Beer Geek Breakfast Brunch Big Blend | Mikkeller ApS

Beer Geek Breakfast Brunch Big BlendBeer Geek Breakfast Brunch Big Blend
133 Ratings
Beer Geek Breakfast Brunch Big BlendBeer Geek Breakfast Brunch Big Blend

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerOps on 09-07-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Grackos
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at Beer King. Despite being a bit overpriced (I assume) decided to pick it up since I had never seen it in NJ.

Bottle exploded upon opening unfortunately. Pours a massive head, all mocha colored and opaque as well.

Coffee and bourbon are the predominant scents I smell here. Some dark chocolate and boozy notes as well.

Notes of assorted spirits are on the front of the flavor profile, but espresso is extremely dominant after that and it continues in the finish.

There's a certain coffee bitterness here, and along with the booziness, it doesn't really translate to a fantastic feel in my opinion.

Overall, this is typical Mikkelller for me. Over-priced, if interesting. I would not buy this again simply because it's price point is inaccessible for how good it actually is. It's interesting and even good and well done, but this isn't a explosion of flavor like you'd expect either.

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Photo of bongobeer
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Completely lacks the intricacy you'd expect from a six barrel barrel-paul beer.

B- (3.40) / WORTHY

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Photo of kwkdmk
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of edthehead
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothman
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Yuuuugggeee tan head. Black in color.

There is so much going on with this beer. Roasted malts. Char. Coffee and caramel. Chocolate. So many barrel flavors. Tequila shows, brandy shows, whisky shows. Just a lot going on.

Full bodied. Way to much carbonation.

I am not sure what to think of this beer. I think there is a bit too much going on.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours black with a large dense creamy brown foam head. Smells like coffee, roasted malts, toasted bread, oats, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, mild bourbon, brandy, cherry wine, cognac, tequila, whiskey, charred oak, some dark fruits, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like dark coffee, roasted malts, toasted bread, oats, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, some bourbon, brandy, cherry wine, cognac, tequila, whiskey, charred oak barrel, some dark fruits, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice six barrel blended coffee oatmeal stout.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Unknown vintage; drank 10/30/15 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

HUGE dark khaki head (careful pouring!); frothy lace.

Brandy, red wine, oak, bakers chocolate & a hint of raspberry notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Brandy, red wine & milk chocolate flavors up front; oak & faint booze heat notes on the finish. An odd mix of flavors; more interesting than great, but certainly worth a quaff.

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Photo of Stevedore
2.44/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle, served in a teku glass with a massive gushing and huge head. This was not a good beer, simply put. Massive 4-5 finger offwhite head that took forever to settle down. Smelled of damp coffee beans, bourbon, brandy, a bit of graham cracker sweetness. However, the flavour is a thin mess of dark fruit and wet cardboard. Massive oxidation. Flavour is thin, far thinner than the base, and altogether an oxidized mess. At this point, if you have any bottles or happen to come across one at the store, I would highly recommend avoiding this.

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Photo of BeerGuy8315
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Enjoy by date of 9/7/25.

A: Pours jet black in color with a foamy, dark brown-khaki head with good retention. Minimal lacing.

S: Coffee, chocolate, oatmeal, toasted malts, dark fruits, oak, and winter spices.

T: Coffee and bitter dark chocolate followed by toasted malts and mild spiciness.

F: Medium bodied. Unfortunately, this one was a gusher and was fairly over-carbonated. Had to let it sit for a long time to let the carbonation die down.

O: Overall, an okay Stout. Just a little too much going on here. Probably would've been more enjoyable if it weren't a gusher, but I still wouldn't chase after this one especially with its price tag.

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Photo of jaydoc
2.6/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

As many have mentioned several of these bottles were flawed. Gushing mess immediately after opening.

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Photo of rojapa
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peabody
4.02/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium black with a huge (three finger?) head.....can tell this baby has some carbonation. Unique nose.....cherry, agave, port, plum, and molasses. Taste is all over the place with very little balance.....smokey and tart. Perhaps the most carbonated stout in history.....effervescent and prickly with a medium body. Disappointing.....especially considering the price tag and the usual success of this series.

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Photo of CPAles
3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Studfarm69
4.42/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into a snifter
Best before 9/7/2025

A- we've got a gusher, lost a couple of ounces after opening. Pours an opaque black color with a two-finger dark brown head that sticks around long after the pour, with carbonation bubbles floating on top

S- aroma is all over the place, I can distinguish the cherry wine, roasted malts, agave, oak, dark fruit and a hint of cherry

T- as with the aroma, flavor is all over the place up front, opens with bitter dark chocolate and coffee, then the barrel treatments start to show up. Picking up some cognac & brandy, not so much the other barrels. Dark fruit kicks in near the finish, along with cocoa and more coffee. The linger brings out a bit of the cherry wine treatment as well

M- medium body with high carbonation immediately fills the mouth and continues all the way into the finish, definitely over carbonated

O- an interesting beer, definitely hindered by the over carbonation. I enjoyed it, but it's just all over the place. This is a perfect example of complex not necessarily meaning better. Every other Beer Geek beer has been a homerun for me

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Photo of Mongrel
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reading the reviews, I was expecting some level of carbonation but nothing that would subsequently cover my entire carpet in a sea of brown froth. I am currently sitting here, covered in sticky stout as I write this review, the thing having exploded like a champagne bottle as I opened it.

Thanks Mikkeller, I've just lost half a bottle of £7.25 beer, most of it on me.

Nevertheless, may as well soldier on. This thing pours the darkest mocha head I've ever seen; we're talking dark chocolate expresso head - four to five fingers high. Crazy carbonation.

The aroma is all over me so I can't mistake what's going on; we've got sherry, brandy, whisky, cooked cherries, stewed baked fig, bourbon, melted treacle, umami, oak and date. This is the most malted and dark fruit-heavy beer I've smelled in a long time.

Once the carbonation is done with, it drinks like a smooth, creamy malted fig liqueur. This is such a massive, flavourful stout with dark fruit, treacle, molasses, creamy whisky, and expresso. The booze is very well hidden underneath the sticky flavours. And for such a dark fruited beer, this is quite well balanced, with the sweetness nicely balanced with savoury umami malts.

Mouthfeel is moderate-full, smooth, and no hint of carbonation for a beer that exploded.

I want to dislike this stout because it's all over me, but it's actually very, very nice. It reminds me of a thick doppelbock, sort of like the vintage 2012 Aventinus Tap 6 with more savoury flavours. It isn't as thick as I was expecting, but by god is it moreish.

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Beer Geek Breakfast Brunch Big Blend from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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