Beer Hop Breakfast - Black IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Hop Breakfast - Black IPABeer Hop Breakfast - Black IPA
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Beer Hop Breakfast - Black IPABeer Hop Breakfast - Black IPA

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Tone on 10-10-2015

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date.

Dark chocolate brown-black, with a thin grey-brown ring of head.

Aromas of some old hop with hints of coffee and charred dark chocolate; some dark toast ends.

This tastes literally like rolled tobacco/chewing tobacco. I have never had a beer taste so close to it. Spot on wintergreen - Red Man/Skoal/Cope.

Feel is creamy and carbonated, but thins out on the palate quite quickly. Roasted finish.

Overall, I didn't think I'd be drinking wintergreen skoal but I guess that's what's on the menu. Maybe due to some age that's what's coming forth? It's pretty strong.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle in a snifter glass.

Opaque black pour with a 1F dark tan colored head that tapers quickly to a thick and lasting film. Broken rings of lacing.

Coffee, spiced and chocolatey. Roasted. Subtle sweetness and light vanilla bean. Floral hop aroma. The aroma continues to develop as the beer warms. Cinnamon, black licorice; given time, it's there for the smelling.

Roast is the word. It suits the malt, coffee, and chocolate. Underlying floral and spice hop.

Silky smooth medium body. Light and carbonated to start, charred oat and hope bite on the end.

Sometimes I want a stout or such but don't want to open a bomber or battle 10% or more, there's this!

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoPeL
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More coffee-like bitterness than IPA. Very decent, but doesn't push beyond boundaries.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Teku glass. Bottled on 10 October 2016. Best before 10 October 2026.
Pours black with generous, sticky brown head.
Beautiful nose reminds me why I love Mikkeller. Huge coffee, roasted malt, and coniferous hops. A lovely sweetness balances the nose. The bitterness and freshness of the hops combines nearly perfectly with the coffee, and takes me back to the Mikkeller Coffee IPA with Tomahawk. Close to perfect.
Well, it was always going be a letdown after that nose, but this is good still. The hops manifest mostly as resin and citrus, and they last forever on the aftertaste. It's almost too much, so perhaps this beer will age well (good for a decade, huh? maybe this is why). The taste is oddly brief, but the coffee shines much more than the malt.
A touch thin. Crisp, biscuity, much more IPAish (even sessionish, with the balance of malt:hops) than anticipated.
This is a rollercoaster worth getting on. A lot going on, but when it works it works.

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienArk
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with three fingers of caramel-colored foamy head. Head formation is incredible, unfortunately, any lacing shreds afterwards are totally lost once the head disappears. Aroma is punchy, with an immediate assault of pine, dank, and leafy hop profile. Coffee, and toasty, biscuit malts add to the depth. Coffee shines through nice. It's certainly no coffee forward, as the hops tell the story here, but the coffee still accents the hops well. Slight spicy yeast esters to finish out the flavor profile. Feel is glass smooth, with little graininess or texture. Thickness consistency hangs right in the middle, keeping the feel from adding or subtracting from the experience. Overall, an exceptional black IPA with coffee. While the hop profile is pretty large, the beer remains drinkable, with other notes continuing to shine through.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of phredbull
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Peroni pilsener glass. Pours an opaque chestnut/mahogany color. Fairly aggressive pour makes a 3 finger head that builds slowly and smoothly, tan with brown spots on top, looks almost like a dusting of cocoa powder. Decent sized chunks of yeast float suspended in the glass, bouyed by streams of slowly rising bubbles. Smells of roasty coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, creamy, oaty. Floral, herby hops. Hops are present but a bit in the background; no date on the bottle. Tastes of dark roasted coffee, floral bitter piney hops, dark chocolate, oats. Mouthfeel is smooth, somehow a bit watery but medium-full at the same time. Carbonation is active but very fine. No alcohol presence, very easy drinking. I'm a big fan of black IPAs, & this is a great one. The Beer Geek Breakfast base is apparent, & the addition of floral, piney, earthy, herbal hops gives great IPA character with a creamy smooth drinking feel. A bit pricey for a small bottle, but a nice treat. For fans of the style, highly recommended.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rich dark brown to black, happy aroma but slightly subdued. Good coffee and Hop flavor, and I get a hint of paprika. Interesting beer. Cheers!

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Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tone
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 5/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, roasted malt, sweet malt, hops, wood, and slight pepper. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of strong roasted malt, sweet malt, hops, hint of wood, alcohol, hint of pepper, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Beer Hop Breakfast - Black IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 15 ratings