RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle poured a magnificent deep cola with an enormous frothy mocha head that took several minutes to dissapate, and best lacing I’ve seen to date. Aroma begins with roasted malt, coffee beans, bakers chocolate, licorice, before the piney resin hop reveals itself. Taste begins with dark fruits followed by roasted malt and coffee before a wave of palatable hop bitterness is introduced. Nice sticky mouthfeel with alcohol warming and bitterness lingering on the palate. jahshuwuh (567) - USA - SEP 23, 2012
Very dark pour with good sized mocha head. Smells like hoppy coffee. A distinct bitter, thick and frothy taste with after tastes of coffee and chocolate and oats. Bitter subsides quickly after each drink.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Beermack (725) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2012
50cl bottle. Pours jet black with thin tan head (doesn’t stick around long), light lacing. Aroma is an incredibly interesting mix of medium & dark roast coffee, deep roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, and some spicy, herbal, and citric hop notes. Taste is a real potent combo of all the above flavours - incredibly well balanced - the herby/spicy hop character comes through pretty well in spite of all of the heavy roasted flavour going on here; loads of brilliant intense coffee notes - a real freshly-ground taste. Plenty of roasted malt and bitter (very) dark chocolate in there too. Mouthfeel is full and silky smooth. Lingering light hop bitterness (faint grapefruit even) and powerful roasted notes of the palate. Big fan of Beer Geek Breakfast, so no surprises that I like this - thought the hops really do give this a great lift; another cracker from Mikkeller. brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Pours a black as night with a half finger tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells of mint, dark chocolate, coffee, char, toffee, some floral notes. Taste starts with a mixture of somewhat bitter and almost charred coffee and dark chocolate. Lots of roasty flavors. Then in the middle the nice carbonation comes through along with sweeter coffee and chocolate. Then finishes with more roasted flavors and a nice hint of pine, I think, from the hops. I get the mint flavor to match the smell. High medium body with a nice creamy and slick texture. I’m assuming this beer is intended to be drank kind of immediate. With age, the hops go away and more of the bolder stout flavors show through. My bottle was older, so the hops were faint, but still added complexity to the beer. This is an excellent lighter imperial stout that tastes bolder than it is and is somewhat unique due to the bolder hops. slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Black pour. Creamy tan head that coats the glass. Coffee and hops in the aroma. More on the tongue. Hops don’t come in till late. Some roast also. 091212
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - SEP 9, 2012
Take the Mikk’s Jackie Brown, multiply all aromatic/flavor parameters by 2, keep the alcohol average (7.5) and you get this Hoppy beer for Breakfast.
Nose is rich: roasty, chocolaty and hoppy.
Mouth is deep, as a stout should be plus the amazing hoppinness and bitterness that make Mikkeller’s beers so special.
I love this one too. laiti (8374) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 02.06.2011Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - SEP 1, 2012
Aroma is rather hoppy with fruits, ash and roasted malt. Flavour is also hoppy with some fruits, ash, roasted malt and coffee. Just what it promises to be – a BGB with extra hops. I prefer mine without those.
To this day the best stout I have had. Aroma of coffee, hops and roasted malt, taste is the same, very hoppy but also very roasted and the coffee plays a big role. Bitter finish. Camons (12313) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, grapefruit and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, pine, citrusly hops, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090710 freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 Pours near black with tan head. Rich aromatic earthy scent, a strange bay leaves and a pseudo spearmintiness, bright coffee, light citrus fruit and roasted grain. The taste is very satisfying. Uber rich and frothy with lots of oats and a creamy mouth feel. Bittering grains and coffee and a healthy dose of orange citrus in a cleaner wipes sort of way, and light herbal hops nicely compliment the very earthy grain. Soft carbonation let?s the smooth brew go down so easy it?s hard to wait and let it warm up. It has a light character similar to a robust porter but the oats take it to the next level. Very organized brew, nearing perfection. Finishes a bit too dry but leaves a nice touch of sweetness. As it warms it becomes more of a mash up if the ingredients with a muddy mixed flavor, still good but when it was a bit colder it was supremely smooth.