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Beer Hop Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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477 Ratings
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%


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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oatmeal stout brewed with coffee

A hopped-up version of Beer Geek with strong notes of pine and resin.

Brewed at Amager Bryghus.

(Beer added by: Nickls on 03-16-2010)
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque in the glass with a thin head dissipating to light patches and a thin ring around the glass, slight lacing. Aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, light coffee, hints of chocolate and mint. Flavor folllows aroma, with toasted malt, rich quality coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate, light grassy hops, very nicely integrated. Medium body with light creaminess. An excellent, very well balanced coffee stout with a rich, creamy oatmeal stout body supplemented with good quality coffee and cocoa flavors. Smooth and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 02:09:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into snifter.

A: Deep-space opaque black that literally devours all traces of light. Even with holding my iPhone flashlight directly up to it, no traces of light shine through. This beer is absolutely ominous. A two finger dark khaki head starts out wonderful and creamy, but eventually fades down to a little cap that retains nicely. Respectable tribal patterns of lacing left down the glass.

S: Smell is dominated by roasted malts and dark roast coffee. Lots of pure cocoa and dark chocolate meshes nicely with the roasted character. I'm not detecting much of the hops... or any at all, really... That's quite okay by me, though.

T: Lots of pure, unsweetened cocoa upfront that melds perfectly with a gourmet dark roast coffee profile. These flavors remain consistent throughout, until the finish when some piney hops peak their head through ever so delicately until they're squelched by the black coffee flavors in the aftertaste.

M: Medium body with a subdued carbonation and wonderfully creamy texture. I was hoping for a bit more of a full-bodied brew, but there's nothing to complain about here. The ABV is completely masked and this is a wonderfully drinkable stout.

O: I've been losing interest in stouts, admitted, so I decided to pick this one up on a whim to give it a whirl. This brew has successfully reminded me of why I loved stouts in the first place. Lots of roasted coffee flavors that are perfectly balanced with some dark chocolate notes and a delicate hint of hops. This brew definitely satisfied and makes for a perfect treat in the early afternoon or late at night.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 04:07:53 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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ISmith87

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

,this is good beer but one that I've never really had on my own, mikkel hop breakfast is something I've always wanted to try but at the same time its rosti its hot the intended peppers shine through. Nice hot peppery stout. Aftertaste is peppery, spicy, roasted, red green and yellow peppers,Habanero, awesome.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 02:49:23 | More by ISmith87
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint.

Finger of mocha-colored head that recedes quickly to a ring. Black body.

Huge coffee bean and dark roast aromas. Dark chocolate mingling with piney hops. Brown sugar. Complex.

Dark malts are roasty and chocolatey, some char backed up immediately with piney hops. Some nuttiness and brown sugar flavor builds in the finish as well.

Watery and more crisp on the tongue. Slight creaminess. Appropriate for the bitter tang of this beer. Very highly hopped.

Wonderful hoppy and dark malt scents that err on the sweet side. The palate mimics the nose closely, with a nice kiss of char and huge bite of bitterness. Would gladly have this hop forward offering again.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 07:16:14 | More by Pintofbrown
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bnes09

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, near black. Flaky brown sediment. Thick cinammon colored head. Excellent retention and plenty of stick to the glass.

Robust piney, citric hop aroma. Sweet molasses, light roast coffee and almonds in the background.

Aggressive espresso bean character right away. Baking chocolate. Roasted nuts. Sweet toffee and molasses underneath. Hop punch mid-drink with aggressive pine and grapefruit. Surprisingly well balanced. The hop strength compliments the roasted bitterness. Hops linger with a pungent, soapy aftertaste.

Lightly carbonated. Medium body. Very dry finish. Yeasty texture.

Interesting hybrid beer. A cross between a black IPA and a flavored oatmeal stout. Tons of complexity. The aftertaste threw me off a little but did not ruin the experience. Definitely a unique beer but I personally prefer beer geek breakfast.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 03:48:01 | More by bnes09
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle snagged from Tipples. Pours pitch black into my tulip with a big fluffy mocha head. Aroma if lemony hops, chocolatey roast that somehow seem to work nicely together. The flavor follows with an initial burst of bitter lemon hop flavor, then fades into big roasty chocolate, and then leaves a strangely lemon chocolate combo on the palate, but more lemon than chocolate. Velvety and smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation. This is very unique and the only other stout I have had with this level of hops is Darkness, but the flavor profile is totally different. Glad to try it, it is tasty, but I don't know that I would want this on a regular basis. Kind of like someone poured lemon pinesol in my FIS.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 21:29:58 | More by BMMillsy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, herbal hop, and slight rubber aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, coffee, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a fairly intense presence from both the roasty and hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 04:19:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep brown with a creamy, caramel colored head of about 1 finger. Settles nicely into a ring and thin cake . Terrific lacing.

S- Coffee and cocoa beans warm up the nose initially. Some pine cones, citrus and orange zest and resins.

T- An interesting mix of raw coffee beans and intense hop profile, but it finds a way to work quite well. Strong astringency throughout. Citrus character really shines in the end. Absolutely love the bittersweet finish of this one.

M- Soft carbonation, smooth feel, and little to no booze.

O- Hop heads and coffee lovers unite. Right there with Stone on their coffee ipa. Really enjoy the unique aspect of this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 05:26:05 | More by Bosoxfan20
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babaracas

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Listed as a black IPA on the label. Marketing or just poking fun at the grey area here? New beer geek style label with french pressed hops. Pours a very very dark brown, near black in the glass, two fingers thick dark brown, ultra dense, thought it would last forever but in reality only 5 minutes head. Sheet of delicate lace down half the glass. Smell: ultra earthy coffee, pine, very woody, cardamom. Taste: pine, espresso, molasses, toasted brown bread, dark chocolate, pine + espresso in the finish. This is very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 04:44:38 | More by babaracas
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Swongler

California

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This stuff is good. Ordered it at Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco. Readily available, obviously.

A - Black, simple tan head. Thick but leaves out some of the sticky features of other stouts.

S - Blackest of coffees. Like waking up in the morning and someone had brewed fresh coffee. No creamer mixed into this one. Hops are easily present. This smells like fresh coffee while camping in a forest thick with pine trees. Just such a fantastic smell. Spring camping and Sunday mornings are the first things that come to mind.

T - There is the black coffee again. It's good. Especially if you enjoy coffee. No vanilla or chocolate that you get with other stouts. The hops come full force on this one. Reminded me of a Double IPA in a weird way. I see why it is called Hop Breakfast. I give it props for matching the name.

M - Simple feel. Fresh and doesn't feel like processed beverages. Not too sticky, but not super thin.

O - If you really want that hoppy stout with a strong coffee flavor, get this; don't think twice, get it. If you prefer your stouts smooth with some vanilla, chocolate, and spice, well this is still worth a try. Great brew from a great brewer.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 00:47:11 | More by Swongler
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, floral, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness. Awesome aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted malt, coffee, and hop notes; with big strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, floral, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of roasted/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, citrus, pine, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome balance and complexity of roasted malt, coffee, and hop flavors; with a great hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic hoppy coffee stout. All around great balance and complexity of roasted malt, coffee, and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 05:31:02 | More by superspak
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StrongAleSkeptic

Arizona

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Nice, opaque brown-hued black body. Some nice lacing effect throughout the experience. Vigorous pour needed to get the full head potential out of it, and even then dissipated quickly.

S - Subtle notes of the roasted grain bill upfront. Definitely sense the coffee and semi-sweet chocolate aromas. Even some piney notes in there yielding a nice balance.

T - The taste is definitely growing on me. I probably tried this too cold out of the fridge. Initially it was fairly dry with only hints of a subtle bitter roasted taste. Now that I've had a few more swigs as it warms, more of the coffee and roasted dark chocolate notes are more readily available to the palate. It's still fairly dry and quick to finish. Finishes pleasantly bitter too. Balanced richness all around.

M - Medium bodied, dry with a perfect touch of carbonated mouthfeel.

O - One of the more bitter stouts I've had. I enjoyed the hopped character to this one. Surprisingly drinkable despite the complexity from all of the balanced components. I dig.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 21:49:10 | More by StrongAleSkeptic
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srhoadsy

Florida

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served slightly chilled into a pint glass.

Pours black with brown highlights and a bubbly brown head that slowly recedes leaving a heavy surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of coffee, pine and grass.

Flavor profile focuses on the hops with pine, grass and grapefruit set to background of dark roasted coffee.

Medium bodied with a sweet finish, moderate carbonation and bitter, lingering aftertaste.

A pleasant surprise. I thought this was a second bottle of Beer Geek Brunch that I had brought back from Stein's in New Orleans last year. Pulled the bottle and was pleasantly surprised to see my mistake. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. It is like a Baltic breakfast stout. Hoppy, sweet and delicious. Need to make more mistakes like this. Only thing I would change, would be to add just a little more body.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 00:04:09 | More by srhoadsy
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ThePaleRider

California

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Very dark and rich brown. Dark chocolate two finger head with really nice retention. Nice legs on the glass. No light passing through the glass on this one.

S - Smells a little boozey for the ABV. Lots of coffee and chocolate with a slight citrus. Very intriguing aroma.

T - Not picking up on the hops very much. Mostly light coffee and chocolate notes. Very drinkable stout.

M - Full bodied and very smooth. Not much carbonation to speak of. Really nice after taste.

O - My favorite that I've had from the breakfast lineup. Very drinkable but like usual, Mikkeller is just so expensive.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 18:33:08 | More by ThePaleRider
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, with a glint or so of mahogany up to the light. Head is darkish beige, bit whispy but decent lace left around. Looks pretty good, although it could easily look better in all aspects.

Smells quite resiny, actually. Fair floral hints coming off that, with some citrus, pine and rubber. Mostly light, and even though it's deliberate, I'm missing something darker, more heavy or just earthier, as it all seems a bit unsubstantial. Nice, but I'd like more.

Taste is a bit better. Still a little light body-wise, but plenty of that resiny hop note upfront, with floral and woody, organic sap notes that transition smoothly into a long, bitter finish. Lots of astringency on the back, with charred roastiness and resinous hop oils competing for the bitter crown. A bit too much, really, kind of lemon pithy and doesn't quite clean up to make me want more.

Body is quite light for the style, but there's a presence by the end. OK.

Have had better dark beers, this one tastes quite heavy but not quite a full enough flavour to compensate for the weighty bitterness. Just a bit ashy and astringent. Not an everyday beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 08:14:23 | More by laituegonflable
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.09/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Visually really really appealing, pitch black body flowing huge tan head frothing above the sides of my chalice, fine even lacing as it slowly fades. Aroma has dark chocolate bitterness and hint of pine and citrus tone hops in the background with a somewhat creamed coffee in the middle. Bitterness unwavering bitterness green hops assault the palate with a pelletized hop concentration black malts (mainly black patent bring out the charcoal and roasted malt bitterness) so there's a bit of a tag team combo hitting me hard right now. I really couldn't tell you they used oatmeal, but dark bitter coffee, dark malts, and hops are screaming hello!!! Mouthfeel never gets past any one of the waves of bitterness it coats all dimensions of the palate, medium bodied even solid carbonation no issues there just the lacquer known has beer hop breakfast is left behind coating the entire palate with a lingering unbalanced bitterness. Overall I wish the gypsy brewer had a stroke of finesse in his paint brush, maybe due to the country where the brewing scene is breaking out like a punk rock movement do most of these guys feel the need to brew this way. Believe me I like extreme beer I just like well balanced big beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 22:58:12 | More by WVbeergeek
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larryi86

Delaware

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger tan head.

S- Roasted coffee, piney hops, roasted malts, some dark chocolate, citrus hops.

T- Hoppy, piney, touch of burnt hops, some citrus, roasted coffee, touch of smoke, dark chocolate.

M- Smooth, medium body, dry.

O- I enjoy Beer Geek Breakfast more, but this is still a solid beer. Hoppiness makes it almost taste like a black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 23:30:44 | More by larryi86
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Kendo

New York

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: First, a note on the bottle. I cracked it open and there was sediment on the neck and the lip of the bottle. It's been in my fridge, standing upright, for at least 2 weeks. I wonder how it was stored before then - and how old this bottle might be. . . . Anyway, on to the review. . . .

Poured into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is black with a 1+ finger light-brown head that leaves behind some Yoo-Hoo colored lacing.

S: I get coffee right away, but it subsides and is replaced by an earthy, tobacco scent and plenty of citrus. Reminds me of an American Black Ale that was brewed with coffee more than a stout.

T: First impression: wow, this is surprisingly hoppy and bitter. Roasty malt underneath, along with plenty of roasted coffee beans and some charcoal. Finishes with citrusy bitterness and roasted grain husks. Reminds me of a cross between a hoppy Imperial Porter (e.g., the roast and char) and an American Black Ale (the citrusy hops). Again, I don't get the overall sense that this is all that stout-like. . . . ABV is noted on the end of the sip, with heat felt on the way down into the belly. Lingering bitterness - grapefruit and burnt grains - on the aftertaste.

M: Medium in heft, maybe a touch heavier. Carbonation is modest, provides a bit of sharp prickliness at the back end of the sip.

O: This is good stuff, just not really what I was expecting given the Stout style description. I suppose the word "Hop" in the name should've been a give away, but still. . . think of this as an American Black Ale and you'll be pleased.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 01:10:11 | More by Kendo
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stumac

Texas

2.46/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Please don't tell me that Mikkeller is pumping out outrageous gross beer and up charging like Saint Arnold does with the Divines. Any hoot, sippin this brew while reading the end of Stephen King's The Mist as my roomies are loud as shit downstairs. No biggy.
Pours up amazing foamy dark tan head. Great lacing. The head made it thru the whole journey. Aroma is very hoppy, some malts creeping thru. Nice aroma. Now the taste. It's too much. You've got big bold malts battling heavy hops. I don't ever eat chocolate with ketchup. It's too crazy in this bottle! It's not bad but it's not good. Full bodied. Heavy crispy carbo. Meh. Just an experiment I suppose

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 04:09:11 | More by stumac
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TheFightingMongooses

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz bottle features a dark label with minimal graphics and no freshness info. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance - Nearly pitch black except for the smallest, deep amber highlight at the very bottom of the glass. Caramel colored head forms a thin ring and some froth at the surface, leaving some spotty lacing behind.

Smell - At first the aroma seems pretty straight forward, then it warms revealing different layers. Initially I get a big roasted character from the coffee and the roasted malt which contributes moderate sweetness. There is an herbal tinge, and it is apparent that this brew is hopped up more than your typical coffee/oatmeal stout. As it warms I get wafts of bitter baker's chocolate. The finish is a little briny, making me think of dark chocolate covered pretzels. When the liquid level is low in the glass, solvent alcohol presents itself when I inhale deeply.

Taste - The taste follows the aroma very closely. Hop bitterness and roasted coffee linger on the palate, drying the mouth and leaving it screaming for another sip. There is definitely a briny character to the aftertaste which I'm actually enjoying.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, a little oily and smooth. Good for a stout.

Overall - A nice imperial stout with an extra dimension from the hops. It's not uber complex but there are some nice layers here that make it interesting. I won't go out of my way to search this out but I will pick it up again if I see it for a decent price.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 00:59:12 | More by TheFightingMongooses
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-black with a sticky brown head

S-smells like oatmeal, more so than any other beer I've had. A bit milky and grainy as well. Smells good.

T-comes in with a great roasted flavor of oatmeal. It's simple, but clean and crisp. Nice after-taste of roasted grains.

M-medium carbonation. Very smooth though a bit watery.

O-definitely an awesome stout. Has a high quality flavor to it, something you expect from a high profile stout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 16:28:58 | More by AdamBear
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Coffee and hops, really? With the sharpness of citrus hops, pine, roast, and bitter colliding in the glass, its easy to anticipate these flavors clashing in a very unfavorable way.

But like many other stouts, the beer pours with the darkest of brown colors that hedge on black. Complete opaqueness disallows light penetration, as the haze does as much to contribute tot he cloudiness as the color does. Froathy with its foam character, the beer builds a tall head of mocha-stained color, built for long lasting and lacy persistence.

Two beers seem to live in the glass as the stout-like aromas provide the coffee, roast, and dark sugar notes while more IPA character delivers hoppy citrus, pine, and grass notes. Both battling it out, not allowing one to command the other. The culmination of scents are almost too much for the nose to comprehend, but the quality of both are good enough to keep the nose returning to the glass.

But in taste, the flavor of stout wins over, if ever so slightly. Roasted grain, toast char, burnt sugar, and French pressed coffee embark on a lush and robust taste. Trailing shortly behind are the hops- rising to absolute IPA status, the roast is met with flavors of white grapefruit peels, under ripened oranges, spruce, and cannabis-oriented botanical. From the middle palate on, the beer seems to alternate in its lean with each sip, before the high hop bitterness outlast the char by a thin margin in its extended finish.

Surprisingly drinkable, the beer has an airy roasted texture that's suited well as both American stout and IPA. It's forgiving rate of drinkability is in stark contrast to the power of flavor that the beer delivers to the taste buds. It's full carbonation engulfs the middle palate and ushers in a dry, roasty-astringent texture with resinous hop dryness and understated alcohol warmth.

Beer Hop Breakfast is a fascinating beer, that even after an entire bottle I still don't feel that I have fully explored the beer, nor decided about its character. It's certainly a complex beer that has some bully-ish overtones. Though it's taste is brash, it seems to work somehow.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 18:15:54 | More by BEERchitect
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CStrife187

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a .5L bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a thick, dark brown with a one finger head. The head is a creamy chocolate brown, and fades somewhat quickly leaving moderate lacing.

S - Hops. Bitter, super grassy hops. Under that a bit of roasted malt and perhaps some coffee. Hard to pick anything out from under the hop.

T - Slightly smoky at first, with a bit of coffee. Then come the hops. If you love stouts, and you love that fresh, blooming grassy hop flavor this is the beer for you. As I continue to sip, my palate adjusts to the hoppiness and the coffee flavor really starts to shine. Behind that are some really nice hints of smoke. The flavor seems to develop a little bit with each sip.

M - Medium carbonation and slightly thick. Not as thick as a milk or cream stout. The feel really seems to match the flavor.

O - While the bitterness from the hops seemed a bit overwhelming at first, the flavors really start to blend and work together as the beer goes along. A stout hopped like a pale ale is certainly an interesting experience. While I wouldn't drink this beer regularly, I definitely appreciate the experience and I think Mikkeller did a great job with this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 17:34:24 | More by CStrife187
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ngeunit1

California

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Roasted dark chocolate malts, roasted coffee, milk chocolate, citrus and mild earthy hops, molasses, black licorice, oatmeal.

T - Roasted dark chocolate and light caramel malts, roasted coffee, citrus hops, some hop bitterness, molasses, black licorice, oatmeal, vanilla.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Super smooth and a bit silky with roasted, sweet, and warming finish.

D - Nice hoppy stout. Great overall balance.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 06:09:03 | More by ngeunit1
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barczar

Kentucky

3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep brown with ruby highlights and a frothy 3 inch mocha head that lingers, eventually leaving sheets of thick lacing.

Coffee, chocolate, licorice, roast malt, dark fruit, and dank hops form the initial aroma. Grapefruit, resin, and fresh cut grass surface as it warms.

Roast malt, cocoa, coffee grounds, lime, and grapefruit are evident in the early flavor profile. Bittering hops combine with roasty bitterness to finish the sip. Resin and fresh cut grass are subtle in comparison with the underlying citrus. A slightly sweet malted milk ball flavor emerges late.

Body is moderate to full, slick, with low carbonation and an astringent bite. There's slight alcohol warmth.

Interesting combination of flavors. The citrus juxtaposes the roast malt and coffee, which are complemented well by the bitter, resiny hops. But it's too bitter for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 04:32:14 | More by barczar
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Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
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