Saturday, December 15, 2012

#10 "Beer Geek Breakfast" by Mikkeller

By Mikkeller
In Denmark
7.50 ABV
Oatmeal Stout

Mikkeller is a gypsy brewer that goes around the globe setting up areas to brew his beer.  The "Beer Geek Breakfast" name has had more spin offs than CSI. This is the original base formula for the beer. It's brewed with chocolate malts, oats and gourmet coffee.

Visual: Jet black but there is a noticeable yeast sediment in the glass. Not very appetizing but it greets you in the glass.

Smell: It really smells like roasted coffee. The type of coffee that you know will get you wired. A dark roast with an almost charred smell.

Taste:Mouthfeel is medium, you get a big dose of black roasted coffee. The roast is very apparent even cold. The oats add a bit of creamyness making it easier to sip. There is a hint of bitterness, not exactly a hop bitterness more of a charred coffee lingering on the toungue. As you drink it your mouth gets coated with an ashtray sensation

Overall: A very coffee forward stout, you will enjoy it if you like big robust coffee flavors. It lacks in much anything else as the bitterness and slight creaminess are there to supplement the roast coffee. It would be much better if it had more diversity but it definitely is a sipper beer even at the moderate alcohol level. 89/100

Sunday, December 9, 2012

# 8 and # 9 Evil Twins "Aún Más A Jesús" and "Even More Jesus"

By Evil Twin Brewing
 Aún Más A Jesús Brewed in Companyia Cervesera del Montseny SLL, Catalunya, Spain
Even More Jesus Brewed in Valby, Denmark
Both have a ABV of 12% Alcohol
Both Imperial Stouts

Evil Twin is brewed by a Gypsy brewer that goes around all over the globe establishing areas to create beer. Much like his brothers beer company "Mikkeller", the style of beer is always a unique take with interesting marketing such as naming a beer "Even More Jesus". These beers tend to be priced highly, with these 12ozs pricing at $11.00. Drinking these side by side I will hyphen it with a E for Even More Jesus and an A, for "Aún Más".

Visual: Both of these are pitch black, A comes out much thicker but E has a bigger head with a dark brown head. A almost gushes out like motor oil.

Smell: Aun has a slightly sweet sugary smell, with heavy dark chocolate and coffee. Even smells more like alcohol.

Taste: Even's alcohol is very apparent with a heavy expresso taste and alcohol heat lingering.  Aun is more balanced with a really thick mouthfeel that coats the mouth. Slightly sweet dark coffee, fudge, a lot more balanced. A slight cherry taste to it. As it warms up you get a slight buttery mouthfeel, almost like a chocolate batter. Even's alcohol is more balanced but it still isn't well balanced.

Overall: These beers feel very different from all aspects, Although both have chocolate and coffee the type of ingrediants feel like a different formula. The alcohol in Even More overwhelms from the other flavors. Aun is more balanced but I don't feel like the price is justified.
Aún Más A Jesús 85, Even More Jesus 81