There's nothing like a breakfast at a dinner, and that's kind of like what you get in a glass of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. It's a complex beer with a multitude of flavors at play. It pours opaque black, brown with a frothy, khaki head. Aromas of spicy, grade B maple syrup, coffee, and cream flow out of the glass. It is thinner than you might be expecting given the aromas, but it's still rich and creamy, and the mouthfeel is big and filling. Waves of sweet malt, toffee, and roast waft off the glass, and is that a hint of smoke? The maple syrup flavor pleasantly lingers. This is a fantastic, world-class beer.
Review originally printed in The Handbook of Porters and Stouts
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