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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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2,113 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,113
Reviews: 938
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 145
Gots: 303 | FT: 12
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Denmark

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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Pitch black, tiny mocha head quick to almost nothing.
Strong American hops on the nose keeps me from getting most of the dark roasted chocolatey malts, but coffee does get through, black, acidic.
Same thing happens in the taste, but not that unbalanced. Bitter spicy leafy hops and coffee in the start, something like black ice coffee with a herbal note (ribwort pops out). Roasted grainy malts, with a smokey note early on, burnt and ashy towards the finish. Dark chocolate and dark fruit, but very faint. Hops keep it together till the finish, bringing some extra bitterness to the rich coffee. Just like the last gulp from a cup of french-pressed coffee.
Medium body, lively carbonation. Aftertaste has coffee and hops, with a clearer dark chocolatey note.
Wouldn't mind changing my morning black tea with this beer, but wouldn't like to get fired either. Great coffee character, with strong hops managing to simply put some extra character in here, without stealing (or messing up with the) show. That's more like it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very light brown head that dissipates very quickly but leaves a slight creamy film on top of the beer. The beer itself is a very dark coffee black that is opaque because that's how oatmeal stouts roll. The surface has a nice slick looking sheen.

The beer smell has some very strong roasted coffee notes mixed with some light dark chocolate notes and medium hop notes. The coffee note is really interesting in that smells like an actual cup of coffee that's been made and not just the beans. The hop notes smell like a wet pine note and mix very well with the coffee notes. The oatmeal notes are also there. The dark chocolate is pretty light when compared to the other notes and only takes off a slight edge off of the beer.

The beer taste is similar to the smell in terms of what notes appear. In the taste, the coffee notes are a bit stronger and much more bitter than in the smell and the pine notes add a nice hop bitterness to contrast the coffee notes. The dark chocolate is still there and is still a bit faint. The most interesting is the coffee aftertaste. Instead of tasting like a cup of coffee, the coffee taste likes the actual beans.

The mouthfeel is a bit heavy bodied and smooth. In addition to being smooth, the beer is also a bit slick. There is very little carbonation.

Overall, a very good oatmeal stout and definitely one of the best one I had. My only regret is that I can't actually have this for breakfast.

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 2,113 ratings.