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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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A huge, rich, and strong stout brewed with a maple twist. Designed to keep you warm on sub-zero nights and for sipping with a fine meal or dessert. Abv 9.5-10.1%


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12340) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thank you sir! Very dark maroon. Aroma of licorice, dried prunes. Taste has vanilla, figs, Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9829) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours brown with little off white head. Aroma has plenty of roasted nuts and dark chocolate. Also notes of simcoe and dirt. Flavor has a nice nutty and roasted malt quality that is dulled by notes of chalk and alcohol. Slightly chalky mouthfeel with a surprisingly medium hoppy finish. I got no maple, but it’s still pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2011
tap @ blind tiger - roast and chocolate, dry malts with some nuttiness, sugary with a layer of oakiness. Good, but not actually getting much maple.


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