djd07 (4532) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that lasts. Incredible aroma is strong coffee and maple. Medium mouthfeel with strong maple, roast, bacon, lingering sweeteness, really enjoyed this one.
jayzz (441) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very easy drinking and really nice dessert. This lives up to the hype. Stoked to try the imperial version at Huna day.
BMMillsy (1594) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade. HUGE thanks for a long time want. Pours pretty much black with a creamy one finger khaki brown head. Beautiful aroma of smoke, chocolate, big maple syrup, coffee. Whoah. Flavor is big time maple syrup,big smokey bacon, coffee, light cocoa notes, roasty malts. Yep. It’s all there. Medium bodied, creamy but not imperial stout heavy. Very easy drinking and really nice dessert. This lives up to the hype. Stoked to try the imperial version at Huna day.
S_Side_Smitty (528) - 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 (2369) - Rock Ridge, 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 (4841) - 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
artmcd8 (1919) - 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 (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, 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 (288) - - 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.