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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Smoked
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
13 Ingredients: Briess Cherrywood Smoked Malt, Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt, House-smoked Hickory Malt, Great Western 2 Row, Munich, C15, C75 Malts; Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Pure Maple Flavoring, Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Independent Hops, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast Specs: 14º PLATO 30 IBU 76 AA 30º Lovibond World Class Package: 750ml painted bottle.


3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ration (1991) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beaver (1389) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (742) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1068) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tapthis (88) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
It looks just like everyone has described. The maple syrup is too overpowering, the bacon flavor is more of an aftertaste.

1.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
tribefan3521 (5) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2012 does not count
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (817) - - JUL 12, 2012
Looks like watered-down maple syrup. Terrific breakfast smell: bacon, smoked sausage, butter, maple syrup. Taste doesn’t live up to the nose. Weak smoked taste, very thin.

2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bevbro (26) - Jamul, California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Smells like heaven taste like trash! I was never going to try this until a friend brought it over for a tasting. Couldn’t finish the bottle between 4 of us. And yes it does have bacon bits on the bottom :puke

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
2012-07-06. Lightly hazy bright amber boy with a small beige head. 3+ Smokey bacon in aroma, maple, sort of doughy/pancake like character. 7+ Bizarre flavour, smoked pork, woody aspect to it, raw bacon, maple is less sweet than in aroma. Finish is a harsh melange of flavours. Average palate. 3+ Ugh. An unfortunate ending to an interesting experiment. Edit: I thought I was crazy thinking I was getting actual pork and bacon flavours but I see that there is some listed in the ingredients in the commercial description. Huh. Bottle from LCBO shared by GregClow

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheBeerGod (5433) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
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.


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