Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
baggio (320) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
bytemesis (3519) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
barn0216 (423) - California, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with bytemesis, thanks! Black color, nice brown foam. Aroma of maple and coffee grounds. Roast coffee, ash, powder sugar, hint of maple. Nice roasty finish.
ICEatALAMO (998) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Oh wow, this is amazing. The aroma is all sorts of good. Maple, bacon, coffee bomb. The taste is a little too carbonated, but perfection nonetheless.
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anthony850 (284) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap maple, bacon, coffee, and a milk porter one of my favorite beers.
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Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at extreme beer fest, sweet flavors, some coffee in there, medium body, soft carbonation. Would like to try a bigger sample.