luttonm (4519) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Deep brown, big coffee aroma, sweet maple. A little vanilla. Cold, sweet, sharp. Medium body. Cold brew, syrup sweet. A little butterscotch. Thin minty finish.
rdixon77 (2309) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBWG. Pretty great stuff…breakfast in a bottle. Poured black. Coffee, light bacon smoke, maple sweetness, some woodiness. Oily mouthfeel. Surprised it was only 6%. Awesome.
WillRunForBeer (2238) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rate #1000! January 2014 bottle shared with AirForceHops, Chalemaux and Amanda at home in my snooty drinking room. Pours nearly black with a beige head. I can already smell the maple and bacon as I pour this. Wow! Amazing aroma! Buckwheat pancakes with real maple syrup and a side of bacon. Breakfast is served! Flavor follows, but doesn’t quite live up to the nose. Still a great brew. Plenty of maple sugar, a bit of bacon and dark coffee bitterness to finish. A great brew that I would never guess was over a year old if I hadn’t cellared it myself.
AirForceHops (6065) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer. Great choice for his #1000th rate! Aroma is maple candy, sugar, coffee with cream and mild roast. Brian had this for a year and I would have NEVER has guessed it was a year old bottle. This stands the test of time. The flavor is huge coffee, maple sugar that has a oily (dare I say) bacon fat feel over the tongue. Gives a grease type feel for the essence bacon. I’m no longer easily impressed, this did indeed impress me.
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer for sharing your 1000th rate. Color is dark brown with a beige head with lingering legs. Aroma is awesome. Sweet maple sugar candy, espresso and mild smoke. Taste is wonderful with a smooth mouth feel. Coffe up front followed by hints of cocoa and maple syrup. No bitterness in the finish. Quite a spectacular beer for being 1 year old. Kudos!
kraddel (5957) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nearly black , clear , and no head . Scent is pure coffee , too much coffee . Taste is bit bitter , coffee, maple syrup sweetness ( which I like ) with a walnut-sidenote ( hmmm , reminds me a bit of kbbs ) I get the specification of Bacon as well , even though I’d probably never said anything about bacon if it were not in the tittle .
Very interesting beer .... I do not like the scent , but the taste is really good !
chinchill (4200) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent looking: dark red-brown with excellent clarity.
Not as great as the name suggests.
O: kudos for managing to get maple, coffee and a hint of bacon into a porter.
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bomber. Mind-blowing aroma (easily one of the top five I’ve ever rated) of a perfect balance of maple syrup, mocha espresso, and mild smoke in the background. Pours very dark brown. Refined taste of maple sugar candy that lingers forever, moderate coffee, chocolate milk, a hint of wood smoke, and butterscotch. Not a touch of bitterness in this incredible beer. Medium porter, but a thicker body than a bunch of stouts. What a treat; the nuanced balance of all the flavors is just delightful.
FunkyBuddaMan (16) - boca raton, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Have being a Funky Buddha member since the Original Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery opened in Boca Raton 2010 this Beer never gets old. There is just simply nothing else like it.
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks homer321. Deep black color with a nice tan head. Coffee and faint maple aroma. Taste is major coffee with some sweet maple. Not getting the bacon.