Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon 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): 12.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Added by Phyl21ca on 10-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
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40
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Photo of Foley67
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer has been ages 6 months in my private cellar after I acquired it.

Today, I've poured it into an Omnipollo tumbler.

A: The body is pitch black. The head, even after forcing the pour, is minimal but it shows some retention. The head is brown coloured.
S: The aroma is very very strong of coffee and toffee. It's so awesomely intense that nothing else goes through it.
T: The beginning of the taste is very very sweet with sweetness coming in from coffee, caramel and toasty notes that blend so awesomely together with the mellow bitter notes in the end of a beer that doesn't feel any hops on it. It's soo good. It has a slight bourbon-y touch to it, adding to the corn sweetness but it's a very small profile. It's subtle, it's there but it's not a punch in the face.
M: Body is high. Carbonation is higher than expected. Alcohol is present, but subtle, still running at a stunning 10.9% ABV. Bitterness is low. Sweetness is very high indeed.
O: This is basically one of the beers that got me into this realm, and this Bourbon BA edition still hits me deep down in my heart. This *is* my kind of beer.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle is about 2 years old.

A: Foreceful pour manages to raise a half inch of beige head that sellers out quickly. Spotty lacing.

S: Oak heavy nose. Bourbon. Fudge undertow. Espresso. German chocolate cake. Spicy hops. Roasty.

T: Roasty and a bit ashy. Fudge, chocolate cake. Plenty of spicy hop bitterness still left. Hollowed out earthy coffee flavor and bitter espresso-like flavors. Strong bourbon and lots of drying oak smother the back end and dominate the finish.

M: Thick, chewy, and creamy feel. Fine carbonation. Warming.

O: Definitely a beer better consumed fresh. As the coffee flavors recede, they leave a very noticeably hollow sort of bitterness. Combined with the hops is gets a bit much. Heavy handed barrel flavors become more dominant in its absence as well. Still a fairly good drink, but I wouldn't recommend aging this one.

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Photo of dandiprat2015
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deereless
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mychalg9
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JSOBB
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marius
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

330ml bottle from Saveur Biere. Milk chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, maple syrup, and on top of all that a generous amount of bourbon goodness. An amazing experience.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this with Mikkel sitting 5 feet from me on the TG patio at their EPIC bottle share. Mikkel brought this as well as BA Vanilla Shake....both were out of this world!! Tons of Burbon but ultra smooth!!!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Florida9
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronricorossi
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Westyn
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aleigator
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a jet black color, with a decent, copper brown head, which disappears quickly, leaving back only the thinnest lacing at the side of the glass.

Huge bourbon character qualities develop from the glass, with wood, earth and a sharp alcoholic sting accompanied by lots of unsweetened chocolate. This gets attended by only hints of bitter coffee, which transforms into a creamy, bitter-chocolate impression with a toffeeish alcohol bite to it.

Incredible smooth, creamy beginning with rich milk chocolate among earthy, slightly honeyed malts. Bourbon comes up from the back of the palate, joined by semi-dry, slightly bitter coffee beans, complementing amazingly well the already established chocolate creaminess. The bourbon qualities get highlighted by molasses, acting as a well fitting counterpart to the sharp, alcoholic note, maintaining an enjoyable balance. Then the coffee unleashes its bitterness, taming both, sweeter and boozy flavors, putting back the palate into the initial direction of this brew. Calmed coffee bitterness and again, milk chocolate become recognizable during the finish, now accompanied by a more accentuated, toffeeish maltiness. Wow, this is by far the most complex of the Mikkeller Weasel brews I've had, and it is extremely careful and well executed. Full-bodied, incredible smooth, forming almost a flavor circle on the palate while drinking, it finishes the way it started, convincing.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Andy_Luft
5/5  rDev +22.5%

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