77ships (5244) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 ml. bottle split by 3 @ “Memorabel Tastingkje”. Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson! Dark brown amber with little head. Lots of molasses in here with an almost liquorish quality to in the nose, very sweet brown sugar with a spoon full of bourbon vanilla, cereal, toffee. Taste is very heavy on maple (the whole feels barely beer-like), dark grapes, lots of cinnamon, thick apple juice, toffee, light molasses,, lots of oak vanilla, bubblegum, toffee, nutmeg, light yam, sweet maple, low carbonation, thinner body than expected. Almost maple syrup with added flavours, very nice, quite far removed from beer taste-wise (not a critique but more of an observation). Very interesting & very nice beer and exactly how I hoped that this would be like.
bellco33 (464) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours dark amber / brown with a thin tan head. Aroma heavy maple syrup with a little vanilla. Taste is maple, bourbon, cereal, and caramel. Not overly sweet. Body was thinner than I expected with was good and bad (more bad I think). Medium body, low carbonation, decent beer.
Reynolds314 (2799) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells really rich and maple syrup heavy with light bourbon, bread, and caramel. Taste is very sweet as expected with some light barrel notes. I like it.
JBPortland (1140) - 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 (6864) - 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 (1285) - 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 (9062) - 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 (3566) - 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 (6138) - 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 (5885) - 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.