Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition | Mikkeller ApS

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac EditionBeer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition
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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

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Added by bark on 09-28-2011

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Midnight black body sporting a light brown, 1 ½ finger head. Bitter chocolate, cocoa, hints of cherries, dates, and figs plus a trace of vanilla form the bulk of the aroma. Flavors mirror most of the scents with an added presence of prominent boozy notes and cognac barrel tones. Smooth and creamy body, heavy and semi-sweet.

Big, bold and bodacious! Very well balanced and sporting quite the smorgasbord of intriguing flavors. The deepness and richness of flavor and feel does an exceptional job of integrating the high ABV. One hell of a palate pleasing imperial stout.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a goblet at The Avenue Pub in New Orleans. No freshness date.

A- Pours a jet black color with barely any head. Once swirled, there's some dark brown foam that leaves specs of lacing on the glass.

S- Quite boozy aroma of char, molasses and brown sugar with some brandy-esque qualities. Very sweet and very fumey.

T- Very smooth flavor of chocolate and dark roast coffee with much less booze showing than in the aroma. There's a bit of the cognac coming through which creates a nice woody taste. So easy to drink it's incredible.

M- Thick and chewy with low carbonation and a heavy body. There's also a decent amount of bitterness from the char and hops.

O- Magnificent in almost every way. Quite steep at $18 for a 8.5 oz bottle but you pay a premium price for premium products.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Dark, almost black, brown with not much of a head but more chocolate milk bubbles that sit on the sides of the glass. The beer seems on the thinner side.

S - Chocolate, light coffee, caramel, some Cognac sweetness and oak. Big fudge notes near the end that combine with a slight oak presence from the barrel

T - Booziness and alcohol hit up front with anise and dark coffee. As it goes on, the coffee continues to become stronger. Near the finish the booze and oak come through. The booze is really strong and gives the beer a strong kick. There is not much cognac barrel flavor that you get as much as a strong, astringent alcohol presence. Finish is lots of roasted bitter coffee, prunes, and fudge

M - Medium body that is a bit on the thinner side. Lots of alcohol and bite from the booziness in it that makes the finish really astringent.

O - Overall, this is really a disappointment. The base beer can't keep up with the barrel and the booze really takes over. It just doesn't have the nice cognac barrel presence I like in Cognac-aged beers but instead it just tastes like the beer picked up cheap, alcohol laden booze to it. It does have a lot of roasted coffee, fudge and dark fruits flavors. Overall, I prefer this without the cognac as it seems to throw off the regular weasel.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Cognac Edition from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 86.1% out of 100 with 274 ratings
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