andrewje41 (2040) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle poured. This is one of those beers that just sounds delicious. Maple? Good! Porter? Good!! I purchased this with the idea that there was no way possible it could be bad. Certainly did not disappoint, though it’s not mind blowing like I had hoped. Pours a dark copper brown with a full inch of soda foam head Soft chocolate malt aroma. Flavor is chocolate forward, and maybe a hint of maple? It could just be that I know it’s there. A bit of a cinnamon spice, chocolate finish. All flavors here are mild, and I was expecting more of a big bold maple out of it. All in all, I enjoyed this.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber (5.8%) from Grocery Outlet. Super dark brown in color. Not quite black. Lightly roasty nose with a touch of sweetness. A little chocolate as well. Light and roasty. Very subtle up front but grows towards the back end. Maybe a little hint of maple but not much. Lighter in body than a lot of porters. Quite drinkable though.
smallfry (169) - - FEB 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Tastes like pepsi + maple syrup. Very thin, and very astringent. Not recommended.
jackflibb (5) - - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel, chocolate, cereal. Frothy head that stays, deep brown like a nut brown. Bitter, slightly sweet. Thin, lightly carbonated. Overall, drinkable if not great.
ctomson (29) - - NOV 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice maple color. Very faint sweet smell with little head. Low carbonation. No hoppiness. Decent flavored.
slowrunner77 (8387) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Thin, but quite good, more in the English style than the typical American style. Pretty subtle on the maple for something with maple in the name, but it’s good enough to forgive them :)"
Hanuta06 (422) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Made in Oregon.
Aroma: light caramel malt with chocolate and vanilla.
Appearance: very small, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, light-brown body.
Taste: lightly acidic initial taste and lightly sweet, smokey finish with short duration.
Palate: light-to-medium bodied with watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: nothing memorable. I didn’t detect any maple whatsoever.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Not sure I get any Maple syrup out of this one.   Somewhat thin, yet clean.   Roasty, but not strong.   A very soft Porter overall.   Light bitterness.   Smooth, but needs to be a bit more chewy.   Wished the Maple sweetness was larger.   As is, okay.
beastmaster (372) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Portland airport buy. Doesn’t look like a porter. Pours the color of maple syrup. Little head. Sweet malty beer. Not very poter-esk. very drinkable but not noteworthy. Not stylistically rateable
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by beastmaster. Pours amber reddish orange with a small white creamy head. Aroma of maple, hot garbage, lager yeast. Weird. This looks and smells nothing like a porter. Flavor is, um, some combination of maple wood chunks, Asian tea leaves, smoke (wtf?), more tea. Well that was weird. Medium body, a bit watered down, with medium plus plus carbonation. Not sure about this one. Not offensive really, just a bit bland and boring. And definitely not a porter.