juiceisloose (1672) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2018
12 oz batch 4 bottle opened during Wakefest weekend. Pours nearly pitch black in color and topped by a thin, tan layer of foam that settles in quickly and rejoins the body below and leaves some sudsy lace behind. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, huge maple syrup, dark, over roasted coffee, espresso, toasted caramel, and hints of vanilla. The flavor follows suit the dark chocolate and over roasted coffee right up front which turns into a green pepper flavor from over roasting the coffee beans, and then followed by notes of sweet maple, toasted vanilla, and caramel. The maple component isn't as prevalent in the flavor and its hard to get the green pepper flavors from the coffee. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation that leads to a dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and sweet maple finish that lingers on for a bit. I was really excited to try this, but this unfortunately fell way short of the hype and my expectations. Maybe one day I'll get to try an earlier batch that everyone raves about. Mariox (536) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 28, 2018
W aromacie bardzo przyjemna kawa, syrop klonowy na poziomie autosugestii, lekkie nuty kakao. W smaku półsłodkie. Na finiszu kawa rozpuszczalna, gorzka czekolada, delikatna kwasowość od kawy, która zanika po ogrzaniu. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty, sporo ciała, bardzo intensywne, brakuje trochę beczki, ale jak na podstawkę jest bardzo dobry. astronzz (153) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 24, 2018
UPDATED: APR 3, 2018 Batch 3:
Barwa nieprzejrzyscie czarna z fajna pianka brunatna. W aromacie nie ma idealnej intensywnosci ale jest bardzo duzo swiezo zmielonej kawy, odrobina syropu klonowego, takie przyjemne pralinkowe klimaty. W smaku po ogrzaniu znika kwasowosc i zostaje fusiasta kawa ale taka mega porzadna, moze nawet zielona kawa. Finisz jest ultra gorzki od tej kawy, troche klimaty syropu klonowego takie ostre typowe. Bardzo proste a zarazem swietne piwo. fugitive (2108) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 23, 2018
Bottle. Color black with medium head. Aroma roasted, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Taste roasted, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, maple. ddemmingjr (802) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2018
cereal, chocolate, coffee, roasty, leather, brownish black with caramel colored frothy head. Had this after a long day at Side Project the day before NYE. thanks again to Ryan for sharing with me. til next time!
MaltoseChalice13 (40) - Somerset, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2018
I'm rating batch 2 since b3 and b4 were not very good IMO. Another TG maple bomb. Aromas of maple and coffee are super prevalent. Flavors are maple and smooth roasted coffee. This blend is so smooth it's like drinking a maple coffee frappe. Feel is spot on. Overall, this is outstanding. AirForceHops (8422) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2018
12 oz. bottle from the brewery. (Really damn expensive. Plus you needed to win a raffle to buy and be present with the proper email notification) flavor and aroma are a mirror. Flavor is maple syrup, roasted coffee, weak chocolate, and is almost sticky sweet. The maple syrup comes through really strong. Brownie batter in waves. Really makes this overly sweet. Gosh, talk about an over hyped stout! Yikes ! AdamChandler (5276) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2018
Top 5 bottle from AFH! Thanks d000d! 12oz bottle, 3 ways in stemware at 45F. Alcohol legs for days, looks like marmalade in the glass. Smells like maple syrup and kahlua! Whoa, very sweet. LOADS of maple syrup, kahlua for sure. it's very sweet, maybe even akin to a little bit of soy sauce. This beer is so intense with flavor. It's good. not hiding any of the adjuncts. klm1 (2179) - Bled/SF, - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle shared with brother& his two friends. Black opaque with foamy brown head. Smooth texture, full almost thick body, coffee/chocolate-ish malt flavors, huge maple aroma & mellow flavor. Ktwse (5929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2018
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of maple syrup, coffee, very rich coffee, it's really maple and coffee at this point. Taste is overbearing maple and coffee. Rich and creamy body with soft carbonation.