JBPortland (1044) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle pours dark opaque burnt brown with red edges and a finger of tight foam. Nose is rich maple, bread, grain, subtle sweet malt, light bourbon spice. Taste is tasty semi-sweet malty bread, pacakes with syrup and lingering notes of maple, dark fruits, touch of oaky spirit spice, and some sticky sweetness. Yum!
swoopjones (6621) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, amberish pour, medium bodied. sweet maltiness, maple syrup sweetness, medium bourbon notes, not so boozy despite 9%. decent
olr1984 (1223) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle pours a dark brown with a large tan head. Maple and slight bourbon aroma. Caramel biscuit and maple taste. Nice sweet finish as it warms.
crossovert (8585) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Decent dryer ale, maybe a barlewyeine, caramel notes and tannic dry oakiness.
callmemickey (3346) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brackish brown body, traces of an off-white head, and sparse lacing. Maple, boozy bourbon, oak, sticky sweet caramel. Medium bodied, a bit astringent, muddled, not what I was hoping for.
jredmond (5882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Franks. Pours a deep murky brown body with no head, thin white lacing. Aroma is sweet maple, bourbon, grains, fruit and rich vanilla. Really nice nose. Mouthfeel is on the lighter, thinner side especially considering the amalgamation of such rich flavors.
djd07 (5022) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Clark. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong maple, booze, oak. Medium mouthfeel with sweet maple syrup, oak, and light boozy finish. Good.
Berard (413) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours dark leather brown with creme colored head that lingers. Sweet bourbon aroma over high carbonation. Flavors of toffee and vanilla with a balanced hop finish. A tad bit boozy. This is an outstanding beer.
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joeneugs (3794) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml. bottle from PhillyCraft. Thanks Vin. This pours a deep mahogany color with an orange head. The aroma is very nice with strong maple syrup cut by some bourbon, vanilla, wood and caramel. Some plummy fruit in there as well. The flavor is strong with caramel, vanilla and maple syrup. The body is substantial, but not cloying. Maybe some background plums and raisins before a slight alcohol burn. It has some wood and more maple in the finish. I think they made a good choice cutting this with some fresh beer, as it keeps the intense flavors in check and smooths out the alcohol and body. A really nice fireside warmer.
DocLock (8309) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml red-waxed bottle. Pours a great translucent ruby mahogany color with 1-finger tan head that laces well. Nose is woody oak, maple, malt. Smells great. Tastes malty, with a heavy oaky flavor, subtle maple enhancer flavor, and a rich and smooth finish. This one is stellar.