wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into Samuel Adams glass.
Aroma: Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet maple syrup. This stuff smells like Aunt Jemima’s. It smells like pancakes, breakfast, and chocolate.
Appearance: Almost opaque, superdark brown / ruby.
Taste: Mmmmmmmmmmmm breakfast in a glass. Starts out with nice roasty malts, and then finishes up with that sweet maple syrup that balances with the pecans. Delicious!
Palate: Medium body. Flavor lasts for a bit on the back of the tongue.
Overall: Please, please, please release this in six packs. It is fantastic!! I could drink this stuff for breakfast. I could use this in some pancake batter recipes and make some killer pancakes.
Cybercat (3876) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, barely translucent chocolate brown with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma has a definite overtone of maple syrup, plus subtle roast malt and nutty tones. Delightful flavor has roast malt, maple syrup, earthy and subtle coffee notes, a hint of chocolate, a hint of molasses. Texture, though fizzy, lacks thickness. Overall, rather nice. Happy Bunny Day!
jmagnus87 (2900) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark brown with a half finger of off white head. Aroma of maple and roasty nuts with a little coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is medium sweet. Roasty coffee and nuts with loads of maple syrup. Full bodied with a slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a super long finish. Overall, really great. I would take this in a 6pkdifferent any day.
Trev (1991) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
reddish brown pour with a quick thin tan head. aroma is cola like caramel. Light nutty pecan sweetness. some toasted malt.
Flavour is relatively sweet, maple syrupy, pecan pie, again toasted nutty maltiness. Some nutty bitterness in the finish. Thin body and overly sweet middle detracts from this not quite porter for me.
alobar (3019) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola brown with reddish hues. Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, and vanilla. Toasted malt flavor with pecan, coffee, and hints of chocolate, and maple syrup. Quite nice.
JDBaker11058 (1465) - Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: very dark brown, with a light tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: chocolate, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and maple syrup, with some toasted nut characteristics. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with a hint of coffee and vanilla as well. Finish: ends with pleasantly restrained sweetness, balanced by a bit of roasty bitterness and a whiff of nuts. Notes: Sweetness was present but restrained. Could have been a cloying disaster, but was more balanced than anticipated. Decent!
brewcrew2002 (89) - USA - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I will be honest I was pleasantly suprised by this one! Pours dark with a medium head. Syrup,nutty,and brown sugar notes. Taste of pecan pie.
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark, dark brown with off-white head. aroma is brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel, and some light pecan/pecan pie notes. flavor is dark malts, maple, and a bit of pecan nuttiness; and despite the fairly light body, there are some sweet cream notes that were unexpected. overall, the maple and pecan notes are pretty light - not a bad thing, though, as they seem pretty natural and the beer avoids the artificial nut flavors and cloying sweetness i was fearing.
Bikeman53 (27) - - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a huge fan of Pecan’s but this was a nice flavorful pecan pie type of beer that pours like motor oil but tastes good.
DBob5150 (208) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely not what I expected. Which in this case is a good thing. Not a big fan of overly sweet brews, so when I saw this in the Spring sampler pack, I was a little apprehensive. Pours a dark amber brown with an ivory head that faded pretty quick. Nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, toffee and maple. Taste is mildly sweet, slightly nutty, but by no means overly sweet. Very similar in flavor and body to Sam’s Chocolate Bock, although not quit as good.