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Mikkeller ApS
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #53
Ranked #6,161
4.1 | pDev: 10%
Jun 30, 2023
Mar 10, 2006
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Ingredients : Water, malt (pils, oat, smoked, caramunich, brown, pale chocolate and chocolate), roasted barley, flaked oats, hops (centennial and cascade), ale yeast and gourmet coffee.
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can into a tall glass. Freshness dating badly smudged.

Decent look, black as black can be body with a small but persistent tan head, good lacing. Strong aroma, a little coffee and licorice. The taste follows the nose, and the licorice doesnt quite get to soy territory. Somewhat bitter roast finish. Overall, the feel is smooth as an oatmeal stout should be, but the strength of the flavors batters it down a bit.
Jun 30, 2023
Rated: 4 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Apr 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Doppelbocker98 from Nevada

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Normally bitterness doesn't get to me. The bitterness on this thing rocked my head around in a full-360 -- Tom and Jerry style. If bitterness scares you, heed this warning. If you like coffee flavor, or coffee-flavored stouts, this beer is for you.

This pours surprisingly dark. Nearly black, with a rich head. The head isn't large, but seems full.

There is an over-powering coffee smell. Nearly smells like iced coffee.

To be honest, the flavor wasn't for me. I like my coffee black, and even this was surprising to me. It tasted extremely bitter. After about two or three sips, the bitterness mostly subsides and I can start to enjoy the nuance of the beer. Behind the bitterness is a rich, coffee flavor. Surprisingly sweet and toffee like once you are used to the bitterness. Imagine if you could accentuate the aspects of an iced coffee into almost absurd levels of overkill.

Mouth feel was similar to almost every stout. Slightly thick, but mostly a thin, watery mouth feel.

I think if you enjoy coffee, stouts, or coffee stouts then this beer is amazing. It really isn't my preferred style.
Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by mamaraza from Texas

Dec 31, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by hockeypuck from Maine

Nov 27, 2022
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 oz can with a 30 August 2022 canning date stamped on the bottom. Brewed in San Diego.

Appearance. Essentially black and opaque body with a good beige head.

This bold coffee stout has good balance although I'd prefer a bit lower hops/malts ratio. The coffee/stout ratio is about 50/50 in both the aroma and the flavor. Very smooth, full body that is well carbonated at a low level.
Nov 21, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

3.07/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Pours a nice dark brown/black with a finger of mocha head leaving plenty residual lacing. Nose is bitter coffee, earth, chocolate, and toasted malt. Taste follows suit. Coffee doesn’t come through in a big way and the feel finished somewhat thin, overall average.
Sep 04, 2022
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Reviewed by minterro from California

4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Bought at Heights Market in San Diego. 16oz can for $3.99. Canned 12/10/21, consumed as a celebratory beer 05/23/22.

A&S: Pours a solid >1 finger of chocolate-colored foamy head, dies out to a thin layer, and more so to nothing. But the head does leave nice lacing. The beer is a deep chestnut brown in color. Aroma consists of bitter coffee and dark chocolate.

T&M: More bitter than I would expect from the style. I really enjoy the taste, but doesn't seem to fit with the style. Mouthfeel is one of the major lacking components of this brew. For the style, I think it should be a little smoother with high medium to full body.

Overall: The price point is a plus.
May 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Canned 12/5/21

When I picked this beer up, I totally forgot about all the bullshit that went down with Mikeller at that festival last year. I’ll give this beer a shot since I have it, but I don’t want to actually support them

Pours a very dark brown with 2 fingers of dark tan head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

The coffee here in the nose is sweeter than expected. I’m picking up on aromas of sweetened coffee, milk chocolate, sweet vanilla, dark fruit, toffee, and a touch of earthy hops

In taste however, the coffee is much more roasty but still balanced, which I appreciate. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting dark roast coffee, cocoa powder, toffee, raisin, charred malt, and light vanilla. The swallow brings notes of cocoa powder, dark roast coffee, sweet cream, vanilla, light toast, and caramel

A medium full body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes sticky and trends sweeter after the swallow

This is pretty good, but it’s been done better. Point being, you don’t need to support Mikkeller
Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Mar 07, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnFred4 from New York

3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Look: pretty damn black, good lacing on the sides of the glass, sticks there like fungus

Smell: roast, licorice, burnt coffee, leather

Taste: soy sauce/savory, salty, coffee, dark dark chocolate, tart fruits (cherry?). bitterness common to Russian imperials. Woody, even though I know it's not barrel-aged

Feel: oily, coats the mouth well

Overall: don't feel like coffee stouts ever actually taste like coffee, maybe the coffee I drink is just too good. Bitter to a point that I don't love and is more common in Russian imperials. I'd take a KBS over this.
Jan 15, 2022
Rated: 4 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: Pitch black with a glorious looking brown head that erupts to the rim of the glass and slowly craters, leaving great lacing behind
Aroma: Roast, cold-brewed coffee, bready malt, earthy hop notes, and cocoa
Taste: Rich and slightly bitter dark chocolate, roast, and coffee come together and seemingly strengthen each other’s profile as they assault the palate to start. Earthiness and bread show up after the initial hit levels off and the coffee starts to stand alone in the spotlight for a moment before roast and earthiness take over as the closers
Mouthfeel: Full, very smooth throughout, medium to medium-high carbonation, and a nice, lightly dry and robust finish
Overall: I’m digging this one a lot. I had heard of this beer for over a decade but never bought it nor tried it before today and though it has the hype and allure built up in my head, it definitely delivered. An outstanding oatmeal coffee stout where everything from the roast to the chocolate to the earthy hops all come together to make a beer that is greater than the sum of its parts. Recommended
Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by smackdanie from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Dr8nks boozer than it's abv. Pours a deep black with a nice fluffy head although leaves fairly quickly. No real nose, lots of bitterness in the taste and a back end of pure coffee. Of this hid the booze better and maybe added some oat flake to round out the mouthfeel, I'd like a lot better. A decent stout in all, if you like coffee.
Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown color with a foamy head that disappears quickly. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and toasted malt. Taste is really strong black coffee. Slightly sweet at the start with a coffee bitterness at the finish.
Dec 02, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Oct 18, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I was sure I'd had this one. But apparently if I did, I didn't review it.

Grabbed this 16 oz can from a grocery store in Nebraska.
Canned on 3/5/21, into Snowman chalice.

Huge almond colored head on top of a luscious slick dark body. It fades to a finger leaving no lacing. Still gorgeous.

Aroma borders on Black IPA, but still retains a good amount of stout characteristics. Clean yet dark; very hoppy with notes of pine, citrus, and general hop oils; fresh coffee grounds, roasted barley, tobacco, and dark chocolate malt.

Bold, brash, unashamed. This beer throws punches at you big time. It drinks like a Black IPA but with coffee and a hint of malty sweetness. Heavy ashen notes mix with piney hop and freshly ground coffee. It's like chewing on kernels of roasted barley. It's very fresh, toasted, and ashen. It tastes exactly like ground up dark malts smell. Finish of roasted barley kernels.

Feel is wet, medium bodied, with heavy carbonation, and a touch of alcohol. Some roast builds on the finish pairing with a distinct dryness.

Overall, a very good beer. Despite its thinner body, it is a sipper due to its opulent flavor profile.
This is definitely worth $4 a can.
Oct 07, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by caffeinelogic from New York

Sep 02, 2021
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