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Beer Geek Bacon - Mikkeller ApS

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425 Ratings
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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.92%

Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A smoked version of the Beer Geek Breakfast.

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

(Beer added by: bark on 07-02-2010)
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Reviews by Dawkfan:
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Alberta (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Fantastic head on top of this black beauty. One of the darkest colored heads I've seen, deep dark nearly chocolate brown. It's a little lighter on top than the edges. Milkshake like consistency, thick, froathy, and creamy. Settles to a rather large cap, sparse lacing.

S- This one has alot of campfire smoke upon first whiffs. if you keep your nose in this long enough you can detect a generous amount of chocolate malt. I detect a small trace of sweetness but its really hard to get past the char!

T- Dark chocolate is quickly washed away with flavors of roasted malt. Light coffee bitterness near the finish is overwhelmed with smoke and the two linger on the palate with mild tobacco. More balanced than the nose, and quite enjoyable.

M- Mouthfeel is very good as well. Slightly above medium weight, carbonation is somewhere around the same.

O- Kind of dissapointed I didn't have this with some BBQ, but it was great on its own, I thought they did a nice job incorporating the smoke in this.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 16:31:58 | More by Dawkfan
More User Reviews:
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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Teku glass.

A: Pitch black with medium (2fingers), medium lasting, mocha head. Very good lacing.

S: Mild roasted malts aroma, low to medium smoked malts aroma (woody, ashy), coffee aroma, hints of vanilla aromas, some dark fruits esters.

T: definetely smoked beer - burnt and ashy, dark roasted espresso coffee flavours, some dark chocolate, medium bitterness, low hop flavor.

M: creamy texture, medium carbonation, medium to full body.

O: Very drinkable smoked beer, which base is great beer geek breakfast. This stout is very drinkable. Really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 18:50:05 | More by BlazerT
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-23-2014 04:42:32 | More by jakea
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-21-2014 18:34:54 | More by Jah_Json
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-21-2014 13:31:36 | More by 22Blue
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-15-2014 01:54:17 | More by pesekad
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-13-2014 03:45:29 | More by tree777
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-12-2014 04:54:50 | More by bigred89
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-11-2014 23:00:52 | More by shigg85
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-09-2014 04:50:43 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-07-2014 16:11:12 | More by tectactoe
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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of alcohol, hint of smoke, and hint of floral notes. This is more the style of Smoked beer than an oatmeal stout, though it doesn't fit easily into either category. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of smoke, slight hops, and slight alcohol. Overall, good body, blend, and aroma, but the smoke is almost an afterthought.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2014 13:52:16 | More by Tone
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-03-2014 01:55:16 | More by frlrv1020
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4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A real nice thick brown walnut body out of the bottle, but fills the glass with very dark black colors. Head is creamy thick and cocoa brown, thick coating of ring lacing all around and thin creamy colllar to match. Real nice lovely looking stout.

Great aroma and as advertised. Subtle campfire smoke, nice wood like embers. Subtle coffee and char roasting aromas. Certainly some cobbed smokey hints of bacon to match.

Palate is large amd wonderfuly controlled smoke. Hints of earth hop and large smoked malt without plastic burnt character. Coffee angle is a little lost as smoked and rauch accents dominate. Nice carbon char with smoke that hints slightly toward tobacco and balances nicely. Some milk coffee comes out as the beer warms up and the smoke subsides a bit with a lingering presence. Missing a bit of chewy and creamy oat character.

Truly a beer described and tastes as labelled. Missing only a bit of creamy palate feel to match. Otherwise a blast to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 20:52:05 | More by smakawhat
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-26-2014 12:13:56 | More by maDUECEgunner
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-25-2014 15:10:42 | More by EigenBeer
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-21-2014 03:23:36 | More by afsdan
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-16-2014 02:05:40 | More by scxcrunner
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-14-2014 00:25:26 | More by kwjd
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-10-2014 20:08:55 | More by kaelingirl
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2014 04:14:47 | More by MSandahl23
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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, very light coffee with light chocolate and smokiness. Flavor of smoked, toasted dark malt, brewed coffee, light campfire smoke that has some peaty mineral character. Finishes with light grassy hops and boiled down coffee with a light residual smokiness. Medium bodied. An interesting coffee stout with a somewhat lighter malt and body than expected from an oatmeal stout. The malt complement does not quite support the smoke and coffee flavors, although they are not that intense. I enjoyed this, but was left wishing for a more intense malty stout body to play off the additional flavors. A well made coffee stout that doesn't really stand out from the pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 04:55:42 | More by LiquidAmber
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-04-2014 17:37:19 | More by ToddHolder
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-04-2014 17:13:53 | More by DerrickW
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4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown color, almost black with tan head. It's clear even if it's not so transparent.
At the nose there is a lot of coffee and chocolate, but also some molasses, an hint of bacon and a little of brackish. It's very particular.
Full bodied, very smooth in the beginning but with a good bitterness that brings balance to the beer. Long lasting taste. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 14:37:50 | More by tempodaluppoli
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Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
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