Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek Brunch WeaselBeer Geek Brunch Weasel

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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 deltatauhobbit
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black sludge with a small light brown head, fades at a decent rate, no light gets through this pour, .

Smell is full of roasted malt, getting notes of coffee but likely sitting on this bottle for the past year or so has had a dwindling effect on the coffee presence, slight hint of dark bitter chocolate.

Taste is strong on the burnt roasted malt, coffee is also a heavy factor, more so than the aroma, but it also lends more of that burnt bitter aftertaste that is already overwhelming, dark chocolate that lays another foundation of bitterness, very thick and creamy mouthfeel, carbonation is active yet remains soft enough so as not to disturb the creaminess, the heat is well hidden until you realize the back of your tongue is starting to lose sensation and your tummy is warming up.

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Photo of HumanParaquat
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Ryan011235
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on 7/14/10

Even while pouring into the glass, the color is very dark; a robust shade of scorched crimson brown. Once settles it's jet black. The slow pour was able to produce one finger of fairly dark brown foam. Said foam holds for a few moments, eventually thinning to a decent skim, leaving a little bit of lace. Swirling helps.

The nose is rather no-frills. Bold aromas more than make recompense for what it lacks in subtle complexity. Coffee isn't quite as assertive as I might like but it's accentuated by smooth chocolate notes, roasted dark malts, hints of oatmeal & a touch of earthy hops. Burnt overtones. Nice balance between sweet & dry. Wisps of alcohol avoid a boozy perception.

The intensity of the nose speaks nothing to how this beer tastes; no lie, it's loaded for bear. Sweet chocolate creeps in around the edges, supporting a quick kick of citric hops. Coffee notes are mellow in general, imparting a modest roast note. Sugary, dark malts are notable as well. However, burnt flavors outshine the roasted ones. Some folks might find these burnt tones off-putting; I, on the other hand, like them. They also act to counteract the sweetness of the beer. Oatmeal notes become more apparent the warmer it gets.

This is one seriously full-bodied stout; dense, incredibly viscous & darn near chewy. It has some slickness & it has some grit; actually a rather good balance between the two. Considering the abv, it's impressive the lack of appreciable alcohol heat. Lots of burnt residuals linger on the finish.

Beer Geek Brunch is a really great beer, as far as I'm concerned. Some accounts indicate this batch isn't nearly as good as previous ones. As this is my first bottle I can't compare; if this beer has indeed been better, it really must have been something special. Like I mentioned above, I really enjoy burnt flavors in stouts so this beer doesn't bother me in the least. Recommended.

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Photo of jmccraney
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of xdtfx
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark black pour with a 1/2" of creamy tan head that quickly falls. Spotty lacing. Aromas of robust dark malts along with some smokiness. Oatmeal is there along with big coffee and some chocolate as well. The aroma is somewhat earthy.

First sip brings sweet rich dark malts upfront with oatmeal smoothness in tow. Acrid coffee moves in with earthy undertones. Chocolate flavors are present. Flows down with a kick of alcohol heat and lingering roasted coffee flavors. Somewhat smoky as well. Never thought I'd be drinking a coffee beer made from civet cat droppings, but it's pretty darn tasty!

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with mellow carbonation. Oats add nice body and makes it go down smooth. It does have a bit of an ABV kick to it. Glad I got to try it, but it's a little bit too expensive for a repeat purchase.

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Photo of CraftFan5
2.82/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chris-1911
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Thanks Mark for pulling this out when I went to HopCat! Pulled from my notes from that day.

A- Poured a nice dark as night black color. Little 1/8 inch brownish tan head that seemed to hold for a little bit. The lacing on the glass stuck a little but seemed to also run down the sides of the glass.

S- Big coffee smell here. Large roasted malts smell along with some faint chocolate notes put in there. This smells wonderful and I have not smelled a big coffee stout like this in a long time.

T- Well this tastes like coffee. I think my buddy said it was like drinking cold coffee. There is a sweetness to it though...the chocolate notes coming into play with the roasted malts. The alcohol is apparent at the end but I think the coffee comes through and kills a lot of the flavors in this...alcohol included.

M- This is a heavy beer to me. Not as heavy as the Nightstalker I had before it but still a big beer on its own. Good carbonation to it. Coats the tounge in a coffee flavor that sticks around and slowwly goes away till you have another drink.

D- I could drink this again and again. By far one of the better coffee stouts I have had. I want to keep a couple in the cellar and let them put some age on before I break out to share with friends.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.74/5  rDev +10%
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 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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Photo of meehandennis
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goblue3509
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color with no light visible with an one finger dark khaki colored head. The beer leaves a slick alcohol lace all over the glass with every move. The aroma is of coffee, but not a bitter coffee, there is also hints of roast and a slight smell of alcohol. The smell is very inviting. The taste has a roasty backbone and then a nice coffee taste. Again the taste isn't bitter. There is a milk chocolate taste and then a bit of roast. A slight alcohol burn finishes out. The mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Overall it is a very solid beer. The taste is well balanced with nothing over power. The balance of the aroma and taste leave you wanting more.

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Rekrule
3/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark chocolate, earthy coffee, dark fruit, milk chocolate, espresso, sweet

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Photo of nlmartin
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was lightly chilled and served in a snifter.

Appearance: The beers body pours a straight black. No ruby opaqueness noted to this inky black beer. The head is the color of lightly creamed coffee. The head starts out about 2 fingers high and resolves to a light pillow on the top of my glass. Thick lacing remains behind on my glass marking the beers passage from my glass.

Smell: I really dig the smokeyness of the beers intial smell. Roasted and toasted grain breadyness greats my nose. The coffee aroma is very smooth and doesnt seem to be overly roasted. Brown sugar, molasses, vanilla and chocolate suport the coffee aromas. No char aromas noted in the aroma. A suporting fruityness of berries, raisins, a pleasing citrus jolt of grapefruit raises its head up. A very nice smelling beer.

Taste: Holy smokes! The beer leads with and ends with smoked flavor. The beers roasted coffee flavors are well incorporated in the beer. Its not a coffee gob smack but man is it well done. In addition to coffee the beer delivers the flavors of caramel, vanilla, molasses, bitter sweat cocoa, anise, mixed berries. Very nice!

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The mouthfeel of the beer is super smooth. The beers body is medium low carbonation. The flavors are long lasting. This beer is a fabulous drinker. I could have easily finished two bottles. The alcohol wasnt present in flavor or in the mouthfeel. Well played!

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Photo of larryarms847
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of Maillard
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of PhatAtUT
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Rado
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of moarmare
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Had this at Dvelcich's tasting on 07.31.10 - reviewed from notes. This was brought and shared by Oreo -- bad user name, but good guy!

So this is a shit beer, as in it literally uses shit in the some where in the brewing process. (yes, I understand that it is the coffee beans that are eaten and defacated undigested and those are what is the shit, but still).
Ok, let's do it.

Pours a deep dark dark dark dark brown. I'm running out of natural light to hold it up to, but it is definately opaque with some reddish hints around the edges. There are some reddish hiues in the head too, which was about a half finger of creamy color tight bubbles.

Smells malty with some sweetness-- dry malts, coffee, and chocolate.

Took a sip and wow is this thick. So thick and creamy it is hard to describe. Really full-bodied.

Chocolate and espresso notes lead the way with lots of flavor-- perhaps a hint of earthiness.

This is surprisingly drinkable. I am impressed.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,862 ratings.
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