Bahumat (69) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The only real weakness of this beer is the aroma, but it tastes much better than it smells. For those who enjoy maple flavored stouts and porters, this will definitely satisfy. The maple flavor is anything but delicate, but it still keeps a good balance.
stantheman (485) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bitter on Hastings in Vancouver. Appropriately dark. A very sweet, fruity and pleasant porter, but honest to Jehosaphat, Iím not getting any maple here! Nice porter, though.
brleo (50) - - SEP 19, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I was tipped-off to this one, but ended up underwhelmed. Sampled at Great Canadian Beer Fest. Aroma was ok, appearance was dark brown. I was expecting a rich maple and malt flavor, but was met instead with a disappointing porter that was more like an average brown ale. Slight maple flavour is an understatement - tasting the maple in this drink is like finding a needle in a haystack. Ends up an average brown ale in flavor. Disappointed.
andrewturba (731) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, earthy and some sweet, toffee, bready, and some coffee. Flavour is sweet chocolate, faint earthy bitterness, roasted malts lightly burnt, and a dry roasted malt/coffee finish.
Reimer96 (840) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a red tinge and a small frothy brown head. Aroma of maple, roasted malts, dark dried fruits and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, dried fruits, coffee, maple and a nice low bitterness throughout. Medium to full body and over its pretty good but the sweetness becomes too much after a bit.
RyanE (98) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate brown pour with creamy off-white head. Coffee, chocolate and maple notes. Subtle coffee flavor, easy drinking and not overpowering. Slippery and oily. Reminded me of an espresso stout. Enjoyed this one.
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black color with a tall dense, creamy, tan head. Aroma has a very malty nose with lots of chocolate malt coming through first, light plum notes, light nondescript sugary sweetness and a touch of earthy hops presence. Flavor starts off with a plum, chocolate, light cherry and light roasted malt presence but this quickly transitions to a very sweet that is boarder line cloying. Body feels very hefty and holds the flavors very well. This brew was weird in that it started off with a great flavor. As you drank more of the beer, the sweetness built to be too much. The base beer is really good and I would love to try their non-maple porter offering.
pintbypint (2272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml brown bottle. Dark brown pour with some ruby edges. Tan head is creamy. Good lacing. Nose has some dark chocolate/cocoa power, a bit sweet. Taste is sweet, rich brown sugar, chocolate, slight coffee, traces of maple. Light roasty finish, mild coffee and chocolate notes and trace bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. A bit less thrilling and also less robust than I was hoping for. Overall the maple character is pretty well hidden, this comes across as ta bit oo sweet for my tastes. Maybe this plays out better in the winter, but thereís not much here that would make me revisit this beer.
Lagerboy (900) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkest amber, slight hue shines thru. Big lasting pillowy tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Sweet caramel roasted malt taste infused with maple syrup. Some brown sugar and dark fruits. Lightly hopped, average carbonation. Finishes clean and sweet. Maybe a tad too sweet. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
650ml bottle. Great looking head when first poured, tan brown in color which recedes quite quickly. Appearance is black, too black for a porter. Taste is a huge blast of sugar, sweet, sweet too sweet maple. Iím not a fan- struggling to finish.