tom10101 (3009) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (375 ml). Bottled december 2012. Thanks to Pete for this one! Deep black with a medium slowly diminishing thick brown head and little lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, roasted malt, sweetness notes and strong wood presence. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying), roasted malt, wood, vanilla, maple notes and light acidity that fits in quite well. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Roasted finish. Pretty good RIS. The maple has certainly faded, but it’s still pretty good and there’s still a nice maple touch. The alcohol is well hidden, Balance is good. Easy drinking for an 11% abv stout.
Jool (190) - - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 375 mL. Fall 2013. Brune opaque, mousse brune éphémère. Nez de cacao et de torréfaction supporté par de la tire d’érable. Bouche de consistance moyenne, un peu de grillé avec de l’eau d’érable et du cacao. Le chêne est présent par une très légère astringence. Nettement supérieure à la 2012.
alexsdad06 (5799) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample March 2013 notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, maple syrup, wood, caramel, great flavor with a lighter body than most imperial stouts. Solid.
Experiment_Ale (1042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At big Seth’s going away party on 11/2/2013; was an awesome day! Aroma is tire rubber, earthy, leather, roasted malt. Taste is old barrel, rubber, leather, dark burnt roasted malt.
lefossoyeur (465) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small brownish head, leaving a thin lace. Maple butter, soy sauce and a touch of cocoa all appears in the aomas. Medium body, low carbonation, silky, slightly acidic, maple caramel, finishing with licorice and burnt caramel and a touch of coffee. Interesting and nice!
TheEpeeist (3380) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz bottle. Dark brown with a cliny tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, caramel and hay. Medium body with a sharp tang feeling a bit thin. Taste is French roast, bitter grass, wood and tart maple.
ICEatALAMO (977) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour is dark with a nice head. The aroma is nice malt and bourbon. The taste a lot of maple. Would be better if it was a little thicker beer, but still nice.
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Ataraxia (384) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as the night, dense cappuccino foam. Subdued aroma of maple syrup, oak, crystallized chocolate, and roasted malt. Creamy, smooth, mild carbonation, and full-bodied. Somewhat lacking in complexity
PhillyCraft (3391) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle scored at the 420 release earlier this year, emptied into a Lawson’s snifter. Pours dark black with small khaki/stone head. Aroma of fudge, coffee, wood, malt, and light char. Flavor is roasted malt, barrel, local syrup, chocolate covered caramels, and booze. A little bit hot and overly roasty for me...thought the bourbon barrel version on tap was smoother and had more depth. Also doesn’t have as much maple in it as you would hope in the flavor but it sure is sticky on the palate. Medium to fuller body with light carb...as it warmed some maple came out but not enough. Good but not great.
crossovert (7721) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liked this version better. IT is even drier (really love this aspect) smells like chocolate ice cream. I feel like it has a bti more maple.