johnnnniee (2282) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by mixylplik3, thanks for the opportunity Matt!
Pours an inky black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells of caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, maple, and a hint of earthy hops. The flavor follows the aroma and is incredibly smooth. Sweet maple and brown sugar play nicely with chocolate coffee and roast against a hint of earth and a touch of alcohol. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sugary mouthfeel. This is a great beer, nicely balanced, smooth and quite tasty.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Big thanks to Mike (Gushue3) for the bottle!
A: Pours a black body with browner edges and thin tan head. It recedes to a thin film and ring that leaves some splotchy lace behind.
S: Roasty malts with unsweetened chocolate and just a touch of maple syrup sweetness.
T: The maple is more pronounced in the taste, but it is more sugary and somewhat artificial tasting. The taste still has the roasted malts and chocolate flavors from the nose. Booze is nicely hidden.
M: Medium bodied with a medium to medium carbonation. I was expecting a creamier mouth, but it was very drying in nature.
O: This was a solid stout, but I wish the maple was a tad less artificial and the mouthfeel wasn’t so drying. The booze was hidden which was nice. Good, but don’t go afte the hype.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-01-2012
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Pours dark brown black with a khaki tight soapy head that fades. Aroma has chocolate roasted malt and subtle bitterness. Taste is chocolate and bitter malt along with a subtle vanilla. Palate is medium and chalky. Tasty!
DalzAle (1975) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by maximum12! Inky dark black pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of bitter chocolate and a little coffee. Flavor is also bitter dry chocolate, medium body and a little peat. Very enjoyable.
BVery (6079) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Oily black pour with a brownish head. Roasty chocolate, smoke, and a bit of maple sweetness. Big, bold, and terrific.
TheEpeeist (3320) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Mahogany brown with receding tan bubbles. Nose is smoky chocolate, hay and prune. Maple is there but i wouldn’t have guessed it; more noticiable after a few sips. Tangy medium body, a bit chalky. Taste is espresso and dark chocolate with hints of maple syrup and burnt sugar emerging in the finish. It’s a nice brew but not enough flavor-packed to make it a standout.
czar (4264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at blackback, waterbury. pitch black with a nice beige head, good retention and lacing. bol roasted malts, molasses, some smoke, woody notes and coffee. warming. as to where maple stands - maybe for added smoothness. relatively soft carbonation, full body, very nice smoothly bitter coffee. very nice!
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with frothy brown stout. Roasted malts, some molasses and maple, coffee, chocolate, nuts. Moderate carbonation, full body, bit hot, bittersweet with cocoa nibs and coffee, becomes dry, lots of malt and molasses on the end.
ReggieDunlap (3048) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with ruby hues...thin mocha head. Aroma has burnt wood, coffee, dark cocoa, and a touch of molasses. Flavor follows suit...adds a touch of dark fruit...touch if maple and charred wood are showcased nicely. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a dry, charre wood finish.
Slipstream (2004) - USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Adrian. Dark, foamy pour and a cool, old school label. The aroma is roasty, sweet, and full of grain. A rich, dark, bold flavor but I don’t really taste much maple sugar. Apparently it is made with maple water - i.e. sap added to the brew kettle. Very good.