jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown/burgundy with a creamy tan head. Nose is maple syrup and molasses. Nice and creamy on the palate. The taste is of dark roasted malt with some nuttiness, accented by a touch of molasses sweetness. Finishes fairly dry but not hoppy. A very good porter that is a good companion to brats or chicken breast off the grill.
clueo (160) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great porter by Sam Adams. The maple is perfect, and not overdone. There is still a nice chocolate finish. Very enjoyable beer on a cold winters day!
puboflyons (2601) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration notch of June 2014. The pour is mahogany brown with a short lasting off-white head and good clarity. Looks a bit like soy sauce. The aroma is true to the title with a good note of maple and pecans along with darker malts and a bit of smoke. That might be the maple though. The body is just under medium. The taste has more of a maple character than anything else with the pecans and malts more in the background. An odd sort of bitterness.
trollcat (20) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2014
1.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Looks nice, smells nice, tastes like dirty nasty soy sauce made in a Chinese sweatshop with sweat base.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really tasty Sam Adams brew. Pours dark brown frothy off white head. Toffee and chocolate aroma. Maple and pecan flavors throughout. Medium body light to medium carbonation. Good mouth feel. Solid.
Haslinger (877) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from a spring mix pack. brown pour with a slightly frothy head. smells like sweet chocolate coffee, taste is sweet kind of toffee like, finish is very maple. Solid beer
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spring variety pack. Pours cola brown with a frothy, tan head. Sweet malts, caramel, chocolate and nutty aroma. Initial flavor is bittersweet cocoa with a nutty dryness. The maple flavor really comes out in the finish and lingers nicely on your lips. Creamy texture with average carbonation. Might be a little too sweet for some folks but this is quite tasty.
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from the Spring Mix pack, again, in freaking December, but I regress. Pours a very dark brown with a thick tan head, aroma is very nutty and sweet with quite a bit of caramel, the flavor has a lot of toffee on the front end with the maple coming through in the finish, quite a bit actually, a little bit of chocolate as well, actually not all that bad.
HuskerTan (985) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Caramel, molassess, coffee, chocolate, nutty.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Notes of nuts, and molasses.
P- Medium body, thick texture, average carbonation, smooth nutty finish.
O- Overall, a good porter. I love the pecan and maple notes in here, although subtle.
crossovert (9610) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty with maple slightly dry. Tastes like a bit of artificial. Its okay better than others in the mix pack.