mcberko (4811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head and reddish hue. Aroma and flavour of maple, roasted malt, light licorice and a little candied sugar. Quite decent.
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at the Strath in Victoria, B.C., for $5.60. Pours a small, beige head atop a clear black body. Nose is toasty and coffee. Flavour is nice - not overly sweet, decent roasted base, some vanilla. The maple is certainly hidden and nearly not detectable.
DeanF (1621) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Okay dark brown appearance and dark beige head. Aroma of roasted barley, typical microbrew porter aroma. Flavour is bitter roasted barley moving into chocolate and coffee flavours; it ends with a watery finish and a bitter aftertaste. I couldn’t pick out the maple syrup at all.