fugitive (1681) - 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 (1140) - 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 (3265) - 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 (12684) - 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.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a sorta semi clear brown with a massive beige head that leaves average lace up the glass. Aroma is caramel, light smoke, brown sugar, mildly nutty, and yeah actually slightly bacon like though I don’t think I would have come to that without knowing. Flavour is brown sugar, nutty, caramel, mildly bitter, fizzy, moderately over carbonated, kinda salty, a touch acidic(possibly Carbonic acid), and mildly smokey. Interesting idea though an average result.
sulawang (722) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Comes in an aluminum tall can like all their other brews. Pours cloudy brown with a lasting creamy head, lacing, and lots active streams.
Nose: caramel malts, brown sugar, but just a hint of smokiness. (2)-aromatic strength.
Attack: incoming acidic caramel malts, fizzy/creamy
Mid-palate: alcohol detection, (MAIN) roasted caramel malts, brown sugar
Finish: (6)-sourness, (2)-mild meaty saltiness, (5)-hoppy bitterness.
Summary: A decent drinkable brew but it doesn’t have much bacon flavour that it advertises. (Note: numbers above are on a 10-point weak-strong scale)
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
It’s a light brown on amber with a near solid sheet of fine light tan foam. Brilliant clarity. Smells of some urine, a little tallow and some sweet malts. Really unappealing nose. Flavor is grain, bitter, some bread, some biscuit and toasted malts with a hint of coffee. No real bacon flavor. Medium on thin for the style with moderate carb. Really nothing I can find particularly appealing about this beer, poor execution.
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can, from lets pour.com. medium to lighter bodied brown pour. higher carbonation. fizzy head and mouthfeel. Nutty brown ale, bready, little to no pork/bacon notes. average brown ale
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from the Nugget Market, Woodland. Brown pour of medium depth, a finger of creamy brown head. Nose of light roast and smoke, along with a noticeable amount of sweetness. Must be the buckwheat. Carries through to the taste... minus any real bacon taste. More sweet than expected... not bad, but I had different expectations.
Strykzone (5518) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can received in a trade with bytemesis. This pours opaque amber brown and has a creamy one finger head that leaves a layer. The aroma is cocoa and, yes, bacon. The flavor is those plus earth and some citrus hops. Nuts, brown sugar, and light smoke. Some really rich malts are heavy. This has a lot of nice stuff going on but not enough bacon. It falls a little short of hopes.