Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can 5/23/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove Singles Rack)-46° in Mug-Pours a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, and a little bacon. Taste of the same with some hops. This medium bodied brew is not bad but with the name I was expecting a whole lotta bacon.
Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No bacon at all anywhere. Just a below average brown ale. Would have gotten a 3 but loses points for pretending it was flavored.
Ernesto987 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells like a brown ale. Has that cheap crappy cardboard flavor bad beers have. No bacon.
Camons (4847) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, caramel, light smoke, little tart fruit. Taste is sweet malt,, caramel, tart ripe fruit, apples, light smokey, but very little bacon. Medium body, soft carbonation. 110512
laiti (4804) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ CBC ’12
Aroma is sweet and malty with hints of solvent – feels like a bad doppelbock. Flavour is dry with berries and malt. Also hints of solvent and contamination with lactic acid. Where is the bacon?
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012.
Pours a reddish brown colour with a thick white head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts and some spices. Flavour of strong maltiness, nuts, spices, harsh hops and some fruits. Medium bodied, rough malty mouthfeel and a harsh, malty bitter finish. Not very balanced.
olio (5131) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Pours clear copper color with small head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and sourish dark berries. Flavour of biscuits, dark berries, mild caramel malts and some spices. Weird.
tiong (2967) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration
Pours brown with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasted bacon, chocolate, malts and spices. Taste is malty with slight roastiness and hints of chocolate. Finish is toasty malty.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malty goodness with dark fruits and a hint of anis. Taste is pleasant with roast wheat, dark fruit and just a small hint of iron. Far less Bacon than I anticipated.
keanex (1232) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Poured into an English pint from a 16 ounce can canned on 2-22-2012.
A: Beautiful clear mahogany body with a towering tan head that forms a plateau as the sides disappear. This is how beer should look.
S: Very much lacking, very bland with mild nuts and very slight salty pork come through but this is lacking so very much. I’m very disappointed.
T: Like the aroma, I am extremely disappointed. Very slight cured pork flavor at the end with a slightly salty mid-taste, nuts take over the rest.
M: Medium bodied, tastes flat.
O: This is a highly disappointing beer, I was expecting more pork flavor but this, or more flavor in general. This beer looks better than it tastes.