San Diego Beer Geek Brunch | Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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4.21/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
California, United States
mikkellersd.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by user785335 on 01-21-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
32
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Richter525
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of narddawg314
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.03/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep thick black with a decent dark brown head. Nose is loaded with coffe some caramel and toasted charred earthiness. Taste is loaded with dark roast coffee and then more coffee! Roasted grains, light caramel, nuts and burnt toast. Super thick, shake like. Very smooth and slick feel. It’s a hardy meal in and of itself.

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Photo of CMEG
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a stout consistent with it's maker. Pours a ridiculously rich black - slight carmel head on the pour. So thick, light does not penetrate it. Aroma of coffee, earth, roasted nuts. Flavor is amazing - full, chocolaty, coffee, a bit boozy - a liquid dark chocolate bar!! Feel is consistent with the standard of Mikkeller - full, weighty - a meal of a stout!!!

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsf14
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of connoisseur
4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Remarkably smooth and delicious.
Look: Black with tan head and nice lacing.
Smell: Hint of coffee.
Taste: Smooth and rich with coffee undertone. Pretty true to style.
Feel: Smooth and rich
Overall: Excellent.

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Photo of Suds
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a twelve ounce can, this is an obsidian hued brew, capped with a dark cream colored head...thick. The aroma is heavy...intense with malt, brown sugar, booze, chocolate, ripe fruit, and a background musty hop scent. The taste has sweetness in the foretaste, warmth from the start, lots of chocolate and coffee flavors, and intense bitterness. Full in body and very satisfying.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Upon cracking the can, a solid orb of tan cream expands out without breaking. The pour is slick black with clear brown and red ribbons swirled throughout. The head erupts to a full fist of solid milk chocolate cream foam, then settles to a thin bubbly blanket with a thick collar.

Smell is roasty and nutty chocolate malt, banana skin-like vanilla, plus some metallic-salty-woody-molasses-like pine resin hops in the background.

Taste is tangy, salted caramel, bitter coffee, heavily roasted malt, and baker's cocoa. Then, chocolate syrup and heavier mocha enters as it warms, but still with those sharp, tangy and woody hop notes. At times I get hints of raspberry.

Mmmm. The feel is nice, smooth, round and thick but not heavy. But it then dries up and thins out on the swallow to a chewy finish.

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Photo of Roguer
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark black brew; small head from a careful pour; little retention to speak of.

Coffee and roasted barley nose; no char or ash. Very slight wine-like quality (sour grapes). Toffee and chocolate.

Wonderful big malt body, with all edges rounded out by creamy coffee and brown sugar. The malt brings a moderately bitter roasty quality, along with a chocolate flavor. Fairly sweet stout, with brown sugar, overripe plums and dates, and syrup.

Very little heat for such a big beer. Smooth, creamy, slightly chewy.

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Photo of jooler
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured it from a can
look is thick black with little head
smell is sweet chocolate and nuts
taste is sort of like bourbon, cocoa, coffee, some nuttiness
feel is like motor oil. its very thick
overall, this is an amazing beer. its sort of like tenfidy but with little less flavor

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Chocolaty booze aroma but the alcohol goes down fairly unnoticed. Tastes of milk chocolate, cofffee, and roasted dark malts. This is a really creamy and smooth brew. I will definitely be buying this again.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brymtb
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

....so...do you like Vietnamese coffee...hmmmm...then this is for you....best consumed with lots of Krispy Kreme donuts at 3am on Las Vegas Blvd aka The Strip...but then you knew that...

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Photo of Dewsby
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L) Nearly perfect appearance. Very thick and roasty head with insane retention. Great lacing with little toasty rings that hug the snifter until the final sip. The beer itself is dark black with a slick and silky appearance.

S) The smell is lovely but surprisingly weak compared to the taste. There are notes of toffee, espresso, and rich malted milk ball.

T) The beer tastes fantastic, with everything mentioned in the nose, but far stronger than one would expect. The finish is an intense bitter roastiness that refuses to leave the tongue.

F) It drinks like velvet. Rich and creamy in both flavor and texture. Low carbonation.

O) This beer truly is a standalone brunch. A must try and rebuy.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of azkkr
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really dark brown color with dark brown head. Aroma has milk chocolate, caramel with some sweetened coffee on top. Taste is sweet and milky at first with chocolate, roasted malt and lactose. Finish is more roasty with a medium cacao and coffee bitterness. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall it's a quite nice coffee stout with a good drinkability for its ABV.

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Photo of kccraftenthusiast
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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San Diego Beer Geek Brunch from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 32 ratings