jrob21 (3684) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Catching up on some old notes here. Sweetness and flat cola flavors working through, pretty straight to style there. The bacon and smoke start to overpower after a couple of sips though. Would love to see a little more balance between the sweet and smokey flavors. Bacon lovers unite though. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Amber/brown pour with tan head and lace. Bacon grease of course with pepper and sweet malt. Flavor mirrors aroma. Medium/light bodied but a tad thin. Unusual and drinkable. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Date: January 29, 2011
Source: Brewfest, ACAT
Appearance: hazy dark brown, frothy tan head, scattered lace
Aroma: huge bacon aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of smokey bacon, caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Appearance: Served up a reasonably clear, dark amber-hued body with a scant ring from lack of head formation.
Smell: Unremittingly smokey, with a scent smelling less of beer than of a plate of homemade hickory-flavored potato chips housed in a protective, delicious cocoon of bacon.
Taste: Yeah, you’ve got some round caramel maltiness in the mix, but the flavor is largely just the bacon character. First and foremost, it’s that continual smokey bacon that overrides the far lesser touches of hops and fruit esters and sweet malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Lightly carbonated.
Overall: It’s interesting, for sure, but be ready and know what you’re getting into here. To protest "it’s too bacon" is not acceptable and shall not be tolerated.