Good the next day, allowing the flavors to meld and develope and the sauce to thicken. There was the hint of guiness bitterness. The maple flavour wasn't noticable. Reduced recipe by half as I'm used to baked bean recipes making huge amounts, but this is actually a small recipe to begin with. Soaked beans for 12 hours. Used guiness beer. Subbed jacob cattle beans, yellow mustard. Had no bacon but wanted a bit of flavor so used 5 drops of hickory smoke. Added 3 cups water. Cooked in a crockpot on high for 8 hours. Took the cover off checking them a few times, next time will not do that and check after 6 hours. Oops, forgot to add salt. Served with Lazy Irish Beer Bread.