Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ölbeat 046: Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Brewery: Mikkeller (brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri)
Country: Denmark (brewed in Norway)
Style: Imperial Stout
Abv: 10,9 %
Pretty tired name - nothing tired in the brew
What about the beer?
Colour is thick black with finger-thick beige head. Aroma has mainly espresso coffee with some chocolate, vanilla and alcohol on the side. Taste offers first sweet black coffee and dark chocolate. Spicy vanilla and caramel malts join the party soon. As we get on with the show, sweet bitter hop and alcohol arrive to the scene. When the sweetness warms up a bit, the combo of coffee, chocolate, bitterness and alcohol gets more coherence and depth. Aftertaste has sweet chocolate, bitterness and alcohol warmth.

There are no words to describe the greatness of this taste experience, but I'll try. The legendary weasel. The abyss of flavours: deep black coffee and dark vanilla-spiced chocolate to drown in, caramel malts, sweet hops and warm alcohol floating inside the liquid. Unique and magnificent.


Since the name doesn't help in finding a matching song, it's not hard to find a tune that shares the mood and the feeling given by BGBW. Since the original 70's version sounds a bit soft, we'll take the 90's tuned version of this rock track:

Aerosmith: Sweet Emotion (1991 Version) (YouTube)

From the 1991 album Pandora's Box (bonus track; originally from the 1975 album Toys in the Attic), written by vocalist Steven Tyler and bassist Tom Hamilton.

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