yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a taster pack on a business trip to Toledo, 2/25/2014. 12 fl oz, 5.6% a/v
Pours dark chocolate brown, with aromas of maple syrup, nuttiness, chocolate, caramel. Taste is much the same, very maple syrupy, a note of pecans as well. For my taste, the maple syrup overwhelms the rest of the flavours. Palate is cloyingly sweet.
Very flavorful beer, just not my cup of tea.
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet nutty chocolate and male cookies. So sweet, I dreaded the first sip, fearing extract flavours. But happily I was wrong. This is certainly a sweet porter, but in a balanced way, with dry roast in good proportion to the maple and nut flavours. Very nice actually. On a side note-- I recall being put off by the aroma of Sam Adams’ Cherry Wheat, but being similarly surprised at the balanced palate. These guys know what they’re doing.
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at my friends wedding. Aroma is some light maple syrup notes, sweet malts, some light nutty and toasty notes. Flavor was sweet maple, coffee, molasses notes. Malts. Pecan notes. I want to knock it, but it really wasn’t that bad at all.
coyforce (625) - Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This porter is pretty good. Taste is caramel and roasted malts. I do not detect much maple in this brew but the pour is a nice dark color.
HighlanderOne (1051) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Maple and pecan dominate aroma, with a hint of licorice. Dark mahogany with tan head. Flavors of burnt malt and root beer with the maple and porter in back. Thankfully the maple porter is not overwhelming. Hints of coffee and brownie as well. Pretty good.
dfinney23 (2170) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big maple aroma and taste with faint roasted malt and nuttiness. First swig was great but the cloying sweetness was overwhelming by the end.
ffaoe (308) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
malty, roasty with a very faint maple aromas. color is blak with little head. taste is malty, nutty and roasty.
ScottWallace82 (83) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a nonic pint. Pours a crystal clear brown with a tan head. Smells of roasty malts with a hint of maple. Medium mouthfeel. Tastes of sweet malt, with earthy nuts on the front end and maple on the back, but with a bit of an off finish. Pretty good porter.
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a dark cream head. Smell is lightly sweet maple and coffee. Taste is coffee with maple hovering around the tongue never fully committing. A little malty with a molasses flavor, the pecan flavor is not very noticeable. The consistency is creamy. Really good beer.
mmmbeer (1291) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a non transparent light black with visible through and through with dark maroon shading when held to a light source, creamy tan head roughly 2mm thick atop the liquid surface that laced nicely. Aroma of midgrade coffee, some maple, and some maple. Hits the mouth with a high medium, maple tastes kinda burnt, malt is firm, nutty sensations in the middle finishing with some cream and a slight note of molasses. Ok.