Mikkeller / Anchorage Brewing Company Beer Geek BreAKfast | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 106
Photo of unclekeith
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 1 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Holy sour infected coffee stout (in a good way)
18 months old bomber into a German Stein

L: Opens with a shotgun blast of the cork leaving a dent in the ceiling - we have a gusher! A quick pour into a 1/2 liter stein leaves 99% foam. Just enough of a pour to stop the bottle from staining the carpet - this beer is not behaving badly
S: This is supposed to be a clean beer, but it has obviously picked up something along the way. Wet oak, raisins, red wine and coffee - wow!
T: A nice tartness bordering on sour, no sweetness, oxidized coffee on the back end.
F: Obviously over carbonated, a bit slick, very thin
O: Clearly infected, but not necessarily in a bad way. BreAKfest failed to make a strong impression while fresh, the beer in front on me tonight is one I won't soon forget. A coffee sour stout. Unique and worth revisiting but not for the intended reasons. It comes together only if you have an open mind.

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Photo of ccrida
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Brought back from Anchorage and cellared for a year, served at cellar temp in a snifter. Appearance is black, and pours a big, foamy head.
Smell is iced coffee and oak.
Taste is chocolaty, a decent punch of coffee, modest acidity, and fairly oaky, cherries and a little coconut.
Mouthfeel is soft, light and slippery. The oatmeal really shines.
Drinkability is pretty good. The body really helps, and the taste is pretty good, although it had a little to much oak I think.

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Photo of osant37
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured 750ml bottle at fridge temp into a dogfish head snifter.
A - Pours a dark,dark brown slightly black but lets a tinge of brown light through. looks much lighter compared to regular beer geek breakfast.

S - Very sharp & bitter roasted coffee. slight oatmeal grain smell. faint dark chocolate. the oak is present but not overwhelming.

T - raw, burnt roasted espresso beans dominates the front of the pallet. like green roasted coffee beans. oatmeal sweetness in the middle of the mouth briefly cuts the bitter coffee. the back end gives way to a bakers chocolate taste that reflects the bitter coffee..but stands out.

M - surprisingly thin. regular beer geek breakfast stout is much thicker than this. although i still can get some oatmeal smoothness and creaminess..but still underwehlmingly thin. this does not work in favor of the beer. but does not surprise me given the abv%.

O - This collaboration special edition does not wow me very much. the oak is present and the coffee over powers the pallet. what dissapointed me was the super thin mouth feel. does not reflect regular BGB. other than the slightly similar taste of coffee and oatmeal. also at 15 bucks a bomber.. for the abv and mouthfeel. just does not seem to add up. i like the concept. but the execution seems half hearted to me. regular BGB is alot better IMHO. I don't think i'll be buying this again. just too expensive. and the beer does not meet expectations.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Nice dark almost black color and a good size foamy head to it. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and for an oaked stout, it surprising got better as it went on, even though the oak was very present up front. The oak overpowered the coffee a bit too much though. The two flavors complemented each other quite well, but this would have been rated quite a bit higher if I could get more coffee out of it. I do just love coffee though.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Buddy Doops brought this one out for beer night a while back. Cool to see how this version turned out.

From a 750 into a snifter
Oatmeal stout with coffee and fermented in oak

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a two finger, medium looking, creamy, light mocha head with good retention. Black body with minimal carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a thick foam cap and clings to the sides of the glass.

SMELL: Lots of coffee and sweet cream initially, with roasted notes and chocolate as well. Pretty nice.

TASTE: Lots of coffee and roasted flavors up front. A bit metallic through the middle and into a big and lingering finish of sweet cream, stale coffee, bitterness and light roasted chocolate. This is a bit stale and metallic compared to the nose.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. A bit creamy on the palate, goes down okay and finishes slightly mouth coating. A bit too light for the style perhaps, and a touch too carbonated.

OVERALL: This is a nice beer, but not as well executed as I remember the original Beer Geek Breakfast. A bit metallic in the flavor and the carbonation is a little too active for the style, but still an enjoyable brew. Thanks again for sharing Doops!

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown espresso colour, nice tan head. Has a slight red tinge. Lacing is lovely; head revives nicely with a swill. But could have stuck around better.

Smells coffee. Spicy and dark with loads of roasty bitterness. Burnt sugar caramel, astringent pepper, notes of grains of paradise. Very piquant. Quite roasty, a bit heavy-seeming. Needs more sweetness.

Taste is roasty as well, developing more bitterness on the mid. Decent coffee belt, touch of spice but nice and smoothed out from start to finish. If anything it kind of tastes weak and lacking on the finish. Again could maybe use more sweetness/malt, sort of has all the roasty characters and mercifully they don't overpower, but actually just feels a little mild instead of overpowering. There's a theoretical happy medium there, and I feel the missing ingredient is just more malt.

Still, body is smooth, fairly full, doesn't have too much heat but still feels a bit heavy alcohol-wise.

Nice, but strangely subdued.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, chocolate syrup, and coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, coffee, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of cocoa and hop aspects.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

750ml opened at Trappist Provisions. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a near black color with a thin dark brown head. I get notes of heavily roasted coffee and rich chocolate on the nose. The flavor follows with huge notes of coffee and chocolate milkshake. The finish is strong with tons of bitter dark chocolate and coffee that lingering through to the aftertaste. Rich, medium-full body , but the mouthfeel is watery and thinner than I expected for a beer made with oatmeal. Moderate carbonation. Overall this was bitter and coffee forward, but not super oatmealy. Good but not as good as original.

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Photo of draheim
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a dark opaque brown w/ not much of a head, just a thin film and collar of soft khaki foam.

Aroma is big on bitter espresso roast coffee and roasty dark malts. Strong and almost acrid, which I enjoy as a lover of strong black coffee.

Taste is equal parts coffee and stout as well. Sharply bitter, a little acidic. Roasty and dry, with a touch of cocoa. The interplay between the coffee and the malt is what makes this beer work.

Mouthfeel is slick and coating with a dry finish. A nice bitterness lingers on the palate.

Overall a pretty nice collaboration between Mikkeller and Anchorage. Would drink again.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark dark brown with a slight dark brown sugar hue that graces the edge. Thin head of tan foam spots of lace. Nose is coffee, bitter chocolate, a fruity kind of floral form the hops and a faint trace of dark fruit. Roasty. The thin head refreshes with a few turns of the glass and in a bubbly manner so it reminds me of a very dark rootbeer.

Taste is a milder than I expected but nice and dry. The roast is deep but not thick or heavy. There is not a lot of sweetness although when it warms it sports a drop or two of cream. The dark fruit is far in the background and not well defined enough to really name it. The mouthfeel is thin but creamy and has an almost soda like carbonation that keeps this beer very light and moving fast across the palate. The oats are in there and they lend a creaminess. The coffee is robust. At first I would have said bland but then as this drinks I keep picking up a few subtleties that make it very delicious. The malt is really lovely and bitter but not too bitter. Drinks easily and would be light enough for breakfast. Not the least bit heavy. This is a textbook oatmeal stout.


Darn I wanted this to be my 500th review but wouldn't you know I put it under the wrong beer. Now it's 501. Oh well.

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Photo of More_betterness
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pitch black body with a small quickly receding tan head. Spotty lacing.

S: Big coffee upfront, followed by milk chocolate and hints of vanilla. No oak to speak of. Lacking depth, but still smells great.

T: Nowhere near as potent as the nose. Roasty coffee takes the lead, with a hint of bitter bakers chocolate. Tannic and bitter oak notes on the finish make this reminiscent of over extracted coffee. Not bad, but a bit dissapointing following the aroma.

M: Medium bodied, with a drying and lingering astringency I'm assuming is due in part to the oak.

O: Definitely prefer the original, but this wasn't bad. Glad to have tried it.

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Photo of babaracas
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque very dark brown with dense creamy light brown head. A few thin rings down the glass. Smell: rich dark roast coffee, earthy, toffee, cocoa, mild plum-y fruit sweetness in back. Taste: unsweet chocolate, caramel, dark fruit note, then big roast with burnt edges. Fading into graininess, some tannin-y bitterness. Might be a little drier than the original, still nice.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle.

Dark with great head. Smells like Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. Dry, coffee, malts, roast.

I would never know this is oak-aged. Tastes like a less full-bodied standard Mikkeller. Perhaps a hint of sweetness.

As good as the others. No different.

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Photo of Jared14
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber. Nice carbonation, pours black.

A- pours black with little to no head or lacing.

S- smells of coffee, bitter.

T- Bitter, nice coffee notes. Oak tanks provide little help here to the normal beer geek breakfast.

M- drinks lovely. Covers the mouth, not as thick as I was expecting.

O- I would drink it again but I would definitely buy the normal Mikkeller oatmeal stouts instead. Good but not well balanced enough to be great.

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Photo of leroybrown10
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, Extremely dark tan colored head of about half a finger. Head fades quickly and leaves no lacing behind.

Aroma is bitter black coffee. Some roasted, almost burnt, malt. Some licorice, smoke and earthy hops.

Taste follows the aroma. Dark coffee, maybe not quite as bitter as the aroma. Heavily roast malt and some earthy/peaty hop notes. Smoke, black licorice, and mild burnt toast.

Medium mouth feel with very low carbonation. Dry and bitter on the aftertaste.

This is a decent coffee stout but not particularly outstanding in any way. Could use slightly less bitterness and maybe a boost in some of the background aromas/flavors.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a 1/8" light brown head that dissipates to patches and a ring around the glass, leaving light lacing. Aroma is coffee forward with dark toasted malt and light cocoa. Flavor is toasted malt with moderate char, boiled coffee, hints of lactose. Finishes with light grassy hops, charred coffee and hops, long residual bitter aftertaste. Excellent creamy medium body I expect from oatmeal stouts and delivered nicely by this one. A great tasting coffee oatmal stout; I think the flavor is somewhat more intense than the Mikkeller brewed Beer Geek Breakfast, but the creamy body really seems to have a way of balancing and blending the flavors, which is true here. I found this had somewhat stronger flavor and a much better body than its breakfast cousin. Nice.

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Photo of BingCrosby7
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall, the mouthfeel is a bit too carbonated for me--I would have preferred to have an oilier experience with this one. That said, the coffee in this beer is superb, and I appreciate the balance between the booziness and the malty/coffee front-end this beer offers. Good stuff.

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Mikkeller / Anchorage Brewing Company Beer Geek BreAKfast from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 106 ratings