Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle this poured a medium brown colored body with a tall (too tall) rocky tan head. The aroma had a faint generic maltiness with something "off" that may or may not have been bacon. I was expecting more from the flavor. This was pretty much like a standard brewpub brown ale from years back that has a charred bitterness that (again) may or may not have been bacon. One’s enough for me.
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Split a 16oz can with some friends. Poured a medium-dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma was some roasted malt, sweet caramel character, maple and a touch of meaty smoke. Flavor was maple, some light candy, and smokey bacon character. I was hoping for a bit more bacon notes in this.
fcjack1 (212) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can. Pours dark brown. Thin white head. Scent of smoke and malts. Taste is nice and smoky. A little peppery. Not bad.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can pours a slightly hazy brown color with a thin off white head that leaves light lacing. Smells of caramel, salt and toasted malt. Tasted the same. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with light carbonation. Pretty disappointed in this bland beer. More salt than bacon in the flavor. Not worth the price in my opinion.
Arayaga2 (1865) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Semi-opaque brown with little to no head. Aroma is basic brown, with very little smoke evident. Taste is brown with bitter phenolics, like cheap liquid smoke. Overall, not much smoke or anything else character, but it does have a worty aftertaste. $3/pint-can
exeter (439) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No bacon really. Very malty, slight smoke, and slight slight salt. Slight hops.
Way too thin. For a bacon beer, it should be thick and greasy and oily. Good coat on the tongue. Great brown ale, but no Bacon
fugitive (1509) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Color brown with small white head. Aroma malt, roasted, caramel. Taste sweet, roasted, caramel, nuts, bitter.
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating #966 - February 10th 2014 - First #BOTW at Coop (bit of a flub, only got two flats and they were gone the first day, so more like a #beerofthesunday - $4.29 CAD for a 500mL tall boy can. Pours a rich nut brown colour. Aroma is a little bit of smoke, mostly dark roasty notes, mild coffee, mild cocoa. Palate has more depth, get the rich smoky cured notes from the bacon and lots of pleasant sweetness, caramel, nuts, and a delicate bitterness. Awesome start to #BOTW.
luttonm (2905) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tall can in Seattle. Dark ruddy brown, soft tan foam. Odd beer- this really doesn’t work. Sour malt aroma, no smoke. Creamy under developed body, sweet cream. Nothing crisp, dry or smoky. Not a good brown ale, nothing bacony either.
Theydon_Bois (11420) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the Euston Tap, 22/01/14.
Dark chestnut brown with a big old beige head.
Nose is toffee, subtle smoke, oatmeal tones, biscuit.
Taste is fairly sweet throughout, toffee fudge, bubblegum, less of the smoke, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweet closure.
Ok offering, a little overly sweet and sugary, lacks depth for 6.8%, would struggle with more than a half of this.