drsordr (831) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour opaque black with thick brown head. Nose coffee roast and some chocolate with definite smoke. Taste similar to nose, with some early palate sweet and then late pale bitter. Roasty bitter finish. Great mix of flavor.
tempodaluppoli (4) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
tdoyledesign (135) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was fairly flat with a hint of smokiness and a touch of bacon. Taste is also a bit watered down and tastes of earth and dirt. The smokiness and bacon are faint on the palate. I can see how some people would like it but its not for me.
EvanFriend (244) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bacon aroma. Coffee and smoke dominate the flavor. No bacon notes that are in most Rauchbiers, more of a woodsmoke taste. Ends very abruptly, no aftertaste at all. Very dry.
budznsudz (419) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour with a brown head. Aroma of smoked black coffee and roast. Taste is bitter black coffee, ash, smoke, and alcohol. This is a bit rough. It could use some creaminess to smooth it out a bit. Ok
BMMillsy (1092) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
andyhwcinc (1301) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed at home on a windy Thursday night. Appearance is a moderate pitch black with a rich dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, subtle smoke. Taste is pretty good, similar to Beer Geek Breakfast with a nice smokey characteristic which becomes more apparent as it warms up, there's an abrasiveness in the back end that is pretty nice. Enjoyable stuff.
TylerGreenDC (186) - - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Mild smoke aroma and flavor, but endlessly pleasant. Flavors of oats and grains. Crisp.
BLADT (60) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from tap. Smells of wood chips and leather. Stout flavors are hidden under smokey front notes. Very clean.
Maverick34 (2006) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled as rauch geek bfast. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is malt and bacon bits. Sweet chewy oatmeal and bacon bit smoked tinge. Pretty good with a lot going on.