Monday, December 19, 2011

Beer Review: Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Reviewing the Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller.
Score: 93

Appearance: Jet black colored body, totally opaque. Pours a half finger of creamy mocha-colored head that settles into a thick, creamy ring around the glass with a cappuccino foam-like top. If you swirl (as pictured), it leaves a nice coating of mocha head. Brilliant, sticky, thick lacing. Absolutely gorgeous looking stout. 5/5

Smell: Intense blend of coffee and chocolate upfront, mixed with a little bright citrus. A little smoky and some booziness. Roasted leather. Has a little funk to it that isn't bad, but a little pungent. I can't put my finger on what that aroma is. Maybe it's the poop from the poop weasel coffee? Definitely detecting some hoppiness too. 4/5

Taste: Roasted, smooth black coffee. Absolutely void of the acrid/acidic bitterness I usually associate with coffee. Easily the smoothest coffee flavor I have ever had. Some bitter dark chocolate. Very creamy and silky. Some soy milk and a little bit of nut. Mellow figs and raisins on the mid-palate. Bittersweet on the mid-palate and finish. Very smooth, bitter, raw coffee bean and raw cocoa bean finish that is quite uniquely and really lingers. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Incredibly silky, creamy and smooth. Full-medium bodied with the perfect (light) level of carbonation. Finish is savory and bitter. 5/5

Overall: An absolute must-try stout that does not overwhelm the palate and coats it with flavor. The coffee flavors of this beer are sui generis and divine. At $16+ dollars for a little over a pint's pour, this beer is pricey, but certainly worth buying.

Recommendation: I can universally recommend this beer to all -- even those who, like myself, are not fans of coffee.

Pairings: Steak or brownies.

Cost: $16.99 for a 16.9 oz bottle.

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