Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS
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4.13/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Special thanks to zapata for passing this beer along to me so I could have a chance to try it.
Poured a very, very dark brown/black with a great tan head that was a little more than a finger thick. The bubbles throughout the head actually built up on the side of the glass that the force of the pour was being sent to, making the head not completely level. A really cool effect that left the lacing higher on one side of the glass than the other after the head diminished.
Very surprised by my first whiff in which the hops were actually the first thing I noticed, something that I was not expecting. Bitter chocolates, coffee (of course) and oats all came through in the next smell. Some caramel aroma later on. Toasted grains and sweet malty sugars are definitely present as well. I'm anticipating a full bready taste upon my first sip.
Well the coffee in this beer isn't joking around. It is by far the most dominant taste. Toasted grain is lying underneath the coffee flavors throughout. About 1/3 way through the glass I notice some caramel as well after I'm adjusting to the toasted flavors and the beer is warming a bit more. The roasted flavors are not overpowering, not burnt tasting, but still very toasty. Smooth chocolate is the final taste in the mouth with a delicious coffee bitterness and aftertaste warming my throat as it passes down.
Mouthfeel is fantastic on this beer. Full, thick and so so smooth.
Drinkability on this one is good, but I don't know if I could handle a few of these bombers considering how intense this beer is. That said, it is delicious and I encourage everyone to try this beer if given the opportunity. Also, don't expect to be tasting other beers after this one, your tastebuds will need a rest.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2008 23:10:12 | More by abankovich
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