JStax (6356) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle shared at muckfest by jabier. The beer is a black color with a khaki head of foam. Sweet beer with smoky and candy notes. Very sweet overall. Big body and medium carbonation. phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2017
Crowler from Mark - thanks again, Mark! Pours a pretty much opaque coffee brown, deep and dark, with a small tan head that fades quickly into just a ring. Big maple and coffee here, with the bacon smoke just sort of light and lingering in the background. Vanilla and chocolate, roasted malts, earth, charred oak, toasted brown sugar, and subtle warming bourbon throughout. This is mostly about the maple and coffee, though. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, roasty mouthfeel that sticks to the palate at the end and lingers. Decadent stuff. Really nice. jc1762 (1371) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2017
Bottle poured into a snifter showing pitch black with sparse white foam.
The nose shows sweet maple syrup and light savory bacon.
The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Highly sweet flavors of maple syrup with a dark chocolate bitterness on the finish. Slightly one dimensional but delicious. ineedbeer (2147) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Poured from a Nov. 2016, 12 oz bottle.
Aroma is rich with lots of dark chocolate and maple notes. Lighter roast notes with hints of bacon and bourbon. Some light alcohol notes. Bacon adds a light meatiness to the aroma. Some light dark fruit notes.
Pours black with a medium sized, thick, creamy, dark mocha head that shows decent retention as it recedes to a faint film that lingers in the center and on the edges. No lacing and moderate length legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with lots of chocolate notes. Medium light roast and coffee with a medium light maple syrup note that becomes a bit more pronounced in the finish. Medium bitterness. Light bourbon and faint oak notes. Hints of dark fruit. Bacon is not noticeable, but there is a slight meatiness to the roast note.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty decent breakfast stout with a surprisingly large amount of maple character. The bacon was subtle which was nice. Coffee was perhaps a bit too subtle as was the barrel conditioning.
LearninBeer (578) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2017
I’m becoming a huge fan of OddSide Ales. The aroma is coffee, maple and some bourbon. Pours dark brown with tan head fully diminishing. The taste is bitter at first then some sweetness. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish sweet and long. A little sweet but damn good!!
weihenweizen (3748) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle from FlandersNed poured into a glass. Black with small white head. Aroma is dark chocolate, medium/thick body, medium/lower carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and a little bourbon.
fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017
Sergey’s hunt, 11/07/16beerplace (1603) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017
Black color, brownish head. Wonderful aroma, dark maple, bourbon, boutique coffee, charred wood. Good body strength, sweet but not syrupy, very good malt depth, with dark caramel, chocolate, then the coffee, then maple and bourbon, hints of smoke. Slight burn in the final.
355ml bottle (thx, Yannick P.!) at my place with Alex and Ash. Bottled on 2016-11-07. Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits notes and some slight bacon notes - fantastic! Same rich taste. Moderate sweetness. Amazing! MrSquash (155) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Aroma has lots of booze with chocolate in the background. Flavor has tons of booze as well with a mild spiciness and soft rounded chocolate malt. Aftertaste is mildly bitter and boozy. bigtaster (969) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2017
From bottle into taster. Black with small brown head. Smoke, vanilla, anise, booze. Big body, creamy, low carbonation, slight bitterness, sweet. Interesting beer, some unique flavors.