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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 1,806
Reviews: 914
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 131
Gots: 256 | FT: 11
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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-26-2012 17:06:41 | More by szmnnl99
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-25-2012 18:08:20 | More by MattR
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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Pitch black pour with two finger tan head with decent retention and nice lacing. The coffee is the star in the nose. Rich and roasty with hints of cocoa, dark chocolate, and a little booze. The taste follows suit with loads of roasty coffee, burnt espresso, and cocoa with just a touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel is creamy and thick with a syrupy bitter finish. Very drinkable for the style. Another winner from Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 16:49:50 | More by beerdrifter
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-25-2012 00:35:54 | More by Rickythejeweler
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-20-2012 17:47:38 | More by BierBliss
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

05-20-2012 04:37:48 | More by Joeybones3
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-20-2012 02:19:08 | More by Tim460
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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast. No freshness info. Served in a brandy snifter.

Pours with almost three fingers of light brown head sitting on top of a body that's all-but-black. Decent head retention. Looks pretty good. 4.0

Interesting dose of coffee in the aroma; nothing subtle about it, it almost smells like hot coffee. Very aromatic. There's a musty character to the black roast. A little mealy. Hints of dark fruits/berries. I think what sets this apart from other coffee stouts that I've had is the caramelly nose. Definitely picking up a dulce de leche aroma fluttering around. 4.0

Coffee with artificial caramel creamer. Light blackberry note and molasses. Steely finish with roast malt bitterness high. Slightly attenuated and almost absent of alcohol. Sweet, but not as sweet as the nose, nor as sweet as I had expected. Husky in the grain department. Kiss of earthy hops with a tiny medicinal note that is interesting. An interesting craft. 4.0

Feels pretty damn good. Almost sessionable at 7.5%. Thick creamy body and a workable brushing on the back of the tongue. 4.5

I'm enjoying sipping on this, however, I could probably gulp it down inch-by-inch and not terribly miss it when's it's gone. Happy to have tried it, but more so looking forward to the Beer Geek Brunch Weasel that fellow BA Jeremy landed me. Calvados Barrel, to boot. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 04:29:15 | More by thecheapies
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-18-2012 00:14:46 | More by fiedler84
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New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-16-2012 19:24:07 | More by Hawoh
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

05-15-2012 13:57:33 | More by Hopstout
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-11-2012 19:03:17 | More by danp14
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-08-2012 00:41:06 | More by neckbracesub
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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A - Deep dark black, 1/4 finger tan head and some sticky lacing

S - smooth chocolate, great coffee, sugar, lots of hoppiness, sugar sweet malts, grainy yeast, Cinnamon, vanilla, slight molasses and more malts

T - creamy chocolate, nice coffee, huge malts sweet/roasted, oats, cereal, nice hop notes, bready yeast, nice barley, wood and terrior

M - Medium plus body, well balanced, nice complexity, medium acidity and a very long bittersweet finish

D/O - Very nice, smooth and easy to drink. Has awesome flavor, nice complexity and a silky smooth all around awesomeness. This is a great stout. If you are getting into stouts, this is a must. Very refreshing and leaves not much to be desired

Final thought - $6 a pop and a decent 7+% abv, this is another stout winner.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 06:05:51 | More by whatthehull
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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

lovely stout here, and indeed an appropriate breakfast for a beer geek! pours rich and black, coffee colored but not nearly as thick as the brunch. beautiful toffee colored head that sits high atop the black abyss and lasts the whole time. smells like a cup of coffee that got spilled into a bowl of oatmeal. the oats are quite strong, and the coffee is more of a coffee grounds feel, acidic. flavor is the same, robust coffee flavors and acidity, strong bitter hops as well. mellow mouthfeel from the oats and the medium carbonation. the body is full, but not overly thick. there is some yeast sediment in this one that settles out, and also what seems to be coffee grounds right in there! this is one heck of a coffee stout, a perfect example of the style in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 20:11:22 | More by StonedTrippin
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4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in room temperature.

Appearance: Pitch black. Pours a big creamy & foamy head with a brown tint.

Aroma: Espresso, roasted malt, dark chocolate, a little bit of yeast and alcohol. Very tempting!

Taste: Strong roasted malt and chocolate. Coffee is a little bit on the background, but comes through as bitterness in the aftertaste. This goes down dangerously well. Very robust flavours, but perhaps not as heavy on the coffee as I expected.

Mouthfeel: Velvet! Absolute delight. Thick and full bodied, yet so smooth.

Overall: Excellent coffee stout. It's in fact an imperial oatmeal coffee stout, with an intricate mixture of malts, and I have to say that they've succeeded in creating a truly smooth and delicious beer. The oatmeal helps with the mouthfeel especially. Perhaps it could have a tiny bit more coffee flavour and depth through that, but there isn't really much to improve on here. I'd love to try the special versions that they've done of this beer (there is at least a bourbon cask aged and a speyside whisky aged version).

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 16:20:58 | More by Arborescence
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-03-2012 23:08:23 | More by Massbmx
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-03-2012 02:23:19 | More by acurtis
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black black black. Huge, thick, foamy, tan head. The head last a while, and left lots of lacing. Lots of debris in the glass too.

S: Alcohol. Chocolate. Slight pear. Woody.

T: Coffee rinds. Woody!!! Alcohol.

M: Very dry. Thick and creamy.

O: Not what I was expecting, according to the reviews. A decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 01:41:44 | More by gkatsoris
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-25-2012 16:24:44 | More by AnthonyG
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-25-2012 01:13:25 | More by mmurphy525
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-21-2012 02:42:09 | More by smi
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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-19-2012 07:43:21 | More by jamesb7
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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours black, with brown sediment floating about, with a big 2 to 3 thumbs width foamy mocha head. A nice rich and sweet aroma of chocolate, coffee, oats, roasted barley, and a touch of vanilla. Smell is damn fine. Flavor is nice and complex too with sweet roasted barley that develops into a slight burntness, liquorice, some chocolate, and a nice black coffee finish. Medium body that is silky and creamy, fantastic. Overall, I am a sucker for oatmeal stouts and this is a mighty fine one. The price of this thing is its biggest stumbling block.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 21:56:31 | More by denver10
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

04-18-2012 13:32:41 | More by yergermeister
Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
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