AWISLguy (1650) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Discount labelled "Rauch Geek Breakfast" on Thanksgiving morning shared with ck1. Pours brown/black with an off-brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma has big meat smoke, with underlying caramel malt and chocolate. Taste is much smoother than the aroma would indicate. Smoke, milk chocolate, bits of bacon, some roasty-ness. Finishes sweet and smoky. Nice, tasty, a bit too smoky.
Sebilinz (886) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black body with dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malts vanilla some smoke some coffee also hints of dried fruits. Taste is bitter roasted malts with coffee and some vanilla and smoke in the background. Aftertaste is roasted malts bitterness with malty sweetness and some coffee. Very nice.
cmacklin (362) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a small, chocolate brown head that laces. Roasted malt aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and bacon. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee and soy sauce with a dry, bitter, ashy finish. Medium body with a thick, oily texture and soft carbonation.
olliejobbins (1283) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. pours a thick gloopy brownish black. aroma is dark chocolate, a little coffee but most importantly, bacon! bacon in the taste too. salty smoked bacon. roasted malts and burnt toast. bitter smoky finish.
peponi (653) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: smoked ham, bacon, coffee and roasted malts, coffee.
Appearance: black color, thin beige head.
Taste: low bitterness, bacon, smoked notes, coffee, roasted malts, smooth, quite dry, ashy.
Palate: full body (oily texture) and low carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Amazing beer, really complex and somehow strange taste, smooth and drinkable. Recommended.
olsvammel (3934) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mikkeller web shop. Smoky smell with dark malts, chocolate and coffee. Similar taste. More smoky then bacon ut I get what they where aiming for. More smoked ham rather then wood smoke or char. Not the best in the beer geek series.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a thick, creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is salty, smoky, meaty and coffee. Flavor is coffee, roast, salty, meaty, mineral. Finish is slight mineral flavor, with hints of coffee bitterness. Lingering smoke and salt, with some bitterness. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Somewhat lacking in sweetness, it remains a solid stout.
czar (5352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear dark brown with a small light beige cap, some retention and lacing. burnt and smoky caramel, saltiness, peat rather than umami/bacon smokiness, resin, astrigent coffee berries, but also smoked red fruits, lots of leather, earth, wood, salt, iodine, chalk, some perfumey booze, vanilla traces. light carbonation, medium body - oily; dry and resinous-coffee finish. very good stuff.
Kauge (601) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Koht. BB 24.02.2019. Pours dark brown, nearly black. Head’s beige with good retention and lacing. The nose... very unexpected! I imagined I’d sniff some straight up smoked pork but it’s really not that simple... More like deeply roasted pork, almost burnt yet still juicy, and covered in some sweet and piquant BBQ sauce (using chili, paprika and lime). Loads of roast. Smoky too. Tastes similar: very roasty, almost ashy, with coffee and good hoppy bitterness. Damn nice! Body medium. Near flat carbonation. Low on sweetness. More salty and bitter. The bitterness in the finish quickly turns roasty. Great stuff!
Hermod (3954) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Bbe ? /19. Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma is very smoky, smoked meat, salty, with mocha notes. Flavor has smoke, meat, lovely coffee notes, mild tobacco notes. Dark chocolate notes lingering in the finish. Smooth, medium to full bodied. This is so good!
Fashawn (373) - Montesarchio, ITALY - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favourite style but i think that this one is very good, with smoked meet to load the aroma and invades the mouth with some bacon and earthy finish. A good one,i like it