S_Side_Smitty (707) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is in your face no doubt maple syrup and coffee. Pours cola Brown with a medium tan head. Taste is coffee up front followed almost hesitantly by maple syrup that continues all the way to the sweet and bitter finish. The bacon seems hidden to me, but I can definitely get a pancake and coffee breakfast outa this one - AWESOME!
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 Draft at MBCP. Pour is dark brown with reddish highlights. Nose is mostly coffee, with moderate maple. Taste is amazing. A ton of maple, coffee works itself in there with just a touch of smoke. Lots of coffee as it warms. The real deal.
Empire1965 (12) - Chicago, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Funky stuff for sure, one of top 25 of draft mag...would think this is all overplace coffe and maple are so well balanced...either one of these could have funked this one up, but it did not. Each complex big flavor compliment each...great job!
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was huge maple, and some coffee and roast. Flavor similar, maple is definitely the biggest flavor, then coffee, and then only mild meaty Smokey Bacon
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a trade. Pours a dark clear brown with a light brown head. Aroma of huge maple, big coffee in the glass. Not too much bacon though. Aroma is amazing. Taste is bitter sweet. Really loving this stuff. Another hit from Funky Buddha.
charule (2160) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured almost black with min beige head. Aroma strong with coffee maple and choc like a doughnut. Light carb med bod. Tastes like a doughnut maybe a lil bitter.
Beardaxe (293) - - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bomber into snifter. Medium head that quickly dissipated. Intoxicating aroma of maple syrup, smoke, and coffee. The flavor is really on point. At first it might seem weak compared to the aroma but anything more intense and the beer would come across more as a gimmick. Instead, it's balanced beautifully. There's a soft maple syrup presence that is never cloying or too much. If sits there and gently envelops the smoke and coffee. Don't be fooled, this is an easy drinking, excellent made beer. I could drink a ton of these.
BiiruBierBeer (945) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge aroma of maple and coffee. Taste is heavy coffee and maple with a bit of bacon in there. This is definitely the best porter I’ve ever had without a doubt.
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a deep opaque brown with a finger of tan head. Really nice looking. The aroma and flavor are mostly the same in notes and in character - maple on the initial and finish, dark chocolate, smoky pork (bacon), brown sugar, toast, and a shot of espresso in the middle. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel that finishes sticky. There’s absolutely no balance in this at all in the nose or on the palate. It’s like 1-2-3-4 in terms of picking out the individual elements. They’re all really enjoyable, but certainly not blended together. Would that even be possible? I don’t know, but I’m wondering if I’d like that version more or less because I liked all the pieces here. Fun beer.
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large brown head with good retention and little lace. Head settles into a thin sheet and just stays there. Black bodied brew. Maple aromas pop ya first then the heavily roasted coffee climbs outta there,hint metallic, nice. Body is med/full, bit chewy and nicely creamy and oily on the palate, almost silky, fine carbonation.Nice,dry,chewy, over roatsy coffee flavors, bittersweet chocolate, glancing maple notes, slight smoke (bacon?) caramel and some black malt notes. Dry finish is roasty tough and large with coffee. Man i love maple and this beer delivered. Blended nicely with the roasty coffee notes. Well done FB! No let down here. Many thanks to CraftCommander for hookin me up with a brew iv,e been hunting for for a while now. Thank Marco!