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 (1972) - 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.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
POURED 2014 BATCH from bottle to glass. Dark hue with fizzy brown head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is maple, toffee, coffee, light smoke. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and crisp Carbonation. Taste is sweet with a smoky finish. Overall this is a fun brew. POURED 2015 BATCH from bottle to glass. Dark hue with fizzy brown head that settled. Aroma is coffee, toffee, caramel, smoke. Mouthfeel is medium body with crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with a smoky salty finish. Overall this is a nice brew.
djd07 (9521) - 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 (481) - 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 (1788) - 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 (700) - 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 (4020) - Melboring, 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!