Beer Geek Breakfast | Mikkeller ApS

Beer Geek BreakfastBeer Geek Breakfast
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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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of flyingpig
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

£7.85 for 500ml from Vino Wines (Edinbrugh):
Black with a large, three centimetre tall head that is part bubbly/part creamy looking and seems quite thick on first appearance. The colour of the head is a tan brown colour and the retention is okay with only a slight reduction.

Roasted malts, some cocoa and a nice helping of coffee. There is a lingering smokey aroma that I hadn't been expecting and some dark chocolate too.

Strong roasted malts and a nice helping of cocoa along with the coffee and darker, rich malts from the nose. There is a boozy alcohol taste somewhere around the middle and some darker chocolate & some dark fruits at the end.

Smooth with a medium to full body and stronger than expected carbonation although nothing to lively. The beer had quite a rich and creamy feel to it and it went down well with a nice, boozy alcohol finish.

A strong tasting Imperial Stout, it seems slightly stronger than the 7.5% abv. would suggest but it goes down well with a nice kick to it and is packed with both aroma and flavour in abundance. Very enjoyable.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of schnarr84
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

another great stout offering from mikkeller. smells of mellow coffee, caramel, fruit notes, burnt malts. Great mouthfeel, incredibly smooth and very mildly carbonated. the coffee comes through exceptionally, not overpowering but you definitely know it is there. I have bought this a few times and continue to everytime i see it in stores. There is a reason it is known as one of the better breakfast stouts

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Photo of endovelico
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a black motor oil brew with unperceived effervescence and thin mocca foam cap with little to no lacing.

Aroma: Intense flavours of coffee, burnt malt, coal, tobacco and dried fruits.

Taste: Follows up on the nose with a little added complexity of port like notes.

Palate: High bitterness, low carbonation, medium full to full bodied, medium astringency, smooth finish.

Overall: To be honest it failed to live to my expectation but it's still a great introduction to the world of Imperial Russian Stouts.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of AxesandAnchors
3.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours syrupy, very dark brow/black. A one finger moka colored head. Dissipated quite slowly, nice microfoam. Amazing retention.

S: Mild coffee smell. Dark fruit (but very light), moka. Alcohol is pretty much non existent. Coffee is greting more intense as it warms.

T: Extremely coffee forward taste. There is a bitterness that I would compare to bitter coffee (not a hop bitterness). A mixture of port and orange rind, although extremely difficult to extinguish behind the coffee flavor.

M: a ton of carbonation for the style, doesn't feel as thick as it poured.

O: Too much coffee, it overpowers any other flavor that might be present. The coffee bitterness is pretty overwhelming (an I'm also a coffee geek). A little too much carbonation for the style. I was pretty excited about this beer but it fell short with me. Probably won't be having this again.

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Photo of grover37
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle purchased around 9/10 for $9, so this one probably has about 2.5 years on it. Poured into a tall tulip glass.

Appearance (3.75): Very dark black with ruby-tinted brown around the edges. A huge light brown head forms upon pouring but quickly fizzles to a thin layer and ring. Looks fairly thick but appears to have a lot of carbonation as well.

Aroma (4.25): Light espresso, dark chocolate and vanilla. Maybe some oats and some fresh bread but mostly chocolate. Resinous and oily with some faint, dank hops perhaps.

Taste (4.25): Coffee, chocolate and maybe a touch of pine up front. More milk chocolate and some coffee flavors through the middle with a lingering finish of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. A firm bitterness through the finish which pairs nicely with the notes of medium-roast coffee throughout. Oats are apparent on the back end but is dominated by the chocolate/coffee.

Mouthfeel (4.75): Very smooth, even for an oatmeal stout. The bitterness of the coffee comes through on the end but well integrated and not offensive. Again, velvety smooth with a medium to full body and medium carbonation which enhances those pleasant flavors on the back end.

Overall (4.5): A very well done oatmeal stout without overpowering coffee (while still being prominent). The 7.5% ABV is nowhere to be found and this is very drinkable.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of spoony
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 500 ml bottle into a snifter.

A-The brew is pitch black, the color of coffee, which is a good thing. A normal pour produced a short, dark brown head that dropped quickly to a ring around the glass.

S-The smell is roasted, smokey malts and dark chocolate. Coffee is a component of the smoke flavor, but not very distinct. Just a little caramel whiff as the brew nears room temperature.

T-The coffee establishes itself a little more on the tongue than on the nose, but the dominant flavor is still a smokey bitterness. Once the brew warmed up, the taste grew similar to the smell with some dark chocolate and a little bit of caramel.

M-The feel was the highlight for me. The brew was medium to heavy bodied with a fine carbonation that gave it a smooth feel.

O-This beer grew on me as I drank it. At first, the acrid smokiness was overpowering and I was disappointed by the lack of distinct coffee notes. To be accurate, I would say that the coffee flavor was there, but it tasted burned. Anyway, as things warmed up and my palate adjusted, the flavors began to gel and the acrid flavors subsided a bit, but never completely disappeared.

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 88.8% out of 100 with 2,555 ratings
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