Beer 394/365 – Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 7.5%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: One of the most complex beers I have had in a long time

Will I be drinking this again: Its a great beer, but SO expensive.

Grade: A

5/9/2011: I’ve really been slacking in posting. Again my apologies, but getting settled into this new job has been taking up a lot of my free time. Hopefully will get back on track here very soon. On a good note though the new job has been awesome thus far. Got my shoes shined on the second day, only had to buy my own lunch once, and got a half off gift certificate to the best public golf course in Pittsburgh. Gotta love perks!

I will be judging this beer pretty harshly due to its price. Not sure if its the most expensive beer per ounce I have ever had, but I guarantee its damn close. The nose smells like freshly ground coffee, and some bakers chocolate. The flavor is fudgey, black coffee, and a hint of smoke. Citrus hops even make a little bit of an appearance. The use of oatmeal gives it a very velvety mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is really the allstar attribute to this beer in my opinion. This beer is worth trying once, but at the price tag I likely will not be drinking it again.

Picture of the day: This is a pretty slick hair-piece.

Beer 379/365 – Mikkeller Beer Geek Bacon (Bacon)

Mikkeller Rauch Geek Breakfast

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 7.5%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: The meatiest tasting beer EVER. Never thought I would use the word meat to describe a beer.

Will I be drinking this again: Probably not, but I’ll bet it would be great for marinating a steak.

Grade: B

2/24/2011: Did I REALLY want to try this beer? No… But I bought it purely because I was extremely curious. I’ve had ‘smoked’ and ‘rauch’ beers before, but never had one that was bold enough to use bacon in the name. I split this bottle with my buddy Donnie who is also a stout lover.

After pouring the beer, the first smell you get is similar to how your clothes smell the day after you sit around a campfire. Oh that is, if your clothes were also dipped in a meat vat. Also a bit of chocolate in the mix. The flavor at first is an A. It literally was like drinking chocolate covered bacon. Which by the way if you have never tried chocolate covered bacon, I feel that you need to because it encompasses everything that makes America great. Back to the beer, there is also some bittersweet chocolate in the mix, as well as a hint of licorice. The meaty flavor wears on you after a bit though. To be honest I had a really hard time finishing the whole thing. Mouthfeel was slick, and just above average. One of the most unique beers I have ever sampled, but will probably not be drinking this again in the future.

Picture of the day: Best halloween costume EVER.