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Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch | Mikkeller ApS

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Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel BrunchAmager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Should be listed under Amager.

Added by glid02 on 06-28-2010

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Photo of Stezz420
4.93/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer bottle has a new or different label on it. Never had Hr. Frederiksens before so I'm not sure if I can really detect it really throughout the beer. The beer geek brunch definitely comes through very heavily though.

Dark black beer with a decent head that disappeared very quickly. Some lace was still left on the glass though.

Smelled very strong of dark chocolate and malt. Expected more of a coffee smell, but it kinda lacked on the coffee side.

Tasted very strong of coffee. Chocolate and dark roasted malt come through also. cant believe how smooth it is at 10.7%abv!

Perfect feel through out the whole beer. Kinda thin, but it thickens up as it warms up.

Overall I like the regular beer geek brunch by itself better, but this beer is still almost just as good!

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Photo of DanforthPewter
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: jet black w thin cream brown head. Dissipates with gorgeous lacing. S: fresh pot of coffee, roasty malts. T: toasted almond, cocoa, coffee. F: creamy, not bitter. Coats the tongue w/o being too thick or thin. Great lingering on the tongue. O: as a big fan of brunch weasel I think I would prefer this from now on. Perfect blend

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Photo of Mar02x
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A gorgeously nice brown head, a real stayer with a good structure. The fluid is pitch black like a moonless night in Zeeland.

S - This is how every beer should smell, near perfect combination of wood, peat, booze, chocolate and coffee.

T - Again wood and peat mixed with a light boozyness, real bitter finish though. This should be sold instead of chocolate milk!

M - A smooth carbonation that goes excellent with the taste. A bit thicker would have helped the body this beer with an extra 0.5 point.

O - A real topper, among the best I have tried.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a blend of Amager Bryghus' Hr. Frederiksen and Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, called "Væsal Brunch Weasel" at ChurchKey. The keg in particular was 30% nitrogenated, as well. 4 oz. served into a tasting snifter. From notes.

A: Pours a damned near pitch black color. The head is a gorgeous one finger tan shade with fantastic texturing, fantastic duration, and fantastic lacing. I can only imagine what a full serving would look like - even in this dinky serving, it's one of the prettiest imperial stouts I've ever witnessed.

S: There actually isn't too much on the nose. I note roasted barley, subtle coffee, and cocoa powder in particular. This kind of aroma doesn't seem to justify a 4.25 score, but the way it meshes together just boggles the mind. It's like some warped, insane version of a dry stout brewed by angry Vikings ready to plunder America.

T: It opens with some light cocoa powder (as opposed to sweet, fudgy chocolate), transitioning into a coffee midtaste and a soft roasted finish. Where this succeeds isn't the complexity - it's in the top-caliber balance between the handful of flavors featured here. As a pure coffee stout, I wouldn't put in with, say, FBS: this is a different beast entirely, where the coffee quality is a subtle note packed into a big-ass dry stout.

M: This one is beautifully dry on the back end. Think Guinness sans any watery notes, and about 2.5 times stronger without really telling the palate that. This and, incidentally enough, the taster of Black Albert I had earlier in the day, are just about the only imperial stouts I could ever call 'refreshing'.

O: Holy fuck. This is something I could drink all damn day for the rest of my life. What it lacks slightly in complexity it MORE than makes up for in ease of drinkability. Seriously, this is an amazing blend...if only it weren't so damn pricey. If only...

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Photo of aleigator
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a completely black pour, with a stable, dense light brown head, revealing small bubbles at the edge of the glass.

The aromas in this come extremely well together, ranging between soft, berry infused milk-chocolate and earthy, slightly charred coffee beans. Its sweeter undertones of caramel and pine needles get gently wrapped up by the toasted, fresh crushed coffee beans. On top of that settle sour wild berries, creating a rich nose, full of different aromas, blending well together.

Almost no carbonation left (1.5 years old at the date of drinking), resulting in a very soft mouthfeel with an almost full body.

Tastes of earthy, toasty malts, together with chocolate-caramel cookie and a good portion of smooth whipped cream. The palate then gets confronted with a pleasant mix of matured, grassy hops and bitter, slightly berry accentuated coffee beans, adding even more earth to the taste. From this, a sweeter maltiness, as well as a gentle sourness, result from the so far established taste impression, smoothed by cream. Finishes with even more earthy, slighty bitter coffee and a slightly slick, long staying bitterness.

The brews earthyness is incredibly well pronounced, directly followed by bitter, berry enhanced coffee, with lots of cream to balance the subtle sourness. All flavors come together incredibly well, highlighting the roasted, bitter earth defined coffee.

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Photo of glid02
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Mikkeller pub in Copenhagen. This is a combination of Amager's Hr. Frederiksen and Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch.

Pours black with a one-finger brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of rich roasted malts with good amounts of dark chocolate and smooth coffee. As the beer warms the aromas sweeten a bit with hints of blackstrap molasses.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Well-integrated roasted malt flavors work well with sweet molasses and mild amounts of dark chocolate. Midway through the sip hints of leafy hops make an appearance before being overtaken by smooth coffee flavors that carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass with no problems and could easily have another.

Overall I enjoyed this beer very much however it's to be expected as both the base beers are exceptional. That being said I'm not sure if the combination of the two makes either one better. Either way, it's a tasty beverage and worth a shot.

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Photo of Fux
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the Bishop Arms in Malmö
A: Black with a foamy head that leaves a thin film over the beer.
S: Roasted malts, coffee, brown sugar.
T: Espresso, coffee, roasted malts. Earthy bitter hoppy aftertaste.
M: Smooth, oily, quite warming.
O: Nice brew with quite a good length on the palate and very fine coffee flavors.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Incredibly smooth and robust, the collaborative "Brunch" ale between Mikkeller and Amager culminates in a lush and velvety Stout that never discloses its high alcohol.

Its pour is lightly viscous as its black body pours on the glass with a creamy, velvety layering effect. As its cascade settles, the beer releases a creamy and froth espresso-like creme with semi-stern retention and slim lace. The beer prefers a brandy-like legging on the glass as opposed to trailing lace.

Boldly aromatic, the scent of coffee is evident. But not any more so, the notes of chocolate, walnut, and highly roasted barley play on the nose. Cognac-like alcohol aromas emit as does a savory sherry note heading into taste.

Its flavor is bold, robust and masculine. High coffee flavor is met with bitter chocolate flavors for balanced taste. The elements of char, campfire and heavy toast align with slim residual sweetness for a session of dessert-like taste with brandy. A quick vanilla finish is beautiful as it highlights its chocolaty and coffee taste.

But its saving grace rests in its texture. Its sultry-smooth carbonation and residual malts weave into a silky-smooth texture that feels like ribbon gliding across the palate. Finishing warm, the ale is masterfully deceiving in its warmth as cognac strength frames its taste.

Loving this beer, it hides its alcohols sneakingly well. But the malts wrap around the palate for full saturation of flavor for a powerful yet smooth and roasted taste.

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Photo of FFreak
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into a small tulip glass. A very dark black with a thin brown head that dissipates but lingers to the end. Lots of coffee on the nose, with some roastiness. Taste is dominated by an excellent coffee flavor and complimented by a nearly perfect mouthfeel. The high alcohol of the beer is completely cloaked leading to the potential to easily overdo it - like I did. Overall, an excellent stout, nearly, but not quite on par with Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a dark coffee cola with a cocoa colored foam cap.

I found light notes of raisins and plums, oddly enough, with a hint of rummy booze. It doesn't smell very coffee-like, to me. I get more booze/rum in the nose. The flavor is astringent with some harsh coffee notes come across initially, but mellowing out over time. Sharp roast and a drying finish round things out. At first I found it off-putting but over the course of the sipping session it grew on me.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeffo for digging this one up and getting it to North America for me. Best before September 1st, 2015. Served in a Drie Fonteinen tulip.

A - Great looking stout. Ample dark tan foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving plenty of splotchy lacework. Body is black, with just the faintest glint of brown at the fringes.

S - The smell is full of chocolate cake, fudge, hazelnuts, and hints of cola and carob. The coffee has certainly faded in the last 18 months, but what remains is far from your typical diner coffee. Instead it's a very rich dark roast the integrates seamlessly with the other flavors.

T - The taste is a bit ashier and lacks the rich chocolate sweetness found in the aroma. There's still plenty of espresso, dark chocolate, and a bit smoke. The finish is slightly burnt, but it avoids the horrendous astringency and burnt tire flavor that plagues some Mikkeller and Amager offerings. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

M - The feel is fantastic. Silky-smooth medium-full body, with pleasant medium-low carbonation. The finish is mildly sticky, and lingers lightly on the palate indefinitely.

D - I really enjoyed this for 8oz, but I suspect it would grow a bit fatiguing after that point. Reminds me of the first batch of Brunch Weasel that was vastly superior to the subsequent ones. I'd have this again, if it were easier to acquire.

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Photo of thepeter
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Black with a decent head and a little lacing
S - Coffee, chocolate, smoke, wood, BBQ pork, and a hint of booze
T - Nice but not as intence as the aroma would indicate. Coffee and bitterness from the Cocoa are there, some wood especially in the finish but not much of the bbq pork or smoke which was a bit of a disapointment. Well not too much as I still really enjoyed the beer.
MF - Full bodied with nice carbonation, just letting it sit in my mouth was nice, a bit milkshake(ish) which was great!
O - a great beer that I had been waiting to try and happy I had a bottle. Although I wish the flavor was a bit more intence, I can't really complain. May not be quite as good as the Mikkeller Beer Geek Br Weasel though

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Photo of vfgccp
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A nice looking stout, but not the top-notch appearance that I've come to expect from Mikkeller stouts. Deep brown body with mahogany highlights. Light tan head with nice retention and ok lace.

S - Milk chocolate, malted milk balls, dark roasted oats, and a touch of vinegar on the backend.

T - Really nice. Burnt coffee, smooth porridge, cola, green bitters, cream, and caramel. Touch of hazelnut and vanilla through the finish.

M - Silky smooth with a medium-full body.

O - Fantastic balance with a flavor profile that holds up to expectations for a Mikkeller stout.

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Photo of dgilks
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown colour with a small dark tan head. Good.

Coffee and roast aroma with mild soy sauce and a slight herbal note.

Good roast flavour with lots of black coffee and a touch of malt. Mild hops. Nicely balanced.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

A crisp, dry, roasty stout with some coffee flavour but not as much coffee as expected.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared thanks to Mac, tried next to the original and port aged.

The beer pours a nice dark brown to black color, some decent bubbly lacing, Overall good.

Smell really reminds me of brunch weasel, has lots of nice roasty notes and coffee beans, dark scorched earth malts as well. Some black strap molasses as well and dark chocolate.

The flavor also embodies the characteristics of the smell, with beautiful dark malts, dark chocolate, burnt coffee and an overriding sweetness like a too sweet creamer.

The feel is good, carbonated and kind of sweet for the style.

Good but not amazing for me, interesting.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Stella tulip.

A - Pours a very deep Ebony colour, withe a two fingered tanned head that slowly reduces to a thick film that laces.

S - From the bottle some nice peated chocolate aromas. Once poured some vanilla aromas come out with some Whiskey fennols.

T - Up, front some very stark vanilla flavours and followed by some decent peated chocolate flavours, the finish is bitter, smokey and earthy but yet the creamyness is maintained.

M - Full body and a little over carbonated on the finish, but still retains its creamyness.

O - A very solid stout that will leave you wanting more. Thouroughly recommended.

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Photo of SFLpunk
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Freud for this hook up! 500mL brown glass pry-top bottle. No date.

Pours a super thick black with thin light brown head. Nose is dominated by roasty qualities of coffee and meat, with some bitter smelling burnt malt too. Earthy and forest-y as well.

Palate is rich and viscous with a little alcohol warming and lots and lots of roasty bitterness. Coffee, cigar ash, tobacco, tar, mulch, black patent malt, roasted beef, charred wood, etc for flavors. Long, bitter dark finish.

Notes: An improvement on the original Hr. Fred, but not nearly as good as the Mikkeller BGBr (Weasel).

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Photo of ADZA
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another Mikkeller collaboration which im glad to be able to sample and it pours a dark jet cola hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a two finger mocha laced head and not much lacing,the smells are roasted coffee,dark malts,dark bitter chocolate and a tiny tinge of alcohol,it has an above medium bodied mouthfeel which feels quite filling yet not and is well carbonated and the flavour is pretty much like the smell with tastes of roasted dark malts,dark expresso,smoked wood and finishes with a dark chocolate bitterness,overall its nice and enjoyable without blowing you away definately one for winter though.

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle (newer label) with my Stone RIS snifter
Notes taken on 05/24/2015

A: Black as coffee with some dark browning around the edges. Looks semi viscous with no light making it through the body. A smallish layer of fizzy mocha tan head forms for a few moments before slipping out to a small film. Very minimal stick action to this one if any at all.

S: Dark rum soaked raisin hits the nose followed by some light smoky char, leathery tobacco, and cherry notes mixed with some black strap molasses. I get a faint espresso roast to this but not quite as much as I was expecting here. more stouty roadt cereals some alcohol spice and a slight metallic tinge. All in all very dark and roasty which has me fairly excited to dive into this one.

T: Dark dark roast here. Earthy and slightly charred with a rich dark chocolate bitterness and some dark berries. The coffee flavor is just incredible. Epicurean and with such a rich roast providing some green earthy elements. I get a touch of brown sugar and molasses to this but it’s not all that sweet as a hit of bitterness cuts way. Well balanced in that manor with some warming alcohol on the finish. A tasty treat for sure.

M: A touch thinner in body for an Impy stout but with a lower carbonation it still delivers that full bodied experience. Bitter and drying in the finish without becoming to charred or acrid. Slight oily linger but fairly clean overall.

D: A solid coffee stout. I think they did a nice job of blending the two base beers into an individual brew here. Glad I picked this one up for sure. Probably not worthy of a hunt but definitely one to check out. Would have again.

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Photo of Domvan
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Dark viscous pour, medium head
Smell - Medium coffee aroma, roasty richness
Taste - Very similar to the BG Brunch version, but very rich and roasty
Feel - Medium bodied
This one definitely stuck out in a Beer geek tasting

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased March 2015 and enjoyed October 19, 2015 in a MadTree tulip/snifter. It is time to clear out some of my stouts. I've had Brunch Weasel and Hr Frederiksen is in my fridge, let's see how this goes.

Look - Very little head. There was a ring for seconds that faded to nothing. Dark brown. No lacing. What head was there is tan.

Smell - Coffee. Char. Bitter hop. Light booze. Strawberry. Dark fruit. Tootsie roll. Chocolate. Vanilla.

Taste - Bitter. Burnt sugar. Chocolate. Coffee. Char. I expect to have sediment at the bottom of this bottle.

Feel - Creamy. Slightly watery. Not overly carbonated but not flat.

Overall - Give me Brunch Weasel by itself. Is it possible I waited too long on this? I am not looking forward to Hr by itself. Bitter.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Adam who brought something to taste that I'd never even heard of, and a nice surprise it was!

Black with a nice dark khaki head.

Nose is all big, rich and full black chocolate and fresh coffee. Tones of creamed coffee and black coffee/bitter black chocolate.

Mouthfeel is rich, full and inviting. Thick like a coffee/chocolate malt.

Flavors are full, rich and assertive black chocolate/coffee and very inviting.

Could be considered big simple coffee. I find a wonderful rich roasted grain/coffee/black chocolate richness that makes this a delightful big drink.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (no apparent date):
Pours a bit thinner then I expected, color little light of black. Head was minimal on a fairly light pour. However the little head that sits along the glass does provide spotted lacing.

Nose is a mild bitter coffee on initial pour, but the beer was just out of the fridge. Warmth slowly brings out a few more scents (strength never gets too strong, though), especially the oatmeal, and brings a chocolatey nature to the coffee scents. The scent reminds me of freshly baked cookies, for some reason.

The opening feel is a little thin, but also nicely silky smooth. Bitterness strength increases slowly in the long taste. The end feel is mildly chalky, however. Overall, despite the feel, I think the depth of the beer adds some body to it, medium.

The taste starts out with a hint of black coffee, but a creamy chocolate flavor is added to the mix fairly quickly. Next to come along is an oatmeal flavor, as well as some woodiness. As the beer warms, the opening tastes gains hint of warm milk taste to it, strangely.

A nice tasting beer. Enjoyed the blend of flavors, and the smooth opening feel. If that feel could've lasted longer and there had been a bit more heft to the body, this could've been top notch.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

very cool beer, one of the worst labels ever (different from the one pictured here). a blend of beer geek brunch weasel with another danish imperial stout, tons of layers to this one. the coffee, which i expected to be front and center, is way back behind a lot of the heavy roasted malts, and honestly i taste it more in the finish, after i swallow, than at any other time. it doesnt come out too strong in the nose either, i am surprised how subtle the coffee, which may well be the most interesting element here, is. tons of roast and girth to this, a little perfume in the nose coming from god knows where, floral out of place, but appetizing nonetheless. the flavor has some sweetness, caramel and dark chocolate before the coffee comes in. minimal bitterness is appreciated, and no acid at all from the coffee. not quite as complex as i was hoping it would be, nowhere near as interesting as the barrel aged brunch editions, but its a damn fine stout as it stands. i think the barrel aged version brings it to life a little more, especially in the feel, but both are excellent. easy drinking for its body and strength, this makes a fine dessert.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Moderately light coffee upfront, with a light roast malt character and fair amount of oak barrel.

A: Black color, totally opaque with a light tan head that recedes to a fine ring in the glass.

T: Moderately coffee, with black licorice-like malts, there is definitely a barrel presence with some char and a very light bitterness.

M: Full bodied with light carbonation. The beer has a nice softness, but the finish is a bit hot and shows some alcoholic warmth.

O: Pretty solid blend of stouts; however the final blend seems to lean toward Amager’s and not Mikkeller’s stout. While the finished product is pretty tasty, the beer could be even better with a more pronounced coffee aroma and flavor to complement the barrel’s presence.

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