Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an amber golden body with a white head and light retention. Strong brown sugar notes, grape soda and what feels artificial like flavor despite knowing real maple is used. Honey and grape soda tones a hint of iodine and brown sugar. Eh not so great.
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper amber with one finger of light tan head. Nose is subdued and grainy, papery with some musty ass. Flavor: see above. No me gusta.
HonusWagner (1381) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Simple, mostly forgettable brown-ale-like object that is kind of sweet. Hides the 8% alcohol well. Thanks to whoever shared this at post-EBF tasting. I guess.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the double 5k tasting. Pours a hazed brown with a thin beige head. Toast, light sweet maple and big grains. Medium bodied, grainy and toasty. Long grains on the finish, but not much maple overall.
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Paul and Ryan’s 5,000th rate tasting. Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma, toffee, with some light maple notes. The flavor has toffee, maple, and light floral hops. Pretty good.
jtclockwork (8443) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul’s and Ryan’s tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of maple, caramel malt, brown sugar, toffee and vanilla.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet maple nose lots of toffee, some dark fruit. Tate is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, maple syrup, toffee, dark fruit, etc.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from a recent exchange (batch#181, bottle#82)... pours a reddish mahogany toffee hue with a thin light off-white head that quickly dwindles down to a wispy film... aroma dark fruit and yeasty esther upfront followed by more of a sweep maple note that is semi-difficult to pick out. much more akin to a strong belgian dubbel almost.... flavors fail to deviate much from what the aroma offered with continued emphasis on semi-sweet dark fruits and sugar while ending with a mild bitterness that lingers on the palate. thin to medium bodied with an adequate level of carbonation. not a big fan but at least my wife can drink it.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Ogglethorpe for sharing! Hazy amber pour with a thin off white colored head. Not much lace to speak of. Aroma is maple, cereal, and biscuit.. Unfortunately most the maple I picked up was on the aroma. Flavor is bread like, yeasty, sweet malts, and toffee.
italianjohn (2338) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep amber pour light white head little lacing ... aroma of candy and maple syrup .... tastes of candi sugar and maple syrup very sweet with a malty warming finish little biscuit malts with a dry light boozy malty finish .... not bad but not great