Coffee Beers

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Calvados Barrel)

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Tom: Building blocks for taste recognition. This is what Mikkeller does best. He makes a base beer and then expands on it allowing the drinker to get an interesting look into different flavor profiles. Well, this one is no exception. If you have not read any of my previous Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast/Brunch reviews I would […] ... [Read more]

Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon 3rd Edition

Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon 3rd Edition

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Holy Sweetness.  This beer is almost too sweet and totally not what you would expect.  I had it in my mind this would be something akin to Avery’s Mephistopheles  but I was way off.  While this beer boasts a huge abv, it is surprisingly hidden by the massive sugar additions.  This small 8.5 oz bottle is […] ... [Read more]

Mikkeller Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout

Mikkeller Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout

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Aging this beer for over a year I would put forth the argument that one should not do so for more than six months.  Oh sure, it is aged in Bourbon barrels, but after all the abv is not “imperial” strength.  If I had aged this any longer I could see it turning soy sauce. […] ... [Read more]

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

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I will be dead honest…this is a weird beer.  When the cap is on and I read the label it seemed unique.  However, when I took my first sip I could not help but think, “I’m drinking shit!”  Allow me to elaborate.  Back when the Dutch controlled much of the trading in the East Indies, […] ... [Read more]

Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast

Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast

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Contrary to what some review sites suggest, this is not a Black IPA.  I can see where the flavor might throw someone off, but if you read the label it clearly states that it is an Oatmeal stout brewed with coffee.  It just so happens that Mikkeller decided to increase the hopping on this one […] ... [Read more]

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

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Brewed with a hearty addition of oats and coffee this beer might be a great way to start the day.  I’ll be honest, living in Illinois there is only one beer that can claim the right to drunk in the morning.  That beer is none other than Founders Breakfast Stout.  If you catch me referring […] ... [Read more]

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS)

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CBS!!!  One of the most sought after beers in 2011 after it was announced that it would be packaged into 750mL bottles.  Selling at $18 per bottle at the brewery on October 1st, I’m sure it was a mad house as that is a great price point for such a phenomenal, highly coveted beer.  Their blog […] ... [Read more]

Founders Breakfast Stout

Founders Breakfast Stout

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Tom: Do you remember that Folgers jingle?  “The best part of waking up…”  Well, the answer lies in, “Breakfast Stout in your cup.”   Seriously, I’ve had this beer at night, mid-day, after work, but to truly get the full essence of this beer you should enjoy it on a Saturday morning with a hearty breakfast.  If you […] ... [Read more]

Nectar Ales Black Xantus Imperial Stout

Nectar Ales Black Xantus

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Nectar Ales was founded in 1987 in Northern California helping to pioneer the craft beer moment in America.  Since 2003, when Firestone Walker Brewing Company acquired Nectar, the brand has provided three year round beers to their line up.  Recently (2009) they added this annual release with is limited to roughly 400-500 cases.  It incorporates […] ... [Read more]

Furthermore Oscura

Furthermore Oscura

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Taylor:  When I was handed 2 bottles of Furthermore Oscura, I did not fully understand what I possessed. I had never heard of the brewer (Furthermore operates out of Wisconsin as a wholesaler, brews its lineup with Sand Creek’s equipment, and distributes in Minnesota and Wisconsin exclusively). I put the bottles in my beer fridge […] ... [Read more]