Beer Geek Brunch One-for-One - Mikkeller ApS
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4/5 rDev -1.5%
Thanks to Sean for the share.
A - Black beer, little bit of a brown head.
S - Coffee, a bit of unsweetened chocolate, char, roasty. Lots of potent flavor.
T - Taste is a lot like the nose, has the Mikkeller tar/char taste that a lot of them have. Not too bad as to be unpleasant this time. Some nice coffee, little oak, chocolate, lots of roast.
M - Full bodied, lower carbonation.
O - Good beer, not crazy good, but I enjoyed it as a big beer that you can have in small doses.
09-13-2011 04:18:16 | More by AgentZero
4/5 rDev -1.5%
Little bottle...shared with some rejects. Poured into Darkness tulip.
A - Pours black, some bubbles here and there, and that's about it.
S - Black coffee, char, oak, dark chocolate, some roast. Pretty big and bold with the coffee, typical Mikkeller char that I find in the Black Hole and Black variants.
T - Black coffee, lots of char, oak, toffee, dark chocolate, roast. Just a "big" tasting beer...glad it came out of such a small bottle because my pour is all about I can take.
M - Full body, rich and bold, little to no carbonation, creamy.
O - Very enjoyable, in small amounts. The char notes are a little off-putting but don't ruin the beer, by any means. The black coffee notes are excellent and my 3oz pour was just enough...anything more might have been too much.
09-11-2011 16:22:47 | More by Sean9689
4.1/5 rDev +1%
Thrilled to finally get ahold of this one. One of those beers I have wanted to try forever just for the sake of trying it. Served chilled and poured into my 10oz foothills glass, this one was served on 05/19/2010.
Dark pour, black as night and thick as oil with a small head of tan that was maybe an inch high laying across the top of the glass. Settling down it left a light ring around the outside of the glass and soon left the top totally bare.
Aroma is deep, bitter coffee. Dark roast for sure with the slightly acidic nature to it. Warming seems to bring up some more interesting notes as subtle changes come about. Light smoked malts, and a touch of vanilla are now eagerly showing up. Smooth, even taste, again bitter coffee the dominant factor here followed by loads of smoked, burnt malts and a very rich profile. Light on the carbonation and it came off a bit slick at times, but it worked and the ten percent was more then well covered up.
Overall while not my favorite of the beer geek beers I am very happy to be able to have tried it. Certainly can hold its own.
05-21-2010 01:04:21 | More by mikesgroove
3.9/5 rDev -3.9%
A: Pours dark black with a small khaki head. Lite retention no lace.
S: Aromas of astringent coffee. Lots of chocolate, and hints of booze, and tobacco.
T: Tons of coffee, seriously burnt. Light ash, dark chocolate, and hints of tobacco juice, and booze.
M: Medium in body, low carbonation, bitter finish.
D: Not the most drinkable, unique and pretty good.
03-18-2010 23:22:12 | More by tpd975
4.45/5 rDev +9.6%
Review from notes, 12/13/09 25cl from Bosse.
A: Black, no head, just a few tiny bubbles, very dark and viscous. Very few bubbles, looks thick and evil. A little head would round this out though. 3.5
S: Smoked malts, roasted malts, strong coffee, brown sugar, smells a bit ashy, bitter dark chocolate. Strong and roasty. 4.5
T: Strong roasted malts, and incredibly potent coffee flavor, leaves all of the coffee after taste of drinking a cup of strong dark roasted coffee. Dark chocolate and a strong bitterness. Intense flavors, but everything is balanced nicely. Excellent. 4.5
M: Thick, light carbonation, warm alcohol and incredibly sticky and strong. 4.5
D: Definitely a more intense beer geek brunch/breakfast. Strong flavors, excellent balance. It would be a lot nicer in a little bigger serving size. Great beer!
01-24-2010 00:27:06 | More by pokesbeerdude
3.63/5 rDev -10.6%
Thanks bosse! Best before October 1st, 2010. Served in a FoBAB mini-taster glass.
A - A half-finger of late-rising dark reddish-mocha foam. Dissipates to a ring and some haziness. Black body with the faintest glint of red at the bottom of the glass.
S - Not much coffee left in this one. More smoked malt, aged dark fruit and berries, black licorice, char, and some wet wood (even though I'm pretty sure this isn't barrel-aged).
T - Taste is more roasted malts, light vanilla, baker's chocolate, and minimal coffee. The finish is intensely bitter and it lingers into the aftertaste. The 10% is reasonably well hidden.
M - Big chewy viscous body. Low carbonation, and some tannic dryness in the finish with a bit of residual stickiness. Right on for this style of beer.
D - I think this one is past its prime. Joe and I took a while to put down the 25cl bottle. It gets a little better as it warms up.
01-11-2010 00:48:23 | More by MasterSki
3.95/5 rDev -2.7%
Bottle from Svend Nyman, who owns a bottle shop in Denmark, sent to Tim kennedy in Buffalo for me, thank you all. Pours opaque black, a little head. Understated carbonation, this is now aged. Above average mouthfeel, much coffee, much over the chocolate.Very pleasant and coffee liquor like, much more bitter than sweet made for the Danish market. Worth the trip over.
11-15-2009 00:49:00 | More by Sammy
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
Big thanks to yespr for this beer (which I got as an extra!)! Small bottle, looks really good. Deep black, almost oily in the glass. Tastes strong, scratchy-malty, but not too much. Oily, prickly finish, a bit woody, notes of liquorice. A beer to enjoy!
07-28-2009 05:39:40 | More by kappldav123
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
25cl bottle courtesy of fonefan poured into a snifter.
No doubt about the blackness of this one as it pours completely black straight out of the bottle and settles in the glass with no light penetrating. There's a smallish tan head that hangs around for a while and leaves spotty lacing.
The smell is big and dominated by dark burnt malts with some spent coffee grinds and dark chocolate as well. Some licorice and dark fruits creep in as well, but the overall smoky character is what struck me more than anything.
The taste is even more smoky. It's almost like an amped up smoked stout with a huge smoked malt backbone that really dominates throughout. There's some bakers chocolate and hints of vanilla and licorice as well as the aforementioned coffee. But the finish is sooo smoky and leaves a big lingering aftertaste between sips.
The mouthfeel is on the full side, like a dessert with the thick sweetness up front. The finish is altogether different with a dry campfire smokiness, like a cigar aftertaste.
Well, I've definitely been looking forward to this one and I had no idea how smoky and charred this beer was going to be. I actually really like it, but I was definitely caught off guard by the smoke which is much, much more dominant than the coffee. They call this one Beer Geek Breakfasts big brother, but I'm not so sure their more than just distant cousins. Massive thanks to Jan for the opportunity.
07-21-2009 02:55:45 | More by gford217
4.47/5 rDev +10.1%
Poured from a 25cl bottle into a Mikkeller tulip. Thanks to brokenleadedcask for the trade and hook-up!
Holdbar til 1/10-2009
A: Pours a dark, inky, no light getting through this black with a small, creamy, espresso crema colored head that leaves a wide variety of specks and splotches of lace in the glass..
S: Interesting. I found any coffee aromas to be pretty restrained. More like med. roast grounds than espresso. On the other hand, this thing is over flowing with smells like bakers chocolate, dark fruit, roasted nuts, dark chocolate covered cherries, blackened malt, smoke/char, milk chocolate, and whisky.
T: Same as above, as far as the coffee is concerned. Bitter chocolate, smoky char, dark fruit, black pepper, campfire, and more than a hint of spicy tobacco leaf.
M: At first quite full and sweet but as the middle quickly approaches, it becomes drier with excellent spicy, bitter, and smoky overtones. Tons of bitter chocolate and sweet dark fruit in the finish.
D: Fantastic. This was actually the perfect size for this beer. I've enjoyed, immensly, all of the "Beer Geek" beers so far. Hopefully there are more on the horizon.
06-04-2009 00:12:43 | More by GbVDave
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
not one but two bottles provided by the elusive footy...
the pour is quite black with some brick red at the edges. an expansive cocoa colored head fades slowly to a film.
there is what seems like a mild bourbon note to the nose... brown sugar, vanilla, oak, chocolate, prunes/red wine, super toasty grain, ashy roasted coffee and a spicy alcohol bite.
the flavor is full of coffee, bitter cocoa, vanilla and a load of roast with a dry hoppy kick on the finish. ashiness lingers along with coffee. it's insanely ashy, bitter and roasty... mmm. seemingly medium bodied as the alcohol and ash probably help to lighten it up a bit. a rich silky texture and a slick smooth mouth feel make me want to linger on this one for a while... possibly ponder why everyone blasted past this one? exquisite. 9/4/9/4/19/4.5
03-05-2009 18:33:47 | More by hellbilly
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
Bottle from Craig. Thanks man!! Pours black as night with a big, creamy brown head. Aroma of burnt malt, tobacco and licorice. Maybe a touch of chocolate. Flavor is rich and creamy chocolate and toast malt. Full mouthfeel and smooth. Good beer. I wouldnt typically drink this by myself, but the size of the bottle makes it tough to share.
12-21-2008 22:42:31 | More by miketd
Beer Geek Brunch One-for-One from Mikkeller ApS
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