OPIE788 (76) - - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was the best smelling beer Iíve ever smelled. Then I drank it. Sweet, smokey, salty, sticky. Plus like an inch and a half of sediment.
jstaylor0 (5) - - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Smelled nice briefly, until you taste it. Lingering smokiness that tasted artificial.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is robust, the body brown and cloudy. It smells smoky, maple intensive, maltaromatic, sweet, creamy. The taste is maple, smoky, very interesting, good, creamy, bacon, honey-wood-sirup. Interesting and Delicious!
thatchefsamson (1) - stanmore, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells lioe maple syrup straight up. The first taste is maple syrup then the smokey bacon follows with becon end notes and after taste. Very similar to maple bacon.
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Longshot, the winner of the 2009 ABD Strat-o league. Hazy amber with a medium tan head. Aroma of bacon, grease, smoked malts and some sweetness at the core. Taste of smoked meats, bacon, caramel and a smoky finish.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from Erzbierschof - amber-orange beer with a moderate beige foam left; maple sirup comes first, smoked bacon is not far away and combines to make a pretty weird aroma which somehow still works; fizzy and quite full-bodied, pretty tart and astringent, some sweetness below; quite dry finish of maple sirup and smoked bacon ... of course - not sure what to make of this
KyotoLefty (5594) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Huge maple nose, caramel, smoke, bacon. Yeah...well... Deep amber. Vile flavor of ass maple, smoked ham, bitter hops, weirdness all the way. No thanks.
ClassyBeagle (305) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
FROM NOTES: July 3, í12
Scared to death to try this, but finally took the plunge. Poured from the big pink bomber into a pint glass.
A: OH SHIT! Tons of smoked malt, syrup soaked Waffle House waffles, molasses, burnt wood and some burnt bacon fat. Iím not so sure this was a good idea.....
A: Pours a clear copper color with a half-finger tan-colored head. Decent retention.
T: Itís official -- BAD IDEA. The base beer is super light and does not do well with all the heavy and smoky flavors this beer has going on. Booze soaked waffle flavor upfront with notes of charred malt, liquid smoke and maybe a touch of doughnut glaze. Finish brings a boatload of smoke and peaty dryness.
P: EXTREMELY thin.
O: So I can say Iíve had it, but never, ever never again! Tastes as billed, but that isnít necessarily good.
Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with mR_fr0g at his place on 12 October, bottle from Rogue Hop Farms in Independence, OR. Poured a bright, slightly hazy orange colour with a thin white head. Aroma of big, big maple; real maple though, not too sweet. Also some grassy hop in there. Maple flavours on top of that mixed with smoked malts and some honey. Finishes with peat, sponge cake and some lighter maple. Despite the bottle and the warning I had, this was actually quite subtle and well formed. Nice balance of flavours and no synthetic qualities. Very nice.
KansaiBeerLvrs (919) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2200 yen from Asahiya, bright pink & funky bottle. 6.5% ratebeer recommends a stein or dimpled mugs but I served it in a snifter. It pours a reddish amber with an off-white head. The aroma is bang on, smoke, bacon & sweet maple. It kind of reminds me of a ham cured in maple syrup. The taste is smokey! Ham more than bacon, more smoke & maple. I think the taste is a bit over the top but served with cheesecake mellows it out well. Itís a dessert beer. Drink it in small doses or share it with friends. This is an incredibly smokey beer that does what it says on the label. Nice.