Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-23-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange-reddish amber color with a big billowy orange-cream tinted head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave some nice streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is quite robust of maple syrup smells as well as a smoky, saltwater, and toffee smell. Mixed with these are some bready aromas as well as some meaty smells with hints of hickey smoked bacon mixed within. It actually smells like a mix of very salty maple salt water taffy, doughnuts, and smoked meat. A rather interesting aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat sweeter flavor of maple syrup and toffee with some bready malt. A hint of smokiness is present upfront, with this flavor growing stronger and stronger as the taste advances to the end. Notes of seawater work their way to the tongue along with some flavors of a somewhat oddly bitter bacon/meat taste. The sweeter flavors that were present upfront fade as the taste transitions on to the middle. The bacon taste with lots of flavors of smoke and salt are quite potent at the end and due to a surge of the sweeter flavors of maple syrup and toffee to the levels that were present upfront a rather off slightly bitter and sort of disgustingly sweet and smoky meat taste is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. I think it is appropriate for the style as it does make it somewhat drinkable, but overall I am not 100% sure.
Overall – Well… It looked and smelled rather nice, but the taste was just way too off. It was one I always wanted to try out of curiosity. Now with the curiosity satisfied I will almost assuredly never buy it again. But even with that said, I would recommend to anyone to try it, as it is quite the novelty with quite the reputation. vjohans (765) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
roasty, nuts, caramel, cough drop, woody, smoke, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, thin feel, medium body, average carbonation, long finish, orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Thanks to whoever brought this one to Capone’s. Sampled from a sampler glass.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
A - Pours murky amber orange with a small half finger tall white head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of lots of smoke, a bit of maple sweetness and not much else. I like it for what it is but I really don’t get a lot of maple or doughnut. More like a slightly sweet smoked porter.
T - Starts off with plenty of smoke slowly giving way to a mix of sweetness and even more smoke and that is about it. The nose are decent but the taste was a big let down. The finish is just like the beginning, smoke and sweetness, lingering for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smokey, slightly sweet, feel that lingers through the finish.
O - Not bad but not great either. This is mostly just a glorified sweet smoked ale. If you have a good imagination you might like this one but just based off the beer it is just OK.
Pours brown with a small head. Overly sweet maple aroma with some bacon. Sugary bacon fat flavor. Bleh. vulcanmeister (309) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours light brown with a tan head. Aroma sweet maple. Flavor smoky, maple sugar, and bacony. Too much on the smokiness. I was expecting more..but hey...this was unique...one time tasting....and the bottle is marvelous!
Lisowczyk (112) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Barwa bursztynowa. Piana drobna, obfita, trwała. Słodki zapach syropu klonowego i lukru. W smaku syrop klonowy, palony kabel, bardzo słaba nuta wędzonego bekonu. Goryczka niska. Piwo nudne i nijakie. ansjelaah (1747) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Pink bottle @joes. Nice bottle. Amber color with a small white head. Smells sweet, vanilla, maple sirup, candy. Tastes sweet, smoked, maple, finally notes, sweet. Nice. Abijen (2572) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells fruity, maple, wood, forest and resin. Tastes maple, woods, watery. Strange, not bad. Average carbo, thin body and a watery texture. Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
Inte det absolut bästa genom tiderna. Skulle nog inte ha öppnat denna.
Bättre jag inte hade vetat
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Andrus86 (722) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
BOTTLE. Got a lot of smoked ham up front with a very sticky sweet maple finish, seemed to be very cloudy & copper in colour. With a very sweet & sticky aroma from the maple....
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