wmubronco1992 (692) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 2014 4 Elf party. Pours dark brown. Long lasting creamy tan head. Sweet aroma. Flavor is sweet milk chocolate, some roast, and some maple. Medium palate. Creamy mouthfeel. I enjoyed, but I wish it didn’t have so much sweetness. Not sure I’d want to drink more then one of these.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Dark Horse: Dark brown body, capped with a small, tan film & collar. Sweet aroma with very light hints of maple extract, Caramalt, lightly toasted nuts, & faint vanilla. Pretty mild overall. Flavors include semisweet chocolates, mild maple sweetness, & a touch of roast... Again, pretty faint. Warmth reveals a bit more vanilla & caramel with a dense cocoa finish. Not as much maple as I was hoping for... Chocolate is actually more of a stand-out flavor than maple. A little thin, but decent.
Tmoney99 (13163) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured a dark brown color with a huge frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate toasted dark chocolate and maple aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good, a little to sweet.
deyholla (9821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of maple with dark grains and a bit of roastiness and sweetness underlying. Flavor has a lot of roasted notes with some maple coming through to add some sweetness.
sethmoko (16) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at taproom. Roasty porter aroma with a nice balance from the maple. Taste also provides nice sweetness.
italianjohn (2807) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour orange/ruby hue thin off white head ... aroma is of sweet maple syrup and roasted ... taste is maple syrup and roasted ... a nice sweet syrup taste not overbearing but not nonexistant which seems to be hard to pull off ... thin roasted mouthfeel with caramel malts too .... sweet roasted finish .... a solid and tasty porter abv hidden well ... they should definitely go to this brew more often