bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, with thanks to Sean! Pours hazy amber orange with some big honking floaties in there. Large beige head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is very bourbon forward, with sugary notes of caramel and maple in there as well. Flavor is bourbon, maple sugar, bourbon. Bourbon. ummm, bourbon. Medium sweet, lightly astringent from the wood, some of that weird what I have come to recognize as maple bitterness on the finish. Full body and quite a nice creamy mouthfeel. Pretty fucken hot. Bourbon. more bourbon. What I am trying to say here, is that this beer is quite lacking in nuance or complexity. Bourbon, maple syrup, seltzer water. Boom.
Lemke10 (752) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours a cloudy, amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is filled with sweet bourbon and maple. The texture is thin, delivering a sweet taste with hints of bourbon and maple. Surprisingly interesting that delivers a unique taste.
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet repute pours a half cloudy light orange with an ivory head that lasts a good while and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is vanilla, maple and oak. The flavor is vanilla, maple, oak and a light citrus and floral. The high abv is hidden rather well. Overall this is an amazing beer!
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Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a cloudy darker orange color with a white head. Aroma was of a good bit of bourbonj, alcohol, wheat, and oak. Flavor was vanilla, oak, dough, and lots of bourbon. Decent big BA wheat wine, but nothing special.
johnnnniee (2146) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bertís
pours a deep golden/amber color with a good sized bubbly white head that persists forever leaving spotty lace on the way down. Aromas of dark caramel, vanilla, wood, nuts, a bit of spice and an odd but enticing pineapple coconut thing going on. The flavor is maple and dark sugars with a tart tropical fruit flavor with a spicy wheat edge and bits of vanilla, alcohol, and bourbon oak. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. I enjoyed sipping on the one for most of the afternoon. Its and odd but enticing brew.
Beardaxe (169) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Murky light brown appearance with little head. Bland aroma of some maple and not much else. Harsh mouthfeel. This a bit too carbonated and needs to even out a bit. The flavor is likewise disappointing. The maple is always present, but never exciting. Little bourbon flavor and only mild oak. This tastes like a failed clone of backwoods bastard.
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keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I canít find bottling information.
Appearance: Lots of flaky sediment in the otherwise clear amber body. Looking at the body recalls being high and looking at things. The head is short and short lived, settling into a soft white coating.
Aroma: The aroma is primarily of coconut with a hint of maple syrup and a touch of smokeyness. Bourbon is hinted at on the aroma, but sweet syrup and coconut are the mainstays.
Taste: The flavor is definitely sweet with maple syrup being prominent throughout. The intro hints at booze and oak, while there is a sweet malt underlying everything. The finish is a tad spicy with some bourbon present. Overall this just tastes a bit sweet with some barrel notes, nothing Iím excited about.
Palate: Thick and near syrupy, mildly carbonated.
Overall: Iím not excited about this one bit. Iíve had maple bacon vodka that reminded me of this, albeit tasting better. The price is the final stab in the belly for this, it was near $20, thatís unacceptable for this. This doesnít have many redeeming qualities and seems to be all barrel.
TheHOFF43 (1706) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with no head. Aroma is bourbon and maple. Flavor is bourbon, maple and fairly boozy.
Bacterial (1376) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber pour from a bottle shared by The Hoff @ Arminís - nose is malty sweet. Decent taste, strong bitterness while still very malty with a slight maple flavor.
arminjewell (5994) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of maple, caramel, toffee, hints of caramel, touch of spice, slight earth. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, molasses, touch of earth, slight spice into grass, vanilla, oak, finishing sweet, with some maple.