dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Matt7215. Pours a dark brown with small dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and a bit of earthy bitterness. Flavor matches well, but I just don’t get much maple syrup. Not my cup of tea.
dleblanc87 (12) - windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
sudomorph (783) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ferris (6521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Randy4Beer (304) - - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
nickelpete (3) - - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great chocolat coffee and roasted flavours. Nice light brown foam which remains for quite some time.
jksipa (454) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Helsdon (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Alanthebeerguy (188) - - JAN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Basic porter. I could not pick up the maple taste and actually found it a little bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ljthiessen (595) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bulldogops (1111) - 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.