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Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast (Bourbon Edition)

Formerly brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2408) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
A very generous birthday gift from drabmuh. You da man! A: Pitch black with a dark tan head that shrinks to a thin crema and holds, leaving decent lacing. S: In order of appearance: strong bourbon and alcohol, scorched malts, roasted malt, dark chocolates, coffee. T: Right away, I can tell this beer is a sipper and best split a few ways. The bourbon is very forward. The malts taste more burned than they do roasted. While this is problematic, in and of itself, it also serves to overpower the coffee flavors I enjoy in Beer Geek Breakfast. Notes of wood are there, as well, adding another layer of complexity. I’m also finding a nice dark chocolate taste I like, as well. Overall, there are some good flavors to be found, but I believe that they are out of balance. M: Palate coating, high alcohol presence, very rich. D: A fun beer, and while I was very happy and thankful to have had it, I wouldn’t seek it out, knowing what I know now. Barrel aging doesn’t always mean better. I prefer the standard version of this brew. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-22-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2012
500 ml bottle - 2009 vintage. deep deep brown, almost pitch black. Marron head with grey hints, creamy yet very sticky. Aroma of bourbon, some booze, green paprica, burnt wood, roasted malt. Medium body with roasted impressions all over, while bitterness and sweetness is lingering the whole way through, bitterness is finally coming through in the finish. Taste of coffee, grapes, dark chocolate, and bourbon, slight vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours unclear dark unclear coffee black in color with a dark creamy cinnamon mocha head. The aroma is quite smokey with a bit of sweet roasted malts. The flavor bring coffee and chocolate notes on a decently creamy body. The barrel has calmed down and there are no boozy notes, but definitely delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3530) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Poured a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of vanilla, roasted malt, cocoa, and some light dark fruit. Flavors are the same with some light ash and some nice thick chewiness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12334) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Bottled 500ml (Beer Hunters, batch #463, 220109/221014)
Pitch black color, small steady brown head. Toasted, whiskey aroma and light fudge & vanilla. Medium-bodied. Smooth palate. Lots of whiskey, some "whiskey fudge". Nothing to do with the original BGB - so much bourbon here. In the bottom of bottle nasty jam-like yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3098) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle, poured a deep pitch black with coffee colored head. Small to medium lacing. Aromas of chocolate, caramel corn, bourbon, and licorice. Taste is cocoa, roasted grain, coffee bean, and vanilla bourb notes. Smooth mouth and not too hoppy or metalic. Very good Russian Imperial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
[4327-20120309] 500mL bottle. Burnt band-aid roast aroma has a bit of candied fruit. Black red-hued body with a medium-lasting creamy brown head. Barrel wood roast malt flavour has a big long-lasting burnt aftertaste. Full body is huge and boozy. That’s a big bold boozy beer, but the booze is quite hidden. (8/3/7/4/16) 3.8
Overheard: "You’re dripping, Harry."
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Bottle #742141. March 9. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small frothy light-brown head. Slightly mild aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit and of course, bourbon.Flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some bourbon and vanilla. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Pretty good, the barrel-aging is subtle which I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
Bottle shared at The Kernel during my birthday celebration, London. Pours black-brown with a crazy strong, beige foam head - you could eat the head with a spoon. Vanilla in the nose with some herbal notes, mint, roasty cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor, restrained roastiness, warming bourbon, coffee, some dark fruits and jammy fruits. Full bodied with chewy and creamy carbonation. Warm finish, mildly drying with some dark coffee, dark fruits and fruitcake, some scorched earth, mild smoke, booze, roasted malts, peat, cocoa. Not bad. The level of complexity is pretty immense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
Bottle at breakfast time, thanks to Leighton during his birthday celebrations. It pours jet black, with a massive tan head. The nose is vanilla, bourbon, wood, roasted malt, caramel, spice, Christmas cake, booze, nougat and marzipan. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, meat, coffee, caramel, oak, vanilla, dark fruit, spice, booze, ash, treacle, burnt toffee, marshmallow and marzipan, with a slightly sweet finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. Lots going on here, but not quite as good as the regular version.

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