Beer Geek Breakfast | Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
California, United States
mikkellersd.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oatmeal Stout with Dark Horse Coffee

Added by ONovoMexicano on 04-28-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,611
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
45
pDev:
7.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
13
Trade:
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours dark brown, with 2 fingers of foamy light-brown head on the aggressive pour into the tulip. Bubbles are mostly small, with some really large ones scattered throughout. Head retention and lacing are average for the style.
Smell: Smell is completely dominated by coffee. Honestly, not getting much else. This smell is not what you would call complex, but it is quite pleasant.
Taste: Follows the nose, coffee is the single dominating flavor. As the beer warmed up to room temperature, some sweeter roasted malt notes also came out. No alcohol in the taste.
Feel: On a thinner side, though not bad for single-digit breakfast stout. The carbonation is low to medium
Overall: A very pleasant morning breakfast stout. This stout, dominated by coffee flavors, drinks very easily and goes great with your breakfast food. I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoffePuck
4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Low carbonation. Enjoyable. Not too bitter or overpowering as other stouts can be. Delicious beer. Found for about $5 for a 16fl oz can.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YungAnejo
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(Definitely let this one warm)
Picked up the 4pack of 16oz cans for 13.99 but swore I’ve seen it for a few dollars less

Boss pour into snifter produces a few inches worth of coffee brown head with only the collar retaining, solid black body, light splotchy lacing

Smell is intense dark roast coffee mixed with some figs and prunes, light aroma of smoked butterscotch, slight hint of sharpie alcohol

Taste is very bitter roasted espresso, ash blends with the roasts, leathery and phenolic with an almost Rye-like kick, this is a big beer no doubt

Mouthfeel is heavy and oily but maintains a constant low carbonation, incredibly smooth with a moderate finish

Overall I’m not huge on stouts brewed with coffee but this was probably the best I’ve had yet, that being said I probably wouldn’t seek it out again as there are many other Beer Geek variations by them I need to try

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz glass into 20 oz tulip glass. Little to no head, with no lacing. No canning date on can.
Look: Pours black. No bubbling or head formation. With swirling, some lacing is observed.
Smell: Coffee upfront, with chocolate and roasted malts. The more it warms, the more prevalent the chocolate and oats become. Really pleasant smell.
Taste: Chocolate sweetness and malt upfront, with coffee back end. Taste is great initially, but dissipates rapidly.
Feel: Somewhat thinner than expected. Medium in feel, somewhat heavier in weight. Coats tongue evenly.
Overall: I really enjoyed this. It is a simple coffee stout that I found enjoyable. I wish it had a better feel to it though, as it seemed a bit thin. Also, taste didn't last too long, which was a bummer. Glad I tried it however.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerman2017
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexanderc994
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

smells of cocoa nibs with vanilla/tanka bean notes in the background. Strong roasted malt taste, rich with flavor of molasses, cinnamon and cold-brewed coffee. Finishes bitter and moderately dry. Overall, very enjoyable, would pair with: brioche toast, apple/pumpkin butter with foie gras pate; eggs Benedict.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCPlus14
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kinggimp
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Black body with a big khaki head. Smells of bright fruity coffee, roasted malt, and some light chocolate sweetness. Tastes of strong coffee. Roasted malt bitterness immediately. Bitter coffee throughout. A tinge of fruitiness from the coffee. High carbonation. Medium body. Coffee-forward stout and very well done.

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Photo of BonsBeer
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HazeyJess
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep Black, used motor oil like with a tan head. Nose is coffee forward with roasted malts. Taste of rich toasted malts, cold brewed coffee and chalky bakers chocolate. Picking up Oates in both taste as well as in the body. Creamy but yet dry and chalky aftertaste. It's a solid stout.

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Photo of Strohm
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: Can
Canned: Feb-8-2017


A:
Pours an opaque pitch black
with three fingers of rust-mocha head that is pretty tenacious. Good retention; a little lacing. (4)

S:
Delicious. Rich coffee and oatmeal body to it with a thick caramel sweetness, cinnamon, cinnamon, molasses and a whiff of spicy hops. (4.25)

T:
Roasty, sweet and rich. Chocolate, oaty heft, light spice, strong coffee. (4.25)

M:
Full body with active carbonation and a slow roasty finish. (3.75)

O:
Very nice breakfast stout.
It pours a thick, motor oil black with a nice ample head. The smell is exactly as advertised: strong black coffee, oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon. The flavor is along similar lines but the roastiness comes through way more.  The taste is fairly bitter, rich, full and slightly astringent. It is a nice-drinking beer.
Big without being huge. I'd definitely have it again. (4)

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Photo of JamFuel
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black, with some soft foam, that falls quickly.

Smell is very coffee forward, with some coffee grains, a hint of dark chocolate and some soy sauce.

The taste is as coffee forward as the smell, but adds a bit more chocolate and some sweetness, before finishing with a little hop bitterness.

Body is a little thin, but well carbonated.

Overall, an enjoyable stout that could do with some more body.

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Photo of Hendry
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 45 ratings