Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS
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3.83/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From a 500 ml bottle into a snifter.
A-The brew is pitch black, the color of coffee, which is a good thing. A normal pour produced a short, dark brown head that dropped quickly to a ring around the glass.
S-The smell is roasted, smokey malts and dark chocolate. Coffee is a component of the smoke flavor, but not very distinct. Just a little caramel whiff as the brew nears room temperature.
T-The coffee establishes itself a little more on the tongue than on the nose, but the dominant flavor is still a smokey bitterness. Once the brew warmed up, the taste grew similar to the smell with some dark chocolate and a little bit of caramel.
M-The feel was the highlight for me. The brew was medium to heavy bodied with a fine carbonation that gave it a smooth feel.
O-This beer grew on me as I drank it. At first, the acrid smokiness was overpowering and I was disappointed by the lack of distinct coffee notes. To be accurate, I would say that the coffee flavor was there, but it tasted burned. Anyway, as things warmed up and my palate adjusted, the flavors began to gel and the acrid flavors subsided a bit, but never completely disappeared.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 17:47:30 | More by spoony
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