Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel matured in a bourbon cask/barrel. Previous versions at 12.7 ABV

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3674) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (3201) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1922) - Tuusula, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black, with a creamy brown head receding to a small cap. Aroma is dark roasted malts, with coffee, cocoa and oak barrels, as well as notes of heather, honey and only slight whiffs of bourbon. Full body with creamy texture, and very soft to no carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with coffee, cocoa, burned wood and bourbon, as well as leather, liquorice and heather notes. Lingering sweet malty notes of vanilla, tobacco and wooden barrels in the finish. A massive and complex, yet subdued and very balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2015
Pitch black with a small brown head. The head lasts. The aroma is typical to BA Brunch Weasel series : black chocolate, coffee, tobacco, lots of vanilla and pronounced barrel aging. This one is less sweet then Slyrs version. It has also longer and more roasty aftertaste. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Delicious brew overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle @ THLBBT May. Pours a pitch black beer with small beige head on top. Aroma of bourbon and caramel, touch of oak and vanilla. Flavor is very sweet, sugary with loads of boozy notes that come from the bourbon. Big, alcoholic sweetness, loads of complex woody flavors, good note of coffee and loads to explore in this beer. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a ring brown head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, cacao and light roast. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a moderate thick chewy mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2351) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Black with a medium sized dark brown head. Nose is all bourbon; coconut, vanilla, white chocolate. Same goes for the flavour, heavy bourbon, white wood, light earth, glue. Medium/full body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation, somewhat sticky and boozy. Fine, but a bit one tracked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
Poured deep dark brown, virtually black, with a beige head. Aroma of alcohol soaked berries, roast malt, chocolate. Full body, flavour as the aroma, fudge, light liquorice, quite oily. Lingering, satisfying booziness.

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