hopsandvines (60) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not for the faint of heart. If you don’t like smoked beers you can stop reading this now. Aroma of over powering smoke, some maple notes if you try hard. Taste is smoke, campfire smoke, and artificial maple flavor, thin malt. Finish is smoky and dry, sticks with you for the rest of the day. Best used as marinades for smoked or grilled meats or in a barbeque sauce mixture. $12.99 plus tax.
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
All you need to know is that this is liquid breakfast. Complete with pancakes, maple syrup, and bacon. The beer was overpoweringly sweet to me so I was happy to share a good portion of the bottle. To me, this is a gimmick beer but interesting to try. You’d have to love maple bacon more than you love your own children to drink this often.
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from D&Q. Clear amber with a modest eggshell colored head. Aroma strong and full of maple syrup, with caramel, smoke and bacon. The taste is syrup, wood, and bacon. Interesting, though not great as a combo for beer. Light-medium bodied with average carbonation. It’s like having all of the less than healthy parts of your breakfast in a glass with alcohol. Not that I have a problem with that, it’s just that those are the richest flavors. The bomber is going to be a little much.
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tried this beer on June 1, 2012 after purchasing from the King and Spadina LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent amber colour with a tan coloured head that lasts. The maple can be smelled across the room from the glass while a direct whiff reveals bread and smoked wood. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was dominated by the smokiness with maple and malt in the mix. Far from outstanding.
Nsanders (484) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish orange with a thin white head. Aroma of hickory smoked bacon, maple syrup, sugar, smoke, and apple. Very sweet and savory smoke flavor. Light to medium body, would have been better as a thicker bodied beer. Novel, but wouldn’t try again. Points for being first bacon beer encountered.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma immediately reminds me of breakfast. Light amber color, slightly hazy. Thin head. Begins with a smokey taste and finishes with a very strong maple flavor. Not my everyday beer but it wasn't bad.
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jnkor (314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is very smoky and woody - kinda reminds me of smoked maple. Taste is not exactly sweet, but has all the edge of a grade b syrup but missing sugar. Small carbonation gives it a frothy palate. After taste is probably my favorite quality - it truly tastes like I have been eating maple bacon.
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange with a small pale head. Aroma is smoke, maple syrup, sugar, cotton candy, wood. Somewhat thin on the palate, starts almost sickly sweet then a whole bunch of smoke kicks in. Taste is smoke, maple syrup, toffee, burnt wood. Interesting to try but not something I’d really drink again.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now to see what all the "Non-Hype" is about this beer, all I heard is bad things, and me and 3 other friends are not excited to try it. Maple and slight smoke jump out of glass. Pours slightly hazy copper with thin white head. Tastes like Pancakes....smells like pancakes. Smooth beer, really easy drinking. Just makes me want breakfast. Not much smoke in the taste, but the malt and maple together is quite nice. Actually a nice surprise. I may be looking for more of this.
burg326 (3508) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle poured a light hazy amber color, with aromas of smoke, bacon, maple, and sweet malt. Flavors are the same, has the mouthfeel of watered down maple syrup, and had light bacon/smoke throughout. Really sweet overall.