Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Highland Edition) | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Highland Edition)Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Highland Edition)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ricke on 10-19-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
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Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to AgentZero for sharing this rarity on New Beer Sunday. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

A - Pours with a crusty thin foam that settles to a thin ring and light filmy hazy, leaving behind spotty lace. The body is a very, very, dark brown with notes of brown-red at the fringes.

S - This is intensely smokey and whisky-infused. Notes of saltwater, wood, peat, burnt malt, and anise. The original already had a smoke and leather element to it, but this has gone too far in my opinion. Not getting much of the wonderful coffee that graced the original.

T - Taste is again heavy with burnt, ashy, malt, oak, and peat, and not a lot of the original beer. This is unfortunate, as I don't find the Highland whisky to be an improvement.

M - Smooth, low carbonation. Seems to have thinned out a little. Finishes tannic and oaky. I appreciate the slight reduction in carbonation, but the body is a little wimpy now.

D - Don't get me wrong - this was a solid barrel-aged stout. Unfortunately I loved the coffee, nut, and malt goodness of the original beer, and this type of single malt cask has amped up all the smoke, char, and leather character instead.

I had high hopes for this considering how much I enjoyed the original, but this was a bit of a letdown. Here's proof that -bals don't always make things better (just rarer).

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Photo of BDTyre
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nearly black with a dense, two-finger head that is a rich khaki colour. Mild Irish coffee smell, though not as sugary. Hints of dark chocolate filled with whisky.

Definite Highland whisky taste, with suggestions of chocolate, cream, coffee. The whisky predominates. No noticeable hops. I venture this is akin to Brew Dog's Paradox, but with a bigger whisky kick.

Nice, very moderate carbonation. Goes down quite smoothly. Very drinkable, even at 10.9%.

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Photo of NoLiberty
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Special thanks for GrassrootsVT for bringing this one in from Copenhagen to share with the buddies.

The beer pours deep, dark black and viscous with a chunky caramel colored head that settles into a soft spotty cap with moderate lacing.

The aroma is characterized by warm and rich notes all around. Dominant boozy whisky notes, followed by vanilla, coco, peat, and subtle coffee undertones.

Flavor is very smooth and rounded up front with coffee, sharp sweetness and coco followed by a oddly acidic tinge in the back palate. Whisky flavors at the end mingle with bitter coffee notes.

The beer is medium bodied. Mouthfeel is soft and rounded, very smooth with light bite in the finish. An interesting beer, for sure, but overall the dominant flavor is whisky which overshadows the coffee flavors that make this base beer as compelling as the pricetag suggests it could be. Maybe too much going on, but certainly pleasant flavors.

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Photo of ricke
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pitch black and viscous. A medium-sized brown head that leaves decent amounts of sticky lacings on the glass.

S: Good balance between roasted malts, espresso notes and sweet whisky aromas. Subtle but rich whisky notes of ripe fruit and oak barrels. A hint of well integrated alcohol. A very complex and rich smell.

T: Again, a pleasant balance between the main components of roasted malts, coffee and whisky. Plenty of sweetness both from the roasted malts and the whisky. Hints of chocolate and dark fruits, and boozy fruit notes from the whisky. The coffee flavors are quite prominent despite all the whisky. Plenty of notes of oak barrel - this one has a really wonderful whisky character. The finish is very bitter and slightly salt with notes of whisky, oak, licorice and a nicely integrated warming note of alcohol.

M: Very full-bodied and viscous. Creamy smooth texture and soft carbonation.

D: Another great barrel aged version of Mikkeller's Weasel. Impressive that this sort of beer is possible without ending up in an edgy unbalanced mess. This is actually quite balanced and it never gets too much. Recommended.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Highland Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
4.01 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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