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Beer Hop Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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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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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
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
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast

Pours a dark brown/black color with a deep tan mocha head. Rings and patches of lace go down the glass. Aromas of coffee, herbal hops, roasted malts and chocolate. In the taste, decadant malt body, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, all savory flavors. Hop bitterness is substantial and coarse, piney, leafy, and resinous. Oatmeal lends to the smoothness of this beer, and its creamyness. Overall, the Beer Hop Breakfast is a delicious oatmeal stout with plenty of hops, as advertised. Complex and easy to drink, I'd suggest giving it a try.

Stinkypuss, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of scottfrie
4.1/5  rDev +1%

500ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter.

A: Pour black with a very huge billowing dark brown head that slowly faded into a very dense and fluffy film with a huge butte in the center. Thick sheets of beautiful lacing were left down the glass.
S: Smells like a strong black IPA. I get both strong notes of coffee and strong notes of pine. Roasted malt undertones are noticeable as well.
T: Flavors start off roasted with a good dose of chocolate and coffee. Then they switch gears with notes of bitter pine resin, pine sap and needles near the finish. The finish itself is full of creamy oatmeal, and the aftertaste is lightly chocolaty but also bitter.
M: Thick body, very full, soft, and creamy mouthfeel with light and smooth carbonation.
O: Quite enjoyable but I like the original better. I’m a hop head, but when I want a stout I don’t necessarily want it to be hoppy, but that’s just personal taste. This perfectly matches what the brewer was trying to accomplish though (a hopped up stout), so I say this beer is a win.

scottfrie, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Scout11
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Scout11, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +23.2%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%

A - Jet black, 2 and a half finger light brown fluffy head, thick lacing ring and spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Piney, bitter hops, oatmeal, peanuts, maple, chocolate, citrus, roasty, light smoke.

T - Bitter, pungent hops, sharp coffee beans, roasty notes.

M - Rather thin for a Mikkeller.

O - Hop head and coffee fans might love it, I feel its lacking in body and complexity. I expect more from Mikkeller, but Mikkel is still my favorite brewer. Lastly, I could smell this all day!

Rickythejeweler, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

FreshmanPour77, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

happy5930, Nov 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

deapokid, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JAHMUR, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

shadynasty, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

LSUPT, Nov 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ChrisPro, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured very carbonated. Pitch black with a very thick mocha head.

Smell is reminiscent of Old Rasputin. Hints of coffee, toasted malts can be found, but all are fighting with a bitter alpha acid smell.

Initial taste is really just Beer Geek Breakfast. The hops come in later, adding just another layer of bitterness and notes of pine, almost a prickly bite. What it really adds is bitterness on the back end more than anything.

The mouthfeel is slightly oily, probably from the alpha acids.

Gotta say, I like Beer Geek Breakfast more, but this one isnt bad by any means.

VncentLIFE, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of fugitive
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

Bottle 500 ml. Color back with small brown head. Aroma hop and only hop at first after some time you can smell some espresso. Taste coffee but so much coffee that dominates everything else, some hop, light chocolate. Strange beer a little unbalanced but i like it.

fugitive, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of micromaniac129
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

This is an excellent beer.
It poured deep deep brown with a tall, tan and firm head. Plenty of lacing,too. Aroma seemed a bit restrained here but plenty of rich roasted malts coffee and chocolate with a good dose of piney hop resin.
A good oatmeal stoudt here: loads of rich complex malts and anice and bright hoppiness of pine and oranges. A rich black coffee at the backend with a bitter dryer finish. On the pallette the beer is silky smooth and thick of body.
Starts sweet followed by a roasted malt bill followed by a dose of black coffee followed by a bright hoppy finish deep into the aftertaste.
This is my first Mikkeller and it was simply fantastic in all aspects.

micromaniac129, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of comfortablynumb1
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%

Reviewed from notes...

A - Pours a deep brown with a two finger head. Head retention is excellent, and there is plenty of sticky lacing that clings to the glass. This one is sexy...

S - Roasted malts, a good dose of coffee, and some citrus hops...

T - Lots of roast, and coffee throughout. Citrus fruits don't make much of an appearance, but there is plenty of hop bitterness to be had in the finish...

M - On the higher end of medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Finishes dry...

O - Not great, but not bad either. If this wasn't so expensive, I could see myself purchasing this again; however, with the price at what it is, I will probably stay away...

Cheers...

comfortablynumb1, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

1 pint 9 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into De Molen stemware in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Mikkeller is me favourite brewery; I'm very excited to try this. Paired with a breakfast burrito.

A: Pours a two finger tan colour head of lovely heavy cream lacing, amazing thickness, and brilliant retention, especially for the high ABV. Colour is a nontransparent solid black. Its very appealing.

Sm: Rich chocolate, moderate oats, light roast, and light coffee. A fairly strong aroma, and an extremely appealing one. I can't wait to try it.

T: Delicate rich wonderful chocolate tones, with light oats more towards the finish than the front. Hops enter at about the midpoint. Some light coffee in the third act is a nice touch. There's flavour everywhere, and it's nicely complex yet brilliantly balanced. A touch of caramel on the climax. Yet another beautifully built beer from Mikkeller. Bravo.

Mf: Smooth for the first half, coarse for the second. The same effect is present to a lesser extent for wetness and coarseness, respectively. The result is a mouthfeel that coaxes out the next sip. It's tailored very well to the flavours.

Dr: Very drinkable for the high ABV and for the style. The price is high but it's well worth it for the quality.

kojevergas, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%

pour was a nice dark brown, nearly black in color with a nice head of off white, tan color on top that really just showed how nicely this one was put together. a wonderful aroma of thick coffee and crisp piney hops then came up and cleared the air, really making its presence known. huge aroma with warming bringing caramel and brown sugar to the front and smooth lightly bitter coffee balancing it out. nice smooth hop presence with a rich malty back bone that was beyond smooth. really just wonderfully done.

mikesgroove, Oct 18, 2011
Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.