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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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.

SpongeRuiner's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (945) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zchall23 (12) - , Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Extremely tasty and full flavored, but still easy drinking. Very well integrated complex flavors; ones of the best non barrel aged porters out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zappbranagan (11) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Excellent brew from the Buddha as usual. A great brew by a bunch of great people.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1343) - GREECE - JUL 30, 2015
650ml bottle from trade with RobertDale. Thank you Bob! Dark brown to black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, spicy - nutmeg, light hoppy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full almost creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2630) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
Sample at EBF 2015 Pours very dark brown with low beige head. Aroma is of extreme "artificial" maple syrup, coffee, caramel, butterscotch.Taste is of "artificial" maple syrup, molasses, some bitterness. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5560) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
THANKS to omgrich for sharing this one! 660 ml. bottle split by four. Black, small mocha head. Nose is big on roasted coffee & huge on maple down to the point of almost seeming artificial, syrupy with candy, light molasses, brown sugar,… not really getting the “bacon”. Some light smoke behind the syrup & maple, maybe. Taste is maple, big viscous, sweet & syrupy, coffee, light roast, vanilla, thick sweet spices, huge additives giving it a rather artificial feel & taste, chocolate, sweet candy, some molasses, maybe faint umami & smoke in the back. Artificial / syrupy body. Far more odd than my description sounds, quite interesting & entertaining.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
Black body with a light brown head. Aromas of coffee and sine smoke. Taste is a little sweet with caramel and honey, some smoke and coffee at the end. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottleshare thanks to homer. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is amazing maple syrup, some coffee. Taste is more coffee forward, some syrup aftertaste. Mouthfeel is nice and light, maybe a tad thin, but really good. I like this more than I thought I would.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2419) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
Black body with a small offwhite head. Maple syrup, roasted coffee, caramel, "labre larver", smoke, chocolate. Complex and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle @ Very Warm Random Summer - Whalez Tasting with Hallinghansen. Pours black with a small creamy beige head and lacings. Very well rounded. Soft and smooth. Hazel, vanilla , chocolate, brun lagermands, maple, coffee and mild smoke. Subdued and very very soft. Solid sipper slash quaffer actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleigator (496) - GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
’15 vintage Pours a black color, turning dark red at the edge of the glass, with a decent beige, bubbly head. Has an intriguing nose, featuring toffee, bready malts, cold pressed coffee, raisins, old, slightly skunky wood, and a whiff of syrup, together with salt. Smells complex in comparison to its lighter body, tied together by bakers chocolate. Not what I would expect from a porter, but quite unique and very pleasant. Has a fitting medium carbonation among a lighter body, leaving a lot of room on the palate for bready coffee. As well as the nose comes together, regarding its complexity, the taste is rather one-dimensional and thin. It exhibits raisins, toasty malts and an extreme overload of cold pressed coffee, rolling over all the other possible flavors, hindering the beer from developing more subtle notes, as featured in the aromas. The coffee though isn’t very pleasant on the tongue, it includes no cream, but cold ash and a metallic, distracting flaw. Developes an unpleasant mix of metal, cold coffee and sticky sweet malts in the finish, leaving back a nice flavour of roasty hazelnuts at the very back end of the palate. Tastes more like a stout than an actual porter, due to its incredibly dominant coffee presence, opening the tongue to roast and earth, as well as old tobacco and cold ash unfortunately. Its sudden turn into a sweeter direction during the finish seems a little off, as it gets unpleasantly introduced by a bubbly, metallic carbonation, rather than more fitting cream or chocolate - basically plays both ends against the middle. Evokes an overall colder appearance, leading back to the coffee, while especially the maple syrup should be able to lend a certain warming quality to the beer - it does not, feels more like a gimmick than an actual necessary ingedient, forming the appearance of the taste.

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