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Don’t know what really happened with this… nonetheless, here I am drinking a beer and getting excited for Autumn’s favorite brews. Marzen, Ambers, Stouts – I can’t wait! Today I managed to swipe a few 22 ounce bottles of Fat Tire from the dwindling supply of one of the local stores.

The beer of choice for today is an oatmeal stout brewed with coffee – the Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast.

Tasty Tasty

I have to say this is quite delicious. An almost jet black pour with a full two or three finger head. Aromas of smoke and caramel sweetness are confirmed with the first taste. The smoked malt is very upfront and followed by chocolate and coffee flavors. The citrus-like centennial and cascade hops are surprisingly not out of place here. The oatmeal adds a smooth texture which does a fine job of balancing what seems like a higher-than-normal level of carbonation (for a stout anyway). The finish is smooth then slightly dry and lingering with tastes of black coffee, dark chocolate and some smoke.

I am reminded of a recent trip to Brewers Alley where I sampled a similar and perhaps more tame oatmeal stout. The Alley’s oatmeal stout was a little lighter on the hops and much sweeter with a fantastic coffee flavor at the finish. Still a damn good stout.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast – If you can find it, get it. Its worth the price at least once.

Beer Stuff:

  • Malt: Chocolate, Smoked, Caramunich, Brown, Pale Chocolate
  • Hops: Cascade, Centennial
  • Adjuncts: Flaked Oats, Roasted Barley, Gourmet Coffee
  • IBU: 40-60 (est.)
  • SRM: 40+ (est.)
  • ABV: 7.5%
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The Water May be Sweet …

Posted: September 16, 2010 by Sko DZ in Bars with Beers

All righty, post number 1 is under way.  Lame to type that … so moving on.   Last night we were kicking it at the Sweet Water Tavern in NOVA (Fancy talk for Northern VA) because the person that lives in that area had no idea where else to get a drink.   Meh.  Nice place, chilled at the outside bar (inside is lame cookie cutter eatery that is not eligible to live the high life as their cheapest burger is 10bucks), and had a few brews.  Of the beers I tried the Black Stallion oatmeal stout was the stand out;  thick and creamy, hints of coffee,  and only got better as it got warmer.   The lager is also worth a mention,  it says it’s fruity and there is orange citrus flare;  just don’t coming looking for a full body on this girl.  She dresses nice, she looks nice, heck even smells nice, but then you get to the prize and the 5’11” girl you’ve been chasing only weights 60pounds and she hid it well.  This has been a long way of saying it lacked body.  Order it for that 4’11” girl you brought, it’ll be a good fit.

Also, on the menu is an Oktoberfest and as it is the season I would have liked to have one of those. When asking about when I could get one of these I was told, “well when we sell out of the IPA, then we will tap it.”    Screw that it’s Oktoberfest season and Oktoberfest should be on tap and if you have to sell out of one to put out another it’s called a beer special, a sale, a deal, reduce the price to move it quick.  It’ll work, promise.