Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This variation on an imperial oatmeal stout, brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller, contains a healthy dose of authentic Kopi Luwak coffee (a.k.a. “weasel coffee”), along with other Vietnamese coffees, ground chipotle pepper. and a touch of smoked malt.

Added by ZombiesAteMyDog on 08-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
218
Reviews:
39
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
54
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of stakem
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks are owed to both BA's canadianghetto and mhenson42 for hooking me up with bottles of this. 750ml poured into a Mikkeller teku and tasted along side the other 2 rodeo versions.

Thw brew appears an inky oil black. A rough pour from 2 feet above, directly down the middle of the glass hardly yields a couple big bubbles. The bubbles fade and hang in a thin pattern around the edge of the glass. Some faint brown clarity is noted around the edges with spotty lace sticking to the glass. A violent swirl doesnt do much.

The aroma is all about the kopi coffee. It is earthy and roasty with a fresh coffee scent and minor suggestions of citrus. Chocolate, tobacco and leather mingle in with the coffee quality. It doesnt matter how warm this brew gets or how much it is swirled, the nose is all about the coffee. A bit of alcohol emerges as it warms and once it goes beyond ideal temperature, it has a light smoked aspect.

The taste is roasty with citrus and earthy coffee flavoring. Tobacco and leather blend very well into the earthen coffee character. There is a mild peppery touch mid-palate that blends into something almost like cinnamon and bitter cocoa. There is a long lingering aftertaste of bitter baker's chocolate and a spice that is not really derived from either the alcohol or the peppers on their own but maybe a combo of both?

This is a medium bodied brew with an insignificant amount of carbonation. A little bit of carbonation would have went a really long way here to help move the flavors across the tongue and uplift everything about this brew. It was a bit lackluster and watery in feel without the carbonation but still retained enough positive quality that it was my favorite of the 3 rodeo brews.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a very thick black pour with a slight amount of bubbles - no head, looks like there's no sign of carbonation at all.
the smell is a strong bold roast, dark chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, dates, fig. the flavor is just as bold as the aroma, however there is a bit of a peppery kick (very subtle) in the finish. a delicious coffee roasty bitterness overall, with hints of chocolate and a boozy bite.
the beer itself is completely flat, which i'm not sure is an aging problem since i've aged beers way longer and they stayed pretty well carbonated. a thick, mouth coating feel aside from that.

i feel like if this beer was a slight bit carbonated, it would have made a world of difference. the flavor and aroma are excellent. it would just be a lot better with some fizzyness.

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Photo of GregSVT
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours dark as night with a small dark brown head that fades to a ring and doesn't really leave much lacing on the glass. I love super dark stouts and this one is dark.

S: The nose starts with a huge blast of coffee and peppers then settles into a deeply roasted malt and smokey/bbq aroma. As it sits the smoke really comes forward until you swirl the glass and then you get the coffee and peppers again. There's also a slight touch of vanilla in there presumably from the Kopi Luwak.

T: The taste starts with a buttery flavor I can't quite place that slowly changes to dark roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. There is a bit of pepper on the back of the tongue but it's no where near as prevalent as I thought it would be...as it warms it does become a bit more spicy but nothing crazy. The coffee also isn't as strong as I was hoping for. It's still tasty but could use a bit more of the additional ingredients to give it that extra punch.

M: The feel is thick and buttery with a touch of carbonation. It could use a bit more in the way of bubbles but it's not bad for the style.

O: I was hoping for more coffee and pepper out of this one but it seems to be more roasted malt and chocolate. It definitely has that Mikkeller stout taste but a definite Black Metal taste as well.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very dark brown color with a small brown head. The aroma has a lot of coffee in it as well as some roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is similar. The coffee really stands out, along with some heat and spice from the chipotle peppers. I also get some earthy notes as well as some chocolate and roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice beer, glad I got to try it.

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Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
4.02 out of 5 based on 218 ratings.
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