jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-tight tan head-mahogany. A-maple, peacn, roast/chocolate-dk malt, earthy. T-roast/chocolate-dk malt, earthy hops with a slight bite, some maple.
Tmoney99 (9962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt and maple aroma. Medium body and smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer is better then my expectations.
Ratman197 (8836) - 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.
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from spring variety pack. Poured turbid dark brown with minimal tan head. Nose was vienna malt, nuts, maple. Tastes somewhat sweet, with a definite pecan/nut element, some cacao, malt, and finishing maple flavor. Good, but not better than your standard nut brown ale.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Maple pecan malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Lightly sweet pecan malt and moderately bitter hay flavor. Very nice - not too sweet.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Malt and maple aroma. Mapple and nutty flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Maple and nuttiness linger with malt.
crossovert (6107) - 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.
DuffMan (6073) - 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.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, dark brown color with tan foam, has some maple and chcocoate with a plain brown ale finish