Beer Geek Brunch Weasel | Mikkeller ApS

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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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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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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Photo of inlimbo77
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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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a snifter to a pitch black with a little tan head that quickly fades to a collar around the glass
S: smells rich with notes of coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate, charred wood, molasses and alcohol
T: tastes of quality coffee, dark malt, a bit of chocolate, some charred wood. aftertaste is bitter roasted malt, more coffee and a bit of wood char
M: silky smooth and full bodied with very soft carbonation that fights to make its presence known
O: a quality beer. great complexity and very smooth with not even a hint of alcohol in the flavor. it's very impressive

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
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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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of crossovert
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. This is an amped up version of the original it appears.

It pours a pitch black, not quite motor oil thickness looking on the pour but pretty close. The head is big, crystalline and tan. It looks awesome. This beer has a simple but electrifying look to it, mainly thanks to the alluring head.

The smell is a bit of a curve ball, there are a lot more hops here than I would have expected. The coffee is there too, but a bit more subdued than I expected. It smells extremely fruity, I haven't personally had the weasel poop coffee on its own so maybe the fruitiness is coming form that along with the hops, but I;m not sure. There is also some chocolate and toffee scents.

The flavor is super rich and the mouthfeel is THICK. It is sweet but not quite overpoweringly so. The coffee flavor is a lot more prevalent in the taste, it also has a lot of hops. There is a certain spiciness to this brew that is also intriguing. It is very cinnamony. This is a very bitter one for a stout, both the roasted notes and the hops bring the bitterness in full force. it mellows out eventually and the sweetness dies down after a few sips and it becomes a roasty chocolatey beast. edit, maybe it was too cold when i first started (20 min in the freezer) but it jsut keeps getting better, the fruitiness is really starting to open up.

It is an interesting beer, this is one solid American-inspired Imperial stout.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, no head, light fizz. Aroma does a good job of enticing you with rich Vietnamese coffe, vanilla, light milk chocolate from the malt profile. Taste follows a similar pattern but underneath there are some dense tobacco leaf / char undertones that too take away somewhat from am otherwise delectable coffee beer. Coffee flavor isnt overdone & there are some sweet notes to smooth it out, but it finishes just a little heavy thanks those roasted malts.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Bartos
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
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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3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tilley4
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
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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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,922 ratings