GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with a moderate beige head. The aroma is a mix of maple syrup, bacon and a somewhat overpowering artificial smoke. The maple flavor stands out as the most dominant, the aftertaste is very smoky with just a hint of bacon. The body is thinner than expected. I’ll give this an "A" for effort but it didn’t stick the landing.
laiti (7887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ Rogue Distillery and Public House, Portland
Aroma is so strong on syrup that even smelling this one hurts my teeth. Also some brown sugar. Flavour is smoky with tar that turns into syrup towards the finish. It took a while and some sips Quite interesting and very unique.
olio (8787) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle @ brewpub.
Pours hazy amber color with medium-sized head. Aroma of sweet syrup, tar, mild fruit notes and sugar. Flavour of spices, tar, syrup, sugar and malts. Very sweet syrupy aroma but the taste is surprisingly watery and bland. Unique stuff.
Sarpa (1274) - FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 75cl@rogue distillery hazy amber@with a small off-white head. aroma of suryp, tar. flavor is buttery, smoky but surprisingly beerlike compared to the aroma
ration (2095) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
140712. Tap at the distillery, Portland. Pours hazy copper with a nicr head. Aroma maple syrup, lots of it. Some smoke. Strange smokey syrupy sugary taste. Wheres the bacon? Odd stuff indeed. Could be used as a replacement for breakfast. Not Bad.
Beaver (1599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. Pours reddish amber with a small off-white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is a bit strange - soapy sugary smoked malts and maple. It smells a bit chemically and leathery.
The flavor is sweet sugary malts (molasses and maple) with a big smokiness (liquid smoke and BBQ). The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, very strange. The sweet sugar doesn’t blend well with the smoke. Interesting to try though.
Scipio (809) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma is unique without a doubt. I get almost complete maple with the exception being some smoky undertones. Taste brings out more of a smoky taste. Still a good amount of maple present, especially in the aftertaste. I really get the impression that I am drinking a breakfast of pancakes and bacon. How is this possible? This one has some fizzy carbonation and is more on the dry side. This is very different than anything that I have ever had. I enjoyed this. But aside from that, this is worth trying just for the novelty.
Sammer (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (and a cool one at that). Taste is...hell, I don’t know what the hell this tastes like. Smoked meat? Maybe the strangest tasting beer I have ever had.
tapthis (225) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It looks just like everyone has described. The maple syrup is too overpowering, the bacon flavor is more of an aftertaste.
tribefan3521 (5) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2012 does not count
1.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I was talked into buying this beer by the beer store owner. I totally caved to the limited factor and marketing of this beer. I give Rogue credit for the marketing and originality or interesting factor of this beer. It got me to buy one. The aroma of this beer is definitely enjoyable. Smells like smoked bacon and breakfast meat. The texture and taste is absolutely horrible. The taste doesn’t even match the ingredients. It is like a bottle of liquid smoke. First ever drain pour for me. Waste of 12 bucks.