Beer Hop Breakfast | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oatmeal stout brewed with coffee

A hopped-up version of Beer Geek with strong notes of pine and resin.

Brewed at Amager Bryghus.

Added by Nickls on 03-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,292
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
637
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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58
Gots:
76
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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SteveO419
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle dated 10/10/16

Pours pitch black with dark maroon edges and a dense creamy light brown foam head. Smells like fresh grapefruit, lemon, orange citrus, roasted coffee, dark caramel, toffee, smoky molasses, dark chocolate, oats, with bitter woodsy floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like dark roasted espresso coffee, dark baking chocolate, smoky molasses, dark caramel, dark toffee, oats, fresh citrusy grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, with woodsy floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice black IPA with coffee.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Vanzomeran
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great head retention, darker foam coloring, great lace.
Smells like hoppy coffee. Earthy hops mostly, I do believe.
Mouth feel is light. Basically it has the consistency of coffee.
Tastes like a cold, black coffee, with just the barest hint of hop.
Overall: a great beer for a keg n' egger.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ackeeper
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of migleskun
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The aroma is straightforward for those who've sampled the base beer: Beer Geek Breakfast with more hops. Notes of roast, espresso, dark chocolate, licorice and oats all make themselves known, yet (unsurprisingly) the piny hop bitterness ends up being the dominant note. Still, the hop bite never quite overpowers everything else. It tastes just like expected - though it starts off with some notes of roast, licorice, and oat, piny hops hit the ground running towards the middle and end. Pipe tobacco and espresso flavors finish it off. It's not as bitter as it could be, thankfully; it leaves an admirably balanced hoppy stout. Despite being bone dry and shockingly clean, it feels creamy and soft going down (though it's a mite thin). Carbonation is low. Sure it's expensive, but it's absolutely worth trying once - I actually like this more than the base version.

4.11/5: More hops = actually good?

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Photo of stephenlee
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumD
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Studfarm69
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown, dark brown, beige head about 1/2". Aroma hit up the familiar beer geek series coffee notes, but also delivered on the promised vegetal hops. Impressive.

Taste was for the most part just like the base beer breakfast, its as simple as the sum of its parts. Nothing lost. If you like bitter, yet strong coffee, chocolate malt, but this time with ample hops, you might want this, but bring your antacids. Chewy.

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Photo of hopstermonster1
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Viscous doesn't begin to describe the thickness of this beer. It literally seems chunky at times. Thoroughly black, with a bold, brown, thick head. This is an impressive looking beer. The aroma is of hops...like a serious IPA, with plenty of coffee and roasted grains. The taste is bitter an d intense, but the mouthfeel is extraordinary. Boundless heft. Interesting and engaging.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sparty55
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisjws
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was super excited to try this one, so hopefully it will be good. I can't find any bottling or best by date, though, so, yay....

Pitch black in color, with a finger and a half of cocoa brown head. Looks nice. Leaves sheets of lacing.

Juicy grapefruit and pine are what hits my nose right away. After a few more careful sniffs, roasted malts, cocoa, dark chocolate, and smokiness reveal themselves just beneath the surface.
Dark chocolate hits you upfront, followed by subtle sweet grapefruit notes. The finishes dry off with notes of wood smoke, medium-roast coffee, and bitter cocoa. Coffee ground bitterness, pine, and grapefruit peel linger in the aftertaste.
Medium-bodied, super drinkable.

This is a great beer. I'd be way happier if this had a bottling date, but this is an impressive beer. I would definitely by this again.

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Photo of OmahaKF
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell is of roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is of chocolate upfront, followed by espresso. Finish has coffee acidity that blends well with hop bitterness. Overall, a really well-balanced beer and probably the best black IPA that I've had.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 330ml bottle with surprisingly for Mikkeller, no best before date either on the bottle or cap. Poured into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance: The beer poured opaque black with a slightly less than two finger dark mocha brown head that dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma: Mainly roast coffee bean and chocolate, hints of almond and brown sugar with a pine hop background.

Taste: Strong coffee bean mixed with pine hop and grapefruit bitterness. A hint of brown sugar sweetness lends a hand to a very nice lasting bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation and slight creaminess.

Overall: I enjoyed this a lot. It is very well balanced and extremely tasty. I see debate on whether this is a black IPA or just a hoppy stout, but for me, mostly due to its lightness, it’s a black IPA.

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Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 637 ratings