Beer Hop Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 575
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 46
Gots: 70 | FT: 4
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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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of duracell
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
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!

Photo of tempest
4.13/5  rDev +2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of CHickman
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an ebony color with a cascading tan head that leaves a nice layer of lacing.

Smells of pine and citrus hops with some roasted notes.

Tastes of the full roasted notes with a nice hop balance. Notes of dark coffee, cocoa, and a bit of burnt toast come through. Definitely gives off a burnt, slightly acrid taste that I like, but not much sweetness to offer. Roasted bitterness is complemented by solid hop notes of pine and some citrus. Moderately bitter, but I think it works really well. Oatmeal is present throughout with its mild, smooth presence. Alcohol notes come through that shouldn't at 7.50 %, which is what keeps it from perfect.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a great beer, but at $10.40 for a half liter, it should be killer.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of hosehead83
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from "bomber" bottle into a wine goblet
Oil-black in color,with a thick collar of tan foam
Aroma-Piney, citrussy hops, dark malt
Taste-Citrussy, piney hops, roast coffee.
Reisinous hops, roasty-Cascadian IPA all the way. Well-balanced and great flavor. Another winner from Mikkeller. A bit pricey but certainly worth a try.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Poured a deep inky black, almost opaque with very very faint touches of brown. the head is absolutely massive. Close to 4 fingers of burnt caramel that possesses a good deal of thickness. The amount of head inherently produces some nice lacing as well, but not an overwhelming amount.

S-Much fainter than I would have expected given the body of the brew. It is interestingly complex however with a balanced blend of hop bitterness and smooth oatmeal and coffee. Maybe a hint of caramel as well, but only in occasional hits.

M-Precisely how a breakfast stout should taste. It has enough viscosity to coat the palate and enhance many of the flavors, but it is much smoother and lighter bodied than a regular stout which lends itself to the breakfast concept. It is under carbonated however which did not sit perfectly with me.

T- A subtle breakfast stout in comparison to say a founders. The coffee is an undertone and a slight one at that which does differentiate this from other breakfast stouts, but honestly the flavor palate does not lend itself to breakfast. The hops are the main component and they are delicious, but their is not enough oatmeal or cutting sweetness to complicate the palate. Very enjoyable though, just potentially not as advertised.

O-My introduction to mikkeller and I will certainly be trying the remaining brews I can get my hands on.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half frothy tan head that stayed around a while. There's also a lot of lacing left on the glass. It smells like roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, piney hops, burnt/charred malt, and some light citrusy hops. I think the taste is just like the aroma. It's roasty, hoppy, bitter and sweet all at the same time. It's a very tasty brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and easy to drink with good carbonation. I'm liking this beer a lot, and I plan on picking up another bottle soon! $9.99 a bottle.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 575 ratings.