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Beer Hop Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 46
Gots: 71 | 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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prototypic

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer Hop Breakfast is a very dark, chocolate fudge color. Looks onyx. No light cuts through, even at the outermost edges. Impressive. An ominous, dark mocha colored head rests on top. It rises to about two fingers in height, and takes its time receding. A thick web of lace trails down the glass as it descends. Nicely done.

The nose is good. A bit more strength might carry it to the next level, but it’s definitely good as it is. A mix of chocolate and roasted malts. Roasted coffee/espresso notes smell delicious. There’s a burnt quality to it that adds character. Hops are certainly noted. They smell mostly piney with perhaps a touch of citrus notes. Alcohol is masked extremely well. It definitely smells nice.

The flavor is quite good. Roasted coffee and espresso flavors start things out very nicely. It does have an intense burnt, charred flavor. It’s a little too strong honestly. Those flavors mix pretty well with the chocolate and roasted malt base. The chocolate flavor is strictly bittersweet dark chocolate. A touch of sweet caramel is also noted. Hops are quite strong and add mostly piney, bitter flavors. There’s a bit of grapefruit and pineapple, but those flavors are subtle and secondary. Alcohol is subtle and largely unnoticed. Finishes bitter, a little charred, and dry.

Beer Hop Breakfast has a medium body. Carbonation is light and restrained. Ultimately, it goes down smooth and easy. I wouldn’t object to a bit more body, but it’s pretty good as it is. I don’t think this bottle will present much trouble. Going down too easy.

I was surprised and pleased to find this bottle of Beer Hop Breakfast. I hadn’t heard of it before. It’s a nice addition to their lineup. I’m a fan of hoppy stouts. The hop presence is very strong. The coffee/espresso/burnt flavors are as well. All in all, this is a very intense flavored beer. I’m enjoying it, and have no reservation recommending it.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 03:32:21 | More by prototypic
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle, served in a small tulip

A - pours with about an inch of dense, creamy khaki colored foam, falling ever so slowly down the glass and leaving a thin coating behind. the beer is pretty much pitch black.

S - freshly pressed, yet lightly roasted coffee dominate the front half. notes of toasted nuts, milk chocolate, and lightly grassy hops.

T - heavy on the coffee, though coming through much much stronger than the nose especially in the finished. attempted to be balanced by roasted malts and minerals. sweetness struggles but a slight bit of lactose and chocolate make it through.

M - wonderfully full body with ample yet controlled carbonation. slightly creamy through the finish, with a bit of a bitter hoppy finish. great here.

D - really liked this one front to back. great dessert beer and might be even better for breakfast. only downside is the pricetag ($11.99). as far as coffee stouts go, this can hold up to the best of them.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 02:48:00 | More by Stigs
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Anaz

California

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've like the other Beer Geek beers that I've tried, but I hesitated a bit on this one. It looks great, deep, burnt brown, not quite black with a faint red-brown at the edges. The head is huge when poured into a Duvel tulip, but the bubbles aren't as fine as I would have thought. Nice coffee and cream lacing all the way down.

The aroma is almost overwhelming; Chocolate and coffee with sharp and piney hops. There is some citrus and a bit of smoke in there, too.

The taste is very hoppy, sharp clean bitterness, that almost abrasively strips away the roasty malt character, but dark bread, coffee, and chocolate flavors are strong enough to rise and fade amongst the hops. It makes it very drinkable, but complex enough that I want to take my time with it and see what happens as it warms up. Definitely hop forward, but the malt still lets you know your drinking a stout.

The mouthfeel is thinner than expected, but also a little sticky and oily. Not bad, but a not as smooth as I expect from an oatmeal stout.

I like this a lot. It would wake me up a lot faster than the other Beer Geek beers if I actually drank it for breakfast, but there is no way I'd have beer this complex that early in the day. Great variation on an already great beer series.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 03:40:28 | More by Anaz
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brystmar

Texas

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

A: pitch black, tons of brown head with great retention, strong & sticky lace. Beautiful.

S: floral hops, coffee, chocolatey sweetness, roasted malts.

T/M: roasty coffee malts and baker's chocolate. Thick and creamy like a good oatmeal stout. Turns strongly floral with a very hoppy finish that's bitter, but not overly so. Reminds me of a Black IPA, but even better!

O: delicious, and definitely improves as it warms. I don't like hoppy beers, but this is great. Another awesome brew from Mikkeller!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 03:13:30 | More by brystmar
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black; almost no light coming through. Poured a 3 finger rocky mocha-colored head with excellent retention to a 1 finger cap. Sheets of sticky lace all the way down.

S: Nutty and bitter coffee/espresso. Healthy dose of fresh cut grass, citrus and pine hops; rather odd combination. This is not your typical stout - there was even a hint of fruit in the nose. There was a lot going on.

T: Big toasted malts blast the palate right up front that are consistent with nose plus bitter chocolate. Transitions quickly to a resiny cornucopia of herbal/citrus hop flavors; cut grass, pine, citrus mostly. Bitter coffee flavor builds slowly to a sharp bitter finish. Like the nose, there was a lot going on in this beer.

M: Medium-to-full body. Low-to-moderate carbonation. Rich and malty then resiny in the middle. Sharply bitter in the finish. Not confusing mouthfeel with flavor, very comforting drink.

O: Very interesting cornucopia of flavors that put an all-out assault on the senses. As I got used to the beer, I found it more drinkable. Disguise any alcohol very well.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 20:29:17 | More by Haybeerman
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dragonWhale

New York

3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mikkeller, how you do make my life so interesting..

Black and thick with a stout and ready mocha head. Looks delightful. You know the hop punch is coming, but what will it be?
Bam! Left hand to the dome! Wild aromas of pine, coffee, flowers, grass, and chocolate. Hints of raspberry. Untamed, unchained. Not sure how I feel about this aroma..But definitely interesting.
In the mouf, the flavors get less in the way of each other, but it's still a lot to take in. Very bitter, hops kicking all the way through, coffee present but not abundant. A bit of chocolate. Pine is big. Digging into CDA territory here, for sure. I mean, this is basically what it is. Just trying to trick us with his labeling.
It is a mouthful. It's alright, medium-bodied, a lot to like or dislike, but there certainly is a lot of flavor. Cool experiment. I'd maybe tone down the bitterness a bit more. Not sure what else I'd do. Fun and beastly.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 04:20:42 | More by dragonWhale
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madpentzer

California

4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Gulden Draak tulip.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a tan two fingers of head that sticks around.

S - Aroma of coffee and roasted malts, with some citrus too.

T - Absolutely great taste. Great hop profile, balanced well with espresso, chocolate, and roasted malts.

M - Thick, and almost chewy, but with plenty of carbonation.

O - This is an awesome, hoppy stout. Probably my favorite offering so far from Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 03:17:53 | More by madpentzer
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasty coffee-ish beer. Very hoppy, above average mouthfeel.Bold rounded bitter taste, roasted malts, coffee, pine and citrus, and a drop of chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel, with above average head.Dry Roast in aftertaste.
Liam's bottle courtesy of Chris.
Second bottle thanks to Jon. Big hops like a Black IPA but not Cascadian.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 20:38:46 | More by Sammy
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of wordemupg, 75cl poured into a snifter. Thanks Chris.

Pours a completely opaque pitch black. Light brown head with some big bubbles around the edges. Nose starts with some big hop notes, pine and pineapple at the forefront. Coffee and espresso make themselves visible closer to the end of the sensation. A general creaminess/sweetness as well. Taste is all espresso and hops with great interplay between the two, each sip alternates between these flavours and works wonders. Great full bodied feel to it. Glad I got the chance to share this.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 17:16:39 | More by liamt07
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Mavajo

Georgia

2.9/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Oh boy, what the hell do I make of this beer?

As with all of Mikkeller's stouts, epic appearance. Dark body with a huge, billowy tan/brown head. The lacing has legs for miles, just pasting the sides of your glass.

Now this is where things start getting weird. What the hell is this aroma I'm smelling? Wow. It almost stings my nostrils -- huge fresh cut grass/pine aroma, backed up with roasty malt notes. Easily the most bizarre bouquet I've ever gotten from a beer. It's as if someone took fresh grass clippings, fresh pine needles and charcoal, and mashed them all together. It's extremely unique and intense...so 5 points for that I guess. But is it good? I'm not sure I like it at all. I'll split the difference...kind of.

Fortunately, the taste isn't quite as off-putting. Huge, huge hop notes, grass/pine, big roasty malt characteristics behind it. Again, I'm not sure I like it, but I definitely found it more approachable than the nose.

Mouthfeel is nice and full, creamy and good carbonation.

Truly a strange creation here. I'm very glad I tried it, but I can't imagine I'll ever buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 13:59:36 | More by Mavajo
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broken22

California

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really love coffee beers and I think Mikeller make some of the best out there.

I had to pour this into a tulip glass. These beers usually have such a nice bouquet of smell that you would just loose it in a regular glass. This beer is dark, real dark. The head even had a malt chocolate color to it. Not a lot of head forms during the pour some does hang out though for a bit and looks a little like pancake batter. The smell is great. The bitterness of the coffee mixed with the hops is just perfect. Wow okay so the first sip is a lot of hop. I was totally not expecting that. The smell really masks the amount of hop character in this beer. As with most of my experience with hoppy beers as I progress through the beer the hop flavor lessens and I begin to taste other parts of the beer I just couldn't at first. Towards the end of my first glass I began to taste the coffee creeping back and man this beer really started to shine. There is a nice little bubbly burn from the carbonation. The overall mouth feel is nice. The beer is rather light on the palate for being so dark.

This beer is deceptive all around. I thought it smelled well balance between the coffee and the hops. Turns out their is a lot of hop flavor that really competes with the coffee. The beer didn't form a big head yet there was a decent amount of carbonation. Then its dark and the overall mouth feel is medium bodied. Tricky Tricky Mikkeller! Overall this is a really good brew. I loved every sip. While this is not my favorite beer geek but still better than most other coffee beers out there. Pick one up and feel free to drink it anytime; kind of like how breakfast can be eaten at any time.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 06:40:09 | More by broken22
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vfgccp

New York

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A – Black with brown highlights. Mocha head with great retention and lace.

S – Nutmeg. Meaty roast. Brown sugar. Parsley. Cinnamon. Herbal hop note.

T – Rich roast. Raw, almost herbal, hop character: cilantro, pine, broccoli. Bitter coffee merges seamlessly with the hop bitters. Creamy, sweet oats coddle the bitter notes and balance them well.

M – Smooth, medium body. Ok carbonation. A lingering bitterness evolves through pine, green wood, and cilantro.

O – The medium body and hop character are more akin to some of the black IPAs floating around than a hop-stout, but in that regard I’d rate it as one of the best black IPA’s I’ve ever had. Overall a well executed play on the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 01:39:04 | More by vfgccp
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petacutlasaurus

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An awesome variant in Mikkeller's "Beer Geek Blank" line (next to Beer Geek Breakfast, Beer Geek Brunch Weasel and Beer Geek Bacon).

Beer Hop Breakfast is separated from the rest of its ilk by the quality of its hops. Where the others are incredibly rich, with just a touch of hop bitterness, the Beer Hop Breakfast doesn't hold back. It balances the rich, savory qualities of the line (intense chocolate, oatmeal, smokey malts and a sweetness that's almost buttery) with a more pronounced hop presence. And really, it's a welcome note in the larger balance of the beer. That overwhelming richness is the (minor) downfall of the beer geek breakfast and the beer geek bacon; only the brunch weasel is as successful at reworking the line's balance.

I'd say grab all four in the line if you can. Having them together is a treat. The way each of these beers distinguish themselves is remarkable, and each has a unique offering. Personally I'd put the beer hop breakfast second in the lineup, just short of the brunch weasel.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 18:27:58 | More by petacutlasaurus
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

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

Cheers to joemcgrath27 for the hook-up on this one!

A - Pours pitch black with a finger of dark mocha head, decent retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Nice earthy hops, light citrus notes, dark cocoa and some sweeter milk chocolate notes on the finish.

T - The oatmeal stout comes through nicely with the oats making their presence known. The bitter citrus hops blow through the finish creating a great balance between dark roasted notes and hoppy delights.

M - No complaints here, goes down smooth, ABV is nicely hidden and finishes surprisingly wet given the bitterness of the hops.

O - A definite winner from Mikkeller with a great flavoured offering. I would certainly drink this stuff for breakfast, it IS the most important meal of the day!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 16:06:59 | More by andrenaline
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1/2 pint on tap into a tulip glass at the brewdog pub in Edinburgh

A- pitch black body with no light penetration. Thick creamy 2 finger head that reduces quickly to a thin later which is well retained with good lacing

S- subtle treacle toffee sweetness sandwiched between passion fruit floral hop notes and roasted malts.

T- roasted malts in the beginning fade to a slight caramel sweetness before the hop bite comes through in the end which shares the finish with an underlying hint of coffee. No alcohol heat present

M- low to medium carbonation with full cream body

D- an interesting stout. Not had an American version yet and this was enjoyable. Not overly hopped with roasted malts notes working well with a subtle coffee hint.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2011 21:37:23 | More by seanyfo
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bballmj2k

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Keep trying these crazy expensive Mikkeller beers that have been underwhelming. Hope this one is pretty good.

Poured from bottle into snifter. pitch black - light brown/reddish 2-finger head. thick creamy bubbles.

Aroma is pretty awesome - dominant smell is fruity tropical hops, with underlying roast/coffee. Not quite like a Black IPA but similar.

Taste is.... unique. Coffee and roasted flavors take over and leave the hops behind. Bitterness rests on the back of the tongue - hard to discern between the hops or the roasted malts.

Mouthfeel - Honestly a bit thin. Big roasted character with creamy middle of the tongue but thin at the back followed by some lingering bitterness.

Overall - Interesting style/flavor profile. Nice to try once but definitely prefer the regular Beer Geek Breakfast.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 04:06:51 | More by bballmj2k
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Gmann

New York

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

Pours a pitch black color with a big dense toasted khaki colored head that left a wall of lacing as the brew dissipated, beauty.

The aroma is of a roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, light char, and a fruity/leafy hop aroma. The hop flavor actually punches first but then the sweet stout notes come through. Quite interesting.

The flavor starts out all stout. Good roasted flavors which are softened and sweetened by the addition of the oatmeal. Some caramel notes as well as some coffee grinds. Some lovely coffee flavor. There is some sour fruit flavor as well. The hops don't add too much, some fruitiness and grassy bitterness.

The feel is full bodied with prickly carbonation. Smooth at first but finishes with a rugged bitterness. Between the roasted malt, coffee and hops, its quite bitter on the finish.

Another good breakfast stout from Mikkeller. Nice coffee flavor but too bitter for me to love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 05:43:30 | More by Gmann
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mbaratta1982

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- very black pour with a thin chocolate brown head with little lacing

S- chocolate and coffee are heavy, smells almost burnt but in a fantastic way.

T- the chocolate malt is very noticeable, with roasted coffee and the taste takes over your mouth for a crazy long time. The bitter hops come at the end and are very well balanced with the malt. Not to overpowering but definitely there. The flavor completely engulfs your mouth and stays around for-ev-ver.

Mouthfeel- covers the mouth well and is med bodied for a 7.5%

O- I enjoyed this beer thoroughly and plan on on going to buy another

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 22:52:51 | More by mbaratta1982
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Time for review #200. Beer Hop Breakfast seemed like a good beer to try out for it.
Pours out a nice pitch black with a dark tan head. The lacing is thick and lasting.
The smell is sweet and heavy to start with coffee and chocolate. Some citrus, mineral and grassy hop notes pop up in the background.
Bittersweet chocolate, acidic roasted coffee bean, light on the hop taste, but it is there and it is nice, a bit of citrus and grass. Very thick and smooth going down.
Now this is a great Mikkeller beer. As good or better than Beer Geek Breakfast.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 00:21:21 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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Davidpgibbons

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in a snifter, pours a super tan espresso like head with a deep rich black base. Little to almost no lacing.
Smells of caramel and huge coffee notes
Taste is even better with huge huge coffee notes and with the creamy sweet head this stout def delivers
Little boozy flavor with the 7.5 abv
I cant really taste any hops but you know they are there adding little bitterness to this stout
i would buy this one again and again

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 04:30:38 | More by Davidpgibbons
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colforbin73

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a creamy black with a thin tan head that gives way pretty quick. leaves little lacing on the glass but goes down pretty smooth. it is true to its name, it is a beer, and it is brewed with coffee, and it is definitely hop.

this is a tough call for me, one minute i like it, the next minute i am not sure. if anything, i find it spicy, whether that is the coffee or the hops or a combination of two different sources of bitter i don't know.

it is not a timid beer. i would probably like this more without the coffee and with a little extra chocolate malt -- i am not sure how the hops shake out -- i like it more as i drink it. but i don't love it.

stick to the regular Beer Geek Breakfast if you have never tried Mr Mikkeller's stout before.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 03:02:57 | More by colforbin73
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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

500ml skinny-ass bottle, yet still a tall drink of water, as per usual for the Mikkeller stouts...

This beer pours a complete black, no edges, no highlights, with one fat finger of seemingly foamy, tight beige head, which leaves a consistent pock-marked wall of lace around the glass as it duly settles. It smells of chocolate milk powder, mildly toasted caramel malt, and somewhat mild citrus hops. The taste is much bigger on the bitter citrus hops, which, together with an increasingly prevalent dry coffee grounds essence, takes over the whole front of the palate, eventually giving way to an equally strong, but somehow subservient, sweet chocolate malt, all overlooked by a soft, and seemingly toothless, alcohol edge. The carbonation is fairly light, with just a bit of spritzy effervescence, the body medium heavy in weight, a sugary smooth effect taking place - but for the citrus bitterness edge. It finishes still unabashedly sweet, but tempered all the same, with a not willing to die indeterminately bitter hoppiness.

What we have here, is a failure to, um, well, a failure to differentiate between a silky oatmeal coffee stout and the American IPA-ization of such. Bully for me - I likes 'em both just fine.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 05:49:21 | More by biboergosum
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nkersten

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into Matilda glass. Pours thick black with small mocha head that fades to a collar. Very nice lacing. Smell is average, lots of slightly stale coffee, some noble hops, a touch of roasted malts. Taste is a lot better then the smell but nothing special. Coffee, bakers chocolate, hop bitterness that carries no other hop characteristics, some earthy hops and roasted malts as it warms. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side and to active of a carbonation. Not as silky as I would expect from an oatmeal stout. Overall a decent beer, but not worth the hefty price tag, but I suppose it delivers what it advertises - hoppy coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 03:21:33 | More by nkersten
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oline73

Maryland

3.2/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet. Reviewed from notes taken on 4/4/2011

Appearance: Pours jet black with three fingers of thick tan head. A layer of carbonation remains throughout.

Smell: Roast and pine hops dominate. There is also a mild sweetness and some coffee as well.

Taste: Very bitter from the coffee and hops. I'm picking up coffee, dark chocolate, and bitter citrus peel hops. The finish is also super bitter from the roast and the hops. I'm not sure that I love the way the hops and the coffee are mixing.

Mouthfeel: Thick and smooth as you take the sip. The carbonation is smooth and there is a good amount. I don't love the finish, it seems to be mildly chalky.

Overall: I'm not in love with this beer. The roast and the hops seem to be fighting for my attention. I prefer the less hoppy versions of the Mikkeller breakfast stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 22:54:54 | More by oline73
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jsh420

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours pitch black with a 2 finger tan head that had good retention and left lacing all over the glass

smells of roasted malt chocolate malt and some fruit hops

taste is ok - there just seems to be something off with it - it is quite hoppy lots of citrus coming through the dark roasted chocolate malts

mouthfeel is light(thin) with very low carbonation

overall - hoppy stout and porters are the new "it" beers - that said there are many other breweries doing better interpretations

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 02:05:12 | More by jsh420
Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.