Gachupines (1091) - USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep black with a thick tan head. Aroma is strong smoke, reminiscent of a barbecue pit. Really reminds me of sitting outside by the smoker at my favorite BBQ joint. Flavor is huge smoke, almost overwhelming until it turns slightly sweet at the end. I can see why they called this Beer Geek Bacon (my bottle said Rauch Geek Breakfast), the flavor reminds me a little of really smoky bacon that has been cooked a little longer than necessary. But what would be a burnt flavor for bacon works to this beer’s favor. My only complaint is that the body is a little thin, but the huge flavor largely makes up for it. Hard to pair with food, this seems like something to drink after dinner, even smoked meat could be overwhelmed by it. Overall, excellent beer and quite unique, one of the better and stronger flavored smoked beers I’ve had. While not something I would pick up regularly, it’s definitely something worth experiencing.
RhetoricalAns (618) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL bottle. Black pour, thin tan head. The bacon is present in the aroma along with smoke and more traditional stout characters like chocolate roast and some vanilla. Taste is wood, earth, bacon,. Oatmeal gives a nice smooth texture, mildly heavy body.
yiannnos (1157) - , CYPRUS - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Black colour. Smoky bacon aroma. Chocolate bacon flavour, full bodied, nice
Lambister (331) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Uba & Humal, Tallinn. Clear black color. Small brown head, short lasting one. Quite dry palate. Dark chocolate malt, smoky and baconish. Acid and smoky bacon to ash flavors in the finish. Nice, but not quite the quality I’m used to with M.
willisread (948) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a pitch black with a tiny brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of freshly ground espresso, cacao, smoked ham with some light sourness on the nose. Taste is more of the same with the smokiness increasing as it warms up. Fairly light stout with some richness and the smoke is there, but isn’t so overwhelming.
Przemek1992 (66) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromat to palone słody sporo szynki (boczku) i troche czekolady. Słodki smak czekolady palone słody, boczek wędzonyi troche chmielu chmielu. Dobre
vjohans (512) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at mikkeller Sthlm
Heavy smoke, Iight bitter, light coffee, medium sweet full body. Nice, but to heavy on the smoke to be great
dnicolaescu (1322) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. Opaque black, small espresso head. The aroma starts with rich fruity sweetness and Franconian-style smoke, but also coffee, cocoa and some vanilla. Gradually, the smoke ”clears” and leaves you with a classic coffee stout. The taste starts with lots of coffee, sweet vanilla and cocoa, and quite some smoke and charred wood. The finish is spicy hoppy. Just like the aroma, the taste gradually moves towards the classic Beer Geek Breakfast. Very good.
fombe89 (703) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 07/08/2015
Color negro, aroma ahumado malta, sabores ahumados tostado, cuerpo medio
RickTheRick (651) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
D’un noir impénétrable, une fine mousse d’épaisseur moyenne ne tient pas en place très longtemps. Étrangement, je reconnais des arômes s’apparentant aux croustilles à saveur "all-dressed" ... et ce n’est pas désagréable du tout. Des effluves de café s’en mêlent timidement. La base chocolatée et torréfié est bien là en bouche, le fumé ajoutant une petite complexité bien nuancée et pas aliénante du tout. Pas mal du tout.
BeerBunker (943) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of bacon, smoke, wood, and toasted malt. Smells pretty good. Taste starts off with lots of oatmeal and wood, and then gives way to a nice smoke flavor. After a few sips, more bacon starts to come through. Lingering smoky bacon flavor. Has a strange sweetness to it, that I did not expect. Mouthfeel is creamy and goes down very easy. This drinks way easy. I liked it.