rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Oh man, interested to try this. Plus a medium amber with a tiny white head. Aroma of buttery McDonalds pancake syrup, light caramel malts, but Iím not pulling out any smoke. Flavor is sour, butter, fake maple syrup and a bitter plastic finish. Rouge, your beer, woof!
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich amber with a fine-bead eggshell head. Light and pleasing smoke presence, fresh breakfast batter, and a touch of maple in the nose. Taste is only lightly sweet, with restrained but ample woodsmoke bitterness. Medium-thin body is just a touch slick. Soft carb carries an earthy maple-wood note, and a hint of coffee shows up in the lingering finish. I think people were expecting this to be something that it is not. Perhaps an overloaded, ridiculously bold, imperialized beer? Thankfully, it is not. I find it to be a well-attenuated, off-beat but ífocusedí ale with a ísimpleí flavor profile and a modest abv. Since the beer is not overly sweet itself, I would guess it might go very well WITH a Bacon Maple Bar ... not as a replacement for it. Solid, fun, drinkable, and enjoyable. Between this, Good Chit, and Dirtoir ... Rogue has been hitting the spot recently. Thanks guys.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of maple and bacon but maple flavor takes over. A little watery but pretty good surprisingly. Sure smells like breakfast!
jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Definite aroma of smoked Bacon and maple syrup. Taste is similar. Honestly would not drink again. Too interesting of a beer to enjoy.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aromatics are so interesting but everything else is flat! And not worth the hype... Itís water with bacon and maple syrup flavorings! disappointing...
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. What a crazy beer.........pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is smack your face hickory smokey bacon dough character, a but cakey and tons of maple syrup, aunt jamima up in here. Flavor is just as odd, the doughiness is there to some degree, but lacking sweetness. Loads of hickory smoke, and bacon. I actually ate a glazed doughnut with this and it worked, just needs more glaze sweetness to balance all that smoke and meaty character. Medioum body and a crisp carbonation. Crazy beer all around. I wanna try this doughnut
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big smokey maple ham aroma, fairly intense and well... they nailed that. Flavor comes close, could be a bit sweeter, I see why they went pale, to pick up the breadiness of the doughnut, which they somewhat have done. A successful attempt at something very difficult... now I want to try the chocolate Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale.
baraciisch (1887) - USA - APR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish orange in color... Aroma is smoky and sweet malts... Flavor is definitely as advertised.... Prevalent rauch malts with sweet bacony maple syrup notes.... Almost like drinking a rauchbier and pounding pancakes and bacon with maple syrup.... Interesting beer, definitely worth a try but not worth buying more than one
vikingguy (806) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber, small head. Smokey-sweet-maple aroma. Taste - first and foremost, smoke. Then some bacony-maple-doughy sweetness comes through...ok, guess they named this correctly. This isnít near as sweet as I was expecting. Also, less body than I was expecting...this is a bit watery. Itís an average rauchbier with a fancy name. Decent but I was disappointed.
Floback (525) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a dark muddy orange with a thumbnail of off-white head. The aroma is indicative of the name with big syrup notes and a hint of roasted pig fat. The taste has more smoke than anything, with notes of burnt twigs, malted syrup, metallic hops in the finish. Medium carbonation and thin/medium body. I couldíve used more body on this to match the fullness of the aroma, but itís actually not bad for a pseudo-Rauchbier. Definitely not for folks who donít like smoked lagers.