Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a thin head. Aroma is very nice. Rich and smiley. Flavour is great.a fantastic porter with a hint of maple. This is a very nice brew.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear cola black, thin, non-persistent off-white head, poor lacing. Nose is roasted, sweet, lifted barley, very pronounced ílactoseí character, smells like a good Sweet Stout. Good roast and light rootbeer character. No real maple notes though. Flavours are creamy, roasty, and very smooth. Moderately sweet, but well-balanced by the roasty notes. Maple shows up a little here, but if it wasnít on the label, I doubt if Iíd be able to pick it out. Overall a really nice Porter, the lack of maple is no loss, really, maybe the best effort yet by Fernie!
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. Thereís an almost salty edge to the mineralic aftertaste which is quite interesting. Although I donít 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. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at the BCLS at Hellsgate in March 2011.
presario (4440) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Started with a big head on very dark brown. Aroma of roast malt and a lot of nuts and coffee, surprisingly very little maple. Flavour is not overpowering maple. More subtle alluring growing maple taste with coffee and nut character. A little thin and metallic. Doesnít finish well and a big bottle is too much.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Coffee and maple
A - Dark with thick pillowy head
T - light sweetness and bitter coffee
M - Full body and soft
O - Nice stout...wheres the maple
fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BC Liquors, Robson St., Vancouver
Black color; medium sized compact head, but reducing quickly to a thin layer. Mild aroma of roasted malt and light liquorice. It has a good body texture; the roasted malts are quite smooth; there is a light perception of burnt malts too; but there is also some liquorice, that I donít fancy too much; traces of vanilla and coffee. It has some degree of complexity, and itís well constructed. Pleasant.
DuffMan (5824) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not sure whether there may be some variability in product quality, or whether the difference lies in the acumen of the various ratersí noses and palates, but I found this beer to have rather pronounced maple syrup character in both the aroma and flavour. Very nicely integrated with chocolatey malts, sweet but not cloying. Medium bodied, tasty. The best big bottle brew from Fernie yet!
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle purchased in Armstrong, BC on 03/10/2011. Colour: Black with very dark brown medium head. Nose: Wet wood notes among the abundance of smoke, charcoal and coffee. Hint of malt vinegar too. Where is the maple? Deep and balanced. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Coffee with sweet liqueur, bittersweet icing, oak cask, pipe smoke. Where is the maple? Greasy mouth feel. My overall rating for this is low because I ask one final time - where is the maple?
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a dark brown color with a small tan head that fades to a thin ring. It has some fine lacing on the sides.
The aroma is actually pretty decent. I get some roasted malt, chocolate and of course some maple syrup notes.
The flavor is a touch watery in some points. I am getting roasted malt,chocolate. Well obviously a sweetness from the maple syrup. But it isnít anything to overbearing.
It finishes some light sour notes and a dark chocolate bitterness. It tends to have a little lingering sweetness as well. I didnít really have much expectations for this to be honest. But it turned out to be a decent drinking porter. Even if maple syrup is not really your thing still worth a try. I bet it would be nice with or after a big breakfast.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coke color,lasting tan head.Roasty light maple nose.Smoky roast profile,subtle maple sweetness.Gassy & thin with dry lighlty bitter finish. Interesting!!