fidemaster (251) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow... This was wonderful.
It has a powerful aroma of coffee, maple, and nuts. It has beautiful rich, reddish black color. It starts off with a sweet maple syrup taste. I nice creamy sweet praline flavor. It has a slightly bitter coffee finish.
maxwelldeux (2722) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate light tan head. I get just a hint of nuttiness from the nose, but a lot of syrup smell. I get some of the roasting coming through in the taste, with just a hint of sweetness on the back end.
Jethro6191 (374) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and maple aromas. Espresso, maple syrup, roasted grain, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and toffee flavors. Medium carbonation level. The mouthfeel is smooth but a bit thin. Overall very tasty.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear rddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, maple, pecans and carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, maple, pecans and light roastiness with a smooth lingering nutty maple finish.
ESBob (288) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a ruddy brown with off white head that dissipates, but nice lacing. Aroma is interesting mix of toffee/chocolate with maybe some maple and nut coming thru. Taste is roast malt, followed by hints of chocolate, light roast coffee and a slight maple syrup aftertaste. Nice lighter winter porter.
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bit of a surprise. Assumed the maple would dominate but it's the pecans that jump out. Coffee notes of course but the maple is underneath it all pretty well balanced. Better than anticipated
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SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
a sweet brown mess .. rather nice but still a mess .. . like my bedroom .. a mess that is ........ mouth is off too .. welcome to wheel of fortune .. . molasses like sweetness .. . i like it but the mouth is awful.. . . bullshit, you stole this house!!
astrofrk (340) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got at Krogers on Broadway with the seasonal 12-Pack.
Dark Brown. Long, tan head. Aroma: Maple syrup, malt. Flavor: Maple dominates, chocolate with Pecan backing. Nutty finish. It shocked me with flavor the second it hit my mouth. I never had a beer with breakfast but this or a Rauchbier would be my choice if I was to do so. This may be the most unique Sam I have ever had.
alcaponejunior (433) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with ruby accents and clear, so-so head, lace is ok.
Aroma is precisely as advertised, maple and pecans, plus roasty and toasty malts, quite porter-like.
Taste is a bit less impressive, but is pleasant nonetheless. The maple is prominent, the pecans less so than in the aroma, but still there, plenty of roasted malts, sweet brown sugar, some chocolate sweetness, not a lot of hops.
Feel is a bit syrupy, lingering sweetness and roasted malts, a little maple.
Overall itís good, but gimmicky. Sam Adams best beers tend to be more simplistic and straightforward. A good sampler pack selection tho.
jackoffasour (2) - - JAN 22, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Tried this in the Sam Adams Spring Thaw Variety Pack. Out of six varieties, this was definitely the stand out. I expected it to be too sweet, but I was happily proven wrong.
p.s. The posted alcohol percentage is incorrect. Its actualy 6.5%.