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Coffee Porter.
Evoking a complete diner-style breakfast in a glass, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is a complex beer with a multitude of flavors at play. It pours an opaque ebony brew with a frothy tan head. Aromas of sticky maple syrup, coffee, and cream creep forth from the glass. The mouth feel is luxuriously creamy, with layers of sweet malt, toffee, and roast giving way to waves of smoke, coffee, and salted chocolate. It finishes sticky, rich, and sweet, with the flavor of maple syrup lingering pleasantly on the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle, sample pour – with thanks to gyberic. Aroma is deep, with layers of French pressed coffee, earth, sweet roasted coffee beans, mocha, vanilla, sticky maple syrup, and milk chocolate. I am not really picking up on any kind of “bacon aroma” perse, and I mean any kind of salinity or smoke. Aroma is pretty darn sweet and inviting though – like maple syrup covered pancakes (but less so than Mornin’ Delight). The beer is deep brown, almost black with minimal tan head. Taste follows aroma pretty closely with luscious milk chocolate and well integrated mocha. Big roasted coffee on the palate followed with sticky sweet maple, brown sugar. Some earth nuances as well probably from that bacon aspect, but still no smoke. Body is full, kind of syrupy with soft carbonation. After taste is mostly maple that lingers on the tongue for minutes and minutes. Overall a ridiculously luscious beer, but a bit on the sweeter side with a huge maple presence and brown sugar. The coffee and chocolate is mainly on the front end with maple on the back. I spilled a little on my hand during the pour, and my hand smelled like pancakes the rest of the night.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1384) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle, shared by fsck -- thanks! Holy wow. Didn’t really want to like this, but shit. Aroma is coffee, maple, and candied bacon, the kind that you roast in your oven that makes the whole house smell like heaven. One might expect it to be a cloyingly sweet aroma, but the coffee really cuts it off nicely. I don’t really want to taste this, it smells so good. No, that’s a lie, I do want to taste it. The taste is sweet, and though the coffee flavor on the end is great, it really lacks the roast/coffee bitterness I’d hope for to balance it, leaving this awfully sweet overall. The body is thin, somewhat watery, lively carbonation. There’s loads of candy bar chocolate in this, and it’s impressive how much bacon comes into the flavor without this really being "smoky." Pretty cool beer overall. Side note: glass needs to be thoroughly washed after drinking this, or else everything else smells like maple and bacon. "Heh, interesting maple bacon aroma on this unblended lambic..."

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (3072) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Deep, deep brown pour, nearly black with a huge, fluffy, foamy, light-khaki crema that sits quietly on top. Aroma is quite mind-blowing, as you can literally pick out all three elements in the beer’s namesake. It has a thick, oily & roasted coffee bean presence up front with a lighter & sweeter balance of maple syrup in the background that leads into a subtly smoky, campfire & meaty finish. Coffee, maple, & smoke, done elegantly & wonderfully. The taste is comprised strongly of a big, sweet maple syrup presence on top of a hefty dose of smoked malts. I get more of the charred campfire smoke than actual "meat" but the balance between the bitter smoke/roast & the sweet maple is quite nice. Coffee finally makes an appearance as it lingers with a bitter bean flavor in the aftertaste. Well balanced, & again, all three flavors represented on the palate nicely. I really loved this brew, it certainly didn’t let me down. Tasted like a morning at the IHOP in beer form.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (888) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Bottle from a trade. Extremely unique beer. Very fresh coffee bean aroma. Literally has every flavor described. Nice bacon smokiness. Maple flavors really finish it nicely. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJDAM (3) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Glad i got to try this. This beer smells awesome... Tons of Maple & Coffee, Taste exactly what the label says.. Roasted Coffee, Maple , little smokey, well balanced excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from newcigarz. Aroma and flavor of maple-hinted coffee with some faint notes of bacon. I love porters like this: not thin, not 1-dimentional, and not boring. Good carb and retention, which added a ton in the nose. I was very happy to get to try this. It was an excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6358) - Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bomber to taster (shared by GAbell). Looks good; a translucent cola with tan lacing. Smells great! Just like the name suggests. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as robust. Good on the palate. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4128) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is maple syrup, light roasted malts, light espresso, light spice, and faint bacon. Flavor is roast malts forward with coffee, chocolate, faint ash, maple sweetness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3002) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Draft at the brewery. Pours almost black with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes sweet, like maple syrup, roasted grains, some creamy coffee, and hickory smoke flavor. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet coffee beans and cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
merc7186 (2468) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Aroma: Chocolate, Maple, Smokey Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head, Some Lacing Taste: Maple, Chocolate, Smokey Bacon Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Smokey, Mildly Sweet

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