Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem OR
This says 5.8% alc.
Pours a pretty dark brown almost mahogany colour. Nice frothy,thick light tan head.
Nice caramel,fudge,maple syrup aroma, almost creamy.
Taste similar but has a more bitter dark chocolate ans sea salt thing going on..maple in the back taste.
Nice smooth ,likable mouth feel.
I kinda liked this one..pretty interesting.
I guess im in a minority!
pdx76 (372) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at coalition - pours a very dark clear brown. Foamy white head. Nose of coffee beans, roasted malt, and earthiness. Taste is of malt, diluted coffee, with slight taste of maple. Wanting a little more maple in this one.
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Beese (674) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Coalition Brewing in Portland, OR on 4 June 2013.
Poured a very appealing dark brown with a light brown persistent head. Surprisingly light, quite sweet aroma. Maple is quite forward on the flavour and the sweetness is totally balanced. The mouth feel is also a little watery, but the flavours are still good. Ok beer, but the Bourbon aged version far surpassed it.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours dark brown with a frothy 4 finger beige head. Aromas of chocolate and sugar. Med body with frothy carb. Flavor is dark malt and chocolate with what seems to be a hint of coffee. So far I’m not getting clear maple l- but there is a dark sweetness in the background. To me it’s finishing on the dry side. With earth and astringency compared to many porters. With a lot of time I think I’m getting some maple.
Strykzone (4201) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Dice’s going away party. More red than most porters. A roadted aroma with lighter maple. Fruits wre a nice touch and mix in the flavor with the roasted notes and maple. Hops are very light and more could have helped. Still, it is tasty.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, deep brown colored body with a mahogany hue. Finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is grainy with a light nutty sweetness and a light roast backing. Just a touch of chocolate and a hint of maple. Flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened, grainy and nutty malts with light, smooth maple note and hints of chocolate. A light roast towards the end with some earth as this finishes clean, smooth, and dry with a light bitterness and balanced sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent porter. Nice and smooth body with a balanced, but unexciting flavor. Not bad.
Theydon_Bois (5318) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Beermongers, Portland - 06/11/12.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin off white head.
Nose is light roast malt and treacle toffee.
Taste as nose, light dark fruits.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation with a smooth finish.
boFNjackson (3904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Grain and Gristle... Poured dark, pretty much black with a thin, khaki head. Clean drinking, moderate to low roast with malt sweetness and grains and a hint of maple. If you weren’t looking for the maple you might not have known it was there. Thick and sticky mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and maple leaned towards a molasses feel on the palate.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Very dark with cream head. Smells lightly maply and roasty. Rates moderately sweet and a lurker grainy. Light bodied with grainy finish.
Lubiere (9035) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark clear reddish brown porter with a thin moka head. In aroma, a pleasant nutty chocolate, caramel, light butterscotch. In mouth, a bitter porter with bitter chocolate, faint maple extract, not bad. On tap at the brewpub, July 30 2011.