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

12 oz poured into my favorite red coffee cup for breakfast

A: Poured an opaque black inky thick luscious mess. Dark tan head with amazing lacing on my coffee cup. Amazing looking beer.

S: The aroma sneaks up on you from a distance. Nice roast and bitter chocolate with a hint of dark fruits. Also quite a bit of dark roast coffee, perfect for breakfast.

T: Oh yeah, great coffee flavor at the end with deep roastiness and dark bitter chocolate. Definitely a great coffee substitute in the morning, probably on the weekends only though.

M: Nice roast bitterness lingers from the dark malts with a nice dry finish that makes you want to go for another sip immediately after.

O: A great looking beer with an amazing aroma and great taste. A bit bitter but hey, this will wake you up and get you going on a slow morning. Especially while brewing like I am right now.

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3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle pour

A- pours a oily slick black appearance... slight khaki colored head that reduces to a sheet over the beer... minimal lacing to the snifter

S- big whiffs reveal grounded coffee as the dominant trait...roasted barley, dried tobaccoo leaf, slight leather in the back, bitter sweet chocolate... sweet oatmeal

T- big hits of well pronounced coffee, tobacco chew, roasted barely... semi bitter sweet chocolate, kind of creamy chocolate.. lingering coffee twang on the taste buds

M- this is were this beer loses me, medium to thinner body, not to much chew for big stout as this is interpreted.. decent carbonation... dry bitterness for a clean finsih

O- this is a good brew for coffee lovers, it hits that spot... but as far as a well rounded oatmeal coffee stout the mouth feel loses me... I so much want to love this beer though... maybe some age will throw some difference in this, or maybe I'm just saying this to make myself feel better

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 1.9 oz bottle into my tulip. Purchased at Bobby’s in San Jose.

A – Dark as night with no light at all. Huge two fingers of fluffy brown head that had great retention. Nice lacing down the glass.

S – Coffee and lots of it in the nose. Roasted malts., toffee, bittersweet chocolate and a touch of smokiness.

T – Like the nose this packs a coffee wallop and I love it. Follows with a nice but soft bitterness. Chocolate for sure but not sweet. Tastes more like a bakers chocolate. Roasty and smoky all at once. Little vanilla flavor at end.

M – Creamy and smooth. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Rolls over the palate with some smoke and faint sweetness.

O – Love it. If you don’t like coffee I suspect you wont dig this. I can drink this all day. Smooth brew.

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3.33/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a deep black with absolutely no transparency even when held directly up to the light. it pours a very solid 2 fingers worth of light-tannish colored head formation with very nice lacing, and it dissipates down to a nice very thin film

S: all things resembling darkness. I get a big strong coffee ground, strong tobacco, smokiness, burnt malt, just a tinge of dark fruits sweetness (but I really, really have to pull for it), some dark cocoa, and pepper spice.

T: big, big tobacco crushes the palate with a heavy coffee ground balance. these two are the biggest main players of this brew. lesser characteristics include many of those similar in the nose... smokiness, bitter dark chocolate, an additional dry hop bitterness, toasted malt.

M: full bodied brew, minimal carbonation. the palate is left with a strong bitterness and tobacco-like taste that is quite potent

O: nothing to write home about here... just a slightly above average beer (and I'm being generous)... I was extremely surprised on just how much tobacco was present in this brew and I thought that it was over done. it is a very robust and bold brew which is a good quality as long as it is in balance (but i find the balance to be off)

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

Poured into a Teku glass. Maybe not the ideal vessel but it will have to do for now. Decent mocha head but it dies out fairly quick. Some ruby, red velvet highlights tinge the head; sultry looking. Deep and dark, though, just as it should be.

Smell is full-force coffee beans and cocoa -- it smells like the big sack of Penzey's cocoa I have waiting for holiday baking.

Really rich but approachable at the same time. Coffee, dark chocolate dominate. Smoke lingers in the background, some of it teeters on charred flavors. Mouthfeel is silky smooth creamy -- thank you, oats! Body is fairly full, although not so rich and full that it isn't easy drinking. My girlfriend, who is typically not a huge fan of bigger stouts, thought this was very drinkable (and likable).

This is very lovely to have with a breakfast dinner. I made a bacon and extra sharp cheddar omelette for dinner; this beer was a fantastic pairing. It cut through the sharpness of the cheese, enhanced the smokey flavor imparted by the bacon and complimented the fresh, course ground black pepper I added to the eggs. I could also see this as dessert or with a properly grilled, medium-rare NY strip steak.

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4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Snifter.

A: Pours a DARK black with caramel 1 finger head. Great head retention and lacing on the glass.

S: Incredible. Got a great smokey smell with some toasted marshmallow and strong chocolate aroma.

T: Smooth, creamy, and chewy. Chocolate milk almost. Oh man this is good.

M: Nice thick and chewy. Lingers on the palate.

O: Fantastic beer that lives up to the hype.

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,550 ratings.
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