LinusStick (3001) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! A delicious stout! Aroma was perfect. A strong blend of coffee, oak, bourbon and roasted chocolate malt. Pour was perfect as well. Deep dark black with a two finger tan head and a huge sediment pile on the bottom of the glass (nice!). Taste was a little weaker than the aroma but still great. Chocolate and coffee provide the backbone and is very full and strong. After the swallow oak and bourbon come up through the sinuses and coat the back of the tongue. Nice carbonation. Great beer!
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black pour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee maybe a hint of bourbon. Chocolate and caramel roast stout. Good stout.
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a little bit like pie crust, but also a bit soapy, some vanilla, a bit of roast. It’s very dark, with a tall head that leaves spotty lace. Taste is a bit watery for me, coffee, roast, graham cracker, pretty bitter coffee finish. Palate is pretty thin for me, but not terrible. Overall, it’s pretty okay, but I taste no bourbon, which seems to be the point of the beer. Shared with tarheels86.
GT2 (9275) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL courtesy of biggirlpanties. The pour is a near black with a large, dense, sheen, deep brown mocha head. Very nice retention and big webby and sheety lace. Aroma is really not doing it for me: floral, chemical, pool cleaner, lemon, sweet lemon drops. Nothing that reminds me of coffee, roast, stout, bourbon, oak, even just beer. Could be a box of old lemon drops. Taste is oily and soapy/watery dichotomy. Light olive, watery roast. Thinner palate: watery and then oily switching back and forth. Somehow inferior to Beer Geek Breakfast.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
medium black body, a dark tan head rises at least five fingers, great retention and lace, plus the head looks puffy really good... a very disappointing nose, firstly its very weak, secondly the bourbon does not show off at all, mostly some light creamy coffee, thirdly the great notes of the base beer which I love in all other forms is missing... taste is better shows off the bourbon, but still pedestrian overall, taste is bland, a little light coffee, a hint of vanilla, putting me to sleep... on a plus side the mouthfeel is really nice... SO disappointing, the worst breakfast stout they’ve done, and a really pour barrel aged beer
beerbill (3567) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours black with a moderate brown head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left a layer and curtain of foam with each sip. Very pleasant aroma of coffee with notes of vanilla and caramel. Even though this beer is bourbon barrel aged, the bourbon does not overwhelm as it does in so many BA beers. Instead, it complements quite nicely. The flavor is coffee with again some accompanying vanilla and caramel. Moderate coffee bitterness at the finish. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied. What a nice way to start the day!
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz. pours black as oil with some nice lacing and slight bit of brown head. Smells of wonderful dark chocolate, smoke, leather, coffee, and vanilla. Dark roasted coffee, toffee, vanilla, charred bourbon barrels, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and the finish is long and roasted bitter.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a full and heavy tan creamy head. Loads of sweet milk chocolate, deep roasted coffee, vanilla, soy, tobacco, toffee, and charred oak. Vanilla is really nice up front with milk chocolate and roast coffee. The tobacco comes in around the middle taste with the soy. The finish is bitter roast and lasting.
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at StateLine... Poured into a snifter... black color, with an awesome two finger head. The head was mocha colored with small bubbles that stuck around. Nice aroma of some light smoke, coco, roasted malts, coffee and bourbon.... Taste is warming... maybe some peppers in there? Light vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee.... Very smooth and creamy.... easy to drink. Blended together very well. Overall: I love mikkeller and this is another great beer, but for the price... I would probably go with the regular beer geek breakfast.
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/25/11. Bottle. Black pour with a small brown head. Ashy chocolate aroma with coffee and a touch of vanilla and bourbon. Sweetish, almost sour flavor with more coffee and chocolate and a bit of barrel, but its pretty subtle. Nice!