slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2017 fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with little to no head. Aroma is amazing. Maple, bacon, and coffee. I don’t know how they manage this one. Buts its pretty damn amazing. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is more maple, bacon, then finishes with coffee. I kept smelling and tasting and smelling and tasting. This is an amazing beer and worth seeking out. Just awesome.
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. Cunningham (7986) - 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.PowY (758) - AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
[Bottle at The Blåbær Lambik 2017 Release queue outside Himmeriget in Copenhagen, Denmark]
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!
Saeglopur (2178) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2017 650 ml waxed bottle, shared by Werckmeister, big thanks!
Werckmeister (3188) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
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!
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.
jsquire (4492) - 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. Eripe323 (67) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2017
A: coffee, syrup, sweet chocolate, and toffee
A: dark Brown, almost black, tanned head
T: dark Malts, maple syrup, coffee, chocolate, smokey touch. Not too much of the salty bacon
P: soy-ish, not thick, and a cacao aftertaste lacking bitterness
Great beer, so fun to drink! A bit too soy-y, only downside of the beer considering the style Borup (14548) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2017
From tap. A black beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, maple syrup, coffee and alcohol. smaynard6000 (1167) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle. Pours jet black with a small, creamy light brown head. Aroma is heavily maple with coffee and roasted malt. Somewhat sweet flavor with a touch of smoke, a bit of saltiness, and roasted coffee beans. Full bodied and creamy on the palate with lingering roasted coffee. Very good. Ahuth (591) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Draft. Pours dark black. The aroma smells like breakfast. Maple and chocolate. The palate is creamy. The taste is maple sweet with coffee. Solid beer.