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Beer Hop Breakfast - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 48
Gots: 69 | FT: 4
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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 Klym
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a jet black that gleams brown in the right light. Head is unexpectedly quick and generous, with light milk chocolate colored bubbles. Classic oatmeal stout look with erratic but persisting lacing. Throughout drinking it it left rorschach-test like lacing on the glass to the very end, which impressed me.

S: Like someone made a oatmeal, coffee bean, chocolate, hop mush and then roasted it. Aromas of each of these elements coming out with a little roast character to each and all coming out in pretty even proportion. Nice evenness among the smells, but an equal amount of each thing isn't always what balance is about.

T: Hit with an initial bit of hoppiness, goes into the chocolate and roast flavors, then finishes by blooming out coffee and ending with a simultaneous hop/coffee bitterness that actually blend into each other and almost mimic one another very well. This is all while having that smooth oatmeal cushion underneath the whole thing. In the middle of the taste, an almost lactose like sweetness comes out in the top of my mouth and vanishes pretty quickly but is a nice curveball in the mix. I like the flavors, but maybe there's a little too much concentration on the bitter spectrum throughout than best works for this beer.

M: For a single stout this mouthfeel is really impressive. A little bit more full bodied than medium would denote, with a good but not experience-absorbing amount of creaminess. Any thicker or thinner and I think it would only make this beer awkward.

O: One thing I will say immediately about this beer as it's best to enjoy it and try it at varying temperatures, as it really does change an unusual amount as it warms up. This is an excellent single oatmeal stout with some unusual characteristics and a lot of well developed parts. Sadly, though, no eurekas in this like you might hope for from the occassional mikkeller stroke of genius. There are probably cheaper oatmeal stout alternatives on a similar level available to an american craft brew drinker. Also, while this is good, I think it's not quite as strong as mikkellers other breakfast/brunch offerings. If you're curious and have the extra cash, nothing wrong with picking this up, but this is not a 'must' for anyone interested in mikkeller or a good oatmeal stout.

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark viscous black color. Provides a one finger brown foam head with excellent retention. Provides an ample amount of lacing down the sides.

S: Ample amounts of coffee, smoked wood chips, dark chocolate and espresso malt character. There is also a significant amount of citrus and earthy hop flavors as well. Very potent and quite inviting.

T: Starts off with a nice sweetness. Lots of chocolate followed up with a slight coffee bitterness. In the middle there is some more chocolate, coffee but the smoked wood flavors comes out. In addition, the citrus hop profile starts to come through. On the back end the citrus and earthy hops come through and really balance out the malt.

M: A medium to full bodied beer, with just a tad too much carbonation. But nothing to that cannot be overcome.

O: This is a really well put together Stout with just enough hop character to balance out the rich thick malt flavors. One of my favorite Mikkeller offerings.

Photo of tmoneyba
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured reddish black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted balanced coffee and chocolate flavor with a heavy chocolate bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

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

500ml bottle, unknown date. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a large foamy and rocky brown head that takes forever to settle down and leaves clumpy lacing in its wake.

Aroma is like...well...a heavily-hopped coffee stout. Heaps of premium coffee, chocolate, tons of roasted malts and a bit of smoke playing nicely with piney, grassy, citrusy hops. While there is more hop presence than most other stouts, the coffee still steals the show. Very good to great strength.

Flavor is very tasty premium coffee beans, roasted malts, chocolate up front then moves to a bitter hoppy finish featuring pine, spruce, and citrus. A bit of sweetness with the coffee and hops teaming up for some good bitterness. Some alcohol detected but what’s there is mild.

Mouthfeel is not quite medium, not quite full bodied, somewhat creamy, moderate carbonation.

Man, the hops really mingle nicely with this coffee stout. Would classify well as a Black IPA. Yet another tasty offering in the Beer Geek series and I’m glad to have had the chance to try (even if it was overpriced, even for a Mikkeller offering).

Photo of billshmeinke
3.17/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic.

Pitch black with a darkish beige head that cascades up to about three fingers worth. Subsides to about a fingers worth sporting much lacing.

Smells smokey, chocolate-y, fresh, herbal, and yes the hops are there.

Taste is smokey, roasty, somewhat acidic even, hoppy and herbal with a roasty and intensely bitter and again acidic finish. Hugely roasty and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is full and heavy, bitter, a bit chalky, and this weird acidicty.

Beer geek breakfast is still the best of the series.

Photo of GradyS1
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into stone RIS glass, pours a nice dark black with a large one finger head. I enjoyed the smell on this one, classic smell of the base beer with a small but noticeable herbal hop characteristic at the end. The taste was a little disappointing to me as the hop flavor strong notes of coffee and chocolate were there but, the hop characteristic did not come through that much, slight citrus Finnish, bitter aftertaste was really all that I picked up as far as the hops go.With the smell I thought a lot more would come through in the taste. The was a medium to full body beer, still has the creamy tongue feel that the rest of the series has, nice bitter tingle left at the end. Not bad overall, mostly carried because of the base beer, not a bad twist but I am a huge fan of hoppy stouts and while still a good beer, didn't live up to what I was hoping for

Photo of Dawkfan
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black in color, thick tan head which is lighter than the other beer geeks that I've tried. Lacing is the best of the bunch, but none have been exceptional.

S- Lots of hops on the nose, pine and pungent pot aromas blend in with light citrus notes, somewhat soapy too. The chocolate in the other beers seemed to be more on the dark side, this reminds me more of a milk chocolate. Faint aromas of coffee.

T- Holy hops! This is more hoppier than most Black IPA's I've ever had, even though it's not classified as such. The pine is huge throughout, more flavorful than bitter until the finish. Light chocolate, roasted malts and coffee intertwined with the hops the entire time.

M- I've found the weight to differ a bit within this series which probably isn't right. Anyway, medium mouthfeel, subtle carbonation.

O- Love Mikkeller, helps that we're getting more of this stuff distributed up here. A nice twist on an already good beer.

Photo of snpub540
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

P oured a pretty much black hue into my tulip with some dark brown highlights. It has a nice light brown head that was about a finger tall and left some nice sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell is kind of faint but it has some roasted malt and coffe notes in it.

Taste is more complex than the nose. Caramel, toated bread, roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate. There is also a nice dry hop finish.

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and just really creamy. Alcohol isn't a factor at all. If I can find it I will buy it again.

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

Huge notes of pine fill the air, along with roasted notes, slight coffee and chocolate. Poured black, with a big 3 finger mocha head, dissipated to a spongy film, leaving sticky, spongy lacing all the way down. The big pine notes are lot more balanced in the taste. Though bold, they meld nicely with big chocolate and coffee notes. The coffee bitterness blends well with the hop bitterness. The feel is nice and creamy, solid medium bodied, even a tad chewy. Nice bit of substance for the style. Overall, I’m in love. I adore hoppy stouts, and this is a shining example. Kudos Mikkel.

Photo of pitasoup
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: pours pitch black with two inches of foamy brown head that is very slow to subside. lacing all around. when held to the light, the edges leak a bit of mahogany brown.

S: piney, american hops. perhaps simcoe? barley malts and possibly oats as well. from the look and smell, i'd almost guess a black ipa.

T: well this is a stout. black patent, barley malts. grapefruity hop bitterness. licorice and anise on the tongue later. along with slightly cloying tannins. coffee doesn't show until towards the end but when it does, it is delicious, like a fresh cold-brewed cup, slick and smooth with a hint of fresh earth and grass.

M: slick mouthfeel from oats, full bodied but carbonation is creamy on the tongue. slightly dry mouthfeel.

O: usually i don't mind the smell of simcoe, it is the taste that annoys the crap out of me. here, it has been used well all around. wow i'm in love with this beer. a perma-want. whatever coffee they've used lent itself brilliantly and really tied things together. overall, this seemed like just an ok stout, but then it was nicely hopped, and superbly coffee'd. idk what kind, but i'd love to try a brew of the beans - they seemed kona quality.

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 06/04/11 notes. Tried this one along with Beer Geek Bacon, Weasel, and the Bourbon Beer Geek. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a pitch black color with moderate carbonation evident and one inch of tan head. Looks great like the others.

s - Smells of roasted malts, dark chocolate, pine hops, and light citrus. Hops are present, though not quite as strong as I was expecting; the chocolate and roasted malts still dominate the nose.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, pine hops, light citrus hops. I thought the hops come out more here than in the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - I feel like this is what Nighstalker should have been, but couldn't do. I didn't feel like Nightstalker worked and I didn't really enjoy that one, whereas this one was a pretty good hoppy stout. I prefer the normal Beer Geek Breakfast to this, but it was still good and fun to try. Would have it again.

Photo of Siggy125
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another "Breakfast" brew from Mikkeller, I have enjoyed most. Poured into a tulip from a 22oz bottle. Very dark brown/black in color with med latte colored head, dissipated slowly.

The smell really threw me off. Had to go back and check the label to make sure I had opened an oatmeal stout. Pungent grassy/piny hops on the nose. The aroma tells me this may be the hoppiest stout I've ever had.

Taste; hop presence not as strong on the palate as the nose, but still quite dominant. Bitter, but pleasant coffee notes seem to balance nicely with the hops. After coming up in a temp a bit, the coffee bitterness softens a bit and and some mild hints of choc and burnt caramel fall on the finish.

Missing some of the mouthfeel I enjoy in an oatmeal stout but still quite nice.

Be in the mood for an IPA when you open this or you may not like your first impression. Very interesting brew. Be sure to let it warm a tad for max enjoyment.

Photo of gford217
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

Pours pitch black and looks like all the other beer geek varietals sporting a thick tan head that recedes very slowly and leaves excellent lacing.

Aroma is definitely greener than the other versions with some fresh herbal hops on top of the regularly scheduled roasted chocolate malts and espresso beans.

The taste also starts with some citrus and pine bitterness which then flows into the bitterness provided by the heavily roasted malts and spent coffee grinds. The finish is dry and bitter.

The mouthfeel is smooth as silk with strong carbonation and tingly throughout with equal parts coffee and hop bitterness.

Another nice installment from Mikkeller in the beer geek series with some fresh green hops adding some complexity to things. I still like the original better though...

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm not quite sure what the differences are between this and regular Beer Geek Breakfast, but I'm guessing that this has extra hop additions.

Poured into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass.

This is a nice looking stout. The head is very frothy, creamy and soft looking. The foam has a great khaki color too. It fades down to an over-sized pillow that floats in the center of the glass. Lots of large bubbles leave their impressions in the soft lacing.

While not the first smell I picked out, a skunky note of marijuana roaches is the most memorable and unexpected aroma here. And now that I've picked out the aromas of old bowl resin and a pothead's ashtray, I can't get them out of my nose. Trying to bring myself back from memories of hanging out at friends' apartments back home, I focus on the coffee aromas that are dredged up by swirling. Deep within said swirls lies a wonderful milk chocolate concept. This beer really does smell like a wonderful breakfast stout, wake 'n' bake version.

Wow, move over Night Stalker, this is the hoppiest imperial stout out there. The beer tastes like it was filtered through a bed of fresh cut grass and sun dried hay with pine needles added for additional flavor. This isn't exactly how I like my imperial stouts to be, I prefer a rich, creamy, sweeter stout; but I have to give high marks for achieving the goal. The hoppiness never relents, coffee and cocoa have a hard time pushing through, but they add unreal complexity at the last second of the swallow. The aftertaste is very close to a dark cigar, ashy, roasty and leafy.

The body isn't being pushed enough, especially for a breakfast stout. It's simply not full and creamy enough. Carbonation isn't bothersome, but it would also benefit from a tweak; its a touch too high.

This one has certainly earned the name "Beer Hop Breakfast". The hops are very intense here, if only the breakfast qualities were pushed more.

Photo of Jeffo
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Doops picked this one up for us at Geers in Gent. Thanks man!

According to the label, this is an oatmeal stout with added coffee and overloaded with Simco and Columbus hops. Worth a shot I guess.

From a 50cl bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours out very dark and yields a two finger, medium-thick looking, fluffy, light mocha colored head with really good retention. Black body with zero carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good thick foam cap, coating the top of the glass with nice lace. Looks nice so far. Wisp and ring remain, with lacing coating the sides of the glass. Looks great.

SMELL: Some roasted malts, dark baker’s chocolate and coffee aromas up front. Loads of hops as well. Citrus hops with some pine in there for sure. It’s basically a stronger stout with DIPA level hops thrown in. Could be a little bolder perhaps, but this is still potent and very interesting.

TASTE: An insanely hopped stout, with a good malt base to boot. Definite roasted malts, dark chocolate and strong black coffee flavors. Lots of bitter black coffee in fact. That’s really come through in force. Citrus hops come through the middle with grapefruit and lemon, then the piney hops show up at the swallow. Bitter piney hops and bitter black coffee really make an appearance after the swallow, and drive the bold, lingering aftertaste. A very bitter and flavorful stout that’s been overloaded with hops. The black coffee and pine just won’t quit.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Goes down fine and finishes slightly dry on the palate. Creamy smooth enough, but could be somewhat heavier for the style.

OVERALL: An excellent brew. I wasn’t sure what to expect of this one, but it certainly worked out great. The coffee was very present, but it didn’t overwhelm the brew. The malt base still played a roll and the hops were the star of the show, especially after the swallow. One I would recommend to anyone who’s looking for a stout with a little something going on. Thanks Doopie!

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours jet black with a two finger tan head. The head is super thick and sticks around for awhile. I likey, if it were a tad darker, it would get the full monty

S- piney hops. I'm getting flashbacks to my experience with Three Floyds Sun King Stout, which was not a good one...

T- the hops are coming through most prevalently...a nice pang of bitterness and pine, with some citrus in there too. There's also some roast going on, but not a whole lot. I could go for more stout-qualities.

M- thick! Double IPAs usually have that syrupy quality, and not that heavy body that stouts usually have...this has that stouty body, and I really like it with the hops

O- I think this is what Mikkeller was going for with Koppi. Has the coffee characteristics, along with the IPA characteristics. If anything, I'd like more stout flavor. But it's a damn solid brew from Mikkeller, as usual

Photo of JayS2629
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent, dark and thick, rich black chocolate color with a medium tan head that fades fast but leaves pretty sea foam lace. The smell is of dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of citrus and pine. The taste is complex, full, rich and full of robust coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Notes of caramel, nuts, and citrus/pine making an appearance. I'm not sure how well the citrus flavors melt together with the roasted flavors. Not that well balanced for a stout in my opinion. A bit on the bitter side and chalky on the mouthfeel. Could use more sweet caramel notes and a creamier mouthfeel. Excellent beer overall, but had holes for critique.

Photo of prototypic
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of Stigs
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of Anaz
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of brystmar
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
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!

Photo of Haybeerman
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Photo of dragonWhale
3.32/5  rDev -18%
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.

Photo of madpentzer
4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Photo of Sammy
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
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