We have hit 300, and what better way to celebrate than with some beer, bacon and maple syrup….TOGETHER!
I have seen this beer all around the beer blogs that I keep up with, and even on the sci-fi centered I09. So when I saw that sexy pink bottle with the scary voodoo man at the LCBO, I grabbed it and ran! I knew there was a beer night coming up and I knew Pat was all for it.
So, after a few primers to get things going, we dove in. We had no idea what to expect, but once we opened the bottle, the kitchen started to smell like Sunday morning brunch. It smelled so much like maple bacon, you’d swear they left some in there.
After we poured it out, it had quite the head on it, and it was a dingy brown/copper colour, not the most appealing look in the world. We just couldn’t stop smelling it, it was like one of those fancy candles you by that smells like food stuffs.
Then we tasted it. It wasn’t as sweet as it smelled, but holy hell, it tastes like bacon. This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever had the pleasure of ingesting (that includes alligator, frog legs, joey burgers and haggis).
The flavour didn’t even change as we drank more of it either. It just tasted like really strong maple flavoured bacon. I think this would be the best breakfast beer ever!
As we neared the bottom, I discovered something that, now that I think about it, was kinda gross. Since the bottle was painted pink, I never got a chance to look and see if there was sediment that needed to be sloshed around. Turns out, it had lots, and it was all at the bottom of my glass. We we laughing about it, saying they left some bacon bits in there, then we had a brilliant, alcohol fueled idea: Lets try some bacon bits and see if it comes close to this beer. As luck would have it, there were facon bits on the salad. I crap you not, they tasted pretty damn close.
So, in closing, this not a beer for people who are boring and unadventurous. I would do it again, but it would have to be the first or second beer of the night, because that stuff is heavy.