radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Draft at Churchkey in DC. Poured a pitch black, very little head, dark tan. Aroma is WOW. Fantastic dried fruits, roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of maple permiate the air. The flavor is rich, smooth. Chocolate, roasted malts, maple syrup. Alcohol present on onset, but flavor mellows with time. This is certainly one of the best beers I have had in some time. jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
On tap at Founders. Reviewing from notes. Dark brown body with off white head. Smell is roasted and sweet. Taste is a great stout base with light maple and a little alcohol taste/burn. Body seems a little thin but this beer is amazing. Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Tap at Aromas. Poured very dark with a small tan head. Nose is oak, vanilla, and light sweet notes. Taste is not as syrupy as I thought it would have been. Not nearly as boozy as the Kentucky version. Mouth is smooth and creamy. Overall, a nice imperial stout. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Draft at The Big Hunt. Pours thick and black with a dark tan head. Lots of maple syrup on the nose with notes of cream, vanilla and bourbon. The maple doesn’t quite come through as much on the flavor, but it does impart a noticeable sweetness when compared to the KBS or the regular Breakfast Stout. Coffee and chocolate with hint of bourbon, vanilla, and cream. Very complex, but still very drinkable even with the high ABV. Not quite the beer that KBS is, but still amazing. thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Lucky enough to have this on draft while I was up in Madison for the Great Taste...
Very dense dark black oily pour. Aroma is sweet with some slight maple notes, but this maple aspect comes though much more strongly in the taste. Sweet maple, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, coffee - its all here and more. Simply delicious. SUPER smooth and remarkably easy to drink - this one is dangerous! Will cherish every sip if I ever get to try it again. Fantastic brew.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Draft. Pours black with a tan head. Flavor is smooth, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, light tobacco, chocolate milk, light booziness. Extremely drinkable. blutt59 (6563) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, dark brown with iodine legs, a few bubbles, creamy vanilla,malty roast coffee flavors, aroma of coffee, cashew butter, waffles fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2010
bottle pours thick black, medium dark tan head. Aroma is strong with wood elements, maple, oak, thin vanilla. Flavor is very roasty, mild smoke, pouch tobacco, semi-sweet cocoa and oatmeal round it out. The maple syrup barrel lends more wood aroma and flavor then anything else. Nice. TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle compliments of my son poured into a tulip glass produced a dark brown body with light brown head. Aroma of brown suger and maple syrup. Flavors of roasted coffee, oak, bitter-sweet chocolate, and hints of sugary maple syrup. I thought this would be a little sweeter because of the syrup barrels but the light hops balanced it well. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
On tap at the brewery along with KBS. Pours a silky roasted coffee color with a creamy tan head that leaves spotted lacing. Smells predominantly of coffee and caramel. The maple becomes more apparent as it warms. Malty flavor with rounded notes of coffee, cocoa, oatmeal, raisin, and maple syrup. Delicious. My favorite of the different versions.