eworkman1 (27) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big malt aroma and flavor. It's bock fest where I'm at and this one is a welcome change of pace. Draught pour is ruby dark and the maple background is delightful.
ryanscourt (551) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour. Initially didn’t like to much but grew on me and thought it was ok. Not sweet like maple but tart.
TheHOFF43 (1670) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark. Not very sweet but a touch of maple. Chocolatey and rich.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark, rusty, coffee color. Light head that dissipates fairly quickly. Caramel, maple aroma. Flavors of coffee, caramel, maple.
jcnielsen (1705) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with off white head. Maple syrup, cream, milky aromas. Roasty, maple syrupy, burnt, sweet flavors. Pretty sweet. Wouldn’t be bad for a fall or winter seasonal.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in KC, thanks to jcnielsen. Pours a hazy, dark reddish brown appearance with a light brown. Woody/sappy, thick caramel, syrupy, a touch fruity aroma. A bit thin, sort of herbal bitter, moderately sweet, burnt sugar, woody, chocolate flavor. Kind of interesting.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Hills Market beer tasting on 05/30/2013: Dark reddish-brown color with a medium tan head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of grainy malt and maple. Medium body with flavors of maple, roast nuts and doughy malt. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
Patrickctenchi (3075) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep, rubied-brown with a thick, light brown head.
Aroma is lightly mapled, malt and sugar.
Taste is chocolate, malty.. again a little maple...
Tasty, but more bock than maple.
Dragonfly1 (460) - Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Overall a good, rich, flavorful bock for the spring season. Aroma is that vibrant bock cinnamon and spice, with a palette of browns and reds in my glass. Sweet malt and brown sugar balance nicely with more cinnamon spice. Not getting much maple syrup, but definitely getting molasses and black licorice. I like this, just on the right side of the sweet-o-meter.
brian60625 (732) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5 ounce sampler at the tap room restaurant in Milwaukee. If you like chocolate chip pancakes topped with maple syrup, you’ll enjoy this beer. I thought is was delicious, even if it hits on some easy pickin’s crowd pleaser flavors. My only qualm was my lack of bacon to eat alongside it. Dark orange-mahogany tint, no foam nor lacing. Flavor, as mentioned, of maple syrup, coffee, wood, earthiness, chocolate, fairly sweet. Medium bodied, smooth and a little flat in carbonation. Overall an enjoyable one, filling and big-flavored (so it’s best in small doses), a great candidate for a beer at a brunch.