Beer Recommendation: Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Cognac Edition)

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Cognac Edition)

Well, that was a mouthful.  And so is this beer!

This aged Norwegian Imperial Stout pours jet black from the bottle with not a hint of a head.  The consistency is not unlike thin syrup.  The aroma is of vanilla and oak with a hint of carbon, aromatic hops, and black patent malt.  The foretaste is of bitter chocolate with a heavy, creamy mouthfeel.  The midtaste continues the creaminess and the cocoa flavors and adds a welcome bit of alcoholic burn.  The rear taste is of sour apples, cognac, vanilla, and creamy chocolate.  The aftertaste is of cognac, alcohol, and chocolate with a pleasant, crisp hint of flavorful, bitter hops.  Be forewarned:  This beer is unfiltered so the yeast settles naturally to the bottom.  Don’t be surprised if you find a bit of flocculated yeast in the last dregs of the bottle.  It won’t hurt you if you drink it.

I confess that I grabbed this bottle because it had a weasel on it.  Those who know me know that my fursona is a ferret, which is pretty much a specialized weasel.  😉

Overall, this is a very fine beer designed for sipping after dinner or with a rich, decadent dessert.  Silly me, I had it with a cheeseburger and grilled pineapple.  😛

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  1. #1 by Phillip on June 7, 2012 - 11:17 AM

    I almost want to try this because of the cognac bits. But, I generally dislike darker beers, so I’m not sure how it’d all turn out.

    • #2 by Joshua on June 7, 2012 - 1:30 PM

      This is an imperial stout. It usually appeals to folks who like espresso, bittersweet chocolate, black tea with no cream or sugar… If that sounds like you, then go for it! If not, it might not be to your taste.

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