Tessic (985) - Brantford, Ontario, - SEP 20, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This porter poured a deep brown colour with a lacking, soapy head. Even after a vigorous pour... very little head. To the nose nose there are scents of molassass, light smoke, Melloids cough candies and brown sugar. First sip had a thin mouthfeel with flavours of smoke, burnt malt and spoiled maple. Finish is sweet and smokey. This is like most Nickel Brook beer, seriously lacking.
Metalchopz (2730) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HopsandBolts (225) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours black with almost a finger of tan head. Short retention with little lacing.
Toasted malt, grain, cereal, bit of liqueur.
Dark toasted malt, black coffee, cola, hint of dark chocolate.
Average viscosity with lighter carbonation.
Overall: A nice Porter with tons of malt. I didnít get any maple, but this was still a really nice Porter.
SuperTiti33 (821) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brune foncé. Pas de collet. Café. Érable. Épicé. Boisé. Girofle. Mince. Caramel. Pas trop sucré. Correcte.
bunget (713) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ericarsicot (1) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Loooooooooove this beer. ( please take the 75 char limit off . This is a pain)
dleblanc87 (15) - 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 (966) - 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 (8965) - 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 (399) - - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 Iíve had, especially some from Quebec and the Flying Monkeys, this one is a maple let down and that will hurt itís 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.