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 LiquidAmber
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours dark brown with a dark brown head, nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, sweet malt. Roasted malts with some smoke, coffee. Finishes with a pleasant charred coffee bitterness. Somewhat thinner than a typical oatmeal stout, but makes up for it with flavor. Smooth, creamy mouth feel. Nice, but I'd like to see a bit more body and malt character.

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Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown and black liquid, brown head, slight, around the 3/5" range. Aroma, this puppy delivers solidly on the coffee. Gotta like the oat addition which seems to smooth out the strong, rough edges from the coffee, both on the nose and tongue.

Taste, coffee forward to say the least. Bitter chocolate and coffee delves smoother and smoother the more you drink of it. Runs the gamut of tastes, can be bitter and burnt early on, then can devolve into a nicer smoothness while still allowing the coffee to be the primary flavor going on. But its not simply a one trick pony, there's actually plenty of that dark chocolate and caramel going on as well here. Nice chewy mouthfeel, hides alcohol decently, this is another winner from Mikkeller. Only real downside is the price, but its not out of the realm of another purchase down the road despite the price, because its good enough to justify it.

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Photo of danieelol
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With massive thanks to Lukie.

Pours a thinnish dark black with good head and great lacing.

Smell is roast, coffee, some malt, citric hops and a little smoke.

Taste features coffee beans, some bitterness, nice rounded flavour. Bit astringent.

Mouthfeel is nice and smoky.

Overall a great beer. Think I prefer it's younger but bigger brother however (Weasel).

Cheers Lukie.

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Photo of KAP1356
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Now that the bar exam is over, I can catch up on some reviews. 500 ml bottle split with my brother around New Years. Poured into a DFH Signature glass...

A - Pours black like a stout should be. Nothing surprising there. A one finger thick, mocha colored head forms and retians nicely. Some lacing is left behind.

S - Smels like a coffee stout should. Rich aroma of roasted coffee and roasted malts out front. The coffee isn't overpowering but seems to complement the other things going on. Rich chocolate and some oats come through as well.

T - The flavor is a nice mix of roasted malts and roast coffee. The coffee stands out but is not as overpowering as I thought it would be. The coffee and chocolate mix for a slightly bitter finish.

M - Nice creamy, smooth, velvet like feel on this one. Low carbonation helps the smoothness of this one a great deal. Really nice.

O - I liked it, but wasn't blown away like I thought I would be. For my money, Beer Geek Brunch Weasel takes the coffee stout category fr me.

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Photo of BeavNH
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Heff19
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jreichert
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of jtb0608
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Morningside
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Lookpolish
1/5  rDev -75.7%

Photo of rodlavers
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into Founders Snifter

Pour yields toasted mocha tan head, at first a finger and a half or two deep, which quickly fades to literally nothing, except a few floating islands, and a thin ring of head clinging to the edge. BLACK, maybe a bit of dark brown in there, let's say coffee bean coloring, with serious sediment resting on the bottom of the glass, to be enjoyed at the very end. Smell consists of light oats, bitter coffee and chocolate. Taste follows suite. However, for some reason, a metallic flavor that I do not particularly enjoy, but can tolerate and even overlook, is present (I believe this is down to the age of the beer, it has been sitting for some time, but this is only a theory as I have yet to test it multiple times. This is the second time I let one of these beers "sit" that it's had a slight metallic flavor). Mouthfeel is relatively smooth with mild carbonation. Some bitterness on the end, which is expected. Overall good beer, I'd like to open it fresher next time.

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Photo of Wheelz
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of adam42381
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into a Cigar City snifter. No freshness info on bottle.

Appearance: Pours an extremely dark brown, almost black with a 1-2 finger finely bubbled foamy mocha brown head. Nice head retention and lacing.

Smell: Dark roasted malt, coffee and a touch of chocolate.

Taste: Dull roasted coffee and a touch of mineral notes up front followed by a muted coffee flavor and a bit of burnt toast in the middle before ending with more dark roasted coffee and a touch of hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste is roasted and mildly bitter. To be honest, the flavor was a bit of a letdown after the aroma. It's definitely not bad, but disappointing nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a surprisingly high amount of prickly carbonation. It's a bit watered down compared to what I want in an Imperial Stout.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. The alcohol is well masked so you could easily finish a pint or two without much difficulty.

Overall: Pretty good beer overall. The flavor leaves a little to be desired and the mouthfeel is subpar. The aroma and appearance are right where you want them. While it doesn't compare well with many of the higher rated Imperial stouts or coffee stouts on the market, I'd still say this one is worth trying.

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Photo of Sunhunters
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 500mL bottle into Tulip glass. Bottling date unknown.

Appearance (4.5) - Utterly black, to the point of being completely opaque when held up tot the light. Thick two-finger head of light brown foam comprised of large caliber bubbles. The head receded quickly, leaving scant lacing and a negligible rim around the edge. Pretty damn handsome for the style, but it would be nice for the head to linger a bit longer.

Appearance (4.5) - Huge coffee is the bulk of the aroma, which seems appropriate to me for an imperial coffee stout. Has a dark but not super-dark roast smell. The other aromas are toffee, vanilla, and peat that gives a tiny bit of butterscotch and whiskey. Alcohol is well concealed, but lends to the faint impression of scotch. Fun to smell!

Taste (3.5) - Once again, big coffee is the bulk of the flavor. The roast seems very dark on the tongue and has a bitter, tannic astringency. Other flavors are strong cacao nib, and faint whiskey. Definitely conveys the coffee flavor in a big way, but it comes off so bitter it's kind of in-your-face. Ultimately has a burnt-espresso nature that keeps it from being as enjoyable as I'd hoped.

Mouthfeel (3.0) - The carbonation is well balanced in this full-bodied ale, but the tannin intense. The creaminess that is common to oatmeal stouts is lost in the dryness of those tannins.

Overall (4.0) - While enjoyable as a new experience, this beer falls short of my expectations. It conveys the coffee flavor very clearly, but the coffee tastes burnt and bitter. The tannin is enormous and parching. Still, it has a beautiful aroma and color, and leaves a bright warming sensation in the chest reminiscent of whiskey, which I enjoy. I'll be aging another of these for a while to see if it mellows out or not. Worth a try at this point, but may not blow your mind unless you're a crazy dark chocolate/dark roasted coffee fanatic.

[Edit] This beer improved tremendously when paired with some aged Irish cheddar I had in the fridge. The cheese wards off most of the harsh tannin!

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Photo of HopBrain
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Dope
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle is at least 2 years old. Maybe 2.5.

A: Pours black with a nice dense medium brown head. Fades very slowly, leaving an almost completely solid wall of lacing.

S: Loads of roasted malt character. A bit of coffee to go with lots of chocolate. Nice oatmeal to smooth it all out. Hint of anise?

T: Tons and tons of coffee throughout. Quite bitter with the addition of some char too. A little chocolate and some oatmeal that helps calm the bitter char and coffee but only a little. A bit drying coffee bitterness and some dark fruits in the aftertaste. Anise lingers between sips too.

M: Almost feels a little watery for a double stout oddly enough.

O: Man, this must have been a coffee bomb when it was fresh. Coffee dominates throughout despite the age. Wish it were a little better balanced or smoothed out. Not a bad beer, just fairly one-dimensional, especially for an imperial stout.

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Photo of Drinkerofales
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is pure black, with no light penetration. A huge thick mocha head dissipates slowly with some spotty lacing.

Smell is truly big on coffee, roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. On par.

Tastes of bitter coffee, deep roasted malts, deep and dark.

Full bodied and smooth, almost silky, and dare I say, dense. The oatmeal really makes a good texture.

Pricey, especially for the smaller bottle, but very well done. Flavors are exactly what it claims, and what I was looking for.


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Photo of Profchaos20
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of masonacoats
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of RandyKemka
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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