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
Ratings:
2,538
Reviews:
996
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
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194
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Photo of Sammy
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Saved over freom annual trade with Madsberg. An excellent stout with coffee aroma. Dark and roasty with giant head that is soapy. Then there is some lace. High perceptable alcohol there and chocolate and chocolate malt. Creamy taste.Oatmeal, A tad smoke. Perfect coffee and unbelievable overall balance.

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Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thin tan head with some lacing on a jet black body. Dark cocoa, coffee and roasted and smoked malts. Very good aroma but a little simple and just a little light. Flavors include a very well balanced with the coffee very well applied to a smoked malt base beer with earthy hopped character. Medium to thick body and moderate carbonation. This one is simple but what it does, it does well. Very smooth, flavorful and incredibly drinkable.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A black/brown color with a dark tan firm, thick head. Big solid and firm lacing. Lovely appearance.

Dark bitter chocolate, sweet black coffee-light prune nose. Fragrant, not too assertive but complex and appealing.

Great creamy mouthfeel with nice balance and perhaps just a bit light on the carbonation. However, flavors are pure, rich, deep and bold coffee - all the way. This actually tastes like it could be a breakfast creamed coffee beer! Flavors are all rich, deep and full dark rich chocolate, espresso and creamed coffee.

Huge espresso finish that goes on forever. Really nice example of a rich coffee stout.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an extremely opaque black with a huge 3 inch milk chocolate colored head that lasts. Head forms a small island on the top of the beer. Good ring lacing on the drink down. Some small floating particles in the beer. Very nice smells of ground coffee beans, oatmeal, cocoa powder, and just a hint of soy sauce. Taste is also very good with strong brewed coffee, toasted oats, unsweetened chocolate, and some vanilla notes. Slight bitterness on the palate after each sip. There is a slightly watery aspect to this beer but it is smooth and creamy in the mouth. Overall, a very tasty stout from Mikkeller. I really like the dual combination of coffee and oat tastes present in this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

lovely stout here, and indeed an appropriate breakfast for a beer geek! pours rich and black, coffee colored but not nearly as thick as the brunch. beautiful toffee colored head that sits high atop the black abyss and lasts the whole time. smells like a cup of coffee that got spilled into a bowl of oatmeal. the oats are quite strong, and the coffee is more of a coffee grounds feel, acidic. flavor is the same, robust coffee flavors and acidity, strong bitter hops as well. mellow mouthfeel from the oats and the medium carbonation. the body is full, but not overly thick. there is some yeast sediment in this one that settles out, and also what seems to be coffee grounds right in there! this is one heck of a coffee stout, a perfect example of the style in my opinion.

Edit: even better on tap! Oh my goodness! Like chewing an espresso bean!

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer geek breakfast pours out jet black in color as the head rises it's brown thick and heavy looking. The lacing on this beer looks really good down the glass. The smell of this beer is very strong with coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and even a little booze. The flavor of the beer is basically the same as the smell lots of coffee very creamy chocolate very tasty. Overall the mouth feel is thick and creamy the texture is smooth and slick very drinkable but still a sipper overall I have to say this is probably one of the better breakfast stouts available I feel that it's worth a try.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of metter98
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a large tan colored head. The head has good retention properties and took a long time to settle down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of roasted malts in the nose as well as strong notes of coffee beans.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of roasted malts with some notes of bitter coffee beans and hints of chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and very smooth and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer goes down rather easily because the bitterness is not overpowering and the alcohol is well hidden.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acclaimed because of its coffee, oats, and cocoa overtones; this stout is all about the first meal of the day. But then it's one and back to bed! (The caffeine is no match for its alcohol).

The pour fits the bill with an oily-rich viscosity, mounting head formation and a foam stand that endured the session. As black and opaque as any stout has ever seen.

Strong roasted malts and espresso notes with much lighter cocoa, nuttiness, and caramel notes. Obviously, this beer is simply about the coffee.

Flavors confirm the emphasis on espresso and de-emphasizing any fruitiness, caramel maltiness, or phenolics. Roasted barley gives the beer a char flavor that dries out the oily coffee richness. Fresh herbal, piney hops wrap around the bitterness from the coffee beans and roasted malts well.

Body is moderate, without the intense alcohol, weight, or fusals that can sometimes come along with the Russian Imperials. The beer, however has an abrasion in the back of the throat that should subside with some age.

Also, the hops should round more into the herbal notes and away from the pine character with some time, giving the beer more simplicity and straight-forwardness with the coffee character throughout.

A very nice beer, but like most- it's difficult to live up to the billing.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Beer for brekkie? Sign me the fuck up!

This beer pours an opaque black, um, hue, with two fingers of puffy, billowy, and densely foamy beige head, which leaves some broad splotchy swaths of lace around the glass as it slowly settles.

It smells of moderately smoked bready caramel malt, sweet and sour grain - I'm gonna say oats, it being the guest star here, acrid coffee beans, a bit of milky sweetener, and peppy weedy, grassy hops. The taste is smoky, sour caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, soft earthy coffee, and fairly bitter citrus and floral hops.

The carbonation is quite sedate, just a hint of swirling frothiness at times, the body an adequately sturdy medium weight (and yet thinner than I had anticipated, really), but still smooth and more or less creamy. It finishes nice and balanced, the smoked malt lessening, and the dry coffee and bitter hops maintaining their even keel.

A decent enough 'Amerikansk ale', or whatever, but in the end, on the weaker side of Yankee-style Imperial Stouts. Maybe I should actually have had it with breakfast.

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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle into Beck's goblet.

A: Dark black colour. Brilliant creamy, tan, thick head with amazing retention. This is a proper head.

Sm: Coffee, oats, toffee, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol.

T: Creamy open bleeds into the brilliant body balancing the notes on the nose. Teases the tongue until the creamy finish. Hides its abv very well and is surprisingly light on the palate for a stout.

Mf: Perfectly coarse where it needs to be.

Dr: Far too expensive, but very good.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Absolute pitch black with a very dark head, to boot, that turns rather rocky and leaves a few swaths of lace

Smell: Incredibly rich aromatics of dark fudge and roasty coffee

Taste: Opens with a mouthful of dried dark fruit and coffee, with a complex blend of other flavors (citrusy hops, molasses and oatmeal) blending together through mid-palate; after the swallow, the hops make a go of it, though the chocolate re-asserts itself in the finish and the coffee does the same in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, rather creamy, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A fine example of the style, with a lot of complexity and well-hidden alcohol

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque caramel toned foam tops this impenetrable black stout. The lacing is irregular, and is the color of stained parchment. It looks rich, just by it's sheer visual weight. Head doesn't stay for the duration of the glass, but no big deal.

Molasses, rich coffee, smooth "round" aroma, not sharp or acidic. Vaguely sweet.

Big chocolate, coffee with low acidity, sweet caramel "Riesen" candy undertone. Extremely smooth and easy to drink, similar in body to chocolate milk. Coffee flavors are not over the top, very balanced and pleasant.

In my opinion, Dark Horse makes a fine double stout that rivals this one. Founders Breakfast stout also rivals this, and for the price, I prefer these two MI beers.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a huge dark brown foamy head with some really good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is well mix with some light roasted malt note. Taste is a nicer mix between some dry coffee and some nice lightly sweet roasted malt. Body has a great creamy texture which really fits with the style. I also found that this beer had some great carbonation with no alcohol being discernable. I have to admit that this beer was well brewed with some great balance between coffee and malt with a nice texture.

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,538 ratings.
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