50belair (1335) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Seth. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Smokey maple aromas. Some what bitter with licorice, roasted malts, hops, and maple notes.
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
17-12-11 On tap: Noire, sans mousse et faible effervescence. Puissants arômes de café avec une touche de sirop d’érable. Tanche vers le très sucrée, avec une amertume sous le thème du café. Les saveurs de café sont très très prononcées et la touche de sirop d’érable bien présente et en douceur. Corps asser puissant avec une texture légèrement ronde. Finale asser longue sur le thème encore une fois du café. Déçu.
1FastSTi (3156) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, #20/72 shared by Jason. Pours to a pitch black body with a dark brown dense creamy head. The aroma is maple syrup, leafy hops, and sweet and dry chocolate. The flavor is sweet cocoa powder with a maple syrup and candi sugar. Roasted charred malts. The palate is full bodied and very coating.
Ughsmash (6671) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, #20/72. Poured very near black with just about as much dark tan sitting on top. The aroma picked up maple, maple, and more maple, with vanilla and sweeter chocolates accenting.. a little peppery alcohol and greener hoppage on the back of the nose.. more green and a touch buttery right on the back.. all in all very enjoyable. The flavor was also centered around the maple, with chocolate and molasses down there too.. peppery alcohol and some green, slightly buttery notes around.. the sweetness still stood out, and I really dug it. Heavier-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. sticky and surprisingly hopped, but I enjoyed it.. excellent beer!
arminjewell (4163) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle # 20/72, big, big thanks to Jason, big want of mine. Thick oily black pour with tan head, lacing well with nice alcohol legs. Aroma has notes of big maple, sweet caramel notes, chocolate/coffee notes with more maple. Wow, the maple jumps out like crazy. Big maple and dark fruit, some notes of toffee, vanilla, chocolate, with big chocolate and maple in the finish. Wow, I love these types of beers, and this beer hit the maple to a tee. Awesome.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL C&C courtesy of noodleuser. The pour is a dark brown to near black with a deep tan, sheen head. Nose upfront is full of olives and saltwater along with mild apple/acetaldehyde. As it warms, the nose gains smoke, bacon, rich caramel. Much better. The taste is olive, salty/briny, lemony tart finishing with carbon paper and cardboard. No maple character.
Travlr (7997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thank you sir! Very dark maroon. Aroma of licorice, dried prunes. Taste has vanilla, figs, Nice.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Small tan head, black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, light chocolate frosting. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast. Medium body, smooth, low carbonation, alcohol well contained.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Noodleuser. Pours black, near opaque with an average, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, roast, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of maple, prune, fig, and raisin. Flavor is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, roast, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of maple, prune, fig, and raisin. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet finish.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser: Pours an oily opaque with a spotty-lacing dark tan head. Has a lightly sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with a unique mild maple complexity. Starts with pretty good chewy rich fullness and a touch of smoke with subtle maple oak and dark chocolate in the finish. An enjoyable and unique imperial stout.