Clownoisseur (415) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, near black. Two finger brown head fades to spotty lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, hint of smoke, light char, light maple. Taste is more bitter than I expected. Coffee and chocolate are in nice harmony but a bit forward. The maple and smoke are pretty faint here. Not quite as sweet as the regular version....still, the alcohol is well hidden. Finishes fairly bitter and coffee forward. Solid beer but not quite as good as I expected. Lofty expectations set by Morning Wood? Perhaps.
Bule (1724) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
23oz bottle pours a thick dark brown color with a bit of head. Sweet maple aroma. Strong coffee flavor giving lots of bitterness. The maple and hops seem to clash a little.
Ataraxia (473) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown - almost opaque, and light beige lacing. Strong maple aroma along with coffee, powdered cocoa, and some toasted malt. Rather sweet at first but becomes more a bit more bitter. Smooth and creamy despite having only a medium body. Moderate carb and a pleasant black coffee finish.
AirForceHops (5877) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 oz. Crowler shared by Willrunforbeer, dude, many accolades. Nose is a sweet maple syrup, lasting chocolate. Pretty decent amount of coffee.
Taste is awfully sweet. Coffee with creamer, chocolate, and mild nuances of vanilla. Finishes bitter and sweet with lingering sticky maple syrup texture. I am left searching for the "bacon" or sweet smoke notes that would imply meat. Body is fuller but not quite. Honestly, still a wonderful stout but I think I prefer the original Porter version. I will not be in overly critical snob.
WillRunForBeer (2115) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Big Ass Can" 32oz crowler sent by Homer321. Big thanks, Sean! So excited to try this! Pours nearly black with a beige head. Iím sitting a foot and a half from my glass, and I can already tell that this smells amazing. Going in for a closer sniff... This does smell amazing! Itís breakfast. Bacon, dark chocolate, dark coffee, maple. I felt like the regular Maple Bacon Coffee Porter fell a bit short of the aroma, and this does too, but not as much. Dark chocolate, dark coffee and maple. A touch of smoke at the finish. Flavors are pure and natural.
Chalumeaux (938) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from crowler thanks Willrunforbeer brown black pour nice lacing with a thin mocha head. Aromas of fresh coffee maple syrup mild smoke butterscotch. Taste is malty sweetness coffee maple hint of smoke dark fruit. Amazing aroma needs more bacon!
djd07 (8791) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Grant. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong maple syrup, coffee bean, chocolate. Thick mouth, maple, roast, coffee bean, chocolate, nice booze, really enjoyed this one.
GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin tan head that fades fast. Sparse lacing. Nose is sweet like sniffing a breakfast of pancakes drenched in warm pure maple syrup, with a side of bacon. The taste is sweet at first, but followed quickly by a wave of bitterness, like chewing an espresso bean. Full bodied brew with mild carbonation. Excellent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jtclockwork (13523) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2016 Bottle -Pours black tan head - nose/taste of cinnamon, sweet maple bacon, coffee, roast chocolate - full bodied
RasmusOtt (2162) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Pours black with no head. Pours black with no head. Aroma of sweet flavored coffee - almost like an ice coffee. Weak smoke, fudge, toffee, butterscotch and vanilla. The coffee is really dominating and delicious. The taste has that some fresh and sweeter smelling coffee with other nuances of weak tobacco, chocolate, toffee, vanilla and a slight smokey end. This is something to really enjoy and that will give most people a wow-experience. Atleast I had one!