SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to hopscotch for sharing this at the RBWG.
Black pour, tan head.
Aroma of fresh roast coffee and maple candy.
Rich chocolate-coffee flavor profile.
Unique and tasty beer.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
multiple 2oz samples on tap at brewvival 2013. super stoked to finally get the chance to try this in such a cool setting. not my typical eloquent rating as i was standing in 6in of mud and the pouring rain...
pours pitch black, velvety, and truly rich for an imperial porter/sweet stout with a dense, dark mocha head. aroma is wonderful with huge, fresh cofffee, roast, maple syrup, smoked meat, brown sugar, and toast. flavor follows suit but cranks everything up a notch with huge notes of sweet maple syrup, toasted waffles, espresso, and fresh bacon backed by lingering roast, smoke, and toffee. palate is rich, creamy, and perfectly carbonated. overall, a world class beer that deserves the hype.
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG welcome dinner
Appearance Black with a small tan head and light lacing
Aroma: Maple syrup and bacon
Taste: Roasted malts, maple, meaty and mild smokiness
Very nice, what’s not to like about maple, bacon and coffee. Breakfast of champions.
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown. Good head. Really balanced coffee and maple in the aroma and flavor. A little sweet for heavy drinking, but a really beautiful beer. Great cooking potential.
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to hopscotch! Pours a hazy brown from the bottle with thin tan lacy head and no real lacing, but a nice film. Aroma of coffee and maple syrup, taste follows, sweet upfront, like candied bacon, then smokey at the end. Damn good for breakfast.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unlabeled bomber shared by hopscotch. Thanks Eric! Nose is super potent sweeter dunkin donuts like coffee. Flavor is similar, a little overly sweet, some cocoa, sweeter Mexican coffee. Fun to try and much better than the rogue one.
VsXsV (2236) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Dunderölsprovning 2012. Clear, deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of old coffee, maple syrup, light baby corn, biscuit, light smoke, toffee and some light bitter chocolate. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, maple, light ash and light caramel. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Ok, but quite weird. The coffee flavour just seems old.
rbrazell (1620) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Fermentation. First off, walking into the bar it smelled like a fucking IHOP. Black pour with a fluffy brown head. Nose is maple syrup, buttered pancakes, roasted malts, fresh pressed coffee, subtle smokiness and chocolate. Flavor maple syrup drenched pancakes, more noticeable smokiness, dark chocolate and French roast coffee. Sweet medium to heavy bodied with a sweet finish. Damn tasty beer.
callmemickey (2655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body, large off-white/pale tan head. Spotty lacing. Nose is full of coffee, syrup, chocolate and general roasted notes. So far, so go. Flavor, however, is overly sweet and malty. You’d think the roast and smoke would help cut the flavor some, but alas, it doesn’t work. Full bodied, cloying sweetness, thick finish.
Huhzubendah (2495) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
This very intriguing brew appears a dark brown shade, with crimson highlights apparent when held to the light. The head is about a quarter inch thick, and settles down to a thin layer atop the beer. The smell is just awesome. Wow! Scents of maple, vanilla, smoke, chocolate and a robust coffee presence make for a world class aroma. The taste does not disappoint, though it doesn’t quite live up to the promises of the fabulous aroma. Fresh coffee and maple syrup are blended to perfection, with some chocolate and vanilla notes coming in behind. I actually thought this beer was higher in alcohol. Highly drinkable - I could sip this all night. In fact, that’s what I did.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 02-12-2011