Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great stuff. Aroma is smokey with a hint of maple wood. Pours red with slight film. Taste is delightful with the smoke and maple being the starts of the show. Balances nicely with that lager biscuit taste. A little extreme for a lager so I would keep the quantity to a minimum.
Damico (2303) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with almost no head. The aroma brings bacon and maple syrup, a delicious smokey breakfast. The flavor brings some smoked and mapley malts, not super sweet by any means, but soft and smooth on the tongue. The smoke is not overbearing either.
ReggieDunlap (2897) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with a thick tan head. Aroma has light roast, dry leaves, tree bark, and mild smoke. Flavor light sweet maple, mild rroast/fruity maltiness, and smokiness creeping in and cutting through the sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry smoky/maple finish.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle pours a hazy, caramel amber with some wispy, white head. Nose is some light smoke, a little cherry wood, some light maple, almost a maple wine aroma, some brown sugar, malt. Flavor is a weird mix of sausage fat and sweet maple, I guess it tastes like breakfast sausage, but not in a great way, honey, malt, brown sugar, some bread, some pitted fruit, a little cherry, date. Full, sweet and smokey finish. A strange combo.
cheap (3748) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the house de 1000. I hate smoked beers but the barmaid at the house gave me a sample of this to try for free. I was very suprized at its drinkability for a lager lover. slight metal aroma. some haze in a darker amber brown liquid. yes, maple fer sure. not over the top what so ever. makes me think about bacon but its not in yer face. quite acce[table beer experince.
vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour with some white lacing. Aroma is mild smoke tones with some light oak. Some light maple sweetness with a smoke backbone.
vodka4blood (74) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This flavor profile is usually encountered in porter-style beers, but expressed as a lager it’s nonetheless delicious. The description tells me that it is perfectly acceptable for someone like me to drink this all day long..... I wonder how many bottles I would need for that?
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Tony’s, from the Beer Shop LTD, 19/05/13.
Hazed copper with a thin off white head.
Nose is caramel malts, maple syrup, touch of smoke.
Taste comprises smoked gammon, sugars, caramel, syrup.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
Ok - a little to sweet.
johnnnniee (1954) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy light amber with a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of earthy sugar with a solid hit of smokey phenols and little else. The flavor follows the aroma, sweet sugary malts with plenty of smoked flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick smokey mouthfeel. Nice beer but a bit boring.
umich03jm (1500) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from trade with 46er3498. Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a small foamy head that lingers a bit. Aroma is smoke, bacon, and a nice lactose sweetness. Taste is interesting, a mix of a sugary candy sweetness with smooth smokey bacon. The sweetness is a bit overpowering. I think the smoke could be a little stronger to help balance it a little. Medium to thick body, mouthfeel is smooth and a little syrupy. Overall, it gets points for being unique but it’s not something I’ll drink again probably.