Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Islay Edition) | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ricke on 09-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
15.52%
 
 
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37
Gots:
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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.06/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black color with a bit of really dark brown foam. Aroma has intense peat, rubber, dark liquorice, smoked dried figs. Taste follows with the peated notes, really intense roasted malt and burnt coffee bitterness. Really heavy body, feels like hot chocolate. If you like peated beer or scotch this is for you, if not, stay away because it's really intense and overpowering.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served in a stemmed glass at Mikkeller Bangkok.

Pitch black in color with very thick dark creamy tan head that holds itself superbly well before slowly subsiding to an eternal foamy crown and leaving lots of sticky lacing ring, patch, and spot along the way.

Very aromatic coffee in the aroma, dark and creamy chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, brown bread, charred nuttiness, roasted malt character without astringency, oaky, woody, subtle alcohol, slight spicy, and Islay scents of peat and iodine.

In the taste, it is sweet overall but not that cloying, roasted, woody, oaky, vanilla, caramel, charred nut, slight alcohol, super tasty black coffee, milky and creamy chocolate, cocoa, peat, smoke, toasted biscuit, dark bread, the end is that all the flavors nicely mix up providing tasty tang and deliciousness through the taste buds yet warming and very pleasant aftertaste.

Full and sticky body with high viscosity and low to moderate carbonation through the palate but it is enough to carry all the things well under the smooth mouthfeel and right feeling, finish is very dry.

Very delicate brew, so complex, solid, hefty, but still tasty as hell, alcohol is semi-hidden and partially breaks through. Anyway, who cares about that?

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackieKu
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle. Best before 2025-08-05.

A: Opaque black. No foam.
S: Medium toasted aroma. Moderate tobacco. Woody. Chinese herbs. Hints of peat smoke.
T: Intense coffee flavor. Some tobacco, cocoa, pepper, and herbs. Medium bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Somewhat sour.
M: Full body. Quite thick. Low carbonation.
O: Strong and complex. Good bitter-sweet balance. Islay characters are not obvious unfortunately.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Viscous dark brown body with a filmy beige collar. Grandiose aroma of peat, scotch, with some chocolate and a. Islay scotches are my favorite of the single malts and this certainly translates to this beer. Silky smooth body and loaded with delicious flavor. Mm hmm.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amano_h
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bugs318
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy Peat, Batman! More like a Scotch aged in beer barrels! Taste has some chocolate after the peat, but nose and beginnings are peat intense.

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Photo of JSOBB
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mplsbrew
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, jet black colored beer, with a dense, bubbly, dark brown head. Produces then a trace of head, resulting into alcohol legs, coating up the edge of the glass. Reveals its true viscosity after swirling, leaving a translucent, slick film of dark brown beer behind on the glass.

Has a great mouthfeel to it, low carbonated, with a rich creaminess to it, showcasing the peaty, warming barrel and its Islay qualities. This beer is very thick and full bodied, while profiting from its soft silkness.

Tastes of scorched malts, muddy, salty earth, rich bakers chocolate and old wood, topped off by a huge peat infusion. The peatiness lends even more earth to it, adding an almost chewy proportion to the beer, together with melted bitter-chocolate and dried tobacco, which then gets gently balanced by slightly fruity, toasty coffee, salty caramel and oaky Scotch. The Islay Scotch adds a hot but pleasant peak to the taste, leaving the palate with warm, slightly dry and pleasantly bitter scorched malts, with even more pronounced red wild berries on top, perfectly coated up by cream and a blend of bitter chocolate and crushed coffee beans.

Offers a fantastic variety of flavours, almost collapsing on the palate, if it wasn't for the well working balance of the beer. Manages all the little twists perfectly, featuring a very peaty, earthy and foremost great imperial stout.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

q w e r t y

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Photo of Marius
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smells like burnt rubber, with hints of vanilla and cocoa. The taste is terrible - smoke, burnt wood, rubber, acid, ugly stuff.
As a disclaimer: I am not a big fan of beer aged in peated whiskey barrels.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ronricorossi
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of visualmartyr
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HumanParaquat
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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