Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

First off, great name, “Beer Geek Breakfast”, how could you not buy a beer called that?  Somehow this beer got pushed back into the dark depths of my Beer Cellar. As I was updating my Beer Cellar list a couple days ago, I saw that I had not reviewed it since buying it over 4 months ago.  So, without further delay…

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

Pour:

Beer poured nice, generating a huge head with a moderate pour.  Also had tons of aroma as I poured it my glass; it got me excited to drink it.

Appearance:

This is an inky black beer, totally opaque, no hint of any red or brown hues.  It also had a very dark brown think creamy head.  Great head retention on this beer.

Aroma:

Very strong coffee aroma, with many other aromas that made the nose on this beer very complex, chocolate, smokey, nutty and earthy.

Taste:

The initial mouth feel on this beer is a smooth coffee wrapped in chocolate with a touch of smoke, very nice.  As the beer rolls through your mouth you a get a pleasant zing of carbonation, followed by a nice punch of hop bitterness.

Drinkability:

This is a deep complex beer, many aromas and flavors very well balanced together.  The 7.5% abv is not noticeable and doesn’t go to your head like some other strong beers.  However, I did think this was slightly over carbonated for this style of beer.

Food Pairing:

This would go great with dark chocolate or some heavily smoked or lightly seasoned red meat.

Tasting Method: 22 oz bottle

My Rating: 94

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