Gachupines (1062) - 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.
AndySnow (4745) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Mogwai, Helsingborg.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, smoke, chocolate.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, smoke, roasted malt, chocolate.
Comment: A bit like a mild rauchbier.
Christpuncher (1866) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle is labeled beer geek rauch breakfast. Smokey and ham flavored. Nice oat and roasted malt backbone. Leaves a coffee ham smoke flavor in your mouth. Pours black with a thin reddish tan head
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thirstyrabbit (1411) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark body, small tan head. Smoky aroma with some coffee. No bacon, just simple smoke. Taste has some nice coffee but it’s veiled by a cloud of branch burning smoke that doesn’t belong in here. Again, a simple one-dimensional dry smoke character that in no way resembles juicy greasy mouth-watering bacon to me. I love the regular Beer Geek Breakfast, the Brunch Weasel one is one of my top stouts, I also love many smoked beers (most notably Schlenkerla) but this combination here is just wrong and the "bacon" claim is sorely misleading.
rouhlas (987) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, smoked, bacon, light chocolate. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
jaghana (4576) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with medium brown head. Nose is on roasted malt and smoked notes. Aroma is intense on dark coffee, dry, quite smoked on the german way, black pepper notes, good complexity, nice dark malt notes and dry coffee. Well done
valquere78 (31) - calais, FRANCE - JUN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium head that quickly dissipated. Taste of moderately strong smoke, moderate Bitterness and roast, and not much coffee.
cagou007 (498) - FRANCE - JUN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black with thin brown head. Incredible bacon nose. Aromas are mainly roasted malts, smoked malts, coffee, with notes of black fruit. Low carbonation, thick texture. Long sweet coffee finish. Maybe a lack of bitterness. But excellent choice for tough morning anyway, just missing the eggs!!
hens (687) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33L bottle. Massive smoked and burned hop aroma. It is quite pleasant for a while. Really old diesel motor oil color with brown foam on top. Coffe, roasted bread, massive smoky, over roasted peanut, light caramel, roasted malt flavours. Very smoky finish, like burned wood. Wooah. What a feeling.
pilsnerrogge (2621) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a small, weak head.
Aroma is oatmeal, ash, char coal and just a hint of smoked ham.
Fat mouth feel.
Dry taste of ash, wood and char coal leaing to a unbalanced bitterness.
Not one of Mikkellers greater moments.
aleksander9 (746) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with yellow head. Spicy alcohol, leather, licorice and chili. Metallic, smoked and medicinial finish. Overall: underwhelming.