Beer Geek Bacon | Mikkeller ApS

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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
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 603 |  Reviews: 269
Photo of zoolzoo
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown, opaque, huge khaki head. Great retention, sticky lacing.

S: Smoke, of course. Woody, smoked meat. Some subtle hints of chocolate and coffee as well. The base beer is not completely masked.

T: Big smoke, but thankfully not a one trick pony. The base beer stands, smoke accentuates chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. The finish features a kiss of hops adding bitterness.

M: Thinner side of medium in body, carbonation is medium as well but falls off fast. I am enjoying this slightly less as the glass warms, actually. This beer needs to stay "crisp" in order to maintain drinkability, in my opinion. Not enough body to support warmer temps.

O: Excellent smoked beer. Great on its own or as a compliment to a hearty meal.

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Photo of Nightrain87
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of pwoody11
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of dcloeren
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one for breakfast at my familys christmas (eve) morning after opening gifts with pancakes, eggs and sausage.

Poured pitch black with two fingers of creamy mocha colored head. Decent retention... no lacing but has some nice legs.

The aroma of this beer is amazing. Decadent dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee all blended together with a campfire like smoke. Possibly some molasses and some woody characteristics round out the subtleties on the back end.

Taste follows the nose. Very decadent and rich. The smoke makes for a nice touch on it as well, but I was expecting it to have more of a bacon effect and I'm not really picking up on it... very tasty outside of that "letdown"...

Medium to full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation to slightly prick my tongue with each sip. Drying dark chocolate aftertaste with a touch of smoke still on my tongue.

Overall, this was a very nice stout in my opinion. I would like to give West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago for recommending this to me. I would say I normally don't really enjoy Mikkeller's beers but this one was very solid. Beers like this make me want to see what else they have to offer.... Merry Christmas to me.

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Photo of jophish17
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of FeliciousDoyle
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of trojankeg
2/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rtaps
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours like a typical stout, black in color with a nice dark tan almost brown head to it. has medium retention leaving spotty lacing

nice aroma oatmeal and smoke stand out, with chocolate, coffee and nutty notes.

wow very very smokey, with some focus i was able to find some oatmeal, chocolate through the smoke.

medium bodied and medium- lightly carbonated. pretty viscous

overall for me the taste brings the beer down a lot it was just way to smokey felt like i was drinking an ash tray. it had a nice aroma and look to it but i was disappointed.

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Photo of photomike
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of dbol
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of smoked malt with rich roasted dry malt notes is quite interesting though not as over-the-top as expecting. Taste is also a nice mix between some smoked flavours and notes of dry coffee. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation. Very well brewed with nice mix between smoked flavour and notes of roasted malt. Also, this beer has got quite a body considering the low ABV.

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Photo of chugalug06
2.59/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours like mud, black mud. Nice thick foamy tan head.

S - Smells like a smokey tire... Interesting. This is the most smokey brew I've ever smelt. Lots of smoke!!! It's really hard to get past all of the smoke. Maple too.

T - Tons of huge smoke. Overwhelming. Not much bacon flavor... Tons of chocolate.

M - Over carbonated. A bit too bitter.

O - Smokey brews are no longer on my "to buy" list... This one is way overwhelming. Too much smoke and not enough good eclectic flavors. Not worth hunting.

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Photo of rab53
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of VoiceOfTheSoul
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz poured into a tulip.

A Pitch black withtwo finger thick billowy brown head, foamy lacing all the way down.

S Very smoky almost meaty, malty, raisins, apples.

T So smokey and meaty, like im in the mountains cooking bacon from a freshly slaughtered boar over a fire, some bitter chocolate in the middle meeting with some hoppiness in the finish, espresso lingers on afterwards.

M Smooth and creamy, thick and untamed, like a big cloud of smoke.

O Great after dinner or for beakfast as the name implies. Despite how smokey it is, it's never overpowering or cloying. This was really great.

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Photo of FreshmanPour77
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of LucienDeRubempre
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Satchboogie
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of clegolfski
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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