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Beer Geek Bacon - Mikkeller ApS

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86
very good

539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 70
Gots: 89 | FT: 9
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Denmark

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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black and opaque in color with a thin covering of cinnamon and persistent head.

The smell is stale coffee grounds and smoke, with a touch of chocolate.

Thankfully, the stale coffee grounds just translated into coffee in the flavor. The smoke is present, but not dominating. The chocolate is light. It leaves a bitter taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick and creamy, with low carbonation.

Drinkability is slightly above average. I did enjoy the smoke aspect to this, but not to the point where I'd have more than one. An interesting beer to try, though.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jjanega08
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of DovaliHops
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Beejay
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: It pours a nice dark brown and thick. In the glass it is black with a creamy full dark tan head.

S: Dark chocolate malt, a hint of booze, and the most amazing coffee scent. Slight smoked meat scent in the back. Sweet, smoke, and coffee. damn fine.

T: Slightly tannic, bitter malt up front. This is followed by coffee notes, and some dark chocolate. There is a nice residual smokiness in the finish though it is not very pronounced.

M: Thick, but the somewhat high carbonation lifts it up a bit.

D: Very nice overall, a good stout though I would like to have a bit more of the smoked flavor.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep black--brown body with a decent sized khaki cap. Good retention but only spotty lacing.

S: Nice roasted/smoked aromas. Coffee, generic roasted malts, and of course the fucking bacon. Seriously, just opening the bottle made my kitchen smell like I was cooking breakfast and had a pot of coffee going.

T: Bacon, coffee, smoke, roasted malts, a bit of dark chocolate, and a general roasted grainyness. Quite delicious. More so than expected.

M: Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Could be a bit smoother on the palate.

D: Truly a unique brew that I enjoyed much more than I expected to.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle into tulip. no bottled on date.

A: pours a very, very, very dark brown. looks thick. head is pretty dark too. tight bubbles. good retention and thick lacing left behind.

S: minor hints of smoke on an otherwise very rich coffee and dark chocolate filled body. smells slightly acrid. a little bit of Band-Aid. reminds me more of peat than smoke at times.

T: tons of coffee flavor. really tastes more like a cup of freshly roasted coffee than beer. the smoke is certainly acrid, but not as intense as I would imagine for a beer called "rauch geek".

M: smooth carb on a medium/full body.

D: good not great. like all of Mikkeller's beers, way over-priced. looking back I probably would have passed as I was hoping for much more of a smokey brew.

Photo of mikereaser
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured one 1/31/11

Pours a deep brown/black with an inch of tan foam that quickly faded into a layer of bubbles with nice oily lacing down the glass. I'm mainly picking up on the smokey bacon aroma and some dark roasted malts with hints of the coffee fighting through. Taste keeps flipping back between roasted coffee, bacon, smoke and bitter chocolate. very unique flavor to me. Light carbonation with a medium body, its smooth and creamy while being harsh from the smoke at the same time. Its fairly enjoyable but not sure i'd want more than one glass. But this also is coming from a self-proclaimed non rauchbier fan.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a tulip glass. No dating info but got from fresh shipment to South Bay drugs so it's fresh and well handled. Pitch black in color. Had a large brown head that slowly settled into a thick collar and film. Lots of quick sliding lace with some sticking.

The aroma was coffee, smoke, vanilla similar to barrel aging and some alcohol. Not really getting much bacon. A little disappointed with the aroma as wanted to more smoke and bacon but still good. The taste follows the aroma with more of the coffee showing thru and a bit more of the smoky flavor as well. Good but again little disappointed. Mouthfeel was thick and creamy. Good carb and aftertaste.

Overall, a good ImpStout but was hoping for some more rauchbier elements in it. Maybe a little aging would have toned down the vanilla and allowed other elements to shine through. Recommend if you can easily find. Not avail in TX so got from Ummagum. Rotation - glad I tried it but one is enough [N;O]

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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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.

Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.