badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Tim. Black with a fizzy white head. Earthy aroma and taste of molasses, bourbon, coffee, and chili with strong chocolate notes through out.
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with smallbeige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, alcohol, congac, malt, alcohol,chocolate and licorice. Flavor is sweet and boozy with some caramel, alcohol, chocolate,brown sugar, bourbon and maple syrup. full body, average cabonarion.
larsniclas (5531) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at USSkovde
Black with a bubbly, beige head.
Chocolate and coffee beans in the aroma.
Vinous with syrupy flavour. Chocolate, coffee, notes of bourbon, menthol.
Soft and smooth mouthfeel.
Low to medium bitterness.
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Two goblets draft poured on tap at the brewpub (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours an inky black pour, opaque, in a snifter, with good brown fluffly head that laces well and sticks around. Aromas throw a lot of the base beer aromas, nice roasted malts, heavy coffee, bit of burnt or ashy smokiness, with decent oak vanilla notes and light maple syrup apparent. Initial is full bodied, similaries to KBS but a bit of underlying maple syrupy sweetness smooths out the finish very well. Flavors throw bitter roast, coffee, and dark malts up front, slipping into a silky feel with some good oak, vanilla, and maple syrup (light, but very much there). Lighter on booziness and ashy smoke, and a nice mellow sweetness easily distinguished as maple, which makes this more enjoyable for me personally. This is quite fantastic.
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this hand bottle.
The beer pours black with no head. There are a few tan bubbles floating on the surface of the beer. The aroma is great. I get notes of maple syrup, oak, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is equally impressive. There is a lot of maple, vanilla, chocolate milk, coffee, roasted malt and the slightest hint of soy sauce. Low carbonation and medium to thick mouthfeel. A great beer that lived up to the hype. Hopefully I will get to try this again.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at EBF, this is freaking awesome. Pours a black body with a tan head. Loads of fresh brewed coffee up front with a sweet maple body but not to much. A great balance here. Picture the already awesome breakfast stout with a hint of maple in the center of the body. Wow.
thirdeye11 (5484) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle thanks to my good friend Kevin on BA) black pour that is obviously viscous in the glass, few bubbles on the edges. Nose of vanilla, chocolate syrup, maple syrup, alcohol, toasted grain, bourbon. Taste of vanilla, toasted caramel, maple, sweet chocolate syrup, and a slightly undercarbonated finish. Medium thick, long lasting vanilla, toasty and maple flavor. Nice beer! Wish the carbonation would have held up longer.
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 75cl, at 10.6%Vol, as Founders CBS, new exclusive American brew Anno 2009, with maple syrup, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly alcoholic/fruity, not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, good head, top class!, yet very expensive
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of rlgk. Black with small beige head. Strong salmiak roasted aromas, some coffee, strong vanilla boubon notes, and a clear touch of alcohol. Medium bodied, prickling carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/17/2010. This Imperial Stout pours a dark black color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee and some maple. A medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee, vanilla and maple. The hops are herbal. Good carbonation. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. The finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.