rami_pl (3455) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 22, 2017 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...
Rami Rami is drinking a Hr. Frederiksen Væsel Brunch by Amager Bryghus at Chmielarnia Marszalkowska
Bardzo bardzo kawowe, ciut zbozowe, ciut palone, ciut alko, ciut czeko, ale tak to kawa kawa kawa (owocowa), kwaskowate posmaki, najs cialo brnandersen (3905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2017
Draught at Amager Bryghus. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Sweet, roasted aroma with dark malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel malts, roasted notes. Taste is bitter-roasted. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting dry and roasted bitter with dark malts and coffee. Gorgeous Stout. oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2017
2013 bottle shared by marcus. Pours black with slight brown head. Taste is mellowed nicely. Nice roasted malts and coffee. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Cocoa, roasted malts, earthy, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with bittersweet cocoa and roast. ClaudeB04 (405) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 2, 2016
On tap @Crossfire, maybe a bit too cold. Got better when warming up a bit.
Deep black small beige head.
Nose is roasted malt.
Taste malt, dark chocolate coffee, alcohol. Short bitter finish.
Idiosynkrasie (7516) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2016
500ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, small to average, thick & dense, creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, beige to tan head. Chocolately, slightly roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of milk chocolate and dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, some treacle, a touch of peat, smoke and bitumen. Taste is bitter, roasty dark malty, slightly chocolately, minimally nutty, notes of coffee, treacle, a touch of toffee; full body, slightly alcoholic finish. Not as harmonious and balanced as the Bourbon BA version. Zlotta (3282) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Sampled from 0.5 l bottle. Pitch black with a beige layer. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, some hazelnut and a touch of vanilla. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and some hazelnut, followed by a short, slightly bitter, a little roasty finish. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation Very nice! Koelschtrinker (20398) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Intensiv malzig-kaffeeartiger Antrunk. Schokoladig, recht trocken, wenig herb,
Röstnoten, eher geringe Süße. Mittellanger Nachhall. Gut. 10/10/9/9/10/10 Barrelbelly (750) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2016
Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste bitter coffee, dark chocolate, high alcohol, sweet finish. One year over time. Great evolution. jinroh (1597) - ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2016
Pours dark brown, bit of beige foam. Aroma has coffee, chocolate and roast. Taste is coming from powerful milk chocolate, bit if booze, prickly roast and dark plums. Very juicy actually. Some ashy roast in the finish.