joshmcg000 (293) - Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a off white head. Aroma is roasty malts. Roasty coffee with sweet maple. Way to sweet for its own good and not enough bitterness. Ends up making it have a slight metallic taste. Not even very stout like as far as the malts. Not terrible but not good.
fidelis83 (1796) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, but dark reddish brown with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Sweet caramel, toffe, maple and brown sugar in up front in the nose, nice nutty notes and some roast from there on out. Very nutty and sweet flavor, light roast, tons of sweet maple and some brown sugar and spice. Light to medium body, syrupy feel, light, but slightly sharp carbonation. Really not very good, it’s like somebody squirted a bunch of coffee flavoring syrups into a cheap brown ale.
Schoedan (7) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice nutty aroma, with hints of syrup. Pours a very dark brown with a creamy head. Tastes of a nice blend of syrup and nuts, with a hint of chocolate in the aftertaste. Thick, satisfying mouthfeel. Overall a very nice beer, one of the better I’ve ever had.
vmilaxer29 (397) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Spring sampler. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of maple. nutty notes, bitter coffee, faint hops. The taste is roasted malts, maple, bitter coffee, burnt sugar, bitter hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a dark brownish red color with a tan colored head. Aroma is maple syrup, brown sugar and toasted malts. Flavor is maple, toasted malts and sweetness. It has a bitterness on the finish as well. Not bad. Flavor and aroma intensifies as it warms.
DaBrew05 (12) - - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty and slightly sweet aroma. Clear mahogany color with nice head. Balanced taste, not too sweet. Toffee flavors. Very drinkable. Recommend it.
libertine (176) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown with tan head.aroma is maple,pecan,coffee,chocolate and vanilla.flavor is spot on with the aroma.full body,medium carbonation and sweet nutty finish.all around this is very good.
pianotu (65) - USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a delicious and wonderfully calibrated porter--not overly sweet, it is full of nutty and roasty character of pecan with a nice trace of maple syrup hovering in the taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee. Flavor is sweet, malty, light nuttiness, roasty malt, light chocolate and coffee notes.
ellolovey (423) - Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with amber highlights. Thin tan head. Nose is loaded with maple and roasted malts. Taste is of dry pecans, maple, vanilla, and roasted malts. Hints of dark cocoa and coffee grinds. Dry finish. One of the better Sam Adams I have had.