bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is nutty with notes of chocolate. Flavor is milk chocolate, caramel, maple syrup, nuts, and woody notes. Medium body with medium carbonation and a sweet finish. Decent porter.
Strangebrewer (1106) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Poured almost opaque mahogany with a thin beige head. Roasted nutty aroma. Medium-full syrupy mouthfeel, astringent finish. Sweet molasses flavour, roasty and bitter cocoa.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew tastes just like what its name suggests. The maple comes through once cracking open the bottle. The pecan is there in the flavor too. I sweet beer that is good for a dessert.
Nephilium (1628) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is sweet maple, and roasted nuts. Pours a very dark brown, with a light tan head. Very sweet flavor, with maple very forward. The nuts come out a little in the finish, but the predominant characteristic is still the maple. If you like sweet beers, you’ll probably enjoy this one more then me.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 12oz bottle, courtesy of Boston Beer. Thanks! Pours a deep, hazy cola-brown color; modest light-tan head with patchy lacing. Effusive maple syrup and nutty sweetness in the aroma; as advertised. Medium body; medium, fine-bubbled co2; following the nose, lots of maple-syrup stickiness and residual sugar here, without much of a robust porter backdrop to carry things; assertive in the maple-syrup category, but overly sweet. Lasting maple sweetness; improperly balanced.
UncleKorm (1175) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a dark brown hue w/ a tan head. Big aroma of maple, pecans, roasted malts and chocolate. Initial flavor is moderate sweet with a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are maple syrup, malted chocolate, and coffee. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, and sweet maple finish. The beer delivers on its name, not too sweet but this is a dessert beer for sure.
Metalchopz (2990) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Came in their Spring Thaw pack, purchased at Shaws in Montpelier, VT. Dark brown colour with a beautiful creamy beige head, good retention and very thick lacing. Roasted malt aromas with the maple syrup. Same for the taste, very well-blended not to be too sweet. The pecan nut comes in the aftertaste, creating a little tart. This is a nice flavoured beer for spring.
Ericular (933) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep red with good head retention and great lacing. Aroma is caramel, maple, with just a little smoke and floral hops. Taste is sweet - really sweet at first, into some smoke and charred malts, then settling on a nutty maple lingering finish with a touch of earthy hops. Palate is smooth and full. This is easy drinking and smooth.
reberiii (483) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet. Probably too much so. Maple flavor, pecan is hidden and sweetness abounds. Aroma is light.
BeerKurve (520) - - APR 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a Brown Head. Smell has a strong aroma of maple, nuts, roasted malts and some chocolate. The flavor has some surprisingly strong maple and roasted malt notes, followed by chocolate and coffee. Body is pretty light and the carbonation is as well; Very creamy body. Great Porter overall!