peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Silky black pour with a thin sheet of tan foam. Aroma is balanced sweet brandy and roast, coffee, chocolate qualities from the base beer. Taste is brandy up front followed by chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, roast, char, and some alcohol notes through the finish. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. I like this beer although I do not believe that either this or the other barrel aged variant I’ve tried are actually better than the original base beer. Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Dark coffee brown with a small bubble ring floating around the edge of the glass. Coffee aroma with a dark chocolate backbone, sweet and desert like. yum, yum, yum. Mild hints of alcohol in the nose. Why is every thing Mikkeller make so @#%$# EPIC! Deep malty brew with massive coffee, and a bakers chocolate finish. Smokey and crisp, complete with mild hints of raspberry. The unmistakable taste of cigarette ash shows up in the flavor. Drink all things Mikkeller!! italianjohn (3310) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Thick black dark pour with a thin ring of beige head and swirls of beige .... aroma is of dark roasted coffee and chocolate with some notes of licorice .... taste is of bitter dark coffee, calvados, dry oaky and dark chocolate with a boozy and very bitter lingering bite and light licorice .... big beer with a thick and syrupy mouthfeel .... very tasty calvados is def there in the flavors teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 11, 2012
25cl bottle at CPK, London. Pours clear deep black, with a very small brown head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is strong with notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and wine. Taste is very strong roasted malt and wine, notes of coffee and chocolate but less strong than in the cognac edition. The calvados barrels have clearly made a significant impact on this beer. Finish is warming from the alcohol and minorly bitter from the coffee notes. mcberko (19809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
250mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours jet black with a small light brown head. Nose is full of sherry liqueur, deep roasted malt, some sweetness from the liqueur, wood and some feint coffee still detectable. Flavour is quite complex and well-refined by the barrels, with lots of woody notes more so than the actual sherry, the coffee is very much repressed but still barely present, some charcoal notes, chalk and burnt wood. The charcoal / chalky elements are a bit bothersome, and seem unintended. Mouthfeel is dry, roasty, chalky and a bit alcoholic. Likely my least favourite BA version of the Brunch Weasels, but still quite solid.
dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle shared at my "Massive Mikkeller" tasting. Had a few of these Brunch Weasels aged in different barrels and this was very similar to them. Extremely dark and thick, oily with hints of chocolate, booze, soy sauce and malts. I just hope everyone got to try it, since it’s such a small bottle. jramskov (51) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2012
Pitch black with light brown head. The alcohol dominates the smell at first, but is surprisingly absent when tasting it. Taste is slightly burned but still quite lovely.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone toffeeslot (119) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
Incredible as it pours out of the bottle - its so thick and oily.
Stong alcohol taste of calvados. The coffee is there, but the calvados is the star of the show.
Fantastic beer. blutt59 (6598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
bottle, thanks to black swan, mercurachrome color with still head, aroma and fantastic flavor of dense chocolate, old vinous notes, coffee, great finish mjs (7768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
(Bottle, 0.25 l, from Drink Shop, Tallinn, 20121017) The beer poured black and oily. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, coffee, wood and for a very short time at the beginning: apples. Palate was full bodied, warming and quite dry with surprisingly high carbonation. Flavours were coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, wood, sourness and bitterness. Aftertaste had burntness, coffee, apples and bitterness. Not as good as the fresh version but the barrel effects were mild enough not to be too disturbing.