Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ringof tan foam. Aromof maple, bacon, coffee, light cocoa and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of ashes, maplke, cocoa, light coffee and a hint of bacon with a smooth dry ashy maple finish.
burg326 (3884) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at FBG beerfest, poured a dark black color that looked very thin to be a porter. However the aroma was a kick in the nose of black coffee, roasted malt and fresh bacon and smoke. Flavor was roasted coffee, and a touch of bacon. This beer was good, and well worth the mob to sort through to get to finally try it.
craftbeerdesign (2194) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
sample at Brewvival on 2/25/12. long line for this one - but worth it. light black pour with a 1+ finger off white head. no bacon on the nose. huge maple syrup nose with vanilla and coffee. amazing! med body with maple / coffee / chocolate and vanilla. smooth. sweet finish with chocolate and coffee. again no bacon.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee, chocolate, and slight maple aroma. Maple syrup is the dominating flavor through the finish. Good, really interesting beer.
Drake (8984) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewvival. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and roasted malts. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, maple, faint bacon notes and a roasty finish. Medium bodied.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Don’t focus on the word bacon. I saw fistfights break out to get this beer only to see people be disappointed. It’s a nice beer but I didn’t pick up any bacon flavors. Maple, yes, very much . Would pour this on my pancake
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jjgmd (1510) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a pitch black, aroma is sweet and a bit pungent. Ok for beer extremists
but pour me a Left Hand Milk Stout. Ugh.
cmonster (983) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Haggerty’s Fantasy Tasting. Black in color with short tan head. Big time breakfast aromas. Coffee... maple... fetch me some pancakes and eggs please. Flavor profile matches the nose. Mmmm bacon. Finishes with dry dark chocolate. Great label. Thanks Matt.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 Growler @ The Bruery, shared by Sam. Black pour with a khaki head. Aroma lives up to the name. Smells like smokey bacon and maple syrup. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, and plenty of coffee and roasted malt. Lots of caramel, too. Flavor is slightly bitter, but has plenty of maple, vanilla, and caramel sweetness. Smoke, coffee, and bitter dark chocolate. Actually pretty good.
Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Paul for bringing thisrare treat to our Halloween whale tasting. Deep brown in color, not much head on the pour. Fantastic nose on this beer, great balance of maple and coffee roast. The bacon/smoke is ever so subtle....really wish I could give this aroma 11/10 pts. Taste deviates a little from the nose in that black coffee is the more prominent theme of the beer as opposed to the maple. There is still plenty of rich maple syrup though and some hints of smoke. Medium body with some astringency from the coffee. Really solid beer! I thought this was more hyped based, but it ended up being one of my favorite of the day. I ended up cleaning the bottle a day or two later for display and was blown away by how strong the maple scent still was in the empty bottle. Funky Buddha has a winner in this one.