mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured black with a dark khaki head. nose is heavy on the bbq, smoke, roasted malts, and light chocolate. great on the palate, nice flavor of roasted malts, smoke, and bbq, great stuff.
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle. Bought this at my liquor store before I even figured out that"Rauch Geek Breakfast" was the bacon version. Now I’m ecstatic to try it. Pours a completely opaque oil black with a small brown head that dies quickly. Smells of a ton of coffee, a hint of oats, and what might be a LOT of smoke (unless its part of the bacon aspect). A little intimidated prior to the first taste by how much smoke is in the aroma, but it actually doesn’t affect the taste that much. The oats become more noticeable, the coffee is a bit more subtle, and the smoke is still there (but not too strong). Not sure I get the bacon aspect of it, and I think I like the regular Beer Geek Breafast more, but overall a very good beer.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of smoke, coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, smoke, and chocolate with a dry finish.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black colored beer, with a thick foamy brown head. The aroma of smoke, bitter and coffee malts. The taste of bitter coffee, somke and dry. Notes of chocolate. The aftertaste is bitter, some sweet and strong coffee notes.
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. The aroma has coffee, chocolate, roast and smoked meat. Black coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. The taste is a bit sweet, has bitterness, chocolate, coffee, roast and smoke. Medium bodied beer. Nice balance. Good one.
kappldav123 (5000) - GERMANY - DEC 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle looks great, the beer in the glass also. Deep black, creamy head. Starts very malty, heavy, a bit oily almost, modest smoky. Smoky notes disappear fast, finish well balanced, malty-dry, little bit alcoholic. Smoky notes could be more intense, but still a great beer! Thanks to yespr for the bottle!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark dark brown, tan ring. Aroma is roast, smoky, meat, light vegetal bit. Taste is more roast, smoky, chocolate, light meatiness.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured very black, coffee, smoke, peat, chocolate, little bacon, slight licorice.
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Very black, creamy beige head. Lightly smokey with some licorice. Sweet with full body and rather creamy moutfheel. Slight smoke behind the coffee, followed by a tarry finish. Feels solid, but leaves less impressed than I was hoping for.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brown with a brown head. Aroma is smoke and chocolate malt. Flavor is chocolate malts, smoke, espresso. Not as bacony as I"d expect, but the smokiness is just about right for me. Nice brew.