Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition | Mikkeller ApS

272 Ratings
no score
Send samples
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac EditionBeer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bark on 09-28-2011

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of Jules11788
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Partridge
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

epic, but not as nuanced as the calvados edition i dont think. it pours as syrupy and black and thick and sticky as ever, and it has the same bubbly mocha head, but the nose doesnt have that fruit element. it has sweet liquor to it, rather than rotting apples. it has the same espresso nose and taste, but i find this one more dry, sucks every drop of moisture out of the mouth and leaves a bitter coffee sting. i like the body, huge as anything, and a lot of residual sugar, which i dont think hurts anything. i think the calvados edition is in a separate league, but this is damn good. i liked the black hole cognac edition better than this, because the alcohol is tempered more, and the roasty vibes run the show. either way, an exquisite beer you dont get to have everyday, so if you are so fortunate, please appreciate this masterpiece.

 841 characters

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high mocha colored head that gradually died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of chocolate and cognac in the nose.
T: The taste has more prominent flavors of cognac; these are much stronger compared to the aromas in the nose. As the beer warms up, flavors of coffee and chocolate also become apparent.
M: It feels a little shy of medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink because the alcohol is very well hidden from the taste. The cognac can be a little overpowering at first but if you let it warm up the flavors will be more balanced.

 791 characters

Photo of yamar68
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with no sense of clarity - a thin light brown cap fades out to a dense retaining ring, nice boozy lacing.

Pretty massive nose... syrupy plum qualities, creamy latte, soft chocolate, figs, faint caramel, extreme sense of balance, well incorporated booze character.

Cognac plays a wonderfully dominant role. The coffee has faded slightly into bitterness, maple syrup, overripe cherries, goes surprisingly well with a bowl of spicy wild rice soup!

This is one of those beers that doesn't need to be drinkable - it's a dessert beer - the feel is excellent and finish is rich and bittersweet. Delicious.

 607 characters

Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

250ml bottle 10,9% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.

Appearance: This looks pretty much identical to the Cavados version - pitch black body, topped by a good sized mocha colured head. The head lasts pretty well and leaves some patchy lace, while a swirl coats the glass in heavy yellow tinted alcohol legs.

Smell: Wow, the Cognac is noted right away dominates the initial nose alone with oak and a vanilla note. As the beer warms, the base beer begins to emerge, with notes of dark caramel, dark fruit, dark chocolate , a little coffee and a touch of liquorice. The nose is certainly more boozy than either the original Brunch Weasel or the Calvados version.

Taste: The initial flavour is quite sweet, with notes cognac, caramel and vanilla. Warming brings out some dark fruit, some roasted malt, a little chocolate, a light nutty note and a touch of coffee. The finish is moderatly bitter and quite dry. As with the nose, the flavour is fairly boozy, but stops just short of being bothersome.

Mouthfeel: The body is fuller than the Calvados (medium full as opposed to just over medium), but still not as good as the standard version. The carbonation is of a medium level and super creamy.

Overall: Interestingly, I thought the Calvados version could have used a little more barrel character, but I think this version has a little too much. Don't get me wrong, this is a delicious beer, but I think the Cognac overpowers the quality coffee of the base beer.

 1,491 characters

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some dark reddish brown highlights at the edges when held up to the light. The beer has an eighth of a finger dark mocha (almost brown) head that quickly reduces to a thin film at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and cognac. There are lighter notes of oak and vanilla along with some sweetness.

T: Upfront there are strong flavors of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and cognac. There are lighter notes of oak, vanilla, and dark roasted malts. Very enjoyable.

M: Medium to full bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth, slightly creamy, lightly dry in the finish, and with just a touch of alcohol warming.

O: Very enjoyable but this is definitely meant to be a slow sipping beer to be savored and enjoyed. This beer is great and the barrel aging in the cognac barrel merely adds to it, making it even better. Alcohol is relatively well hidden which is surprising for a beer this big.

 1,076 characters

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of metalgdog
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jsanford
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black with brown edges and a thin, coffee-colored ring on haze. Definitely getting those typical Weasel aromas of intense coffee, dark malt, and chocolate, with a touch of oak. Not really getting any of the Cognac here. Luckily, the Cognac character shows up nicely in the taste. More strong coffee, dark & sweet malts, chocolate, and rum-soaked raisins. Sweet, rich, and definitely decadent. Mouthfeel is big and full, velvet-smooth, with a full body and fairly low carbonation. Overall a really nice take on the Weasel, but definitely pricey at +$16.00.

 568 characters

Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of thebouch01
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of vfgccp
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Thick, motor oil black. Thin light tan head is strangely uncharacteristic of a Mikkeller stout.

S - Oh man, great nose. Round booze frames caramel, milk chocolate, old wood, buckwheat honey, toasted hazelnuts, and white chocolate.

T - Mellow and incredibly smooth. Chocolate liquor, soft roast coffee, caramel, and damp wood. Dry, white chocolate and Popsicle stick finish.

M - Smooth, full bodied frame.

O - Stellar integration with surprisingly great drinkability.

 475 characters

Photo of popery
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black and thick. Very thin brown head. No real lacing. A heavy looking imperial stout.

Smells wonderful. Subtle coffee and cognac notes. Very well-blended. The barrel notes are sweet, buttery rich cognac. Sweet and rich dark chocolate. Medium roast and caramel.

Really nice. Sweet but not cloying in the least. Caramel, roast, dark chocolate, lightly grapey cognac, a touch of oak tannin, fruity coffee. Lasting finish.

Thick, coats the palate with layers of flavor.

Wonderful imperial stout. I'm really enjoying this beer. The regular Beer Geek Brunch is one of my favorite stouts and a top two or three coffee stout, and this is an improvement on it. Delicious.

 676 characters

Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bifrost17
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Blind Tiger in NYC. The beer is black with a dense, dark beige head. Plenty of lacing left on the tulip. The aroma offers dark roast, dark chocolate, oak, coffee, light cognac. Rich and silky smooth. Cognac character gains strength as the beer warms, lingering in the finish. Overall, another fine variant of Weasel.

 328 characters

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a very dark, blood-tinged molasses coloring withhh a thin bubbliiing around the edge of the surface. Aromas are rich and strong, with boozey overtones highlighting lots of different characteristics. Woody, burnt, and earthy blends throughout, with cedar highlights and coffee/chocolate undertones. Very dynamic nose. Flavors are dark and surprisingly subtle for all the action on the nose. Roasted blackstrap molasses forms a strong backbone, with bitter coffee/espresso highlights balancing the boozey cognac impressions. Earthy, warming feel in mouth leading to a chocolate and boozey aftertaste. Smooth, rich finish with a rich cognac linger. Very smooth and extremely warming.

 729 characters

Photo of wordemupg
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

250ml bottle poured into tulip 7/8/12

A pretty black with just a sliver of a cola edge when held too the light, thick dark mocha foam hangs on for a minute ending up as a thin film on half the glass, no lace though

S coffee's strong for sure, smokey woody notes, some cognac but the booze is in there too, bakers chocolate, coco powder and some brown sugar, my only complaint is some heat on the nostrils

T much like the smell but stronger where it needs too be and the booze is better concealed but still there, the woody smokiness mixes well with the coffee and chocolate and the cognac barrel works wonders for it

M thick, rich and sticky on the lips, could use a little more carbonation and there's a little heat but it's mellow, long finish and has a little bitter bite

O pretty tasty stuff without doubt, just a little booze popping here and there but some time will fix that

just needs too mellow out a little and this one will be a real winner, not cheap but I'm happy I've got a few more too age

 1,013 characters

Photo of BWHD
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Boilerfood
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ASUBeer
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition from Mikkeller ApS
4.06 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More