Coaster Critique: Geaghan Brothers Brewing, Penobscot Icebreaker

Name: Penobscot Icebreaker

Brewed by: Geaghan Brothers Brewing

ABV: 6.9%

Purchased: Geaghan’s Pub and Brewery

A couple of weeks ago my wife was heading over to Geaghan’s for a work function, I asked her to bring along one of my empty “Bangor bottles” for a refill. I heard the Icebreaker was drinking really nice over there and after receiving multiple requests for a review it was perfect timing.

Icebreaker pours a dark amber color with red highlights and a short off white head.

This was a very pleasant smelling beer with toffee sweetness and  hints of spice; cinnamon and nutmeg are what I pick up.

Icebreaker was a really nice drinking beer, not as sweet as I expected from the smell but a toasted malt flavor with a really subtle spice that doesn’t linger. The alcohol adds a little heat without being boozy. This beer has a light to medium body and finished clean and dry.

Overall a really nice winter seasonal, it’s not too heavy or overly spiced but carrying enough ABV to warm you up on a cool winter evening. Head down to Geaghan’s for a pint or a growler to go before this one’s gone and check out the other Geaghan Brothers offerings I’ve reviewed.



Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.