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 flexabull
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of cfh64, thanks again!

Shared with my younger brother on Christmas day.

Pours like motor oil, pitch black, with a small light brown head.

Aromas are very coffee forward. Very dark coffee, like espresso, with some general earthiness from some hops and maybe the peppers too.

Taste is also super coffee forward. Almost tastes like someone poured a shot of espresso into a pint of imperial stout. Some dark chocolate, and bitter earthiness on the finish as well. Not sure I taste peppers here though.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. I like it.

Overall a very nice coffee beer. I just wished I could have noticed the chipotle more.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Capped 750ml split 4 ways into pint glasses - bottle courtesy of BeerHunter76.

A: Its a stout - pours opaque and viscous and sits in the glass a nice black color with a good finger of brown head and some lacing.

S: Upfront, big chocolate notes...hints of peppery spice and smoke...big roasted malt character and nice moderately astringent coffee woven throughout.

T: Follows the nose, fairly balanced within itself...chocolate, roast, coffee, bitterness, suggestions of peppers and smoked malt. Very complimentary.

MF: Full bodied with a slight viscous or even oily sensation that isn't distracting. Sticky dry hint of alcohol.

O: Pretty nice use of peppers, they are definitely present but not distracting at all. Coffee notes are nice. Overall the flavors are complimentary.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of elNopalero
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I’ve been saving this one for review #700!

It’s one of those bottles that’s all-too-tasty and has a ton of good memories associated with it.
This pours pitch black with no/low foam. It’s coffee forward, with a strong (weasel poo) coffee aroma. Sharp and acidic, with an intense roasty flavor undercut by the coffee. Similar body to the Whiskey Rodeo. Intense is the key word here—even with some time to mellow out the Vietnamese coffee comes across in its aroma and flavor in a way that’s rewarding but will be off-putting to those who have no interest in either coffee or beers. (Or beer + coffee combinations.) For a 10%+ ABV beer this hides it well.

Can’t wait to saddle up for another go.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with light tan head that is almost non-existent. Rough pour results in only minimal bubbles. Fair lacing.

Smell is heavy with coffee, toated oats and malt, ripe cherries, vanilla, oak and chocolate.

Taste is charred oak, chocolate, coffee. Lots of burnt malts. Bitterness lingers on the palate. Ash-like character lingers as well.

Mouthfeel is slick and oily. Full-bodied. Minimal carbonation.

Overall this was good. A little heavy on the charred character. Alcohol well hidden for me.

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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brought back to CT by my buddy Jay in Austin Texas, keeping it weird!

A: Pours a viscous thick black with a rich mocha lacing around the edges after the head settled. The ring looks like mini oil bubbles that form after draining your car oil into a pan.

S: Aroma of mochachino espresso roast coffee with sweet malt and a roasted presence.

T: Wow, very sweet and rich. Comparable to a coffee stout ice cream chocolate topping. The coffee flavors are really great, probably some of the best that I have had in an imperial stout, which based on the hype of weasel poop coffee, I have to say this has actually lived up to my expectations. Not sure if I will be buying weasel poop coffee anytime soon, but it is definitely tasty in an imperial stout. Slightly vegetal at the end, but there is a nice kick from the chili peppers that stings the tongue and is warming.

M: Thick viscous with minimal carbonation. Oil can consistency similar to Ten Fidy.

O: Definitely worth a try. This is my first Jester King beer and I look forward to trying more in the future.

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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