beskid (227) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2017
Draft at Mon Petit Cafe, Stuttgart. Outstanding aroma: maple syrup and coffee perfectly matched together, roasted but composed to perfection. Sweet taste, medium body, again lots of coffee and maple, dark chocolate, pumpernickel. Long warming aftertaste. SG111 (1937) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2017
12 oz bottle via trade. MDb4. Pours pitch black, gorgeous mocha tan head. Aroma bursts with coffee and maple syrup. They say explosive espresso and damn are they right. Lots of coffee beans, maple syrup, some vanilla, chocolate. Nice. Flavor is intense coffee bitterness, maple syrup sweetness, notes of vanilla, again, chocolate. Coffee predominates here. The balance of the intense coffee bitterness and the intense sweetness of the syrup is very interesting. Not bad, but I won't be seeking this one again. drsordr (2778) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque black with minimal head. Nose huge maple syrup and coffee, vanilla, smells sweet. Taste if there is such a thing as maple flavored coffee, or coffee flavored maple syrup this is it. Some vanilla overtones. Coffee vanilla aftertaste. Giant flavors throughout. Super thick mouth feel. Outstanding. Tmoney99 (14772) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Bottle shared by alexasdad06. BC AFRTANHMLGL CBSMTFC MHDTSMMF MHDTMSF MLD. Standout beer. jc1762 (1552) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Thanks Jay for sharing the bottle! Poured into a Morning Delight espresso cup (inside joke for those who know my alcohol tolerance) showing pitch black with no head.
The nose shows a pronounced maple syrup forwardness with an equally strong and balancing roast coffee background.
The palate is full bodied, oily, slick and lightly carbonated. Maple syrup forward but still with a restrained moderate sweetness. Strong roasted coffee background throughout with a very light coffee tartness and more strong black coffee bitterness on the finish. Interplay and balance between maple syrup and coffee is incredible.
gregwilsonstl (2578) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Sticky. Maple is amazing. Cold brewed coffee. Vanilla. Thx chris! Hard to beat this gem. JaBier (8132) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2017
6oz pour at The Courtyard & Cellar on 8/18/17. Pours black with a thick light brown head. Strong nose of malt, maple syrup, coffee, chocolate and slight dark fruit. Very in your face. Maple and malt flavor giving way to smooth coffee, then transitioning to chocolate and heavy dark fruit before a roasty coffee finish. Perfection on the nose, but I would like a little more chocolate than dark fruit in the flavor. Great coffee and maple presence though. From what I hear, folks are liking it better than the 2016 batch. thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2017
2.75oz pour at 2017 release. Black pour with dark brown head. Aroma is crazy, lots of espresso, coffee, maple. Very slick palate, loads of coffee up front then the maple syrup comes through to balance it out. A bit too much coffee for my liking but this is really well done. dzudohonor (228) - POLAND - AUG 18, 2017
PAKK 2017 - Dla wielbicieli świeżo mielonej kawy. Zdania podzielone, częściowy zawód w stosunku do oczekiwań. Mało w aromacie, w smaku super kawa kawa kawa, gładkie, wyczuwalne przyprawy, syrop klonowy , nuta cynamonu. NightHawk91 (88) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2017
2016. Maple syrup and espresso. Green peppers. Long roasty bitter finish. Low body like in regular stout. A failure for the hype and price. Weak batch or at least a bottle.
// Intensywny syrop klonowy i kawa espresso. Zielona papryka. Długi, palony, gorzkawy finisz. Mało ciała jak w zwykłym stoucie. Porażka.