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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a mini snifter.

Appearance: a thick jet black in color with a off white tan head that fades to a slight film leaving little bits of lacing.

Smell: a heavy roasted coffee note with a sweat bread like malt backbone.

Tastes: as the nose insists with this one. there is a sweet chocolate that come into play as it warms up a tad but overall this is a typical roasted malt and bread like oats have a great character as well.

Mouthfeel: a beer at 7.5% this is quite smooth. this brew has a full body and great as a refreshing drink, or a great morning/midnight snack.

Overall: a bottle of this run for about $10 when its around by me and I picked up two bottle. I wish I would have gotten more while it lasted.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Mikkeller: I’ve heard this guy’s beers described as awesome, overpriced, underappreciated, and even a little crazy. I’ve always wanted to try his brews, but this Beer Geek Breakfast is the first one that jumped out at me with a screaming “MUST BUY.” I’ve had some great coffee stouts – let’s see how this one stacks up.

A: When pouring, it didn’t look like it was developing any head; when I pulled back the bottle, though, there was a big inch-and-a-half head of dark brown bubbles. It’s only a matter of seconds before the head levels out to a low cream with very little lacing, much lighter – tan, even. The body is pitch black, which adds even more contrast to the light color of this strange “new” head. Looks slick as motor-oil.

S: Comes out with some strong well water aromas, with lemon and chalky mineral notes; doesn’t sound appetizing, but it’s light and pleasing. Coffee, smoke, sweet chocolate fondue, and a variety of roasted malts are all satisfyingly robust. It’s like fresh brownies and tiramisu (a dessert combination I’d love to try), much more chocolaty than I expected. There’s a moderate hop sting hanging around the end, lightly piney. A deep nose with an overarching Euro character.

T: Very bright on the front end for this style, letting acidic, citric fruits and a cool mint flavor move the palate quick and light. The flavors evolve into a delicious grain bill, as toasty, bready, smoky, and with as big an oat character as you’d want in a beer of this dark profile. Combining bitters, smooth coffee tastes and some salty hops ride an oaky profile out the back of the body. What a terrifically smoked chocolaty flavor. Finishes with some cherry and malted milk ball flavors, with a final aftertaste of enjoyably light nutmeg, white chocolate, and bittersweet cocoa flavors. It’s actually much more mild and drinkable than any coffee stout I’ve had.

M: Frothy and light on the tongue – it goes down cool and refreshing at any temperature, somehow. The perfect feel for an imperial stout.

O: What an incredible beer! This has to be one of my favorite coffee stouts so far. As far as thick, flavorful beers go, it’s ridiculously drinkable; though it isn’t the greatest price per ounce, I’m seriously glad I snagged this bottle when I had a chance. I seriously loved every minute of this beer.

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

A: Pours jet black with a half finger tall light mocha head which reduces to a thin layer of bubbles across the entire top of the beer (though thicker around the edges of the glass) over the first few minutes after pouring. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Lots of roast aromas in this beer - both malts and coffee. Hints of citrus hops, oatmeal, vanilla, and light smokiness.

T: Huge flavors of dark roasted malts, coffee, and dark bittersweet chocolate. Wonderful amounts of coffee bitterness really make the flavor something to remember.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: Wonderful beer for breakfast/brunch, the coffee flavors make me think I'm having that first cup of the morning. Great tailgating beer for the crisp fall to winter games. I have enjoyed this beer many times and I hope to continue enjoying it for many more. This review was written with a bottle that had been cellared for about one year.

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

500ml bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours pitch black with almost two fingers of dense dark tan head. Retention is very good.

S: A great mix of roast, coffee, smoke, and citrus hops. Coffee is certainly strongest, but this is a very roasty smelling beer. A very small amount of caramel sweetness is there to balance, but not as much as I'd like.

T: Very similar to the aroma, but this time the hoppiness shows up as bitterness. Bitter coffee starts out, fairly smooth yet slightly spicy. Roasted malts are also present, surpassing the coffee flavor but working with it hand in hand. A bit strong, though, almost like chewing roasted malts. I get a small amount of dark chocolate as well. Little to no sweetness of any kind.

M: A bit thin with strong carbonation.

O: I really enjoy the strong roasted quality to this beer, but I would appreciate some sweetness and complexity. Vanilla, caramel, dark fruits, something other than bitter coffee and roast. It's a raw, dry, roasty stout made with coffee. I guess I am being so judgmental since I think the beer has a lot of potential, kind of like strict parents to genius student only going to state college.

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

A: Dark brown/black body, medium thickness khaki cap, spotty lacing.

S: Rich roasted coffee, oatmeal, a little smoke.

T: Like the nose, Beer Geek is dominated by a nice coffee presence and is backed by a nice semi-sweet oatmeal base. Mild bitterness and a trace of smoke.

M: Medium-full bodied. Nice creamy thickness.

O: A very nice stout that fits in well with the others in the series.

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

A: Poured a half finger cappuccino off-white head that settled to a thin rim around the glass. Color is a pitch black. Lacing is good with thin wisps of cloud coating the glass. The viscosity appeared to be on the heavier side.

S: Strong aromas of dark chocolate and espresso beans. Underlying layers of malt and molasses as well.

T: Wow. I didn't realize I was having a chocolate coffee bean croissant for breakfast. At the end I taste a citrusy, pine flavor that provides a nice tangy ending.

M: Delicate. Has a good weight to it as it courses down your palate. Moderately sticky so you can enjoy it later.

O. Extremely drinkable and smooth, this is a fantastic example of the style.

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
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