brokensail (12899) - Orange County, 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.
Tmoney99 (11817) - 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 (11097) - 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.
daknole (10240) - 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.
hopscotch (10076) - 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!
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with friends. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty, dark chocolate, light smoky, rich maple, caramel, espresso aroma. Rich coffee, dark chocolate, light maple flavor with a touch of ashy smoke.
Benzai (9927) - 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!
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, big thanks to Bill for the pour. Dark murky brownish black with thin tan head, aroma had big roasted and ashy notes, salty bacon and caramel came through, a bittering coffee as well with smoke lingering as well, with a nice sweet maple and honey coming through at the end. Can’t believe how close it smells like to the name. Taste was a bit ashy, but a nice full bodied mix of salty smoked meats, coffee and a nice sweet maple note throughout, made this a delicious and much more full version of its smaller counterpart. Delicious stuff.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pouring at the Saturday afternoon session of EBF. Pours a deep brown with a medium sized beige to tan head. Big coffee, maple syrup and molasses. Coffee syrup flavors come through right away, long maple backing it up. Loads of sweetness, but still fairly drinkable. Long roast with more syrup on the finish. No smokiness ever showed up, but this was still delicious.
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle 36/50. Pours a clear dark brown/cola color with a small tan head. The nose has big maple and brown sugar with additional smoky malts, roast, coffee and light nuttiness. The flavor has the same big maple and brown sugar, roasted coffee, and some smoky malts. There was a small amount of a lactose sourness going on with this which distracted a bit, but was overall pretty good.