Beer Geek Bacon | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

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

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of larryi86
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at dabaloons' tasting.

This is now labeled as Rauch Geek Breakfast.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, smoked malt, toasted oat, cocoa, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke, cocoa, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a smoke presence that is more apparent in the aroma.

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3.01/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a very dark brown.

The aroma has a strong smokey aroma of bacon, a bit of camp fire, quite peaty at times, and then some coffee and chocolate in there.

The flavor follows with that smokey peat character, a bit of light bacon smokiness, then tons of roasted coffee. For those into smoked beers, this has a wonderful balance between the smoke and coffee flavors. A medium body on this.

This beer holds it own by being packed with flavors at 7.5% ABV. A wonderfully delicious take on the series.

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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Near pitch-black body with a one-finger thick, light tan head. Chocolate malt aromas infused with a subtle smokiness. Big roasted malt flavors with strong tones of smoked wood; grilled brats; acidic; some alcohol warmth; barest hint of hop bitterness. Heavy bodied; semi-dry finish.

Well, now. All I can say is that this is a pretty damn fine smoked beer. Rich and dark with a hefty malt backbone and a nice, thoroughly integrated smokiness throughout. I don't know how long this particular brew may be available, but, being a big fan of smoked beers, I'll definitely pick up another couple of bottles at Coaltrain Wine and Spirits in Colorado Springs to supplement my stash of Aecht Schlenkerla smoked beers. This one may not quite reach the heights of the Bavarian standard, but it's not too far off the mark.

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Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 67.5% out of 100 with 603 ratings
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