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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 1,840
Reviews: 914
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
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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.

(Beer added by: Goldorak on 03-10-2006)
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a one finger brown head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Totally black color. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Coffee/molasses nose. Flavor is a balance of coffee and molasses, hints of sweetness. Smooth. Bakers chocolate aftertaste. Great to try but pricey at $14.00 for a 22.3oz?? (659ml) bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2007 22:36:16 | More by jdhilt
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Zorro

California

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Obtained in trading with RustyDiamond.

Light proof black beer with a rack dark brown head that falls fairly quickly.

Smells of Kahlua and coffee, caramel, and chocolate. This is a bit boozy in the smell and does a dead on impersonation of Kahlua.

The taste begins not sweet and a little metallic with mostly black coffee taste. This is pretty much a coffee stout. Strongly dry for a beer of this type so if you think most RIS is too sweet and if you want Guinness on steroids this is the beer for you.

Quite a thick beer the mouthfeel is very full.

Pretty drinkable and I could see drinking it again, but it isn't the best beer of this type. Consider it to be another example of a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2007 02:49:51 | More by Zorro
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Smell is roasted coffee, and then some more coffee. Taste is definitely all coffee. There’s some roasted bitterness that comes through as well. The mouthfeel is a bit thin. After it’s sat for awhile, the chocolate tends to come out a little more, and it tends to get a little more creamy. An easy drinker that I’m glad that I found.
At the price point, $13, there are a lot better options.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2007 23:25:49 | More by FtownThrowDown
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Lagaffe74

Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

With a name like that, needless to say it attracts the eye!! And rightfully so. It is a gorgeous brew to look at when poured. A dark black with a rich tan head. It fills your nose with aromas of oats, coffe, and a hint of dark chocolate. So enticing you can't resist too long. When on your palate, a rich, creamy mouthfell wins you over. Low carbonation, and a slightly dry finish. The flavor is all coffee. Superb!
Be aware, it is a BIG ONE!!
Good for any meal, lunch, dinner, ... or breakfast!! I actually finished it the next morning. Still good.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2007 19:15:52 | More by Lagaffe74
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have been wanting to try this beer since I first spotted it on the shelf and I finally plunked down the $14 to try a bomber. The pour is a not surprising inky-black with a dark brown head that reminds me of Bell’s Expedition it is so dark. The smell is heavy roasted coffee with oats lurking at the edges. The smell is really good if you like coffee. The taste seems to be more oat than coffee with some bitterness like dark chocolate at the end and then the coffee coming back to slap you in the face! The mouthfeel is neither too thin nor too syrupy, just right and the alcohol is well masked by the flavors of the beer. In my opinion this beats Founder’s Breakfast Stout by a hair or two. This was worth the price of admission but only for one viewing. If you are a coffee-beer fan then you should probably seek this one out.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2007 14:58:29 | More by ArrogantB
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MrBen

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer Geek Breakfast. The name alone stopped me in my tracks as I scanned the shelves at one of my favorite beer shops for something new to try. The coffee beans pictured on the label immediately put the bottle in my hand. And the description on the label sealed the deal: A combination of an oatmeal and coffee stout.

Not something I'd expect from Denmark.

Mikkeller's brewers did not lie. A nice, somewhat traditional, oatmeal sout awaited. The coffee added a lot of interest to a style I already love, but without overpowering the subtle aspects of an oatmeal, such as the almost flinty/mineral background.

Black, rich, and filling. Easy to drink. Delicious. A beer that I will have again.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2007 13:08:50 | More by MrBen
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Beaver13

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours an extremely dark and opaque black-brown with a dark brown head that quickly recedes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is chocolate malts, oatmeal, lactose, dark fruits and vinous alcohol.

The flavor is chocolate with some slightly tart and sour fruits (seem a little out of place) leading to a roasted grainy and acidic coffee and tar finish that is quite bitter. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, a little low on carbonation, but extremely velvety - one of the first things I noticed as I sipped it.

Overall, a fun well-made beer. I'd prefer less hops and more coffee though (never thought I'd say that!). I really want to love this, but it is just shy of an awesome beer...still very good though (albeit expensive).

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2007 05:39:00 | More by Beaver13
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Matthew

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Poured into a pint glass. This beer pours a fairly viscous opaque black with a nice khaki colored head that starts to settle but has pretty good retention.
The nose is filled with nice roasted malt aromas, bakers chocolate, medium roast coffee, a tinge of vanilla extract and a lingering sublte sweetness.
Upon each sip the initial taste is of a good dose of chocolate malt followed with a prominate roasted character and a good dose of coffee. Each characteristic flow into one another and the finish is sweet and offers some balance to the dark chololate, roasted malts and coffee flavor.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly silky but also has a decent amount of carbonation.
Very drinkable. If you are a fan of bold coffees and stouts this beer is for you. Easy to drink, tasty, and smells great.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 18:36:24 | More by Matthew
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xav33

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast
22 oz bomber
Moderate pour in a snifter.
Unknown brewing, snacked on 08/07

Poured black with a large frothy mostly lasting dark mocha head.

Smelt of strong premium roast coffee, rich burnt malt, dark chocolate.

Taste was upfront strong sweet dark chocolate malt, and strong bitter coffee and burnt malt followed by more of the same, with a stronger coffee aroma and a slight dry yeastiness on a long lingering coffee finish.

Palate was medium to full bodied, rich and creamy, lively carbonated and strongly astringent.

Overall, this beer is great aromatherapy, and the flavors are pure bliss. It seemed a bit heavy to drink on a hot August night, though. Heavy coffee stouts being my favorite style, its hard for me not to like it, but without being biased I still think this is a very well done brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2007 22:25:43 | More by xav33
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GreenCard

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the GBBF 2007...

Appearance: black as pitch, opaque, billowing layer of dark-tan foam, great head retention

Aroma: roast, vanilla, herbal and grapefruity hops, soy sauce, chocolate, espresso, hint of oxidation

Flavor: medium-sweet maltiness entwined with the bitterness of roasted grain, espresso, "American" hops (with a hint of the hop flavor peeking through, too); peppery alcohol, chocolate, and a hint of papery oxidation; finishes semisweet with a lingering coffee-bean bitterness and hop-flavor-burps

Mouthfeel: full body, pert carbonation, silky texture like after eating fine chocolate, slight alcohol warmth

Other comments: This is a damn near perfect beer. A real "beer geek" stunner. Would be really interesting to age this beer for a while. Unfortunately, I only bought one bottle. It was £4.50, but well worth the price tag! Interestingly, I happened to be eating a "Continental" lunch of cured meats, olives, brie, balsamic & olive oil, and black grapes. This beer went strangely well with the meal and the black grapes in particular.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2007 13:08:45 | More by GreenCard
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at cellar temperature, into a snifter, from a twenty two ounce bottle. Poured a deep midnight black, with about a two finger, thick, coffee brown crown on top of the beer. Head dissapated somewhat slowly, and left plenty of thick sticky lace behind. Smell: Very thick roasted coffee aroma hits you right in the nose. The coffee aroma was mixed with cocoa, almond, vanilla, and charred wood. Taste: A rich shot of bitter espresso, dark chocolate, a touch of vanilla extract, and some more smokey tones, with a bit of noticeable hops in the rather smooth finish. Very little of the 7.5% alcohol was noticed. Lightly carbonated. Was pretty smooth, clean, and full bodied. Had a bit of a creaminess to it. Nicely balanced with great drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2007 15:56:32 | More by jaxon53
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a thick, oily pour. Nice black coffee look to it. It had a beautiful brown and thick head.

Smell - Slight hin of coffee and chocolates. The smell was a bit lacking actually. I expected more from the nose

Taste - Roasted coffee and with a hint of dark choclate with also a hint of smoke.

Mouthfeel - Nice and creamy.

Drinkability - What a great beer. This was a fantastic brew. If you can get your hands on this I highly recommend it!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 02:19:18 | More by Beerbuddha
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surfnebr

Nebraska

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a French press coffee, thick, dark with a good, creamy head.

You get a rich coffee aroma and can discern the malt, but the nose wasn't as strong as the appearance advertised.

The beer drinks smooth, too smooth. One could drink many of these in an evening. The taste offered up hints of chocolate and oat. Of course the coffee flavor bursts on the scene. You get a smidge of hops in the finish on the tip of the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 00:38:21 | More by surfnebr
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours pitch black with a thin creamy brown head that leaves a nice little ring of foam.

S - Roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate and piney hops. Great aroma that seemed to fade fast until every swill of the glass brought it back.

T - Piney hops with roasted coffee and sweet milk chocolate all nicely blended together with a touch of smoke. The bitter piney hops and a touch of coffee bite linger for a while after each sip.

M - Thick, chewy and creamy all in one.

D - Highly recommended if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2007 22:41:55 | More by brewcrew76
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Jmamay22

New York

4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As I poured this one of my house mates was suprised at the amazingly dark appearance (not a craft drinker) and it is pure blackness. The head leave a thin collar of light brown. Smells of roasted coffee and malt. The roastedness is more pronounced than any other stout I've had to date. Amazingly smooth mouthfeel, almost unreal as can be expected when using oats. Tastes of more roasted malts and coffee with hints of toffee. Finishes dry with a good hop bittering reminiscent of cascade hops in Sierra Nevada's stout, but a little more subdued and better balanced.

Highly drinkable as the 7.5% is not evident at all and could make for a dangerous breakfast, but I would prefer pairing this as an after dinner treat or with a chocolatey dessert. I would like to see more from Mikkeller stateside.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2007 01:28:59 | More by Jmamay22
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Huge roasted notes up front. Creamed espresso, carmel, and dark fruit notes. Oatmeal raisin cookies show up as the beer warms.

Appearance: Jet black with a dark tan pancake-batter head. The head clings to the glass and retains impressively.

Flavor: Chocolate-covered coffee beans, cocoa powder, oats, dusty roasted grainy flavors all dance off the tongue and coat the palate. The aftertaste is like chewing on black patent malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy, slightly silky with medium-low carbonation. The finish is slightly astringent but appropriate.

Overall impression: A bold, balanced coffee-flavored oatmeal stout. The coffee is pleasant but not overpowering like many other examples. A good beer but too overhyped.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2007 00:04:08 | More by mattcrill
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orfeu

New Mexico

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black as demon blood with an imposingly large cap of dark khaki foam, all thick and frothy. Underneath an initial vegetal fresh hop bouquet lay aromas of black roasted grains, baking cocoa, coffee, burnt chicory root, and vanilla. The taste is largely composed of bitter, slightly sour flavors at first, with piney-leafy hops swirling around blackened malts and unsweetened cocoa with a noticeable coffee presence at the finish. Sharp mineral twang upon swallowing, with a decidedly bitter-sour, "green" hop character in the aftertaste. As this stout warms, its initially angular edges begin to soften, with sweeter, more chocolatey malt flavors emerging, particularly at the beginning of the sip. Very smooth, velvety mouthfeel; substantial and full on the palate with an expected silkiness from the oatmeal. At present this is an interesting coffee stout, but the hop presence is a bit much for me as is. I'd like to get another bottle to cellar for about a year so that the hops would fade, allowing the darker chocolate and vinous fruit notes that surreptitiously linger to come forward a bit more. However, at $14 a bottle, I don't know how likely that will be.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2007 20:51:44 | More by orfeu
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber. This beer pours viscous and black as any beer I have ever seen. There is a dark brown head a finger and a half tall that falls to a full coat over top of the brew. Light has no chance to penetrate this brew; it is sinister looking to say the least. I don't see any bubbles in the brew, but that may be as much due to the viscosity and color than anything else. The aroma is focused towards a dense pine hop and a background of deep roast and dark-roasted coffee beans. It is an interesting combination of the three. Taking a sip, there is a big dose of pine and very green tasting hop to start. This moves to a chocolate and roast, finishing with a mild sweetened coffee and a second coming of the green quality of the hop. The bitter from hop and coffee blend well on the finish and neither is overpowering. Letting it sit on my palette a little, there is a cream-laced coffee flavor that comes through more as the lingering flavors recede. It is interesting. I would like there to be more of a coffee focus, as I feel that the hop plays too central a role in the flavor for what I was expecting with the name and the coffee beans on the label. Mouthfeel is incredible. I almost feel like I am chewing this beer before I can swallow it. Thick is not even close to describe the feel of this one. There is a very mild carbonation in there that just barely stings my tongue. I do not recall any other beers that are this dense. For the big flavors and the massive body, this one has very good drinkability. The ABV is a little lower than I might expect for the style, but I think that helps out and it certainly keeps the body as thick as it is. I'm a happy man to be drinking this beer right now.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2007 01:44:41 | More by kmpitz2
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BeerSox

Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber into imperial pint glass

Pitch black with a thick one inch brown head that lasts forever. Thick and foamy rings line the glass, with spotty lacing inbetween.

Dark roasted malts and barley with a touch of molasses.

Very thick and deep roastiness with a bit of a smoky taste. Very thick, almost like oil, which allows the flavors to stick to the mouth. There isn't much of an assertive hoppiness, which in the case of this beer is a good thing. The finish is grainy and smokey, with much of the beer coating the tongue.

Beer out of Scandanavia is something new to me, which is a shame. The heavy malty beers that come out of this place have been outstanding. But rather than being an eye-catching beast from the outside, they are tame, but give you your money's worth. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2007 02:42:36 | More by BeerSox
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genog

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours inky dark, brownish black with cascading sparkling brown, creamy tan 2inch head. Smell is toasted malty flavors, creamy dark chocolate. The taste on this one is very smooth. It reminds me of drinking a smooth, creamy cup of iced coffee. Very enjoyable to start the day with 22oz of this one!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2007 15:11:07 | More by genog
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kirok1999

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an inky black with nice light brown creamy head that leaves massive lacing. Smells of coffee.
Taste is thick and lush, coffee, slight bitter hops in the aftertaste, not very sweet at all. A very rich brew with a lingering aftertaste of coffee and slight bitter chocolate.
Nice to drink if you're in the mood for an after dinner coffee, and if it wasn't in 22oz bottles, I could see having one for breakfast. 22oz at 7.5% might make for a slow work day.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2007 23:34:54 | More by kirok1999
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours an inky black dense body with a thick brown head that has a few large bubbles pushing through. The body is to dense to see any sign of carbonation.

S- The smell of big dark coffee has a fresh brewed note to it with an earthy quality of Cafe Verona. The notes of leather and a hint of tar comes through also. There is a note that can only be described as fresh tennis balls, but it is a good smell.


T- This beer has a nice dark roasted coffee bean flavor with a note of smoke and oats along with it. The coffee taste is surrounded by dark roasted malt and black roasted malt flavors. There is a hint of prunes and dried fruit that comes through when the beer warms. The notes of cream and marshmallows are followed by a nice big bitter roasted grain finish. The bitterness compliments the bitterness of the coffee.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a slight slippery texture and a chewy note in the finish. There is a slight alcohol heat as the beer is very warm and it works nicely with the bitterness of the malt.

D- This beer does have a rich malty flavor and the coffee flavor is very good at complimenting the malt. The coffee is very present but it does not overpower the beer. Very nice drinking big stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2007 17:16:48 | More by rhoadsrage
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RoBotGod

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I think the beer was designed to be reviewed. It pours out engine oil black with a small but thick head. The head was dark brown and looked like chocolate milk. The smells of coffee and almonds were very potent, as to be expected. I let this beer warm up a little before drinking it because I though the cold work mask some of the flavor. It goes down easy and lasts a long time after swallowing. It has the perfect blend of malt to go down smooth and then hit you with a ton of the coffee and sugar flavor. Defiantly had some really bad breath after this one. It’s a great blend of ingredients. Not to much one way or the other. A really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2007 03:22:33 | More by RoBotGod
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Goldoraks post-Mondial tasting, fantastic time! I think Goldorak pulled this one out, so thanks!! I have been wanted to try this one for a while.

Pours an opaque black, definately looks like a stout, thin tan head, laces nicely, good retention, thin layer. Smell is hoppy, pine, toffee, roasty chocolate, coffee, nice, kind of reminded me of 3F Alpha Klaus. Taste is rich espresso roast, toffee, chocolate, nice hops, more coffee, roasty bitter finish that I really dig, nice flavours. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, super oatmealy smooth, nice stout! Thanks Martin!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2007 03:02:20 | More by Viggo
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours thick black with a tan head.

The smell is of coffee, chocolate, roasted oat malt and a touch of milk/lactose.

The taste is of rich, thick espresso coffee, chocolate and oatmel. Espresso/coffee takes over even more as it progresses. Light lactose notes. Very rich and sweet.

The feel is thick, almost overly so. Richness lingers.

Well, it is named correctly enough. Tasty, but a bit over-the-top for too much of. Share this with another "beer geek" for breakfast/brunch.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2007 16:35:43 | More by jwc215
Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
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