Beer Geek Breakfast | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek BreakfastBeer Geek Breakfast

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

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

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Photo of stewart124
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I believe I picked this up in 2009. 16.9fl oz.

Imperial pint glass

Pours beautifully. Pitch black with 2 inches of tan head. Very dense. The lacing is just another beautiful part of this beer.

Loads of roasted character, toffee and French vanilla in the nose.

The taste is just spectacular. Just a bit shy of full-bodied. Plenty of carbonation and it does a good deal to bring out the complexity of the breakfast stout. There is plenty of chewy notes from the oats and still tons of roasted, acrid bitterness to make this an imperial stout. Very little harshness or warming alcohol overall.

Some dark stone fruits linger on the tongue with a bite of bitterness.

Great imperial stout to say the least.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just got a tweet that First Street just put this one on-tap. Um, yes, please!

Walked on down after work. Full nonic pint of this bad-boy. A nice finger width creamy beige head on top. Excellent retention. Leaves perfect sip rings clinging to the glass, reminding me of what was. Nice potent chocolate aroma, melds well with coffee grounds, vanilla extract, and a slight earthy scent. I can tell this one is going to be rich.

Creamy body. This is similar to a nitro-draft. Really mellow smooth mouthfeel. Good viscosity. Coffee flavors abound and really start this one off. I can see where the "Breakfast" comes from. This characteristic doesn't overpower though, as it fades into a milk chocolate sweetness with touches of vanilla and almond. Slight roasted aftertaste gives it a subtle smoky taste that I dig.

This is a really well-made beer, and I can totally see how it gets the marks that it does. I never felt like pulling the trigger on the slightly expensive bottle whenever I see it, but I'm glad I got it now.

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Photo of tmarretti
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Harvey98
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of aakerman
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of JoninVT
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of RobinLee
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of e30todamax
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Benny3000
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ldhughes3
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of The_Walrus
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very dark, almost black. Tan head. Poured like it was from a nitrogenated can.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, a touch of booze.

Taste - I'd describe it as a coffee with malted chocolate and a little bit of booze. At the first sip, I was anticipating a little kick or stronger booze flavor, but it's incredibly balanced and smooth. Lots of chocolate notes, but the coffee is prevalent and the dominant flavor here.

Mouthfeel - It has a "velvet" feel; very lush beer.

Overall - This is an outstanding stout; perfect winter companion.

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Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 500ml bottle into a Bellhaven pint.

Appearance- Truly magnificent. Blacker than black with big fluffy mocha head. Left insane lacing. Almost looks nitro.

Smell- Coffee, some cocoa malts, slight booze, mild hops. Coffee is the key here though.

Taste- Nice roasty coffee notes, cocoa, light hops, no booze, finishes with very bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel- Super creamy. Again, feels like nitro. Smooth carbonation. Clean finish. Not too sticky.

Overall- This is damn good. Not as much going on as in Breakfast Stout, but still incredible never the less.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Bpierso1
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of OnWisconsin
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Nocontrol1977
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Akiloverbatim
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,526 ratings.
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