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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: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.

badgerben's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4559) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Brewed 090309, Tasted 1/13/13. Courtesy of Skyview. Black color with a small head. Smoky and medicinal aroma with noticeable peat character. Just a massive peat reak flavor. Fairly salty and medicinal. Moderately malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergaard (169) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2015
Pitch black, nice tanned head. Aroma is peaty, smokey, dark and sweet chocolate, coffee, some dried fruit. Taste is quite sweet but with in-your-face notes of smoke, peat, coffee, burn wood. Such a great beer - especialy if you like islay whisky already.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3979) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2015
330 ml. bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and smoke. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke, and whiskey. Interesting variant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1930) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Thick black with a small light brown head. Wood, ink, light peat in the nose. The flavour is dominated by peated smoke, some wood, earth, dark chocolate, salty licorice. Full body, heavy sweet and bitter, soft carbonation. Good, but very dominated by the barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6217) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks good; a slightly translucent dark cola with thin beige head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells good too; a nice balance of dark malt, chocolate, oak, and mild peat. Tastes like it smells, but peatier, with a medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable, but peatier than I prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11460) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Keg at BD Camden, 21/03/15. Pitch black with a decent amount of tan swirl that assumes the shape of a pelican! Nose is light peated tones, treacle toffee, charr, dark fruit rinds, vanilla, bitter chocolate. Taste comprises peated malts, dark chocoalte, smoke, wooded rinse, TCP but not too overbearing, spice, tar, herbal notes, liquorice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in a peated smokey close. Decent enough peated BA offering, not too intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13236) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Keg at BD Camden - London. Pours oily black-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has restrained peat, chocolate, subtle dark fruits. Medium to big sweet acor, some tar, sticky peat, bitter chocolate, burnt wood, moss, earth. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, some sticky burnt sugars, more peat, toasted moss, dark sugars, figs. Good peat expression. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
24th September 2009
Opaque black beer, thick chocolate brown head. Smoky woody nose. Smooth soft palate. Rich stout with in yer face smoky whisky. On the back end there are touches of chocolate, hops and creamy malt. The base beer is a fine beer but this barrel treatment kinda drowns it. Interesting though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bjorninn (42) - - MAR 6, 2015
Af krana á Mikk&FrRvk. Viskíið er frekar yfirgnæfandi, suðar nánast niður skvaldrið í gestunum, sem eru eins margir og komast fyrir. En jeminn, þetta er minn tebolli. Með bjór í.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1590) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Darkest brown, sift of brown film and decent ringed filmy head. Hot smoky, sticky plaster and twisted dates for nose. Initial taste is lean stewed berry and earthy bark before a sweet but soft iodine buzz. Firmer viscosity than the others and a sweeter, grittier finish and lean TCP linger.

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