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!
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating 300 - thanks to VikingHammer for the bottle! Now *this* is a coffee stout! Pours black, with a thick, dark tan head. Fresh, dark roasted coffee and cacao on the nose, a bit of molasses and dark brown sugar. This stuff is smooth as butter, enough carbonation to keep the palate lively. Deep, roasty coffee flavor - I can really tell this would be very, very good coffee - but it doesn’t overwhelm the rest of what’s in here... dark chocolate, very dark brown sugar, and oak. It has a wonderful balance - I’m not used to liking a coffee stout this well, but it seems so well integrated. I could see this pairing beautifully with a creme brulee.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2009 great things in life: puppies. sex. live music. beer geek brunch weasel.
believe the hype.
pours deep black with a heavy tan head that take a while before diminishing off.
nose is chocolate. sweet molasses, roasted hops and surprisingly only a hint of coffee notes. a tinge of alcohol is also noticeable.
mouthfeel is silky sweet and pretty heavy. now for the flavor... smokey chocolate and a woody bitterness that leads into the hit of coffee. high alcohol is only slightly noticeable. Lots of great flavors and a rather complex beer. in my top 3 favorites, now i’m hoping they make it in a 6 pack for only $6.99.
Darkraven (1) - USA - MAR 27, 2009 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ummm... there is something about scatological brews that is disturbing. I remember my dad used to say: "So, if all of your friends ate shit, would you join them?", in response to an: "Everyone else was doing it..." statement.
I think the guests on Maury have more sense!
Here is a thought... just soak the coffee in a similar enzyme that eliminates the shit-picking stage.
Mmmmm! That stuff leaves a shit-eating grin on my face!
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with a nice mocha colored head, great retention and lacing. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, oats, roasted malts, some dark fruit, a hint of smoke and of course coffee, lots of coffee. Flavors are are sweet roasted malts and chocolate up front. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate linger on the palate for a while. Palate is rich, and full bodied. Great beer, I would drink more, not sure if I would pay $16 again though.
soccer290 (224) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL bottle. Very excited to try this beer, as I loved Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Breakfast, and had heard this was even better. Pours a magnificent opaque black color with a small dark tan head that disappates quickly. Smells of fresh oatmeal, some roasted bittersweet chocolate, and a smooth rich coffee smell. Immediately strong taste of great rich coffee, with the oatmeal and chocolate coming later, and mixing very smoothly with the coffee flavor. Goes down fairly smoothly, is full-bodied, and leaves a mocha-like aftertaste (the chocolate and coffee flavor mixed). Overall a great beer, that I was not disappointed by, and would love to try again; definitely worth the money.
Pailhead (4237) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle : The aroma consists of espresso, chocolate, faint fruit, and smoke. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a small brown head with okay retention. The flavor starts with chocolate. The finish has light-moderate roasted coffee and fruit. Full bodied with a soft mouthfeel.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Pikkulintu. Chocolate in the nose. Brown fast dissappearing head. Dark brownish colour. Slightly sour coffeish tatse. Softness and bitterness well balanced. Soft like silk. Some hoppiness in the nose. Warming alcohol.
JohnnyJ (3895) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a nice imperial stout. Dark black pour with a large creaym tan head. This stout is quite soft, with creamy milk chocolate, roasted coffee beans, light smokey malt, very light on the fruit. Mostly chocolate and roasty coffee. Fairly complex and nice, silky mouth feel. mmm poop coffee.