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Mikkeller ApS
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #65
Ranked #8,061
4.08 | pDev: 7.11%
Mar 10, 2022
Apr 28, 2016
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Notes: Oatmeal Stout with Dark Horse Coffee
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: The pour was similar to a black hole - midnight black with a centimeter length of foam risen to the surface. The foam is sticking to the glass as the foam is dying out.
Smell: Getting huge notes of coffee, chocolate, malts, maybe even some oatmeal in this too.
Taste: Sweet initial contact with flavors of coffee, big coffee and chocolate flavors in this. Very refreshing - bitter bold taste (I love coffee so this is up my alley) with a dry cocoa finish.
Feel: Light carbonation on the tongue, very smooth, easy to drink. The after taste is that of coffee.
Overall: This was a very easy to drink breakfast stout! If you're a coffee fan such as myself then this beer is up your alley too!
Mar 10, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by irishevans from California

Jan 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I do not know when it was canned, but I know it's been at the store at least as long as I've been there.
Pours a nice pitch black color. The head is out of control. It's 4 finger, tan, and long lasting. It took several minutes to pour it all in my glass. No lacing on the glass.
The nose is mellow. There's hints of coffee, biscuit, chocolate, and caramel.
The flavor is biscuit up front, with a bit of vanilla. The coffee hits more in the middle, and is not a green pepper bomb, in sipte of the age. The chocolate and caramel are on the back for the most part.
Body is pretty good. Slightly creamy feeling, though no lactose.
This beer is one that holds up well, and a pleasure to try. I will get more at work.
Nov 08, 2021
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16oz can
born on 03/30/21 “It’s 5 somewhere”
L: creamy khaki head rests atop a near black stout
S: roasted barley, coffee, anise, blackstrap molasses, burnt caramel, smoke
T: bold bitter roast, charred black patent malt, dark French roast coffee, burnt caramel, smoked malt, anise, molasses, bitter dark cocoa, oats, earthy hops
F: full body, astringent, ample carbonation, bitter and dry finish with cocoa and roast lingering
O: years ago I drank this beer out of a bottle; it was a treat while brewing beer early in the morning. I don’t think I ever saw it again until now - in cans and brewed in San Diego! This beer is a classic example of a coffee stout - and oh, so good!
Aug 19, 2021
Rated: 3.61 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

May 28, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by caffeinelogic from New York

May 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The pour was pitch black, topped with a light brown head that left generous lacing.
Aroma was malty goodness with a hint of bitter- the coffee?
The taste was very good, darn close to awesome. Mouth filling with malts swirling with coffee and a smoothness that spoke of oats even though those are not mentioned on the can.
The feel was as good as any non imperial stout I think I have had, full and smooth.
Definitely want more of these for the cellar!
Mar 04, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by DruC4 from Michigan

Oct 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Georgiabeer from Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Maybe it's just me, or a faulty memory, but this San Diego version of Beer Geek Breakfast seems softer and more mellow than the original. Still roasty, and still with the concurrent flavors of coffee and a touch of cocoa, but not bursting with those flavors. Still the same silky oatmeal body, and still very pleasant.
May 19, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Nov 02, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by taigor from New York

Jun 01, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by onewayboogie from California

Apr 23, 2019
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours nearly black with a frothy chestnut head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Roasty, big coffee, semi sweet chocolate, earthy, slightly spicy, dark sugar, and a faint hint of vanilla.

T: Roasted malt, semi sweet chocolate, bold coffee, a touch of char, faint smoke, earthy, a little spicy pine, a hint of vanilla, and burnt sugar.

M: Starts closer to full body, moderate carbonation, a bit creamy, but finishes a touch on the lighter side of medium body.

O: Totally forgot I had this can. Dated 12/19/16, it's held up nicely. Wouldn't mind trying this one again fresh.
Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jan 31, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high dark tan head that gradually died down, leaving just some wisps of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of coffee beans.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of burnt and roasted malts along with notes of coffee beans, the latter of which mostly seems to contribute a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, smooth, and slightly airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very bold breakfast stout that has the types of roasted malt flavors that you would expect from a Russian Imperial Stout combined with a lighter body from the oatmeal. The coffee beans were well incorporated into the taste and didn't detract from the other malt flavors. However, it wasn't as smooth compared to other oatmeal stouts.

Serving type: can
Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by BubbleBobble from New York

Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by Jrosso from New Jersey

Dec 13, 2018
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Reviewed by stoumi from California

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beer Geek Breakfast pours a deep, dark brown with a light and foamy 1-finger khaki tan head that fades, leaving a rim around the tankard. The smell is dark coffee upfront with cacao nibs, roasted malts and a hint of vanilla. The taste. It's strong roasted malts, with some bittering, but fades to reveal the chocolate and molasses with the oats coming through and finishing with an smooth, woody sort of oak complexity. Good mouthfeel, maybe a touch thin on body but a nice drinking stout.
Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 3.45 by Amateur from California

Nov 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Exec_Crawfish from California

4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
16oz can into tulip pint at around 50F.

Excellent pour, not quite the deepest-colored stout I've seen but close, two fingers of deep mocha head. Clears quickly to a nice crown and mild lacing.

Smell has strong oatmeal and deep malt notes; understated coffee aroma, all things considered, but faintly noticeable.

Mouthfeel is incredible. Silky, coats without being cloying.

Smooth, strong coffee hit; develops well and the bitterness is well controlled. Just a hint of hops in the aftertaste; complements the coffee well. Oats somewhere in there.

Overall, an interesting change of pace as stouts go; not overly heavy by any means.
Nov 04, 2018
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a deep dark brown with an adequate tan cap, marginal lacing. Aroma is predominately coffee. Flavor follows the nose with a touch of sweetness, vanilla and molasses. Feel is thin and only marginally carbonated. Overall a decent breakfast coffee stout.
Oct 25, 2018
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours dark with a tan head. Smell & Taste is YUM!! with fresh roasted coffee and roasted malts. Mouth feel has a great roasted coffee. taste some hops and roasted malts in finish. If you like a fresh roasted coffee forward stout this is your jam.
Oct 18, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by egrandfield from Massachusetts

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 3.19 by paulytasker from New York

Aug 20, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by DaveCash from New York

Aug 14, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by TangoJuliet from New York

Jun 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by grapeshops from California

May 27, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by tomb_ride from California

May 18, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Apr 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Pours dark brown, with 2 fingers of foamy light-brown head on the aggressive pour into the tulip. Bubbles are mostly small, with some really large ones scattered throughout. Head retention and lacing are average for the style.
Smell: Smell is completely dominated by coffee. Honestly, not getting much else. This smell is not what you would call complex, but it is quite pleasant.
Taste: Follows the nose, coffee is the single dominating flavor. As the beer warmed up to room temperature, some sweeter roasted malt notes also came out. No alcohol in the taste.
Feel: On a thinner side, though not bad for single-digit breakfast stout. The carbonation is low to medium
Overall: A very pleasant morning breakfast stout. This stout, dominated by coffee flavors, drinks very easily and goes great with your breakfast food. I would definitely drink this again.
Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 4 by shelby415 from Oregon

Mar 30, 2018
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Rated by CoffePuck from California

4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Low carbonation. Enjoyable. Not too bitter or overpowering as other stouts can be. Delicious beer. Found for about $5 for a 16fl oz can.
Mar 20, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Mar 19, 2018
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Reviewed by YungAnejo from Nevada

4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(Definitely let this one warm)
Picked up the 4pack of 16oz cans for 13.99 but swore I’ve seen it for a few dollars less

Boss pour into snifter produces a few inches worth of coffee brown head with only the collar retaining, solid black body, light splotchy lacing

Smell is intense dark roast coffee mixed with some figs and prunes, light aroma of smoked butterscotch, slight hint of sharpie alcohol

Taste is very bitter roasted espresso, ash blends with the roasts, leathery and phenolic with an almost Rye-like kick, this is a big beer no doubt

Mouthfeel is heavy and oily but maintains a constant low carbonation, incredibly smooth with a moderate finish

Overall I’m not huge on stouts brewed with coffee but this was probably the best I’ve had yet, that being said I probably wouldn’t seek it out again as there are many other Beer Geek variations by them I need to try
Mar 13, 2018
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Reviewed by TheBrewsky from California

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 16 oz glass into 20 oz tulip glass. Little to no head, with no lacing. No canning date on can.
Look: Pours black. No bubbling or head formation. With swirling, some lacing is observed.
Smell: Coffee upfront, with chocolate and roasted malts. The more it warms, the more prevalent the chocolate and oats become. Really pleasant smell.
Taste: Chocolate sweetness and malt upfront, with coffee back end. Taste is great initially, but dissipates rapidly.
Feel: Somewhat thinner than expected. Medium in feel, somewhat heavier in weight. Coats tongue evenly.
Overall: I really enjoyed this. It is a simple coffee stout that I found enjoyable. I wish it had a better feel to it though, as it seemed a bit thin. Also, taste didn't last too long, which was a bummer. Glad I tried it however.
Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 22, 2018
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