Beer Geek Breakfast - Bourbon Edition - Mikkeller ApS
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3.58/5 rDev -6.8%
500ml brown bottle shared with friends and poured into a matching Mikkeller teku. This bottle in question was the stronger Euro edition drank side by side with the barrel aged brunch weasel.
The brew pours black in color with a finger of dark brown head. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives about a finger effortlessly back to the surface.
The aroma is earthen with notes of roast, citrus, burnt to char quality and a mild fruity alcohol note accented just a bit perhaps by the barrel aging. Overall not bad smelling but the overall impression of barrel aging is quite subtile.
The flavor is roasty with notes of bitter coffee and earth. Some chocolate to cocoa quality emerges with more sips along with a mild citrus inclusion. Raw oak is present giving the only notion of this being barrel aged. Some mild sulfur quality persists into the aftertaste which is a bit distracting.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The inclusion of sulfur was a bit distracting and the oak aging was too subtle in my opinion. It is a decent brew but nothing exciting and not worth the inflated price. The chunks of gelatin that plopped into our glasses mid-way through the pour was a huge disappointment. When you pay this much for a beer, it should be beer in the bottle not gelatin that makes half the people partaking in the bottle cringe and not want a pour.
04-04-2013 17:42:11 | More by stakem
4.33/5 rDev +12.8%
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy chocolate head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Dark chocolate malts, roasted coffee, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, milk chocolate, molasses, black licorice, some caramel malts.
T - Dark chocolate malts, roasted coffee, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, black licorice, molasses, some milk chocolate and caramel malts, earthy hops and some mild hop bitterness, toasted coconut, oatmeal.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Super smooth with a roasted, sweet, and warming finish.
D - Fantastic balance. The Bourbon adds some great complexity to the base beer.
01-15-2013 04:33:24 | More by ngeunit1
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
A: poured a dark as night black in color with a thin brown head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.
S: plenty of roasted malts were present upfront in the aroma with a little coffee, some good chocolate notes, burnt char character, it had vanilla and brown sugars coming through but with signs of wood.
T: the roastiness was just as potent as the aroma but with more vanilla molasses sweetness, plenty of burnt char notes, mild coffee character, a little bourbon barrel booze and of course great chocolate flavor.
M: the brew was medium to full in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, char, barrel bourbany, roasty, chocolatey, and chewy finish.
O: been hearing a lot of good things about this beer and sure enough it was solid. glad I got to try it finally. Good lookin out beezler
12-23-2012 21:44:06 | More by Gobzilla
4.13/5 rDev +7.6%
Bottled 2009, European version though I cant remember who sent me this...Thank You though!
Jet black, one and a half fingers of tan head, some nice thick rings of lace. Smell is full on deeply roasted malt, burnt at points, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate, still a surprising amount of coffee grind/bean presence in here as well. Taste has lots of coffee up front, roasty with lots of vanilla and bourbon, slight alcohol burn but pretty well concealed, some chocolate and char in the finish. Lightly carbonated, medium-full body, good full feel. Solid stuff and a very good BA coffee stout, another well executed big beer from Mikkeller.
11-30-2012 14:36:47 | More by peensteen
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
A bourbon nose, but understated Bourbon in the taste. Roast, an interesting roast, chocolate, engine oil. Smooth, above average mouthfeel. Well integrated. Gelatin thickness.
Peenstein bottle From a visiting friend to Europe.Mocha head.Alcoholl well hidden
11-25-2012 15:37:24 | More by Sammy
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
Black in color with light carbonation and a tan head. Light to moderate bourbon aroma. Notes of vanilla, oak, char, and roasted malt. Nice dark chocolate and molasses notes. Not that much coffee. Plenty of roast, charred oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate on the palate. Moderate coffee, light bourbon, and a mild molasses sweetness. Very good, one of the top Mikkeller beers I’ve had.
08-07-2012 20:30:16 | More by womencantsail
4.13/5 rDev +7.6%
Europe edition clocking in at 10.7%. Batch 463, bottled on October 22nd, 2009 and best before the same date in 2014. Thanks to Jeffo for the hookup. Served in a tulip.
A - Creamy mocha foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lace. Black body, with a glint of brown at the edges. Very viscous and oily.
S - Tons of bourbon character in the aroma, along with oak, vanilla, slightly stale coffee grounds, chocolate, fruity berry notes, and hints of smoke and black olive. Distinctly Scandinavian in flavor profile.
T - Taste has a bit more roast to it, with mild char and smoke amid the coffee, chocolate, bourbon, and oak. Barrel character grows into the finish, and there's some moderate roast bitterness too, but this is fairly restrained for a Mikkeller offering. Still, nowhere as sweet as the aroma suggests.
M - Smooth, medium body, with a chewy, sticky texture, and lower by active carbonation. Some tannic oak and gritty coffee grounds in the finish. Definitely drinks a lot bigger than the base beer, but the 10.7% doesn't stick out too much.
D - Surprisingly enjoyable. I actually preferred this to the Beer Geek Brunch (Bourbon Edition), even though I like that base beer far more than this one. Curious how the American version compares, but would gladly drink the EU edition again. Still, best shared among friends.
05-19-2012 18:29:15 | More by MasterSki
Beer Geek Breakfast - Bourbon Edition from Mikkeller ApS
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