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Beer Hop Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 47
Gots: 69 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Nickls on 03-16-2010

Oatmeal stout brewed with coffee

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

Brewed at Amager Bryghus.
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Ratings: 583 | Reviews: 191
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3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boccu
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smooth oatmeal stout with light coffee hints

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3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark, almost black in color with a dense brown head.

The aroma is very interessting, because of a unique blend of fruity, fresh, hoppy impressions, which go along with a very malty, chocolate, and coffeeish aromas. Those various flavors get mingled up very well together, and give a first impression of the actual taste of the beer.

Which is great.

There is a lot going on, first off, the beer has a stout-like beginning, defined by a decent mix of coffee and chocolate, which both go in a creamy direction, well balanced, supported by malts and hints of caramel. This by itself creates a great flavor, but the fun is only just starting. The upcoming malt sweetness abruptly vanishes for a huge load of hops, supported by a vivid, slightly metallic carbonation. While coffee and chocolate are still present on the palate they now get mixed up with intense additions of grapefruit, mango, lime, kiwi and orange. Not only do they add a lovely freshness to the ale, but also such a great complexity, you need to take two or three sips to realize, that you don’t want to actually stop sipping this.

Despite this being related to a Stout, it got as much IPA in it, and I love both sides, because they add up so well together. The long aftertaste rounds it all up, as it is defined by a hoppy bitterness, which goes along with a strong malt backbone, which, again, stand in perfect balance to each other.

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3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is more black IPA than it is a stout, in that the body is thin, the hops come through substantially, and it is rather highly carbonated.

Very interesting.

The coffee used seems to be quite funky, with a hint of barnyard coming through

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Teku glass. Bottle. Pitch black with moch-like, densed head. Medium head retention. Very good lacing. Rich aroma of roasted malts - mainly coffee combined with medium to high hops aroma (resin, light grapefruit, pine), some dried fruits in the background. Taste is great. Medium to high hop bitterness. Solid malt and oat flavour. Little coffee acidity. Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy/oily texture, semi-dry. Semi-bitter, semi-dry, coffee finish. Great.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.