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Beer Geek Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 1,991
Reviews: 925
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 140
Gots: 292 | FT: 14
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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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Photo of beesy
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a standard pint glass

A - pours a deep brown that turns opaque black in the glass. A deep mocha brown head 2.5 fingers tall builds. Fluffy. Creamy. Medium amount of lacing. Foam sticks around in a small puddle for the entire drink.

S - first thing I pick up is molasses and cappuccino. Lots of chocolate. Licorace. Bakers chocolate chips. Slightly roasty.

T - lots going on. Large amounts of smoky tobacco. The tobacco notes remind me slighly of Rivertown's War. The coffee takes a slight backseat to the roast and tobacco flavors. Dark chocolate. Very slight amount of sweetness.

M - medium-full bodied. A drying effect is present. I think from reviewing two beers in two nights with oatmeal, I'm not getting the creamy mouthfeel I was expecting. Doesn't mean it's bad, just not as expected.

D - a nice sipper for me. I'm trying to see if it opens up as it warms.

Overall, a very nice stout with lots if different tastes ranging from tobacco smoke to chocolate to malt to coffee. I thought the coffee was a little more muted than what I would have liked to see. The only downfall in my eyes is that there is nothing that stood out as being "oh my" on this one. Very solid all around but lacking that "geez x is damn good" aspect.

beesy, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of BWH999
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

BWH999, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of GetTheYayo
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard pour into a Duvel tulip yielded a lovely, cascading big dark tan head that eventually faded to a foamy cap that leaves massive sheets of lacing and legs throughout the glass. Beautiful nearly pitch-black color with aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, molasses, tobacco, some oak. Viscous and oily mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation delivers big roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and black coffee.

Overall, a solid stout that's worth a try. Some people compare this to FBS, but in my opinion FBS outshines this one.

GetTheYayo, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of meanmutt
3.75/5  rDev -9%

meanmutt, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Partridge
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Partridge, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

thegerm87, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Stinger80OH, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a CBS snifter.

Appearance - Not-quite-black with an ample mocha head. Settles to some wisps and a thin collar. Looks a little thin as it's pretty transparent at the edges, but an impressive showing nonetheless.

Smell - Coffee, deep roasted dry malts, and some hops lingering. The coffee is nice without being one-dimensional.

Taste - The coffee is integrated well as it's tough to tell when coffee stops and malt begins, but the flavor is less potent. Coffee from the coffee, coffee from the malt. It blends into a dark chocolate, but bitter.

Mouthfeel - I really wish it were chewier, but I guess that's what separates this from Brunch Weasel. Lowish carbonation and a light body. Drinkable for its lightness, but I always want more flavor and for it to last longer.

Overall - Tasty if muted in many ways. I like it but would take other coffee stouts over this and definitely prefer Brunch Weasel.

Alieniloquium, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Beeradelphia, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Morey
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured pitch black in color with a good two fingers of light brown head. There's definitely some brownish hues coming through if you hold your glass to the light. Plenty of lacing on the glass throughout the beer.

Aroma: Coffee, Roasted Malts, Dark Chocolate, Raisins, and I also started to get a bit of charred campfire logs as it warmed up.

Taste: There's a really nice creamy oatmeal stout-like body and flavor up front. The full-on coffee flavor isn't far behind, providing some nice subtle bitterness towards the middle. There's also a touch of dark chocolate near the back-end. The finish is pretty smooth and rounded for a coffee stout.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy with low carbonation.

Morey's Bottom Line: In my opinion, this beer is every bit as good as Founders Breakfast Stout (FBS)...dare I say a touch better? Get some if you have the chance.

Morey, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of trancesk8er
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

trancesk8er, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of HipHopinHooligan13
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

HipHopinHooligan13, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Nage37, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of jnardone235
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

jnardone235, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours viscous black with only the slightest chocolate highlight and a rock solid head of sepia foam with a hint of violet that immediately leaves high rims and a network of trails. Nose is cocoa powder, milky coffee, some roasty sweetness and a bit of smoke - deep but gentle.
Meat juice, treacle, fig, and ash, a hint of peat, with big pine sap bitterness to finish and traces of orange oil. Eases into more brown malt, earthy tones as it opens.
Acidic melanoidins, like browned steak, to end and long oily but drying espresso bean linger.
Medium to full, chewy, smooth, no heat.

Bottled Feb 20, 2012.

Right away I'm concerned that that hops have faded in the almost exactly 7 months because I'm not getting the citrus I'd expect from Cascade and Centennial. Having said that, this is darker and more aggressive than I was expected from both the oatmeal and the hop bill. This is a beer of great complexity, veering from medicinal smoked malts to oatmeal cookie sweetness to dark dried fruit and mocha, but every time I wanted to love it I tripped over some rough edge. And I do miss the hop hit. Oddly, best in smaller sips.

Doesn't quite live up to the hype but greatly balanced and doesn't overplay the coffee.

StJamesGate, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of jdhasse
4/5  rDev -2.9%

jdhasse, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of katan
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours dark and thick. Light head formation, a bit of lacing.

S - Strong scent, first up in yeast with a heavy bready note. A little amount of more stout associated flavors with a hint of barley roast.

T -Starts off malty, but balanced due to the bitterness and a roasty flavor. Gets some more coffee like flavors, pulling in a little bit acidic flavors. Finishes clean with just a hint of burnt oak flavors.

M - Moderate body, a little bit thick and clingy. Alcohol warmth is well hidden.

O/D - A interesting stout, more on the coffee / roasted end of the style. Moderately filling and not overtly strong. Well worth the try.

katan, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of jbaker67
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

jbaker67, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of ComRock12
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ComRock12, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Kornoms, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of smcnulty1981
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a viscous black almost syrup consistency pitch black in color with a tan or light brown 2 finger head that hangs around for a while with lots of laceing, some alcohol legs are seen on the glass

S: lots of chocolate and coffee with cream notes with a slight hint of soy sauce

T: taste reminded me of morning coffee with cream and a touch of maple and some bitter chocolate almost as if yu where eating chocolate chip pancakes with a coffee although there is a bit of alcohol on the after taste

M: very heavy coats the mouth very well and hangs around for a long while

O: overall a very enjoyable stout the only drawback that I noticed was the slight alcohol taste while drinking some of it other than that a great example of an imperial stout

smcnulty1981, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Hatzilla
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an oily black with a big foamy tan head. As the head slowly dissipates, huge sheets of lacing are left behind.

S: Lots of dark fruits and roast coffee.

T: Taste is lots of bitter coffee and dark chocolate with dark fruits and hazlenut.

M: Oily viscous mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation with a coffee aftertaste and smooth dry finish.

O: A tasty, bitter coffee stout. Perfect for early morning or late nite sipping. My only complaint is the high price tag, so I won't be picking this up again soon. Cheers!

Hatzilla, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of sbanacho
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

sbanacho, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev -2.9%

pknyc, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of ambruns1979
4/5  rDev -2.9%

ambruns1979, Sep 09, 2012
Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 1,991 ratings.