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Fernie Sap Sucker Maple Porter

Brewed by Fernie Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Fernie, Canada


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This time we opted for a robust Maple Porter, going by the name of Sap Sucker, which started its maiden voyage from the brewery to shelves throughout BC, on Friday December 5th – perfect timing for December festivities and those thirsty needs that generally accompany the season of good will. It’s a deliciously dark and robust Porter, with a delicate but flavourful touch of maple syrup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ljthiessen (566) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is surprisingly light, some roasty malt and chocolate, a little honey and maple. Flavour is very sweet, lots of honey, with only a little roasty bitterness to balance. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2025) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Not bad considering the brewery. Pours black. Aromas are maple. Flavors are sweet and sticky. Bubblegum and maple. A bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamflower (613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
I think this, but I’d like more intensity in the flavour and aroma. Sweet, roasty and rich, but not a lot of maple. Bottle shared with northropfrye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2375) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Dark black body, brown head, nice lacing, quite attractive. Good head retention. Initially a sweet robust aroma, touch of maple, chocolate milk. Taste is like a sweet foreign stout, dried fruit, not overly mapley. Under-rated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YigSvartka (144) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Opaque light black with a nice sized head. Relatively minimal aroma dominated by roast, but vanilla and maple notes are present as well. Thick and creamy stereotypical porter texture. Perhaps slightly less smooth though. Flavour consists of heavy roast, vanilla, slight maple, and oddly a wee bit sour. The flavours are fine, but it simply doesn’t flow very well. The sweet/sour flavours are odd. Not terrible though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2021) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate milk powder and a hint of wood. Flavors are of chocolate syrup, maple, toasted nuts, and vanilla. Medium bodied and fairly sweet, but finishes with a bit of woody astringency. Not bad as an after dinner pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (835) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with maple and coffee. Medium bodied, not as thin as I expected. Flavour brings out coffee, toast, maple sweetness. Sweet, but not overly. Not too bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 16, 2014
brown with a white head. Overwhelming malty sweet aroma. Palate is all sweetness, some malts. Maybe I let this one sit for just a tad long. Drainpour. Thanks though to Duffman

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is maple, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut. Medium-light bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a nice hint of roast. Taste us chocolate, toffee, maple, roasted grains, hint if coffee. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Plenty of cocoa on the nose with dark chocolate and a touch of roast. Opaque dark brown/black body is topped by a low but lasting tan head that coats the sides of the glass with lacing. Chocolate/cocoa flavour is predominant but never overwhelming. Nice bitterness keeps it from becoming cloying or overly sweet. There’s an almost salty edge to the mineralic aftertaste which is quite interesting. Although I don’t get any maple flavour perhaps that contributes to the depth of flavour here. Medium body with very nice, soft bubbled but gently effervescent and lightly pointy carbonation that offsets the otherwise smooth and creamy texture.

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