1FastSTi (3284) - 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 (7006) - Pewaukee, 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 (5718) - Fort Collins, 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 (7895) - Carlsbad, 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 (9999) - 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 (11181) - 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 (9097) - 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 (7129) - 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.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Poured into a mini snifter. Pours black with a short mocha head that has a bit of staying power. Pretty nice looking and that’s one of the "lowlights" of the brew, as the maple works wonders on the nose and taste. Nose starts out fairly normal in terms of the style with some good roast, coffee, and chocolate characteristics. Then...the maple hits and takes it from a pretty good stout to a really nice one. The taste is the same way and the maple and chocolate interact quite well together. Nice body and really superior drinkability. Great brew from Sean.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head with mild head retention. Very roast y body with coco, and chocolate malt otnes. Maple is hardly presnet only in that the beer appears slighty more viscous and a hint of sugar y sweetness. Fairly roast y boyd with a hint of sugar sweetness to finish.