Beer Geek Bacon | Mikkeller ApS

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603 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A smoked version of the Beer Geek Breakfast.

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Added by bark on 07-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
603
Reviews:
269
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.99%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
95
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9
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed a while ago...from notes:

A: Nice black body with a tan pinky of head and some nice clingy lacing.

S: Very nice smoked meat and charred malt smell with chocolate and barley.

T: Wicked peat and charcoal malt. Like a dead wood fire in a glass, maybe a little overboard. Some of the meat comes through but really its all smoke and malt here.

M: Way smoky, medium feel, peat to the 9th.

Overall its a little much but interesting.

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A - pours essentially black with a dark rich chocolate colored imh head, decent retention great lacing

S - tns of smokey bacon, some bitter coffee. That's pretty much it

T - smokey as he'll, bitter bitter coffee and that's really about it. Bacon flavor doesn't taste great

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Alan.

A: A dark black with tan head that lingers. Not much lacing.

S: Lots of burnt espresso and bready malts.

T: Follows nose with a pleasing bite of robust, charred espresso beans. Malts mix in well for a tasty combo.

M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation.

O: I still prefer the regular Beer Geek Breakfast, but this one was a tasty wake up call. Toasty goodness.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours up absolutely black with a tightly knit, light brown, toffee coloured head. Thick, creamy lacing coats the glass as I tilt my pint. This is a wonderful looking stout!
Big coffee smell with a little bit of smoke in the back. Nothing like what I was hoping for. Still a lovely smelling stout.

<sigh> American style hops strike [in the wrong style] again. Terrific dark malts and a great coffee "punch", but those big, citrusy hops show up and wreck the whole thing. Clearly many people enjoy this, but I am certainly not one of them. This beer had quite a lot going for it until the hops showed up. Still a *good* stout, just disappointing when I had myself so built up over it. Oh well...

Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy in the mouth, bordering on feeling oily; perfect for the style, imo.

While terribly disconcerted over their hop choice for this otherwise terrific stout, everything else was well done. Still a fine brew.

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3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I didn't love this beer as much as I had hoped. It had a very strong burnt, smokey aroma with a sharp almost biting alcohol smell. For an oatmeal stout, I thought that the flavors were a little bit sharp, not as mellow as something akin to a Sam Smith. I realize they're meant to be different, but it's an oatmeal stout to oatmeal stout comparison.

This beer was smokey from start to finish from texture to mouthfeel. It was very different than anything I had tasted to this point and it's very unique. Worth picking up a bottle, but for $12+, it won't become an everyday staple for me.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good intro Rauch beer being that the smoke is there but not dominant. Lots of floaters in this one, which I am OK with, but lacks the richness and smokiness I was looking for. Cheers!

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Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
3.86 out of 5 based on 603 ratings.
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