AdamJackson (2689) - 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 (527) - 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.
poisoneddwarf (1724) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange with a medium beige head that lasts for a minute or two before collapsing into a blanket of foam. Aroma is as wicked as the description suggests: strong in maple syrup, bacon--it smells like a maple bar with a side of bacon, all of it drenched in maple syrup. It starts out pretty astringent, making me take my nose away from it at first sniff, but it starts to tame out and grow on me. This is definitely the weirdest beer Iíve ever put my nose into. The taste is just like the aroma. Itís mostly sweet but never cloying and it finishes a little tart. I wish the body was fuller; it has a bit of a watery mouthfeel. Definitely not for everyone. Itís definitely too weird and/or too "gimmicky" (I havenít even read any of the other reviews for this yet, but Iím sure that word crops up quite a bit on here) for your average beer drinker or beer snob, but I like weird shit, and this is as weird as beer gets.
Rustyham (1728) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Terrible flavor and pale Budweiser color. Flavor is amazing - incredibly long lasting maple frosting flavor with slight bacon. I know I really want stouts right now. So delicious, I am freaking living this right now. The table wonít end!
alexsdad06 (5552) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a huge fluffy off white head that lasts. The aroma is a strange combination of oak, smoke, maple cured bacon with heavy candy like sweetness. The flavor is pretty similar; smoked maple cured bacon, oak, some earthy notes and big candy like sweetness. This is a mess and I am glad that I had a few people to share this with or else it would have gone down the drain.
Countbeer (4517) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ZZT IV:
I donít like pink, but I love this bottle!
Medium off white head which disappears quick and leaves a thin lacing on top (and bubbles on the side) of a deep hazy murky orange amber colored beer.
Smell syrup, wood, oak, smoke, caramel, dusty smokey malts, guess itís the maple that comes through. Strange!
Taste smokey oak, syrupy sweet, malty caramel, light spicy, sweet, smoked wood, maple wood, again strange!
Heavy aftertaste of sweet wood, most likely maple wood, some hints of liquorice wood and light smokey oak.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a bit thin light watery texture.
This is really strange shit, but damn lovely with spare ribs!
blklab2007 (1982) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 My lord this comes in a bright pink bottle. Pour has an amber color and a thin head. Aroma has maple, smoked bacon, and malt. Mouth feel is medium and there is average carbonation. Flavor is so thick on the maple, sweet bacon, malt, and some lingering sugars. Boy this is bad and I wish I had shared this with someone else to help ease the pain. I can not even drink this bottle it is just plain terrible and aside from having the pink bottle as a souvenir there is no need to even open this up. Why rogue have you played such a harsh joke on me and all the other unfortunate souls who try this concoction thinking that doughnuts in a bottle should be good? This is the first beer to be poured out in quite a while.
Sledutah (4916) - Utah, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle picked up in CA at Bevmo
Appearance: Hazy amber with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Smokey and meaty
Taste: Peat, sugar and meaty
Went from the best beer of the night (Conflux 1) to the worst of the night. Not to good. Glad Iím sharing but sorry to the guys Iím sharing with.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is like breakfast. Hickory maple bacon. Smells good and sweet. The beer goes downhill from there. Too sweet. Share this with multiple folks. I had half left over and couldn't stomach the thought of drinking more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
swanmann (605) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from the fridge, itís dark amber orange with sticky tan-orange head. It smells of maple and oranges, while chilled, overwhelmingly maple, hickory and smoke as it warms. The flavor is heavily smoked, with a touch of soy and just a hint of bacon. Itís sweet, syrupy but fairly viscous, with sharp bitterness and a touch of acid with lively carbonation. After some warming it thins up a bit, tasting a little like maple mineral water with candied sugar and toasted buttered bread crust. I think they could have pulled it off better as a stout (? perhaps?), but then again, how did I expect a bacon maple ale to taste? Unique, for sure.