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Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Islay Edition)

Formerly brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Aged 2½ months in Schotch Islay whiskey barrels
Carbonation level: Medium
Editor’s note: Brewed by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø, Norway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -from bierkompass.de; Birthday gift from my girlfriend.
Batch No. 415. Deep black coloured, medium sized dark brown head, coffee alcoholic nose. Roasted malt, lots of coffee and bitter chocolate with notes of smoke and tar. Alcohol well hidden, some licorice. Long bitter finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3355) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
19-MAR-2010, bottle with Ulkløbben - @home, from "Fish & Beer". Tasted side by side with the "ordinary Weasel". This is a bit too much. Like the barrell is not really integrated. It is too much like whisky topped of with beer - or the other way around? Well, it cannot be hidden that underneath is a fantastic beer, but the end result is really not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JorisPPattyn (8246) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2010
Black beer, with orange sides and deep tan-greige head, creamy. Ultra-deep, wood & turf nose, with black coffee and black chocolate for a decadent Islay coffee. This is superb - sweet, vanilla, black cardamom peel, chocolate, turf, bitterish, earthy, near-dusty, in a balance, seldom achieved. Full bodied - that’s plain tautological - slick, oily, viscous, filthily rich. A new favourite of mine. Despite the already overpowering base, the Islay cask (my favourite spirit, NB) is definitely traceable. Insane - it’s worth all of its breathtaking € 22,- pricetag. Owowowow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1179) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
500ml waxed and capped, thanks Ben. Dark as night black with a thin tan ring of a head. Stout doesn’t really come through, what I get is tons of peaty, salty, oaked and earthy scotch...but works for me. Up front, really full of the peaty islay scotch with at the end some bitter cocoa and coffe notes poking through. Ends up fairly dry and smooth. Good stuff and love the islay flavors, but I think the coffee is lost in there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
500. thanks ben! pours jet black with some dark ruby at the edges and a little loose dark tan head. big seaweedy smoky peaty nose, with some coffee and roast mixed in. creamy thick body with some carb showing. roast, chocolate, coffee, peat, smoke, and seaweed on the mid palate. long salty smokey finish. yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Charred and roasted malts with sea salty, iodiney smoked peat notes. Dark roasted coffee are there as well, salt, and some alcohol notes. Black pour with dark brown rings on edges, tan creamy head. Islay scotch up front, charred malts, peat, sea weed, dark charred roasted coffee. Earthy dry notes, more scotch notes round out finish. Nice carbonation, earthy dry salty notes in finish linger for a long while. Extremely solid, hard to follow when X Calvados came first.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 060310. Black with beige head. Aroma of complex roasted malts. Flavor with coffee, chokolate, malt and both with a balanced touch of peated smoke. Hints of salt. Expensive but a unique experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, whiskey and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, smoke and whiskey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle. Batch #415. Another rarity courtesy CheeseMan. Well, all I can say is that if you don’t like peaty scotch, stay the hell away from this beer. The pour yields a big, thick, virtually black body with a gaunt, swirly, dark brown film at the head. Dense sheeting briefly stains the glass after each sip, but no lacing remains behind. The aroma is based in dark chocolate, but that’s not the star of the show. A huge, smoky, peaty overtone takes that honor. Notes of charred barrel, iodine, briny sea air, and moss all play integral roles, proving surprisingly enticing with the underlying, earthy coffee roast. I could sniff this stuff for hours and never get tired of it. Flavors of anise and licorice join the slightly salty, briny, smoky peat notes in enhancing the choco-coffee notes. The balance between sweet caramel and bittering, earthy roast is spot-on. This stuff is simply delicious. Slightly bigger in stature than medium bodied, the palate shows slick and appropriately low on carbonation, with a slightly drying, lengthy Islay finish. Excellent beer. I was skeptical about how the scotch barrel treatment would work with the coffee, but I was proven wrong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Courtesy Cheeseman. Black pour, thin dark tan head. Strong iodine, peat, and roast on the nose. Taste is peat and slight alcohol with a heavy char finish. Excellent.

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