muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 21, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (March 2008), served a bit below cellar temperature from a Chouffe tulip. No idea what to expect from this sucker, the first "Peak Organic" seasonal, except that being brewed by Shityard, itíll likely not be something Iíll buy again. But thereís always hope, right? It pours a totally clear copper-brass, with a moderate fluffy off-white head that dissipates rather slowly leaving hints of lace....mild, rather sweet aroma, hints of nutty-caramel qualities; closer to a brown ale with a touch of hops than anything; with warmth an unpleasant mustiness sets in that conflicts with the sugary malts, and the all-too-typical Shipyard house diacetyl comes to the fore....and well, the moment Iíve (not) been waiting for as I put it to my lips: sour, cardboardy, harsh and completely muddled on the tongue, with a hard, dry burnt-woody quality that makes it nearly undrinkable....low carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel. Yep, another winner from New Englandís worst brewery....
Wharfrat (25) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma earthy maple and floral hops
Taste toast, burnt toffee, bitterness from hops, mild sweetness but balance is bitter, very dry finish
Thin body. Medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PorterPounder (4612) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2011 Tallahassee, Fl - Momoís Pizza - on tap. Medium copper pour, sticky off-white head, nice lacing. Sweet aroma, maple notes come through nicely, Flavor is malt accented with maple syrup, sweet kids breakfast cereal and some nutty notes. Smooth, even mouthfeel.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
copper color with a white head. Aroma of maple syrup, oats and caramel malts. Malty sweetness with a smoky ending with maple. Lighter body.
alobar (2301) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy copper color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of maple, cereal, and caramel. Cereal flavor predominates with a sweet maple ending. Decent, but lacks some substance.
tgncc (2296) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is maple, oats, cereal, caramel. The appearance is amber, gray/white head. The flavor is caramel, spicy, maple, metal??, enjoyable overall. The finish is metallic earthy hops. Medium in body. Decent overall.
GG (1980) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle -
This is the first beer where I got a full-on blast of maple goodness. Not sure how they got it there, but it was as strong and pronounced as a maple doughnut. One-dimensional but this aroma really pleases my senses. The maple flavor does carry thru in the flavor as well, but seems a bit overly sweet, even for me. Perhaps thatís the only way to get the maple flavor to carry through? Definitely a good beer and quite suprised.
mrhoppy (868) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is dead on for maple oat taste. I am not much for sweet beers but this is really delicious. A pleasure to drink and very satisfying.
chandler0201 (625) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of maple syrup which is very mellowed to almost nothing in the flavor. Flavor also has some malty notes of oats, which has a bit of bitterness in the finish. Interesting flavor to say the least.
bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours copper with a foamy off-white head. Seems to have a light maple aroma. Flavor is definite maple. The "malt" is a bit light, so maybe thatís the oat. While the maple is sweetish, the oat seems to add a bit of dry astringency. Somehow that almost comes to bitter balancing the syrup. Quite a different brew.
Boliv (1146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish orange with a small beige head. Aromas of sugary (real) maple syrup, molasses, cane sugar, and vanilla. Flavor is very much the same; sugar cane, a little rye and bitter grass, and a brown sugar/oatmeal aftertaste. Medium carbonation and body. Alright.