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Beer Hop Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

548 Ratings
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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 44
Gots: 72 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by facundoCNB:
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3.63/5  rDev -10.6%

deep brown almost black in color, nice 2 fingers of brown head causing some great lacing. scents of chocolate, piney hops, roasted marshmallows, coffee. a hoppy mouthful at first, evened out by an ashtray dirt type bitterness from the roasted grains/coffee, mildly balanced out by the malt sweetness and chocolate flavor. i think they over did it with the hops, i was expecting a more subtle dry hop taste - but again, a foreign brewery making an american style stout, i guess they figure we're assholes with our ibu's!
a light medium body, nicely carbonated, barely any creaminess.

this is a nice one time experience - with that said i wouldn't want to drink it again. a bit off tasting with the amount of hops they used.

facundoCNB, Jul 08, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%

Poured into an impy nonic pitch black,no light showing thru this,a fluffy mocha colored crown atop that left broken chunks of lace behind as it setteled slowly into a frothy mass.Big hop resin mixed molasses sweetness just awesome,this is truly a hybrid of stout and ABA.Chocolate malts and tobacco flavors mixed with a healthy shot of pine resin on the palate,some molasses-like sweetness comes into play but doesn't intrued on the resiny hops.I have the hop burps wich makes me like this beer even more,a great example of the style,one of the best I have had.

oberon, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

DanGeo, Jul 17, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%

tectactoe, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

tbryan5, Aug 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

DaftPatrick, May 11, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

A - Pours pitch black and slick, with three fingers of dense brown head. Head has excellent retention and coats the glass with lacing.

S - Very prominent pine hop aroma. I didn't even smell any coffee initially, but eventually the strong roasty coffee notes come through. Also quite a bit of bitter chocolate.

T - The name certainly doesn't lie. Tastes like a hopped up Beer Geek Breakfast. Quite bitter throughout. The combination of piney hops, bitter roasted coffee and bitter chocolate is a bit over the top, but still quite tasty. I wish there was just a touch of sweet milk chocolate to smooth it out.

M - Medium mouthfeel is dry and bitter throughout. Bitterness lingers for quite some time.

O - Glad I tried this, and it is pretty tasty. The intense hop bitterness almost moves this into black ale territory. A bit of added sweetness would bump this up a notch for me, but still a good brew.

warnerry, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Afroman, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Swongler
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

Swongler, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Beerswag, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is great. I get a lot of caramel and roasted malt with some pine and citrus hops. The flavor is roasted/burnt malt, coffee and chocolate, but I also get a lot of bitter pine and orange notes. The alcohol is completely hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice hoppy stout.

Mora2000, Oct 15, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

JC333, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

mjtiernan, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

xdefeatsy, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

fionn13, Feb 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

Golden32, Apr 08, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

A 500ml bottle with date [M.h.t. 1/3-2012]; not sure how to interpret this, although it suggests the bottle is quite old. Acquired a couple of weeks ago from Beer Merchants (UK).

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Unfathomable blackness - no photon escapes it's clutches. Produces a huge head of creamy brown foam with good retention; this ultimately subsides to a surface layer. A rich aroma of coffee - strong and bitter - accompanied by plentiful roasted malt. Notes of burnt grain and stewed hops, with indistinct hints of aromatic hops. A whiff of alcohol in the background.

Tastes of intense bitter coffee and roasted malt. Notes of roasted coffee and malt, burnt grain, stewed hops, a hint of pine and faint dry yeast. Exceptionally bitter; kills off half your taste buds. The alcohol doesn't make itself felt in the flavour. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly with decent body, yet it leaves the impression that it is thinner than it should be for such a big beer. Very astringent; dries the palate completely. Bitter coffee aftertaste.

A quality stout, though it falls just short of superb. The hop flavour doesn't really come across - subtle hints that are smothered by an excess of coffee. The mouthfeel also seems a tad thin. However, the coffee/malt character are without deficiency. All in all, a beer that strives for greatness and is found wanting. Which isn't to say that it's bad - grab one if you can stomach the price.

jazzyjeff13, Apr 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

doremite, Jul 01, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -2%

Dark brown pour, good tan lace and head to it. Aroma was very much like the regular Beer Geek Breakfast, but it did have a good bitter hop green vegetal vibe, no small feat since this beer comes from halfway across the world and you have no idea how long the relatively expensive beer may have sat on the shelf etc. . .

Taste, again, more like Beer Geek Breakfast, this is a very minor and subtle variation frankly, but that's not all bad since the base beer is quite good. Same beer, more hops. That's really about it. Loads of chocolate malt, coffee, ashy bitterness.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 24, 2011
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3.09/5  rDev -23.9%

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.

WVbeergeek, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

kwkdmk, Jul 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a beautiful ebony with a brown half a finger of head. Dissipates rather quickly. Surprised by the look of this that it's not actually a stout.

Aroma is amazing, sweet matly, burnt biscuit, heavy coffee, dark chocolate. Slight hop aroma in there somehow coming through. Just great.

Very delicious. Chocolate and coffee are most prevalent. Sweetness abound! Hops are on the back end and very subtle at that. No date on the bottle so hops could have faded a bit. Tastes more like a hoppy stout than a black IPA but it's still great.

Very thick and rich, stout-like again. Aftertaste has a lingering bitterness that rounds it out nicely.

This was my first try at Mikkeller and I'm so glad that I know how good they can be. Probably the best black IPA I've had although it's more like a stout. But really great stuff.

PeterParker, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

poop_brew, Nov 15, 2013
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Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.