Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS
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4.53/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dense black bodied with an equally dense brown head. It's a gorgeous combination and it gets me every time.
Coffee is big on the nose, backed and enmeshed with cocoa nibs, molasses, caramel, vanilla, chocolate brownies, carob, and liquorice. Oats add a creamy, flaked grain smoothness. Hops bring traces of peppery herbs and spice. Alcohol contributes a bit of late Port vinousness.
Roasty and encompassing upfront, both from the grain and from the beans. It's a bit earthy with smoke and tar, but more chocolately, dark and robust. Mild fruitiness arises midway, with burnt figs and plums. Far less sweet than the nose indicated, though the oats battle with a creamy, quelling soft grain note. Vinous qualities arrive and couple with the hops to indicate a spicy Pinot Noir. Touches of pine and lingering herbals on the swallow, as the alcohol disipates.
Full bodied with a trickle of CO2 to keep it lively enough to be rapidly drinkable in spite of its girth and wealth of roastedness.
The only downside here is it's pricetag. It rivals any of my favorite coffee stouts.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2011 06:50:42 | More by cokes
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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
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