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Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon Edition)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel matured in a bourbon cask/barrel. Previous versions at 12.7 ABV


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1124) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle shared with Guillaume from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, caramel, coffee, barrel aged. Whiskey finish. Very strong aroma. Taste: not so strong palate. Not so sweet. Caramel notes, and roasted malt. Strong coffee attack and alcohol with barrel aged notes. Notes of bourbon. Sweet finish. Aftertaste: Whiskey taste. Roasted and coffee malt. Caramel and sweet alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
50cl bottle, 2009 12.7%. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is oustanding with bourbon, sweet fruit, dark dried fruits, coffee, chocolate, wood, vanilla and liquorice. Flavour is sweet and light bitter. Full bodied, oily, soft texture - almost flat. Finish is sweet, warming alcohol and surprisingly complex. Considering the age this is a nice surprise!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1332) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Opaque deep brown color, tan head. Sweet, oaky arom with some vanilla. Rich, full flavor with whisky notes and cocoa. Very full body, low carbonation. It feels like I’m drinking a Starbucks chocolate coffee or thick cocoa. Both taste good though, so I’m not complaining!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Dark inky black pour with one finger of tan head. Intense aroma with charred wood, acidic dark grain and coffee, molasses, and booze. Acidic dark grain and char to a fault. Slick and bitter/acidic notes dominate the flavor. Hot and woody.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1112) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 3, 2015
330 ml bottle from Saveur Bière.
Black, oily body, with a small, creamy, coffee colored head.
Aroma of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, coffee, cocoa, wood, liquorice, some tobacco, some alcohol.
Wonderful, balanced, quite dry taste of bourbon, coffee, cocoa, coconut, liquorice, tobacco, booze.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes roasty, dry, quite alcoholic, a bit astringent, with coffee, dry cocoa, liquorice, some tobacco.

Very tasty. The bourbon isn’t too dominant, very well integrated. Quite strong and dry, with wonderful coffee and tobacco notes, but really smooth at the same time. Although I like the regular Brunch Weasel better, this is also delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maximet (143) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
Black black black with a tiny brown ring. Bourbon, vanilla, roasted notes, coffee, ripe dark fruit, hint of alcohol. Sweet brew, little bitterness. Full body, slick with a very soft carbonation. Long dry and very pleasant finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3365) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 Updated, less strong version of Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon edition) with different label, ABV of 10.9%, so I wonder if this version should not deserve its own entry. Extremely dark burgundy colour, not to say pitch black, with a thin but densely structured, moussy, deep beige head retaining well around the edges. The aroma is divine and litterally makes my mouth water in seconds: a ton of mocha ice cream, sweet and perfumey vanilla, rich warm chocolate sauce, sweetish bourbon, cold espresso, bayleaf, hint of candied cherries, wet leather, dried plums, cinnamon, baker’s chocolate, banana liqueur, cloves, cream, noble oak, soy sauce, exotic pepper, expensive Cuban cigars, veal stock. Flabbergastering flavour: there are some candied fruits in the onset, brown candi syrup even, but countered by an immediate, yet ’friendly’ drought, sourish but not too much, very soft carbo resulting in a thick, fat, ’coating’ mouthfeel the way any imperial stout should have, after which I am plunged into an abyss of creaminess, ’chocolateness’ and caramel in its purest, most enticing form, leaving a thick layer of bittersweet maltiness - and an impression of pure and simple awe. Finishes in persisting creamy maltiness, the creamy feeling clearly achieved by the oatmeal, along with a delicate roasted coffee bean bitterness, a deep but noble, peppery hops presence, remaining candi syrup sweetness which somehow manages to avoid cloyingness, and of course the expected drying wood tannins as well as bourbon-like alcohol; both remain noble and restrained, rounding off the finish in the most gentle, aristocratic way. A creamy, oily coating sticks to the mouth cavity after swallowing. This is an imperial stout the way I like them most: every component is in perfect balance with the overall flavour profile, thus forming a dense, coherent whole. There is no sticky sugariness after swallowing, the added bourbon does not result in astringent alcohol, there are no shoe polish, varnish, glue or otherwise ’chemical’ components in the aroma and there is enough drought to perfectly balance the big, creamy malt sweetness. Undoubtedly a world class masterpiece, not even exagerratedly expensive considering its quality, at least in comparison with some of the over-hyped American examples of the style. Truly majestic and certainly among the best barrel-aged stouts I had so far.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14137) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily, soft and smooth. 180615

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2961) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Black oily pour, small brown head. Great aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak and cream. Taste is full and rich, with lots of bourbon vanilla, coffee, milk chocolate and a nice earthy note. Awesome beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1805) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle at mikkeller and friends, cph. Black color, brown head. Beautiful aroma has barrels, bourbon, coffee and lot of chocolate. Wonderful coffee taste, bourbon, barrels, chocolate.


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