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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by biboergosum on 02-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by danieelol:
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an injurious black with nice tanned head and spotty lacing.

Nose is standard roast malt. A note of salami or charcuterie- a smoky, fatty note. A note of stewed lollies and blackcurrant leaves.

Taste definitely has a smoky note, and a bit more blackcurrant. Transitions into a far roastier quality, and the coffee I've been waiting for. I do sense some sweetness coming at the end-palate but then it gets utterly subsumed by roast, coffee, and subtle smokiness.

Mouthfeel is a big roasty fiesta. Medium-high bodied and I think the strong roast and a bit of smoke makes it seem more substantial.

Real solid Civet Stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of biboergosum
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12oz snifter at the Underground. This is apparently the existant Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, but now brewed at a different location, namely the Fanø Bryghus in Denmark.

This beer appears a solid black abyss, with no discernible highlights, and one finger of tightly foamy, creamy chocolate milk head, which leaves some mountain top glacier/snowcap lace around the glass as it evenly bleeds away.

It smells of lightly roasted chocolate malt, earthy, bitter coffee, wet ash, and a creamy graininess. The taste is strong and yet silky caramel chocolate malt, cafe au lait, toffee suckers, somewhat bitter coffee grounds, more sodden, smokey ash, a touch of indistinct citrus fruitiness, and a softly metallic flintiness.

The carbonation is rather laid back, the body pretty much full in weight, solid, dense, mildly unctuous, and exceedingly smooth. It finishes on the sweet side - lilting chocolate-laced coffee, middling orchard fruit, and toffee pudding well overshadowing the mildly ashy, earthy hops.

A splendid imperial stout, maybe more old-world in style than what I've listed it as here. Anyways, the shift in production origins are duly reflected, as the hops seem so much more serene and integrated. Other than that, this is still one mother of an easy drinking/sipping affair, the 22-proof booze nowhere to be seen, and full, rounded flavour beckoning beyond.

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Photo of Faroveryonder
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Harrison8
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with finger of khaki head. Head retention fizzes up slowly, and only retains for a brief period of time. No lacing left behind. Aroma is dark roasted, and toasted malts up front. A little coffee bitterness sneaks in among the malts. Dark chocolate and molasses give it a little extra dimension. Flavor profile is dark chocolate, molasses, toast, with bitter, but smooth coffee at the back. Roasted malts give it a bitter taste throughout. Coffee is medium in roast with a little acidity. The 11% ABV is hidden well. Mouth feel is a slightly fizzy velvety feel, with a medium thickness. Overall, kopi luwak coffee is present, but plays second fiddle to the base malts. What coffee is there is bitter and acidic. Otherwise, it's a good basic stout with a dash of coffee.

Served in a 12oz snifter from an 11.2oz bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stepping out of retirement, the Kopi Luwak infused Imperial Stout hits the market with a ton of aggression. Its high roast, complex fruit and alcohol, and dryly sweet taste batters the taste buds with its smoldering brunt. This is one angry beer!

Seriously black, the stout pours like ink into the glass. Complete opaqueness ensues as the beer's body takes on an onyx-like sheen. Its mocha-stained mousse rises from the depths of the beer and constructs a tall column of arid honeycomb structure. Long in its retention and sticky with decorative lace- its a strong and sturdy appearance.

The nose is a culmination of all-things-burnt. Smoky cocoa, espresso, roasted walnuts and burnt toast decorate a deeper sweetness of over-cooked molasses and burnt marshmallows. Warming up, a hearty licorice aroma emerges, and then the unmistakable scent of cognac spice as that first reluctant sip ensues.

Hearty molasses sweetness takes on roasted bitterness of burnt toast, over-roasted coffee, cocoa powder, campfire and light ash as even its sweetness seems burnt. Nutty, woody and milky- the beer's supporting malt character is dry front to back. Threads of fruit come out to play with notions of black jelly bean, aniseed and grape seed as a finish of smoldering embers, peppercorn, and cognac is spicy and reinforcing dry.

Its full bodied is kept from cloying by its own roast-derived bitterness, powder texture and roasted astringency. As the carbonation dissolves, it takes with it any underlying sweetness, allowing an aura of campfire to float above the tongue. Its spicy and semi-hot finish is aggressive and forces a sipping type of session rather than a drinkable one.

Though the stout is somewhat of a bully to the palate, there's a high level of quality here that just pushes the unrefined edges of roast upward and onward. However a mundane sense occurs because it seems that all of Mikkeller's stouts all taste the same despite their new branding.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a jet black with a creamy tan head.

S: Strong aromas of kopi luwak, burnt toast, roasted grain, figs, dates, woodsmoke, leather, plums, dark chocolate, black currants, black cherries, herbs, and lemon rind assault the nose.

T: Notes of woodsmoke, leather, burnt toast, roasted grain, kopi luwak, dark chocolate, herbs, cedar, lemon rind, raisins, plums, dates, figs, dried blueberries, black cherry, and black currant throttle the palate. The finish is intense and warming with an incredible melange of dried fruit, lemon rind, cedar, dark chocolate, leather, and kopi luwak chased by cleansing, fiery, peppery alcohol.

M: Full in body with an underlying silkiness that imparts a certain degree of softness and smoothness in the mouth. The carbonation is prickly and firm. Alcohol presence is pronounced, hitting hard once it makes its presence known. Overall, this is a very heavy, very filling ale that must be sipped very slowly.

O: A very nice American-style double/imperial stout and probably the most unique coffee stout Mikkeller has produced to this point. I would recommend this ale to fans of big stouts and kopi luwak alike.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served alongside a new bottle of Beer Geek Brunch Weasel and a Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch (Barrel Aged).

The beer is black and viscous with a thin layer of beige head, resembling crèma. Rich, roasted malt. Distinctly Danish from the aroma alone. Coffee notes and a touch of char. Thick on the palate with luscious coffee and dark chocolates. Silky smooth on the palate. An elegant beer. Easily the best of the three versions. I'm not sure why this tasted markedly better than the standard Weasel, as I don't know of any specific differences between the two beers. However, this was up a notch from the standard Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. Delicious.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer has the same great look as other mikkeller stouts: jet black body, tight-packed and foamy tan head that laces, little visible carbonation, and negligible sediment. The nose is caramel and fruit followed by some roasted coffee. I struggle to find an appreciable aroma from the coffee - mainly just getting the beer's sweetness. The taste has an unexpected and chomping, bitter bite, presumably from the coffee and hops, but still has relatively little coffee flavor, except for a lingering coffee aftertaste. The beer's full bodied, chewy sweetness works well along side the potent bitterness and burning alcohol. The carbonation helps carry these heavy flavors well, but it's still rather syrupy. This is a big beer, small sips go a long way, but I think that it's lacks the coffee flavor/aroma I was expecting.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Cù’t Cà Phê Bia from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 22 ratings