gEUS (1350) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, latest batch (with the yellow-orangy labels, clearly a Keith Shore design. Pours opaque intense dark brown with a dark brown amber hue. Tiny to no head, dark beige. Huge yet subtle vanilla nose, coffee grind, intense dark chocolate. Medium to big body, sweet, roast, tad of alcohol in the finish, but very gentle and balanced overall. Impressive roast and burnt caramel in the taste. One of the better versions ever tasted.
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Newest batch. Pour is pitch black with a small but dense tan head. Nose has loads of bourbon notes, sweet vanilla and some booze. Taste is smooth and sweet with vanilla, toffee, cocoa, milk chocolate and some light tar. Not so much coffee as in the original one, still very very good!
stoutnick (682) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inky black pour, staining glass brown. Savoury meaty aroma with mild bourbon smell. Taste is the same with a lovely vanilla sweetness. High level cocoa dark chocolate, mild coffee. Nice stuff but not worth the insane price.
aleigator (365) - GERMANY - DEC 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a jet black color, with a decent, copper brown head, which disappears quickly, leaving back only the thinnest lacing at the side of the glass.
Huge bourbon character qualities develop from the glass, with wood, earth and a sharp alcoholic sting accompanied by lots of unsweetened chocolate. This gets attended by only hints of bitter coffee, which transforms into a creamy, bitter-chocolate impression with a toffeeish alcohol bite to it.
Incredible smooth, creamy beginning with rich milk chocolate among earthy, slightly honeyed malts. Bourbon comes up from the back of the palate, joined by semi-dry, slightly bitter coffee beans, complementing amazingly well the already established chocolate creaminess. The bourbon qualities get highlighted by molasses, acting as a well fitting counterpart to the sharp, alcoholic note, maintaining an enjoyable balance. Then the coffee unleashes its bitterness, taming both, sweeter and boozy flavors, putting back the palate into the initial direction of this brew. Calmed coffee bitterness and again, milk chocolate become recognizable during the finish, now accompanied by a more accentuated, toffeeish maltiness. Wow, this is by far the most complex of the Mikkeller Weasel brews I’ve had, and it is extremely careful and well executed. Full-bodied, incredible smooth, forming almost a flavor circle on the palate while drinking, it finishes the way it started, convincing.
RexTalionis (2948) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours near black in color with a nice tan head. Mmm, awesome. There’s some roasted coffee, darker chocolate, burnt and wet wooden notes with hints of salty and lushy licorice in aroma. Later on the vanilla and oak mixed with smooth spicyness takes over. Nice. Cocoa powder, chocolatecake and lots of coffee mixed with vanilla and smooth oak in taste. Bitter and slightly dry mouthfeel. There’s also some strong notes of roasted malts and slightly burnt wood mixed with earthy herbs in aftertaste. Yet this one feels quite smooth on the whole and there’s a soothing warm vinous effect in the end.
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Black colour with dense, brown head. Roasted, malty nose with black coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, oak wood, liquorice and a touch of bourbon. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong black coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak wood, bourbon, hints of rum, liquorice, dark fruit and a generous coffee bitterness in a sweet, vinous finish with a fair amount of bourbon shining through. Full body, fairly sweet. Subtle is not really the word, it’s quite powerful and very tasty. Lovely beer!
Klimaet (472) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, slight coconutty aromas, licorice, some coffee and chocolate with some toffee. Taste is stronger roast, lots of bourbon, coffee beans, toffee, vanilla, oaky notes, sweet dark fruits. God damn!
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Should have rated this bastard a while ago. Pours like motor oil with a dark khaki head. Big aroma of milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, salted chocolate, espresso and maybe a touch of dark fruit. Rich, creamy chocolate mixed in with dry cacao, an oaky warmth and some spicy vanilla are super chewy on the palate, very velvety and heavy. Lingering boozy warmth with oak, raisin and some bitter choc. Another world class brew from mr Mikkeller.
esp0r (2176) - NORWAY - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Simonsen
Pours jet black with a thin tanned head. Smell of bourbon, vanilla, booze and dark malts. Medium sweet, more bourbon and vanilla, boozes, dark malts and roast.......but where is the koppi lowak coffee? Moderate bitter finish. This is a good beer, but sadly the coffee flavors from the original is just a fade of what it can be. The originial is much better i’m afraid. The bourbon just don’t bring enough magic to this beer
FknClownshoes (26) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like a long black coffee with a small head resembling coffee crema.
Smells like robusta coffee, spice and bourbon/oak.
Tastes like kopi luwak (Indonesian/Sabah coffee) and chocolate, with a medium sweetness and molasses taste balanced out by the alcoholic linger of the bourbon which is present, but not dominant.
The syrupy mouth-feel is balanced nicely by the spiciness from the bourbon and the toffee type characteristics of the coffee.
Stand out brew this one; it is highly recommended for lovers of good coffee, bourbon and most importantly great beer.