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Beer Hop Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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562 Ratings
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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 45
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 jak
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jak, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of ggodzik
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Rich black/dark brown in color. Brown frothy head.

S - Lots of coffee. Big hop aroma. Piney and spicy.

T - Hoppy! Big bitterness at first. Kind of mellowed out as I took a few more sips. Coffee, spicy, smokey, and piney flavors accompanied the hops.

M - Slightly carbonated. Medium body.

O - Interesting beer. The name 'Beer Hop Breakfast' does not lie. Very hoppy. The GF thought it was too hoppy/bitter and she loves a hoppy IPA. The hop bitterness was balanced with a nice coffee/smokey/spicy malt backbone. This beer is definitely worth a try.

ggodzik, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of oberon
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

kaelingirl, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of NCbeerpirate
5/5  rDev +23.2%

NCbeerpirate, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of tlh1005
4/5  rDev -1.5%

tlh1005, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of shangwang
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chimay goblet. I've been aging this one for a little over a half year.

As I poured this I couldn't help but notice how viscous it was; it was like heavily used motor oil - dark and thick. The pour left a foamy tan head that quickly reduced to a thin layer and left chunky lacing on the sides of the glass. The smell is a beautiful blend of piny hops and roasted coffee with notes of chocolate. Very unique smell - couldn't wait to taste. From the first sip I got dark chocolate - extremely dark chocolate. Lots of intense bitterness with a little saltiness on the finish. After a little more, I really noticed how prevalent the hoppy character was, which continued to surprise me from a beer this dark. The warmer the beer became, the more sweet notes emerged and took the edge off of the hops. I loved the mouthfeel - very thick and smooth, with some decent carbonation. The character of the mouthfeel really added to experiencing the taste.

Overall, I really enjoyed this unique beer. There were a lot of elements present that I would expect from an oatmeal stout, but lots of hoppy IPA character as well, and it was all blended very smoothly together. Definitely will seek this one out again.

shangwang, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- deep dark brown, medium brownish head, looks velvety, and delicious.

S- smells delicious, like deep dark pine, a little bit of chocolate aroma fights through but the aroma Is deffinatley dominated by hops. And heavily roasted coffee.

T- Piney hop notes and bitter coffe tones blend amazingly, a bit of chocolate, a lot like the aroma but the coffe is a bit more present.

M- medium mouthfeel, witha creamy texture, finishing dry and bitter!

O - an awesome beer from.one of my favorite brewers!!! Love the choice of hops used in this one.... I really love the way the favors intermingle.

PeterIngemi, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of caguiar
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

caguiar, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of tsauce2
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 16.9 fl oz bottle in to a DFH tulip

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Opaque. Head is tan, 1 in, dissipates to line the top of the beer. Light/medium carbonation. Medium/heavy lacing.

S: Cascade hops waft off the nose, melding with big oat, dark roasted malt, and coffee notes. A brown sugar/caramel sweetness comes off as well.

T: Taste is akin to a black ipa with oat. Big hop notes hit initial palate. Secondary pallet sees the oats, dark roast malt, and mild coffee additions. Aftertaste is smooth hoppiness, oat, and dark roast malt. A touch of alcohol is noticable.

M: Full body. This is where you know this beer is a stout. Hop flavors expand the palate with the classic oat stout flavors and coffee coating the secondary palate and creating a viscous, malty/chewy feel. Finishes a tad dry.

O: If I close my eyes, I'm drinking a 3F Black Sun but with bigger oat stout flavor. This beer melds hop and oat/malt/coffee while still showcasing the hops up front and letting the classic oat stout shine through on the end. Mikkeller, imo, is either an out of the park dinger or a monumental bust for which I feel I have paid too much, usually the former rather than the latter. This one knocks it out of the park.

tsauce2, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of TheBrewo
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We pour a brew holding a dark, coffee-brown color. It nicely resembles a standard stout. The head stands one finger tall and is comprised of latte-colored bubbles. This shows decent retention and leaves sticky lacing as it departs. What is left is a ring of dark brown bubbles around the edges of the glass. It is too dark to assess sediment, and carbonation appears infinitesimal. The aroma sings of strong roasted coffee, and ever more roasted dark malts. There is a sweetness and chalkiness of raw chocolate, and a marshmallow sweetness. The hops are huge, and come in the form of pine cones. There is a cutting, more puckering citric hop component, and booze soaked cherries to help this along. Finally there is the smoke and char of a campfire to round things out and soften the edges. As we sip, the flavoring begins with charcoal malts and darker, more roasty grain. The coffee bean is also immediately apparent, and the hops remain airy to this point. They flourish through the middle, presenting at the peak as soap. This meets a flash of sugary sweetness, but the latter is quickly overwhelmed by darkness of grain, and coffee and hop bitterness. We finish on an insane bitterness of steely coffee and thick resiny hops. There is hollow lemon sweetness, and a final citric bite that leaves the mouth refreshed. The aftertaste breathes of general bitters of soap and resin, faint raw coffee, raw herbs, and earthy, dirty malts. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is average. The beer is quite drying, with a steely coat of metallic left over the hard palate and tongue. The far back of the throat feels puckered. There is good slurp and crispness to each sip, making for a satisfying and easy drinking brew. The bitterness makes you take your time with this guy, and the abv is appropriate.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the aroma and the taste. If you closed your eyes you may be tricked into thinking this is a straight IPA, but when you open your eyes up and dig deeper you discover a vast depth to the malt profile. The hops, too, are bright and bold, and mix nicely with the equally as stark grain bill. The smokiness puts this brew over the top, and helps make this a standup example of the style.

TheBrewo, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of asparkoflife
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

asparkoflife, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of sinkfloridasink
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Jet black. Dark brown head the holds shape as much as whipped cream. you can literally eat it with a spoon.
S - Aromas include coffee, toffee, honey, hops hops hops, and cream.
T - Bitter hops forward, malt and cream finish. coffee and spice notes linger.
M - Less body then im used to with mikkeller strong stouts. Maybe from the heavy hopping?
O - Extremely enjoyable. For such a big beer it is very approachable and easy to drink. Booze is subtle, and bitterness is balanced. superb.

sinkfloridasink, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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
Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.