Scopey (7643) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, big thanks to Leighton. It pours deep orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet, smokey, toffee, juicy orange, earth, vanilla and coconut. The taste is toffee, light toast, earth, vanilla, smoke, maple glazed ham and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Excellent balance. Very drinkable.
DocLock (8098) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Phiilies08Champs. Thanks, Sean! Pours clear straw colored with minimal head. Nose was oaky, with big apple, rauchy malt, maple, and cognac. Tasted hot, with oaky bourbony notes, woody, vanilla, cognac, and smoked notes. This one was very unique,and a testament to originality.
BenH (2597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Bruce tasting. Amber with off white head. Aroma of smoked malt and bready lager yeast. Taste is smokey, caramel, toffee, distinct lager yeast. Bit of a lingering finish.
Leighton (12243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Thanks mom for getting this one! Pours mostly clear, red-gold with a frothy off-white head. Nose has lots of peat, some smokey ham, hints of caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor with sturdy honey ham, light peat, modest caramel, some bread. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, more bread, peat, honey ham, subtle caramel. Very drinkable stuff. The peat isn’t overly potent. Nice.
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am not sure if you can have a more aptly named beer. Scent is maple and smoke. Flavor is smoke and maple. Nice malt base, and the mouthfeel is perfect. Just a nice beer all the way around! B+
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Ed5388 (2315) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Poured a hazy orange/copper color with a thin off white. Aroma of smoked malt, roasted grain, and caramel. Taste is sweet, but not getting any maple, some caramel, roasted grain, and lots of smoke.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL Bottle. Thanks Sean! Small campfire and sausage nose. Flavors are kind of underwhelming, with a crystalline sugar glaze that comes out tasting like a weak version of everything they wanted it to be. There’s not much smoke in the flavor, there’s not much maple, and it’s just kind of a bland, lightly smoked Brown Ale without much depth or intrigue. Bummer.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Blackback. pours a deep brown, hazy withe an offwhite head. Nose is quite sweet, noted beechwood type smoke. Faint mapley notes suggested and toast. On tasting, it is definitely on teh sweet side. Has a balancing bitterness but beer overall tends sweet. Low caramel, the lactose is kind of out of place, imo. Clean smoke and neat, just far too sweet.
drowland (6286) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/3/13. 500mL bottle shared by nulledge. Murky brown pour with a small khaki head. Light smoke in the aroma, but still that nice smokey bacon aspect with touches of maple. The flavor again has a dose of bacon smoke aspect, but not too much, well balanced with the malts and maple sweetness. Tasty... breakfast in a bottle.
50belair (2525) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Seth. Clear light amber pour with a white head. Smokey nose. Smoke, maple syrup, and lager notes. Below average mouthfeel.