Death by Flapjacks
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Death by FlapjacksDeath by Flapjacks
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
American Porter
Ranked #167
Ranked #13,950
3.96 | pDev: 7.32%
Jun 11, 2022
Jun 30, 2021
Very Good
Death by FlapjacksDeath by Flapjacks
Notes: Brewed with maple syrup, vanilla, lemon peel, nutmeg, lactose, and natural flavors.
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a good-sized, khaki-colored head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of maple, nutmeg, vanilla, chocolate and toffee. Rich maple, caramel and chocolate taste with toffee, vanilla and hints of cinnamon.
Jul 02, 2021
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
12 oz can from the brewery taproom in Brevard NC. Purchased there in May 2022 but canned back on 3 June 2021.

Appearance. It has a nearly opaque, dark reddish-brown body with a short beige head that quickly recedes to a thin partial coat.

This had an aroma that definitely suggests flapjacks covered in maple syrup. The delightful maple aroma carries over to the flavor, but the flavor has too much vanilla, diluting the maple component and increasing the apparent sweetness a bit beyond optimum for me.

Overall. Highly recommended for fans of dark, maple syrup flavored ales ... this one actually delivers on the promise of maple sugar aroma and flavor.
Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Oskar Blues Death By Flapjacks Porter, 6.5% ABV. Pours thin and black with a real nice 4-finger light brown head the left good lacing. Nose is maple and vanilla. Taste is maple, vanilla, nutmeg, and lemon, slightly sweet, a twinge of lemon tartness and moderate bitterness. With a name and nose like that, I had hoped for a pastry porter, but sadly, no. Decent smooth mouthfeel with a little dryness at the end. Overall very good.
Jan 13, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by vfgccp from New York

Jan 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
It's a stout (OK, "porter") flavored with maple syrup, vanilla, and lemon peel. That's exactly what it tastes like, as well - which is a good thing.

Another reviewer noted the lemon flavor, as did I, without knowing ahead of time that lemon peel was added to the mix (I assumed it was hop expression). It's not at all unpleasant, and adds a nice layer of brightness to what could otherwise be far too sweet, with plenty of maple and vanilla flavor. The nutmeg is incorporated judiciously, adding a touch of flavor without overpowering.

The only drawback is that it drinks much thinner than most probably prefer for this style (myself included), but at 6.5%, it's also much more approachable than the double digit flavor bombs many other breweries lean toward.
Dec 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown to black in color with just a bit of light seeping through when held up to light. There’s a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering most of the top. Faint, soapy lacing. The aroma is of maple syrup, nutmeg, vanilla, and lactose. I’m tasting initially lemon and then quickly maple syrup, vanilla, and lactose. The lemon keeps things from being too sweet. The mouth is dry and moderately carbonated.
Dec 19, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by EMH73 from New York

Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dark brown nice two finger head that leaves some good sheet lace.

Aroma is lots of maple, vanilla and lemon not much nutmeg or the maple lemon is covering it up. Little strange smelling to me guess I'm picking up to much lemon and don't understand it.

Taste is porter with good doses of maple syrup, vanilla, lemon but very lightly not near what my nose was getting which is probably a god thing, ah there is the nutmeg. Also porter flavors light roasted malts but they are pretty much over shadowed by the added maple. Also for a lactose brew feels light not getting milk sugars except for the sweetness which may be the maple.

Mouthfeel seems light for a lactose brew carbonation is mediumish.

Overall had friends go crazy over this one, eh interesting maybe but not something I would care to have again.
Nov 22, 2021
Rated: 3.28 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Oct 28, 2021
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown. Tan foam. Maple syrup aroma. Big maple syrup flavor with a nice roasted malt finish. Doesn't taste artificial. The right amount of sweetness. Very good.
Oct 10, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Oct 02, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

Sep 13, 2021
Rated: 4.61 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

Sep 10, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Sep 09, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Sep 03, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Aug 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Drinking this at Tapped Craft and Drafts in Greenville NC.
Poured from a tap into a pint glass.
Looks dark brown almost black with a nice foamy tannish head that dropped to a thin cap.
Smells malty, sweet, coffee, maple syrup and vanilla.
Taste follows the nose nicely, very much a sweet desert beer.
Mouth feel sticky sweet on the front of my palate.
Overall a very nice desert beer, one is enough, but really quite delicious.
I would definitely order again.
Aug 26, 2021
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, pours a dark brown with a 2 plus khaki head that leaves loads of thin lace, with excellent retention. 4.25

Aroma maple is dominant, maybe some vanilla, a hint of coffee, and a little chocolate. 3.5

Taste follows huge maple, vanilla, coffee, a hint of lemon, and cocoa. 3.5

Mouthfeel a tad thin, enough carbonation, maybe a tad dry, and at 6.5% pretty big on flavor and goes down easy enough. 3.75

Overall this 4 pack, will be the only of this variant, not great for me. If you love maple it might be your thing. 3.5
Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 13, 2021
Rated: 4 by Lukass from Ohio

Aug 10, 2021
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can.

Pours a dark copper color with a finger of khaki head. Moderate retention. Leaves a ring of lacing around the glass.

Aromas of caramel, maple syrup, and light vanilla. Smells a lot like French toast.

The flavor is surprisingly balanced, albeit very sweet. Lots of maple syrup, bready malts, vanilla, very faint chocolate with the absolute foggiest idea of lemon zest. Interesting beer for sure.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Sticky and creamy, like my *censored*. Surprisingly drinkable.

Overall, this beer is pretty good and isn't nearly as ridiculous as it sounds. Very sweet, but not cloying. Worth a try.
Aug 08, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 29, 2021
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a black body with minimal khaki head that quickly dies. The aroma is basically maple syrup with hints of vanilla. Smooth, light, syrupy taste with maple and almost cloying sweetness with some stickiness on the finish. Pretty decent beer that is quite in the dessert beer category but is an enjoyable sweet beer.
Jul 23, 2021
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 19, 2021
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with very little light transmission in the glass and a half finger light khaki head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, maple syrup, vanilla and French toast. Flavor is dark toasted malt, maple syrup, lactose, vanilla and a touch of cocoa and coffee; maple syrup finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Definitely a breakfast style porter, but to me it tastes more like French toast than flapjacks. Maybe it’s the nutmeg that gives it that winter spice flavor that brings French toast to mind. Whatever. I would enjoy these flapjacks too, and there is good maple syrup and dough here to get me going in the morning. A bit gimmicky, but a pleasant, fun to drink porter. Glad to find something new from Oskar Blues; haven't seen much from them around lately.
Jul 19, 2021
Rated: 3.48 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 3.72 by bf7 from Pennsylvania

Jul 12, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 05, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Jul 03, 2021
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