Gachupines (1248) - 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.
phfyysik (697) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is sweet, smoky, dusty, some cream, cherries, light coffee, oil. Taste is creamy, sweet, a bit bitter, soft oil, coffee, light bacon, dark chocolate, cocoa, butter cream. Oily and coffee aftertaste. Nice beer.
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is big smoke roast malts cured meat and ashtray. Taste is more of the heavy smoke roast malts bacon meat big smoke.
MatusBeer (458) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Deep dark colour with long lasting head off. Aroma of coffee, notes of smoked bacon. Taste of chocolate, dark malt, nuts, in finish notes of bacon and coffee bitterness.Feeling of higher % of alcohol. Great one.
RRistow12 (709) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is huge smoked bacon, campfire, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet with a mild bitterness. Flavors of bacon and smoked meats, coffee, maple syrup. Really nice smoked beer.
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rayaron (1369) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a Mikkeller tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. As Mikkeller Rauch Geek Breakfast. Opaque black with brown head. The aroma has lots of coffee, some smokiness, hint of socks, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Bitterish flavor with notes of smoke, dark chocolate, coffee, light sweetness, a bit alcoholic. Oily texture, medium to full-bodied. Nice.
zvsn (1640) - ISRAEL - JUL 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond shop. Deep brown black with a small head. Roasted barley, coffee and smoked bacon aroma, nice but not overwhelming.Sweet, flavors of coffee, smoked meat, roasted, cocoa, prunes, mild sourness. Full-bodied, oily, low carbonation. Good.
MrHangover (3935) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a jet black beer with a small ring of tanned head on top. Aroma is rather smokey, syrupy and bacon, some molasses in there as well. Flavor is odd, a bit sweet and a bit salty even. Must be the bacon. Maybe even bittersweet, not sure though. Rather thick, full bodied malty experience with roasty characters. Aftertaste is long and sweet with overtones of smoke. A bit weird, but very nice!!
jmgreenuk (7653) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mikkeller Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is powerful smoke, light sweet malt. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a smooth smoky malt, light medicinal hop, liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a moderate, brown colored head. Smoke and dark brown sugar come to mind with the first sniff. Glazed ham, maple bacon, and waffles join in after. Thick and smooth feel, not quite chewy , but close. Start out a bit medicinal. A liquid smoke quality, that has some really strong coffee backing it up. Actually a bit too much flavor. A condensed can (bottle) of coffee and smoke. I actually like it for that reason, but enjoy it less for that same reason. 4/10
kerenmk (4091) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Mikkeller San Diego, 21.4.16. Black with a tan head. Initially chocolate milk aroma, and then sausage smokiness and then dyacetil. Very mild smokiness, dyacetil and then hoppy bitterness. Full body, chocolatey bitter finish.