Beer Geek Bacon - Mikkeller ApS
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2.58/5 rDev -32.3%
A - Pours like mud, black mud. Nice thick foamy tan head.
S - Smells like a smokey tire... Interesting. This is the most smokey brew I've ever smelt. Lots of smoke!!! It's really hard to get past all of the smoke. Maple too.
T - Tons of huge smoke. Overwhelming. Not much bacon flavor... Tons of chocolate.
M - Over carbonated. A bit too bitter.
O - Smokey brews are no longer on my "to buy" list... This one is way overwhelming. Too much smoke and not enough good eclectic flavors. Not worth hunting.
12-04-2011 20:00:00 | More by chugalug06
3.7/5 rDev -2.9%
Served on tap at Firkin in a snifter.
Appearance: Pitch black all the way through. A creamy beige head arrives intact and slowly fades to a ring. Spots of lace decorate the glass.
Smell: Tons of smoke and tobacco, lots of espresso, both of which almost squeeze out the roasted malt. A bit of dark fruits as it warms. My nose actually gets the sensation of cigarette smoke rising into it.
Taste: Roasted malt up front, quite dry, with almost no sweetness. A boiled off molasses taste, then tobacco and smoke. Lots of espresso throughout the sip. The finish is smokey with more espresso. A little too much smoke; I feel like I just smoked a cigarette while drinking a dopio espresso.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, slightly drying, and medium carbonation. Full body.
Drinkability: Let's sip this. With how much smoke is in here, there is no way this is doing anything but disappearing slowly.
01-20-2011 22:27:04 | More by KickInTheChalice
District of Columbia
3.7/5 rDev -2.9%
Reviewed a while ago...from notes:
A: Nice black body with a tan pinky of head and some nice clingy lacing.
S: Very nice smoked meat and charred malt smell with chocolate and barley.
T: Wicked peat and charcoal malt. Like a dead wood fire in a glass, maybe a little overboard. Some of the meat comes through but really its all smoke and malt here.
M: Way smoky, medium feel, peat to the 9th.
Overall its a little much but interesting.
07-06-2011 23:40:17 | More by Dreadnaught33
District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
smoke and coffee are the first things my nose latch onto. other imperial stout scents fight through: heat, richness
it's not an overly large beer in body, which is more than acceptable. smoke shines again, but it seems less of of an experience for the taste buds. though hop flavor is minimal, bitterness is certainly detectable. some sweet richness but there's really not much to bite into
i love me some rauch, although this interpretation wasn't wholly satisfying
11-21-2011 02:11:48 | More by bruachan
4.28/5 rDev +12.3%
Big thanks to StormKing47 for this brew. 500ml bottle into my Stone IRS snifter.
A: Very dark brown, practically black with a tan head, not quite an inch that recedes to a cap of bubbles. Excellent lacing on the sides of the glass. Completely opaque.
S: Coffee and smoke, big notes of smoked malts. Has a surprisingly noticeable hop note as well a bit of citrus is thrown in the mix as well. Definitely a smoked beer, has some nice notes of campfire and bacon.
T: Excellent coffee flavors that are without a doubt enhanced by the smoke. Smoke adds a nice intensity to the coffee and chocolate. Has the characteristics of bacon and ham too. Finishes long and sweet with a perfect amount of bitterness to keep things in check. Smoke is a bit more subtle than I had expected, but it is definitely there and complements everything nicely. Very enjoyable.
M: Carbonation is a bit high, body of the beer is thick and heavy, but the high carbonation detracts from the overall profile.
D: I don't think you'd want to drink a lot of it, but it is definitely an easy sipper, and incredibly robust for a 7.5% stout. I really like the way the smoke adds to the coffee in the beer, does a lot to enhance it. Very enjoyable beer.
12-19-2010 17:14:32 | More by pokesbeerdude
4.63/5 rDev +21.5%
Smoked stouts are awesome.
500ml into pint glass.
A- Big tan head, 3-4 fingers, big bold brown body. Nice lacing.
S- Smoke! Bacon-y, I guess... smells like a campfire.
T- Big bold smoke flavor and some nice bitter coffee. Pretty smoky but a lot of bitter chocolate and coffee to cut through the smoke. I like this beer a lot.
M- Smoky, full, thick. Lovely.
D- Fairly high, a winner. I'm a big fan of rauchbiers and it translates wonderfully to a stout like this. Highly recommended.
08-28-2010 23:25:58 | More by ShogoKawada
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
Huge thanks to Grant for just casually throwing this bad boy in a recent trade. Pours black into my tulip with about an inch of creamy looking dark mocha head. It settles down to thin runny lace.
Real nice balance between smoke and roasty coffee flavors is damn near perfect. Nice dark roasted coffee aroma with a good smokey finish. Very well balanced. A little bit of char flavor to this, smokey wood flavors and a nice coffee flavor to round it out.
For an oatmeal stout I kind of think the feel could be a little smoother. It's kind of light and the carbonation is a bit coarse. Drinkable beyond belief though. Real good beer. Only downside is that it is a bit on the warm side.
03-10-2011 04:27:09 | More by Bendurgin
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
A- Pours a jet black color with 1 finger head
S- Has a savory meat smell also come smoke aroma and some bitter coffee notes
T- Smoked meat begins this brew then followed by a nice roasted coffee flavor and then finsihs with some more smoke flavor
M-Medium bodied with decent carboantion
D-OVerall this was too smokey to enjoy. the coffee and meat flavor was very nice but the smoke was just soo much to enjoy. A decent stout but not something i will seek out again.
07-02-2011 18:02:27 | More by zrab11
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
05-30-2011 01:39:32 | More by elgiacomo
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
02-16-2014 17:46:53 | More by larryi86
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Black with a huge, gorgeous mocha-colored head; this beer looks so good, but the lacing doesn't quite hold
S: Wow! Smokey and meaty--like bacon and ham--on top of a roasty chocolatey and coffee malty wonderfulness; God, this smells so good
T: A tad on the boozy side and quite smokey and meaty; this is good and roasty and meaty but not quite as interesting and amazing as the aromas let on
F: A touch thinner than I would like but fairly decent with a touch of creaminess on the back end
O: Not as good as I thought it would be from the aromas and surprisingly boozy but this is still a good, interesting brew
04-18-2012 02:07:49 | More by dbossman
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
From a 16.9oz bottle into a tulip.
Deep, sticky black with a huge mocha head. What a beauty. Retains at a finger and laces well.
The aroma is of peaty, smoky malts with less pronounced smoked meat note. The roast is prevalent as well. Rauchbier haters need not apply here.
Hugely roasty and coffee flavored, with a big bitter punch, moreso from the dark malts than any real hoppiness. This is a big, bold beer. Alcohol and other possible flavors don't even see the light of day behind this mass of roast and smoke. The mouthfeel was chewy and pillowy, with fine, low carbonation. Despite the audacious flavors and long, smoky aftertaste, this beer is pretty smooth and drinkable.
Not as good as the standard Beer Geek Breakfast, but still an interesting brew. I'd like to see the coffee tempered to let more of the smoked malt flavors come through.
09-02-2010 02:47:34 | More by dasenebler
Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
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