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Beer Hop Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 194
Hads: 613
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 52
Gots: 73 | FT: 6
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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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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
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 (1,343 characters)

Photo of StrongAleSkeptic
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (1,027 characters)

Photo of srhoadsy
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. (808 characters)

Photo of ThePaleRider
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. (597 characters)

Photo of laituegonflable
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. (1,134 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
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. (1,218 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (403 characters)

Photo of Kendo
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. (1,567 characters)

Photo of stumac
2.53/5  rDev -37.8%
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 (660 characters)

Photo of TheFightingMongooses
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
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. (1,468 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (430 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
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. (2,132 characters)

Photo of CStrife187
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
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. (1,192 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (547 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
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. (871 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pizza plant in buffalo, NY
The beer pours a dull black with almost no head. The nose is bitter with a faint roastiness. Tasting presents a bit of alcohol with a lot more burnt roastiness and much more of the juicy, piney hops, which announce themselves startlingly on my unsuspecting palate. The mouthfeel is heavy, but not thick/chewy like a ris, with a saturating bitterness. It's a good beer with a bitterness at the caliber of a fresh oak aged yeti. (453 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

yup, i think this tops the beer geek breakfast for me, what an awesome brew this is! big thanks to my lovely girlfriend for hooking this up as an xmas present for me. the pour is real dark, pushing black, no light through at all. big frothy four fingers of white lace on top, settling some, but not going totally away. the nose and taste are both coffee first, rich and black, fresh brewed, but its not as intense as mikkellers other coffee stouts. its tempered here by a lot of oats and some malt sweetness, and hops! the hops are low key, bitter but not oily or pungent too much, just a nice complement to the bitterness of the coffee and a knife through the sugary malts. heavy roast, delicious. finish is long and complex, evolving. feel makes it though, so much smoothness in texture from the oats, no coffee acidity at all, i have no idea how he does it, but this beer is extraordinary. full body, just enough carbonation. i would honestly be more than happy to drink this beer for breakfast anytime. it has everything you need. couldnt feel the caffeine in this one like i could in some of his others, but nevermind that. this is outstanding, more than outstanding. one of his best, and thats saying a lot from me. (1,221 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some very dark amber highlights at the edges of the glass and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation near the surface. The beer has a two finger tall dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus hops with moderate aromas of roasted malts and coffee.

T: Light to moderate flavors of roasted malts and coffee upfront. That is followed by fairly strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit rind hops and pine/resin hops. There is also a light amount of cocoa towards the finish as well. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth but not quite a thick as some of the other Mikkeller Breakfast beers.

O: This is an enjoyable beer (as are most of the Mikkeller Breakfast beers, in my opinion) with a nice complexity of flavor and a pleasant hop bite. The alcohol is well hidden and I would be happy to have another one of these. (1,141 characters)

Photo of joiceed
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks like oil, very little had. Bits of tan fizz will skim o'er the top set by the edge of the glass as you lift and move the glass.

Smell: Strong coffee, smokiness, chocolate.

Taste: Forward with huge coffee odor which instantly impacts your reaction, but very smokey as it goes down. Notes of chocolate, slight vanilla undertones.

Overall: Enjoyable beverage, comparable to Founder's Double Chocolate Stout. (425 characters)

Photo of chugalug06
2.59/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Head is very foamy and chunky, milk chocolate in color. Brew is thin-ish black. Lacing is moderate.

Smoky chocolate bacon is all I smell. I smell zero fresh hop aroma...

Thin. Over carbonated. Missing hop flavors.. Under whelming dry, bitter chocolate, and overly smokey.

Once again, Mikkeller has failed once again. This brew was not worth the $10 tag. Dissapointment. (373 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thin dark tan head on a jet black body and nice tan lacing. Absolutely great coffee aroma, earthy hops, fire wood and campfire with hints of cocoa. Flavor is very good as well with more excellent espresso and coffee roast, toasted malts, earthy hops, hint of dark chocolate. Medium body and light to medium body for the style. Great coffee flavor, near perfect coffee, roasted malt and hop balance. Only thing to make this one better would be a more complex hop profile. (470 characters)

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: very dark, opaque. Mocha head.
Smell: in your face piney hops even stronger than the deep roasty coffee. Nicely blended combo.
Taste: more even up front tween the hops and roasty coffee. The hop bitterness comes out on top in the finish. Personally I usually prefer my stouts and my dipas separated but this works, nicely blended new creation.
Overall: tried cause I love the breakfast variations I've tried in the past, fully expecting this to be a mediocre experiment. Not so much. Quite good. (508 characters)

Photo of duracell
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bottle in a snifter. Had it on the International Stout Day 2012.

A - Very dark brown body, almost black. Medium-size, light brown head with a medium retention which leaves a thick ring with large bubble as a topping. Nice legs and lacing on the glass.

S - Very hoppy aromas, grassy, floral, and piney... very close to fresh hop! Malt at the back adds some roasted character, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of vanilla to it. Not a single trace of alcohol. Everything is very aromatic, complex and balanced. Absolutely perfect!

T/M - Very gentle start with some malt character and a certain astringency/tannicity (almost cacao-like) coming from roasted malt and coffee. Hop appears in the middle of the mouth to blend nicely with the malt and adds a moderate bitterness that lingers forever with the coffee notes. Body is on the high side.

O - Definitely a stout made in heaven! Well crafted and with very complex aromas and flavors. Seek it out now! (956 characters)

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

Ordered a goblet for $8 at Top Hops in LES, NYC, and it made for a perfect fall beer. There was a deep, roasted malt character complemented by a sharp, citrus hop bite. The citrus hops didn't get much of a chance to stand out from the richly mocha barley, but they did blend in wonderfully for a long, lingering pine and cocoa finish. I like that the ABV isn't over the top, yet it's still a fantastic sipping beer. Get yourself a glass and let the dry cocoa, coffee bean, and American hops roll around on your tongue. (518 characters)

Photo of CHickman
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours motor oil black color with a creamy 1 finger brown head that faded very slowly, leaving very good spotty foamy lacing clinging to the sides and a thin creamy layer on top. The head faded slower than a Guinness, but the rich inviting aroma distracted me from caring.

Smells of coffee, vanilla bean, cocoa powder and/or bakers chocolate, caramel, oats, charcoal, grapefruit, sweet malt, burnt grains, molasses, brown sugar, piney hops, herbs and floral hops; the hops dance around the deep chocolate and coffee notes that seem to blend in oatmeal and grains in a very balanced and complimentary way. A great smelling beer that is very potent and yet soft and subtle at the same time, with a nice array of complexities. The hops and herbs are timid, but play a nice role and completely hide the alcohol.

Tastes better than it smells, with coffee, vanilla, cocoa powder, chocolate, oatmeal, caramel, burnt wood/charcoal, grapefruit, lemon zest, citrus hops, sweet malt, wet tobacco leaf, burnt grains, molasses, brown sugar, piney hops, herbs and floral hops; I can’t figure out if spices were in play or the roasted grains just seemed like this brew was barrel aged, but there were other sweet notes like maple syrup and light booze like rum or a mellow bourbon that trailed off with an extremely tasty bitterness. This is a mad scientist concoction that is damn complex and makes for a damn tasty beer. Each sip was different: some sweet, some bitter, some hoppy, some like a cup of cold Starbucks – all good. Alcohol nowhere to be found, which makes this a slow sipper or one to throw back since it is so smooth.

Mouthfeel is so creamy and smooth that it’s almost watery, like chocolate milk with a bitter bite at the end; it’s got a chewy, heavy body, but still manages to go down fast and easy with almost no carbonation and superb drinkability.

A high recommendation that I will seek out again as I really liked this crazy combo of strong hops blended with coffee and chocolate malts. There was a ton of sediment in the last sip, and it washed over my tongue like a bitter stout poured through a burnt wood funnel, complete with chunks that closed the door on a great beer experience. (2,208 characters)

Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.