islay (2136) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 7-9-16. Pours medium brown with a dark amber to maroon hue. Very small amount of very short-lasting, taupe head. The head fizzles out as in a Coca-Cola Classic. The lack of head pulls down what could have been a good appearance and leaves it looking lifeless. I got an initial whiff of maple syrup, but it quickly went away. Replaced by scents of cocoa, cinnamon, and bran muffin to low-sweetness cupcake. Smells like Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Really nice, chocolatey taste with a spiciness. Roasted malts. A bit of alcohol heat. Tasty and enjoyable stuff. The maple sap really isnít noticeable in the way one might expect. It certainly provides sugars that boosted the booziness, and it might be responsible for the cinnamon spiciness. Fundamentally a boozy, dry, tarry beer but with a residual sweetness, presumably from the sap, but that reminds me more of brown sugar. Maple sugar, finally, in the aftertaste, and it is very welcome. Iím going to credit that to the flavor rather than the palate. Medium body. Smooth in the palate. Forgettable palate effects. I wish this beer had some head; it would look a lot better and score a lot better. Itís a bit of a shame that the subpar appearance, the least important factor, pulls this beer down. Smells good, looks bad, tastes good, uhÖ palates medium, and ends up average to good overall. My total rating is about as low as itís going to get for a beer this tasty.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/6/16. 12oz bottle thanks to rdixon77! Brown pour with a small khaki head. Strong aroma, almost oaky or tannic, sherry, leather. Good flavor, boozy, tannic, dark cherries and chocolate, tobacco and leather, caramel. Not bad!
Krej (222) - USA - DEC 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I did not expect to like this this much. But the fact that it isnít just another boring "world class" stout makes it great. It stands out in a world of way to many way to similar stouts and tastes great.
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to Eric S. Much thanks. Dark ruby color with some thin white head. Aroma of hints of maple syrup and traces of dried fall leaves. Sugar.
The flavor is very sugary with to much caramel. The earthy malts give an astringent aftertaste. Yeah, no. Maybe the bottle is to old.
AWISLguy (2386) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Bazaar. No bottle date. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Nice coats of lace. Aroma has sweet maple syrup and caramel, not too strong. Taste is of sweet caramel, maple and molasses. There is something bitter underneath which stops it from being too sweet. The brown ale base, one would think. Medium bodied. Some alcohol. Finishes sweet and syrupy. Interesting idea, as Greenbush is wont to do. Decent. 13.3
napdynmite (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is delicious with maple syrup, brown sugar, honey. Texture is lighter than expected. Some booze, expected given the ABV. Flavor is woodsy, maple, slight molasses. Finish is light bourbon. Solid overall. A nice early Autumn brew.
Mark_Eck (1762) - - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma and taste are nutty and a hint of maple in the end.
Christpuncher (2697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very bitter from the hopps, yeasty and somewhat sweet from the maple syrup. Pours like a coke, dark and syrup looking. Smells like hopps. Not very refreshing on a hot day.
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njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is maple and chocolate, taste is similar with some citrus fruits, pretty good, odd mouth feel
chucklemation (1309) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is maple, chocolate, caramel, and harsh booze. Flavor is sweet maple, caramel, and chocolate. Goes down smooth. I was very impressed with this.