RSRIZZO (1870) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared with some friends. Color is a deep amber with good carbonation and a nice off white head. Aroma is bold with maple and smoke. It has a medium body with a rich mouth feel. Flavor is very interesting, with maple and smoke that really gives a bacon like taste. In the after taste the sweetness and smoke hang a little heavy. Overall it nails the flavor they are going for but it gets to be a bit much and trying to drink the whole thing alone would be tough.
Ughsmash (7180) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured medium amber with a dense, 1" beige head. The aroma picked up lots of maple and salty bacon with smoked hickory around.. meaty and intriguing. The flavor found more of the smoked malts, caramel, and almost nutty notes at the core.. salty bacon and maple essence around.. some earthy and herbal bitterness joined maple and caramel on the salty finish. Medium-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. tart smokiness held the sweetness in check.. OK flow.. there was a lot going on here, but I really enjoyed it.
Ocean82 (81) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a dark brown with reddish tint with a medium head foam. Aromas scream maple syrup and smoke. It a fun aroma. Tastes like liquid smoke, syrup and bacon bits. It was actually rather unpleasant. The long lingering smokiness kills the palate and the over sweet maple overcompensates. Glad I tried it...won't do it again.
Martinus (3045) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, light brown colour, firm but diminishing white head. Aroma of maple syrup, wood, caramel, smoke, roasted marshmellows and ’hopjesvla’. Flavour of malts, smoke, somewhat sweet, smoked bacon, marshmellows, wood and maple. Somewhat thinner than expected. Finish of wood, sweet wood, hickery, cherrywood and marshmellow.
Quite weird. Extra point weirdness and the over the top bottle. Does make perfect sence when added to a BBQ ribs marinade.
(From 75cl bottle @ ZZT IV. Thanks for sharing, joes)
CrookedLance (5) - Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very similar to a maple donut along with a smokey aroma. The taste is sweet at first with the a lot of smoke kicking in after. While the donut flavor isn’t really there the smoke reminds the palate if bacon while the maple comes through in the sweetness. Not too sure why more people don’t like it, as I found it uniquely well made and enjoyed it quite a bit.
ADfan (615) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bomber it has a nice amber color in the glass with a small head. The aroma has maple that is noticed first and foremost. Very sweet on the nose. The taste has some bitterness up front with maple that follows. Slight taste of cinammon and spice. Long maple finish.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
take it for what its worth. a valiant effort, who thought bacon could go wrong? i hate every drop of this, and poured 90% of it out. sorry Bill !!
bacon came through, i didnt taste a donut per say but def got hints of maple syrup
Butters (3843) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. This is pretty fantastic. Huge bacon bits aroma and flavor. Really great aroma. Flavor has hints of syrup on the tail. Very clean ale with no fruitiness, and not sugary sweet either. I’d almost peg this base style as a dopplebock. Very very very interesting.
zach8270 (3579) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle - 750 ml) I don’t know why this was rated so low. Cloudy rust color with a thin white head. Huge and absolutely delicious maple and smoked meat aroma. Smells exactly the same as maple syrup over bacon. Flavor doesn’t back down on the flavors. Begins with a big and heavy smoke flavor that I thought was going to completely dominate the flavor but then the maple comes through full force at the end and blooms more when it warms. Outstanding.
Crompt (120) - York, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer smells like breakfast which made me very excited to try! This beer is almost overwhelmingly smokey and while pleasant at the start really started to get hard to drink by the end of the bottle. I could taste the maple and a little bacon but mostly just smoke. Glad I tried it but not something I would go out of my way to find.