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

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