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Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Islay Edition)

 (RETIRED)
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100
93
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


badgerben's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4385) - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (258) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
2009 bottle (0,5 L)! Pours lovely grown-up black with a thick, dark fluffy head. The aroma first of all has an incredible round smoke to it. Deep, roasted malty notes, coffee, slight salt and massive licorice. Wow! Taste is much more smoked than expected! Not over the top by any means, but a strong, round, smoke with caramel-vanilla on the flippin BBQ.. Ends off with with some dark, bitter coffee notes. Very full bodied and round body. A rare case of extremely well incorporated smoke! i might be wrong, but i think it owe some of its balance to the 5 years of aging.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1091) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Black pour. No head really. No lacing. Aroma of Scotch and chocolate with malt notes and dark fruit. Taste is a Scotch forward, smoky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2443) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottled. Pours opaque with a small, tan head. leaving a good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, tar, licorice notes and peat. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol notes. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A great impy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Papsø: Brewed 2009: Batch 415: Served in a Chouffe glass: Pitch black pour. Medium to smaller sized brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer. Aroma is a great and complex mix of roast, wood roast, malt roast, coffee, earth, peat, some liquorice, some peach, apple and flowers, tar, toffee, mocha, brown sugars, plums, prunes, tobacco and spices. Flavours of earth, coffee roast, wood roast, chalk, tar, spices, bitters, coal, coffee, peat, brown sugars, tobacco, some hints of dried prunes, dried plums, dried figs, hints mocha and toffee. Overall datk roasty, coffee, peat, earth... Awesomely balanced! Yum! Aftertaste is roasty with bitters, spices, earth, some oatmeal and coffee, malt roast, chalk and coal. Low carbo, oily spicy silky mouthfeel, full (!) body and an oily texture. Awesome beer! Just briliant!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (6435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2013
Thanks to Henrik. Black coloured, has a little light brown head. Aroma of alcohol and malts and light peated smoke. Flavor is heavy complex, starts sweet, some malty-peated notes, not medicine but something like it, bitter laqurice, light warming alcohol. Coffee? Perhaps. Creamy, dry texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (4520) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2013
bread, cereal, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, oily feel, lively, soft carbonation, bitter, long light burnt finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and powerfull smokey aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull smoked islay flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Huge brown head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, peat, tar, wood, chocolate and has a rich dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a insanely jet black color, the darkest beer I’ve ever seen, with a small brown head. A sweet nose of cocoa, smoke and vanilla. The flavor is super rich but balanced between smoky whiskey and big dark fruit, loads of heat, molasses, some brown sugar, astringency. Good overall. The barrel will be a lot for most people. The smoky bitter astringency with the heat is a bit rough, but this is a solid brew.


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