neongolden (1994) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2018 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a blend of Amager Bryghus’ Hr. Frederiksen and Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, called "Væsal Brunch Weasel" at ChurchKey. The keg in particular was 30% nitrogenated, as well. 4 oz. served into a tasting snifter. From notes.
A: Pours a damned near pitch black color. The head is a gorgeous one finger tan shade with fantastic texturing, fantastic duration, and fantastic lacing. I can only imagine what a full serving would look like - even in this dinky serving, it’s one of the prettiest imperial stouts I’ve ever witnessed.
S: There actually isn’t too much on the nose. I note roasted barley, subtle coffee, and cocoa powder in particular. This kind of aroma doesn’t seem to justify an 8 score, but the way it meshes together just boggles the mind. It’s like some warped, insane version of a dry stout brewed by angry Vikings ready to plunder America.
T: It opens with some light cocoa powder (as opposed to sweet, fudgy chocolate), transitioning into a coffee midtaste and a soft roasted finish. Where this succeeds isn’t the complexity - it’s in the top-caliber balance between the handful of flavors featured here. As a pure coffee stout, I wouldn’t put in with, say, FBS: this is a different beast entirely, where the coffee quality is a subtle note packed into a big-ass dry stout.
M: This one is beautifully dry on the back end. Think Guinness sans any watery notes, and about 2.5 times stronger without really telling the palate that. This and, incidentally enough, the taster of Black Albert I had earlier in the day, are just about the only imperial stouts I could ever call ’refreshing’.
O: Holy fuck. This is something I could drink all damn day for the rest of my life. What it lacks slightly in complexity it MORE than makes up for in ease of drinkability. Seriously, this is an amazing blend...if only it weren’t so damn pricey. If only...
(500ml bottle from Mikkeller Webshop) Pours black with a small, fine and stable dark tan head and lots of lace. Aroma of caramel, acidic roasted malt, moderate coffee that's a little earthy but kind of bright and fruity, toasted nuts, hints of chocolate. Flavour has a little more depth but is still dominated by kind of bright, fruity caramel notes, coffee is lightly earthy, quite fruity as well, and moderately toasty. The back end is drier and roastier though not to the degree of the Amager component, with notes of spent coffee, cacao, earth, black pepper and ash. A bit on the light side of medium bodied, with slightly above average carb, light alcohol. A bit of a puzzle, this feels less rich than either of the components to the blend, especially Brunch. It's quite solid, but I'd take a Brunch any day. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2017
500ml bottle .. dark .. medium foam .. ash, burnt dark chocolate from under a truck, light metal roast, twisted burnt toast .. mouth is medium grade, mildly bitter .. pretty good, hides the abv very well, my bottle was at least 2 years aged, did well but i am sure fresh is way better .. . . betta talk to em! Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2017
50 cl. bottle at Amager Bryghus. Low but lasting creamy light brown head. Pitch black body. Cocoa coffee aroma with notes of the alcohol. Sweet and creamy roasted malt cocoa coffee caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish. Very pleasant full bodied with a nice mouthfeel, well balanced with an alcohol level that is nicely disguised. wlf (768) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 from tap; black with brownish head; aroma is roasted malts and phenolic spicy boozy; taste is black malts, molasses and chocolate, herbal and citric hops with medium bitterness hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2017
On tap at CBC. Poured a black color with a brown head. Coffee, roast, burnt malts, and chocolate.
anstei (2743) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Tap at CBFZ 2017, served way too cold... Pours black with a beige foam. Aroma is booze, coffee, liquorice, chocolate. Body is heavy and sweet, strong roasted malts, bitter and intense with coffee and liquorice flavours. Far away from the milk/chocolate/sugar side. Lingering roast palate. Very good. Jaceks21 (375) - Zgorzelec, POLAND - SEP 12, 2017
OMBF. Jedno z największych rozczarowań. Aromat trochę jak w bałtykach - owoce i pumpernikiel, trochę męczący i rozczarowujący. Dużo melasy w ustach, jest też kawa i czeko, ale trochę wodniste jak dla mnie. Brakuje goryczki ktora by tę słodycz skontrowała. Nie podeszło. heman (1267) - Tychy, POLAND - SEP 7, 2017
One More Beer Festival 2017. Aromat silnie słodowy: melasa, pumpernikiel, kawa, gorzka czekolada. W smaku pełne i gęste. Kawa nieco ziarnista, melasa, karmel, czekolada i nuty palone. dropi6 (708) - POLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Draught @ One More Beer Festival. thick, oily, roasty, full body, vanilla, good carbonation. bjorn77 (843) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 5, 2017
OMB kran. Bardzo smaczne, kompleksowe piwo, pełnia ciała, aksamitna tekstura, kawa, czekolada, słody palone, na minus melasowa słodycz, typowa dla stoutów od Amagera. Dobre