mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4535-20120621] Tap. Sweet maple roasted syrup aroma has a thick slice of caramel running underneath. Black body with a quick foamy brown head. Roasted caramel maple syrup flavour with a lingering boozy note. Full body. Hints at stronger liquor and quite a nice roast characteristic. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
Overheard: "Iím choking down the last bits of this."
(Flying Monkeys Tap-Takeover @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-06-21. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Very sweet with a lot of vanilla character, and a light perfumey floral touch. Whispers of maple. Dry not quite roasty touches in the finish are swamped by the vanilla character. 6+ Nice rich vanilla aroma, ephemeral notes of maple touches over muted dark malt below. Very smooth medium palate is very lightly carbonated. Shows potential but the strength of the vanilla is overpowering, which combined with the overall sweetness of the beer made this very hard to drink on a hot patio in the summer. OCB Week Tap Takeover at Volo, Toronto.
Radek Kliber (5912) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Volo
Aroma warm feel. Vanilla note. Mellow sweetness, slight toast notes behind.6+
Appearance poured as brown-black. Lighter beige cap.
Flavor and Palate : Frontal vanilla. Medium low carbonation. Bit dry on top. Porter notes at base. Maple does not soften dry alcohol burn/ 12+/20