Beer Geek Breakfast | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek BreakfastBeer Geek Breakfast

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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of gkatsoris
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of denver10
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
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 +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of stephens101
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +4.9%
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 +6.8%
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 -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Jet black with a thick mocha head with good lacing.

S- Coffee and chocolate up front with roasted malt notes.

T- Roasted coffee, roasted malts, some bitter chocolate all in good balance with little alcohol presence.

M- Thick but smooth, creamy and delicious.

O- Delicious stout with good balance.

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4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours motor oil opaque black color with zero light coming through and chunks of stuff floating around towards the bottom, and creamy tan 1 finger head that faded slowly, leaving very good foamy lacing sticking to the sides and rings as it went down. There was a creamy residue on top and the smell of coffee of cocoa powder drifted to my nose as it settled.

Smells of coffee beans, cocoa powder, burnt grains, roasted malts, charcoal, floral hops, molasses, syrup, brown sugar, caramel, burnt wheat bread, light vanilla and some more roasted earthy notes like peat moss; overall the nose was roasted with burnt malts, grains and a sweetness from cocoa powder or coffee, and it was very enjoyable. As it warmed it seemed as if there was a boozy aroma, like bourbon, rum or even oak/merlot cask aging which accented and enhanced the nose even more.

Tastes like it smells, but a little more complex, with coffee beans, charcoal, roasted malts, cocoa powder, molasses, syrup, caramel, brown sugar, roasted grains, oats, burnt toast/burnt wheat bread, floral hops, light vanilla, dark chocolate, light licorice, herbs, cracker, toffee, nut, peat moss, and then more burnt coffee which finishes off pretty bitter. The booze is very well hidden, and while it does peek through and give notes of bourbon or merlot, it plays a very nice part of the overall beer. The hops bite and balance the roasted malts and coffee essence quite well and help make this very dynamic. It was so tasty that I could have this for breakfast.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth, with extremely low carbonation that was almost watery, a medium chewy body and a bitter finish that trailed off like a Bold Starbucks coffee that was burnt. A great stout that while chewy still flows down really easy and is so delicious and complicated that each sip was a real treat.

A very high recommendation as this was so good that it bordered on a session beer for me; it went down that easy, hid the ABV, let the coffee, cocoa and burnt malts take center stage, and was extremely flavorful. An outstanding beer geek experience.

4/21/2015-Had another bottle and found it to be just as enjoyable, even more so actually since it was just as good and worthy of my earlier accolades. It looks great, it's creamy and smooth, and it's nose and flavor showed off the wonderful combination of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and slight bakers chocolate sweetness that worked perfectly with the light bitterness. The oats kept it mellow while the hops added some bitterness and floral notes in support of the rich malt base. A great stout overall.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Viscous, black body, massive and dense espresso-colored foam. Smoke, strong coffee, dark cocoa with citrus rind hops pushing through. Dry, not sweet which adds drinkability but leads to a slightly harsh finish. A serious stout with a big punch of flavor, but I appreciate the below average ABV for the style.

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,583 ratings