Beer Geek Dessert | 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): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TheCrowsEye on 04-16-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

The beer pours out pitch black, with 1 finger of dark khaki colored head------------------ the aromas are of alcohol, black licorice, vanilla frosting, amereto, fudge brownie batter and cola(berry sweet smelling)----------------- the flavors are of bitter chocolate, sweet chocolate, vanilla, amereto and roasted malts, the beer has a full mouthfeel with a bitter chocolate finish--------------------- overall this beer was outstanding - super sweet vanilla frosting meets bitter dark chocolate with a thick milkshake like mouthfeel--

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Photo of Knickfan3
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Near black in appearance, with little head. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Full of a sweet chocolate aroma. The chocolate is presented similar smelling to brownie batter. The vanilla blends well with the cocoa, with a slight warmness from the booze.
Taste: Follows the nose. Cocoa is the dominant force behind the taste, but the vanilla is detectible as well. There is a roasty malt complex to the beer as well, which blends nicely with the cocoa. Sweetness is also evident in the taste, giving this beer a frosting/brownie batter sweetness, which I am enjoying. As it warms, there is a bit of a bite to the beer, both in terms of alcohol and bitterness. The chocolate also mellows out to a warm inviting flavor.
Feel: Medium in body and weight. Somewhat syrupy texture to the beer. Carbonation is moderate for the style, but I wish it was a tad lower. Regardless, it is easy to drink.
Overall: I was very hyped for this beer. It might be the sweetest stout that I have had to date. The booze is detectible, but isn't off-putting. When it comes to fudgy, this beer is there. I can see how to some they might not enjoy it, but I do (I definitely have a sweet tooth). I am very grateful to try this, and I think it is worth a try. Cheers!

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

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.31/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shiny, gloopy ink black with a large, air-bubble pocked mocha foam that quickly settles to nothing but a thin ring.

Smell is sort of artificial, like an instant brownie batter mix, with dark chocolate chips and vanilla frosting.

That cloying vanilla frosting is present in flavor too, with a goopy dark chocolate that leaves minimal room for beery flavors. There's a sort of cherry almond in the swallow, and only the slightest hint of roast. It's tasty...but also difficult to drink much of. Ergo, the 16 ounce format is ill-advised.

This is quite sweet, sharp and sticky with an almost acidic sort of booze. A mild velvety fizz tries to mitigate this, as the finish is semi-dry with a sting of heat on the way down.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer Geek Dessert from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 11 ratings