I once agreed with the great Ron Burgundy when he said "I will not eat cat poop!" but that was before I realized that people paid hundreds of dollars to do it. OK, maybe not to actually eat cat poop per se, but there is a coffee that is made by harvesting the coffee beans that are passed through a civet cat's digestive system.
I saw that Mikkeller made a beer using this coffee and at first I rolled my eyes and figured it was just another gimmick used by a craft brewer (yeah, they use gimmicks too, who knew?) Then I did the research on the coffee and admit that I was intrigued. I saw that one of my local beer stores received a shipment of it and figured I had to give it a shot. It's no secret that I'm all about gimmicks and that extends to the beer world.
I finally had a Saturday to myself and since the beer was called Beer Geek Brunch I figured it was a good time to try it. I have to admit it was a damn good beer. Great flavor, nice silky mouthfeel that I like in coffee stouts/porters and just an overall great beer.
I'd definitely drink this beer again but considering the price tag, I'd rather buy six bottles of Founders Breakfast Stout over one 500ml bottle of this. But I'm glad I tried it and can definitely recommend that you splurge on a bottle sometime if you'd got an extra $15 burning a hole in your pocket.