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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 2,141
Reviews: 944
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 150
Gots: 314 | FT: 15
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Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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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 DefenCorps
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

Black with dark brown highlights, this beer has a dark brown head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is quite outstanding. This is like a chocolate oatmeal raisin cookie that was dunked in a cup of coffee. The palate opens with the coffee acidity most noticeable, at a surprisingly high (and unexpected) level. Some roasted malt bitterness and some fruity yeast character and raisin is noticeable too. The acidity makes this taste just a touch sour, and that's interesting. Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation, this bees has some coffee on the finish with a lingering sourness. Solid stuff.

Photo of rfgetz
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, deep near black with stiff brown colored head that could be confused for a nitro pour. Good retention and lacing. Smell is of freshly pressed coffee with hints of malt sweetness, hops, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is a smooth blend of freshly brewed, high grade coffee with nice tastes of chocolate, a smooth oaty and nutty taste before moving into an end that brings dark fruit, floral hops and light astrigency. Body is full, smooth with just a tad too much astringency on the end. A very nice, high quality imperial stout that borders on exceptional.

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

50cl bottle cellared 2years.

Poured a dead black ale in the tulip with a massive mocha colored meringue cap....lasts the drink and laces well.

Aroma is pungent roast with coffee tones but there is a layered cereal complexity under this giving a grainy sweetness under some hop spice bouquet.

- rich rounded mouth feel big bodied.

Big body and malts meet the palate in the profile front side, then almost instantly coffee-hop light astringenscy flood the palate, seconds later the oats show with some nutty flavor a bit of cereal complexity...like oatmeal and raisins with espresso poured over it...finish is long and wet with puckering bittering from hops and coffee.

Damn fine coffee stout. Not as good as Péché Mortel, but close. I suspect this cellared sample had some coffee and hop brightness subdued but the rounded mellow center were worth the wait.

Photo of brendan13
4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Local Taphouse Friday 23rd April.

So awesome to see a beer like this on tap in Australia!

A - 3cm brown tinged off white head a top an opaque black body of beer. Thick lacing is left around the rim with intricate spotty lacing down the glass. Where the beer is left to sit for a minute of so another ring appears. Very sexy.
S - Roasted coffe aroma dominates with some bittersweet chocolate notes following closely. Subtle smokey and dark fruit hints come through as well.
T - Following through from the aroma are the roasted coffee and chocolate character. Some floral and citrus fruit hop flavours are also present.
M - Medium to full bodied with a fairly low carbonation.
D - A very tasty & interesting beer. At 7.5% it's not too full on. Not a session beer but a couple won't hurt. Highly reccomended and would definately drink again.

Photo of brystmar
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz(?) bottle into a pint glass.

A: pours a jet black color with TONS of brownish bubbly head. Totally opaque. Medium amounts of brown lacing on my glass.

S: the nose is very potent; coffee before oats, faint malty chocolate scents in the background. Just about perfect!

T: coffee and malt up front followed by moderate chocolate-y bittersweetness. Finishes with a nice balance of oats & faintly bitter hops. Much nicer and more smooth as it warms; I tend to serve beer too cold :(

M: full-bodied but, again, it improves significantly as it warms. Turned much creamier as it sat, which makes this brew so much more enjoyable.

D: fills you up quickly thanks to its heaviness, so I don't think I could ever drink more than one of these. Definitely not a session beer, but quite easy to drink. Part of a balanced breakfast!

Photo of karlbronson
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pour is dark. not motor oil, but dark. forms a nice thick brown head with good lacing

S: coffee forward followed by sweet roasted malt

T: strong coffee taste, sweet malt undertone, hop bitter finish. I wondered if the bitterness was from the coffee or hops, so I guess this means this is a nicely complex beer.

M: just right. carbonation is just right. alcohol well hidden.

D: very smooth and drinkable. due to the strong coffee influence, I say this one is best split with a friend.

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

Had on tap @ Stoufest@ Armsby Abbey.

A: Oily pitch black color with darker colored thick creamy head.

N: Sweet malts, oatmeal, malty, sweet chocolate, little roast and caramel.

T: Malty, crystal malts, little caramel, some roast and coffee flavors, little dark fruits, slightly creamy, a little bitter roasted flavors from burnt malts, a touch of black patent malt.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation.

F: Bitter and dry! Dries off quite a bit, and the earthy roasty bitterness really bites. More roast and coffee lingering, with some earthy hops as well. A little chocolate and fruit too.

Photo of mdfb79
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a very dark brown with one finger of brown head with nice retention and lacing. Light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts and hints of coffee. Not too much to it.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and maybe some floral hops. Much better than the smell.

m - Smooth and creamy. Medium body and light carbonation.

d - Not a bad stout, but not quite what I was expecting. I thought the smell was a bit underwhelming, with the taste being a little better. Would try again.

Photo of stakem
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown color with darkly tanned head. Slight hue of lighter brown is visable around the edges. Fair amount of lacing on the glass. Nose is roasty with aromas of coffee and burnt grains. Taste includes similarities to what the aroma led on: burnt grains, bitter chocolate, coffee, slight touch of hops and alcohol. Lighter feel than expected for a double with moderate carbonation. Lingering taste of burnt bitter grains along with coffee is left in the mouth along with an ever increasing alcohol presence. Overall pretty good.

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

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours the expected blackish brown color with pretty decent head retention and lacing. On the nose, to no great surprise, I get a pronounced aroma of coffee grounds, with a hint of chocolate and vanilla. Flavors replicate the nose, except I'm a bit surprised by the hoppy, dry finish. Still, this moderately sweet beer otherwise delivers a considerable amount of flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a fairly long, hoppy, dry finish. Drinkability is good, with the alcohol not at all noticeable.

A solid enough beer, though I think I liked it a bit more out of the bottle. On tap, the beer seemed much more backward, and in need of some short term aging.

Photo of Gosox8787
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured from a bomber bottle into a snifter glass in two parts. 7.5% ABV on the label.

Appearance: Deep dark brown to opaque black. Impressive two finger beige head after the pour. Good retention.

Aroma: Semisweet chocolate and roasted coffee beans are present in the nose. Not overpowering aroma overall. Well balanced.

Taste: Roasted coffee beans provide a nice earthiness to this. Coffee notes also add bitterness. The oatmeal in the malt balances out the bitter with a light sweet note. Bitter, charred aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy. Almost no carbonation. A bit light for a brew of this strength.

Drinkability: The low ABV (for an Imperial Stout) and well balanced flavors make this really drinkable for the style. Also, the alcohol is hidden extremely well.

Overall, a nice combination of an oatmeal and coffee stout. Flavors are well balanced and clean. The coffee notes are the real highlight. Certainly worth a try for fans of coffee stouts.

Photo of pwoody11
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured nearly pitch black with a nice thick head that hung around for a bit.

Aroma was of roasted coffee and chocolate. Smells like a good breakfast to me.

Taste is similar to the smell. Roasted coffee, burnt chocolate and some oat flavors poke through as well.

Not my favorite stout, but a good one indeed. Would recommend.

Photo of srandycarter
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pretty, near black pour with quite a sold 1+ inch head that stays around for awhile. Sudsy thick cling lace.

S - Toasted malt, cocoa and a little coffee.

T - Bitter version of smell. Not much sweetness in this one.

M - Balance off for me. Good carb, maybe too much carb, washes out the feel. Somewhat creamy in the finish.

D - Big ABV and coating palate killing flavors.

Photo of homebrew311
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at Comet Cafe in Milwaukee. Poured into a snifter.

A: appears a lifeless opaque black with zero head

S: dark chocolate on the front, bold espresso, dark fruits, roasted grains

T: I'm picking up more chocolate on the palate than anything else including coffee flavors, the coffee flavors are there in the form of bitter espresso, but it lacks the depth I like in coffee infused stouts, some sweetness on the finish

MF: thick, viscous, velvety

D: I love coffee stouts and this one is no different, however, I will likely never drink this again because there are plenty of other attainable coffee stouts at much more reasonable prices. I have passed this one up at the bottle shop countless times due to its steep price tag, and jumped on it when I saw it on draft. Unfortunately, nothing about this beer stands above other coffee stouts.

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

Paired side by side with Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.

A: Black with a big beige head and decent lacing.

S: Very enticing aromas of coffee and roasted malts.

T: A really great beer. The coffee and roasted malt are blended so well together, it's like they are dancing. The aromas and flavors are not as bold as many other coffee stouts, including Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. That being said, this is a tasty offering, and pleasant to drink.

M: Crisp carbonation with a sticky aftertaste and a slight alcoholic finish.

D: A nice brew, and not too hard to find. A good one to have in the cellar.

Photo of nelson4
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Nice dark black with a pretty good head with significant lacing. Head is nice tan and very thick. It dissipates fairly quick.

S - Carmel Coffee smell. Somewhat malty.

T - Malty brown coffee chocolate, yet all with a creamy taste.

M - Great mouthfeel for a stout. Nice and carbonated with a slight roll off the tongue sweetness.

D - Very drinkable for a stout. I think this is one of the best stouts for drinkability. Great Flavor and taste overall.

Overall - This is a great beer that needs to be savored. It is good and i can't say much more.

Photo of Arenbeer
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Abrand for this one!!!

22oz bomber into a snifter glass

A- Pours like motor oil. Jet black body with a huge 2 1/2 finger brown head that's pretty dense yet fluffy. Great lacing LLAB!

S- Roasted darker malts with a interesting bread, coffee smell. Smells like an oatmeal stout mixed with coffee.

T- First sip gave my pallet quite a ride. First off I got flavors of dark malts and barley followed by a good fullness of oats and bready sweetness that takes over and finally leads me to a bittersweet coffee and dark chocolate finish as it goes down.

M- Full bodied with lower carbonation and a dry bitter finish.

Overall this is a really great and complex IS that is worth getting. It's definitely out of the ordinary especially considering the oats and coffee used in this brew. I've never tried a combination brew like this before and i have to say i'm glad i did! Combining my two favorite styles of beer is a godsend. And the lower ABV makes it even better because it's so well blended and barely noticeable, this brew is so easy to drink compared to other IS i've had. Mikkeller just keeps getting better and better at what they do!


Photo of drtth
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is jet black with a ¼" light tan creamy head that soon recedes to a thin ring around the glass. While there is some scattered lacing at first, throughout most of the beer sipping leaves little or no lacing.

Smell: The aroma is filled with roasted malt, coffee, dark caramel and dark chocolate all in great balance and with all players being equal partners. No alcohol is detectable.

Taste: The full flavors of dark chocolate-coffee-caramel all woven together in an intricate, complex changing-over-time tapestry of flavors that shows no alcohol but does have a fain underlying smoky character. The flavors are soft and smooth with no harshness. The bitterness remains controlled and pleasant. Think subtle complexity.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and softly smooth with faint gentle carbonation though out the beer. The finish begins in the chocolate-coffee-caramel mix and then gradually fades into a semi-dry roasted malt which fades to gone and leaves one ready for another sip.

Drinkability: This is a very drinkable coffee stout. From the relatively low ABV to the complex balance of flavors it would be easy to have another and another. I certainly will keep an eye open for this one in the future and recommend it strongly.

Photo of johnd513
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a swing top half sized growler of this at the whole foods on the lower east side. Pours thick, dark and black with a thin off white head. Smells mildly of coffee but nothing jumps out at me. Tastes of coffee and oats with a bitter dry finish. The mouthfeel starts smooth and creamy and ends dry and bitter. Overall, a solid stout that I enjoyed and is worth trying if only for the novelty of enjoying a beer for breakfast.

Photo of CaptinRedBeard
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Popurs a nice dark brown/black with a brown head made up of tight silky bubbles.

S: Mostly an aroma of black coffee but hints of roasted malts and vanilla are also present.

T: Espresso bitterness, dark chocolate and some hop bite with a heavy malt backbone.

M: I had to lower my score in this area because the carbonation is just over the top here. Less carbonation would make for a much smoother drinking brew. Medium bodied.

D: I actually had this beer for breakfast and I would certainly go back for more. I could have easily finished another bottle. This would go great with dessert as well.

Photo of jwhawkins81
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma - After pouring you get an immediate aroma of coffee with the backbone of roasted malts and indications this beer isn't short on the hops either.

Appearance - Very very dark brown with a big dark brown head. Plenty of carbonation released in the pour.

Taste - A lot of coffee but also a very smooth stout. The hops really weren't that noticeable (which for me was a good thing). However it wasn't an overwhelming taste experience either. Solid and competent but not very complex.

Notes - This beer was in my cellar close to a year so that may have dulled the coffee or hops and smoothed out the flavor.

Photo of femALEist
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mikkeler, Beer Geek Breakfast. This beer is made with flaked oats and roasted gourmet coffee. It is definitely something heavy for breakfast! It pours a solid black and smells of dark fudge, espresso, molasses and roasted malt. It tasted like burnt sugar, toffee, and roasted malt. It is bitter around the edges but all in all a solid coffee stout.

Photo of MicroChris
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was enjoyed from tap at TJs in Paoli into a pint glass.

A: This beer had a dark thick black color with a one finger head. Definitely laced the glass.

S: Chocolate, roasted, coffee, maybe caramel sweetness hints

T: Interesting! There were tastes of chocolate that are upfront with a caramel vanilla coffee taste. The aftertaste stays with you and leaves you wanting more of the beginning tastes...Good strategy and a Good Beer.

M: Full beer that is smooth and then turns bitter on the finish.

D: Had drinkability and a overall great feel and taste.

This was a Good Beer overall and one I will try again for sure. This was a great place and the first time I had it on tap. I will be back for more beer and TJ's.

Serving type: on-tap

Photo of mpensworth
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Super dark brownish black in the glass, good 1/2 finger tan head, really nice lacing down the glass.

S - Really strong coffee and cocoa smells.

T - Just like it smells, there is a pretty heavy coffee flavor followed by hints of cocoa. Definitely tastes like a European stout.

M - Not too heavy on the carbonation, feels heavy in the mouth and goes down quite smoothly.

D - Couldn't have too many of these guys, but it would be great for breakfast!

Photo of BelgianPrincess
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured gently into small wine glass in order to keep the carbonation where it belongs... in my beer!

A - Jet black that tapers to dark brown around the edges, letting in just a little light (this is almost a 1.5 stout rather than Imperial, so this should be expected). A swirl reveals nice oily long legs, and who doesn't like that?

S - Great smell; oats, coffee, and roastiness. Nothing crazy here, but smells like it's going to be a solid, good stout.

T - Taste confirms this. There's just enough of everything: oat, coffee, torrefied barley?, slight sweetness... very good balance.

M - This is almost the most impressive part of this beer. It has the creamy thickness you'd expect from something with a higher abv. This is where the oats come in to play, just as much as the smell or taste.

D - Like any Imperial Stout should be, it's a sipper, but OOPS, I just gulped! Yeah, that's good.

Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 2,141 ratings.