smaynard6000 (387) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Spring Thaw pack. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Good flavor profile, I can taste the roasted malt of this porter along with the maple syrup and nuttiness from the pecans. Full bodied with creamy mouthfeel and a somewhat sweet finish. I enjoyed this.
hayduke (2933) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Poured brown with a beige head. Nose of nuts and maple syrup. Medium body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is very rich with maple first, then nuts, and chocolate following . Finish is roasted nuts. Very tasty.
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. The pour is dark brown with red and it is pretty much clear despite the dark hue. A smallish tan head. The aroma is big chocolate with some nuttiness. Maple comes in after those. I taste milk chocolate with caramel, maple, nuts, and a little astringency. Some light coffee roasted notes appear late. This is quite sweet. No hops are found anywhere.
badhack (175) - San Jose, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lovely looking beer, with a nice nutty flavor but it was sweet and gave me the impression of added syrups.
bluemooner (554) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is nutty with notes of chocolate. Flavor is milk chocolate, caramel, maple syrup, nuts, and woody notes. Medium body with medium carbonation and a sweet finish. Decent porter.
Strangebrewer (632) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Poured almost opaque mahogany with a thin beige head. Roasted nutty aroma. Medium-full syrupy mouthfeel, astringent finish. Sweet molasses flavour, roasty and bitter cocoa.
Beerathon (591) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew tastes just like what its name suggests. The maple comes through once cracking open the bottle. The pecan is there in the flavor too. I sweet beer that is good for a dessert.
Nephilium (1152) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is sweet maple, and roasted nuts. Pours a very dark brown, with a light tan head. Very sweet flavor, with maple very forward. The nuts come out a little in the finish, but the predominant characteristic is still the maple. If you like sweet beers, youíll probably enjoy this one more then me.
kmweaver (3143) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 12oz bottle, courtesy of Boston Beer. Thanks! Pours a deep, hazy cola-brown color; modest light-tan head with patchy lacing. Effusive maple syrup and nutty sweetness in the aroma; as advertised. Medium body; medium, fine-bubbled co2; following the nose, lots of maple-syrup stickiness and residual sugar here, without much of a robust porter backdrop to carry things; assertive in the maple-syrup category, but overly sweet. Lasting maple sweetness; improperly balanced.
UncleKorm (254) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a dark brown hue w/ a tan head. Big aroma of maple, pecans, roasted malts and chocolate. Initial flavor is moderate sweet with a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are maple syrup, malted chocolate, and coffee. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, and sweet maple finish. The beer delivers on its name, not too sweet but this is a dessert beer for sure.
Metalchopz (1749) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Came in their Spring Thaw pack, purchased at Shaws in Montpelier, VT. Dark brown colour with a beautiful creamy beige head, good retention and very thick lacing. Roasted malt aromas with the maple syrup. Same for the taste, very well-blended not to be too sweet. The pecan nut comes in the aftertaste, creating a little tart. This is a nice flavoured beer for spring.