Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2017
12 ounce bottle
MetalNHopHead (2275) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Delving deep in the cellar I came across this and decided to share it one evening. The bottle called it "Rauch Geek" but it was fairly apparent what to expect based on Mikkeller’s reputation. This one hits a home run and its only drawback is that it might break the budget to keep too much around.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base builds from waves of icy legs. Smoky bacon bits, coffee, and dry bitterness engulf the air as if you were walking into a diner during the peak of breakfast. Dark fruits underscore the richness.
Flavor / Palate - Malty coffee, bacon soaked in ash, and more meatiness than any beer has the right to possess dominate the profile. The richness permeates the palate so well that it takes a long time to fade. If you are tired of super high gravity offerings or experimental sours track down a Beer Geek and find out for yourself why they remain one of the best in the world.
The Smoked variant of Beer Geek Breakfast takes the hugely malty and chocolaty framework and adds some smoky umami to the mix. Meaty, roasty, chocolaty characteristics in the aromatics and flavor. Rich texture but it’s balanced by an earthy, smoky bitterness. This is one very tasty dark brown beer with some pleasant savory and coffee notes. 60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Smoky smell, bacon, sausage, oat, cocoa and coffee. Flavor is smoke and it’s astringently bitter. A full mouthful. Harsh and very dark. HuskerTan (2452) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2017
A- Light smoke, light chocolate.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Smoke, subtle umami, tobacco, leather, roasty.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish.
O- Not much bacon or coffee, both of which I wanted a lot of. That said, it wasn’t bad at all. Well balanced and no single flavor was overpowering. More smoked umami flavor and more coffee and this would really be divine. tmzl (367) - SLOVENIA - FEB 11, 2017
Salty bacon, hints of fish, sweet rich coffee, dates, honey, aggressive medium roasted smoked bitterness, roasty oat light sweetness
SureFaust (12) - Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Pour: Oil black with a nice chocolate head. Carbonation maintains plenty through.
Aroma: Wood, Uncooked Ham, Pine, Tobacco, Earth
Taste: Raw Bacon, Firewood, Roasted Coffee, Animal Fat, Oil, Light Oak
Drinkability: 3 out of 5, a little more ABV and I think I would really like this.
I love beers that push the boundary of what we think a beer is. Keep up the good work. bursprak (3284) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Aarhus. Blackish pour with a small tan head. Notes of light smoke, some peat, coffee, medium bitter, light savoury bacon and some light chocolate. Florya (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2016
How: tap Appearance: dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma: spice, smoked meat, coffee, caramel. Palate: medium body, average to low carbonation. beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours a near black color with a khaki head. Smoked malt, caramel, toffee, coffee, nut, roasty malt and light meat aroma and flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Coffee, roasted malt and smokey finish. On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. Karol (975) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2016
Tapped at Mikkeller Brewing in San Diego. Pitch black color. Beige thick head. Awesome rauch bacon smoked meat and spicy aroma. Taste is light sweet dark chocolate, espresso, dark fruits. Bitter hops and dark chocolate finish. Very good!