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15. Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Origin: Copenhagen, Denmark

Mikkell Borg Bjergsø is a Danish gypsy brewer, meaning he makes high quality beers crafted from the finest ingredients but doesn’t have his own brewery. Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is an imperial stout brewed at the Nøgne Ø brewing facility in Arendal, Norway.

The rich dark ale is made with the world’s most expensive coffee beans, which have been sifted out of the droppings of civet cats. Southeast Asian civet cats eat and digest only the choicest berries that are ripe and ready.

These rare coffee beans are strong in taste, highly aromatic and very acidic. There are burnt malt, bitter coffee aromas and flavors on this 10.9 percent alcohol-by-volume (ABV) stout. The beer is said to have a mellow citrus hop flavor up front that is almost completely overridden by pungent coffee flavors.

Photo courtesy: Bernt Rostad