Brewed by Fernie Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Fernie, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2283) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
The pour is a dark brown, nearly opaque, nice amber tones on the edges. A finger of creamy light tan head. No carbonation. Some massive lacing. The nose is robust and well roasted with a light maple sweetness. A chewy, thick roast, notes of burnt cocoa and some coffee. A hint of bittering hop. The taste is smooth and creamy with a nice maple sweetness. A big robust roast, biscuits, a good roasty cocoa with a subtle woody toast note. Sweet middle with a subtle maple note. Overall, a good session porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5185) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
650ml bottle pours dark brown in color with about 2 fingers of light tan head which leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste is roasted malty bitterness with a hint of chocolate and some underlying sweetness and a light amount of hops in the mix. This is a very lovely porter that is the best beer from the Fernie lineup and is highly recommended..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blomster (284) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Pours dark, dark brown, with a light brown head. Light aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of dust in the beginning, but that quickly disappears. Taste of coffee, chocolate, a slight sourness (some black malt perhaps?), medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter for the style (which I like). Medium bodied, average carbonation, ends quite bitter and with a pleasant chocolate feeling in the mouth. Overall a good beer. I’m a bit disappointed though with the lack of maple character, I could not specifically pick that out anywhere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Brown/black with an off white head. Aroma is smokey maple, roasty, chocolate. Taste is lightly smokey, maple, salt, chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2429) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
Very deep walnut to black colour with a tan frothy head and lace. Roasted malt, maple syrup aroma. Rich maple, coffee, chocolate roasted malt goodness. Slight bitterness on the palette. Enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear cola black, thin, non-persistent off-white head, poor lacing. Nose is roasted, sweet, lifted barley, very pronounced ’lactose’ 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 wasn’t on the label, I doubt if I’d 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
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. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at the BCLS at Hellsgate in March 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
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. Doesn’t finish well and a big bottle is too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
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

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