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Beer Geek Bacon - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 64
Gots: 69 | FT: 9
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Denmark

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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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-30-2013 17:52:50 | More by firstlighthiker
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-09-2013 05:37:54 | More by XmnwildX12
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice smoked stout, noticeable charred but not too assertive, albeit best suited for those eager for that range.

Presentation: 500 ml brown capped bottle. Simple front label design, black Mikkeller branding with a column of smoke and the name resembling a slice of bacon. Includes a line noting the style and smoked character. Shows Alc. by Vol. (7.5%) Served into a snifter.

A - Black pour, with a nice brown 1/2" head, fair retention and surface memory with some good lacing.

S - Smoked sense full of roasted notes, bitter charred touch, hint of coffee pushed back again under the smoked roastness.

T - Taste is nicely smoked and roasted, good malty sense with a touch of coffee, hint of chocolate, smokey bitter finish.

M - Medium/full body with moderate carbonation, fairly smooth with a nice push from the smoked touch in the palate providing part of the fuller sense.

O - It is a nice smoked brew, slightly provocative but nothing mould breaking really.

Notes: A bit thinner than some of the other geek breakfast offerings but it is nicely balanced out by the smoked sense and it retains most of the underlying essence. The nose is slightly more provocative than the flavor but, all in al,l this is quite recommendable.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 18:23:30 | More by Daniellobo
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this bottle about nine months ago. I have been looking forward to trying this for a while. I thought that Friday was a good occasion to open the bottle.

I had three full fingers on the pour. Yes, I did pour it properly into my pint glass.

I smell bacon, smoke, and a strong amount of coffee. It works perfectly as a breakfast beer... which made it a good decision to have with a dinner of ribs.

I saw a lot of sediment come out with the beer, but I don't know what it is. The bottle doesn't mention "unfiltered" on the label. It is probably coffee sediment.

The taste is consistent with the bouquet above. There is the expected bitterness from the coffee. The aftertaste of smoke and coffee resides.

For something different, I recommend picking this up.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 21:57:27 | More by ummswimmin
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diverite

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-17-2012 13:19:14 | More by diverite
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Pours a jet black with no light getting through. A huge, tight bubbled three finger dark mocha head that is slow to drop.

Aromas of smoke, coffee, dark roast. But mostly smoke.

Flavors of dark roasted malts, wood smoke, dark roast coffee. Lots of phenols from the smoke.

Mouthfeel is medium, with a roasted bitterness coating the mouth. Some alcohol warmth.

Overall a very good smoked beer. Not one dimensional, but lacking some depth of character from Bamburg examples.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 03:38:25 | More by JamnesCameron
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oregonskibum

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a snifter glass.

A: Color is black to a dark, deep brown along the edges. Pours with a thick (1+ inch), thick tan, bordering on mocha head.

S: First impression - campfire in a glass. Lots of smoke up front. Some roasted malts and faint coffee. Earthy.

T: Not surprisingly, the smoke continues to dominate the early part of the taste. Coffee shows up mid taste with some bitter chocolate flavors. Finish is long, slighly bitter, gradually returning to some faint smokey notes.

M: Full bodied, although not oily or cloying. Moderate carbonation. A slight amount of heat on finish.

D: A little outside of my style preference (due to the smoke), this is still smooth and enjoyable to drink. Another solid variation on Mikkeller's solid breakfast beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 18:32:16 | More by oregonskibum
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kojevergas

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard presure cap served into a Guinness goblet in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Label on bottle is "Ruach Geek Breakfast". Imported by the Shelton Bastards. Described as a "Smoked Oatmeal Stout Brewed with Coffee".

Acquired at Wades Wine in Westlake Village, California, yesterday. Cost was $10.99 USD plus tax.

Expectations are through the roof as Mikkell is my favourite brewer and I love the style.

Not paired with food. Sidepoured with standard vigor as I didn't anticipate carbonation issues.

A: Pours a beautiful dark tan colour head of three fingers, excellent thickness, brilliant beautiful cream, and wonderful retention - especially for the fairly high ABV. Very frothy and creamy; just what I expect to see for the style. Exquisite and rich looking. Colour is a usual solid black (nontransparent). Extremely inviting.

Retained for at least six minutes until I just couldn't wait anymore.

Sm: Smokey notes akin to a rauchbier, tame bacon, peat, coffee, roast, cream, and perhaps a vague hint of chocolate. I like that the bacon is more restrained than in a beer like Schenkerla; the aroma is more balanced. A complex aroma, and a pretty strong one. Generally appealing; admittedly smokey even for the style. No oats came through in the aroma; it's likely the mouthfeel will reveal their presence.

T & Mf: A delightful creamy open starts things up right, giving way to the smokey peaty body - which is far less smokey than you might expect. I worred it might be too smokey, but as usual Mikkel's skills surprise me. The roast is buried deep in the body, but the coffee is present throughout - but still balanced. The balance and layering here is exquisite. The finish has cream alongside roast/coffee dryness, coaxing me into the next sip. I don't know how he balances all the competing notes, but the result is fantastic. None of the flavours are too bold; subtlety is central here (unlike say, Mikkeller Black). The bacon is present primarily as an undertone, which is a welcome change from most rauchbiers (or rauchbier influenced concoctions).

It's smooth and wet, but with underlying coarseness and dryness to bring out the flavours. The smoothness is on the surface while the coarseness is buried by present in the mouthfeel. The cream distracts you while the roast does its work. Truly remarkable.

No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

I quite fancy it overall.

Dr/Ov: Incredibly drinkable for its complexity, high ABV, and style. Usually it takes me a long time to finish an imperial stout; I'll probably polish off this bottle in a mere twenty minutes. I'd definitely have it again - even at this price - though I don't know that it's a good candidate for aging given its 7.5% ABV and seeming lack of yeast. I'd certainly try.

Might be great on nitro-draught, though I'd worry about the increased cream violating the subtlety and mouthfeel.

In any case, this is definitely a beer every beer fanatic should try, particularly if you're a fan of the style. This beer, unlike many generic Imperial Stouts, emphasizes a niche within the style, experimenting to good effect. Other breweries would do well to follow Mikkel's lead.

B+

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:46:19 | More by kojevergas
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another score from my BA partner joemcgrath27...

A - Pours black as night, solid finger of dark mocha head with great retention and no real lacing. The colour on the head is fantastic.

S - Smoke and peat off the top, milk chocolate and burnt cane sugar on the finish.

T - Definitely smokey with a touch of tobacco and leather coming through as well. Bitter espresso and dark cocoa, with some leafy hops coming through on the finish. A bouquet of flavours indeed, with the slightly higher ABV going completely unnoticed.

M - Medium bodied ale that is a bit prickly as it goes down but finishes nice and wet.

O - Tasty and unique. Really glad I had the opportunity to share this one. Though, it might be tough to take down more than a single bottle at a time.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 16:27:12 | More by andrenaline
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, fresh batch. Labeled as "Rauch Geek Breakfast". Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a large four finger brown head that holds up very well, eventually recedes to a good cap and leaves sheets of lacing behind.

Aroma is pretty intense smoke, a lot of ham, bacon and meat as well as a strong peat and campfire/charred wood/charcoal presence. Even a bit of tire smoke from a burnout. Interesting. The smoke ultimately hides any of the coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt characteristics of the base beer. Very good to excellent strength.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose, smoked meats, peat, campfire, charcoal and a hint of tire smoke. The coffee and chocolate are more pronounced in the flavor, coming along in the finish, but the smoke still dominates.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus, creamy and smooth, medium, sometimes prickly carbonation.

I’ve been venturing further into smoked beers and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint in that aspect and is a unique take on the Beer Geek family. However, the tire burnout aroma and taste are a bit off-putting but luckily it is a minor aspect of an otherwise fantastic brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 01:39:32 | More by elgiacomo
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Halcyondays

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle,

A: Pours an extremely dark pitch black, one of the darkest brews I've ever seen. Moderate brown head, good retention.

S: Definite coffee immediately, sweet smoke comes in secondarily, nice smell, bacon, reminds me a bit of Alaskan Smoked Porter.

T: Definite roasted malt, heavy coffee with some light charcoal notes. The undercurrent of smoke is there throughout the whole brew, but never is the main flavour. The nose suggested more smoke than there actually is.

M: Medium-bodied, not a huge feel, kind of a thin finish. Smooth for sure, light smoky/coffee mix in the aftertaste.

D: As with the other Beer Geek Breakfast brews, this one is good, tasty, solid. But at $10 a bottle, I'm not going to come back to it; it needs to knock my socks off for that.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 02:16:36 | More by Halcyondays
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with a tan head, good retention & lace.

S: Smells like a rauchbier (though not overpowering), with an underlying stout (licorice, black-strap molasses, hints of coffee & roasted nut).

T: It's just a smoked stout, though there does seem to be some crispy, almost burnt bacon flavour. Espresso, Dutch licorice, blackstrap molasses, roasted nut, solid bitterness, slight alcohol warmth.

M: Moderate body has some roasted acidity.

D: It's a good brew, just not spectacular.

This would be great around a campfire on a cool night.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 00:02:22 | More by Derek
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a bottle with my wife in our NYC hotel.

This beer appears a deep shade of black, with hints of brown only detectable at the crest when held up to the light. The beige head is surprisingly small and recedes quite rapidly, leaving only faint traces of lacing. The aroma is remarkably similar to the non-smoked version, Beer Geek Breakfast, as the smoky aspect is more subdued than I would have guessed. The beer has a nice flavor, with roasted and burnt malt taking center stage. The smoke flavor is a welcome addition, and integrated nicely. The body is medium-thin. There is noticeable bitterness in the finish from the charred malt that lingers in the tongue between sips. This is a good beer and worth trying. It's a nice variation of the original.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 23:14:12 | More by Huhzubendah
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jet black with a huge brown plume that only slowly ebbs, while leaving thick sheets of lace.
Autumn burn barrel nose, with some more humid smoky traits of campfire and peat. I love a good rauchbier, but most (if not all) of the deep, rich stout qualities are drowned out here.
It enters the mouth with a quick espresso burst. It shuffles towards dark chocolate and oatmeal, but then is obscured by smoke. Dry and ashen, with dry leaves, and fragrant cigar ashes. Its fades on the finish, leaving coffee grounds and bitter cocoa in its wake.
Fullish bodied, lowly carbonated, glassy textured, but non-cloying. Though it seems a touch thinner than the non-rauch version, which is likely a trick of the mind.
As a smoke-head, this is tremendously drinkable, with the smoke being a pronounced asset, yet not overwhelming completely. But the wonderful Beer Geek stout attributes are stifled quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 07:56:21 | More by cokes
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes...
A - Syrupy black, tall mocha head lasted very long
S - Super smoky and peaty although somewhat of a burnt twinge, coffee accents, roasty
T - Strong wood smoke, espresso, leafy hops, roastiness, smoke lingers
M - Smooth chewy, full finish with slight dryiness
O - Berr and bacon together, how can you resist? Interesting concept, more smoky than bacony, worth a try but not another purchase

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 04:34:28 | More by joemcgrath27
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charlzm

California

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed November 28th in a Triple Petrus tulip. Bottle labeled "Rauch Geek Breakfast".

Presentation: extremely deep brown with no highlights. Creamy three finger tan head erupts immediately. Head subsides in a few minutes to a very thin layer of foam, leaving behind a great deal of sheeting.

Rich aroma: dark roasted malts mingle with nearly ashy smoke.

Proper oatmeal stout flavor: Rich. Lactic note. Cocoa maltiness is surprisingly subtle and is offset by a note of very slight citric sourness. Some fairly agreeable ashy smoke mingled in there as well. Bitter at the end.

Creamy texture.

A bit too much sourness for me, but otherwise a fine beer. If Mikkeller lost the twang and focused a little more on the oatmeal, malt and smoke, this would be a world-beater.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 04:36:25 | More by charlzm
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mcallister

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Fantastic looks. Deep black with a tall, thick cloudy mocha head with thick chunky lacing and long retention.

Bittering hops , chocolate malts, fudge, roasted charcoal, peat smoke, dark fruit esters, with hints of tobacco and earth.

This is a monster. Thick, tannic as all hell, long long finish, bakers chocolate, very bitter, black fruits in the middle, light on the palate with a delicate creaminess. If not so bitter would score a bit higher otherwise another fantastic stout in this series. Earthy, peaty, and tobacco laden. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 19:02:07 | More by mcallister
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Gobzilla

California

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a motor oil black with a thin head and it did leave some lacing sticking to the glass. The nose was not as smokey as I anticipated but I did spot out roastiness, chocolate flavors I believe were from the malts and I also sniffed out slight underlying hop notes. Like I suspected there was slight hop bitter character on the palate with a mild smokey roastiness, chocolate malts, and burnt grain notes. The brew was medium to full in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a very slight sweet, but smokey, roasty, and hop bitter finish. It drank pretty good but to me is not one of my favorites beers from mikkeller. Out of all the breakfast beer I'd go with the brunch weasel.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 23:54:36 | More by Gobzilla
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larryi86

Delaware

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger tan head.

S- Roasted coffee, smoky bacon, some chocolate, faint piney hops.

T- Camp fire like smokiness, piney hops in the finish, hints of citrus hops, some roasted coffee notes. Smoke is front and center in this beer.

M- Medium body, finish is a little to hoppy bitter making the finish a little rough.

O- Not a bad beer, but my least favor of the series.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 17:46:53 | More by larryi86
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a pitch black color with a very nice foamy brown head. Head has pretty good retention then fades to a layer of bubbles. Head leaves some nice lacing too.

S- Smell is malt dominated. Burnt toast, coffee, chocolate and smoke.

T- Definite roasted malt, heavy coffee with some light charcoal notes. The smoke is here but its fairly light.

M- Medium in body and lighter side in carbonation.

D- Pretty good brew, just the smoke taste makes this one a bit on the harder side for me to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 08:36:10 | More by nrbw23
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Wadsey

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hard-poured into a New Belgium tulip. 

A: Deep, deep brown with creamy chocolate-mousse head. The beer appears to be clear but its dark appearance makes it difficult to be sure.  Splotchy, insubstantial lacing.

S: Smoke mingling with roast, coffee and earth. A bit of cocoa, too. Rich and organic.

T: Smoke dominates palate initially, but roast, coffee, cocoa, and, to a lesser extent, dark fruits assert themselves. Sufficiently bitter. 

M: Medium body with a lower than medium level of carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel that  leaves a lingering powdery/chalky sensation. 

D: The smoke is a welcome addition to an oatmeal stout infused with coffee.  I would have enjoyed more smoke characteristics, but that would have hurt drinkability. Quite drinkable, especially for an unusually chilly evening. 

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 02:15:13 | More by Wadsey
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

No freshness dating

A= Pours a deep black color. With a nice thick dark brown head on it that rises to two fingers easy. Sort of creeps to two fingers and holds great retention and lacing on the side of the glass.

S= Smokey for sure. A nice amount of smoke without being overwhelming. The smoke is used to compliment not overtake the stout which I think is the correct way to do it. There's a nice chocolate and roast character to the stout with no apparent hopping.

T= The taste follows the nose nicely. A great smoke character. It doesn't remind me of bacon but a nice wood smoke none the less. A nice roasty chocolaty stout to compliment it. Again no hop flavor really comes through but there is a decent bitterness to it from the smoke and roasted malt.

M= This is my only qualm. It seems a bit thin for such a nice big flavor.

O= A solid smokey beer. I love the smoke and tis is one to keep in stock if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 04:06:37 | More by jjanega08
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a Birra del Borgo tulip. Thanks to Chris for sharing this one.

A: Black body, creamy brown head. Nice.

S: Sharp smoke, and nothing but campfire; maybe some lightly medicinal notes. Ok.

T: Sweet + smoky. Dry finish simple and tasty.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Not an especially compelling beer, as the dominant smoke isn't really all that special; still, it gets the job done effectively enough. Mikkeller beers can be so hit and miss that I'm always both excited and hesitant about trying a new one, but this particular beer left me surprisingly ambivalent. I wouldn't pay for a bottle of my own, but it's worth trying.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 03:29:18 | More by woosterbill
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kzoobrew

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First and foremost a huge thanks to SpdKilz for this one. Cheers! Secondly I am glad this is listed as Beer Geek Bacon, much better name than Rauch Beer Geek Breakfast.

Large cascading cappuccino colored head. Very stable head with excellent retention, heavy lacing is left clinging to the walls of the glass. Black body, absolutely opaque. Certainly has the look of an Imperial Stout.

Smoky aroma is strong upfront. To be honest the smoke masks the majority of the other aroma, serious investigation is needed to pick out other attributes. Whiffs of chocolate and coffee comes through sporadically. While I appreciate the smoked beers, they are not my thing. The aroma is good but a bit heavy handed on the smoke.

The flavor allows for a bit more depth than the nose. The smokiness is still strong though not as dominating. Rich dark malt lends very well to transitioning to the smoke, very natural. Hints of bitter dark chocolate peak in and out. The coffee flavor hits the palate strong out of the glass but the transition of flavors is so quick it is easily missed. This is a beer to take your time with. After the first few ounce the beer opens up flavors become more defined.

Full bodied, lacking a bit of viscosity. Very smooth and creamy texture. The finish is so and long. Flavor cling to the palate long after the swallow.

I have no problem admitting smoked beer is not my favorite thing. I will also admit this is a good beer. Getting past the smoke is the hardest part, once that is accomplished the drinkability increases considerably. Definitely a beer that deserves a look.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 02:14:40 | More by kzoobrew
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2013. Brewed in Oct 2010; batch 557. Purchased from a Belgian webshop some time back and stored in my garage. Hope it stands up to the other Beer Geek versions I've tried.

Poured repeatedly into a Duvel tulip. Ultra-black; a klieg light wouldn't penetrate its depths. Produces a vast head of creamy mocha-brown foam with excellent retention; this slowly subsides to a surface layer. Aroma of intensely dark, roasted malt with notes of coffee, smoke, burnt grain, a hint of molasses and yes, bacon. Perhaps an undertone of hops, but it's hard to tell. Impressive.

Tastes like a truck-load of roasted malt on a death ride; coffee and smoke are signed up as partners in crime. Notes of coffee, burnt grain, smoked malt, wood, stewed leaves and a hint of molasses. A subtle bacon-like character is discernible. A mild soy sauce flavour lurks in the background, adding a twinge of saltiness and umami. The alcohol is well hidden. A powerful, astringent bitterness upon swallowing - it's all about the coffee. Mouthfeel is smooth and thick, with tingly carbonation and a lovely, velvety body. Possesses a spicy, astringent quality that dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter coffee and roasted malt, with a hint of smoke.

Bam! This brew assaults your palate like a batallion of smoke-infused coffee ninjas, insistantly demanding your attention. Crazy stuff: coffee, rauchmalt and roasted grain all laced with soy. It's fair to say that it lives up to its name; there is more than a hint of bacon in the aroma and a whiff in the flavour as well. Overall though, the coffee and smoked malt sit uneasily together and compete rather than complement. The result is inspired but imperfect - it lacks the incredible silky smoothness of Beer Geek Breakfast. However, it remains a unique and worthy brew - don't pass it up if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 02:16:31 | More by jazzyjeff13
Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.