snibbling (3) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 To each its own. I think this beer is delicious. never had anything like it. Taste of maple syrup and powered sugar almost immediately, a bit of smokiness. didnt taste any bacon. drank from a snifter glass.
dougefreezy (45) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
My brother and I sat down and tried this beer together. The aroma is like huffing a five gallon bucket of maple syrup. The taste made made us both cringe with disgust, as it was very smoky and maple syrupy. "why would anyone make something so disgusting", my brother Said. I agree, I struggled through the first couple swigs, and after about a half hour, I poured it down the sink where it belongs.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pepto Bismal Pink, 750ml bottle. Lighter pour than I expected. Medium amber color, tan head. Immediate aromas of smoked malts. As it warms, the room shells like breakfast, heavy maple. Tastes like smoke malts, light malts, and thin maple flavor. Thin bodied. Not cloying at all. Some bitterness in the end. Overall, its a Rauch beer with maple essence added. (3333!)
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber - pours hazy golden, orange-tawny with medium-large, slightly fizzy, slowly diminishing head. Aromas of maple sweetness and smoky spice on the nose. Beautiful campfire and bacon flavors, smoked meats, and schwarzbier goodness. Slight bittering hops at the finish, just for kicks. Medium bodied, pretty easy drinking. I like this one, wish it was around more. Perfect for eggie weggs and bacon.
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like campfire, powdered sugar and smoked meat. Unique to say the least - Not the most pleasant to start, but kind of grew on me. Intense smokiness like nothing that I have ever had. Most people either love it or hate it and I can see both sides. I applaud Rogue’s audacity.
brokensail (15269) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a murky brown color with a small off-white head that vanishes quickly. This smells like diabetes. Cloyingly sweet with a very smokey and meaty aroma to it. Maple syrup, sugar, brown sugar, and caramel are all very prominent. The flavor is just not enjoyable. Intense smoke, meat, and salt flavors washed down with several different varieties of sugar. No thanks.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#4400. Bottle. Dark golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma and taste of maple doughnuts and bacon. Liquid breakfast. Quite good.
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber purchased from the Eugene City Brewery. Rogue has been known to do some interesting things from time to time so seeing the union of the worst doughnut shop in existence with a local brewery was less than surprising. Pours a murky, swampy brown color with minimal lacing. Aroma of things that should not be in beer like smoked meat, maple syrup, table sugar and sugar cereal. The backbone of this beer is the watery yeast followed by everything you would expect with the title. Maple, bacon, sugar, etc. They actually did a good job at making a beer taste like bacon maple bar but even so, it just shouldn’t have happened. Decent at best and probably something worth trying for those who are curious.
HonkeyBra (3984) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
22 oz. bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Aroma of smoke, bacon, and powdered sugar. Flavor is sweet and smoky at the same time. This is really disgusting. Like sugar crusted bacon. I’m not sure why this exists. The sweetness combined with the smokey flavor is just so off-putting. This is so gross that I’m thankful I didn’t buy it. Thanks, Chris!
bnoel09 (570) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the pink 750ml bottle into a shaker. Maple colored with a cream colored head that fades quickly. Aroma is maple, bacon, and smoke. Flavor is sweet maple with nice layers of smokiness. The smoke flavors are nicely developed and a bit more complex than many beers Like others have said, the bacon doesn’t really come through other than the smokiness, but I don’t know what else you could really expect to get from bacon short of having bacon bits floating in the beer, so I’m ok with it! Medium bodied with a nice long smokey finish. Overall I’m not sure this was worth the $12.99 price tag, but it was a delicious and quite different beer that I enjoyed. My only real regret was that I didn’t enjoy it as a breakfast beer...