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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rise and shine, buttercup - it’s time for breakfast. This imperial version of our infamous Maple Bacon Coffee Porter adds some girthy gravity to the the smokey, salty, rich combo of maple syrup, fresh roasted coffee, and bacon.

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hawanna (3316) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle as a gift @Biervana Munich brown-black color with dark tan foam head. Intense Aroma of chocolate, caramel and of course maple syrup. Taste is similar with some nuts, coffee bitternes and roasty notes. Thick feel with low carbonation. Excellent beer. Very good balanced!,

4.2
SinH4 (4974) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle, kindly shared by an American visitor to Biervana, many thanks! Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is intense and sweet chocolate, caramel, maple syrup. Taste is the same, with quite some coffee bitternes and roasted notes, hazelnuts as well. Thick velvety body with low carbonation. Delicious and super-nicely balanced!

4
drfabulous (8104) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Big rich coffee maple syrup almost breakfast in a bottle, but a breakfast I would never eat.

4.5
larsniclas (7111) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
Bottled. Thx angst Pitch black with a large, beige head. Loads of cocoa and coffee in both aroma and flavour. Sweet, smooth palate.

4.5
slowrunner77 (12162) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2017
2016 bottle, 9,5%. BIG aroma of maple and coffee REALLY pops. Possibly my favorite of the 3, by a hair. Less of the light smoke/bacon than the base porter, but oddly the body on this just a touch thin for an impy (3.5) - and that’s the only thing making this not my clear favorite of the 3. All fantastic, each with their strengths.

4.3
Cunningham (8082) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2017
Black color with a nice thick frothy beige head. Solid lacing. Looks good. Good intensity in the aroma. Full body and a smooth carbonation level. Mellow nice sweetness for a beer like this. Solid lasting flavor with chocolate, maple, espresso and vanilla. Complex solid stuff with a dangerously well masked alcohol level.
[Bottle at The Blåbær Lambik 2017 Release queue outside Himmeriget in Copenhagen, Denmark]

Brewery #1719

4.4
PowY (797) - AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
660 ml bottle, shared by Werckmeister, many thanks. Pours a nearly dark mahogany with a tan colored head. There is a lots of maple syrup in the aroma along with roasted malt - cocoa, toffee, caramel, nuts. Medium to full body with a low carbonation, a medium to heavy sweetness and a light to medium bitterness. The flavor is pretty full and again dominated by the maple syrup, very malty and lightly salty with caramel, brown sugar, coffee, licorice, smoke and lots of vanilla. The alcohol is nicely hidden and the beer is very well balanced overall. While the maple syrup dominates, the flavor is still rich and complex. Excellent brew!

Aroma:9
Appearance: 4
Taste: 9
Palate: 4
Overall: 18

4.4
Saeglopur (2216) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2017 650 ml waxed bottle, shared by Werckmeister, big thanks!
Black body, with a small, creamy, dark brown head.
Aroma of smooth coffee, tiramisu, toffee, dark chocolate, maple syrup, cocoa, vanilla.
Tastes quite similar, with some more liquorice, some tobacco, subtle smoke.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty, medium bitter, a bit dry, wooden, a bit smokey, with liquorice, coffee, bitter chocolate, but also subtle sweet notes of cocoa and maple.

Wow, delicious! Very complex and rich and especially incredibly smooth to drink for the ABV, really perfectly balanced. Starts quite sweet, but merges into a please roastiness towards the finish, so that it never gets sticky at all. Releases more and more aromas and changes direction a few times, while always keeping the focus. Really outstanding, accomplished stuff!

Aroma/Appearance/Taste/Palate/Overall: 9/4/9/4/18

3.9
Werckmeister (3227) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
0,66l waxed bottle at home from trade with bursprak (big thanks for this one); shared with Saeglopur, Powy and my gf. No obvious BB date. black color, small coffee colored head. smells of maple, toffee, licorice, vanilla, bit toasty, very nice smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, bit salty, bit acidic, caramel, licorice, some maple, umami, vanilla, light caramel. finishes lightly dry and bitter with notes of vanilla, maple and salty. quite nice one, not totally convinced by the balance a bit on the bitter side / a bit too heavy on the vanilla, but overall very nice one.

4.2
jsquire (4525) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Dark beer with foamy beige head. Wonderful coffee maple nose. This is like drinking a donut. Rich maple flavor with lots of coffee, a bit of smoke, and raw brown sugar. Milk chocolate and vanilla. Lots of flavors and very big.


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