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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 1,956
Reviews: 922
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 138
Gots: 281 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
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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.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great stout with a richly balanced oatmeal and coffee sense.

Presentation: 500 ml brown capped bottle. Simple front label design with an image of coffee grains over a dark label highlighting the name of the brewery. Includes a small paragraph noting the intent, and main characteristics. Shows Alc. by Vol. (7.5%) Served into a snifter.

A - Black pour, with a nice brown creamy head, good retention and some solid strokes of lace as it goes down.

S - Roasted nose, with a nice bitter coffee sense to it, dash of chocolate, rich malty range woven back to the solid coffee range.

T - Taste is beautifully compact and full, long roasted coffee sense, rather nice: they got the coffee right! which is not that common, nice bitterness, not burn and flows smoothly under the oatmeal sense, tiny touch of chocolate hidden under the assertive coffee structure, nice notes of malt throughout.

M - Fully body with moderate carbonation, creamy and smooth. Small acidity grown lingering a bit with the bitterness in the finish.

D - Rich sipper hitting all the right notes and more.

Notes: Maybe I should rate this higher. It is nothing mind shattering but in how it gets together the oatmeal cream with the coffee woven around the long and rich stout this is quite remarkable. And as an added extra this is brewed at Nøgne Ø, which it is the first time I taste something from them. I was looking forward to try it, and sure enough I´ll seek them out in the future.

Daniellobo, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of beertunes
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Another from my Christmas stash from OKcomputer. Batch #471, brewed 4/11/09, best by of 4/5/12. Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a very solid black with over 2 inches of medium brown head that had very good retention and OK lacing.

The aroma was very strong roasted malts, with a noticeable shot of alcohol. Maybe a bit too noticeable. The alcohol wasn't as strong on the tongue and the the nice grain flavors showed through better, and the rich roast flavors and coffee came through.

The body was a good bit thinner than I look for in this style, I want something chewy, not "Stout Light". Drinkability was pretty good, even though I don't like coffee.

Overall, a pretty decent brew that suffers from being a bit of a lightweight. Worth trying if you see it.

beertunes, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an over-sized wine glass. Pours a pitch black color, 'tis impenatrable by light! Grows a thick, creamy, pillowy, brown-colored head that doesn't really dissipate so much as condense to a thick creamy layer.

Very aromatic, I could pick up a roasty/chocolatey aroma from a few feet away. Lots of roasted malt character and some great coffee aromas mixed with a touch of cream and mild chocolate.

First thing I pick up is the roasted malts which follows through to a very nice espresso-like coffee flavor, which leads to some nice chocolate and cream towards the finish, ultimately finishing with a nice roast bitter character.

Beer Geek Breakfast feels creamy smooth in the mouth, coating your palate with its delectable flavors. What can I say, I'm a sucker for coffee beers, and this one certainly lived up to my expectations!

Soneast, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of cvaypai
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber to duvel tulip.

Appearance - Pours a super dark blackish brown that shows just the faintest bit of lighter brown when held to light. Poured with a 1 finger chocolatey brown head with hims of white large bubbles. Head hangs well and leaves a nice tan lacing.

Smell - Initial smells of this beer found a lot of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee, but as I sniffed harder I found another smell. Initially I was off put by it, thinking it may have been an off flavor but as begin to discern it's qualities it seems more like vanilla and macadamia nut. This combo on the end with a sweet touch makes me love the scent of this beer. The coffee and chocolate still dominate, but when you really search the underlying flavors are beautiful. Maybe even a bit of oak found.

Taste - Lots of chocolate and coffee come right out on the mouth, the coffee bitterness of what seems to be the coffee is the dominant flavor. It is matched by a great sweet quality with the chocolate as stated, but also some vanilla. The backend has a bitter quality that almost seems out of place but it seems to work all the same. It's good, but rather one dimensional, I got very excited by the smell.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is like a rollercoaster, in the beginning and middle there seems to be a super creamy mouthfeel with ample carbonation, but at the end it is met with a bitterness that doesn't seem like it should be there. The beer also seems a tad thin for what it is.

Drinkability - I do not think this bomber will be any task, this is a very drinkable beer and the smell really makes it pleasant. The taste is good but I have had much better "breakfast beers" In terms of drinkability the price also makes it a bit hard to swallow. All around this one is very enjoyable.

cvaypai, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of hardy008
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black, with one of the darkest brown heads I have seen on any beer in a long time. The head is 3 fingers, with nice retention and lacing. The aroma has roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Very nice.

The taste is just like the aroma. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate. There is also some vanilla present which I did not detect in the aroma.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy and smooth. A very nice beer which I would be glad to buy again.

hardy008, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of goldbot
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black beer with lots of dense brown head that persists with good lacing on the glass. Bread and malt aromas, some chocolate as well. Coffee comes through at the end, smooth and rich, not overly roasted. Hints of dark fruit. Flavor is chocolate up front with plenty of malts, again not highly roasted, but rather a very subtle but definite coffee flavor. A touch of anise in the aftertaste along with a lingering, bitterness and the slightest of alcohol burn. Thick, rich, chewy texture as expected from a huge oatmeal stout.

goldbot, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of kojevergas
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle into Beck's goblet.

A: Dark black colour. Brilliant creamy, tan, thick head with amazing retention. This is a proper head.

Sm: Coffee, oats, toffee, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol.

T: Creamy open bleeds into the brilliant body balancing the notes on the nose. Teases the tongue until the creamy finish. Hides its abv very well and is surprisingly light on the palate for a stout.

Mf: Perfectly coarse where it needs to be.

Dr: Far too expensive, but very good.

kojevergas, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of kflorence
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured an opaque black with a ton of tan, frothy head that leaves lacing around the glass. That head really sneaks up on you, overflowed a bit for me!

S: Smells heavily of smoke, dark fruits, roasted coffee, molasses, caramel and brown sugar. Hops are hardly detectable. Overall I would say this is a sweet smell, although it has some astringent notes in it.

T: The roasted coffee definitely comes through on the palate. This beer is definitely on the smokey side, but it is nicely balanced out by malts and hops. Starts very smokey up front with lots of roasted malts and coffee grains. Who am I kidding, it stays very smokey throughout. Dark fruits are not as prominent in the taste as they were in the smell, neither is the sweeter side of this brew. I mean, it's there, but it's definitely background noise. The roasted coffee definitely fills out the backend of the flavor and lingers long on the tongue. Overall the taste is very good, but perhaps a bit acidic.

M: This is definitely a heavier beer, but it doesn't approach the point of resembling syrup or motor oil. It manages to retain some body but it's pretty smooth overall and not very sticky. Carbonation levels are good, almost perfect, and overall the mouthfeel is solid, but lacking oomph.

D: This is a heavyweight, no doubt, but still drinkable. It's acidity, however, makes it so I could probably only tolerate one or two. That said, I love smokey beers so I quite fancied this one, but I think I will stick with something a bit easier on the stomach. A solid stout, but I've had better!

kflorence, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of begforme4484
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's dark and viscous. Lots of foamy light brown toffee looking head. Plenty of retention.

The nose on this is much more subdued than other 'coffee' stouts I've had. A good bit of coffee detectable. Definite oatmeal with some dark fruits lingering around in there. Roasted malts like to come through as it warms.

Sweet and prickly right off the bat. Flavor is very relaxed. I was definitely expecting something different, but it doesn't make it bad. There is a nice contrast between the coffee and oatmeal, I just wish the flavors were a tad stronger. Lost of dark chocolate on the back on the tongue as you swallow. For what this beer lacks in aggressiveness, it more than makes up for in complexity.

Full-bodied and clean. A very tad bit of a bitter linger, but not bad. Mild carbonation.

Overall it's a good beer. Light in ABV for a stout, but complex enough to keep you interested. I would definitely take other easier to obtain, cheaper to purchase stouts over this though.

begforme4484, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of jbertsch
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears black with a creamy chestnut-brown head.

Aroma was not pungent to me. I primarily smelled oatmeal, but with an overall roastiness, and a faint coffee-with-milk aroma that was more subdued than what I expected. I'd even throw in a note of gingerbread.

Taste wasn't intense as the label touts. I noticed more oatmeal than coffee. There's some faint alcohol warmth up front, but that is quickly smothered by the oat and milked-coffee profile. It's still quite agreeable.

Mouthfeel is thinner than I expected, but drinkability for the style is stellar.

I searched long and hard for this one, so although I enjoyed this brew, it didn't live up to the hype that I was expecting. I'd definitely drink it again, but it's expensive.

jbertsch, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of sugit
2.8/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours DEEP black color with a good 2 fingers head. Big retention.

S: The only thing going on was a bit of coffee, but even that was a bit muted. Pretty boring.

T: It tasted like coffee. Honestly a bit too much like coffee and not enough beer taste. Very bitter and dry taste. Kind of like day old coffee straight from the filter itself. Way too one note. Not terrible though.

M: Low body. Way too thin for what I like in a double stout. Carbonation level was a bit high, but not bad.

D: Too much bitter coffee for me to drink too much of it. Also, $9 a 500ml, no thanks. Much rather havee a 4-pack of FBS for a bit more.

sugit, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Body is a deep, thick motor oil black hue. Pours with a 2-3 finger dark brown foamy head that eventually fades to a thick collar. Some lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Smell is very good. RIS-like with coffee stout qualities as well. Roasted malt is the the main character with a big background of dark bittersweet chocolate, anise, and licorice.

T- Flavor is complex and gets much better as it warms. Upfront is bitter dark chocolate and a hint of licorice but with a really big roasted malt background. The finish is mostly roasted malt with a hint of the initial flavors lingering in there. A moderate roasted malt bitterness lingers with a hint of dark chocolate wrapped in a warm alcohol blanket.

M- Medium to high carbonation and a moderately thick and smooth body.

D- At first this brew just comes off as all coffee and roasted malt-but it really shines as it warms. One of the better coffee stouts out there as well as one of the originals-Happy to finally try this brew!

PittBeerGirl, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of wcudwight
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

As dark as a windowless unlit room. Huge fluffy chocolate and caramel colored head. Very possibly the most impressive head I've ever seen on a beer. It looks like a layered chocolate and caramel cake. Wonderful aromas of coffee, chocolate and roasted oats. I'd love to smell this beer first thing every morning. The coffee is more subdued in the flavor than the aroma but it's still there. Flavor is rich in roasted grains, bitter chocolate, molassas, vanilla and the forementioned coffee. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with a soft carbination. Easy to drink. Now this is how I like my stouts.

wcudwight, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of 05Harley
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on: Unknown

Purchased @ Julio's Liquors, Westborough, Mass

Price - $12.99/bomber

Appearance: Wow, This beer looks awesome! A big 2" tan creamy head reveals itself after a rigorous pour into my Stone IRS glass. Head retention is impressive leaving behind big lacing. To call this beer midnight black is an understatement.

Smell: A faint aroma of sweet chocolate, mocha and dark fruits. Smells like an oatmeal stout for sure.

Taste: Coffee and roasted malts. Unlike the aroma, taste is much less chocolate. Bittering hops show up in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with a medium body. Finishes dry.

Drinkability: I like it. It's a straight forward oatmeal stout, not overly complex but interesting enough. Alcohol is well hidden too, almost unnoticeable

For me this one shines in it's appearance. I just love pouring it into my glass and staring at the creamy head as it slowly dissolves. Nicely done!

05Harley, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of paulys55
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed this one. Poured as black as night with little to no light being able to penetrate. Inch or so of nice tan head that left a sticky web of goodness on my Duvel tulip. Roasted coffee and chocolate up front turning to sweet, bitter dark chocolate as it settles accross my tongue. My mouth and tongue are very happy and reluctant to share with my throat and stomach. Glad this is fairly available to me because I have it in my stout rotation and I don't see it going anywhere soon.

paulys55, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 1 pt 9 oz bottle.

A - This beer pours an unmistakable dark black oily color. It is an abyss and no light can get through it. The head is huge at about 1.5 inches with dense dense tan colored bubbles with some slight orange hints in the head as well. The retention is near perfect it last forever.

S - Aroma is excepcional. There are some nice oat hints and some good roasted malt notes. Obviously there is a delicious coffee aroma in this beer. Under this there is some nice chocolate sweetness as well as some nice dark chocolate bitterness. Surprisingly I can get some cascade hops in there that are quite grassy and delicious. There is some sweetness but the roasted aroma is more prevalent.

T & M - Starts off with intense coffee notes. OMG this beer is delicious. It can definitely pass by as breakfast. The coffee notes are of a nice strong italian expresso with a great robust character and slight acidity to it. There is some nice oat character as well that balances out the roasted coffee flavor. Some slight sweet chocolate can be had on the late-middle end of the beer and also some nice dark bitter chocolate on that part of the sip as well. The oats make this beer very smooth and drinkable. For me on of the most enjoyable beers from Mikkeller. The body is nice and medium-full with great smooth CO2 and some nice slight dryness at the end as well as some slight hop character and bitterness.

D - This beer was delicious and very enjoyable. Great ABV and almost perfect Stout.

JoEBoBpr, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of buschbeer
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

A - Served in snifter. Black appearance with two inches of cocoa head.

S - Initially I got some prunes. As it warmed light chocolate and roast coffee came through.

T - Dominated by gourmet coffee. Intermittent tastes of hops. Lingering black coffee aftertaste.

M - Full with very little carbonation

D - Very enjoyable. Great sipper, not because of ABV, but because of the richness of flavor.

buschbeer, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of BeerNemesis
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Breakfast | 650 ml. | 7.5% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Mikkeller
Style: American Double / Imperial Stout
Glass: Duvel tulip

Presentation:
Typographic black label with a coffee bean print. Hipster-ish.

Appearance:
It menacingly hangs in the Duvel tulip: a glassy black orb beneath a bed of of wet-sand tinted bubbles. As the liquid drains lacing remains, spattering the walls in tattered sheets of kakhi foam.

Aroma:
Inhale. Pause. Singe--my nostrils. Extra bold java pierces while bitter dark chocolate hangs back seductively, egging me on. It's a heavy smell.

Taste:
From the first 'tis bitter and bold. Acrid espresso and molten dark cacao do a dangerous dance down my gullet. Unsolicited, oily citrus hops make an appearance, but burnt toast rules the day.

Mouthfeel:
Oh so thick and syrupy. At times, a velvet embrace. Rides the line between caressing and smothering. Mood: lugubrious.

Harmony:
Brash and brazen, bullish and bold. Also sultry. At the end, tender. The key is timing, and this one's got it.

Would I get it again?:
Indeed, yes.

Served: November 21, 2010

BeerNemesis, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of WildTurkey
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to snifter.

A: Very dark. No visible amber. Thick creamy two finger head. Espresso color and small bubbles. Looks good.

S: Big roasted malt and coffee - predominantly. Little bit of chocolate.

T: Roasted coffee and barley. Then some bitter dark chocolate and maybe a little bit of malty sweetness in the back. Picking up a little hops. Overall it's pretty smooth and very balanced.

M: Medium-to-Full body. Noticeable carbonation. Pretty smooth, but not as creamy or as rich as I thought it'd be. Some mouth coating.

D: Nice brew. Nice aromas and flavor. Creamy and Smooth.

WildTurkey, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of smakawhat
2.42/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I was very excited to try this and compare it to Founders Oatmeal Breakfast stout. Poured into pint glass from bottle.

Appearance, slight brown but mostly black, giant head.. enormous tight chestnut brown head, bordering on ridiculous. Not so sure that's a good thing.. Head has big retention, it takes forever to go away.

Smell. What smell? Closed nose, barely a whiff of any kind of coffee, malt or anything. where is the coffee in this beer??? This is not looking good.

Taste. Enter the dead zone, except some slight faint malt and a mild hop finish and on aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very wet, no body, where is the aroma and flavor in this beer?

Drinkability, I'll pass but at least it wasn't painful to try.

smakawhat, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle into Duvel tulip.
A: The first half of the bottle poured into the glass, makes a full and creamy three finger head. The retreating head makes it down into a nice thick layer, while the lace that is left is in a scattered pattern.

S: A medium intensity on the aroma. The note if sweet chocolate on a dry oaty body. The sense of coffee is on the off aroma, while present, not as strong as I would have guessed.

T/M: The front is a semi-full bodied approach which shows light hints of oatmeal on the palate. With a body that is very full of flavor, the lower end of viscosity hits and the mouthfeel falls a little short. The taste of Java, is a bit faded back and there is a nice underlining sweetness of chocolate. While there are aspects of this brew that shine, there are others that fall into the mediocre category.

D: This is a very easy drinking stout, not too heavy while still having a great taste to come back to. The ABV is a bit hidden and would like to have seen it a bit higher for the style. I would come back to this brew, but I feel that there are other benchmarks of the style.

GDBEERMAN, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of wspscott
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle in Duvel tulip
no date

A: Completely black as expected with a huge 2 inch tan head. The head is very fluffy and leaves a ton of lace as it drops.
S: Dark roasted and chocolate malts combined with a sweetness that makes me think of "creaminess", sort of the nose you get from some sweet stouts, but I can't really explain it.
T: Bitter roasted malts and espresso, the chocolate malt is not as apparent. Some hoppy bitterness is hidden under all of the dark malts, but become more obvious as it warms. No sweetness at all, but a little bit of fruitiness that seems to be yeast driven. The alcohol is completely hidden
M: A very creamy, yet not thick mouthfeel that I assume is due to the oats. A somewhat higher level of carbonation than I would usually expect, but not at all unpleasant.
D: This is a nice mix between a huge dessert beer and more of a regular drinker, albeit a higher alcohol one. I would not immediately reach for a second one, but could see drinking this again depending on the price. I don't love this, but would recommend it to anyone who likes the style.

wspscott, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of arturorg
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served into an over sized wine glass

Bought it at Mikkeler bar from the dude on the right side
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=gLlBJDhE8to&feature=player_embedded
(had to put it out there)

Appereance: Jet black no light go thru, small steady head beige going brown, steady lace as well.

Smell: Sweet, Roasted coffee

Taste: Bitter roasted coffee, dark coffee, vanilla, almond, woody. Medium body, no carbonation, astringent like dark bitter chocolate, no alcohol flavor, faint hop backbone.

Overall: Amazing beer, delicious, wasn't heavy at all. I had a couple beer at Mikkelller that I didn't review but I really loved. Great "PHANTOM" brewery.

arturorg, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of WanderingFool
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Breakfast pours black into the glass with a big, frothy brown head on top. The foam dissolves quickly and leaves behind a lot of patches of lace on the glass.

The aroma is full of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Piney hops are also present.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is slick on the palate, dry, with a light carbonated fizz. The flavor is malty with a blend of coffee and bittering hops. It begins with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a touch of smoke. Bitter pine hops and a touch of nuttiness along with some dark fruit finish off the taste. It finishes slightly sour with the pine hops, coffee and roasted malt lingering on the palate.

This is a tasty beer with a complex flavor. It hides the 7.5% abv well.

WanderingFool, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of SkunkWorks
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled poured into a tulip glass.

Look: pours black as could be. The beer receives an exceptional look score by me based on the head. I poured relatively aggressively and ended up with a three finger, creamy mocha colored head, kind of the color of coffee when milk is added. I've never seen a color quite like this before. It looks creamy and retains very well leaving behind clean layers of lacing. As it dissipates, it opens up with little craters in the small, foamy bubbles. A thin layer remains at the top of my beer until I am finished with it. Beautiful.

Smell: roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and its quite sweet. This smells very nice. There's a little vanilla. This is basically what I want every stout to smell like. Incredible. I'll give this an exceptional mark as well. If the taste follows well, I might end up hitting this with a 5.0.

Taste: a little black coffee, but not as heavy handed with the coffee as something like Founder's Breakfast Stout is. Dark chocolate, molasses, and dark caramel are also in there. I can't taste any hops and this is a dark malt heaven. Congrats, Mikkeller. You are probably going to get my high score. Incredible. The alcohol is hidden very well, which is no surprise because of the low ABV for an American Double Stout.

Feel: very smooth and creamy. Its not as full as I'd expect from a Double Stout and feels more like a conventional oatmeal stout. While I like it, its not quite chewy enough. Still enjoyable but not quite what I'd want for a double.

Drink: very drinkable. I finished my glass a little faster than I would've liked to. I could certainly have a few of these.

Overall, I'm really impressed by this beer. I really love it. If Mikkeller's other stuff approaches this, he's pretty hard to beat. Believe the hype on this one and do yourself a favor and pick it up. You won't regret it.

SkunkWorks, Nov 14, 2010
Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 1,956 ratings.