Itzjerm (902) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smokey with bacon clear bacon. Sweet is very subtle. Only way to taste is on front of tongue. Aroma clear bacon. It's tolerable. Best with food. Won't buy agAin
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jjsint (262) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmmmm. Dark gold. Aroma is actually lovely, smoked bacon. Good North American breakfast. The taste leaves a bit to be desired, not quite right. Bitter, smoky, all bacon and no maple. Charcoal aftertaste.
Verdict: full marks for trying. Enjoyable as a one-off.
cfrancis (2012) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Label does not lie. You can boldy pick out Bacon and Maple. Butt he tastes do not mesh well together. Clashing in a big cluster of wood smoked bacon and sweet maple syrup. Did not care for but had to try it.
Pedrojscunha (6) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Cheira a bacon, sabor amargo, longo e pronunciado, sabor diferente, boa para conhecer mas n„o para continuidade
princevassago (7) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Thought this would be so much better than it actually was. Rated like drinking pancakes. No bacon though.
Syzzer (551) - Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
3-31-13 poured from bomber: Light smoke beer with maple notes. Solid orange color, med white head. Bad smell; overall impression is unpleasant smoke. 5.7 BD; 5.5 Joek- great color, good maple flavor, bad smokeyness
Pdubyah (180) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
All noise and nothing to back it up, like a heckler in a crowd. Although this looks great in the glass, and has a head that makes you smile, itís all downhill from that. The Smokey was more of burnt wood, and the maple was more chemical than natural in taste.
But hey Iíve had worse beers, and I think my disappointment was going to be that this was going to be over sweet, thick and hard work. I found it thin, tasteless and hard to finish because of itís averageness.
Ticked off my list of things to try though. I should get a better list..
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
You know when you buy this beer that it will be over the top, but the profusion of smells and flavors in this beer is pretty insane. Sweet and meaty, the bacon and maple syrup dominate and the maple syrup gives this beer a very sweet character.
ElDiablo (24) - - AUG 26, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I absolutely love maple bacon, so when I saw this beer it was an instant buy. Rogue nailed the flavor pretty damn good. Yet I hate to say, that was a terrible thing here. Super duper smokey, oak, and bacon on the nose. When I tasted it though, it was just way too over the top. I could probably bottle straight bacon grease and rival this thing. Just couldnít do it.
Pyobon (790) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear pleasant dark amber with a big off-white head. Fantastic smokey aroma although there are some slightly offputting carbolic notes in it. Nice palate - medium bodied with good lively carbonation. The taste is really out there, but I am not complaining - thatís what it said on the label of this in your face pink bottle. Thereís a lot of smokiness pretty much from start to finish. I like smoked beer (and smoked food) and this is pretty good. The initial smokiness is a nice wood smoke, and I can relate t to applewood. However as the flavour develops it develops a harsher carbolic / coal aspect. As this is happening on the mid-palate, sweeter notes are developing including some distinct maple flavour and some doughy / pancake notes. The finish has some sticky maple sweetness but it is dominated by the harsher smokey notes that last for a very long time. Overall this is an extraordinary beer. I donít really know what to conclude - I am very glad I tried it, I will definitely finish it, but I wonít do it again!