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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: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2009
Tasted 2009-12-26. Pours pitch black with a grey/brown head. Aroma is smokey, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is EXPLOSIVE!!! Massive stout. Alcohol (but not too much), smoke (but not too much), liquorice, whiskey, coffee(!!!), dark fruits... every sip brings another powerfull impression. I wouldn’t dream of serving this to a rookie beer geek, but if one can drink it, one likes. ;-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21061) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2009
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Quite much pitch black colour with mediumsized yellowish brown head. This one has rather much left of the original beer with the Islay notes not coming in all too dominating, although they are strong. This one has aged very nicely in the barrells

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2009
It’s pitch black with a dark brown, creamy head. The aroma has strong notes of peat but also earth, ashes, smoke, chalk, whisky and chocolate. The mouthfeel is oily. The flavor has a light sweetness and notes of peat, smoke, wood, ashes, chalk, light coffee and chocolate and the finish is dry and chalky and ashy. IMO it’s a pity to put the nice Beer Geek Brunch Weasel in an Islay barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gr0ve (2161) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2009
500 ml bottle. Black and does not let much light through. Medium-sized beige head that clings to the glass. Wooden aromas with notes of oak, alcohol and vanilla. Roasted malts and a texture that is rich and very smooth. Velvety. Peaty smoke. Strong Islay character come through towards the end. Characterful, but rich and balanced. A very nice beer. Especially if you do like Islay whiskys. Sharp flavours linger towards the end. Marvelous beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2009
Tasted at the first, great, Borefts Beer Festival 2009 @ De Molen. Black colored brew. Very heavy whiskey aroma. Flavor is peated malts, whiskey, coffee. Too heave on the whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2009
Enjoyed with breakfast@RBNAG2009, Vatlandsvåg. Dark brown to black in color, with a yellow-brown cream head. Intense aroma of peat, wood, leather and whisky. Full malty, sweet and sour, with a bold bitterness. Predominant wooden whisky flavor. Notes of tar, salty licorice and charcoal. Warming alcohol throughout. Unbalanced and agressive, yet a great experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapez (1528) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle. Rich aroma of tar, smoke and burned coffee. Very dark brown colour with brown head. Interesting flavour with a mixture of liquorice, coffee, tar and lots of smoke and wood. Soft mouthfeel, but ends up dry and bitter from the hops. A wood- and whiskeylike aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20166) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2009
Bottled at Örebro Öl- och Whiskeyfestival. Completely black, rich brown head. Sweet and full bodied with lots of licorice and peat. Bold, but not assaulting. Hugely malty, lots of coffee, lot of whixky. Salty peaty bitterness. Ramps up things perhaps one step too far, but manages to stay on track.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6282) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle at home - fell off a truck or something. Black beer, dark brown head, probably the darkest head I’ve seen! Strong smoke and peat aroma, BrewDog Paradox Smokehead comes to mind. The beer base is robust, but the finer aspects of the weasel intestines are perhaps wasted here. A velvety background for a frontal attack of smoke, peat and engine oil. Long smoky tail. Magnificent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjs (4869) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2009
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki) Poured black with small brown head. Aroma contained smoke, tar, peat and whisky. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Tasted of smoke, peat, roastedness, coffee, whisky and bitterness. Whisky, smoke and roastedness in aftertaste. I think this is an really excellent combination. Islay whisky characters are clearly present but it still feels that you are drinking beer and not whisky.

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