argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Small off-white head, cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, strong maple, some coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, maple, some mocha. Medium-full body, fairly sticky.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thanks! Dark clear brownish maroon. Aroma of maple syrup and burnt espresso. Taste is like flat and very sweet chocolate soda. Sweet. Very sweet.
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Pours black with an average, bubbly off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, coffee, toffee), no hops or esters, heavy maple, with subtle bacon. Flavor is maple bacon and roast malt with wood notes. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours very black, slightly tan on the edges with off white head. Aroma has big notes of maple, mocha, chocolate, coffee, some slight ash and smoke, charcoal notes even, with just a hint of medicinal. Taste is delicious, with notes of coffee and maple in the forefront, slight smoke and char, ashes and almost a hint of cigarette butt, but very nice and sticky maple with some molasses, toffee. Delicious, drinkable, and worth the hype.
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to Armin for bringing the bomber over! Poured very deep brown, near black, with a creamy cap of dark tan head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up a whole heap of coffee and maple, and came across on the sweeter side.. a touch of smoke represented the bacon on the nose.. loved the coffee/maple interplay. The flavor opened with syrupy maple and molasses, backed by a heavy dose of cold toddy.. maple surrounds and coats the mouth, leading to a long, sweet, warming finish.. bacon saltiness cut through the sweetness well.. very tasty stuff! Medium-bodied on the palate with a slow-ish feel from the maple.. nice carbonation.. totally delicious stuff!
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Special 22 oz bomber of the brew. Can smell the coffee immediately from popping the top.
It pours into my pint glass a really dark brown with some lighter brown to even red highlights. The head is gone pretty quickly.
The aroma is heavy on the coffee but there is a definite maple presence in the nose.
The taste is a lot of the same. Coffee and tons of roasted malts but a very nice maple sweetness. Slight hint of smoke in there as well.
The mouthfeel is great. Full body and creamy.
For someone that doesn’t like coffee I really enjoy this beer.
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to hopscotch. Last beer before my 32nd birthday. Wow, this one really lives up to the hype. Perfect nose of freshly brewed coffee, maple, roast chocolate malt, vanilla and a light smokiness. Taste is the same. Well balanced. I wish the bacon was more prominent, but I can’t really complain as this is an exceptional beer.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of northernbrews: The aroma consists of maple syrup, burnt coffee, and light bacon. The burnt coffee is a bit harsh. It pours a dark brown with a minimal off-white that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with maple syrup and a touch of chocolate. There is a faint bacon flavor in the background. The finish has an increased maple syrup presence and some burnt coffee grounds. Overall the coffee is a tad harsh and burnt. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Chris!! Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is crazy, maple, vanilla, coffee, smoke, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor is maple, vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. Nowhere near as sweet as I expected. What a unique beer!
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of Dosbeerigos. Thanks, Phil! Served in a snifter.
Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head and a bit of spotty lacing. Thin collar as it goes down. Nose is quite incredible with large doses of vanilla, smoke, and coffee off the front end. As it warms up, the maple really starts to come out. Very, very nice. The flavor hits the same high notes with a good dosing of roast and coffee plus some maple. Not as much smokiness here. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry finish and moderate carbonation. Incredibly drinkable and we certainly had no problem finishing off this 32-ounce growler. Thanks again to Phil for the awesome hookup on this one.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 02-14-2011