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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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1,878 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,878
Reviews: 915
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 132
Gots: 266 | FT: 12
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Ingredients : Water, malt (pils, oat, smoked, caramunich, brown, pale chocolate and chocolate), roasted barley, flaked oats, hops (centennial and cascade), ale yeast and gourmet coffee.

(Beer added by: Goldorak on 03-10-2006)
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Nick3

California

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

Black as night in color, beer poured into my Kapittel Watou chalice forms a 2 finger chocolate colored head that holds for a couple minutes. Ample lacing left as the beer is drunk. Nose is pleasant with coffee, some chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts. Beer is silky smooth on the palate and very well balanced with just a touch of roasted bitterness in the finish. Taste is chocolate with some malt and a mild warming alcohol. This full bodied brew just got better and better as it warmed, I'd recommend starting it near room temp.

05-13-2009 05:45:42 | More by Nick3
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oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%

I have passed this beer up a few times in the past,I finally broke down and bought it yesterday.Poured into an imperial pint glass an opaque black I mean no light showing thru this bad boy,a large fluffy dark colored head atop.Smells just like a espresso roast coffee just heavy roasted malt there is a hint of bitter chocolate as well but its somewhat hidden under the intense roast.A sharp almost fizzy mouthfeel was unexpected and not wanted and it hindered the richness of the beer,flavors are intense coffee with notes of black pepper and earth as well,its very dry not much sweetness just a touch of unsweetened chocolate.This seemed a bit raw and I didnt like the mouthfeel much,maybe a little overrated?

06-19-2008 13:06:08 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +11.4%

Appearance - This poured in inky, greasy dark brown in color and looked like a thin motor oil. The head was a very deep, dark brown and very stubborn. So cool.

Smell - There's some nice smoke in here but it's not heavy-handed. I'm also getting a raw and pleasant oatmeal aroma. The main gist though is a rich, powerful, fine espresso and coffee bean mix that will take your breath away.

Taste - The balance here is impeccable. The smoke-filled sausage is light and teasing, the oatmeal is present but duly submissive, and the fine espresso and coffee are as loud and strong as possible without being overbearing. The sugars are strictly of the raw cane variety and richly sweet but again not overpowering or otherwise harping for attention in any way. The harmony in these flavors is amazing.

Mouthfeel - This is bigger than medium-bodied and I'd say almost full in the mouth with some slight bittering and almost no carbonation that just adds to the breakfast theme.

Drinkability - The deft touch of the brewer here is what I think is most striking about this beer. It's remarkable how he achieved this balance with such big players. It's more like writing a symphony than brewing a beer, but however he approached it he ended up with an amazing offering in a most unusual interpretation of the style. This is nothing like you've ever had before and most likely will never find again, so don't miss an opportunity to check this out.

10-31-2010 00:55:20 | More by RoyalT
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-14-2014 16:46:56 | More by tectactoe
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ricke

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

A: Pitch black with a beautiful brown head that settles rather quickly into a thin layer of lacings on top of the liquid.

S: Plenty of coffee, coffee beans and roasted malts. Chocolate, faint notes of dark fruits and some alcohol.

T: Wonderful coffee flavors - espresso and freshly ground coffee beans. Big malty backbone with a strong roasted character. Plenty of chocolate, some fruity notes, minimal hint of soy sauce, licorice. The finish is fairy bitter with more notes of coffee, some wood and alcohol. The hops are restrained throughout the experience.

M: Full body with a very smooth texture. Low levels of carbonation.

D: This is a great coffee stout with a rich coffee profile. Highly recommended.

05-24-2009 13:51:25 | More by ricke
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MadScientist

New York

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%

A: Nearly opaque black with just a little garnet showing around the edge of the glass. The persistant medium brown head is composed of fine creamy bubble forming a thin cap on the beer.

S: Moderate coffee and roastiness with citrusy hops aroma. Some chocolate aroma is here in there with a light oat aroma. There is a bit of that herbaceous like it was dry hopped. Some soft alcohol aroma round out the nose.

T: The taste is like coffee and cream followed by a bite of rich milk chocolate. There is a moderately bitterness mostly from the hops but the dark malt is contributing as well. Light citrus hops flavor. The balance is about even between the bitterness and the malt sweetness. The finish is off dry with a lingering bitterness along with a chocolate and coffee after taste. A bit of flowery alcohol on the end as well.

M: medium-full bodied with a lot of creaminess and an good amount of slickness that is just short of being oily. The carbonation is at a medium level and there is a modest amount of warmth from the alcohol.

O: One of better coffee beers I've tasted, a real treat. I'd definitely buy this again.

10-20-2012 00:26:27 | More by MadScientist
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StoutHearted

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +12.1%

Smells like a dream- everything you could want in a coffee beer. Actually makes you think you could forgo your daily Dunkin in the morning for this bad boy. Can you smell frothiness? Maybe it's from the thick, fluffy caramel head, but a pleasing, fluffy caramel aroma hits you first, with a promise of creaminess. You can smell its strength, too, with a booziness that's not offputting, but still acts tough.

The brew is creamy indeed, with a smooth, rich mouthfeel. Coffee flavor abounds, of course, with a licorice bit clinging to the back of the throat that's not sticky or strong as in other coffee beers. As for drinkability, it's a divine beer best for after dinner as a dessert.

03-27-2009 23:16:22 | More by StoutHearted
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-01-2013 00:53:35 | More by tbryan5
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%

A- Probably would be opaque in a 1/4" thick glass if I had one. Amazing dark, 4 finger head, very fine lace that continues to rise for about 30 sec +.
S-Reminds me of a coffee flavored candy of my childhood-- a little too sweet smelling for my taste in a beer
T-1st is sweet coffee- finishes with a nice bitterness, good carbonation if drunk with large head-- less so later-- but even after head is gone good for a stout
D- Would only want one of these per session between richness, coffee flavor and ABV.

02-06-2011 20:55:18 | More by woodchipper
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

Pours a deep impenetrable black from the bottle, very viscous as well. An inch of creamy thick dark tan head rises on top of the brew. Aromas of well roasted malts along with a chocolate character. Then the coffee bean aroma comes in with a nice fresh brewed aroma. A light dark fruity undertone with some anise also.

First sip brings a smooth dark roasted maltiness with a good blast of chocolate and black coffee flavors. The oats make it very slick and smooth, a bit oily even. A slight caramel and dark fruit accent is there as well. Finishes with a good bitterness, a touch of herbal hops and is balanced overall. The bold, tasty coffee flavors linger on after each sip.

Mouthfeel has a big, creamy body. Goes down smooth and is damn tasty! Finishing the bomber is no problem here. This is a highly drinkable brew anytime of the day. Overall, a wonderful coffee stout from Mikkeller, I'm glad to see their brews around Chicagoland now and can't wait to try more.

11-17-2007 19:02:21 | More by orbitalr0x
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supa0525

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-05-2013 03:24:19 | More by supa0525
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.75/5  rDev +15%

07-13-2013 19:33:03 | More by EastBay_Nick
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JasonA

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Almost want to dock a .5 here since all I got was head with this pour. I might as well blame myself, even though I know I poured it proper. Pours an oil slick black, with the darkest head Ive ever seen. Real thick also.

Smells powerful deep bakers chocolate with lots of espresso. Some black patent, and roasted malt. Some ABV, but par for the style. Im curious about the hops, none present.

Stout, fairly bitter. Im getting some cocoa, but no chocolate per se. Maybe some ground coffee, but not the flavor I was expecting. I hate to go below good, here but I think its a bit bitter for my taste. I get that its an American Double, but for the Beer Geek Breakfest, I want more roasted coffee, not bitter black coffee.

Well balanced, but with the ABV fairly low for the style its expected. Might have just a bit too much roasted malt, though it could be the coffee, not sure. As mentioned, a bit bitter.

Good drinking beer, not really one I have desire to come back to though.

09-12-2009 19:30:18 | More by JasonA
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-15-2012 03:31:49 | More by danthehopslamman
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%

This is a big beer. Black in color with a thick, cafe-au-lait head. It had a wonderful aroma of coffee and chocolate, with a bit of cereal. Mostly an espresso taste, faint chocolate. I think it's pretty full-bodied and filling. Great beer, one that I will want to try again, even with the hefty price tag.

05-01-2009 11:31:56 | More by lordofthewiens
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warnerry

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours pitch black with a lot of dark brown head. Head is very persistent.

Smell is predominately coffee, but not nearly as intense coffee as Founders Breakfast Stout. After the coffee, a nice complement of roasted malts comes through.

Coffee is much more intense in the taste than in the smell. Deep roasted malts come through in the middle, followed by some nice hop bitterness and some slightly burnt malts. Taste is pretty awesome.

Full bodied but not overly heavy mouthfeel. Bitter finish produces a slight drying on the tongue.

Overall this is a very good and enjoyable stout, but not quite in the same league as FBS, especially for the price. Alcohol is not apparent at all.

04-20-2011 00:52:28 | More by warnerry
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Beaver13

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev 0%

22 oz bottle. Pours an extremely dark and opaque black-brown with a dark brown head that quickly recedes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is chocolate malts, oatmeal, lactose, dark fruits and vinous alcohol.

The flavor is chocolate with some slightly tart and sour fruits (seem a little out of place) leading to a roasted grainy and acidic coffee and tar finish that is quite bitter. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, a little low on carbonation, but extremely velvety - one of the first things I noticed as I sipped it.

Overall, a fun well-made beer. I'd prefer less hops and more coffee though (never thought I'd say that!). I really want to love this, but it is just shy of an awesome beer...still very good though (albeit expensive).

08-26-2007 05:39:00 | More by Beaver13
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babyhobbes

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%

Got this beer through a trade with Risser09, thank you so much! This beer is fantastic.

My favorite stout is probably Storm King or the Hoppin' Frog stout. This beer would a wonderful against those two and a great stout to have in the fridge anytime. Too bad I can't get it here!

This pours a deep, dark chocolate brown, with a small head despite vigorous pouring. I wish it had a larger bit of head. A ring did stay through the whole glass. Taste and smell are very similar. There's a ton of coffee without the coffee aftertaste and acidity. The hops are noticeable and pair well with the coffee and roasted malts. Unfortunately, I'm not too good at identifying specify hop varieties...yet. Whatever ones they used in here taste good and balance the coffee and malts well. I could drink this down way too fast. It's so delicious, go get some!

This was a great trade! Thanks again, Risser!

12-14-2007 20:22:00 | More by babyhobbes
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

Serve in a big mug at novare res
It is Black with a big head that hugs the mug as it dissipates.

The aroma is full of sweet malts maple sugar and coffee mixed with chocolate

The mouth is soft with a nice sweet coffee and chocolate milk smoothness. The flavor of roasted barley and a nice hint of maple make an appearance in the end. The carbonation is lite and leaves a pleasant feeling on the tongue. Very nice.

Some may find this stout to be too sweet but it suits me fine

03-19-2011 16:15:32 | More by bishopdc0
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-01-2014 03:03:25 | More by 77apm
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15%

03-01-2014 10:13:00 | More by Fcip78
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Boxerjay

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-29-2014 20:20:06 | More by Boxerjay
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-17-2013 21:54:22 | More by JakerLou
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-19-2014 01:42:27 | More by megamass
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

Bottle pours dark and inky, ebony as it sits in the glass. Khaki brown head has excellent retention and shows some garnet hues on the fringe. Lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma is not as bold as expected. Lots of bakers chocolate, espresso, cedar hops, and freshly ground Kona coffee beans.

Mouthfeel is rich and coating but not quite full bodied. Carbonation is a bit too aggressive in my opinion.

Taste is dry and roasty with a strong coffee dominance. The coffee is much more expressive in the taste than in the aroma. Bittersweet chocolate and dry cocoa powder chime in. Pine hops adds more bitterness to the dark roasty malt profile. Finishes dry and bitter with a coffee aftertaste. Alcohol isn't noticed.

Another solid offering from Mikkeller, but not quite in the same class as the better American coffee stouts such as those from Founders.

07-13-2008 14:34:09 | More by merlin48
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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
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