Beer Geek Bacon - Mikkeller ApS
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2.83/5 rDev -25.9%
Poured from a bottle into a Crate and Barrel snifter.
A - Pours pitch black with an amazing dark mocha color head that fades to a lighter mocha color as it settles. Great retention with great lacing. One of the best color heads i have ever seen.
S - Smoke and peat come off strong in the beginning. Burnt brown sugar, slight vanilla and milk chocolate round off the finish. Where is the bacon? I was expecting this to really smell like bacon and its a bit of a let down.
T - Smokey and peaty. I do taste a hint of burnt bacon, but as soon as i taste it, its forgotten. There a flavors of tobacco and leather. The finish is a bit medicinal and a bit of band-aid/chloraseptic is present. Bitter espresso is the only coffee flavors that i get.
M - Medium bodied with light carbonation. The ABV is fairly well hidden.
O - A "unique" beer. I really have been wanting to try this beer for some time expecting some real bacon flavors and aromas and i barely got any. It was kind of a let down, along with the medicinal aftertastes i don't think i would buy this again.
06-02-2011 03:28:05 | More by dubinsky
2.85/5 rDev -25.4%
Review from notes:
A: Poured a deep black with a huge three finger mocha head with great retention and some very nice lacing.
S: Quite smokey with some roasted malt, burnt coffee, and bacon, which along with the smoke was the most evident aroma.
T: Had high hopes, but the flavor didn't work for me at all. It tasted like fake bacon, like bacon bits. There is also a rubber/plastic, bandaid like flavor.
M: Medium to full bodied, on the creamier side with a good level of carbonation.
O: Everything was pretty good on this beer except for the flavor profile, the most important feature. Certainly need to try this one again, since other palates I trust have enjoyed this beer.
05-26-2011 03:08:28 | More by mdaschaf
2.9/5 rDev -24.1%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A- pours jet black with a one finger brown head that fades rather quickly. Lacing is alright.
S- lots of coffee, and *tons* of that smoky flavor you'd expect from the title. I actually...don't like the way they jive as much as I thought I would, but it's still nice.
T- this is actually...kind of disgusting. The smoke is overwhelming, and the coffee is a background flavor. I didn't expect it to be this over the top.
M- thick, but not syrupy. Very nice
D- not a fan. Waaay too smoky for my tastes
01-01-2011 02:45:26 | More by bigfnjoe
2.9/5 rDev -24.1%
Another beer on tap at Palm for MBW. Served in a goblet.
A: Black as coal one finger of mocha hued head, solid retention, light lace ring remains
S: Smoked malt and wood are the first things I pick up. Light coffee and a hint of chocolate can be found if you try real hard but the smoke sort of drowns them out.
T: The flavor is a tug of war between full on smoke and bitter coffee. It's like pouring a cup of black coffee on my tongue over a campfire. I get no bacon at all. Fairly one note for my tastes.
M: full rich body, very low if any carbonation
D: I can totally see what they were shooting for but for my money it's missed the mark. I had trouble choking down the last few sips of this one.
09-22-2010 12:38:39 | More by beerwolf77
3/5 rDev -21.5%
330 ml bottle. Pours black with a fluffy tan head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is sweet perfumey grainy chocolate malts with some smokey BBQ and a little roast coffee.
The flavor is lots of bitter plastic like roast with a bit of smokey sweet BBQ and a little coffee. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.
Overall, there's a lot going on (including some off notes). It doesn't mesh really well and the bitter roast is a bit overwhelming.
01-17-2014 23:05:33 | More by Beaver13
3.05/5 rDev -20.2%
Poured into a nonic.
Pours a hugs three finger dark beige head that sits atop a pitch black body. Head dies down to a substantial layer of foam on top. Nice lacing left behind.
Smells roasty, smokey and maybe even a touch salty. Traces of chocolate and oats, but the rauch component is clearly the focus.
Taste follows smell. A smokey and roasty flavor dominates up front. Again there is a bit of salt. Followed by a flash of dark chocolate and oats. The finish is smokey and displays a hint of coffee buried deep in the depths of the taste of this beer, and also a bit of sea salt on the back of the tongue. The smokey component is a bit much though, and reminds me of steak that's been on the grill for too long.
The mouthfeel is big and thick without being too sticky. Low carbonation.
Drinkability is ok. Way too smokey.
08-26-2010 18:18:20 | More by billshmeinke
3.13/5 rDev -18.1%
Bottle shared by nickd717. Thanks!
Oily opaque black with a thick collar for a head. Burnt bacon aroma, like bacon left in the frying pan for an hour too long; this is tarry, salty and burnt stuff. Tastes better than it smells, tarry and burnt, meaty and smokey. Medium-bodied, thankfully not too syrupy or burnt. Semi-sweet finish with strong roast and smoke. The aroma is fairly offensive, but it doesn't taste bad. Decent.
09-01-2010 05:40:34 | More by largadeer
3.13/5 rDev -18.1%
Pours a nice color like most of the other geek beers i've had. Dark brown head that has good retention. Good carbonation on this. The smell is real nice, smokey coffee that makes me dive right in. The taste, however, is disjointed. I'm barely able to get a 4oz. pour down. I like smoked malts and rauch beer quality but this ones terribly bitter on the finish. The coffee and malty middle doesn't make up for the finish. I was really disappointed in this as I've thoroughly enjoyed the other beer geek breakfast and brunch beers.
03-27-2011 17:50:44 | More by wchollif
Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.