Beer Geek Breakfast
Mikkeller ApS

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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #23
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,957
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 9.93%
Reviews:
1,045
Ratings:
2,667
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Beer Geek BreakfastBeer Geek Breakfast
Notes: 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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Sigmund from Norway

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Brewed 15.2.2007, BB date 15.2.2009. ABV is 7.5%. Black beer, huge chocolate brown coloured head. Lovely aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts / roasted barley. Also notes of woodwork, tobacco and tar. The flavour abounds with coffee (maybe too much?), the finish is very bitter (both from the coffee that has been added to the beer, the roasted barley and the hops). The mouthfeel is still relatively smooth. With all the dominant coffee and bitterness, this is not a stout of the "easy drinking" kind, but a beer to savour and sip slowly, be it for breakfast or any time of the day or night.

Mar 21, 2021
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damndirtyape from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500mL can, served in a tulip stout glass. Best before 08/11/27 (2027?!? Really?) 091117 11:30 date stamp on the bottom of the can.

Appearance: Pitch black that lets no light through - even an intense LED light from my cell phone. Dark tan head that died back to a thin skin across the top with persistent strands of lacing.

Smell: Roasty, dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate, and just a hint of coffee.

Taste: Rich flavor - lots of roasted malt, but balanced with some sweetness. Notes of bittersweet chocolate as well. The finish is typical bitter roasted malt finish for a stout, but, with perfectly blended coffee flavor. There are some aspects of mocha with this beer. Really quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. Good carbonation, a little sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: This is one of the more balanced stouts I've had, and all the flavors are notable, distinct, and they don't overpower the others. Very well crafted. I had this beer by itself rather than with a meal.....and this would go really well with a meal, either a burger, some roasted cut of red meat, or, dessert. I think this would be really decadent to have with a slice of chocolate cake. This was an insanely expensive beer for me to get, but it was well worth it.

Jan 16, 2021
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GarrettB from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

June 30th, 2016 - The breakfast stout in Japan is just as good as it is Stateside. A high, chocolate rich bulb of aroma on the pour, with dry and smokey edges, and touches of tobacco and teriyaki. The flavor is also dry (unlike the classic American breakfast) with dry chocolate and espresso notes, and a lovely descent into a creamy aftertaste. Absolutely exquisite.

Nov 23, 2020
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firesidewithphil from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller is like coffee in the morning. It is very roasty and really captures that breakfast vibe. There is enough sweetness to balance though, almost like adding some sugar to your coffee. Not too strong and a refreshing take on breakfast stouts.

IG: @firesidewithphil

Nov 15, 2020
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at dinner. Served in a Stone RIS glass at about 48°.
Dark chocolate with a 2F thick head.
Smooth, creamy MF.
Strong rich coffee aroma.
Very strong accentuated coffee taste.
Great beer!

Sep 09, 2020
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Guaro from Italy

3.34/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Large textured hazelnut foam with little hold. Body almost totally black. Perfume hazelnut, chocolate, coffee, tobacco, vanilla, herbaceous and earthy. Unfortunately the olfactory bouquet is disturbed by a slight hint of olives. On the palate it is a little graceless. Chocolate, caramel in the background compared to the harshness and acidity of the roasts and the herbaceous and earthy hints of hops. Bitter aftertaste with a touch of dehydrated plum. Body bland and empty, medium sparkle.

May 29, 2020
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip, not sure on a date. 330 ml bottle

Jet black, opaque with little caramel-colored head that fizzes for a few seconds before leaving an oily swirl

Nice nose of coffee and cream, some prune sweetness

Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, warmed up with a malt ball tang

Drinks thin with a bit of a film, leaves a bitter bite in the back of the throat

I enjoyed it, would gladly have again

Apr 16, 2020
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank at Queijaria de Coimbra.

A: Body is dark with some texture, announcing the amount of sugars in the beer. It pours thick and creates a very tasty-looking dark brown head that disappears very quickly. Could've shown a better retention.
S: The aroma is huge on roasted malts and freshly roasted coffee, being very rounded in these tones. In the back, there's a very fine tone of hops.
T: The taste starts off lightly sweet but moves on very quickly to the bitter tone brought together by the roastiness of the malts and the roastiness of the coffee, pairing each other differently and eventually putting them together easily.
M: The body is medium high. Carbonation is low. Bitterness is very high. Alcohol is unnoticed.
O: Another great beer from the Beer Geek collection. Being an English Oatmeal Stout, it's probably one of the least interesting beers of this series but that doesn't make it stop being tasty altogether. It's a great beer, the end.

Mar 07, 2020
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seagullbeer from California

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L- Dark brown, head fades pretty quickly (can pour)

S- Super roasty almost burnt smelling. Coffee for sure but lots of dark malty smells.

T- One of the more coffee tasting coffee stouts I've tried. Super bitter but balanced in the black coffee flavors.

F- Softer at the beginning but pretty bitter and then drying at the end.

O- Awesome beer! Lots of great flavors going on but not a lot of sweetness. So many of the flavored stouts have interesting flavors but are ruined for me with the sugar.

Feb 16, 2020
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AccipiterofBeer from New York

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: 4. Opaque black with a sizable tan head.
S: 3.75 enticing but not impressive for a coffee stout. Earthy coffee.
T: 4.75. Dark roast coffee. Very earthy. Tastes like a cold brew.
F: 4. Not thin but also not as thick as expected.
O: 4.25 an amazing coffee stout.

Feb 09, 2020
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Medium: Capped + snifter.
Opacity: Deep opaque.
Color: Almost black dark brown.
Head: None, faint brown ring.
Legs: Poor but good lacing.
Smell: Coffee/Plums/Toffee.
Taste: Chocolate/Oatmeal/Raisins/Herbal.
Feel: Roasted/Earthy/Dark esters/Smoke.
Body: Light to medium silky and creamy.
Carbonation: Proper soft crisp.
Overall: A bit thin like a porter, not as rich as a stout, more subtle and complex. Excellent quality craft.

Visual 6/10 - Flavors 8.5/10 - Sensations 8/10 - Balance 8.5/10 -
Freshness 5/10 - Intensity 7/10 - Complexity 8/10 - Appreciation 8.5/10

Feb 03, 2020
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ElessarTelcontar from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, canned 12/27/2019. Bought in Raleigh, NC. Poured into a snifter on 01/20/2020, around 55F.

L: Looks a very dark brown, almost black, hints of orange when held up against white light. Moderate head on pour, dissipates to thin ring of mid-brown. Negligible lacing. Head disappears and doesn't resurface on swirling.
S: Coffee, chocolate, hint of dark fruits.
T: Wow, they weren't kidding calling it a coffee stout. Very tasty, big bold coffee and chocolate. Slight heat from alcohol towards the end as the glass warms up. Slow sipper for me.
F: Thick, oily, viscous. Not the most viscous, but certainly not light in your mouth. Low carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable. catering to my personal preferences of bold flavor, on the sweeter side, and creamy. It's a mouthful. It's a night-finisher for me, not a breakfast stout.

... I jest. Enjoy any time of the day. If you can have breakfast tacos, you can have this to go with it.
... I jest again. That'd be a terrible combination. Don't do it.

Jan 21, 2020
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dcotom from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2-ounce bottle into a snifter. Deep coffee-colored body, with a dark orange highlight and a thin tan head that settled to a tiny ring leaving no lacing. Big aromas and flavors of dark cherry, roasted coffee beans, dark roasted malts, a hint of licorice and molasses, a little dried fruit (fig, raisin), and a good bit of char. A bit of sweetness as expected, although not overpowering by any means. Medium bodied, with some sourness and a bit of tannin lingering on the palate. This is like a captivating novel: you can't put it down. Dangerously delicious and drinkable, and highly recommended.

Dec 27, 2019
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a very dark brownish black with a thin layer of brown head. Good amount of lacing. Smells like coffee, dark chocolate, earth and roasted malts. The taste is a bit sweeter at first than I expected. Espresso, cream and sugar ice coffee, dark chocolate, earth and roasted malts. A bit of char and roasted coffee beans as well. Slightly sweet finish with some molasses flavor to go along with the coffee. Bitter at times. Thick, heavy mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Moderate alcohol presence.

Sep 07, 2019
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unlikelyspiderperson from California

3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep rich brown with a robust coffee colored head with excellent staying power.
Smells richly of coffee with dark stone fruit notes and a light hint of day old campfire. Roasty and robust.
Taste has a kind of cola/coffee vibe. Dark berry sweetness and a bit of molasses. best by date on can is 12/21/19 but this has an incoherence in the taste I don't remember from other times i've tried it that leads me to wonder if it is less fresh than ideal.
Mouthfeel is good enough, a little thinner than I'd like from a stout but that is the way with many of the coffee stouts.
Overall this one seems a little off from what I remember, but that may just be the growth of my palate and the available options. Still a nice coffee stout if not some mind blowing must have. The light cola flavor is off putting to me but might be other folks jam, I've definitely tasted it in other coffee stouts before.

Jul 14, 2019
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mishi_d from Romania

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black color with tan head, aroma of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate, taste of coffee and roasted malts, medium bitter, medium sweet, medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation.

Jul 10, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

roasty, oats, mellow char, slightly creamy qualities but not supported by the mouthfeel which is quite thin. the coffee is there throughout, but sort of a subdued quality that is just a mild earthy roast and slightly bitter quality.

overall a decent beer that was interesting to taste but I probably won't go back to. flavor profile is decent but its quite thin.

Jun 17, 2019
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black as Texas tea, head is like crema of a latte.nose is like a iced coffee as is the taste. Surprised it isn't more smooth and soft. Doesn't drink like 7.5 Abv.

May 21, 2019
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer Geek Breakfast pours a black color, with a huge, long lasting tan head. Mild aroma, but sweet and creamy. Flavor is creamy, with a little bit of spice, hint of smoke, and good, not overpowering, coffee flavors. Great feel to this one. Overall, very drinkable, very flavorful.

May 05, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

De craftbeer-shop. En copa Teku. Viendo Los 100 5x12-13. Predomina agradable cafe, pero hecho en falta mayor cremosidad y cuerpo como si encontre en las variantes ya probadas

Jan 10, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into glass. Stamping on bottle cap has bottling date as '13/08/16' and best by date as '16/08/26'. Label identifies this beer as brewed and bottled at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway.
Black colored body, with very thin dark brown edge when back lit. One finger of tan head settles back to thick cap. Leaves behind some big patterns of lacing.
Aroma is of dark roasted malts with coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Big time smoke here also, reminds me of skillet fried bacon or sausage.
Taste is of roasted and smoked dark malts, with a deep coffee flavor. Hints of chocolate and dark fruit. The smoke is here as in the smell but better integrated in the flavors. Repeated sips bring forth a flavor of char, along with the grilled meat.
Medium to thick mouth feel. Okay carbonation. Not overly bitter, but has the char (like licking burned wood).
Coffee is correct for a breakfast stout, and this beer has a strong component of the coffee, but there is no sweetness nor bitterness. Not real complex, but would act as a good eye opener in the morning.

Nov 18, 2018
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Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This coffee oatmeal stout pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Undertones of chocolate an dark fruits mingle to give it a smooth, very pleasant smell, not sharp or bitter at all, if that makes sense. It's a little bit boozy as well, which is strange from a 7.5% beer. Coffee is for sure the predominant flavor, but it isn't completely overwhelming like some coffee stouts, which is a neutral statement for me personally since I occasionally like off the deep end coffee stouts. There is definitely a chocolate presence as well, a very mild fruitiness, and some roasted malts. Unlike the smell there is a little bit of bitterness here, but it isn't lingering. The flavors are quite good. The body however, is kind on the light end for a stout, albeit not inappropriately so. The mouthfeel is kind of strange for an English oatmeal stout also. It is not very creamy like the best examples of this style are. Not bad, but I don't think it lives up to the hype either.

Nov 09, 2018
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twosheds from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brown/black with a dark tan head.

Smells like roasted coffee and chocolate.

Has a really strong coffee taste up front, but it backed up by a solid stout base.

This is good coffee stout, but it's probably not worth the money to get on a regular basis when there's a lot of options in this category.

Oct 20, 2018
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SHDoyle from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Description: Dark, inky black appearance with little head. Dark brown lacing and legs. Smell is coffee up front with dark fruit and chocolate underneath. It smells boozy. Taste is heavier on coffee than the smell but this gives way to a dark, bitter chocolate finish. Dark fruits are also present and everything works nicely together. Unlike some coffee stouts, the coffee doesn't drown out all the other flavors in this. For some reason, the alcohol seems more hidden in the taste than the smell. Feel is what you'd expect from a stout, nothing more or less. Low carbonation.

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) Solid stout. The coffee doesn't overwhelm this, which I appreciate. As good as this was though, for the price you can probably find something as good if not better.

Oct 15, 2018
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EMH73 from New York

3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a one inch tan head that dissipates to an everlasting ring that leaves no lacing. Smell is rather mild with notes of roasted malts, coffee and a hint of smoke. Tastes of roasted malts, toast, bittersweet chocolate, medium roast coffee, smoke, char and slight sweetness. Light bodied, minimal carbonation, smooth mouth feel.

Oct 11, 2018
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