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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2854) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Growler shared by jeffo, thanks man. Black pour with a nice tan head. Aroma is one of the most powerful aromas I’ve ever gotten from a beer. Just opening the growler filled the room with an aroma of spices, curry, cinnamon, coffee and chili peppers. In the glass, the beer gave off woody aromas, rich dark chocolate, coffee and spices. Taste was spicy, curry and cocoa, not very sweet, nice bitterness. Palate was medium-light bodied with smooth carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2615) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Growler, shared by jeffo, thanks! Dark brown with a small persistent beige head and some lacing. Aroma is quite amazing as it is extremely powerful without being overwhelming. As soon as the growler was opened, the entire room was smelling like a restaurant during breakfast. The nose consist of maple syrup, meaty smoke presence (not exactly bacon, but close enough), fresh grounded coffee beans and roasted notes. Taste is also surprisingly flavorful for a 6.3 % abv beer with maple syrup (main flavor) along with meaty smoke, coffee beans, roasted malt, fudge, moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Body is a little less impressive as it’s not weak, but maybe a tad watery at times. Moderate carbonation. I’m impressed by how tasty this can be considering the relatively "low" abv. And, surprisingly, the balance isn’t bad either.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Growler shared at the 2014 tasting in the Cellar of Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours near black with a thick medium tan head. Aroma of strong roast coffee, light bacon crisps, caramel, smoked wood. Flavor is over moderate sweet and bitter. Massive fudge coming out in the palate along with spicy aspects. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts and maple. Sweet chocolate and moderately roasted malt flavors with coffee and a hint of sweet maple. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle shared by Dave. Aroma of maple syrup, coffee, and slight chocolate. Pours black with a small to medium brown head. Taste is sticky maple, almost a brandy, dark roasty coffee, and a nice chocolate malt back. Sticky taste but not a very thick mouthfeel. Nice roast on top of the sweet. Better than I expected and I had high hopes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Dark brown, aroma has a lot of maple, quite a bit of coffee. Sweet coffee taste, subtle hint of maple, sweet chocolate, pretty good balance. Not the tire fire I was expecting. You really gotta like maple, as it comes out a lot and there’s a ton of coffee late.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out loads of maple and coffee, maybe a touch of smoke as well. Flavour is amazing, with notes of coffee and maple upfront - not so much bacon or smoke. The maple is perhaps the most prominent flavour, finishing on the maple and a tiny bit of coffee. Wonderful stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
Bottle@Gotheburg-tasting Apperance: Dark brown with a beige/brown head. Aroma: Coffee, Chocolate, Maple syrup. Taste: Chocolate, Coffee, Bacon, Maply Syrup, Hint of caramel. Palate: Medium carbonation and kind of rough/aggressive liquid. I really dig this. A beer for breakfast if there ever was one!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (2952) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle with huge thanks to 50belair! Pours opaque black with a medium creamy brown head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is hella maple, very nice with coffee and roasted malt notes, perhaps a touch of dark chocolate. Flavor does not quite live up to the promise of the nose. Still quite good, medium sweet, light bitter, a touch of smoke perhaps. Lots of coffee, but the maple kind of turns the corner a bit to the artificial side after a while. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Super glad I got to try this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Dunt’s Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich brownish black hue, well hazed with decent frothy brownish head atop. A bit bubbly, nice aromas start to throw firm toffee, maple and cocoa. Vanilla meets cocoa, some caramel and gentle smoke, bacon and earth. Initial is a firm body, sweeter cocoa and caramel anchor a decent smoke, a touch meaty with maple syrup, decent sweetness. Firm sticky body, some decent sticky vanilla and maple on the backend firms up the body. Some coffee grounds and roast, sweet caramel, vanilla and syrup. Some toast, sweetness, odd play. Big and assertive. Sweet, a bit sticky and big. Nice and strong.


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