Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Stout

Glass: English pint
Purchased at: OakTree BuyRite, South Plainfield NJ (Thanks, Jay & Matt!)
Price: $14.99
Size: 22.3 fl oz
ABV: 7.5 %
IBU: n/a
Estimated Calories: 175 C
RateBeer Rating: 100

Aural: quick release in opening, dark, quiet carbonation, intense but uneventful pour

Aroma 10 out of 10

Intensity: strong

Balance: sharp

Impression:  so nice

Malt Aroma: oat, sugar, toast, hazelnut, caramel, espresso roast
Hops Aroma
: mold, licorice, tar, resin, lemon
Other Aroma
: bacon

Notes: An amazing aroma. An aroma by which to compare all others. Phenomenal.

Appearance 5 out of 5

Color: black

Clarity:  wholly opaque

Head Retention: persistent

Lace: poor

Notes: A full darkness with a dark tan head. An exact replica of deep roasted coffee.

Flavor 10 out of 10

Intensity: strong

Balance: bitter

Impression: so very nice

Malt Flavor: oat, rye, chocolate syrup, burnt toast, carbon, cashew, caramel, toffee, espresso
Hops Flavor: mint, cilantro, dust
Other: alcohol

Notes: An amazing flavor. Comparable to no others. An instant and lasting favorite.

Palate 5 out of 5


Sensation: drying, warming

Body: full

Carbonation: faint


Length: long

Intensity: strong

Balance: bitter

Notes: Leaves you wanting another taste. Would make a great gift. I wish I was having pancakes right now.

General Impression: 20 out of 20

Craftmanship: excellent

Freshness: fresh

Personal Taste: absolutely  loved

Notes: I cannot find more superlatives to apply here. It is, without a doubt, my favorite beer. Mikkeller is a genius.

O’Hara’s Irish Stout
05/10/2008, 5:39 AM
Filed under: Carlow, Dry Stout (English pint) | Tags: , , , ,

ABV: 4.3%
RateBeer rating: 72
Calories: estimated at 140 C
Volume: 12 fl oz

Glass: 6 oz wine
Purchased at: trade with Sean P. (thanks!)
Price: Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale
Consumed at: home

First Impression: Good color, nice head, aroma is soft and fleeting, taste is on the watery side. I prefer bolder stouts. Visuals are likely the best aspect – quite dark – good ruby depth and tan head. Taste is similar to water. Palate is fairly numb. Second Impression: Great visuals in head, body and lacing, but just pleasant in taste.

Aroma: 4 out of 10

Visuals: 5 out of 5

Taste: 4 out of 10

Palate: 1 out of 5

Overall: 13 out of 20