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Mikkeller Barrel Aged Breakfast Bourbon (US Version 7.5%)

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø

Style: Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3405) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 16, 2011
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 13, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2011
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10560) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2011
bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol. Flavour is dry, oak, vanilla, hop, bourbon, alcohol, coffee, cocoa. Long finish. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
Bottle. 16.9 oz. Split with and courtesy of James. Pours a deep amber mud with a thick, creamy, tightly bubbled amber head. Spotty, clinging lace. Aroma of bourbon, cinnamon, licorice, vanilla, dark chocolate, roast, and odd marshmallow notes. Tastes of roasted coffee beans, bourbon, vanilla, and slight smoky sweetness. Full, rich, velvety body. This beer is luscious, robust and satisfying. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
"Barrel Aged Breakfast". 500ml black-capped bottle. It pours beautifully into my snifter. It is a dense, oily looking black with a foamy brownish tan head. The head sticks for awhile before receding with some lacing. The smell is very nice. It has a lot of vanilla and oak scents from the barrels, it smells almost creamy. There is cocoa, wort, roasted malts and hints of hops and coffee under them. The flavor is more like the original with a decent blast of coffee, some cocoa, and roasted malts. There is a hint of hops, oak, and spice. The sweetness I expected isn’t there. It is a very subtle BA beer. I liked it as much as I liked the original .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2011
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with thick, clingy tan foam. Nose is coffee, cocoa and bourbon; three of my favorite breakfast beverages. A little hay and some wood. Creamy and coating with a light tingle and a tang. Taste like it smells with the coffee stronger and the bourbon softer. Finishes with barely burnt sugar and oats. Restrained for Mikkeller but still good.

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