sseb69 (1621) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fût au pub d’Ottawa. Couleur ambrée-brune, mousse beige mince. Arôme de fumée et malt. En bouche, mélange de malt caramel, un peu d’érable, et de la fumée. Mince. Il y a un petit qqch qui accroche.
UXO (648) - CANADA - APR 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours slightly hazy medium amber with a short light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is moderate smoke, mild maple syrup. (5/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, moderate smoke. (4/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, mildly bitter finish. (3/5)
The brewery says this is an Irish Red, Beer Advocate says it’s a Scotch Ale, and RateBeer says it’s a Spice/Herb/Vegetable. Me, I don’t see any reason not to call this a rauchbier - smoke is pretty much the dominant flavour, followed by mild maple syrup. Actually, when I first smelled it, it reminded me of nothing so much as kippers - though on followup, there is actually no fish flavour. Not unpleasant, but I remain less than convinced when it comes to most smoked styles. (10/20)
worldbeertaste (1718) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange with a white, lasting, creamy head. Sweet smell of caramel, brown sugar and maple with swet malt. Tastes of sweet malt and caramel with a slight bitter stale finish. Easy enough to drink but thin.
gilvanblight (817) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells like maple. Very light orange pour with quite a bit of head. Maple taste is there but not nearly as strong as the scent would indicate. Easy to drink. It’s okay. Not a huge fan of the maple.
Karol (684) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amazing malty sweet chocolate aroma very much like a damn good barley wine. Amber brown color, off white head that kept a tiny layer. Taste is malty sweet milk chocolate with a bitter sweet finish. Very refreshing. Overall a very tasty flavored beer.
ILduce (219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from spring mix pack LCBO. Brown with beige head and some nice lace. Malty and biscuity aroma with some hops. Taste is a little earthy with a heavy malt presence. subtle undertones of pancakes with maple syrup. Stick mouthfeel. Not bad, but nothing spectacular.
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a lovely amber with minimal head. Mild aroma of hops, can’t really detect any maple. Happily, it is much more pronounced in the tasting without being overpowering. The maple is light enough to enjoy without being cloying, and there is a smokey quality to this that I find rather attractive. It could use a bit more weight to it, though- the flavours seems a bit too distant and mild.
rob6239 (671) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with good lacing head. Tried this twice - the first time I thought it was a bit plain. Tried a few days later with a clean palate and I don’t know how I didn’t detect the strong maple my first time round.
Frothmeister (620) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin beige head. ZERO maple on the nose, but it does smell pretty tasty. Biscuity malt that hide under some caramel, light chamomile, and very light resinous hops. The taste is medium sweet with roasty malt notes, straw, dark maple syrup, woody notes, and light resinous notes. Entirely decent.
jksipa (466) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Beer Store. Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a small off white head that disappears quickly. Nose is strong smoke with a maple backing. Nice sweet start with the smoke providing a nice accent to the maple. Medium slick mouth with soft carbonation.