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
For Trade:
9
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Photo of Corson
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slongie
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afewdrinksdeep
2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Big fan of mikkeller and the beer geek breakfast. But this was not a great representation of the style.

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Photo of Roguer
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark black, topped with a good sized dark brown head. Good retention and lovely lacing.

Breakfast in a glass! Roasted barley, dark fruit, a touch of smoke and coffee. Most of the flavors are fairly subtle.

Smoke and char flatten the initial hit to the palate; dare I say, it comes across as dull. Coffee asserts in the second third, however, and the smoke brings much more flavor on the back third. Long finish with the smoke and roast dancing together.

Thick, almost chewy feel; smooth; lingering finish.

This is a pretty solid brew, certainly interesting, but not something I'm going to reach for again, especially at its price point.

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Photo of szmnnl99
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rkarimi
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickGrimes
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Westyn
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeGT
1/5  rDev -74.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Personally, and I'm not an expert in this style- but it tastes like a grill... in a bad way. Grease, smoke and more grease.

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Photo of MatChar
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Treyliff
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a pitch black color with a small fizzy khaki colored head that reduces quickly leaving nothing behind

S- smoky woodsy campfire mixes with peat moss and dried & smoked pork aroma up front. Beyond that, layers of dark chocolate mix with fresh coffee grounds and subtle hints of caramel and oat

T- lots of deep, dark & bittersweet chocolate up front with notes of ground coffee mixing in. The smoke adds a second dimension, contributing flavors of smoked pork, charred wood, peat & campfire. The finish is dry with a linger of dark chocolate and smoke

M- medium body with medium-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that finishes dry and slightly chalky

O- the smoke plays more of a support role here, and it actually helps enhance the dark chocolate sweetness and the coffee, well done

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Photo of groleau
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Buzz3d
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddymcm
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L - Black in colour with a dark brown upper layer and brown foam.

S - I nice subtle aroma of a little smoke, Blackberries. can't pick up any coffee.

T - Slight sweet/sour taste up front, quite a bitter finish. Lots of smoke with coffee and possibly picking up bacon, may be the label playing tricks on my mind.

O- Not a bad little brew but the bitter taste isn't blending with the other flavours well

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Photo of aleigator
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown, almost black color, with a small beige-brown head.

Aromas contain a lot of fresh crushed coffee beans, sweeter malts, bitter chocolate, cream and a decent amount of smoke.

Taste is defined by a solid bready malt foundation, which gets washed over by a creamy, smooth coffee bitterness. Malts then stay recognizable by turning a bit sweeter, giving the beer a fuller body. Medium carbonation is responsible for the coffee to rush down the throat rapidly, while leaving a trace of smoky, roasted bitterness on the palate. This beer is defined by an interesting interplay of very bitter coffee and smoked, toffeeish malts, finished by a long acrid finish.

Smoke actually doesn’t have the biggest influence on the palate, but it is recognizable in an enjoyable interaction with the malts, adding an unusal flavor to this great beer. Arguing from the perspective of loving a typical Bamberg smoked beer, this smoked stout entirely lacks the characteristic hints of saltiness. It is even more astonishing that it doesn’t need those, because of the complex coffee flavor, which stays in balance due to the malty smokiness - enough complexity is established in a different way, than they do it in Bamberg. The coffee flavor of this beer might already be enough to make this great, as it is very smooth, almost creamy, intense flavoured, and changes its taste on the palate during the tasting process.

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Photo of bnes09
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Intensely smoked. Lots of wood, peat, pork and bacon flavor. Moderate roasted malt and coffee blends well with the smoky notes. Well balanced overall. One of the better smoked beers I've had.

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Photo of SDStoutly
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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