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Beer Geek Breakfast - Bourbon Edition - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 74
Hads: 115
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 36
Gots: 31 | FT: 3
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Denmark

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mothman on 08-01-2010

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

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.
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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle generously shared by thegrogbog (thanks Tim!). This pours dark brown with about a finger of tan foam. The nose has less bourbon than we'd hoped, more barrel than bourbon. Some light vanilla mixing it up with roasted malts, much less coffee than the unaged version. In fact that's probably the defining point for me, the barrel took the coffee out of this aroma.

Actually that's pretty much how it tastes too. The coffee is very diminished from the base, maybe barely discernable in the aftertaste. Mostly I get cocoa and vanilla accents on sweet malts.

Average body, on the thinner side maybe but not bad, easy to pound unfortunately. I think we all hoped this would be better, it's not bad but not great. (714 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a chocolate brown head. In the aroma, oaky, vanilla, and a nice bourbon like note. In the taste, a nice roast, sweet oatmeal and a ever so pleasant bourbon note at the end. A small bite and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry and roasty aftertaste. Nice roast and very nice nice presence of bourbon, I enjoy that it is not too overbearingly bourbon either. (393 characters)

Photo of alexhahn82
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

***MIKELLER BARREL AGED BREAKFAST ***
*** SEVEN POINT FIVE PERCENT ***
"STOUT BREWED WITH COFFEE & AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS "
-- Not in database and supposedly insta-linked to this profile --
***

A - Pitch black, darker than normal head, a touch of caramel color in the head more so the a cappuccino. 1 Finger head that dissipates at a fairly decent speed. Not much for lacing going on, but I did pour it cold and

S - Pungent coffee with a mellow chocolate tone. Kinda tame scent wise.

T/M - Coffee, Cream (not dairy, but texturally), middle is week and almost seems to change viscosity to thin, and then finishes with a strong coffee tone and a hint of tobacco.

O - Meh... I am a moderate fan of Mikkeller and this one is a bit more tame than normal. But as far as the theme goes that its breakfast, and at that barrel aged, I would say its a home run in the form of a liquid breakfast. Make your own decision.

PP (Price Point) - $15 or so for a 25oz bottle, containing only 7.5% to me is pretty damn steep, I would steer clear at this price. (1,048 characters)

Photo of phiberoptik
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for the taste, Cam! This was a good one.

Pours a deep black brown with mocha tints against the light. Head was negligible in my tasting pour.

Roasted malts, tobacco, smokiness in the nose with noticeable coffee notes and faint bourbon sweetness.

At first sip this hit me with dark chocolate right up front. Smoky, roasted, tobacco in the finish. Bits of bourbon sweetness in the middle but more bitter than sweet.

Medium bodied, smooth, with little carbonation.

Overall a very tasty treat. A far cry from some of the sweeter big stouts out there. (558 characters)

Photo of ColdPoncho
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes, 7-30-2011
Thanks for sharing, Urbancaver

A - black body, dense dark brown head.

S - sweet, smoky, bourbony, coffee. Very nice nose.

T - nice coffee, chocolate, bourbon and wood notes. The barrel comes out less in the taste than on the nose.

M - a bit thin, and a bit dry, but smooth and otherwise nice.

O - This is a real good beer. (349 characters)

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lucky enough to be offered this from the back room at Sherbrooke Liquor, and shared with my fellow BA in crime andrenaline (from notes)
A - Pitch black, thick mocha head with solid sheets of lacing
S - Strong coffee, very roasty, and a definite burbon whiskey kick
T - Super woody and sweet like a burbon up front, then chocolate and coffee malts come through, finishes with smoky woody flavours
M - Thick chewy, very smooth finishing with coffee bitter 4
T - big and different enough from the original to justify itself, I always appreciate the spirit of Mikkeller, but given the cost this will likely be a one time only tasting (631 characters)

Photo of brew3crew
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A-dark black with a nic tan head. I Ike the way this looks

S-great bourbon smell and blended with the coffee. Like it alot

T-
Very nice blend between the coffee and the Bourbon

M-medium body and so smooth. Very silkysmoooth.

O-very good beer. Qlot smoother than I was expecting (281 characters)

Photo of Urbancaver
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark dark brown. A pretty solid light tan head. Looks fairly pretty. Smells oaky with a ice light vanilla. The coffee doesn't come out strongly on the nose but is definitely present. Tastes coffee heavy with a nice touch of oakiness on the tongue. The coffee melds well with the bourbon. Overall a pretty solid barrel aged coffee beer (342 characters)

Photo of mcallister
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Created a new listing for this. Different label then the "Bourbon barrel edition" Beer Geek Breakfest and different ABV (10.7 compared to 7.5 on this).

Pours nearly black with a very foamy mocha colored head large and exploding, but loosely bodied and fizzy. Nice retention however.

Coffee, espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, and cream hit the ole factor then some light bourbon and oaky notes show through. Spent coffee grinds really are the main aroma, some dark fruit character in there as well.

Only being 7.5% ABV leaves this thing light and fluffy on the palate and way to quaffable. Bitter spent coffee grinds devours the palate. Creamy in the middle with apparent oat flavors, just a hint of bourbon adding to the character, mocha, heavy creme, hints of vanilla, black fruits, black licorice, bitter bakers chocolate, with some milk chocolate thrown in. Very nice and easy drinking. A little pricey however. (925 characters)

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Barrel Aged Breakfast"
22 oz bottle 7.5% ABV

A- Body is a deep, dark viscous brown almost black. Pours with a 1-2 finger creamy head that quickly fades to an eggshell collar. Little to no lacing laft behind in the glass.

S- Nose is very classic and typical for a bourbon barrell stout. Thick molasses, vanilla, bourbon sweetness, lots of oak, and some smooth bittersweet chocolate. The coffee tones are there but are balanced and somewhat take a backseat to the bourbon barrel and typical stout characters. I'm digging the nose of this one.

T- Taste is very similar to the nose but not as bright and colorful. Upfront is a definite bourbon flavor with a lot of oak and a hint of bittersweet dark chocolate in the background. A hint of vanilla comes through for the finish but this is a show for the roasted malt, coffee character, and bourbon. The bourbon heat really comes through. Its not super aggressive but it lets you know its there. The roasted malt bitterness is equally strong. What keeps the flavor in check is the smooth oak barrel.

M- Medium carbonation and a medium to thick body. The oak lends smoothness, the bourbon adds both stickyness and astrigency, the stout base adds thickness. Well balanced feel overall.

O- Overall this is a very good, well put together Bourbon Barrel stout. The "breakfast" comes through a lot more in the flavor than the nose. (1,376 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter. Pours opaque black color with a nice 2 finger very dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a fairly thick lacing cap that lasts. Some thick lacing is left on the glass as well. Aromas of huge bourbon notes with dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, wood, and a bit of vanilla. Good strong aromas here, decent balance, but a little heavy on the bourbon. Taste of huge notes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel on the front; with some bourbon and vanilla in the back. Finishes with a fair amount of bitterness that lingers for a bit with coffee and roasted flavor. Outstanding balance of flavors, very smooth drinking for the alcohol level as well. Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. Fairly creamy feeling as well. No alcohol noticed in the taste and a very slight warming on the finish. Overall an outstanding imperial stout. The nose was really strong on the bourbon, but the taste was great the bourbon sitting in the background. (1,002 characters)

Photo of schmoopsbeer
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to cpinto6 for this brew
Poured from bottle to snifter

Color: A combination of really dark brown to black. A one finger sized tan head form and leaves behind some decent lacing.

Nose: Smooth. Coffee and oak hit first followed by hints of vanilla and bourbon. Roasted malts are mellow but present.

Palate: Very drinkable and enjoyable. The carbonation is solid and the flavors blend well together. The coffee coats the mouth and then its soothes away by semi sweet vanilla and the bourbon textures. Chocolate even makes an appearance here.

Finish: Clean, soft, and crisp. really well done. The flavors all mesh to create a wonderful texture to the beer and allow for a nice complexity. Would like it to be more robust, but still a solid stout,

Rating: 95 out of 100 (780 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 04/06/11 notes. Big thanks to jslot38 for this one; thanks Justin. Tried this alongside the normal Beer Geek Breakfast, as well as the BG Hop and Bacon.

a - Pours a pitch black color with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like all the others.

s - Smells of bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol, and light coffee. Bourbon and alcohol is there, but not overwhelming.

t - Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, coffee.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a nice beer and nice variation of Beer Geek Breakfast. I still like the original better, so don't think this was an improvement, but it was still cool to try. Would have it again. (703 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Breakfast....aged in a barrel? I'm easy prey. Labled as "Barrel Aged Breakfast" with a listed 7.5% ABV. Based on previous encounters with the standard BGB and the $16.99 pricetag, expectations are very high. On to the beer:

I don't remember the others in the series being so dark and handsome. It looks like extremely well polished obsidian rock in the glass, and the mocha tanned head on top with the way it settles into a ½ inch collar delights the sense of sight. The nose is appealing; a straight up bourbon barrel with some smoke, oak, and coffee. Not an explosive aroma, but still delightful.

When one thinks of barrel aged stouts, one quickly thinks of big, gloppy beer. Barrel Aged Breakfast isn't like that. It gives you all the essential barrel aged stout character without the added weight. Bourbon and charred wood jump right into action. There's the oatmeal, which adds a tiny amount of sweetness. Light traces of coffee are noted. The overall characer is very tame and on the subtle side. Mouthfeel is a medium heavy with a little stick and a somewhat liquor-ish ending. A little barrel lingers in the aftertaste.

All these variations to the original base beer aren't better than the original, just different. Perhaps my expectations were set a little too high. That said, Barrel Aged Breakfast is a sound beer. (1,341 characters)

Photo of Gosox8787
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 500 mL bottle labelled "Barrel Aged Breakfast." 7.5% ABV. Served at room temperature and poured into my Dogfish Head snifter.

Appearance: Dark brown to baclk in color with a nice finger head. Decent retention.

Aroma: I get a lot of coffee from this initially. Espresso, smoke and a bit of char are all definitely there. Less noticable is some oak notes. I'm not getting much in the way of bourbon, caramel or vanilla though.

Taste: Much like the aroma, the barrel elements are almost non existent. Big coffee, espresso, and smoke upfront. Some very light notes of caramel and vanilla after the initial bitter wave of coffee. Not terrible, but the misssing contribution of the bourbon barrels is glaring.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin and light in body. The coffee really makes this feel thin and acidic.

Overall, a decent coffee stout, but a borderline trainwreck of a bourbon barrel aged beer. Bourbon is completely undetectable and doesn't really add anything. Less successful than the base beer in my opinion. (1,031 characters)

Photo of fear025
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma:Coffee, dark malts, chocolate, and maybe just a hint of bourbon in the aroma.

Appearance:Pours thick and black with an espresso colored head. Good head retention and lacing.

Taste:Tons of coffee flavor on the first sip. After that, the roasty notes, and chocolate flavors come through more. After a few sips I can start to smell a little of the bourbon from the barrels, but it's very faint. The midtaste and the aftertaste become more dry and leathery.

Mouthfeel:Medium body, good carbonation, creamy, a little alcohol warmth.

Overall:I was expecting more bourbon from this barrel aged beer. This one tastes like the regular breakfast stout. While still delicious, I was a little dissapointed, especially considering the price tag. (742 characters)

Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

7.5% with black cap...

A - Pours pitch black into my snifter with two fingers of dense mocha head that has amazing retention and super sticky lacing.

S - Although it's in no way overpowering I get a lot of bourbon notes from the barrel, followed by lots of bittersweet chocolate and dark roasted malts, some coffee notes as well as vanilla.

T - Chocolaty, sweet, dark roasted malts, bourbon and vanilla, bitter chocolate/espresso finish lingers on the palate, not as full as I thought it would be.

M - Rather bright carbonation for the style in my opinion.

O - Really glad I was able to give this one a try, very enjoyable and worth seeking out. (651 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

like the many before me, I'm reviewing "Barrel Aged Breakfast" which clocks in at 7.5%. I'm being a sheep here and not creating a new beer since I gotta think someone did that already and it is in the wings waiting to be added (and then these reviews will be ported over?)

a - opened the bottle and filled my new mikkeller glass (the 2 faces...kind of like a tulipy goblet or a goblety wine glass). Poured very lush and rich with a generous frothy mocha colored head. As the head slowly dissipated it left really creamy lacing. Kind of odd for a bourbon barrel aged brew, but stranger things have happened.

s - Creamy. Soft roastiness a bit of smokiness even if only a hint of it. Kind of what I remember from the beer geek breakfast. When I really focus on the smell I can pull a bit of peatiness or wood, but bourbon...not so much. I think the wood gives it that almost smoky quality...barely subtle hints of campfires.

t - The smokiness that I was pulling a bit in the smell is definitely more evident in the taste, but again, not a trace of bourbon...touch of a peatiness. I'm glad it is subtle since it is reminiscent of the black hole series which I wasn't the wildest about. The barrel aging on this one detracts from the base beer (assuming beer geek breakfast, which I love)

m - Full bodied and creamy.

o - Overall I find that the barrels that mikkeller uses in general seem to detract from his beers instead of adding a new layer of complexity like many other brewers. The barrels that mikkeller uses adds a peatiness as opposed to the flavor of the booze within the barrels. Almost scotchlike...
I'd really like to try the other brew (the 10.7% one). This beer is ok, good even, but I don't feel that it warrants the lofty price that a barrel aged beer typically commands. I'd rather pay 1/2 the price and get a beer geek breakfast which I find is really well done and doesn't need barrels. (1,906 characters)

Photo of russwbeck
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm sort of wondering if this is actually the correct place to review this beer. My bottle says 7.5% and is labelled Barrel Aged Breakfast

A: Huge brown head rests atop a black pour. Head is full of bubbles and sticks around for a long time. It laces wonderfully down the side of the glass.

S: The smell really reminds me of beer geek breakfast (the non-weasel version) with the Bourbon and vanilla notes thrown in.

T: Not a whole lot of Bourbon in the taste actually. Plenty of roasted malts to start it off with a nice amount of chocolate mixed in. This gives way to the only barrel aged characteristics my palate notices, some vanilla and woodiness, perhaps (and only perhaps) a brief hint of Bourbon. The big coffee finish really stands out with this beer, which ties everything together.

MF: Not as heavy or thick as I wanted it to be, but it is very nicely carbonated. Very dry finish and hardly a hint of alcohol.

O: This is an extremely drinkable Barrel Aged Stout. But I was looking for more of a Bourbon character and a thicker body. Not quite on the level I was expecting from this. (1,098 characters)

Photo of theghost3
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Labeled Barrel-Aged Breakfast & the ABV is listed at 7.5 percent.

Pours a deep mahogany with a 3-finger cafe au lait head. Lots of lacing, but only a ring of retention remains throughout.

Smell is strong of rich coffee with some bourbon, wood, and roasty malts. The taste is bitter coffee, burnt malts, and vanilla. Just a hint of bourbon. There's a bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is carbonated, slightly acidic. The body is lighter than I would expect from a Double Stout.

This is drinkable with the lower 7.5 percent ABV. The coffee flavors are great, but the bourbon is very week & the body is not as thick or oily as the original Geek Breakfast or Brunch Weasel. With the price tag for this one, I would rather stick with the original Geek or Brunch Weasel as opposed to this. (784 characters)

Photo of andrenaline
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to joemcgrath27 for procuring this oddity...

A - Pours pitch black, finger and a half of dark mocha head, solid retention and some nice sheeting lacing. Note: Originally I had this at 4.5, however, once I got to the bottom I was a bit put off by some large gelatin-ish chunks that remained and felt the need to adjust for it somewhere.

S - Bourbon scent is off the wall and is nicely complemented by some mocha and espresso scents. Not for the faint of heart!

T - Is this thing bourbon aged, or bourbon infused?! Luckily, I do enjoy a Kentucky bourbon every now and then, so completely enjoyed the flavour. Very bold on the sweet cherry coke bourbon, a nice mocha presence and a bit of a smoked peaty flavour that lingers. Superb!

M - A bit syropy and sticky, but I suppose given the style and the ABV, its rather suitable.

O - At 10.7% this one will surely give you a kick in the teeth, but in a way that won't leave you hurt. More of a morning coffee with a shot of bourbon. If you're a fan of bourbon, this will certainly satisfy you! (1,049 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, no wax dip this time, and 10.7% ABV - Mikkeller apparently doesn't trust Americans with this sort of octane.

This beer pours a solid, light-destroying black, with the slightest of cola highlights when held and tilted just right against the light of day, with a fair bit of chunky floaties pressing themselves against the sides. It gives up a near-overflowing dense foamy mocha head, which settles evenly, eventually rendering some twisted bike chain lace around the glass.

The aroma is umami-heavy salty steak sauce, boozy generic barrel wood, dry vanilla, molasses, a hint of Scandinavian licorice, and roasted chocolate malt. The taste is sweet, savoury toasted caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, day-old coffee grounds, a bit of saltwater taffy, grainy, slightly oakey barrel wood, and a swooping, but still dull-edged, alcohol warming.

The carbonation is quite soft, but adequately supportive for the style, the body a hearty middleweight, but seemingly punching above its class, to go with a decent, appealingly creamy, smoothness. It finishes with a significant drying trend, the booze and blindly inferred earthy, mildly citrusy hops doing a number on the lingering steakhouse-friendly malt.

The barrel treatment sure comes through on this beer - while the nice gargantuan oatmeal and coffee stout remains, the woody effect manifests in an almost off-putting nose, one which kind of under-represents the Kentucky spirit, flavour-wise. While still a big beer, and strangely drinkable, what with the well-obfuscated booze, I'm somewhat ruing the 18 bucks I dropped on this particular science project. (1,627 characters)

Photo of Gfunk720
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Labeled Barrel Aged Breakfast, and is listed at 7.5% ABV.

A- Pours deep black with a healthy coffee colored head. It retains very well, and laces the glass. The beer itself is pretty much pitch black.

S- Sweet coffe and bourbon. I get hints of chocolate and vanilla as well. Not terribly boozy, reminds me somewhat of KBS.

T- Burnt malt, coffee, and chocolate are the prominant flavors. I get a little bit of barrel, but not much. This is very much like the base beer, bitter and acidic. There really is not much complexity in the flavor.

M- Watery, and not terribly complex. It is a touch over carbed, but that's not the deal breaker. The bitter coffee aftertaste is a little off putting.

O- Overall this was not worth the hefty price tag. Not an awful beer, but I would not buy it again. Crazy on the bitter coffee, not so much on the barrel (862 characters)

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.76/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 ml bottle reads Barrel Aged Breakfast. She weighs in at 7.5%, which seems at odds with this tag. Purchased at the Naperville Binny's for upwards of 18 bones. My hands trembled violently when I reached for this and saw the tag. Perhaps my inner radar was on to something here.

Poured leisurely over an hour into a snifter. A thin, still, puddled mocha head sits atop a dark body. Lacing is disappointing; there isn't much. However, when the legs retreat back into the beer, a nice cinnamon hue takes hold along the rim. A slight redemption here.

Almost sour, smoke, some char, burnt paper?, touch of milk chocolate, and significant ash. Paging barrel aging?

Ash tray and cola with the slightest of milk chocolate. Bitter coffee, almost burnt, with a tannic finish. Ah, barrel aging...maybe. Bourbon barrel aging....seriously doubting it.

Mouthfeel is over carbonated and fizzy. Neither lush nor full enough. Really, I am confounded and disappointed here.

Overall, a poorly executed barrel aged stout. This beer is messy in that it doesn't seem to have taken to the barrel. What's left is a bummer of a barrel aged beer and a step down from the base. Tag on the price point and you have a beer that will not be purchased again. (1,236 characters)

Photo of jwinship83
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle that reads "barrel aged breakfast." this seems the most appropriate place to review it. 7.5% ABV. drank out of my stone IRS snifter. purchased for a staggering $16.49. ouch.

A- this one pours out an opaque black colored body with a finger or so of coffee colored head. the head takes its time falling and leaves behind a wall of lacing. cant ask for anything more from this style. perfect.

S- the nose starts out with dark roasted malts. after that i get some of the barrel notes. vanilla and bourbon. it smells more alcoholic than the ABV would indicate. dark chocolate moves in after that. plenty of coffee on the finish.

T- the taste begins with dark roasted malts. almost burnt tasting. bourbon. lots of coffee and dark chocolate. the barrel once again makes itself known by adding in some vanilla and oak which blends wonderfully with the chocolate. coffee and earthy hops at the end.

M- the body is a solid medium. a little smaller than i would have expected. the barrel aging has taken away some of the smoothness from the original. the carbonation comes across as high. the alcohol seems stronger than the ABV indicates.

O- i really liked this beer i feel that the barrel aging was well done. i would love to try it again, but the cost makes it so that it would have to be for a special occasion only. the ABV makes it so that a couple on a special night would be just right. (1,402 characters)

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Beer Geek Breakfast - Bourbon Edition from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.