GothGargoyle (1888) - 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 (4940) - 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.
blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at James’ place. Pours amber with an off white head. Bacon and maple sugar aroma, with some light salty notes. The flavor is pretty bizarre, with maple syrup, smoky cigarette-like notes, and bacon. Can’t say I really enjoyed it.
banyangod (2) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2012 Great dark amber color. Aroma is a bit sweet. Taste is not as sweet as expected bit I cannot find any notes of Bacon. Slightly hoppy. I love Rogue but overall this is just ok. I have had much worse before.
Lobotomy (5) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From pink bottle into belgian beer glass. Aroma is of strong sweet maple syrup. Appearance is a dark amber and poured with a thick head. Head dissipated in about 2 minutes. Taste was disappointing, not as sweet as the aroma. I do not taste any bacon, just a hop bitterness and the slight sweetness of maple syrup. Overall, it grew on me a little as I drank it, but not enough to make me say that I like this beer or that I would drink it again. If you have the chance to try it, do it. It’s interesting to say the least. I would not waste time seeking it out, though.
Arayaga2 (1946) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange grease color. Aroma is maple syrup and bacon, straight up. Bandaidy phenolics spearhead the malt profile with the residual syrup sweetness. Less viscous than expected. Free at rogue.
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nittanyjim (84) - - MAY 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber, slightly cloudy. Light head, dissipates quickly, but leaves a decent lacing. Strong maple syrup nose with a hint of bacon. Maple syrup taste, mixed with smokiness...and a touch of bacon. Some mild bittering hops, fading to a weak smoky sweetness. Oily-smooth mouthful...light carbonation.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The pour is light amber mild fizzy head. Smell is okay slightly smoke but mostly sweet and syrupy, but oh my god that taste is awful it taste like i smoked a cigarette put it out in my cheap syrup loaded pancakes then ate my cigarette but.
jbruner (3210) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky copper from the bottle with a good off white head and light lacing. Smell is all maple, kind of like pancake syrup. Taste is the maple up front, a little bit of smoked flavor and woodiness in the middle, then an interesting spicy finish. Clean on the palate, but a little too much going on.