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Beer Geek Bacon - Mikkeller ApS

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490 Ratings
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 67
Gots: 71 | FT: 9
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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Photo of Tone
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

Tone, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of frlrv1020
4/5  rDev +5%

frlrv1020, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

smakawhat, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

maDUECEgunner, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of EigenBeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

EigenBeer, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of scxcrunner
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

scxcrunner, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +5%

kwjd, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

kaelingirl, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +5%

MSandahl23, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

LiquidAmber, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of ToddHolder
4/5  rDev +5%

ToddHolder, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of DerrickW
4/5  rDev +5%

DerrickW, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of tempodaluppoli
4.23/5  rDev +11%

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.

tempodaluppoli, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%

Bottle from Tipples, labeled as Rauch Geek. Pours pitch black with a massive dark brown head that goes on forever. Aroma is lots of smokey wood, candied bacon, chocolate, lots of earthy coffee, glorious. Flavor is chocolate and coffee up front with a nice bitter-sweet balance. earthy coffee really comes out as my palate gets used to the smoke. A rich oatmeal sweetness, lots of roasty malts, then a big punch of smoke that lingers on the palate until forever. Just a flavor explosion of all kinds, but the smokiness complements the other flavors beautifully. Relatively rich mouthfeel with low medium carbonation, but plenty drinkable. Probably my favorite of the Beer Geeks I have tried.

BMMillsy, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +5%

jaydoc, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of jpaulsen
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jpaulsen, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of larryi86
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.

larryi86, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of NooseJustice
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

NooseJustice, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

JeffTheJuice, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of BKBassist
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BKBassist, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

einman, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Lare453, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Smarty_Pints, Jan 30, 2014
Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.