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


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
We brewed our Nickel Brook Maple Porter to be first and foremost, a robust and full bodied porter, using premium roasted and pale malts. We then infuse pure, dark Canadian maple syrup into the brewing process, so the maple essence becomes integrated during fermentation. The result is a truly wonderful and complex mixture of roast you desire in a robust porter, with background hints of maple flavour and aroma.No additive or preservatives. Naturally carbonated for a smooth, creamy finish.Nickel Brook Maple Porter is a unique Canadian interpretation of a timeless classic!

Alanthebeerguy's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
QcBeer (39) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Au son, un pétillement sans égale, avec une détonation à l’odeur de sirop d’érable et de grain rotie. En bouche, très pétillante, avec un goût de grain de café rotie, et chocolat noir, avec un mini soupçon d’érable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2832) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Originally rated March 2013. 750ml bottle with a wax-sealed cap. Pours a dark brown colour with a frothy mocha cap that has great retention and foamy thin lace. Coffee aroma start, with eventually caramel and roasted malts, dark fruit notes and mild yeast. The maple really appears in the taste, not to add too much sweetness, but well-balanced with the hop bitterness in the finish. Mild sugars, roasted malt and a tad of dark fruits. A very nice, easy-drinking porter, with hints of maple syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (240) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
750 ml bottle from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours black with almost a finger of tan head. Short retention with little lacing.

Aroma: Toasted malt, grain, cereal, bit of liqueur.

Flavours: Dark toasted malt, black coffee, cola, hint of dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Average viscosity with lighter carbonation.

Overall: A nice Porter with tons of malt. I didn’t get any maple, but this was still a really nice Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SuperTiti33 (832) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Brune foncé. Pas de collet. Café. Érable. Épicé. Boisé. Girofle. Mince. Caramel. Pas trop sucré. Correcte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (740) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear brown body, cola like head, no retention at all. Effervescent. Aroma of roasted malts, cough syrup, a touch of coffee, vanilla. Taste of well-done toast, coffee, mineral water, just a hint of maple. Disappointing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ericarsicot (1) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
Loooooooooove this beer. ( please take the 75 char limit off . This is a pain)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dleblanc87 (15) - windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Nickelbrook has redeemed itself from the terror that was the bolshevik bastard porter. Nice and smooth with a nice pour n great nose. Smooth to drink n doesnt linger too long on the palate. Good for a session porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours a deep caramel/black with a one finger, khaki head. Aroma has sweeter notes of caramel, dark chocolate, and a touch of maple syrup. Taste is balanced. Caramel, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a touch of smoky maple. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. clean in the mouth with a slightly dry finish. Overall pretty tasty. Just a hint of maple mixed with a nice porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (9620) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Randy4Beer (409) - - AUG 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 Pours muddy dark brown with a nice mocha head, at least at first. The retention is weak and it bubbles away in less than a minute 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. Maybe. Mouthfeel is medium, leaning toward creamy, but with some surprising crispness as well which was a little unexpected. Taste wise this one delivers the anticipated chocolatey malts, and hints of coffee, but where is the maple? Overall this is a drinkable Porter, but compared to other maple beers I’ve had, especially some from Quebec and the Flying Monkeys, this one is a maple let down and that will hurt it’s score.

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