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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,163
Reviews: 945
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 155
Gots: 326 | FT: 15
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - This beer looks very promising. Like a black motor oil with a decent brown head that grows after being pored.

S - A wet wood and peat smell.

T - A dry beer with strong peat and woody tones along with smoked malts and some dark chocolate hints in the back as well.

M - Surprisingly this beer is way more liquid that it looked at first sight. The body is full and the low to medium carbonation fits the taste. After swallowing the massive bitterness kicks in.

O - A decent stout, but it is just not my style. I really think it's to dry and has not enough flavors to go on.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a very small mocha head that goes straight to the sides. No lacing.

S: Coffee, unsweetened cocoa, and burnt malts.

T: Of course coffee and burnt roasted malts. Has a sort of nuttiness with the oats, as well as a an astringent quality. Good, but nothing super complex here.

M: Medium/ full body with medium to high carbonation that ends dry. Fits well, but I wouldn't mind a little less carbonation.

O: Looking for a coffee stout? Don't hesitate with this.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours opaque tar-black body topped by persistent mid-sized brown head that sticks to the walls and forms stable collar as it sets.
Coffee aroma from roasted grain and/or actual coffee added blends with brown sugar/caramel malt-sweetness, dark chocolate and dark-fruit esters. Some alcohol in the background.
Oat contributes smooth and oily mouthfeel to the softly carbonated, medium-dry beer with coffeeish flavor, lightly acidic notes from roasted grain and pleasant bitterness on the finish. I'd expect more sweetness that - combined with roasted grain - would lend milk-chocolate or coffee-with-cream qualities, nor I can pick up any oatmeal flavors. Body is medium-full.

Overall, roasted - but not overly so - oatmeal stout with aroma much sweeter than flavor. (500 ml, Batch 659, BB 07-13-2016.)

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I served this in a glass stein.

Appearance- The head is an impressive three-fingers of chocolate foam. It is very dense and has great retention. The cap is cratered and has a good amount of tiny bubbles.

The body is completely black with no highlights, very impressive.

Smell- There is a definite roasty coffee flavor along with a sweet malt flavor: brown sugar seems like the closest match. It mixes with a sweet oatiness. Quite a good nose!

Taste- The beer has a little too much alcohol coming through. It does not help that almost astringent roasted, coffee malt is the main aspect of the beer. I cannot really detect oatmeal.

There may be some dark chocolate in the finish, but man, that roasted malt is really strong. A little bit of a sweet creamer is also here, but again, not nearly enough to work with the roasted astringency.

Mouth feel- This stout has a decent medium body, and while it is creamy, that roasted astringency really hurts the feel.

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And what hurts even more, the sweet quality of the nose is not brought to the palate either.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poured very dark brown, black in color. One finger brown head. Just a perfect looking stout. Great lacing.

S- smell ok. Not as good as it looks. Slight coffee and syrup smell.

T- mild coffe taste. A slight hop aftertaste. More like a burnt oak finish

M- perfect oatmeal stout consistency.

O- the look and mouthful perfect. Overall taste is not bad. After having Founders Breakfast Stout it's really hard to compare another beer.

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
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