yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Garrett Oliver via Warren. Thanks! Aroma right away is crazy smokey. Lots of bbq essence, tons of bacon ans smoke. Flavor is smokey, meaty, bbq smoke. Mouthfeel is actually a bit slick, like pure lard. Overall this is very meaty with very noticeable smoke and bacon flavor. A bit too much for me in the end. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Denver Rare Beer Tasting II at GABF 10. Light brown pour with small white head. Nose is cured meats, bacon, campfire smoke, bourbon soaked BBQ and awesomeness. Flavor is medium bodied with all the same notes and a big wood whiskey flavor. Leighton (21511) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours murky brown with hints of orange and a modest, off-white head. Big smoke aroma with cured and salted meats, cedar, hot coals, light malts. Flavor is lightly sweet with burning wood, smokey bacon, hot rocks doused with water. Medium in body with considerable carbontion. More smoke in the finish with perhaps some caramel sweetness. Good beer. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2010
750 ml bottle shared at DenverLogans rare beer tasting GABF 2010 at the Marriot. Pours a hazed almost murky brown with a thin lingering head some lace. Aroma is actually really nice here- tons of bacon, smoked meats, some campfire, smoked salmon, - is very powerful smoke but not overly so and not harsh (at least in the smell), slight wood, earth and spice as well. Flavor is lightly sweet upfront, then gets woody, slight plastic, harsh burnt notes, harsh cold smoke, and gets astringent towards the end with almost a slick yeasty thing in the back of the throat. Strange finish to a great smelling smoked beer. Overall- I did not like this one much. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
sample from a 750ml bottle @ the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on 9/17/10. brown pour with red highlights and a thin tan head. bacon / smoke nose. medium body with a good amount of carbonation. bacon, lots of smoke over the mouth. soft finish. I didn’t really pick up the barrel notes on this one. Interesting beer... good if you like them smoked... me not so much, but glad I got to try this very rare beer.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Corked and Caged from Denver rare beer Tasting at Wynkoop. Orange to brown with tan head. Aroma is whisky, huge smoked sausage and bacon, smoked malt, pork barbecue, Virginia vinegar-based sauce and all. Outrageous! Flavor follows smoky bacon beautiful thick whisky and wood. I really couldn’t have enjoyed this much more! otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Hazy orange-amber under a small khaki head with lace swirls in my taster, rinsed with water which I smartly drank, and releasing a mushroom cloud of bacon beer goodness. Smoked malt, cedar, and juicy bacon crackle and sizzle on a hot skillet. Smoke threatens to set the alarm clanging, but I don’t mind because right now, right here, heaven has descended and all is well with the world. Well, my world at least; I don’t know nothing about your world. An oily mouthfeel I would attribute to the bacon coats my mouth in bacon, cedar, and smoke. Well balanced, he actually has less bacon essence than some of your traditionally pungent rauche beers out of Bamberg, Germany. On the other hand, he has more of the oily juicy meaty heart of bacon that even right now sets my mouth watering. Smoke and bacon lingers long in my breath while cedar smoke hangs low underneath. Is that caramel? Maybe, maybe not, but caramel glazed bacon sounds mighty tasty right now. Throw a lil smoke and cedar in and I have the breakfast of champions: Brooklyn Bacon Beer.
Oh yes, beer is the new breakfast and bacon is its name. I would love more Brooklyn Bacon Beer, but it was a limited release. For being able to taste it, many thanks to Rich Nowak, are local Brooklyn Brewery rep extraordinaire.