oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate, maple bourbon hints and roasted malts. Taste jumps out with dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite. Finishes with a sweet tail... fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Intense, complex, and incredibly sessionable, this packs in the flavor as the name suggests. Concentrated flavors of maple syrup, smokey bacon and creamy mocha bean are expressive as can be and linger long through the finish above sweet toffee malt flavors. egajdzis (6561) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2016
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, maple, brown sugar, coffee. Taste of roast, coffee, maple, some brown sugar, smoke, and chocolate. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle in a taster. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, maple and bacon as stated plus a nice porter base under it. Flavorful and all the flavors work and it’s sweet and awesome. Smooth texture. A very cool beer. koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Enjoyed this one at Doug’s house on March 30 as part of an IPA tasting that spiraled out. 22 oz bottle. The pour is nice and light black with some garnet shining through and a light tan film of head that recedes to a collar. The aroma is a little boozy, but has lots of maple and coffee. The coffee is the resounding aroma up front with a sweet maple and a nice roast that lingers through. I’m a little surprised at how much alcohol is present. The maple is a little subdued, but very good. The flavors are big coffee up front with a lot of maple on the back end. There is a hint of smokiness on the back that makes it nice. For a beer that is older, I can’t believe how well the maple is blasting through. It’s really good. The mouth feel is a little thin and carries a real nice carbonation and a lingeringly boozy maple aftertaste. It’s pretty damn good. Funky Buddha… Great stuff.
gregwilsonstl (2499) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Oh hell yea thiis is good. Smells exactly like bacon.. Smokey bacon. Very sweet. Lots of maple. This is named spot on.....maple and bacon. Thx homer321. Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle...Pour is black with a nice tan head..Nose is coffee, chocolate, pancakes, fudge, some roast..Taste is maple, roast, sticky, oily, nutty, pancakes, coffee, some smokeness.. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle at amazing tasting 30th birthday of Alexander. Many thanks again!
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable head.
NOSE: fruity, chocolate, coffee, bit sweet.
TASTE: rather sweet, fruity, mocha. Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Brian Parker!
Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is tons of maple syrup! coffee, roasted malt, light smokiness, vanilla and oak. The maple syrup is very dominating. Flavour is medium bitter and heavy sweet,
Full bodied, rather thin texture, soft carbonation. Finish is maple syrup, very sweet, roasted bitterness and light salty. DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black. Roast, chocolate, light smokiness, vanilla, sweet, nuts. Medium-bodied. Very good.