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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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Color was a nice dark brown/black coffee color that was completely opaque. A nice thick head faded away to a thin layer that clung to the sides very well and was a light brown in color. Aroma was a sweet oatmeal bread, mixed with a sweet cocoa mocha smell. Subtle, but nicely pleasant and balanced. Taste was slightly lactose sweet up front, then shifted to a mild coffee flavor. Not overly acidic or bitter. Felt good in the mouth. A bit chewy and nicely thick, coated well, with just a hint of carbonation. Overall a very well balanced stout. Not overly acidic like some, and it reflected the flavors and name nicely.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a thick dark black with about 2 finger widths of dense, foamy mocha head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell - Espresso, coffee beans, bourbon vanilla, cocoa.

Taste - Strong flavours of espresso, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate permeate the brew, with a touch of milkiness and vanilla sweetness. Leaves a pleasant bitterness (likely from the espresso/coffee beans).

Mouthfeel - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy feel to it.

Overall - An impressive imperial stout by Mikkeller. Great balance and intensity of flavours with little ABV detected. Fantastic appearance - as soon as it poured from the bottle, I was ready to dive in. Definitely worth a buy!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into an oversized snifter. Pours an inky brown/black, with a thick, 2" tan head that pillows down over a few minutes. Minimal spotty lacing is left behind as the head reduces.

Smells boozy, with loads of coffee, hints of vanilla extract, bready malt, and cream. In fact, it smells a lot like Kahlua.

Quite creamy and smooth, with bitter black coffee, hints of dark roasted dark chocolate, doughy malt, and a bitter dark finish.

The thick creamy start lulls the tongue into thinking this is a smooth milky oatmeal stout, before the coffee abruptly wakes it up and dries it out.

A very good coffee stout, it it not quite on par with Founders' Breakfast stout. Still, definitely worth a try, and one for which I hope to find some of its variations.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch Black with a tan 2 finger head. Minimal lacing. There's some sediment in the glass.

S - Definite black coffee on the nose. Malty backbone with bread & dark chocolate.

T - Bitter chocolate & black coffee that's balanced out by the toasted malts.

M - Great carbonation & thick on the palette. Simply devine.

O - An awesome coffee stout. It delivers everything you expect.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at at the ginger man in NYC- poured a pitch black color with a one finger mocha head; slight retention with a little bit if lacing.

Smells a lot like coffee and a decent amount like hops- a lot of coffee and roasted malt comes thought with a little bit of oatmeal.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1pt .9fl oz bottle into my deschutes snifter.

a - pours a greasy dark brown color and gave me a finger of thick, light brown head. after calming i get a thin film and lacing that completely coats the inside of the glass.

s - espresso, dark chocolate, faint anise, and faint earthiness.

t - rich espresso with faint dark chocolate and cola notes. earthy bitterness kicks in at the end to finish it out.

m - full bodied with lighter carbonation. slightly chewy. fine c02 profile.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first beer that I have tried from Mikkeller.

It pours the blackest black with a nice, thick and creamy dark brown head.

The aroma is packed with roasted malt, coffee, caramel and some oatmeal.

A strong amount of roasted malt and caramel dominate the taste followed by black coffee and a hint of oatmeal. This is medium bodied and incredibly smooth.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle, no bottle date, poured into a tulip.

A- Pours black with a very nice inch-high tan, thick head, leaves very good lacing.

S- Coffee, bitter roasted malt, some chocolate

T- Loads of coffee, malts are heavily roasted with considerable bitterness and astringency, some hop bitterness complements this, it's balanced slightly by the semi-sweet oatmeal but is still pretty bitter overall, has a nice strong finish of coffee beans and dark chocolate

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a couple finger tan head that doesn't stay huge for long
S: Smells of coffee, chocolate and roast malt
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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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