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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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1,925 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,925
Reviews: 919
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 137
Gots: 273 | FT: 12
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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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Photo of seaoflament
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A great big thanks to BRoss242 for sending this great extra.

Poured the Geek at cellar temp and first impression is a very dark beer with some great viscosity and a big frothy, mocha colored, head. The head seems thick yet soft. A great coffee aroma, but not as overpowering as other examples as this one also presents some cocoa, vanilla, milk, roasted and chocolate malts, and a hint of alcohol. Tastes very much like the aroma, some coffee upfront with some roasted malts and roasted barley; it has a nice cocoa and slightly bitter and dry finish. This beer drinks great! Drinkability is high on this one.

seaoflament, Sep 20, 2007
Photo of mortarit
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well for starters It's an Oatmeal Stout

I just drop in to check on a certain beer and I saw this one. Hmm, oatmeal and coffee which I have had from other breweries. Price was steep $13.00 but after trying it definitely holds its own.

Man it could really be a quick breakfast.

Chewy, smooth, mean real smooth. Very little CO2 if any.

It got to be the darkest beer I have drank so far.

One word, thick!

Good call will collect more.

mortarit, Sep 18, 2007
Photo of klewis
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a total black with a very dark, bubbly head. Moderate lacing.

S: Huge smell with a dominant roasted peanut character with coffee and chocolate aromas as well. THe intense character of each of the aromas makes this one stand out.

T: Lots of coffee flavor. Starts out with a raw earthy taste and gradually evolves into a tasty mocha capacchino flavor.

M: A bit lighter in body than I would expect from such a big flavor, but at only 7.5%, I suppose I can't fault it too much. Subtle carbonation and a strong lingering flavor help its cause.

D: Quite fantastic. I needs me more.

klewis, Sep 18, 2007
Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22.3oz bottle into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist.

A: Pitch black with a dark coffee brown head.

S: Huge nose of high quality coffee. Along for the ride is chocolate, roasted malt, and brown sugar.

T: See above. Incredible! Toasted oats, espresso, bitter dark chocolate, molassas, etc.

M: Creamy with a bitter coffee tang.

D: One of the best coffee stouts around. Hands down. Find this at all costs!

GbVDave, Sep 17, 2007
Photo of franksnbeans
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as oil with a large chocolate milk head that dies slow. MMM smells of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate and cocoa. Tastes of the coffee, dark chocolate malt, oatmeal and finishes with ground coffee and a hop bite. Full and delicious in the mouth. A sipper but I can sip on multiples of this coffee stout anyday. A must try and hits a soft spot I have for these stouts

franksnbeans, Sep 14, 2007
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Florian's. Pitch-black completely opaque body with a good inch of light brown head. The first completely opaque beer I've ever had. Smells like burnt malt and good coffee. Tastes like burnt and roasted malts, as well as oatmeal with a generous dose of coffee as well. No real hop or alcohol presence here. This stout is thick - you could cut this with a knife and fork. Probably the thickest feeling carbonated beer I've ever encountered. Definitely a sipper due to the big taste and mouthfeel, but one sip definitely invites another like few beers do. I am unbelievably impressed with this beer. I cannot say enough good things about it; it exemplifies everything I love about stouts - and about beer in general. A new favorite! I could drink this morning, noon, and night. I'll be buying many several more in the coming weeks!

MrHurmateeowish, Sep 14, 2007
Photo of wagenvolks
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a bottle with my friend Josh (trep) at 8:30 in the morning of the '07 WVU-Marshall football game in Huntington, WV. Hey, if they're gonna call it Beer Geek Breakfast, why not honor the namesake?

Pours an opaque, jet black body into my oversized wine glass; thick and viscous with a monstrous sienna-brown head. Great retention & some lacing left behind. Aroma is chock-full of roasted java beans, bittersweet chocolate, and milk. It's like hot cocoa mixed with coffee. Can't wait to drink it.

And rightfully so, as the taste is delicious. Even at 8:30 AM, it's a great beer, with lots of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee notes. Mouthfeel delivered a bitter finish to cap off a viscous, creamy body with the perfect amount of light carbonation. If this beer weren't so damn expensive, I might have one for breakfast every day. Amazingly drinkable, especially with the lower alcohol level.

wagenvolks, Sep 11, 2007
Photo of wedge
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is black, eclipsing the light I'm holding it up to. A thick, creamy, chocolate milk shake of a head slowly deflates over it. Smells a lot bigger than it apparently is: big, rich chocolate, coffee, tar, molasses - an entire chocolate-themed dessert aroma. Big, luscious mouthful of sweet, roasted chocolate malts and bitter, dry roastiness of the coffee that lingers towards the end. The lightness of the carbonation and its smoothness make it seem really full bodied, but it really floats around in the mouth. My glass is empty already dammit. If I found this at a bar, it would be very hard not to order another.

wedge, Sep 09, 2007
Photo of atsprings
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a thick murky deep black with a decent dark tan head that slowly diminishes. The aroma is a great blend of roasted barley, espresso, and very dark chocolate. The taste is also a blend of these same things with a slight edge going towards the roasted barley. the espresso is not far behind, however. The beer is on the low end of heavy bodied with plenty of warming alcohol that is fairly well hidden. This is a without a doubt a wonderful stout, I can't wait to try another bottle in the dead of winter.

atsprings, Sep 09, 2007
Photo of markaberrant
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - completely black, tan head drops to a decent cap, visible carbonation, nice lacing

S - wonderful chocolate and light coffee, rounded out by some lovely oatmeal, a very full aroma

T - coffee is much more evident in the taste, it's not overly roasty for a stout, but very nice in the finish, hop bitterness shows up long after every thing else. As it warms, it becomes more balanced with some sweetness, while the coffee softens and becomes more complex with hints of smoke and bittersweet chocolate.

M - not overly full or heavy, but very creamy, leaves a dryness in the mouth just like drinking black coffee

D - unique and very complex, but it is just slightly overdone on the dry coffee flavour

I didn't even know this beer existed, so I consider myself lucky to try it. The aroma is heavenly. If I could change anything, I would give it more body, and either cut back on the coffee or increase the crystal malt for some sweetness to balance.

Thanks to Goldorak for the bottle!

markaberrant, Sep 07, 2007
Photo of jdhilt
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

jdhilt, Sep 02, 2007
Photo of Zorro
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Zorro, Sep 02, 2007
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

FtownThrowDown, Aug 29, 2007
Photo of Lagaffe74
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Lagaffe74, Aug 29, 2007
Photo of ArrogantB
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

ArrogantB, Aug 28, 2007
Photo of MrBen
4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

MrBen, Aug 26, 2007
Photo of Beaver13
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
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).

Beaver13, Aug 26, 2007
Photo of Matthew
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Matthew, Aug 20, 2007
Photo of xav33
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

xav33, Aug 19, 2007
Photo of GreenCard
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

GreenCard, Aug 18, 2007
Photo of jaxon53
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

jaxon53, Aug 17, 2007
Photo of Beerbuddha
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
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!

Beerbuddha, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of surfnebr
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

surfnebr, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of brewcrew76
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

brewcrew76, Aug 09, 2007
Photo of Jmamay22
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Jmamay22, Aug 09, 2007
Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 1,925 ratings.