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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of whatthehull
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A - Deep dark black, 1/4 finger tan head and some sticky lacing

S - smooth chocolate, great coffee, sugar, lots of hoppiness, sugar sweet malts, grainy yeast, Cinnamon, vanilla, slight molasses and more malts

T - creamy chocolate, nice coffee, huge malts sweet/roasted, oats, cereal, nice hop notes, bready yeast, nice barley, wood and terrior

M - Medium plus body, well balanced, nice complexity, medium acidity and a very long bittersweet finish

D/O - Very nice, smooth and easy to drink. Has awesome flavor, nice complexity and a silky smooth all around awesomeness. This is a great stout. If you are getting into stouts, this is a must. Very refreshing and leaves not much to be desired

Final thought - $6 a pop and a decent 7+% abv, this is another stout winner.

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

lovely stout here, and indeed an appropriate breakfast for a beer geek! pours rich and black, coffee colored but not nearly as thick as the brunch. beautiful toffee colored head that sits high atop the black abyss and lasts the whole time. smells like a cup of coffee that got spilled into a bowl of oatmeal. the oats are quite strong, and the coffee is more of a coffee grounds feel, acidic. flavor is the same, robust coffee flavors and acidity, strong bitter hops as well. mellow mouthfeel from the oats and the medium carbonation. the body is full, but not overly thick. there is some yeast sediment in this one that settles out, and also what seems to be coffee grounds right in there! this is one heck of a coffee stout, a perfect example of the style in my opinion.

Edit: even better on tap! Oh my goodness! Like chewing an espresso bean!

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Photo of Arborescence
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in room temperature.

Appearance: Pitch black. Pours a big creamy & foamy head with a brown tint.

Aroma: Espresso, roasted malt, dark chocolate, a little bit of yeast and alcohol. Very tempting!

Taste: Strong roasted malt and chocolate. Coffee is a little bit on the background, but comes through as bitterness in the aftertaste. This goes down dangerously well. Very robust flavours, but perhaps not as heavy on the coffee as I expected.

Mouthfeel: Velvet! Absolute delight. Thick and full bodied, yet so smooth.

Overall: Excellent coffee stout. It's in fact an imperial oatmeal coffee stout, with an intricate mixture of malts, and I have to say that they've succeeded in creating a truly smooth and delicious beer. The oatmeal helps with the mouthfeel especially. Perhaps it could have a tiny bit more coffee flavour and depth through that, but there isn't really much to improve on here. I'd love to try the special versions that they've done of this beer (there is at least a bourbon cask aged and a speyside whisky aged version).

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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

A: Black black black. Huge, thick, foamy, tan head. The head last a while, and left lots of lacing. Lots of debris in the glass too.

S: Alcohol. Chocolate. Slight pear. Woody.

T: Coffee rinds. Woody!!! Alcohol.

M: Very dry. Thick and creamy.

O: Not what I was expecting, according to the reviews. A decent brew.

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Photo of AnthonyG
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of denver10
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours black, with brown sediment floating about, with a big 2 to 3 thumbs width foamy mocha head. A nice rich and sweet aroma of chocolate, coffee, oats, roasted barley, and a touch of vanilla. Smell is damn fine. Flavor is nice and complex too with sweet roasted barley that develops into a slight burntness, liquorice, some chocolate, and a nice black coffee finish. Medium body that is silky and creamy, fantastic. Overall, I am a sucker for oatmeal stouts and this is a mighty fine one. The price of this thing is its biggest stumbling block.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of stephens101
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a killer stout, with its dark tan head and bubbles a poppin'. Jet black through and through. A deep oaken smell is followed by dark chocolates and a hint of vanilla. Espresso, cocoa, milk chocolate and bubblegum are also noticed, making for a quite complex aroma profile. Tastes of cocoa, rich dark chocolate mixed with some milk chocolate, straight black coffee, herbal hops, a bit of grain, and a slight woody flavor at the very back. Medium to heavy bodied and for the most part smooth. Always a Mikkeller fan even though they are a bit pricey. This one was worth the bucks.

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Photo of sevenarts
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Inky black with a creamy tan head that dissipates to a thin skim of bubbles, leaving behind nice lacing.

S: Vanilla, roasted malts, some mild chocolate and coffee.

T/M: Up front are nice creamy oats and malts, tastes very much like an oatmeal stout. Then there's a hit of bitterness and the follow-through is full of rich coffee and chocolate, along with some smokey toasted flavors. It's a really delicious one-two punch.

O: Really tasty and complex, an amazing coffee stout that's more subtle in its coffee flavors than many others, balancing it with multiple other flavors that come in waves. Very nice and interesting.

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

Pours a solid inky black into my pint glass, topped with a light brown/tan head. The head is initially very puffy, but recedes to about a half inch, clinging to the glass. A little carbonation. Quite right for a stout. Aroma - sweet cream, roasted malts, coffee bean, oats, a hint baker's chocolate, and a very subtle woody/smokiness. At first when hitting the palate, there is a sense that it is not as strong as expected - the smoky flavor comes right in, with the middle being oats and roasted malt... then, there is a delay and in the fantastic finish a strong wave of bitterness/chocolate and coffee rushes in. perhaps a hint of hops in the outskirts somewhere. Very warming as it goes down, but still not overly 'alcoholic tasting,' and it is full bodied. it could coat the mouth a bit more. Overall, it's not quite a FBS, I am very fond of this one.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Hopswagger
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Perfectly pitch black body with dark brown esspresso frothy head.

S: Smoked and roasted malts, sweet oats, molasses, smells of great cold moch espresso.

T/M: Taste follows the nose with rustic smokey wood, roasted malts, heavy, and bittersweet chocolate. Sourdough sneaks around in the background followed by plums and grainy oats. Thick and velvety with a perfect touch of carbonation. Finishes rough, dry and effervescent with lingering nodes of smoked wood and unrippened persimmons.

O: Excellent sipper that really brings together a great mix of smoke, roast and sweet encompassed by delicious coffee. I would love to enjoy this with a stack of pancakes. Very impressed.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml served into a 22oz. snifter.

A - Blacker than black body with 1.5 fingers of espresso frappe than produces layers of lacing around the glass.

S - Rich chocolates-milk and dark, roasted/smoked malts, fresh coffee with cream, earthy wood, alcohol vapors.

T - Roasted chocolate malts, espresso oils, spicy hops surround the flavors adding good bitterness. Hints of unknown fruit seem to be lurking. Woody undertones create a semi-rough and earthy layer. Has a dry and acidic roasty finish.

M - Full body with creamy carbonation. Smooth and oily feel with a dry roasted finish.

Very focused flavor profile. The coffee and chocolate sing together while the roast adds great balance. Woody undertones and light fruit add character as well.
A very well crafted stout.
I would love to swap this for my morning coffee.

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,538 ratings.
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