Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Funky Buddha. Snifter. Pours a very dark porter with a mild tan head. The aroma is insane. Smoke, coffee, maple syrup, malts. The taste is even more insane. I’ve had this a number of times and it is a little different each time. You really get the roasted malts first with smoky bacon. Then the soft sweetness of the maple syrup creates a moderate dry finish. The aftertaste is...well it’s breakfast!! Really is one of my favorite beers...certainly my favorite Porter.
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared on the RBWG 2013 bus - a huge thanks to THE hopscotch. Pours clear brown with a light, tan cream head. Rich coffee in the nose. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of rich and roasty malts, coffee, hints of maple syrup and smoked meat. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, lots of dark malts, light smoke. Delicious stuff.
newcigarz (43) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Funky Buddha. What an amazing beer. Coffee, smoke, caramel, and maple syrup. Chewy and thick with an amazing finish. I could drink this all the time.
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating from 2010 - growler - thanks jedwards.
Appears near black with a loose tannish head. Only slight lacing.
The smell is huge. Coffee obviously, some coffee grounds, some chocolate, maple, a little smoke - A lot going on in the glass. Taste is rich coffee instantly the some chocolate, maple, smoke the other flavors join the orchestra.
The body is medium, mild carbonation. A smooth beer.
Overall very interesting and enjoyable. It should be tried if you get the opportunity.
SudsMcDuff (5864) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wow- thanks to hopscotch for bringing this!! .. . pours a deep brown black .. . crazy aroma and taste- spot on maple, bacon, and coffee!! .. medium mouth .. sticky lingering finish .. ruins the glass, in a good way .. . amazing beer!!
.. . . oh wait, that was on final jeopardy last night...
SpringsLicker (3156) - 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 (4921) - 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 (3094) - 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 (2356) - 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.