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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Smoked
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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13 Ingredients: Briess Cherrywood Smoked Malt, Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt, House-smoked Hickory Malt, Great Western 2 Row, Munich, C15, C75 Malts; Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Pure Maple Flavoring, Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Independent Hops, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast Specs: 14º PLATO 30 IBU 76 AA 30º Lovibond World Class Package: 750ml painted bottle.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 12/2011 3R6P tasting. I have to give points for inventiveness for this strange beer. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel color with a small soapy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweet sugar, icing, wood, hickory and brown sugar. The flavor was dryish, woody and a bit smoky with a sweet glazed donut element and notes of maple, hickory and cinnamon sugar. Long complex finish. Medium body. Interesting.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
drowland (6148) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2011
12/2/11. 22oz bottle thanks to stevencon! Hurray! Slightly hazy orange pour with a smalloff-white head that’s gone instantly. Before I even bring the glass up I can smell the artificial maple... pulling the glass to my nose I get huge artificial maple with an even bigger dose of disgusting, burnt, smokey aspects... it’s like liquid smoke poured onto burnt boards. I actually don’t mind the maple, but the smoke is horrifying. My God. The flavor has significantly less maple sweetness and a smack in the face of salty, smokey, burnt wood and bacon. The body is very light and the lingering flavor is more sweetness and burnt wood. This is a disaster. Horrible... can’t finish my sample.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
snifter. smelled of acon smoke and strangely like sweet maple sausage. taste maple smoke and slight baconness, but a little thin. good beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lefossoyeur (468) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Light amber with a thin white head. Aromas of artificial maple and lightly smoked bacon. Light to medium body, smoky ham in the mouthfeel finishing on this unpleasant artificial maple flavors. Really don’t like this beer. Could’nt drink more than 3-4 sips. Unbearable.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2012 Re-rate from second bottle purchased at Spec’s in Spring, TX.
First bottle from ericandersnavy. Thanks!
Pours a flat, thin syrupy amber with a nose of smoked bacon, maple syrup, donut cake, pancakes, and Pepto Bismol. Flavor is a breakfast of maple syrup, pancakes, smoked bacon, and Pepto Bismol. Kinda boozy in a medicinal way, with ashy notes in the finish. More notes of Pepto as it warms. Thin but lingering mouthfeel. This beer... What is it trying to be??? A smoked? A sweet ale? Whatever it wants to be, the Pepto essence detracts too much. Take that out and add more depth in the form of more roasted malt and/or chocolate (particularly a dark, sweet chocolate) and this beer is fantastic. As it is, it’s an interesting experiement gone wrong that could be mistaken for liquid bismuth. If my poop is black the next day, I’ll know I’m on to something. Way overpriced ($13/750) for what it is. If it was $2, I’d still be disappointed but at least I’d only be out two sawbucks.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle; poured an orange amber color with a whitish head. Aroma of maple and smoked bacon. Flavor tasted just like advertisement; bacon and maple. Pretty rich and tough to slog through alot of it at first. Did get more drinkable with a bit of time.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
750ml bottle. Pouring mostly clear, the body is a dark golden-orange honey color, and it props up a thin, swirly, creamy off-white film at the head. A sudsy wash across the glass mostly rejoins the body below, leaving no hard lace. The nose is smokey and meaty throughout, definitely showing the effects of the bacon, but the maple component seems artificial, overly saccharine, and forced. Underlying sweet honey-toasted malts do their best to mimic a glazed donut base, but fall short. The flavor shows an odd dichotomy of overly sweet, artificial maple and nitrate-laden smokey bacon. Malts are sweet and toasted, and the sugars are again forced. On the palate, the moderate body is overly syrupy and under carbonated, seeming fairly dull, lifeless, and weighty. Eh, I’d say this one is a swing and a miss.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
smith4498 (3065) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours reddish brown color with off white head. Aromas of smoked meats and maple syrup. Smokey bacon flavor with sweet maple syrup. Body seems a bit thin for the amount of smoke, could be a bit fuller. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Weird but ok. Couldn’t drink more than a few ounces.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber from ericandersnavy. Pours copper with a creamy/foamy beige head. Aroma is like maple smoked bacon or bacon and maple syrup. Near medium body. Starts a bit smoked then goes a bit maple sweet. It’s almost a bit too much. I mean I tend to like smoked, but the beer may be a little too lightweight to carry this much smoke.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2011
The beer smells exactly like a maple doughnut. I don’t get much bacon or salty notes at all but definitely maple doughnut. The beer is decent, not overly sweet like a lot of people mentioned but could certainly be dryer. Overall it is decent and interesting. That’s not too bad in my book


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