Beer Geek Breakfast | Mikkeller ApS

Beer Geek BreakfastBeer Geek Breakfast
2,556 Ratings
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 Morey
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured pitch black in color with a good two fingers of light brown head. There's definitely some brownish hues coming through if you hold your glass to the light. Plenty of lacing on the glass throughout the beer.

Aroma: Coffee, Roasted Malts, Dark Chocolate, Raisins, and I also started to get a bit of charred campfire logs as it warmed up.

Taste: There's a really nice creamy oatmeal stout-like body and flavor up front. The full-on coffee flavor isn't far behind, providing some nice subtle bitterness towards the middle. There's also a touch of dark chocolate near the back-end. The finish is pretty smooth and rounded for a coffee stout.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy with low carbonation.

Morey's Bottom Line: In my opinion, this beer is every bit as good as Founders Breakfast Stout (FBS)...dare I say a touch better? Get some if you have the chance.

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Photo of trancesk8er
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of HipHopinHooligan13
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jnardone235
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours viscous black with only the slightest chocolate highlight and a rock solid head of sepia foam with a hint of violet that immediately leaves high rims and a network of trails. Nose is cocoa powder, milky coffee, some roasty sweetness and a bit of smoke - deep but gentle.
Meat juice, treacle, fig, and ash, a hint of peat, with big pine sap bitterness to finish and traces of orange oil. Eases into more brown malt, earthy tones as it opens.
Acidic melanoidins, like browned steak, to end and long oily but drying espresso bean linger.
Medium to full, chewy, smooth, no heat.

Bottled Feb 20, 2012.

Right away I'm concerned that that hops have faded in the almost exactly 7 months because I'm not getting the citrus I'd expect from Cascade and Centennial. Having said that, this is darker and more aggressive than I was expected from both the oatmeal and the hop bill. This is a beer of great complexity, veering from medicinal smoked malts to oatmeal cookie sweetness to dark dried fruit and mocha, but every time I wanted to love it I tripped over some rough edge. And I do miss the hop hit. Oddly, best in smaller sips.

Doesn't quite live up to the hype but greatly balanced and doesn't overplay the coffee.

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Photo of jdhasse
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of katan
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours dark and thick. Light head formation, a bit of lacing.

S - Strong scent, first up in yeast with a heavy bready note. A little amount of more stout associated flavors with a hint of barley roast.

T -Starts off malty, but balanced due to the bitterness and a roasty flavor. Gets some more coffee like flavors, pulling in a little bit acidic flavors. Finishes clean with just a hint of burnt oak flavors.

M - Moderate body, a little bit thick and clingy. Alcohol warmth is well hidden.

O/D - A interesting stout, more on the coffee / roasted end of the style. Moderately filling and not overtly strong. Well worth the try.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Kornoms
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of smcnulty1981
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a viscous black almost syrup consistency pitch black in color with a tan or light brown 2 finger head that hangs around for a while with lots of laceing, some alcohol legs are seen on the glass

S: lots of chocolate and coffee with cream notes with a slight hint of soy sauce

T: taste reminded me of morning coffee with cream and a touch of maple and some bitter chocolate almost as if yu where eating chocolate chip pancakes with a coffee although there is a bit of alcohol on the after taste

M: very heavy coats the mouth very well and hangs around for a long while

O: overall a very enjoyable stout the only drawback that I noticed was the slight alcohol taste while drinking some of it other than that a great example of an imperial stout

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Photo of Hatzilla
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an oily black with a big foamy tan head. As the head slowly dissipates, huge sheets of lacing are left behind.

S: Lots of dark fruits and roast coffee.

T: Taste is lots of bitter coffee and dark chocolate with dark fruits and hazlenut.

M: Oily viscous mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation with a coffee aftertaste and smooth dry finish.

O: A tasty, bitter coffee stout. Perfect for early morning or late nite sipping. My only complaint is the high price tag, so I won't be picking this up again soon. Cheers!

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Photo of sbanacho
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Bierman9
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alewife and I stopped into The Reservoir in Waterbury for dinner on 02SEP12. While she opted for a Merlot, I went Geek on her, to the tune of a 10oz snifter, at $6.50.

It was deep and dark, nearly a fully opaque black. The head was tan and creamy, a bit thin and fine, with nice lacing. It had a toasty choco nose, with some coffee mixed in. It passed fairly smoothly on it's way down, and the body was a touch north of medium.

Flavor had some notes of bitter, dark choco, and some toasty coffee action. Mixed in were some hints of dates, and when the finish came around, there was some floral hopping going on. Quite tasty and satisfying, though it were either less costly or came in a larger serving. Prosit!

4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of sukwonee
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with half a finger mocha head. Lots of lacing.

S: Roasty malt, coffee, some smoke. fairly straightforward. (it smells more like a porter than a stout)

T: Yum. coffee, roasted malt, smoke, slight dark chocolate, some hop bitterness. Not much alcohol noted in the flavour. I like it. I hated Mikkeller's Rauch Beer Geek Breakfast so much that I had very low expectation on this one. This beer is very well done.

M: Medium to thick, nice oatmeal consistency, smooth.

O: Very solid stout from Mikkeller. If you like coffee like I do, you will like this beer.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: gorgeous jet black. Very slight cola highlights when held up tot he light. Swirly mocha head.
Smell: wow, there's lots happenin here. What jumps out at me as a surprise is the smoke. I see it has smoked malt but didn't expect it to be this prominent. Coffe of course. Roasted, dark coffee.
Taste: more of the same. This mostly dry. A bit of bittersweet chocolate, but mostly like a dry cappuccino, just the foam.
Overall: I'm still and fbs guy but this is damn good and a different beast.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,556 ratings
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