jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Rudolph Throwdown-thanks to hopscotch-growler-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is coffee grounds/roasty-dark malt, sweet maple. Taste is coffee grounds/chocolate/roasty-dark malt, sweet maple, secondary earthy hops bite. Lots going on. Full body. Not my style but tasty.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Dosbeerigos. Poured a darkish brown almost black with tiny white head. Aroma was maple syrup and roasted coffee. Taste was coffee and pancakes with maple syrup followed by a mild roastiness. Nice body. This stuff was amazingly delicious. Thanks for sending to me!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared by JoeTheYounger. Rating #7. Another very dark brown porter, really pretty to look at. Big ashy coffee aroma, very roasty and it socks you right on the nose in a very pleasant way though. Nice light sweetness, maple is there for sure, but just as a nice compliment to everything else going on in there. Nice roasted flavor as well and maybe a hint of chocolate. (1439)
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to JoeTheYounger... Black pour with a thin light brown head....Aroma is awesome. Fresh ground coffee and maple syrup..Flavor is roasty. Don’t really pick up any bacon...Tasty
Slimbrundage (80) - USA - OCT 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Brown to black with a fluffy tan head. Huge coffee aroma with caramel, maple syrup and maybe a hint of smoke. Texture is plump and oily. Tons of roasted coffee, with vannila and maple sweetness. I couldn’t find any bacon in here but thats quite alright. I like this better than the regular espresso porter, well done.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Funky Buddha for a small get together/tasting. Thanks to Kevin for pouring us some of this. What an amazing beer!! It reminded me a lot of coffee ice cream I use to have as a kid. It had a large amount of coffee and maple flavor mixed in with a wee bit of bacon. I also got a good amount of dark chocolate as well. I could definitely wake up in the morning and pour some of this. Great job Funky Buddha!!
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 (Updated rating)... This beer rocks!... The second batch has more maple syrup and smoky bacon in the flavor. The nose is even more luxuriant. Very nice tweaks, guys! World class coffee porter!
(Original rating = 3.9) Draft… South Florida Throwdown 2010… Muddy, dark brown ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is a fusion of Cuban espresso, maple syrup and dark chocolate with a whisper of smoke. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor presents sweet and acrid espresso up front; mocha and light acidity on the backside. Coarse, mocha, dry finish. Sample provided by hankchinaski!
dosbeerigos (24) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 I had this beer courtesy of Kevin from the Funky Buddha, at the tasting I went to on Sunday. This was an “experimental” batch of the Piiti Porter. The beer was aged on a breakfast coffee that has hints of Bacon, Maple Syrup, and Strong Coffee.
Now I love the standard Piiti Porter, but hot damn this beer is amazing! Honestly, if breakfast in a beer is possible, I think it has finally been accomplished. The guys at the Funky buddha brought home the bacon (pun intended) with this beer.
The upfront taste was one of a standard coffee porter, then the maple syrup flavor comes in, and the leads back to coffee on the finish. Looking for the bacon was a challenge, and it mainly comes across in the nose.
Simply put, This is what breakfast beers should be!
If you are in the area jump on this soon, as from what I understand there is about 10 gallons total. Depending on the response they will brew it again. I have my fingers crossed that they do brew it again!
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a near black with a small tan head. Nose is tons of maple syrup and nice coffee grinds. Maybe a slight whiff of smoke but thats it for the "bacon". The flavor is by far the best version of the Piti that I have had. Full and rich up front with a huge amount of maple flavor and a nice full body finishing with light creamy roastiness. This coffee really worked well for this beer. A stellar brew by the Buddha.