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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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2,138 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,138
Reviews: 944
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 150
Gots: 314 | FT: 14
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Goldorak on 03-10-2006

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.
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Photo of Joeyphunk
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mistersifter86
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage, 330mL bottle with Keith Shore label. Like other Mikkeller beers brewed at Lervig, the label says 'se kapsel' for best before, but nothing showing up on the glass or the cap. Poured into a snifter glass. Served at cellar temperature.

A (4.5) Pours a thick dark brown with one finger tan head. Lovely amount of lacing on the glass.

S (4.5) Wonderful, strong coffee notes. Sweet, chocolatey tones. Some roasted malts, but overall extremely coffee forward.

T (4.25) Coffee dominant from start to finish. An amount of hop bitterness coming through - I can definitely taste the centennial and cascade hops. I'm guessing this is a fairly young bottle. As per other reviews, the aftertaste lingers forever. Each sip feels like an individual 'helping'. Taste is extremely balanced yet complex.

M (4) Lovely and thick as one would expect for an oatmeal stout. A fair degree of carbonation, but doesn't detract the experience.

O (4.5) After sampling some of Mikkeller's more extreme stouts, this humble soldier lives up to the hype. A beer that is demanding of your attention - there is a lot for the drinker to take away. Proves that a stout does not need to be 10%+ ABV and BA to be complex and nuanced. The coffee is the real hero here.

I luckily have a few BA versions to review at a later date (bourbon, tequila, cherry wine). Happy to have tried the base beer fresh - excited to see what the various barrels have done to this terrific brew.

Photo of jfstilling
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bongobeer
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark red brown color with 1" of tan head that disappears into thin lacing and smells like COFFEE. Taste like big roasted coffee that finishes with a heavy bitterness, like drinking cold espresso...pretty good stout!

Photo of OneEye78
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of semogolf1
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hseldon15
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djtomain
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of far333
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown and opaque with a half inch of thick dimpled foam that lingers long leaves a thin sheet of lace on the insides of the glass. Aroma of espresso and dark chocolate, notes of raisin.

Flavor has less character than I expected given the average score and popularity of this beer. Notes of espresso and darkly roasted malt, firm bitterness, but that's about all that I get.

Rich and full and creamy mouthfeel.

Photo of notchucknorris
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mtvolkens
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kevroe
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of dmgeng
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really wanted Beer Geek Brunch but had to substitute this instead and I thought it would be pretty good.

A - Beautiful black color. Khaki head with great lacing.

S - Strong roasted smell with complimentary chocolate, coffee, and some caramel and malt mingling afterwards. Mostly the dark roastedness of a stout is predominant.

T - Good flavor dominated by roast, chocolate, coffee, and that distinct oats character that I really enjoy. Solid coffee flavor with some saltiness and a complimenting roasty bitterness to go with the malt sweetness overall. Not as sweet or as chocolaty as some stouts but is mostly balanced.

M - Medium mouth-feel with moderate to low carbonation. Silkier feel and a lightly lingering bitterness that makes this a really good stout. Almost perfect for an oatmeal stout.

Overall, a very good oatmeal stout. It isn't as heavy as some RIS's or as flavorful as some stouts but is a very solid beer. It has everything for the dark beer drinker. I think I like this more than Samuel Smith's Oatmeal stout but I think that Sam's is a better representation of the standard style. And this beer is no Founder's Breakfast Stout but is very delicious even so.

Glass- Snifter

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheMaineBeerGuy
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coffdaddy
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of changdulla
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dracook
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

slightly bitter. good mouthfeel. not too gassy

Photo of Jho3325
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 2,138 ratings.