Beer Geek Breakfast | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Goldorak on 03-10-2006

BEER STATS
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#2,123
Reviews:
1,013
Ratings:
2,581
pDev:
10.24%
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Photo of kewharton
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours....like coffee. Very little head, no retention

Nose is all coffee, with a bit of cocoa.

Taste again is dominated by coffee, but it has minor characteristics that I'd associate with a porter...roasted malt, slight astringency (I tend to think of stouts as heavier and sweeter...I know they're functionally the same though)

Lighter bodied, minimal carbonation, very smooth.

Honestly, if you put this in a coffee mug side by side with cold brew, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference.

Definitely leans more towards the coffee end of the beer/coffee spectrum.

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Photo of NathanBeets
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nosquatch
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Afeo
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmartin
2.84/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

All I really get out of this is cold, burnt coffee. Seems to taste less burnt as it warms to room temp., but it never improves. No head, not much aroma. Does taste better than cold coffee, which I attribute to the impact of the malt and alcohol, but the burnt coffee flavor overwhelms anything else that might be there.

It reminds me very much of the Founders Breakfast stout. While I might be able to tell them apart if I had them side-by-side, from memory they are the same; and I wasn't that found of the FBS either. The FBS I had was 18 months old at the time; and this one had to come all the way from Norway, so maybe these are much better fresher (yet the Mikkeller bottle has a best by 2020 date on it). I'd be happy to try one again fresh from the brewery (should I ever find myself in Norway), but I've had wonderful coffee stouts, and this isn't one of them.

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Photo of corywalston
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chefbigjon
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emincems
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours opaque black color with small light brown head. Retention is not strong as I expected. Foam leaves a thin cover on top. It smells like a cup of espresso and aroma is fully dominated by coffee. Yeast, roasted malts and chocolate aromas are in background. Taste is fairly complex and bitter. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, slight vanilla and lots of bittering hops.
Med-full bodied. Low carbonation. Fairly smooth on the palate due to oatmeal. Dry and slightly warming finish.
Well made coffee beer. It deserves its popularity.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with a dark tan head.
The aroma is milk chocolate, roast coffee and brown sugar.
Big roasted coffee up front with chocolate and a slightly unpleasant char. Lingering coffee and a hint of dark fruit.
Mouthfeel is medium smooth.
Good but far from my favorite coffee stout.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into my snifter.
The beer pours a deep cola brown color with tan creamy head of 1 cm that fades to a sturdy edge layer that remains through the sampling.
The aroma is roasted malt and coffee grounds and some coffee and a little bitter coffee. Dominated by coffee scents but not an overpowering aroma overall.
First sip reveals an average body with smooth texture and very mild rolling carbonation. Physical traits make this really easy to drink.
Flavor is coffee and coffee too. Strong bitter coffee with maybe a little roasted malt but almost charred wood lingering flavor. This is java black in a bottle. I dont get any hops here nor do I get any booze, which only further enhances the drinkability of this beer.
A solid, if one dimensional brew that any coffee fiend would thoroughly enjoy.

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Photo of I3eer
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL STOUT DAY!

Appearance - Pours black with dark, cola brown edging and a cocoa powder colored, one finger width head. Good retention before dying down to a mostly barren surface. A small handful of tiny spots make up the lacing.

Smell - Strong coffee aroma with lesser chocolate and caramel. Creme. Roasted malt. Trace of dark, fruity sweetness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Coffee, caramel and roasted malt upfront before a bit of cream sweetness cuts in. Touch of char in the finish with a faint touch of berry tang can be found lingering in the finish amongst the roasty profile.

Mouthfeel - Near full-bodied with low carbonation. Slick, silky texture that drinks pretty nicely. slightly dry finish with a hint of booze.

Overall - One of the better Mikkeller beers I've had to date, truth be told. I don't know that I'd drop $8 for an 11.2oz bottle, but I wouldn't turn my nose up at buying the 16oz can for $5 if the mood struck me.

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Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Apep89
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Khaack
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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