madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th March 2015
Bottle share gathering at Bruce’s. Thanks to Leighton for supplying this long held want. Hazy amber beer, short lived off white head. Smooth palate, semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Nice caramel and toffee - maple. Mild ripe fruits. Mellow bitterness and spice. Light dry finish. Nice job, well joined up and a little off the beaten track.
cgarvieuk (20435) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bruces... Copper.. Thin white lacing.. Soft toffee fruit... Soft malts.... Sweet crystal.. Soft toffee malt... Soft sweet toffee fruit...
Leighton (17815) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Wally. Pours clear amber-gold with a bubbly white head. Rich malty aroma with nips of caramel, figs, bread, dates. Medium to big sweet flavor with some brown sugar, a bit of oily maple syrup, toffee, bread, golden raisins. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with further maple syrup impressions, caramel, stewed fruits, bread. Nicely nuanced. Very tasty.
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Wailin Whales in Linus apartment 160528. Clear amber beer with a decent off-white/beige head. Fruity caramel aroma, toffee, vinous, figs and raisins. Fruity toffee flavor, grapes, raisins, maple syrup, figs, vinous notes, some warming alcohol. Quite nice.
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s, thanks to Leighton for this number, 06/03/15.
Lightly hazed golden orange with moderate off white spotting.
Nose is sticky toffee pudding, sweet maple syrup, butterscotch, sweet man sweet!
Taste comprises caramelised sugar, sticky toffee pudding, rich maple syrup, light spice.
Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, sweet licks and booze in the close.
Drinks below its ABV but not really for me, to sweet and not enough balance, sippable stuff between friends though!
bhensonb (13744) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle c&c from jredmond. Pours sort of darkish ruddy maple. No real head. Aroma is heat and maple and treacle, and arguably it’s a bit plummy. Hints of Belgian yeast/spice. Quite an aroma! Fullest body. It’s what SA Triple Bock should have been. Somehow heat isn’t an issue here. Very warming.
Tmoney99 (13167) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex toasted nutty, maple mead and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy vanilla maple flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a complex thick standout beer.
Scopey (11797) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours clear brown with minimal head. The nose is rich, sweet, maple, dried fruits, raisin, honeyed cereal, booze and fruit cake. The taste is rich, sweet, umami, maple, wood, candied peel, faint burnt notes, oily, stone fruits, raisin and light spice with a dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A bit more carbonation. Would be nice. Actually not as sweet as feared. Alright.
adnielsen (10437) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of Stephen. Thanks! Hazy dark orange appearance with a small cream colored head. Rich, delicious real maple syrup, quite spicy, thick toffee, big brown sugar aroma. Thick, brown sugar, somewhat syrupy, real maple syrup, a touch fruity, vanilla, light toffee flavor. Not sure how much I could drink but quite fun.
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL #116 of 750 thanks to yourefragile! BA version talking about maple liquor barrel aging on the label. My first Canadian Strong Ale rating! Pours a clear, deep red amber. Weaker but present yellow foam. Nose is barleywine, caraway seed, fennel pollen, and what I guess is maple liquor. Moving to straight up Grand Marnier, orange cognac. Taste is first is the closest I’ve seen to straight up maple syrup, good syrup too, none of the BS corn syrup stuff. But it moves to orange peel, cognac, Grand Marnier, I’m really liking this one. Very much a winter sipper. Palate is thick, spicy, drinkable. Not even too cloying. A treat! 8/3/8/4/16=3.9