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RARE BEER: Mikkeller Beer Geek Bacon

Back in March, I mentioned Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Breakfast – a coffee infused imperial stout with oatmeal.  In tasting, you will note bittersweet chocolate notes, offset by sweet oatmeal.  Roasted malts and coffee are present.  Coffee is stronger on the palette than in the nose.  If you have had it, you understand how delicious it is.  Well, here’s another one to excite your palate.  Introducing Rauch Beer Geek Breakfast, known outside the United States as Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Bacon.  Now beer is truly for breakfast.  This edition is a smoke beer version of the Beer Geek Breakfast.  I have frequently hear people describe smoke beers as having a “bacon” like flavor.  Throw in the coffee beans and oat flakes you are well on your way to starting the day right.

Taste Expectations: Roasted, smoky malts.  The smoke is a little bacon-like in flavor.  Roasted coffee beans.  Real. Espresso flavor.  Oatmeal softens the flavor past the smoke notes.  Complex and fun.

Beer Rundown:  (In addition to smoked malts)

Hops: Centennial, Cascade
Malts :  Pilsner, Oat, Smoked, Caramunich, Brown, Pale Chocolate, Chocolate
Extras :  Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Gourmet Coffee

Where? Currently tapping @BrickStorePub

7.5% ABV