Bulk_Carrier (3894) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a clear copper color leaving the same color body. A nice one inch white foamy head appears and concaves to leave some nice foamy lacing around the sides of the pint glass. The body is light enough for some carbonation to be seen rising. The smell is all about the maple up front pretty much masking everything else even after some warming, I was hoping some other possible flavors might show up, but not this time. The taste is exceptionally sweet, perhaps a bit too much maple, I wasn’t expecting this. The palate is about a medium and very smooth, possibly because of the extra maple in this beer. Overall, I really wasn’t expecting this beer to be this good. Though its more of a dessert beer because of the sweetness, I’d probably have it again. I will say its very different for the style.
kimjongill (207) - - JAN 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Great looking crystal amber pour with thin off-white head. Aroma of maple with a hint of oats and yeast. Taste is not pleasant. Some maple but the bitterness and dryness don’t complement it well at all. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a mediocre beer that I wouldn’t even drink as a session beer.
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clouded amber color with a thin whitish head. Aroma is sweet with maple and butterscotch. Flavor is again very sweet with mostly maple dominating with some lingering caramel malt notes. Overall way too sweet for my liking.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-dissipating offwhite-amber. A-maple, med malt, fruit. T-slight maple, med malt, fruit.
dlovell2 (1806) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with white head. Floral and maple aroma. Caramel malt floral hop flavor and strong maple flavor. Smokey maple finish.
jb (2968) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at McGregors. Clear amber, fine creamy head + retention. Maple nose and body with a creamy mouth. Decent, not complex.
radagast83 (7399) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear bronze color, a bit like the color of maple syrup itself - with a small off-white head. Aroma was sweet maple, sugar notes. Not a whole lot else going on in this one.
obguthr (5725) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild wood and butterscotch nose. Clear copper, thin head. Dried leaves with a kiss of maple syrup. Well balanced, but the flavor could be better. Fizzy. Meh.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear amber, dare I say maple, color with a decent but fast dissipating white head. Aroma is very faint maple, cinnamon, caramel, bread, and an earthiness to it. Taste is an interesting semi sweet and bitter smoothness on the tongue that rounds out to a nice maple and floral that lingers for a while. Interesting.
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear bronze color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Nice looking beer. Aroma of maple, nuts, toffeeish malts, herbal almost tinny hops. The taste is big maple notes, nuts, apple. Very granola-ish. Some stone fruits and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation, slight lingering bitterness and slight lingering sweetness. Nice beer.