Ungstrup (28228) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of mape sirup, malt, caramel, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of maple sirup, caramel, alcohol, and spices, leading to a dry finish.
JanLaursen (2659) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske, 75 cl, hos Yespr. Fandens grim flaske!!!! Ser til gengæld godt ud i glasset: Tåget og gylden med et flot cremet off white skumhovede. Læker røg-note i næsen. Bacon!! Og æble. Super balance mellem malt-sødme, røg og humle-bitterhed. Lang, lang finish med en vedholdende røg-note.
madsberg (9529) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma Spice, smoke, fruits, caramel, flavoru. smoke, hickory, sweetness, herbs. Meidum bodied. Ends full of hickory and sweetness. spiced. A bit too much.
Pinball (10595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy brown ,smooth offwhite head.
aroma is an assault of various different notes like smoked, strawberries, sweet stuff, fruits, caramel, cookies, honey, and it just goes on... pretty wicked.
flavor is malts, bacon, fruits. all over the place.
SlackerMads (1128) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Unlcear amber, medium sized off white head. Plenty of smoke, barbecue meat, hay, comes together as smoked trout? Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Unique, but what the hell?
Borup (4883) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, smoke and bacon
yespr (29415) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is maple syrup and hard roasted bacon. Birchwood smoked. Thick malty, bacon roasted. Dry finish.
italarican (1382) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Looks like baby diarrhea with its muddy tan pour. I love smoked beers, and usually the smokier the better, but this is overload. More ashy than anything with aspartame and loads of maple flavoring (artificial). Some nice bacon notes in there, but the ash overpowers it.
deyholla (5842) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear amber orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma is full of maple with some smoke and a bit of a bacon note. Flavor has a combination of maple, smoke and bacon that kind of taste like a doughnut.
DandyWolfFloyd (553) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - the beer clearly smells of maple syrup with a little mild smoke. But clearly this is Maple all the way! And all the way at that.
Appearance - a coppery body, with white head that quickly turns in to a thin wash on the top of the body, very good lacing worked down the glass.
Taste - I find the taste to be very enjoyable, albeit a little overwhelming. The taste is maple primarily, of course you get a really full dough body, and a little of the smoke.
Feel - the body is full, the texture is the stickiest I’ve had of a beer. The only knock I have on this beer is that if you drink it, you smell like it for 24 hours. I woke up and still could taste it. That speaks volumes of it’s potency, but I don’t always like it to last that long.
I think it’s a beer you must try. Because it’ll be something you’ll love or something you’ll loathe. But that is kind of part and parcel of the style. The whole time drinking this, I kept thinking about it’s potential applications in cooking. The sky is the limit.