TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Coppery amber with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is burnt bacon, smoky malt notes, hints of maple syrup, forest fire and smoldering earth. Taste is smoked malt, ash, burnt wood, light bacon notes and faint maple. The burnt wood and smoky malt is dominant and detracts from the beer where the maple should come out more. Body is light medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation and a lingering ashy flavor on the tongue. Ends with more smoked malt, forest fire/camp fire, ash, burning wood, burnt bacon bits and hints of maple syrup.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of maple salty sweet smoked malts a little dusty yeast. Pours brown copper thin head. Flavors of smokey salty sweet notes up front a little meaty light roast earth dust and then maple sweetness in finish. A little thin on the mouthfeel and the carbonatiom was a little flabby but i liked it more than manu others. Not bad glad i didnt have to buy it.
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a flat caramel color with a small beige head. Smells like a smokey maple bar... it really does. Taste is plentiful with smoke, that thick campfire type of smoke. Just a hint of the maple sweetness up front before the smoke takes over. A bit of hops at the end competing with the smoke. Aftertaste lingers with maple and smokey bits. Interesting experience.
jmohno (1019) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold orangish brown clear,foamy head,strong carbonation.
Aroma is pancakes maple and bacon.cream soda as it warms.
Taste is muted or a muddled aroma flavor then vanilla and fizzyness very much like cream soda then finishes like a bittered normal ale.Seems medium bodied which i thought would be dark thick and malty but is just more cream soda like.Some buttery mild toffee notes with the malt,bittering is kinda piney.Not getting much smoke maybe some oxidation and more of a vanilla like flavor. Interesting.I would try it again but not too soon.
realbama (55) - Destin, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
How on earth could anyone pass up at least trying this? Bubble gum colored bottle advertising a "bacon maple smoked" ale? Well, I couldnít pass it up. I will next time though. Definitely worth the try. Very smoked taste, very smokey. Rich maple syrup type taste. The bacon gets lost. Thereís no way I would drink an entire bottle of this but its worth the try. A very complex beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Scott and Kesha! Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was a few fingers high and off white. Smelled as billed. Maple frosting, cake doughnut, and distinct smoked malt. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet. Less sweet than I had expected from the nose. Pale smoked malt dominated the flavor, but the smoke was not Bambergian in magnitude. There were also maple and roasted pecan notes. Interplay between the smoke and maple created an almost cinnamon-like flavor into the finish. I always enjoy trying something new.
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, obviously, I liked this more than most. Both the aroma and flavor start with maple, lots of it, and smoky undertones. Of course, as it warms, the smoke becomes a much bigger player. The finish is just a bit hoppy. It is sweet, but not overbearing. If it were available in Knoxville (and less than $13 a bottle), Iíd consider buying again, if only for novelty value.
Ceciliamattoso (8) - BRAZIL - JUL 4, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Intersting beer. Very strong mapple smell and a curious smoked bacon taste. Everyone have to taste it once, just once. Its not a beer that you will fill your refrigerator.
AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked this up at World Market in Florida for $12.99. Stuck it in the fridge and poured into a Mikasa Tulip glass.
A - Dark brownish red. Looks like a red maple syrup. 1-Finger off-tan head that barely subsides. Took 3 minutes to reduce head to a thin line.
S - Salty Maple? Itís very interesting. Sweet maple sap scent with a fruity finish.
T - Hmm. Up front itís not bad. Starts with a sweet maple banana taste. The finish is totally a campfire. Semi-sweet then dry smoked taste with a bacon like finish. Tastes like charred Bacon. The start is so good but the finish is very weak.
M - 60% carbonation on the mouth swish. Very light body and disgusting finish.
O - Iím liking this beer but the finish is horendous. I have another bottle of this. Anyone want it?
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brutal beer...picked up in Dillon, Colorado. Great bottle, great concept, awful in reality. Acrid aroma is nearly all smoke, flavors are sloppy and a ribbon of metallic notes runs through the maple and liquid smoke beginning to end. Quick taste from everyone, then a quick drain pour followed it.