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Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Islay Edition)

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
94
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2368) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of peats, smoke, whisky barrel - like sniffing a Lagavulin. There's light coffee and chocolate there as well but the nose is completely dominated by islay whisky. Taste is initial sweet with muscovado and chocolate before the peats kick in again to dominate throught the finish. Almost overbearing. Very alcohol warming. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is light peat smoke, chocolate, light coffee, taste is dry, peaty, sweet chocolate, bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (885) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 4, 2015
Been there and done that with Islay whiskeys, so peaty character in this one wasnt nothing extraordinary, thou very pleasant and interesting. Roasted malts, peat, some smoked qualities, some coffee, lovely choco, licorice. Light carbonation highlights sweetness, thou theres moderate roasted bitterness as well. Lovely and interesting brew, but one timer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2009
(Bottled) Almost black with a small, tanned head. Strongly peaty, even stingy, woody and slightly smoky aroma with very little of the original beer present. Flavor is also more like whiskey than beer, with very strong peaty-tannic bitterness. Medium to full body with low carbonation. The peatiness is too intrusive for my taste in this one. Better than whiskey, but clearly less enjoyable (for me) than the original Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - or even the Highland edition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
deflagro (106) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black liquid with a brown, thick head. Aroma is incredibly intense and very dominated by the Islay whisky barrels. Notes of wood, tar, peat, smoke and some liquorice. Taste is also dominated by the barrels, with lots of burnt peat, tar and wood. Some alcohol, coffee and roasted malt in the aftertaste. Actually a very unbalanced beer. Interesting and rather good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Taste at PilsnerPeter’s 2nd Annual Gathering
Dark brown pour, thin wispy white head. Nose of rubber cement, plum, smoke, and faint peat. Flavor is heavy iodine and light chocolate, some warmth coming in the peaty finish. Body is quite thin, and with warmth, the booze comes on strong. I love Islay stuff, but this was too much barrel and not enough base.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
Bottle at a tasting thanks to Sylvain.
Appearance : Pitch black with a small brown head.
Aroma : Very very rich. Very peaty and smokey. A bit mineral. Big barrel presence.
Taste : Very peaty and rather smokey. Lots of roasted malts. Notes of chocolate. SOme bitterness and alcohol. Finish very woody.
Overall : Very intense brew. Very rich. A real sipper that needed to be shared because I’m not sure I would have a whole bottle by myself. Maybe a bit too much actually. This is very interesting and tasty but maybe it could be a bit more elegant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6503) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2011
Medium dark brown head. Opaque black body. Smoky whisky and citric hop aroma with earthy roasty chocolate notes. Dry-sweet intensely toffeeish chocolate and smoky whisky taste with earthy alcohol notes. Full-bodied. Mild, soft, round mouthfeel. Dry citric hoppy smoky whisky aftertaste with sooty chocolate and earth notes. Excellent! The prominence of the hops and alcohol are the only real minuses here. (0.5l bottle.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 May 2011, 0,5l bottle (batch #415) sampled @ first ever BBGTC tasting:
Fyldig lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, vått lær, brent torv, mørk sjokolade, kaffi. Fyldig smak med preg av mørkbrent malt, humle, brent tre, lær, kaffi, mørk sjokolade. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1466) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 3, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves virtually no lacing. Aroma and flavour are peat, roasted malt, coffee, a little iodine, and whiskey - with a bitter finish.


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