SHIG (5320) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 29, 2018
Bottle: Poured a black with off white head. Aroma was light coffee and smoke, loads of maple and malts. Taste super maple with light coffee. Alpha10 (883) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2017
2017/12/29 - Pours jet black with a foamy tan head that quickly reduces and leaves minimal, patchy lacing. Aroma is incredible; chocolate, roasted coffee, light smoke, brown sugar, vanilla and a TON of sweet maple syrup. Taste is more sweet syrup, brown sugar, chocolate, light smoke, vanilla, hazelnut, coffee and a hint of soy. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with smooth (almost creamy) carbonation and a roasted, sweet finish. ABV is well hidden. Exceptional beer. Amazing maple syrup notes, rounded out with coffee, smoke, vanilla and chocolate. What’s not to love?
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UPDATED: DEC 29, 2017 Bottled. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is tons of maple, sweet notes, chocolate, plenty of coffee. Don’t really get any bacon or smoky grease/salt/brine. But maple syrup dominates. Bit of cinnamon. Highly enjoyable. Flavor is syrup sweetness, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Some coffee bitterness in the finish. Body is creamy without being overly thin. Reminds me of YGOFT. Delicious. willisread (3949) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Bottle shared. Thanks Matt! Pours a deep brown with a small bit of beige head that dissipates. Huge pancake syrup nose that goes on and and on. Lots of coffee on top of that as well. Some faint brown sugar, and chocolate notes but mostly pancake syrup. Dates as it warms up. Sweet syrup on the palate, chocolate, coffee and more pancakes. Sweet finish with some light bacon flavors that come in behind the sweet syrup. Fun beer and pastry stout at it's best I suppose. Ktwse (5825) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2017
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of maple syrup, a ton of it, chocolate, coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, maple syruuuuup... Rich and velvety body with soft carbonation.
fiery1 (1818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
650ml bottle @ Alex's. Pours an opaque black with a small brown head. Nose is intense maple syrup with a mild coffee note. Flavour is deliciously rich, a great maple syrup character throughout atop a roasted malt and coffee character. Not really getting any bacon out of this, maybe some background twinge. Overall this is a deliciously sweet, rich, and smooth Imperial Stout with great maple syrup presence. fiulijn (21537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
Oxford tastingsbeerplace (2398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
Black color, the head disappears quickly. Aroma and flavor provide an excellent character of chocolate with nuts, cream, and hint of coffee, moderately sweet, intense, perfectly balanced.
650ml bottle shared at Alex's. Bottled on 2017-03-31. Pours a dark brown with a weak beige head. Aroma is huge maple syrup, coffee, brown sugar. Similar taste with some roasted malt bitterness. This one is maple syrup, coffee and brown sugar bomb. Good. mcberko (20305) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma is loaded with maple syrup upfront, followed by intense coffee, but not getting any smokiness or bacon. Flavour is intensely rich, with a lovely maple syrup character upfront, followed by roasted malt and coffee. Not getting any smokiness or bacon. What a lovely mix of maple syrup and coffee. Superb. fonefan (53067) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2017
Draught @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, Pimlico, Greater London, England SW1V 2EE.
[ As Funky Buddha Wide Awake It's Morning ].
ABV: 10.5%. Clear dark dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, sweet malt, cocoa nibs, maple syrup, light roasted. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, dark maple, maple syrup, chocolate, sweet malt, coffee - coffee beans, light roasted. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic.