Leighton (16259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CPK - London. Pours oily black with a creamy tan head. Massive aroma, tons of maple syrup, hearty chocolate, mild roast, raisins, perhaps a hint of cinnamon. Big sweet flavorbwith lots of gooey chocolate, nicely integrated maple syrup, French toast, baking cocoa, mellow earthy bitterness, soft espresso. Full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with some sticky burnt sugars, buckets more maple syrup and liquefied chocolate, vanilla, hints of earth and dark fruits. A pretty awesome over-the-top American adjunct impy.
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CP&K, 07/12/15.
Rich black with a dirty tan head.
Nose is full on maple syrup, light coffee cake, tres sweet, toffee fudge, light spice, toasted brown sugar.
Taste comprises sweet maple syrup, tiramisu, sweet malt, molasses, chocolate fondue, espresso, melted Toblerone.
Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, sweet warming alcohol in the close.
A decadent impy for sure but a touch overly sweet for me.
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours almost black with a tan head. Smells heavily vegetal, celery, and brussel sprouts. A bit of acrid roast and coffee. Maple flavor, roasted malt, coffee, and smoke.
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, Oakland Park. Near black. Aroma is syrupy sweet molasses, maple donut, bourbon...decadent. Very sweet, again maple doughnut frosting. Very thick body with a slightly boozy kick. Decadent. Not getting much bacon but that’s not a big deal. Moreish for such a beast. You can really see the appeal.
Tmoney99 (12725) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate and roasted coffee malt with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced roasted dark coffee flavor with a medium to heavy dark coffee sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
Ratman197 (12130) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of cocoa, maple, coffee, light smoke and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, maple, smoke, coffee and light vanilla with a smooth dry lingeing cocoa finish.
Benzai (11792) - 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!
daknole (10738) - 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.
Scopey (10640) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CP&K. It pours jet black with a decent tan head. The nose is rich, decadent, camp fire, big maple syrup character, bitter-sweet, rich coffee, coffee chocolate and maple-glazed doughnut. The taste is pretty full-on, rich, bitter-sweet, slick, oily, rich coffee, maple glazed bacon, smoke, charred wood, salted liquorice, warming alcohol, treacle, light curry leaf, burnt marshmallow and cacao nibs with a smooth, warming finish. Full bodied, fine carbonation and slick mouth-feel. Pretty bonkers stuff. Intense and good fun. A touch hot perhaps, but I like it.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Draft… This beer rocks!… Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is all about pure, deep roast Cuban or Kona coffee accompanied by gobs of maple syrup and a subtle nuance of crispy, smoked bacon. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Huge Cuban espresso and maple syrup flavor without the cloying sweetness I feared may rear its ugly head when I first heard they would be “imperializing” the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Balanced nicely by what I can only assume are black malt, singed coffee and hops. Burnt, acrid, moderately bitter, espresso finish. Way too drinkable for a high abv beer. I had three glasses and could have drank more. Another world class beer from Kevin and Ryan at The Buddha!