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Beer Geek Bacon - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

473 Ratings
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 63
Gots: 70 | 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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle poured into large snifter glass

Pours a deep solid brown, almost black, with a thick, frothed coffee brown head. Retains well with plenty of patchy lacing running around the glass.

Plenty of smoke up front in the nose, coupled with roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, slight bitterness, and a light hint of bacon.

Thick smokiness kicks it off with notes of leather and bitterness. Bits of dark chocolate, molasses, and mocha coffee swirl through out the flavor profile. Some hop bitterness is apparent towards the end, which combines with the charred smoke to create a nice effect. Finishes warm, bitter, and dry.

Full body, a little dry and chewiness in the feel. Smooth and tasty drinking, which goes down faster than usual, especially with the relatively lower ABV. One of my favorite smoked stouts I've tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 05:02:47 | More by xnicknj
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A motor oil pour produces a monstrous 3 finger+ cinnamon colored head that was incredibly well lasting. The head was a marshmellow structure, all the while leaving a thick shellacking, coating the glass with >90% efficiency as it slowly receded.

S: Morning after burnt wood and ambers deliver a rich smoky appeal with a strong sense of strength. Burnt bacon and minerality also chime in. Not since Aecht Schlenkerla have I experienced such a deep, burnt smoky appeal.

T: Thick oatbase is very evident, creamy highlighted by liquid smoke and burnt wood. Dark chocolate, burnt bacon and a deep earthy roasted coffee bitterness moves in along with some dark fruit. Hard to imagine doing it much better. Nice campfire minerality and creamy dark roasted coffee base laces the tongue upon the swallow and decides to linger abit.

M: Thick and creamy mouthful, dark and rich and roasty on the tongue with nil carbonation.

D: Very good drinkability, consumed at 50-55F. Alcohol at 7.5% is hardly a factor, you'll be to mesmerized by the huge smoky roasted nature and smooth consumption. Silky smooth on the down.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 23:59:01 | More by beerthulhu
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

This is a deep, black liquid which gives away a tiny sliver of dark brown around the surface edge when backlit. The medium pour produced a dense and creamy, milk chocolate colored, head that was almost three fingers thick. The retention is very good and the lacing is in thick, sticky strands.

Deep roasted coffee notes meld with big hints of smokiness. The smoke is both campfire and pork-like. Smells like an open pit barbeque loaded down with meat, next to a coffee shop. Light hints of dark chocolates and roasted malts.

The smoke hits your palate first...and forcefully. It is almost immediately balanced by dark roasted coffee bean notes. A light touch of sweet oatmeal pulls it all together and gives it a nice balance. Mild traces of vanilla bean, chocolate, and even a trace of saltiness.
This is very close to a liquid version of the flavors of bacon, oatmeal and coffee. Very nice.

This is full-bodied, verging very close to being thick. It has a medium-to-high level of carbonation, but it's all of those little tiny bubbles that I love so much. They give a nice dose of creaminess to this already smooth body.

This is probably a touch much for every day drinking, so I won't give it perfect. It is still very drinkable though and I'd love to have more.
Once again, Mikkeller impresses me. Keep up the great work, sir!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 02:32:21 | More by coldmeat23
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bonkers

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured from a bomber into a snifter. Jet black pour with a slight tannish head, slight lace. The aroma is thick with smoke. The beer has a heavy smoke flavor, light chocolate, and some coffee. The body is medium, and it is lightly carbonated. IMO this is just ok. There are better smoked stouts out there and the body is kinda light for an imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 00:09:25 | More by bonkers
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Jeff for sharing this at a recent tasting. Cheers!

Appearance -- Pours an inky black with zero highlights and a slim tan head.

Smell -- As the name would suggest, LOTS of rich, earthy woodsmoke present from the onset. Additionally, there is some malt roastiness, dark chocolate, and espresso.

Taste -- Again, lots and lots of woodsmoke akin to being at a bonfire. Also, there is some noticeable meatiness along with roast malt, espresso, baker's chocolate, and little bit of soy sauce. Not a great deal of malt sweetness, just smoke and char.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full in body with milder carbonation. Not bad.

Drinkability -- Wow. This one is definitely for a specific clientele. One of the smokiest beers I've ever had. Interesting, good, but not great. Had no problem finishing my taster, but beyond that may have been tricky.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 23:02:10 | More by yeahnatenelson
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dirtylou

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz bottle, Riley's

I like bacon.

appearance: poured into an oversized snifter - ebony body with a healthy chocolate cap and light retention

smell: char, dark chocolate, liquid smoke, roasted malts, espresso, molasses

taste: Mikkeller stouts are hit or miss but the beer geek series seems better than the black hole series. There really isnt any bacon to speak of, but people often associate bacon with smoke for some reason. This stout is rich and velvety with hints of char, smoke, dark chocolate, espresso, molasses, wood, dark fruits, and alcohol

mouthfeel: rich and velvety - i would have guessed the abv was > 7.5% though

drinkability: sipper - but nice

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 20:45:18 | More by dirtylou
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nkersten

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a Maredsous glass, black dense liquid with a dark tall mocha head, a bit fizzier head then i would have liked for this style. Smell is all bacon and smoked meat, smoldering bbq wood planks, a tiny malt presence. Taste follows smell, very smokey, toasted malt, typical rauchbier flavors, bacon, and a hint of coffee. Mouth feel is medium bodied with a low carbonation, slightly coating. The smokey flavors are too strong and overpowering in this brew to make me want more then a small pour.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2010 20:04:44 | More by nkersten
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froggyfrog

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Warmed on the kitchen counter for an hour before opening. Poured from 17 oz. bottle to a freshly washed glass snifter.

Right out of the gate aroma is thick with chocolate and woodsmoke. In the bowl the beer is inky black with a rich brown head. Viscous lacing clings to the glass with each sip and head retention is better than expected.

In the glass aroma is bitter roast grains, milky chocolate and dark roast coffee. Bitter chocolate and cream flavors slide across the tongue as damp earthy hops and alcohol come into play. The finish is almost pure smoke. The wood smoked malts lend a closing flavor that leans towards teriyaki.

This is a full-bodied brew whose smokey aromas and flavors become more pronounced as it is allowed to breathe. Residual sugar cuts the astringency and makes this a sticky beer. Mikkeller with another awesome Geek Breakfast offering. Five star. 

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 02:01:43 | More by froggyfrog
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours jet black and inky. Big, tan/coffee head. Damn this looks pretty in a nice piece of glassware.

Smell - definitely smokey and yes a bit like bacon or jerky. That pretty much dominates with some caramel and malt as well.

Taste - smoooth and smokey. Wow, I love the smoke flavor in this beer (Note: If you don't like smoked beers don't buy this). Nice sweet and roasty malt profile that isn't all that boozy which is nice for a change. Malt/smoke balance is very well done.

Mouthfeel - super smooth and easy on the palate.

Drinkability - well, I wouldn't drink more than one bottle but that has nothing to do with how good this is, its more to do with this not being a beer that you'd want to session that is for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 01:09:57 | More by indiapaleale
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm really quite depressed at how cheap beer is here in America compared to Australia. This was a bargain in Australian terms, so I figured it was worth picking up and sampling.

Pours a deep and opaque brown-black, with a crusty head of genuinely deep brown foam. Almost looked as though no head was going to form during the pour, but the carbonation streamed enough through the thick body to form a film. No lacing, but some decent static bubbling when swirled, which is impressive for a beer that clocks in only at 7.5%.

Nose is roasted and smoked in equal proportions. There's enough of the dark, charred robust characters to give you the concept of a genuine impy stout, but there's an extra level from the smoked character that remind you you're dealing with an entirely different beast. Coffee, if there is any, is overwhelmed by the smoke, leaving something dark, brutal and smouldering. This is not the subtle woodsmoke in a light German rauchbier; this is the full-bodied and unsympathetic smoke from the darkest burning charcoal of an extinguished arson attack. Brutal, but uncompromising.

Taste is very nicely done, in a way that demands respect. Definite dark roasted stout characters throughout, with a genuinely confronting charred bitterness to it. But it's accentuated with that lilting smokiness, which, rather than leavening the palate, seems to emphasise what a dark beat you're dealing with. Mouthfeel is slick, but light. Carbonation is almost non existent on the palate, leaving a smooth and clear experience.

It's as though they've worked out how exactly they can take an exceptionally robust stout to the next level. Yeah, we could just char the grains some more, but how about if the grains were still actually in the process of being burned? If you want a crazy stout experience, give it a go. It's certainly worth trying.

I only wish I'd saved this to bring back to @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe. They would have got a kick out of this. You probably will too.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 05:02:31 | More by lacqueredmouse
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL pours a black-as-night color with a dense, creamy brown foam. Retention is nice and lacing good. If nothing else, Mikkeller can make a good-looking beer.

Nose has a roasty, smoky and even chipotle-esque smell to it. Light cardboard and even a touch of fruit. Good smelling brew.

Alot of thin coffee flavor here, and the smoke drops off quite a bit in the tasting. Roasty malts with an understated sweetness/hop interplay. Mouthfeel lacks a bit, which is one of my main complaints with Mikkeller (along with the price). More creaminess and less astringency, please. That said, it does ring true with the original beer geek breakfast and fans of it should like this one as well. I think it is a decent beer, but typically overpriced.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 03:19:33 | More by twiggamortis420
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz. "half-liter" bottle into a wine goblet.
Inky-black in color with purple highlights, and a big, thick, tan head of foam.
Aroma-Coffee, subtle chocolate note
Taste-Big blast of black coffee, baker's chocolate, subtle woodsmoke backbone, charred steak. Very dry, black coffee finish.
Complex and full of character, a "coffee and cigarettes" eye opener for the tastebuds.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 15:36:30 | More by hosehead83
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wyattshotmaker

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

i'm going to preface this review with my opinion that this beer tastes like how an ashtray smells and i enjoy it.

poured into a mini-tulip, black with a tan head. moderate lacing. looks good.

smells like an ashtray, smoke, ham, roasted barley, burnt toast, burning in general.

tastes...kind of like an ashtray. some roasted flavor up front, some smokey astringency (maybe from the high percentage of oats as well) hints of coffee, bitter chocolate and smoke as well in the finish. doesn't remind me of bacon much.

mouthfeel is very rich and coating. i like this beer, but the nature of the style doesn't make this the most drinkable style. it's good for a bottle, but this isn't something i'd throw back glass after glass. the smokiness just kinda wears on my taste buds after awhile.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 01:17:12 | More by wyattshotmaker
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mcallister

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml into snifter: from notes.
A: This beer pours a two finger head, that is a deep tan and holds very well. The body is a thick oatmeal black body. The lacing is left in a layered fashion.
S: The bold aromas of espresso and notes of chocolate. These elements are equal in power and there is an underlining smoky aroma.
T/M: The espresso shows a powerful blast on the front, while oatmeal thickness is throughout. The nice balance of flavors is well played for this interesting style choice. I am finding a smoky flavor on the finish. I sense more of a coffee brew, than a smoked brew, but no doubt there is a layer of smoked bacon in this nicely complex brew. Taste like bacon cooking with a fresh pot of coffee and a bowl of cooling oatmeal in front of you.
D: This brew is very likable, there is a nice character to it and it could appeal to many different people. Not overly smoky and very nice balance of all flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 13:25:43 | More by GDBEERMAN
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infi

New York

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle, courtesy of BA r0nyn.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Typical dark, black color with a light-tan head of tight bubbles. Decent head retention and some sheets of lacing on the side. The most predominant aroma was the barley/malt with some streamline hints of smokiness, dark chocolate sweetness and black coffee. Not as much smoke as a rauchbier, but still a little lacking in my opinion. As the stout warms, the ABV really opens up and becomes the standout aroma.

Taste was really dark-roasted coffee-oriented with a thin malt backbone with some overall sweetness. Towards the end was a big bittersweet chocolate and burnt coffee astringency that was topped off with bacon saltiness. Not much of a bacon or smokey flavor in the taste overall. Not sure if how I'd feel towards a bacon-infused stout, but this certainly wasn't one.

Mouthfeel was just about medium-bodied, but I thought it'd was considerably lighter. Not much carbonation and the beer thinly coats the mouth. Drinkability was moderate, probably because of the subtleties of the flavors and lacking of complexity. Took us around 3 hours to finish the bottle between us two.

After comparing this to my year-old review of BGB, it appears as if both the bacon version and the regular are really similar in all aspects, aside from the smoked malt character. Very fortunate to have been able to try both types and I'd say that these Beer Geek beers are more than worth of your trying!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 01:04:39 | More by infi
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r0nyn

New York

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my DFH snifter. Split with fellow BA infi.

Pours a deep, dark murky brown with a big tan head that quickly dissipates. Leaves a bit of loose, stringy lacing. Smell is full of that chocolate and coffee so typical of American imperial stouts. There's definitely that smoky quality advertised on bottle, mingled with some sweet vanilla and caramel malts. Really quite nice.

Roasted malts are there right off the bat, coating the tongue and palate. Some sweetness comes through with the caramel and lots of dark chocolate. Big coffee character shines through afterwards, with some toasted bitterness coupling with the smoky quality and oatmeal malt to create an interesting flavor profile. Just a tiny bit of astringency at the end. There isn't much of an aftertaste, which is slightly surprising. Booziness is only mildly detectable at the end. Mouthfeel is smooth, with a medium body and a light kind of chewiness. Not very much carbonation at all.

Drinkability is fairly good, with an appealing smell and an interesting flavor. Definitely a sipper as the flavors come alive as you let the brew warm up. Haven't had the regular Beer Geek Breakfast to compare, but this gets me quite interested. A great start to my Mikeller beer experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 03:45:43 | More by r0nyn
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cb462

California

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured motor oil black with 3/4" caramel head. Head dissipated to a thin film and provided nice lacing.

S- Smoked meat and burnt wood chips upfront. Followed by heavy roasted malt, light coffee and a little bit of dark fruit.

T- More of the smell. Dark fruit doesn't come through at all. Roasted malt dominates, with a pleasing moderate smoke flavor.

M- Medium body, light carbonation. Given the flavors, I would almost prefer a heavier mouthfeel.

D- Not the most extreme smoked beer I've had, but very enjoyable- would pair well with a very sharp cheddar, or a steak. As far as the other beer geek line-up goes, I enjoyed this more than the breakfast, but far less than the weasel.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 03:16:15 | More by cb462
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comfortablynumb1

California

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glad I finally got a chance to try this one. Thanks to my brother David for bringing this out...

Poured from 500ml into an Old Raspy pint glass...

A - Pours black with a three finger dark brown head. Lots of lacing sticks to the glass. Nice...

S - Chocolate, coffee, and lots of smokiness come through. Also pick up hints of a sweeter fruit scent (Apricot or maybe peach). Either way, i'm a bit surprised...

T - Dark roasted malts, chocolate, and bacon. Bacon adds a saltiness to the taste. Very smokey...

M - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation...

D - Glad I tried this, as the bacon adds an interesting touch. Something I would definitely recommend to somebody who has not tried it before, but I think I prefer the Beer Geek Brunch over this one. Overall, a little smokey for my tastes, but still a pretty solid brew...

Cheers...

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 04:49:52 | More by comfortablynumb1
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akbjorn

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Deep Ellum in Allston.
Rich, opaque black but not viscous, crema-colored head with fin bubbles and some lacing.
Smoky, maillard, a bit sour. Not a complex as advertised.
Smoke, not as powerful as some, but more than just roasted malt. Bacon meatiness, not savory but coffee bitterness is apparent.
Lighter-bodied for the color and style, light head/fairly crisp carbonation.
Not as challenging a beer as it would seem, a more intense stout without the sweetness or syrupy qualities that plague imperials (those that border barleywines). Tasty, meaty, more roasted than smoky.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2010 03:33:45 | More by akbjorn
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Naugros

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My bottle read, Rauch Geek Breakfast. Poured into a nonic.

Dark, dark, dark with a mocha head with great cohesion. It starts off about 1/2" and reduces to 1/4" and stays there for a while, but leaves no lacing. Other reviews say it does so perhaps my glass affected the lace, maybe not.

Smells like BACON! Only one things smells like bacon and that's BACON! Well, and this beer. Many smoked beers smell like Liquid Smoke or a burnt-down house or a campfire, but this one smells like...say it with me...BACON! Yeah I overdid that a bit. You can also make out the OATMEAL! Sorry, when you have high cholesterol you get excited over oatmeal. The smell is also sweet, not as "sweeeet, it smells like bacon" or "well, isn't she sweet" but in the "sugar is sweet" usage of that word. All those smells and yet it works. Awesome!

If you don't like rauschbiers than you won't like this one. Strongly bitter coffee and moderately smoky bitterness, it does not taste like bacon...I am so sad right now. But once you get over the fact that this is not liquid bacon you realize that it's a well-crafted smoked stout. The flavors are balanced, the smoke doesn't overpower everything else, the oatmeal adds a velvety mouthfeel and the bitterness ends puts a definitive end to the experience without dragging it out.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 01:01:19 | More by Naugros
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drylongso2

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at Deep Ellum in Boston. Served in a tulip and was so good I had two. I wish I could compare it to the infamous Kate the Great by Portsmouth Brewery, but as of yet, I have not had her... Thus this is my gold standard. It was full of flavor; layers of coffee, dark malt, appropriately bitter.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2010 16:06:42 | More by drylongso2
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jampics2

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a tulip. 

One of the few perfect looking stouts I've ever seen!  What a great start to a beer drinking experience.  When I pour the Beer Geek Bacon into my tulip, I'm amazed by the way the pitch black beer is blanketed by a three finger milk-chocolate colored head.  Immaculate.  Amazing lace and retention.  This is a true beauty of a brew.    

The smell continues the session with almost equally impressive results.  I get strong scents of dark chocolate and a touch of hops. Before trying as many smoked beers as I've been fortunate enough to have encountered, I may have thought this had a very strong smoked presence.  However, it's actually right in the middle compared to others and is very well integrated and pleasant.  The beer's aroma is really reminiscent of cured bacon and I can easily see where the name comes from.  A touch of campfire, some coffee, and (maybe I'm imagining things) maple syrup round the nose out.

The only thing that could bring this beer down (and me) at this point would be some abnormality or unbalance in the taste. Thankfully, that doesn't happen. Instead, I'm experiencing great chocolate notes from the malt, and a balanced amount of smoked malt with just enough campfire and a hint of salt.  This really does taste like bacon and coffee, magnificent.  Whatever the ratio was, this is the perfect balance of roasted and smoked malt and I'm very impressed.     

The mouthfeel is creamy, with both the body and carb working together wonderfully.  It is just a hair under perfection due to just a touch of watery character in finish. However, for a smoked beer, that probably helps to make it not just tolerable but very drinkable. Think of it this way - Mikkeller probably lost a 1/2 point in mouthfeel and gained it in drinkability.  A fine tradeoff if you ask me. This is simply a great beer!  Probably the best smoked stout I've ever had!!!  Seek it out, it is worth the price!  

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 22:43:14 | More by jampics2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a bottle of this at State Line.

Pours near black with a thing off white to tan head. Smell really brings out both the coffee and the smoke, which turns out to be a really lovely interaction. Taste is about the same, with a great competitive dynamic between the two. Nice amount of roasted malt in the background. Medium body with good carbonation; quite smooth. Drinks incredible well, especially for a smoked beer. Normally, 4oz. or so of something like that is already getting to be a bit much for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 14:48:44 | More by Thorpe429
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a wine glass. Thanks to Shaun Hill for bringing this out!

Pours a very thick dark black with a small but thick and creamy and dark head. Nose is smokey and rich, quote bitter as well.

Taste isn't too bacon-y but it's certainly smokey and meaty. Very rich and roasty. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Overall a very interesting beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2010 18:16:36 | More by kingcrowing
Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.