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 drtth
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large snifter glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a dark brown, almost black, with a 1/8” medium brown head that recedes to a ring around the glass and some thin islands and swirls of foam. Sipping leaves bot a ring edge and lots of tiny speckles of lacing. The ring slides back to the liquid while the speckles of lacing cling to the side of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is full of dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of roasted malt that has a very faint burnt character.

Taste: The flavors are much as predicted by the nose, with lots of coffee and bittersweet chocolate that mingles with a bit of sweetness from the malt and the alcohol. Except for a touch of sweetness the alcohol is well hidden here and there is no heat or burn, just a gradually spreading warmth.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the full side of medium bodied with very faint carbonation. The long finish begins in the coffee and dark chocolate, slides through a brief bit of sweetness and then lingers on with dark roast bitterness in the back of the mouth and throat.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: This is an interesting beer to sample and it is reasonably drinkable. I do find the dark roast bitterness at the end of the finish to be just slightly off putting, but not so much so that I find it unpleasant to drink. My overall impression is that this is a pretty well made stout which I’m happy to have tried but I’ll look for something with just a bit less burnt character in the finish. Also it should be noted that this one is fairly temperature sensitve in that as the beer warms the burnt bitterness becomes much harder to detect.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Solid black with thin beige head full of tight bubbles.

S - Heavily roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, espresso, more chocolate and a hint of smoke. Very nice.

T - Strong roast coffee with hints of cinnamon allspice and vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts. Picking up a lot of spice in this beer for some reason.

M - Medium mouthfeel, creamy and slick without a lot of carbonation.

D - Very intense and interesting coffee and chocolate that lingers. Better in the bottle than I remember on tap.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A more subdued version of the Beer Geek Breakfast. As for why its called "Weasel," well, I'll let you find out when you read the little story on the side of the bottle. Pours identical to the BGB; black with brown edges, explosive brown head, and thick, sticky lacing. Chocolate and coffee seem evenly balanced in the nose, along with a cream-of-wheat/creamy oatmeal quality. Roasty more than smoky/burnt. Velvety mouthfeel with a somewhat bittersweet finish. Smooth cocoa and rich coffee up front. The coffee used is smooth, sweet, and bitter all at the same time, with neither really drowing out the other. The oats and malt compliment these flavors well. A welcome burnt grain taste pops up here as this warms. Hop bitterness shows through in the finish once the beer warms. The high alcohol gives a nice warmth that allows the flavor to wrap around your tongue. Worth the $15 I forked over for this one.

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

Had on tap at Local Option beer geek Thursday event.

This beer is too fresh right now. I feel that my review is a bit tainted since this was the new batch and on tap. It needs age simple as that.

Appearance- Dark black with 1 finger of light brown head that dissipates quickly into a neat little ring.

Aroma and Taste- Coffee, coffee, coffee. Rich and roasty, and a little bit overpowering. Honestly this is very 1-note right now and needs time to mellow out.

Mouthfeel- Thick with good carbonation

Drink- One 8 oz snifter is more than enough.

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

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Portsmouth tulip. Cap pops off with suitable flatulence - but the immediate aroma doesn't reveal civet guano or anything. Served lightly chilled.

Seal brown opaque body with a fallow and fawn head which recedes slowly to a finger of incredibly dense pearling chocolate milk shake. Heavy tendrils of lace go nowhere, though you can make out the glassy outline of the legs.

Coffee, dark malt, chocolate, baked oats, a touch of pepper, and slabs of fertile moist loam in the nose.

Heavily roast flavors follow the aromatics but add a depth of coffee-bean and vague licorice and berry flavors as well. Hops contribute a touch of bitterness and spice which melds with the astringency of roast malt and coffee to lend a wonderful dryness to the finish. All the flavors are very well integrated into the whole. Mellow and sophisticated overall.

Chewy, dense, velvety mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Fans of black coffee need only apply regarding the drinkability - there is some subtlety to this brew that makes it one of the better examples of the style; it is similar to but distinct from Péché Mortel, Cup A Joe, and Founders Breakfast stouts, though choosing a favorite from this list would be difficult.

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

500mL bottle into a snifter. Pours an oily black w/ a dense reddish mocha head that settles slowly. Looks rich and decadent, having trouble imagining a more perfect-looking stout.

Aroma is rich espresso, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and some licorice. A nutty sweetness as it warms.

Taste is bitter coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate. A perfectly balanced blend of rich bold flavors.

Smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel. Coats the tongue but finishes dry and clean.

Overall, I haven't had many imperial stouts as good as this one. A well-executed sipping beer.

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Photo of mick303
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. An amazingly dark brown head, creamy and rich with steller retention and lacing. Colour is jet black. Such a smooth liqueury and thick character.

S - dark roast malt and piles of bitter coffee, dried apricot and fruit, very intense and rich, subtle oriental spices, so complex and balanced.

T - coffee liqueur, a subtle creaminess, oakyness, coffee beans, warming liqueur note. Fisnish is dry, complex and malt forward, a very long finish, drying espresso, rich velvet cake.

M - a smooth, very rich body, surprisingly creamy with a spicy alcohol presence, all very balanced and drinkable with enough malt and coffee to balance it out nicely, nearly syrupy in texture.

An amazing beer, maybe a little hot on the alcohol but the coffee integrates seamlessly, leading to really complex subtleties. A very enjoyable coffee stout, one of the best I've had, so creamy and rich, robust and yet delicate. Very solid beer from Mikkeller, would definitely recommend it.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

16.9 oz bottle, poured into a snifter. I'm actually having this beer for brunch, I hadn't even noticed before I read the bottle just now that it has that crazy weasel-shit-processed coffee in it. Yum!

A- Pours black as weasel shit, only the faintest ruby tinges at the edges. Capped with a half-finger of creamy, thick coffee colored head. Has pretty good retention and leaves great lacing.

S- Super potent black coffee bean aroma, totally delicious, some roasted malt, molten chocolate and dark fruit, a little bit of hop leafiness towards the back end.

T- Massive coffee, delicious, roasted, earthy, caramel coffee beans, towards the end of the first sip it melts into some chocolate and fruit flavors with a bit of smoky burnt malt. As I keep drinking I start to pick up on some molasses and leafy hops lying underneath and some oat flavor. Alcohol is warming and slightly sweet, especially as the beer warms, but I'm impressed by how well integrated it is for almost 11% ABV. The flavors are so bold and vivid, the coffee flavor puts this beer immediately up there with my favorite coffee stouts like Peche Mortel and BCBCS.

M- Full-bodied, smooth creamy feel, it's a bit sticky on the palate, but, at least for me, if it had been a bit chewier this could have been a 5, still pretty damn good though.

O- An awesome, delicious beer, and probably the only chance I'll have anytime soon of trying that weasel coffee. I'm sure it's the quality of the coffee, but the coffee flavor in this beer is just amazingly intense. In all other aspects its a really great big stout, the hefty price tag (I paid $16 for ~17 ounces), which I'm sure is a result of the price of the coffee, puts it into the every-once-in-a-while or novelty region, but if you see this on the shelf it's absolutely worth trying.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm having this one for breakfast this morning...

Poured into my CCB snifter....

Typical big stout appearance here.. Black as night with a creamy mocha head... Lots of nice lacing...

Deep dark roasted malts dominate with a bitter dark chocolate and burnt coffee finish... There's also an earthiness to this that is quite unusual and adds a unique character to it..

Lots of chocolate and coffee, of course, present in the taste of this beer but I think I might taste a touch of hop bitterness and I can say that there's an aspect to the finish that I find a touch unpleasant.. Its a chalky earthy burnt finish that just seems a touch off... Still really delicious but the finish isn't as creamy and pleasant as I'd hoped. That's sort of nitpicking this one as its still a great beer... The booze isn't first... As this warms, it develops a healthy kick that, at times, comes through a little too strong...

This is a terrific beer and I liked it quite a bit.. But due to the apparent ABV and the chalky burnt finish, I didn't find it to be an elite stout... Again, just little things but those add up when compared with other brews in the class... Glad I tried this one but I liked the Beer Geek Breakfast a bit better...

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Photo of jroberts8811
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of WesM63
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ALC82
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JKV96
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KJ2013
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of rkarimi
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.72/5  rDev -13.7%

Photo of emottram
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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