Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber from a couple different trades. Thanks. Dark, somewhat watery appearance. Aroma is coffee (duh). Smells like iced coffee. Flavor is much of the same. Mouthfeel is watery. Moderate alcohol level is well hidden. Pretty decent for the style. A mild let down.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer Geek Breakfast pours midnight black on a moonless night. No light pushes through the body of this beer. A two finger brown head rises on the pour and fades to a skimming leaving lacing on its way down. Thick silky patchy lacing is left behind after each sip.
Aroma begins with a roasty maltiness and a touch of lactic. Moderate room temp. coffee comes through in the middle along with something that reminds me of crayons. Piney and spicy hops along with bakers chocolate and a lactic quality come through on the backend. The aroma is very nice but a little more subdued than I would’ve liked.
Roasty malts kick things off and play a major role throughout. A little hop spiciness comes through in the middl getting even spicier with a quick flash of alcohol. Coffee bean, bakers chocolate and that mild lactic quality show themselves on the end along with a nice wave of mildly piney and spicy hops. Excellent flavor!
Mouthfeel may be a little on the thin side but I’m still undecided. It’s thinner than I’d expect but I like it quite a bit. The more I sip the more I’m starting to dig the mouthfeel. Leaves a mild lingering hop and roasty malt bitterness.
The thinner than expected mouthfeel makes this beer go down way too quickly. I keep having to slow myself down.
Good beer from Mikkeller. I sampled this right after sampling a Founders breakfast stout. The two are totally different beasts and I like the direction both of them have taken. Hopefully I’ll be drinking some more Mikkeller brews in the future.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a dark chestnut tan head. Great palate - not overly thick or chalky, but smooth and creamy. Aroma of fresh coffee and roasted malt, in equal measure. Some dark sweetness in the background. Ashy roast flavor to start with a smooth finish. Coffee is integrated smoothly into the brew - clearly present, but not dominating. Worth the hype.
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A slick dark brown/black pour that has the dark tan head and lace. An aroma as you would expect of coffee/chocolate and a hint of smoke for me. The flavor takes off on the chocoffee for me. The palate is most exceptional it is smooth rich and thick but not slimy or gooey. A very nice offering.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Brewfiend for sharing. Pours a super deep dark black with a nice dark tan head. The aroma is very dense and filled with mollasses, milk chocolate, coffee, and a light dose of floral hops. Very nice creamy, yet powerful flavor that exudes coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and a light floral hoppy bite. Killer dry oaky finish that lasts forever. Very nice!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This was a real treat. Rich milk chocolate body. Slight coffee hints to it. Creamy brown head and a black body. Lots of chocolate on the roasted body with plenty of coffee mixed in. Light smooth finish.
JK (4416) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great coffee beer, it reminded me of peche mortel. Nearly still with no carbonation. Thick, black syrup. Coffee aroma, intense but not bitter and it has more flavor than merely cold coffee. Medium sweet malt and chocolate are in there as well. Exceptionally smooth palate. Thanks to Brewfiend for sharing.
Suttree (5134) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black, with a big brown head. Great aroma, with the coffee and the chocolate and all. Smooth and silky palate. Flavor has coffee, as one might imagine, as well as smoky edge, too. Not just a bunch of flavors, though, its all masterfully blended and immensely satisfying. Very, very good.
greenhorn1 (809) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark as tar with a cream brown head. Big coffee, chocolate and roast malt aroma. Flavor is very similiar with a massive espresso hit. Lasting bitterness finish. Full bodied and a creamy mouthfeel. Excellent stout.
pantanap (3356) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle....aroma: bitter coffee roast balanced with semi-sweet chocolate....appearace: deep black pour, medium bodied w/ thick and foamy tan head....taste: bitter roast, chocolate malts, finishes with some bitter dark chocolate.....no compaints about this one as it lived up to its name and reputation