Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks a bunch for the rare tick Sean. This bottle is about a year old and itís held up incredibly. Pours a brownish black in color with almost no head formation. Nose is Maple Bacon Coffee Porter on steroids, the coffee, maple, and vanilla all pop quite a bit. There is some smoke character there as well. Flavor follows the nose only itís heavier on the maple syrup and bacon character. The maple syrup lingers nicely on the finish. Nice and smooth mouthfeel, not acrid at all from the coffee, no booze, almost silky. Great beer, Funky Buddha kills another beer. I loved the MBCP and this blows it out of the water.
Fritz123 (1156) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve had this a million times and have no idea why I havenít rated it. Had one yesterday at Kapow in Boca Raton. Draft. Pours a nice black oil with a mocha one finger head in a snifter. Aroma is the most fun part of this beer. From 2 feet away I could smell breakfast cooking. Coffee brewing, bacon frying, and maple syrup. As it gets closer to your nose it all comes together. The taste is also great. You really get the 3 elements of the MBC individually but they also balance nicely with each other. Moderate carb, medium to heavy body, medium mouth feel. Always a treat.
bytemesis (3710) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the one I came to try. Tap at MBCP release. Pours clear chestnut, medium creamy brown head that dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is coffee chocolate mocha goodness with a strong overtone of maple syrup. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter, really really good. Medium body, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Not to be missed.
S_Side_Smitty (512) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Porsche dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma is maple syrup, coffee, and rich - almost chocolatey malts. Taste is very smooth & silky coffee going to rich roasted malts and finishing with maple syrup and coffee bitterness. This one is a true ride.
Homer321 (2219) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at MBCP day. Nose is a ton of coffee and maple. Lots of maple. Did I mention maple. Coffee is moderately acidic and slightly too much roast. Still a very good beer.
Countbeer (4849) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle@Sad Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzaisí endless triangle travel aka Chrisí Birthday tasting:
Bottle: Served in a taster:
Black beer with a thin brown head/lacing.
Aromas of coffee, pepper, dust, coffee beans, wood, hazlenut, earthy mocha, cacoa, espresso and a good touch of chocolate.
Flavours of roast, coffee beans, coffee roast, pepper, hazlenut, mocha, espresso, chocolate and wood.
Aftertaste of coffee, chocolate, mocha, wood and light pepper.
Low carbo, creamy thick silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy thick light sticky texture.
Delicious stuff! Awesome!
Benzai (9165) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, huge dark roast, huge espresso, big dark chocolate. Taste malts, again huge roast, huge coffee, espresso, dark chocolate, bitter. Thick oily texture, full body, medium carbonation. Wow, super intense!
JulienHuxley (3550) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle thanks to Countbeer. Black pour with almost no head. Aroma is so nice, rich milk chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, tons of espresso, vegetal espresso notes. Taste is rich, so decadent, great coffee flavors, milk chocolate, coconut, lovely caramel sweetness. Palate is full bodied, but not cloying. Really tasty.
PhillyCraft (3526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Kamiel with Chris, Julian, and I. Aroma of milk cocoa, coconut cream, marzipan, and other amazingness. Flavor is dark cocoa, Hershey, shaving coconut, and milk. Medium to fuller body. Awesome fucking stuff.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared big thanks to Countbeer. Pours very dark brown with a ring beige head. Aroma of rich coffee beans, hazelnut, coconut, cocoa, toffee, fudge. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent!
daknole (9624) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome. Black pour. Coffee. Chocolate. Coconut. Awesome. Sweet and decadent.