Breakfast Kløb
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #36
Ranked #4,032
4.34 | pDev: 3.69%
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
California, United States
Breakfast KløbBreakfast Kløb
Notes: Triple Flat White Stout brewed with Mostra Coffee
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 33 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of BucannonXC5
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 5.19-oz. draft
Glass: Clear 8-oz. tulip
From: Coin Haus in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $4.14
Purchased: Sept. 28, 2018
Consumed: Sept. 28, 2018
Reviewed as: Foreign/Export Stout
Misc.: N/A

Recently went to Coin Haus to knock out my $25 Group On. Was looking forward to this one ahead of time, which went down as No. 5 for me. Had a taster of this on Aug. 10, which I gave a 4.25 on Untappd and wrote, “So smooth and flavorful. Probably in the 4.35 range. Excellent. Was labeled online as “Detention on a Saturday has never been so good. Opaque through the glass, this beer has a full tan head on top. The Burundi coffee beans roasted by Mostra Coffee are front and center. They give off a pleasant roastinees with slight berry attribute on the nose, with the creaminess of the lactose also present. Combined the aroma is reminiscent of a morning flat white. The coffee beans come straight through on the mouth followed a bold creaminess that is balanced by roasted malts on the back of the palate. This 8% oatmeal stout is all about the coffee."

Poured a pitch black color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki tan rocky head. No noticeable bubbles. Excellent layered lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled black coffee, vanilla, espresso, chocolate milkshake, lactose, chewy caramel, toffee, dark berries and dark chocolate. (Smell - 4.25)

Wow. Even tasted better than I remembered. Espresso, vanilla, chewy caramel, toffee, chocolate milkshake, lactose, dark berries, bitter dark chocolate and roasty malts. (Taste - 4.50)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Just awesome for the style. Lovely. (Overall - 4.50)

4.44 | 98 | A

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Photo of Billolick
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tall can purchased at the Citi Field location in Queens, NY

Pour very dark brown, with light penetration on the edges, minor dark mocha cap, and some low sheeting left behind.

Dark and dense coffee notes upon the sniff.

Super smooth and easy flowing across the palate.

Dark, brooding, complex, big, bold and quite delicious.....dark chocolate, dark coffee, ooey gooey molten chocolate and fudgy yumminess....also hints of vanilla and some lactic milk sweetness picked up. Great stuff..stout lover run and get some of this nectar.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can poured into a Moonlight Brewing pint glass.

Beer is good. Beer is real good. Sweet like you wish your girl was, yet not over the top like your girl is. Add a bit of coffee, and some lactose to help your aching bones and we have a winner.

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Photo of VoodooBear
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: It develops a thick, creamy, one finger head that sticks around for a while and dissolves into a thin ring. It leaves some great lacing that covers the entire glass.

Smell: It's a very roasted aroma with mainly fresh ground coffee beans and roasted malts with a hint of oats.

Taste: The bitter, black coffee taste comes in right up front and is kept in check by some sweeter chocolate, brown sugar and roasted malt notes in the background but just barely. This is definitely a "coffee beer" through and through.

Mouthfeel: Rich, full bodied and creamy with medium-low carbonation. It's quite cloying.

Overall: The coffee is bold and flavorful in this beer but can be overwhelming to some. Despite the bitterness and just a touch of sweetness, it's quite cloying which feels different, but not in a bad way. This would probably age really well and would get better with time as the coffee presence slowly gets toned down to more manageable levels. That said, it could very well develop an undesired soy sauce/syrup taste which would ruin the beer. Cellar at your own risk.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received from @Bum4ever in NBS BIF #8. Reviewed 10/12/18. Thanks Josh!
Undated can. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to the light, the only penetration occurs at the base of the ring.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive center pour), tan, high density, good retention, diminishing to a seven to thirteen mm ring and a complete, rocky layer.
Lacing – Fair. A single fragment of a wide ring of tiny to small bubbles appears.
First pour – Dark brown, clear.
Aroma – 4 – Coffee! Then some roasted malt.
Flavor – 4.25 – The flavor begins with a COFFEE/chocolate/almond, slightly sweet, taste. The chocolate fades but the almond remains, as does the weakening coffee. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 4 – Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.25 - An interesting combination of flavors, worth trying a second time.

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Photo of antonyliu
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can poured into a pint glass


Poured a black, black-brown color with a 1/2 finger mocha head of tight bubbles, dissipated fairly quick; non-stick lacing reduced to a glassy surface

Roasty, coffee bean, espresso, vanilla, nutty

Sweet coffee, dark malt, brown sugar; nutty; slight bitterness and alcohol

Velvety, oily, viscous… dare I say “syrupy”; flat


This was a great tasting beer. It is very drinkable for the style, but I would NOT get it again. I have slight lactose-intolerance and the extra dose in it hit me a short time after drinking it. Purchased single can for $4.99 in Southern California.

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Photo of LuckFreeZone
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Typically dark with a small head that lasted. Not much to the nose. Very solid feel. The taste is concentrated (i.e., you can drink it in very small sips and still get the full affect) and it is clearly an oatmeal stout. The coffee is not over-powering, but clearly present. For me, it was better at the cold end of the range . . . which is unusual for me and imperial stouts . . . but it does fill a niche. All in all, if you like Founder's Breakfast Stout you will probably like, and possibly love, this.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on July 17th, consumed on August 25th - poured from a tall-boy into my Bruery tulip.

Drab dark brown liquid beneath a tan collar and lasting surface slick; faint lacing, fast-running, thin legs.

Sweet, dark aromatics with vanilla, turbinado, and faint berry-laden coffee in the nose.

Rich intensely malty backbone with layers of roast coffee and roast barley alternating. Cocoa nibs, raspberries, oats, and potent yet delicate coffee notes (grapefruit, bourbon, toffee, etc.). Smooth, clean, and faintly syrupy. Mild bitterness throughout. Medium-sweet, slightly earthy finish.

Rich, warming, vaguely chalky mouth-feel. With the oats present, I'm unsure the lactose was necessary, but perhaps it is adding some flavor elements that I would otherwise miss?

Well balanced breakfast stout, simple yet sophisticated with perfectly integrated coffee.

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Photo of pants678
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black, some foam.


Lactose might be covering vanilla, sweetness is great balance for the coffee. Little hot, might not be from the alcohol, could be the dose of coffee.

Big, dense.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black, ominous and forbidding, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This one smells like dark and rich chocolate, roasty coffee, dark fruit and boozy raisins, sweet molasses.

This is a really good expression of the coffee- it's big and bold, but also fits in well with the beer itself. There's some slight dark fruitiness, a heavy dark roastiness, and lots of dark chocolate- the expensive kind.

This is thick and chewy, with a hefty mouthfeel, and a surprising level of drinkability.

Mikkeller SD continues to greatly impress me- this is an awesome coffee stout.

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Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dark tan colored head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the bottom sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose. Slight hints of licorice become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of coffee beans along with hints of dark roasted malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The coffee lends some dryness to the finish.
O: This is a perfect breakfast beer that is packed with lots of coffee flavors in the taste. I really liked the smooth mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A collab with Mostra coffee, this 8% abv oatmeal stout is made with coffee and lactose... Canning date too squished to read, but presumably early July/late June 2018...

Jet black body under a fat dark brown head that slimmed into a creamy cap... Coffee and roasted dark malt aromas suggest coffee with cream and sugar and chocolates and molasses... The taste is sweet up front, bittered by coffee and dark malts, but without losing that creamy sweetness, even though it dries out a bit on the finish with light notes of licorice and char... Soft and smooth, medium-full bodied, a little sticky... Very nicely done...

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours dark brown and viscous. Settles black in color, similar to a cola. Not much of a head- a dark tan head which amounted to about a half a fingers worth and settled quickly. Hardly any residual lacing on the glass.
Smell: Pretty awesome. Huge notes of coffee, molasses, chocolate, malts, with some hints of nutmeg and vanilla. The lactose is also prevalent on the smell, reminding me of a latte or some sort of espresso/milk beverage. Honestly really fantastic smelling. As it warms, the lactose and coffee really start to come out.
Taste: Incredible as well. First thing I notice is the lactose. The beer has a definite sweetness to it. Coffee flavor also is more pronounced as it warms, which helps reduce the lactose sweetness, or more compliments it I should say. Chocolate and malt flavor also present, and a roasty/oatmeal flavor. Finish is sweet with notes of coffee and molasses. Very slight alcohol presence.
Feel: Nice feel and weight. Slick and mouthcoating, leaving a sticky feeling in my mouth. The weight of the beer is heavy, with medium fullness. Very nice feel. Super smooth and enjoyable.
Overall: This is delicious. Had some family members try it (that are non-stout drinkers) and they enjoyed this. That said, it is sweet. Might be one of the more lactose-forward stouts I've yet to try. The way the coffee and lactose works together really is enjoyable. I am very grateful to have tried and would totally buy again. Cheers!

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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours with a deep brown “stream”, though the glass is pitch black. Head formation is fairly minimal, and it doesn’t stick around too long, except for that ring that remains at the edge. Head is light brown in color, and the bubbles are fairly uniform and small. Lacing is fairly minimal as well. (4.25)

Smell: Though Mikkeller SD advertises it as very much a coffee stout, the lactose sweetness is the first and most prominent note on the smell. Coffee is here as well though, though the coffee aroma is somewhat sweet too, probably due to the Monstra-roasted Burundi. Mikkeller SD also claims that the overall aroma should be reminiscent of a flat white, and I agree. (4.5)

Taste: The taste follows the nose closely, though here coffee and lactose sweetness are more balanced. It’s a little weird, but the coffee seems to come out more as the beer warms. I know that stouts usually behave in the opposite way, so might be just me imagining things, but this is what I’m getting here. Honestly I wish coffee was even stronger, but overall I’m satisfied. (4.25)

Feel: Actually pretty surprised by the fullness of the body, considering it’s “only” 8% ABV. I’ve had plenty of 10-11% stouts that were thinner than this. Carbonation is typical for the style. Alcohol is not apparent in the taste (4.5)

Overall: This is a great morning beer, bringing together a fantastic flat-white smell, great taste and a fully body. I’m grateful to have tried, and would not hesitate to buy again if available. (4.5)

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