jsquire (4425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2017
Dark beer with some mahogany highlights. Thin beige head. Initial maple frosting nose that settled into a nice sweet coffee. Rich flavor of sweetened coffee, maple doughnut frosting, and a little smoke in the finish. Damn nice beer. dmac (6215) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2017
Bomber via FB trade. Poured a rather full body for only a 6.4% beer, under a smaller super tight foamy beige head. Aroma is sweet maple syrup topped French toast, coffee with a splash of cream. Flavor is more like maple syrup over lightly burnt toast with just a touch of coffee in the background. Thinner body for all the flavors in this beer with softer carbonation. So much going on for only a 6.4% beer, really nice. nimbleprop (8297) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2017
On tap at Lost and Found, pours a muddy black with a ring of tan head. Nose is everything promised, maple, vanilla, coffee grounds, chocolate, some salty jerky. Flavor is better, WOW, chocolate covered espresso bean, maple, vanilla, no bacon but who cares. Finishes dry. So legit. I love to hate on hyped beers that don’t live up, but this one absolutely does. deyholla (11506) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2017
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong maple note with light roast, coffee and a hint of bacon underlying. Flavor has lots of maple with coffee underlying and some dark grains/roasted malts. rejtable (2626) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2017
Tap at lost and found. Pours black some head and tons of lacing. Nose is big maple, marshmallow. Flavours of maple marshmallow roast, some bacon. Taste med bitter huge sweet. Creamy body lively carbonation.
wchesser (2072) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2017
Bottle from homer321-thanks! Enjoyed at an unofficial work ski day at Arapahoe Basin. Dark black with thick head. Nose is maple, smoked bacon, dark roast and dark chocolate malts. Taste is off dry. Flavors of dark roast malts, smokey bacon, maple syrup, vanilla. Very smooth and balanced. Very rich for this ABV. Awesome stuff. SG111 (1795) - New York, USA - APR 9, 2017
UPDATED: APR 9, 2017 Bottled. 2017 vintage. Pours black, big tan head. Aroma is really nice maple syrup, plenty of roasted coffee, chocolate, little bacony grease, and smoke. Smells like waffle crisp cereal, really awesome. That maple syrup comes through perfectly. Flavor is maple syrup, roasted coffee, chocolate, little. Smokey, some more of that greasy salty bacon, little bit of pepper spice. all so balanced. Soft mouthfeel without being too thin but would prefer if this was closer to 10%. Flavor is perfect basically but the mouthfeel is just too thin. Really damn good overall. Scopey (14523) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle via trade, shared at Matty O’s leaving tasting. It pours jet black with a thick light tan head. The aroma is is insanely rich and sweet, massive maple syrup character which dominates, toasty, smoked character, chocolate, treacle and a touch of coffee. The taste is slick, rich, toasty grain, roasted malt, coffee, creamy, maple glazed donuts, cookie dough and smoke action with a slick, sweet finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Ludicrous stuff. Thankfully taste is not actually as sweet as the aroma would suggest. Pretty much America in a bottle. Tasty in small doses, but wouldn’t want to chug the whole bottle. Fun stuff. klm1 (1501) - Bled/SF, - MAR 25, 2017
UPDATED: APR 9, 2017 Pours dark brown, almost black opaque with foamy long lasting light brown head. Aroma -flavors are without contest: intesne slightly sticky maple, perfectly blended with coffee, chocolate, roasted, toasted toffee, hint of peat, hint of dark fruits esters...finish is slightly sticky dry. Body is medium, texture velvetly smooth, almost creamy, carbonation is moderate. slowrunner77 (11938) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 25, 2017
#2 porter in the world, and I can see why. Possibly the best I’ve ever had!
Deep brown pour with smooth tan head. Aroma and flavor are so expertly balance between maple and coffee especially, with lighter roast, caramel and bacon in the background. Exquisite flavor and nose. Body was sooooo smooth and robust for a 6% beer. I see why FB is seen as the best at brewing beers that taste like other things. This was a masterpiece.