Beer Geek Bacon - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 259
Hads: 568
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 73
Gots: 101 | FT: 11
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Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 07-02-2010

A smoked version of the Beer Geek Breakfast.

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

another beer geek incarnation, a splendid one too. big dark brown bodied oatmeal stout with a frothy milkshake tan head and intense smoke aromatics. its like an oatmeal stout meets a campfire, evoking notions of brisket and pork butt on the slow fire. its meaty in that way, almost primitive, yet refined in a way that only mikkeller can execute. big bold zesty flavors from the charred barley, and a coffee addition appears evident. as full bodied as they get, and at 7.5% its sturdy enough for cold winter drinking. some people dream of curling up with a book and a cup of tea on a grey day in January. I will now dream of curling up with this beer and a hockey game. masculine and aggressive, but patient and contemplative as well. an overall exceptional stout from mikkeller, one that I look forward to getting into again soon. (831 characters)

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a a near pitch black with a fingers worth of head that leaves some nice lacing

S: Roasted malts and coffee up front. Smokiness lingers in the background with some bitterness and dark chocolate. A little bit of sweetness rounds things off

T: Starts off with the roastiness and a bit of astringent coffee. These are quickly taken over by the smoke and more roast, as well as a bitter bite of dark chocolate. Finishes with a lingering bitterness from both the coffee and dark chocolate

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A little weak on the smoke aspect, especially when it collides with the coffee and bitterness in the mid-palate the way that it does. It's also more of a burnt smoke than bacon or meaty smoke, which is interesting considering the name/alias of the beer. That aside, it's still a good coffee stout with some desirable qualities. Also, it's one of very few Mikkeller brews that are decently affordable (not that $5.99 for a 330 mL bottle is really affordable, but it is for Mikkeller). Nice to try if you're into the regular BGB or just a fan of Mikkeller, but aside from that there are better smoked beers to be had (1,161 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with some brown and a finger of frothy chocolate head. Fades normal.

S - Roasted dark chocolate malts, roasted coffee, bacon and smoked meats, molasses, black licorice, milk chocolate, earthy hops, oatmeal.

T - Dark chocolate malts, roasted coffee, bacon, vanilla, smoke, molasses, black licorice, earthy hops, some bitterness, some milk chocolate, oatmeal.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Super smooth and a bit creamy with a warming, smokey, and sweet finish.

D - Great overall balance with the bacon flavors. (548 characters)

Photo of crnipeter
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cascades very dark reddish brown to give birth to the nearly black opaque body crowned by thick deep-tan bed with great retention and stickage to the walls.

Dominant roasted grain character combines with the sweet aroma to render coffee-with-cream and chocolate impression. There's pruney dark fruit and leather while shy smokiness remains deeply buried under the base beer qualities.

Aroma transfers to the taste only this time the well integrated sooty flavor of smoked malts
steps forward enhancing the lightly burnt grain having coffee-ish charater, the later partially originates from actual coffee beans added. Overall flavor is not as sweet as the nose suggests and lacks creamy smoothness of the aroma. Herbal hop bitterness balances the malt and leads to a dry finish.

Medium-full bodied seems lighter due to moderate carbonation and not as slick as Oatmeal Stout is ought to be. Dark sludge accumulated on the bottom prevents me to finish the bottle.

Overall, a subtly smoked oatmeal stout with pronounced roasted grain qualities (500 ml, BB 03-11-2013, into tulip). (1,084 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (1,857 characters)

Photo of maximep
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- jet black two finger crema espresso colored head with medium lacing

S- coffee toffee smokey typical stout base smell of soy sauce

T- smokey coffee pretty drinkable. a little disappointed with how much is going on. a little abitious in my opinion. would have enjoyed more without the coffee i think.

M- oily, really too thick for me. was hoping for creamy but it's kind of just straight motor oil. thankfully, not syrupy.

O- a nice beer. it was hard to drink 16 oz of it though. (486 characters)

Photo of alysmith4
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of the most interesting beers I've ever had! The smell was incredible - smokey, bacon-y, earthy, and something roasted like peat moss. The taste wasn't quite as strong as the smell, but I'd say that's because it was smooth and well-balanced. This isn't my favorite style of beer, but I'd have this brew again and again. (323 characters)

Photo of t420o
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mikkeller Rauch Geek Breakfast

A- pour produces a massive 3 finger mocha colored head resting on a deep brown/black body. Recedes down to a 1 finger head which sticks around. Good lacing. 4.5

S- as much as I didn't want to say it, it has a definite bacon character. Smoked cured bacon is a lot like it smells. The smoke is somewhat strong and which I like quite a bit. I really like the smell if this 4.5

T- can it match the enticing smell? Not quite. The one problem I have is that it's not as robust as I'd like it. It's not thick enough for the flavors it's supporting and is almost selzer water-like. It's still very good though. Again some cured bacon, a lot of smoke, peat, and a little coffee. The coffee is not very strong at all it's mostly a smoky cured bacon type taste. 3.5

M- a little selzer like for me. Body was too light for the beer. 3

O- it's a good beer and interesting but nothing spectacular. Somewhat let down by this one. Won't be getting it again.  3.5

B   (989 characters)

Photo of Reaper16
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Rauch Geek Breakfast" label, approx. 1.5 years old
22oz. bottle served into a globe glass

Pours a darkdark black color. The head is pretty dark as well; a nearly burnt sienna colored cap of 3/4 of a finger.

Yeah, this is smoky. Not overwhelmingly so (though with as much barbecue as I eat, my smoke tolerance might be too high. I mean, I really liked Mikkeller Black Hole - Peat Whiskey Cask Edition, which many BAers deride). I can understand why this beer was called "Beer Geek Bacon" -- it's got heavy notes of brown sugar and salt and soy sauce. A bacon cure. So much so that I swear I can smell pork fat too. What roast there could be is drowned out by the heavy rauch aromas. It's a fine-smelling beer that does what it wants too, it just isn't all that complex.

The smoke has died off with age. I can clearly tell this because of how much coffee is present on the palate. This beer tastes like a cup of coffee by the campfire, not a dedicated rauchbier. Which is good, because I think Mikel wants this to be primarily an imperial stout. Through all the coffee and baconesque flavors, there's some scattering of dark/blue fruits and some cocoa powder notes.

The mouthfeel is pretty much medium-bodied. It's not bad, really, just lacking. In body, primarily. Overall, this is a solid, enjoyable impy stout. It's got pleasant coffee-dominant flavor with a nice bacon-like accent. Worth a shot. (1,404 characters)

Photo of jjanega08
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (931 characters)

Photo of dbossman
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 (617 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with two fingers of medium brown foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Very smoky with notes of bacon and peat. It doesn't smell like a campfire of burning oak or pine, but rather like a peat fire that I once smelled in Ireland.

T - Dry, dark smoked malt up front with notes of chocoalte and licorice. Dry caramel in the middle with more smoke and a hint of clove. Finishes with chocolate, dry caramel, and lingering peat.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - The aroma is overwhelmingly smoky, to the point that I was dreading the flavor, but it is surprisingly drinkable for a beer with such intense peat character. The smoke in the flavor is pleasant and provides a nice balance and contrast for the dry caramel malt components. (832 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two finger milk chocolate colored head with little retention on a jet black body. Aroma is a little off putting. The mesquite aroma is more like Raid insectacide by my nose. I cant get much else from it. When drinking the flavor actually makes the aroma better. The flavor is a very nice smokey, mesquite, bacon taste which is actually mellow and not over done making this one of the more drinkable beers in this genre that I have had. Thick body and moderate carbonation. I know my rating is high but for the genre this is excellent. (534 characters)

Photo of Bung
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml. Black pour, two big fingers of dark tan head. Retained very well.

Aroma, mostly roast malt, chocolates and some pine/herbal hops. Just a faint smokey peat.

Taste, a nice peaty and bacon smoke here. Heavy roast malt, dark chocolate, anise. Finish with the herbal hops and more smoke. As advertised.

Mouthfeel, solid medium, nice and creamy. The relatively low abv is nowhere present.
Thought this was pretty good, better than the hop one but not as good as the first two. (480 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours an almost pitch black color with a nice 1 finger dense tan head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of burnt wood, smoked meat, roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Nice and balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, burnt wood, smoke, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, and herbal hops. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, smoke, caramel, coffee, and roasted malt on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of flavors without being too smokey. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy and lush mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish present. Overall this is a very nice smoked stout. Nice balance and robustness; and very drinkable as well. Enjoyed this one. (890 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
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+ (3,236 characters)

Photo of DovaliHops
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very thick, pitch black color with a medium, dark brown/espresso colored head that goes down slowly. Scent is initially smokey with some espresso and burnt malt aromas. Charred chocolate and dark malt scents with some dark chocolate and more smoke. Taste is just as smokey as the nose leads. Not overly smokey and not too light on the smoke. Almost "just right". Lovely roasted malt and dark chocolate. Some nutty characteristics...light hazelnut with intense almond. Some burnt sugar with sharp espresso...a little like stale espresso, but not bad. The light vanilla and smoke make up for it. Mouthfeel is thick and full-bodied. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a great smoked stout. I like this one more than Beer Geek Breakfast and Brunch Weasel. (763 characters)

Photo of wrycon
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours like some bubbly crude - pitch black and slippery. When jostled produces a half-finger tan head that dissipates at a moderate pace. Big nose. Obvious smoke, but less campfire and more industrial. Underneath you can smell some coffee, roasted malt, a touch of chocolate and a hint of black licorice. Drinks thick, but the high carbonation keeps it afloat. Interesting. Doesn't coddle you like other stouts but rather declares its presence with an almost stale, indifferent smokiness. Feels like an art studio replete with overflowing ashtrays. What's quite interesting is the hoppiness that is present early and constant throughout. It ends on a twisted tart note that's very clean. Unique, but not something I'd purchase twice. I will say, though, it's not lacking in character.

Like It? Sure (799 characters)

Photo of abraxel
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasted blind as part of Blind BIF 6, courtesy of mdfb79. Poured into a CBS snifter.

A - Pours crude-oil black, with explosive cinnamon head that filled this huge snifter to the brim. The head clings to the side, but slides down and doesn't leave lacing.

S - From a distance, it almost smells estery and fruity, but as soon as I lean in close, hoo boy, bacon! I have a guess what this is, but I'll keep it to myself for now. I'm looking for malty flavors under the thick, bacony smoke, but no dice. That's not necessarily a bad thing; the smoke is delicious and savory and sweet and meaty and makes me salivate.

T - Different from the smell... the smoke is still present, but not nearly as much, and I get some slightly bitter coffee and semisweet chocolate. The smoke blends well with the roastiness of the coffee and chocolate, and all three distinct forms of roastiness meld together nicely. Given the "bacon" emphasis in the aroma and in what I'm guessing the name is, though, I was expecting way more bacon flavor and/or smoke along the lines of a potent Aecht Schlenkerla.

M - Can I call it thin and thick at the same time? It has a moderately full body, but the carbonation pierces through it and makes it almost feel light on the tongue. It's an interesting combination, but I kinda find the carbonation annoying. I can't directly detect any alcohol at all, but it's got a shifty look in its eyes like I'm being lured into a trap.

Overall, this is tasty, but not mind-blowing. The nose was like whoa, but the beer was just good. (1,540 characters)

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this from 2beerornot2beer in the Blind Beer Round 6 BIF.
500ml. bottle poured into my Bells tulip:

A: Pours a pitch black with about one full finger of mocha colored foam. The head settles nicely in a decent amount of time without leaving much residue on the glass. There is some nice lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet, smoky, and a little earthy. I’m also picking up some salt, chocolate, and meat notes. It smells great. This beer seems to be right in my wheelhouse.

T: The first hit is slightly sweet, with a big dose of smoke. The smoke notes follow through to the end and blend with a charcoal like taste. There is this bitter chalkiness to this beer. The finish is bitter with a touch of chocolate.

M: Full bodied beer. It starts off think and chalky, but finishes a bit smoother.

O: I like this beer. I’m not blown away, but its super interesting and I love all of the smoke and roast in this beer... Uggh, I just got a mouthful of little brown sludgy bits! Gross. I'm gonna have to bring it down a peg now. (1,035 characters)

Photo of zoolzoo
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown, opaque, huge khaki head. Great retention, sticky lacing.

S: Smoke, of course. Woody, smoked meat. Some subtle hints of chocolate and coffee as well. The base beer is not completely masked.

T: Big smoke, but thankfully not a one trick pony. The base beer stands, smoke accentuates chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. The finish features a kiss of hops adding bitterness.

M: Thinner side of medium in body, carbonation is medium as well but falls off fast. I am enjoying this slightly less as the glass warms, actually. This beer needs to stay "crisp" in order to maintain drinkability, in my opinion. Not enough body to support warmer temps.

O: Excellent smoked beer. Great on its own or as a compliment to a hearty meal. (742 characters)

Photo of dcloeren
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one for breakfast at my familys christmas (eve) morning after opening gifts with pancakes, eggs and sausage.

Poured pitch black with two fingers of creamy mocha colored head. Decent retention... no lacing but has some nice legs.

The aroma of this beer is amazing. Decadent dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee all blended together with a campfire like smoke. Possibly some molasses and some woody characteristics round out the subtleties on the back end.

Taste follows the nose. Very decadent and rich. The smoke makes for a nice touch on it as well, but I was expecting it to have more of a bacon effect and I'm not really picking up on it... very tasty outside of that "letdown"...

Medium to full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation to slightly prick my tongue with each sip. Drying dark chocolate aftertaste with a touch of smoke still on my tongue.

Overall, this was a very nice stout in my opinion. I would like to give West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago for recommending this to me. I would say I normally don't really enjoy Mikkeller's beers but this one was very solid. Beers like this make me want to see what else they have to offer.... Merry Christmas to me. (1,193 characters)

Photo of rtaps
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours like a typical stout, black in color with a nice dark tan almost brown head to it. has medium retention leaving spotty lacing

nice aroma oatmeal and smoke stand out, with chocolate, coffee and nutty notes.

wow very very smokey, with some focus i was able to find some oatmeal, chocolate through the smoke.

medium bodied and medium- lightly carbonated. pretty viscous

overall for me the taste brings the beer down a lot it was just way to smokey felt like i was drinking an ash tray. it had a nice aroma and look to it but i was disappointed. (552 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of smoked malt with rich roasted dry malt notes is quite interesting though not as over-the-top as expecting. Taste is also a nice mix between some smoked flavours and notes of dry coffee. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation. Very well brewed with nice mix between smoked flavour and notes of roasted malt. Also, this beer has got quite a body considering the low ABV. (510 characters)

Photo of chugalug06
2.59/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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. (508 characters)

Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.