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Barrel Aged Weasel Poop

Barrel aged weasel poop.  But I’m sure, tasty barrel poop.  The civet or this weasel eats coffee berries, and beans that come out (from the backside of the animal) is among the best coffee on the planet.  Over $100 a pound.  The regular edition of Beer Geek Brunch is one of the best in the Beer Geek series.  Now Mikkeller is aging it in cognac barrels.

This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees, made from the droppings of weasel-like civet cats.  The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries.  Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean.  Workers collect the bean-containing droppings from Civet or Weasel Coffee.  The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and even stronger aroma.  

Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Availability: 16.9 oz bottles
Arrival: Winter, 2011

10.9% ABV