WheatKing (997) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, - APR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well I just wrote my review for Nickel Brookís Green Apple Pilsner so itís nice to arrive at my favourite beer by this brewery. Hereís what I think: This is not a complex beer whatsoever. Itís porter and maple syrup and thatís all you taste, really. But the flavours magically infuse and make a slight stickiness that just works. Itís probably the best uncomplex beer Iíve ever had. Beautiful appearance, too. It would be nice to see this style become popular in Canada.
bulldogops (821) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at barley bros. winnipeg. Roasted malts aroma. Sweet maple and ripe banana flavour with cocoa and coffee. Nice porter.
cards04 (1211) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good enough beer but I wish they wouldnít 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.
JeanDuteau (16) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer poured as a nice black beer with brown tones. The head was huge and a) would not go away and b) just kept coming no matter how slowly I poured it. This really took away from the review of the beer because I could not get very good smell tests and I had to wait awhile or end up drinking foam (I couldnít wait so I got a mouthful of foam).
When I could smell the beer, it had a nice sweet tang to it. It wasnít really a maple syrup taste, but I am assuming that the maple brought the sweetness with it. It had molasses and a hint of chocolate to it which is what I expected from the Porter.
The taste was very nice - the dark malts were overshadowed by the sweetness and there was a taste of raisin that was not in the smell. Disappointingly, there was not a strong maple syrup taste to it which I was hoping for. The mouthfeel was nice other than when the foam got in the way.
DuffMan (5816) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OOOOHHHH itís that time of year again!!!! Beer Advent Calendar time! So this is a good start for a ticker like me-- a dark wintery brew that I have not yet rated and it has MAPLE SYRUP! Oh-oh-- the pour is dampening my enthusiasm: I need to pause about seven times because this beer is so gassy. Insanely carbonated. Once it settles down I can get a whiff of dark malts with woody undertones and an equally sweet/sour character. The palate is actually under-carbonated now that I de-gassed this creature. Flavours that are dominated by roast malt with a hint of sweetness, but not truly maple in flavour. The finish is woody, pithy dryness with a strange tangy quality that isnít exactly sour but leans that way. Not foul, but not awesome either. Mostly a little strange.
Malbers (15) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
No real maple upfront with the aroma, however very subtle on the palate. Pours with a big frothy tan head, so be careful on the pour. Overall, this beer is lacking as the caramel, and chocolate notes are subtle. This beer was disappointing and probably wouldnít seek it out again.
RumRunner101 (584) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark pour with brown head. Aroma is quite roasted with subtle maple. Flavour has some sweetness, but not much maple flavour coming through. Finish is extremely burnt almost to the point of astringency.
slimspady (142) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Day 1 of craft beer advent calendar 2013. Dark beer with huge foamy head. Some malts and nuts. Not getting a lot of maple. Slight sweetness in the finish. It's not horrible but def nothing special.
gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Advent 01. Aggressive head. Nice dark roasty flavors. Not much maple. Good! A touch sour?
dresden (670) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dep brown pour with a huge frothy head. Aroma of malt, very feint maple. Taste is overly sweet, but lacking in maple somehow. Umm yeah itís ok.