much pleasing, not cloying.  Carbonation really helps with this.  Coats the mouth with flavor.

O: A+.  Just an amazing beer.  I was actually thinking that it would suck or not live up to the hype.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Weasel Shit. Mmmmmmm. Dark black color, thick light brown head that fades. Aroma is dark coffee, very nice, but I expected stronger more pungent. Taste is coffee, vanilla, sour fruit late, raspberry, plum, fig. Interesting beer.

Thanks to Dave for sharing the bottle.

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4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appeared black with a frothy-brown head. A faint film hangs around for the majority of the session.

The aroma is big on chocolate and acidic coffee, wiht hints of lactose.

The taste is fantastic. Big on chocolate malt. The coffee taste is prominent and tastes very earthy and acidic. The chocolate and coffee together are both strong but weave in and out of each other nicely. What I love is that there's some brightness to the flavor, the coffee tastes bright, as if it was soaked in an orange for a moment. I've never felt a sense of brightness in a dark beer that wasn't a black IPA. Finishes long with moderate coffee bitterness.

The mouthfeel is smooth, although not that heavy. Silky and oily. Not thick and texturous like other oatmeal stouts.

Each sip begs another as you try and distinguish the flavors like a cat & mouse game...cat poop & mouse game I should say...

As good as this is, I probably won't be buying many of these in my time because of the price. But it's definitely worth splurging for at least once.

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4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours a thick oily viscous liquid with a thin tan head. The head recedes quickly to a very thing ring around the glass.

Aroma is delicious with notes of fresh roasted coffee notes and some yummy bitter dark cocoa notes. Mild notes of dark oats mixed in with some nice dark fruit notes. The aroma is yummy. Very complex with notes of rich fudgey chocolate that are enveloped by the awesome bitter, roasted and acidic coffee notes.

Flavor starts off with the strong acidic and robust espresso coffee notes. Notes of coffee grounds and fresh coffee beans. There is a nice chocolatey and bitter fudgey undertone to the brew mixed in with mild dark fruit notes. Some nice raisin notes are also perceived. The middle of the brew has some great roasted notes along with some mild vanilla bean notes. Quite delicious and with a nice sticky sweet finish along with a dry roasted note. Mouthfeel is almost perfect; oily and creamy.

Overall this is a delicious brew. Nice notes of coffee mixed in with great cocoa and fudgey notes. Well done stout.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,894 ratings
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