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Mikkeller Barrel Aged Breakfast Bourbon (US Version 7.5%)

 (RETIRED)
overall
99
100
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)

Style: Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7909) - 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 .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark black color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, woody, peat, chocolate, and some vanilla. Tastes of wood, vanilla, earthy, roasty, chocolate, and coffee. Bourbon on the lighter side.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2674) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Such a subtle barrel treatment here it really diversifies the flavor profile without dominating it like a number of other beers that treat their stouts this way. Impressive in that respect especially since the base beer is so enjoyable to begin with. Nice pudding looking tan head with some long lasting lacing down the glass. Mostly vanilla aroma with a touch of bourbon and a nice roasted coffee aspect wafting up through your nose. Flavor is mostly coffee and bittersweet chocolate up front that fades into a bit of a vanilla flavor, some wood, and a faint hint of bourbon sweetness and alcohol. Finish is sticky sweet and very candy dessert like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon aroma. Roasted malty chocolate coffee and bourbon flavor. Has a roasted malty bourbon finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottw86 (1126) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Poured black with a large foamy tan head. Aroma has lots of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, and a fair amount of hops. Taste is very thick and creamy with lots of chocolate malts and coffee. Some vanilla and bourbon as well, but there is not as much bourbon flavor as I expected. It is good that they didn’t overdo it. The taste is slightly sweet, but it has a roasted bitterness that lasts. Overall a great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle shared by maniac at the 14th Richmond Gathering. Pours opaque with a medium tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roast), light hops (earthy, herbal), and light esters (fruity) with notes of tar, prune, peat, oak, vanilla, and licorice. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3854) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Sampled at the Richmond 14th gathering. Pours a dark brown with thin layaer of tan head. Nose is vaniila, hint of wood, light funk, expresso, Thin on the palate, but still really good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
(Sample Date: 3/19/2011 Source:Other) Chocolate and roast. Black with little head. Roasty with a lot of roasty astringency and black malts. Whiskey and vanilla notes come through in the finish. Lots of roasty bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Jay at the post NotB tasting, thanks! Poured black with a dark brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a pretty strong coffee note with some roasted malts and a bit of chocolate as well as a light hint of bourbon. Flavor had smooth roasted malts with a strong coffee note but not much bourbon. Wish the bourbon would have come out a bit more on the tongue.


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