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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Calvados Edition | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Calvados EditionBeer Geek Brunch Weasel - Calvados Edition

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ZombiesAteMyDog on 04-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8.5oz, 2012
The Bruery tulip

A: Pitch black color. Thin layer of medium tan color. Big bubbled head. Dark lacing.

S: Sweetness on the nose. Booze heat. Light roast. Dark bitter chocolate.

T: Bitter dark chocolate on the tip if the tongue. Sweetness from the barrel and booze. Finish is long and rich. Dessert sweetness.

M: Full bodied. Mouth coating.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another great beer from Mikkeller, although I'm not sure that the Calvados really enhances the beer, in fact it might dry it out a bit too much, and there is also a slight hint of sourness (not spoiled tasting) that seems a bit out of place. I say all that being a big fan of Calvados in general. There is a light Calvados flavor, but only right at the end- you get more generic brandy notes until then. When you do get it, there is a touch of heat from the brandy and an apple spirit note. Other than that, you have the standard mellow coffee note, and a smooth roastiness. Definitely not creamy- this is coffee black, not with cream and sugar- but with a shot of brandy added. Very dry, but also very flavorful.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No idea when this was brewed, picked up the bottle at the local bottle shop. The label was in such good shape, it looked as if the bottle had been dragged behind a car on pavement for a mile or so.

Appearance: Opaque with a small, tan head. Yup, looks like a 2x Stout.

Smell: Rich chocolate, vanilla, coconut, wet cardboard(perhaps a bit oxidized). There's some underlying element from the Calvados barrel, yet I can't say I smell any apple brandy.

Taste: Bitterness from the coffee blends well with the chocolate up front. Towards the middle and into the end, you get hit with the Brandy barrel character. The finish is all barrel and coffee bitteress, with the chocolate bowing out just beforehand.

There's some heat on the back end, though I don't believe many would guess that it's about 11% blind, as it drinks smoothly.

Good carbonation with lots of little bubbles is present as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied for a 2x.

Overall: A big beer that drinks smoothly with a unique makeup, and comes out of the woods being very drinkable; can't complain.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Calvados Edition from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 208 ratings
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