vodka4blood (80) - 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 (7935) - 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 (2151) - 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 (1770) - 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.
BroSpud (1667) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours amber with very little off white head that goes away fairly quickly. Smoky aroma. Oily palate. Sweet flavors of maple and candy sugar making this a tad too sweet for my liking but not bad for what it is.
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting collaboration lager. Reminds me of a 50/50 blend of Lawsons Maple Nipple and JA Smoke and Dagger, but it turns out better then both those beers in my opinion. Interesting spicy maple flavor blends with a meaty smokeyness.
rejtable (1223) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Farmhouse. Typically smoke AND maple are my two least favourite things in beer, so I really shouldn’t have ordered this, but with two very interesting breweries behind it I had to try. Pours amber with some head and little lacing. Notes of bacon, smoke, some maple but not overwhelming. Nicely balanced. Medium body with lively carbonation.
SrSilligoose (3220) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. pleasant campfire smoked back by some old earthy smoked doughs. maple and lactose sugars make this a tad too sweet for my liking. potent beer that seems more enjoyable in smaller doses.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A smokey maples toasty beer. Simple and tasty, I liked it, copper color.
williamstome (821) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour. Very smokey, sweet aroma. Smokey sweet flavor, bacon! Sharp sweet finish. Great!