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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Bottled in April 2011, this ’once a year beer’ is a slowly fermented single-batch brew made during 2010 spring sugaring season. It quietly rested for a year in a single oak barrel from Saxtons River Distillery that previously held Sapling maple liquor. Our recipe has no water added, and uses only barley, hops, yeast and concentrated maple sap from our friend Paul Marble of Fayston, VT. This ale is bottle-conditioned and will age elegantly for many years.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle shared on New Years Eve... Holy cow! What a treat! Enjoyed in the last few minutes of 2012 and easily became one of the top beers I had enjoyed in 2012. Poured golden-amberish/brownish with a thin, almost non-existent head. Nose was completely maple. Thick mouthfeel, quite boozy which all the maple sweetness accentuated quite a bit. If you don’t care for maple stay away from this one. Super sweet, but the maple gives the sweetness so much flavor rather than just being cloying. Borderlines a barleywine base of a beer with so much going one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Sweet maple aroma with some light Belgian yeast spiced notes. Poured a copper color with an off-white head. Syrupy, light maple, sweet flavor. Notes: Bottle pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 8, GABF Week 2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3577) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
May 28, 2016. Bottled June 2013, courtesy of HenrikO, thanks!
Light hazy dark amber with a tiny tan head. Aroma is sweet sticky caramel, maple syrup, some dates, light prunes, figs. Taste is sweet sticky caramel, maple syrup, hints of vanilla. Smooth sweet finish with light warming notes and a good amount of maple syrup. Medium bodied, slight oily texture, soft carbonation.
Nice sweet maple forward beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle courtesy of HenrikO. Pours hazy golden brown with a small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, maple syrup, red pears, hay, minerals, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, malty and slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is viscous, round, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet with sweet bread and maple syrup. Bit one note with tons of maple syrup but quite enjoyable in small sips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to Randy. Pours a cloudy brown with tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong maple, wood, bourbon. Medium mouth, strong bourbon, maple, roast, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14177) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9235) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with a tiny beige head and a maple and alcohol aroma. There is a delicious sweet dark malt flavor with a ton of maple and a hint of Belgian yeast. Nice oak finish with a warm alcohol trail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Bruce’s place. Thanks to Leighton. No water added ? Clear light amber dark orange coloured pour with a fleeting fine head. Aroma is sweet, woody maple, raisin, wood. Flavour is composed, sweet, maple, light light wood, little sprutz. Light honey, some jammy fruit. Palate is full sweet, sticky, velvety, lowish tingling carbonation. Some wood tanin. Very sweet but I like it. Fetch me some pancakes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
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!

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