Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo | Jester King Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
218 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel RodeoJester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo
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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of rudzud
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared by JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with no head or lacing, nice legs though.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, chocolate, faint coffee. Not add much luwak as I had hoped.

T - Taste is lightly malty sweet, dark chocolate, older sweet coffee. It's not bad but not really coffee enough. Faint vanilla bits as well.

M - Mouthfeel is light and lowly carbonated, not much ABV though all things considered.

O - Overall I was pretty sure I'd already had this and reviewed it but oh well, I remember this being much better. Hmm.

 563 characters

Photo of jasonycurtis
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of drlovemd87
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Texas_Speed
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Strelnikov
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of frogfan
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jl28r1
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of hornsup
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Compton25
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of bsinger45
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

not sure what else you could really do to make this beer better, its near perfect, although I haven't had the whiskey version, so I may someday stand corrected. this pours an inky dark color, not quite black, with dark brown bubbles along the edges of the glass and not much else for head. the nose is real complex, smoked malt, or maybe just smoke from the peppers, hot pepper, black coffee, and raw dark chocolate. its a grand symphony in the nose really. the flavor is equally vibrant and orchestral. it starts with the coffee and the smoke, a nice and new combination, then the chipotles come in, not super spicy, but very flavorful. like Mexican hot chocolate, it leaves a mild warmth in my throat that is cured only by the sweetness in the finish. bitter cocoa and nearly burnt malts weave in and out as well, there is just so much going on here. the body is impossibly full, with very little carbonation. its a bottle to share for sure, although definitely tasty enough to consume alone. im amazed how well hidden the alcohol is, and how nice the peppers fit in. the finish is probably the most bizarre part of this, it taste like the end of a cigar, when your mouth is all coated from the smoke, and it almost hurts. its got that same deep set flavor penetration and smoke property. ive never experience anything like it in a beer before. some say I am too in love with mikkeller to objectively review the beers, but this is living proof that im not crazy. this beer is world class.

 1,490 characters

Photo of 4amepiphany
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle in line at DLD '13. Thank you, kind sir for being so generous.

Very impressed, roasty aroma, oily and dark, full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Couldn't stop sipping this. That's all I have to say. Find this, and drink it. Share it. Enjoy it.

 260 characters

Photo of tswater
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of dirtylou
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, pfriem chalice

thanks @suncrust

Jet black body - creamy chocolaty head but minimal lace. Aroma is dominated by charred malt and dry cocoa. Finally there is a (another) beer that marries three of my favorite things : beer, coffee and cat shit. I recall liking the Mikkeller version of this a bit more - you can definitely pick up the chipotle in the finish which is a nice touch, but this is far from exceptional as it relates to integrating coffee into a stout. Bitter dry finish, lots of dark fruit and char.

 525 characters

Photo of Magery
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of weeks023
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of brandon911
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this bottle!

I dunno why, but this sounds like a Zappa album to me... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep, brackish black-brown topped by a finger of golden brown foam. The nose comprises rich cocoa, light booze, blackly-roasted malts, char, and dry, fruity coffee. It's everything a smoked coffee stout oughta be, though the slight absence of pepper character is somewhat disappointing, even if only minorly so. The taste rectifies this, reprising all of the elements of the smell and including a generous amount of pepper, both flesh and a mild bit of heat, for our collective tasting pleasure. The body is a solid medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a lightly chewy feel. Overall, a damn fine imperial stout, one whose various components somehow find a way to cooperate and not bicker and clash at all hours of the night. I need to get more of this...

 930 characters

Photo of Pesci
2/5  rDev -50.2%

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

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

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

    Subscribe