solidfunk (2780) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, especially for style. Very well-balanced ingredients, they come together well. Slight woody barrel sense. Cloudy red with mocha-coloured head. Some lacing. Average carbonation. Bittersweet finish. Bottle from Delires du Terroir.
radarsock (753) - Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$4.99 for the 11.5 fl.oz bottle purchased from Hunger Mountain. To snifter, it pours a light brownish rust color; accompanying the rust is its suds and bubbles, but nothing that would indicate this has a colossal head. Aromas of maple bark, almond liqueur, shortbread, ginger, mint, and tapioca. Taste follows suit--not nearly as a concise maple profile, however. By swallow, it’s hinting at earth, bitter hops, and caramel. A slight yet profficient oniony burn only subsided by the aforementioned caramel. It’s okay.
BMMillsy (1095) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky dark reddish brown with very small yellowish brown head. Aroma of maple, dark fruits, figs, raisins, candy sugar, alcohol. Flavor is maple, brown sugar, fig, and pears. Surprisingly high and prickly carbonation. Medium sticky body. A bit dry. Not my favorite, but not a bad beer.
NeoHippie2 (742) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of malt, toasted oak, and a touch of maple syrup. Initial flavor is the big malt presence this brew has, the maple comes through in the finish. Rich, robust, and wonderfully complex this was a great beer. Almost reminds me of a quad.
Beese (939) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Beermongers in Portland, OR on 5 June 2013.
Amber coloured, slightly hazy. Sweet malty nose. Initial sweetness with some cereal notes which balance. Maple is distinct, but subtle enough to not overpower in any way.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Whiskey and maple syrup and a bit of booze. Cloudy reddish brown with a rich brown small head. Chocolate, maple and the whisky notes. Finish is back to maple and cocoa and lingers nicely.
DrSilverworm (4728) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.5oz bottle. Numbers notched look like a 1 and a 1, not sure what that means... 2011 vintage? Totally hazy brown / red color. Lots of particles in the body. Looks cool, but thin off-white / khaki head doesn’t retain well, fades to a minimal ring around the edge, leaves no lace. Not much in the nose aroma. Caramel, light maple syrup, and some hints of oxidation. Light spice. Definitely not as potent of a flavor as I expect from Dieu du Ciel. Bit of chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, nothing cloying. Light sweet hint of alcohol. A light bite. Moderate bitter. Bigger body. Smooth, light carbonation. Dry texture. Not bad, I know it ought to be better... Definitely tastes past it’s prime. Which is unfortunate, because this is supposed to be a fresh delivery.
Iphonephan (2600) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at 1702 in Tucson AZ. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a creamy ecru head. Malty nose. Sweet caramel flavors.
AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is very sweet with maple smells like a scotch bomb
Very sweet. Tons of maple. Burn throughout. Boozy and sweet. There’s this lingering cough syrup taste. Ugh.
annunz123 (797) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maple syrup, raisins, and tobacco in the aroma. Flavor is sweet with maple, brown sugar, and a fair amount of alcohol. Alcohol dries out a sweet maple finish. Not something I’d want to drink every day, but pretty good.