February 2, 2010

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

Here's an absolutely delicious and complex beer. It really is perfect for breakfast, or because of the light tobacco flavor, a great alternative to a cigar and cognac, or paired with dark chocolate for dessert.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast is brewed in Denmark. It is an oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. At 7.5% ABV, it's not super-duper strong, but I did share my bottle with Robin and Dong.

It pours black with a tan head, tons of tiny bubbles. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, cigar tobacco, and tastes of bitter dark chocolate, dark dried fruit (prune, raisin), light hoppiness, and a little smokiness too. Smooth, viscous body, but light and somewhat creamy. Bittersweet, earthy finish. I've also had the Mikkeller All Others Pale and Stateside IPA, which are a little more traditional, but equally as delicious as Beer Geek Breakfast. All of Mikkeller's brews are superb!

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