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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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2,113 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,113
Reviews: 939
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 145
Gots: 303 | FT: 12
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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 CHickman
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours motor oil opaque black color with zero light coming through and chunks of stuff floating around towards the bottom, and creamy tan 1 finger head that faded slowly, leaving very good foamy lacing sticking to the sides and rings as it went down. There was a creamy residue on top and the smell of coffee of cocoa powder drifted to my nose as it settled.

Smells of coffee beans, cocoa powder, burnt grains, roasted malts, charcoal, floral hops, molasses, syrup, brown sugar, caramel, burnt wheat bread, light vanilla and some more roasted earthy notes like peat moss; overall the nose was roasted with burnt malts, grains and a sweetness from cocoa powder or coffee, and it was very enjoyable. As it warmed it seemed as if there was a boozy aroma, like bourbon, rum or even oak/merlot cask aging which accented and enhanced the nose even more.

Tastes like it smells, but a little more complex, with coffee beans, charcoal, roasted malts, cocoa powder, molasses, syrup, caramel, brown sugar, roasted grains, oats, burnt toast/burnt wheat bread, floral hops, light vanilla, dark chocolate, light licorice, herbs, cracker, toffee, nut, peat moss, and then more burnt coffee which finishes off pretty bitter. The booze is very well hidden, and while it does peek through and give notes of bourbon or merlot, it plays a very nice part of the overall beer. The hops bite and balance the roasted malts and coffee essence quite well and help make this very dynamic. It was so tasty that I could have this for breakfast.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth, with extremely low carbonation that was almost watery, a medium chewy body and a bitter finish that trailed off like a Bold Starbucks coffee that was burnt. A great stout that while chewy still flows down really easy and is so delicious and complicated that each sip was a real treat.

A very high recommendation as this was so good that it bordered on a session beer for me; it went down that easy, hid the ABV, let the coffee, cocoa and burnt malts take center stage, and was extremely flavorful. An outstanding beer geek experience.

Photo of C63AMG
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bump8628
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Viscous, black body, massive and dense espresso-colored foam. Smoke, strong coffee, dark cocoa with citrus rind hops pushing through. Dry, not sweet which adds drinkability but leads to a slightly harsh finish. A serious stout with a big punch of flavor, but I appreciate the below average ABV for the style.

Photo of bluesplit63
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Evan
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mountdew1
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Color was a nice dark brown/black coffee color that was completely opaque. A nice thick head faded away to a thin layer that clung to the sides very well and was a light brown in color. Aroma was a sweet oatmeal bread, mixed with a sweet cocoa mocha smell. Subtle, but nicely pleasant and balanced. Taste was slightly lactose sweet up front, then shifted to a mild coffee flavor. Not overly acidic or bitter. Felt good in the mouth. A bit chewy and nicely thick, coated well, with just a hint of carbonation. Overall a very well balanced stout. Not overly acidic like some, and it reflected the flavors and name nicely.

Photo of leaddog
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a thick dark black with about 2 finger widths of dense, foamy mocha head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell - Espresso, coffee beans, bourbon vanilla, cocoa.

Taste - Strong flavours of espresso, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate permeate the brew, with a touch of milkiness and vanilla sweetness. Leaves a pleasant bitterness (likely from the espresso/coffee beans).

Mouthfeel - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy feel to it.

Overall - An impressive imperial stout by Mikkeller. Great balance and intensity of flavours with little ABV detected. Fantastic appearance - as soon as it poured from the bottle, I was ready to dive in. Definitely worth a buy!

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into an oversized snifter. Pours an inky brown/black, with a thick, 2" tan head that pillows down over a few minutes. Minimal spotty lacing is left behind as the head reduces.

Smells boozy, with loads of coffee, hints of vanilla extract, bready malt, and cream. In fact, it smells a lot like Kahlua.

Quite creamy and smooth, with bitter black coffee, hints of dark roasted dark chocolate, doughy malt, and a bitter dark finish.

The thick creamy start lulls the tongue into thinking this is a smooth milky oatmeal stout, before the coffee abruptly wakes it up and dries it out.

A very good coffee stout, it it not quite on par with Founders' Breakfast stout. Still, definitely worth a try, and one for which I hope to find some of its variations.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of cvm4
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch Black with a tan 2 finger head. Minimal lacing. There's some sediment in the glass.

S - Definite black coffee on the nose. Malty backbone with bread & dark chocolate.

T - Bitter chocolate & black coffee that's balanced out by the toasted malts.

M - Great carbonation & thick on the palette. Simply devine.

O - An awesome coffee stout. It delivers everything you expect.

Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 2,113 ratings.