AWISLguy (3053) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012Jimbo2 (449) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
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.
Totally decent. No bacon. Mellow, non-assertive smoke. Some chocolate, roasted malt. Low carbonation. edgallow (4154) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, coffee and grains. Taste is smokey grains and chocolate. beton (603) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu. Korcz (3375) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Bekon i czekolada. Mhhnghh. Davros (3132) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2017
Pours black with a small head.
Nose shows subtle, coffee, a bit of chocolate, very subtle smoke and light grassy hops.
Flavours include coffee, bready and toasty malt, subtle sweet smoked malt and light peppery notes.
Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2017
12 ounce bottle
MetalNHopHead (1899) - 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 (1682) - 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 (2168) - 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 (317) - SLOVENIA - FEB 11, 2017
Salty bacon, hints of fish, sweet rich coffee, dates, honey, aggressive medium roasted smoked bitterness, roasty oat light sweetness