JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Winterfest 2012. The aroma has malt and some smoke. Flavor has lots of malt as well with light sweetness. It could have more bacon/smoke, but it is solid.
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is thick black with dark brown head, aroma has notes of meaty smoke, hints of chocolate, sweet maple notes and slightly harsh coffee, with a touch of dark fruit and roast in there. Taste is a nice mix of salty smoke, hints of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and slight sweet maple notes. Pretty nice, but a bit roughly put together.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Winterfest 2012. Pours black brown with a quick tan foamy head. Aroma was dark roasted malt a little chocolate and some peat. Taste has more smokey meat like flavors wrapped around choclate vanilla and coffee. Palate was medium and slick with a dry finish.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled this at Winterfest last night. Sounded delightful. But couldn’t fully deliver. Barely any maple flavor and no more bacon than just a bit of peat smoked malt could provide. Still a very tasty beer though.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Minnesota Winterfest 2012. Black color with a small head. Light sweet maple aroma. Very salty and smoky. Salt seems to be the primary flavor as well. Chocoalte. Light coffee and smoke.