GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to whomever brought this to the O-Town throwdown in March. Aroma is coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Flavors are more coffee, roast and cocoa. I was a little underwhelmed with it, though, after all of the hype. It was a great coffee stout, but I don’t think the weasel poop really offered anything.
Taverner (1067) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a nice mix of sweet, roasty malts and coffee. Pours black with tan head. Flavor is smoky darkness, accented with what smells like Vietnamese Coffee (having been a coffee geek while spending a month in Vietnam, all over, I know of what I speak. Their coffee has a taste all in its own, civet or not.) Very bittersweet, but ends on a dry note. Has that same malt profile as other Mikkeller beers - but has this weird smoky wisp to it. Very nice! Tobacco, cigar and cherry notes round this one out.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Orland Park, IL, Binny’s: This glops out of the bottle as a thick, dark brown liquid. It did turn black in the glass, topped, albeit breifly, by a chocolate colored head. It had aroma of coffee that was pooped out of small mammal butts. (Actually, that was my second guess. Rather than Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee, I thought it might have been Tasters Choice.) Actually, it smelled of dark coffee and pungent nuts, anise, burnt brown sugar, bakers chocolate, roasted malt, and a whiff of cigar smoke. The mouthfeel began with an oatmeal creaminess but developed an astringent side by the third or fourth taste. By the end of the bottle, it was downright bothersome. The flavor was accurately reflective of the aroma, save that the alcohol made its presence known and there was a small mammal butt bitterness at the end. Okay, okay. Scratch the weasel’s butt. It was actually more of a charred wood bitterness. Not a bad drink over all, but I was raised on less pretentious coffee.
jtw (1058) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thick beer which pours out black-hole black with a very fine layer of tiny tan bubbles. when i imagine drinking coffee brewed with beans that were pooped out of some small mammal’s ass, there are no constraints on flavor or aroma, and this stout doesn’t disappoint. full of coffee and vanilla, and cascade-like hops aroma, and licorice and brown sugar. less roasted barley than i expected, but the coffee supplements the roast and burnt elements. green and alcoholic in the end. flavor is more strongly coffee-flavored than the aroma, and flavors blend very well. excellent stout on its own, and i don’t think that it needs the gimmicky price tag, which reflects the difficulty of procuring coffee beans out of some little weasel’s turds. seems like coffee that doesn’t involve musteline spoors from the asian jungles would work just as well, and might bring the price down to a point where i would drink this beer again. that said, it’s a great beer, if a little boozy.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Frothy, light brown head on top of a nearly black pour. The aroma didn’t floor me; slightly woody coffee aroma didn’t seem too complex. The flavor, on the other hand, was fantastic. Just a delicious pure coffee flavor with licorice and molasses. Superb.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured Black with a large brown head and persistent brown ring. Nice coffee aroma that dominates most of the aroma. Sweet nose with some cocoa. Roasty malt with a moderate sweetness and mild coffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. Warming in the chest.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to OSCF for sharing this one! Dark brown pour with nice retention and spotty lace. Nice coffee character on the nose. Creamy mouth feel with lots of chocolate and thick heavy roast. I picked up some light coffee on the finish, but not as much as I expected.
KyotoLefty (5572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 Aroma of smoke, wood, roasted malt, café au lait. Amazingly rich and creamy in the mouth—perfect body. Huge complexity with a charcoal and coffee finish. One of the best of its kind. Wow!
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks for sharing Yaniv! Dark dark brown with almost no head. Dark malt, alcohol. Lighter coffee, sweet with some roast, perhas some brown sugar. Medium to full consistency with low carbonation. Sweet. Alcohol, some chocolate and dark malt character. Coffee, smooth and light. Fruity slightly astringent finish. A significant improvement over the standard Beer Geek, but I think most of that must come from the mash rather than the beans.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I figured drinking this for my 200th is a solid choice. Pours black into snifter with a large beige head. Aroma is weasel poo consisting of a carnivorous mixture of mice, rabbits, gophers, chipmunks and the ocassional coffee bean (had to do it). No this brew has a STRONG coffee, smokey, and chocolate aroma. Might be one of the strongest coffee aromas out there in a beer, (maybe peche mortal compares?) Flavor is great, at first I thought it might be too strong for the flavor profile but there is a nice hop and malt backbone to make it quite enjoyable. Not as much coffee in the flavor as you would think by the aroma. The hops surprised me the most such a solid addition to the typical smoky malt and chocolate malt profile. Finish is slightly dry and slightly bitter. A thoughly enjoyable beer.
Oh yeah in case you wondered if more is coming I found this at the Mikkeller website:
"It is not unproblematic to get your hands on sufficient amounts of the rare and very expensive ’weasel pooh coffee’. But now it seems that a delivery is underway. A Vietnamese coffee plantation owner has promised to deliver the coffee immediately. He reports that on his plantation no weasels go to bed hungry . Every morning he gets out of bed when the dawn is still cracking only to collect the precious pooh. Very soon all the pooh will be send to Nøgen Ø (Naked Island) in Norway where Mikkel will brew the next batch of Beer Geek Brunch in the middle of April"
Fresh batch in April!