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Nickel Brook Maple Porter

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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Burlington, Canada

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark, ruby porter, brewed with a blend of five malts, toasted barley and infused with pure, dark maple syrup. No additives, no preservatives. Naturally carbonated for a smooth creamy finish. Nickel Brook Maple Porter is a uniquely Canadian interpretation of an ancient classic.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft - Sweet sugars and roast, not quite maple. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark roast, syrupy sweetness with a long syrupy finish. Pretty average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (171) - - AUG 15, 2014
Pours muddy dark brown with a nice mocha head. Aromas are of chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, and occasionally I actually catch a whiff of a Coffee Crisp chocolate bar. Maybe the slightest hint of maple. Mouth feel is medium, leaning toward creamy, with zero crispness as well expected. Taste wise this one delivers the anticipated chocolatey malts, and hints of coffee, but where is the maple? Overall this is an enjoyable Porter, but compared to other maple beers I’ve had, especially some from Quebec, this one is a maple let down and that will hurt it’s score.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickelpete (3) - - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
Great chocolat coffee and roasted flavours. Nice light brown foam which remains for quite some time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (351) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
750ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a deep reddish black with a big pillowy khaki head that fades slowly leaving nice lace. Nose is toffee, coffee and chocolate with notes of vanilla and maple. Nice sweet start with some nuts and coffee with vanilla and a definite maple note balancing a slight bitterness.. Creamy slightly thin mouth with a lingering smoky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (158) - Toronto, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
A 750ml bottle (with its fancy new graphics) bought from my local LCBO. A well done porter. Great rich smell of toasted malts, brown sugar and maple. Nice full fluffy tan head that slowly breaks down with lacing over a nearly opaque espresso-brown beer. The taste right up front with toasted malts, a touch of bitterness there, but the is a calm sweetness there to balance it out. Maple is mostly lost to me in the beer itself. A little vanilla, floating around there as well. While porters and stouts are really my thing, this one is well done, and worth a try.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alanthebeerguy (156) - - JAN 17, 2014
Basic porter. I could not pick up the maple taste and actually found it a little bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (391) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
On tap at Barley Brothers, Winnipeg. Dark pour with a nice head. Roasty, malty aroma, with a little maple. Normally I'm a little skeptical toward porters and anything with maple, but I was pleasantly surprised. Flavour is nice and rich, coffee and chocolate with subtle maple and a touch of smokiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Rating #792 - Beer #1 of the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Dec 1, 2013.This porter was flat out delicious. Great start to the calendar and a great breakfast beer. Weak bubbly off-white head out of a espresso-mahogany pour.Not shy about the maple on the nose. Palate has lots of good roast malt notes, lasting bitterness, and a tinge of maple syrup sweetness. Good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
On tap at barley bros. winnipeg. Roasted malts aroma. Sweet maple and ripe banana flavour with cocoa and coffee. Nice porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Good enough beer but I wish they wouldn’t have called it a maple Porter... The maple is no where to be found. Having said that there are some nice roasty malt and coffee notes.


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