TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Tap at Farmers Cabinet. Dark brown with small tan head. Lots of smoke, ash, tar, caramel. Very little bacon. A solid smoked beer though. Fin (10980) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge, 3rd June consumed 9th June 2011 Pours black, shark eye black with billowing tan head. Roasty with some smouldering elastoplast. Soft in the mouth, the smokiness is less bacon than I would have liked though rather pleasingly it is also less elastoplast also and in fact on that front it is a better beer than I imagined it would be. I can even get a rich velvety chocolateyness which is not in the least bit overawed by the smokiness. Some burnt toast and coffee. Good stuff. A6 A5 T7 P4 Ov15 3.7 DuffMan (10732) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle. Oily near black pour with a lively thick medium brown head. Aroma is smoky, like charred wood but not reminiscent of bacon for me. There is underlying chocolate and sweetness too. Flavour is heavy on the roast, with a dominant smoke element. Again, not at all bringing bacon to mind. Rather, this is like burnt coffee beans or coffee beans rolled in burnt leaves or something. Quite acrid really, with huge bitterness imparted from the burnt malt. Hops are most noticeable in the after-burps. Thankfully the base beer is good enough to rescue this from failure, but I must say that the Bamberg rauchbiers are WAAAYYY more reminiscent of bacon in their smoky character. Still tasty and very smoky, just not bacony, which leaves me a little disappointed. georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
Black with a large brown head. Aroma is smoke, caramel, coffee, little fruits. Medium body with soft carbonation. Flavours are chocolate, caramel, a bit of smoke, and fruity. Gachupines (1252) - USA - JUN 5, 2011
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.
Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Aroma of cured meats and plastics. Pours a nice dark roasted color with a brown lace. Tastes like smoked charcoal. Still not on board with smokebeers but this is neat. Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2011
At farmers cabinet with eli. Not overly bacony as it is waxy and peaty. Taste like aged in a lagaluvin scotch barrel. Lol I have to agree it does smell like bandaids and iodine. Bullit (4719) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle from Brewdog webshop. Black colour, tan head. Nose is smoke, peaty, coffee and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, peat. Indeed smells of band-aid and iodine. Heavily carbonated. TBone (18414) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2011
Bottled 500ml (Beer Planet, batch #489, brygget 110310) PapaSkeetSkeet (1011) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Opaque black color, small steady and creamy brown head. Aroma of smoke, black coffee and pipe tobacco. Medium to full-bodied. Lots of tobacco in the flavor, coffee beans, peat, black coffee and ash. Coffee gives a bit unbalanced to this otherwise good brew ... fortunately not vegetably notes as often it does. Slightly too burnt and ashy for my liking.
Pours black like oil, huge warm, medium-brown head (due to bad pour in part) Aroma of salty smoke and slight astringent roast. Flavor salty smoke up front and lingering with a clean and distinct bitterness and some slighter dry roast and dark chocolate. Light bodied for a 7.5 abv oatmeal stout. Not as good as other benchmark smoked beers in my opinion, particularly rauchbocks.