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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,878
Reviews:
841
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
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368
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587
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.31/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint .9 fl. oz. bottle at cellar temp poured into an oversized wine glass.

pours out completely opaque black with one finger of super creamy mocha colored head that kept a super creamy retentive layer the whole glass. left lots of thick creamy sticky lace after each swirl that very slowly creeps back into the glass.

a pretty boozy aroma. heavily roasted malt, a touch of ashy smoke, chocolate, coffee is there, but not as big as i was expecting. some smooth creamy oatmeal detectable as well as a bit of dark fruits.

a bourbony like booze, but it fits in well, heavily roasted, burnt malts. again, the coffee is there, but its not as big as i was hoping. from what i can get, its more of a fruity acidic expresso coffee bean flavor. it definatly comes in a bit more as the beer warms, it took me the second glass to really identify it. a bit of smoke with lots of creamy oatmeal and chocolate. all around very tasty even though it lacks a lot of the coffee i expected.

super creamy smooth on the palate, most likely from the oatmeal. quite rich as well. some bitterness in the finish. a big heavy mouthfeel but it appears lighter than it really is from the awesome creaminess.

goes down your throat so easily and leaves you longing for another sip right away. way too drinkable for an impy stout.

overall: this is very reminiscent of nogne- o imperial stout, maybe a little better, but its not really worth the big price tag. the last part of the bottle was almost undrinkable due to all the yeast in the bottle. although it is a top notch impy stout and i would highly recommend it.

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

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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +16%

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

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.37/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of q33jeff
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

**
11/18/2016
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Skellbop
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 evident..at 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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