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Beer Geek Breakfast - Bourbon Edition - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 32
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

There are two versions of this beer.
10.7% in Europe
7.5% in the USA

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

(Beer added by: mothman on 08-01-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cacostaj, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

stakem, Apr 04, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ngeunit1, Jan 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Yabev15, Jan 04, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Gobzilla, Dec 23, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

peensteen, Nov 30, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Sammy, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

branimal9, Nov 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

thegerm87, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

FullObs, Aug 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

drewone, Aug 13, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TonyTalon, Aug 06, 2012
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Beer Geek Breakfast - Bourbon Edition from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.