Despite the fact that it’s been a VERY long time since I had Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch, it still is in my top 5 beers ever. Thus, I was excited to hear that my local liquor store Julio’s had got a batch of the Beer Geek Breakfast in. There’s a breakfast version?!?!?
I decided to share my bottle with our friends Sean and Kerry and did so this past Sunday.
Unfortunately it has been far too long since I had the Brunch to compare it to the Breakfast. The Breakfast will have to reviewed in it’s own context.
The brew had a really good head…the kind that can sneak up and get ya if you’re not careful. As I expected, this is a giant coffee/toffee monster. Lots of roasted malts.
Sean and Kerry liked it and they called out something interesting about the flavor – hops! Yup, if you’re paying close enough attention you’ll find you get some floral/citrusy hops notes. Normally with a big imperial stout I find the bitterness comes more from the roasted stuff rather than the hops…not in this case.
I thought the brew was delicious, albeit a little over-priced. Nowhere as good as I recall the Brunch being.