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Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast 10.7% (Bourbon Edition)

Formerly brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2962) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Bottled. Pours black in color with a tan head. Fresh coffee beans, milk chocolate, burnt wood mixed with hard toffee and notes of vanilla in aroma. Nice. Roasted malts, coffee, some smoke and vanilla in taste. Very smooth as well. A great brew with lots of aromas and flavors. Very well balanced too. Slightly dry. Leaves one with a woody licorice coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4734) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Chocolate and oak aromas. Dry with sweet chocolate and caramel upfront turning thin in the hot oak and bourbon burn finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
500mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours jet black with a small tan head. Aroma is quite oxidized, with some tart vinous notes and some cocoa. Flavour is thankfully quite a bit better, with notes of cocoa, moderate bourbon notes, and a cold cup of black coffee. There’s almost a hint of chilli pepper in there too. Definitely on the down slope in terms of age - I wish I had drank this fresher. A big step down from the regular Beer Geek Breakfast - not as smooth, nor as full-bodied. Certainly tastes better than it smells, but it’s not the most elegant beer at this stage. Still, quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1386) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle shared with (and great courtesy of) the Bergen tasting crew. Pours a black colour with a small light beige head. Powerful aroma of liqueur, bourbon, spices, coffee, oak, roasted malt and hint of white sage. Nice. The flavour has more roasted malt and bourbon and nice coffee touch. Has a rich and slick mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. A great and complex beer with a nice touch of bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (2544) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 May 2011, 0,5l bottle (batch #463) sampled @ first ever BBGTC tasting:
Fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, bourbon, vanilje, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, mørk frukt, litt soyasaus. Fyldig sødmerik litt syrlig smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, bourbon, vanilje, kaffi, sjokolade, mørk frukt, krydder. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Veldig god.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pyrmir (3967) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Lots of bourbon in the nose, kind of acidic notes. Taste full: loads of bourbon, dark sugar, coffee, chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
A bourbon nose, but understated Bourbon in the taste. Roast, an interesting roast, chocolate, engine oil. Smooth, above average mouthfeel. Well integrated. Gelatin thickness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1777) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2012
Aroma: The smell is fudge with nuts and vanilla, almond, but also some saw dust and alcohol.
Appearance: The beer is black, with a brown rather modest head, leaving little lacing. But good curtains.
Taste: The beer is sweet, dried fruits, figs and dates, some wood and bourbon character is noted, as well as a licorice nuance.
Palate: Medium carbonation, warm, oily and complex body.
Overall: A bit sweet, but a very lovely dessert beer (not really breakfast I dare say).
Note: Bottle - Tasted at a beer sampling at De Klomp, Linköping, Sweden. Reviewed 2010-09-04.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
March 9, 2012 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. 500ml bottle c/o ("I am NOT dripping!"). Nearly opaque brown-black with a smallish creamy light brown head. Aroma - some sweet bourbon and dry oak in there, but thankfully it’s mostly a great imperial stout: dry, deep coffee/chocolate roast, alcohol, quite herbal, a bit lactic, not sweet or fruity at all (8+). Taste follows, terrific balance, it’s creamy and strong but not boozy - nutshell and tons of coffee, enough to shove the damned bourbon way into the background. Slightly thick and definitely creamy and frothy mouthfeel, lively but not sharply so, finishes deeply roasty with appropriate alcohol and bitterness - a fine example of how to do a restrained bourbon finish on a beer. Excellent stuff, although I prefer the "regular" version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Chocolate mint aroma. Sweet nose, mint chocolate flavor yields to a coffee finish.

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