Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by YankChef:
4.08/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
16.9 oz bottle poured into sam smith imperial pint appearance: pitch black with a nice tan/cocoa colored head that stuck for 15 minutes and hardly moved after poured, impressive, carbonation started out aggressive and fizzy when i began the pour and then settled into a nice pillowy covering
smell: As i was pouring the first thing that jumped out was piney, floral hops which i wasnt expecting, after reading about the cascade/centennial presence it makes a lot of sense, coffee, milk its all there
taste: very very heavy on the palate, super heavily roasted bitter malt flavor is backed with more bitter espresso and a coffee finish that lasts and lasts and lasts. Some of that grassy hop characteristic makes it on the the palate, maybe some rose water flavors in there, these are definitely undertones, this beer is much more than just straight rich and coffee, yumm
overall: really complex and enjoyable stout, i would like to see how this one ages but at this price point ill buy haandbaak every time, more for flavor preference then quality of beverage this is an excellent sipper for a cool evening
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2009 07:00:02 | More by YankChef
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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 1,655 ratings.