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Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #49
Ranked #6,034
4.1 | pDev: 10%
Wednesday at 12:26 AM
Mar 10, 2006
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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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Photo of minterro
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
by minterro from California

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.

Wednesday at 12:26 AM
Photo of Rug
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

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
5 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 13, 2022
3.99 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Mar 07, 2022
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3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by JohnFred4 from New York

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
4 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia on Jan 10, 2022
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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TheBricenator from Oregon

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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3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by smackdanie from Illinois

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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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dd53grif from Michigan

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
4.3 by msscott1973 from North Carolina on Oct 18, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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
4.17 by caffeinelogic from New York on Sep 02, 2021
4.37 by travelguy from Ohio on Aug 01, 2021
4 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
3.78 by Radcpa from Washington on Apr 24, 2021
4 by blackcloud from Alaska on Apr 24, 2021
Photo of entheos
2.55/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by entheos from California

Another bad coffee beer

Apr 19, 2021
4.25 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Apr 10, 2021
3.94 by fthegiants from California on Mar 27, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Sigmund from Norway

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
4.35 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Mar 15, 2021
4 by brandonld23 from Massachusetts on Mar 13, 2021
4.15 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts on Mar 06, 2021
4.41 by GaryM6 from New York on Jan 28, 2021
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4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by damndirtyape from Ohio

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
4.25 by unclekeith from Alaska on Nov 29, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GarrettB from Colorado

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
3.96 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Nov 22, 2020
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by firesidewithphil from Illinois

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
4.21 by Dazka from Italy on Sep 27, 2020
3.97 by DaveCash from New York on Sep 19, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brureview from Massachusetts

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
4.29 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Aug 28, 2020
2.93 by eppie82 from Illinois on Aug 17, 2020
4.17 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Jul 13, 2020
4.5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 12, 2020
Photo of Guaro
3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Guaro from Italy

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
3.71 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on May 17, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

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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