Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of maple and chocolate. Flavor of maple syrup, chocolate, caramel and some notes of nuttiness.
Emeister84 (1128) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of dried raisiny fruit, booze, hints of maple. Black with a somewhat lasting off-white head. Initial fruity sweetness, syrupy. Full bodied, warming.
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Andy said ok, not great. Julie said it was good the smell the not great but taste is a rich malt. She gives a 3,8
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dlovell2 (882) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with Amber tint and tan head. Roasted malt aroma with vanilla and maple syrup smokiness. Roasted malt and vanilla start followed with some smokiness, woody maple syrup flavor, and dark dried fruits. Underlying sweetness. Slight pine finish. There is a lingering sweetness aftertaste from the maple syrup. I was shocked to see that this a 9.1% beer, the alcohol is really masked.
BeerdedDave (512) - - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep, dark brown to black color; roasted malt and maple syrup aroma; sweet, roasted malt flavor with maple and chocolate notes; perhaps a bit too sweet
tgncc (2879) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is roasted malts, maple syrup. The appears nice is dark brown, slightest bit of light getting through. The flavor is roasty, chocolate, light maple syrup. The finish is roast, bitter chocolate, light maple. Medium/thick body. Not bad. Thought the maple would be more pronounced.
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Vermont brewery: Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of maple, chocolate, nuts, and cereal grains. Taste is chocolate, nuts, cocoa, and a touch of maple. The maple syrup really starts to come through once the beer warms up. Medium to heavy body, little carbonation, this is really good. Surprisingly, it’s not as sweet as I was assuming it would be.
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a foamy light brown head. Notes of nuts, smoke, cookie crust, maple syrup, and chocolate. Nice well balanced beer.
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour produced a nice head. The aroma was strong maple syrup. Dark, rich pour. The taste is somewhat less exciting than the smell. Maple syrup does come through, but the sweetness is overwhelming. Overall, not the best I’ve tasted.
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Clear dark brown pour with an off white head. Caramel, nuts, coco. Medium body. Sweet finish. Decent