Drake (9460) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Mellow Mushroom Johnson City. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of pecans, dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, maple finish. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, maple, nuts, mild dark fruit. Medium bodied, creamy, mild lingering roastiness.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz draft pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts and sweet. Taste is malts, maple and pecan.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City. This brew is a dark reddish-brown color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted nuts and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, chocolate and subtle pecan. The finish is roasty with a maple and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint. Opaque brown with a lasting creamy quarter inch of foam. Nose is caramel, cocoa and toasted nut. Flavor is maple, coffee, cocoa, light citrus and toasted nut. Light-medium body is smooth with carbonation, lightly sweet, but well balanced by the roast, and a nice drinker.
HopKitty (59) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark, opaque, yellow ochre head, minimal lacing. Aroma contains a subtle nutty, roasty chocolate. Taste is not too sweet, like a hint of agave, not like the average porter, flavors are fizzy and disappear quickly, easy to drink like Guiness.
Rustyham (1754) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly opaque, reddish-black, off-white head. Aroma is pecans, slight maple. Flavor starts off really thin and watery, then you get a little sour nutiness, and some caramel malt. This beer starts really slow, but grows on you. Growler from the brewery.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick foamy dark tan head over a dark brown body, red tints. Aroma is sweet, malty, chocolate, maple syrup, nutty. Taste is more sweetness, chocolate, caramel, fruity, syrup, maple sap, and a pecan nutty oilyness.
NachlamSie (2858) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 day old growler. Pours a deep red/black with a pretty good tan head. The aroma is maple up front with baking chocolate, nut shells, and thin coffee. Carbonation is fairly active and the mouthfeel is a bit thin, but that helps make the maple flavor not seem so syrupy. Maple is up front again on the tastebuds, but it is not overkill. In the mix I get nutshells, bitter chocolate, and a sweeter, chewy nut character as well. This is nothing exciting, but it is drinkable. I’m glad the maple flavor was not too overdone.