Beer Hop Breakfast | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Hop BreakfastBeer Hop Breakfast

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

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

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Roasted dark chocolate malts, roasted coffee, milk chocolate, citrus and mild earthy hops, molasses, black licorice, oatmeal.

T - Roasted dark chocolate and light caramel malts, roasted coffee, citrus hops, some hop bitterness, molasses, black licorice, oatmeal, vanilla.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Super smooth and a bit silky with roasted, sweet, and warming finish.

D - Nice hoppy stout. Great overall balance.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of barczar
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep brown with ruby highlights and a frothy 3 inch mocha head that lingers, eventually leaving sheets of thick lacing.

Coffee, chocolate, licorice, roast malt, dark fruit, and dank hops form the initial aroma. Grapefruit, resin, and fresh cut grass surface as it warms.

Roast malt, cocoa, coffee grounds, lime, and grapefruit are evident in the early flavor profile. Bittering hops combine with roasty bitterness to finish the sip. Resin and fresh cut grass are subtle in comparison with the underlying citrus. A slightly sweet malted milk ball flavor emerges late.

Body is moderate to full, slick, with low carbonation and an astringent bite. There's slight alcohol warmth.

Interesting combination of flavors. The citrus juxtaposes the roast malt and coffee, which are complemented well by the bitter, resiny hops. But it's too bitter for my liking.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pizza plant in buffalo, NY
The beer pours a dull black with almost no head. The nose is bitter with a faint roastiness. Tasting presents a bit of alcohol with a lot more burnt roastiness and much more of the juicy, piney hops, which announce themselves startlingly on my unsuspecting palate. The mouthfeel is heavy, but not thick/chewy like a ris, with a saturating bitterness. It's a good beer with a bitterness at the caliber of a fresh oak aged yeti.

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4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

yup, i think this tops the beer geek breakfast for me, what an awesome brew this is! big thanks to my lovely girlfriend for hooking this up as an xmas present for me. the pour is real dark, pushing black, no light through at all. big frothy four fingers of white lace on top, settling some, but not going totally away. the nose and taste are both coffee first, rich and black, fresh brewed, but its not as intense as mikkellers other coffee stouts. its tempered here by a lot of oats and some malt sweetness, and hops! the hops are low key, bitter but not oily or pungent too much, just a nice complement to the bitterness of the coffee and a knife through the sugary malts. heavy roast, delicious. finish is long and complex, evolving. feel makes it though, so much smoothness in texture from the oats, no coffee acidity at all, i have no idea how he does it, but this beer is extraordinary. full body, just enough carbonation. i would honestly be more than happy to drink this beer for breakfast anytime. it has everything you need. couldnt feel the caffeine in this one like i could in some of his others, but nevermind that. this is outstanding, more than outstanding. one of his best, and thats saying a lot from me.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some very dark amber highlights at the edges of the glass and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation near the surface. The beer has a two finger tall dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus hops with moderate aromas of roasted malts and coffee.

T: Light to moderate flavors of roasted malts and coffee upfront. That is followed by fairly strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit rind hops and pine/resin hops. There is also a light amount of cocoa towards the finish as well. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth but not quite a thick as some of the other Mikkeller Breakfast beers.

O: This is an enjoyable beer (as are most of the Mikkeller Breakfast beers, in my opinion) with a nice complexity of flavor and a pleasant hop bite. The alcohol is well hidden and I would be happy to have another one of these.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks like oil, very little had. Bits of tan fizz will skim o'er the top set by the edge of the glass as you lift and move the glass.

Smell: Strong coffee, smokiness, chocolate.

Taste: Forward with huge coffee odor which instantly impacts your reaction, but very smokey as it goes down. Notes of chocolate, slight vanilla undertones.

Overall: Enjoyable beverage, comparable to Founder's Double Chocolate Stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Beer Hop Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
4.06 out of 5 based on 630 ratings.
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