Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by Shadman:
3.4/5 rDev -17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours an inky black with light having next to no chance of penetrating the darkness..huge dark tan head...looks a lot like foam toffee. great retention and great gobs of lacing.
Whoa! Rich chocolate roast malts get side-swiped by aromas of vanilla and oak from the bourbon barrelsn it is apparently aged in.
Found the taste to be too one-dimensional with the flavor of bourbon whiskey domininating almost everything. I detected some of the chocolate malts, but really just too sweet. finishes slightly dry with a kind of wood ash taste.
Certainly full bodied enough with a smooth, slightly sticky mouthfeel.
Would be interesting to see if anyone has aged this one for a year. Maybe the flavour profile would round out more..
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2011 16:47:04 | More by Shadman
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4/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- Pours pitch black and rather thick for a non-imperial stout. Small, half a finger head form and is medium tan in color. Head sticks around quite a while and laces tremendously.
S- Tons of dark, bitter coffee roasts here. This is pretty one dimensional, with the only dimension being the strong coffee.
T- Big, bitter, strong coffee right off the bat. I cannot overstate the level of dark coffee bitterness in this flavor, as it almost borderlines on hop bitterness. Moves a little towards burnt and smokey malts towards the middle of the drink. The end is just the same as the beginning, with big bitter coffee flavors, although the coffee bitterness weakens a little through the course of the drink, but not much at all.
M- This beer is rather thin and light on the tongue for the very heavy flavor profile it has to support. The combination of a thinner liquid, a fairly high level of carbonation, and a heavy flavor profile makes for a moderately drinkable beer, with the heavy coffee slowing you down.
Overall, if you like dark, strong, and bitter coffee, this beer is for you. Light in body for the coffee lover who wants to pound it, this beer is really strong in coffee flavor, and quite bitter too.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 01:24:48 | More by boilermakerbrew
Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 1,653 ratings.