Puts the syrup in syrupy, oh lord. At this point I'm not sure I have liked any of these maple breakfast stouts; the coffee is just inspidily sweet, but the maple seems tacked-on and thin, not natural. By the end of my glass I was having a real hard time. (FWIW, I really didn't enjoy CBS, either)
Actually quite similar to the Hoof Hearted to the point where I had to take a double taste. The differences were in a slightly oilier character and a more exposed alcohol flavor. Otherwise, pretty much the same.
This beer has now been ten years in the bottle, and it definitely seems like that was too long. This is like the skeletal remains of a great beer - it's there in outline but all of the character has smoothed out to the point where it's just a vaguely empty chalkiness and a pure alcohol flavor. Real uncanny valley stuff.
Coriander's the strongest and most immediate flavor in this beer, which is usually a big negative for me, but it worked really well in this beer. It flowed into a dry, yeasty turn into a strong cereal backbone. I think that bit of savory character made this beer.