RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, 2011 batch. Pours deep mahogany, almost opaque. Fairly full head. Nose is pretty typical for a brown ale - Nutty, slightly roasted malts, mild caramel, some sweetness. I can’t say for certainty I’d say this smelled like pecans if tested blind, but it is nice and nutty and sweet. Very sweet on the palate, bordering on too much so. What follows is a rich body and some roast bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, a bit astringent from the 9.5% but not unexpectedly so. The finish is also sort of drying. A decent but not awesome beer.
nickd717 (4183) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to waltonc. Deep medium brown color, fairly clear, with a small off-white head sitting on the beer. The aroma of this one is pretty nice, nutty with caramel, maple syrup, and some oak presence even though I don’t think this was -bal aged. The flavor is a little sweet and rather nutty. Big-time pecans, maple syrup, caramel, toast, and dark fruit. Medium-full bodied and smooth on the palate. Not at all boozy for the nearly 9.5% ABV. Solid tick, thanks Chris.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a bubbly off white head. Aroma was woody and nutty with a touch of caramel. Flavor of maple, oak, nuts and caramel
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, nuts, toffee malts, maple sugar, and light alcohol. Taste of nuts, wood, caramel malts, maple, and a dry finish.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a deeper brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of nuts/pecans and woody. Tastes of maple syrup, brown sugar and nutty.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is light sweet and malty and some oakiness from the pecans maybe. the flavor has some sour notes from the fermentation with smoothsweet maple and pecan flavor that blend and alter with the malts.
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Shorts. Pours a dark amber brown with barely any head. Aroma of sweet nutty malt. Flavor of maple (but not so much maple sugar), nutty pecan, also a strange saltiness (mushrooms?). Not overly sugary or malty as I was expecting. Still, it didn’t quite sit right with me. An interesting beer to try, but I’d suggest a small sample!
deyholla (10209) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a clear dark brown with a near white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had dark grains and pecans with a surprisingly soft maple undertone. Flavor had more maple in it, kind of a fresh maple syrup aroma with grains and a bit of pecan underlying. Kind of tasted like whole grain pancakes with maple syrup.
oh6gdx (25449) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep rubyish amber/brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is mild roasted malts, some red berries, dark dry fruits, mild chocolate and alcohol as well. Flavour is quite much the same along with some burnt sugary sweetness and liquorice. Alcohol gives a nice warming touch after swallowing. Yet it’s quite balanced.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Big woody nose, sweet, caramel, candied nuts, maple syrup.   Smells oh so fine.   Big time maple syrup and pecan sweetness on the tongue.   Initially I thought it was too much but as time goes on it grows on me.   So different from the norm that its intriguing.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Sweet candied nut like finish, with lingering maple syrup.   Different and certainly entertaining.   Thanks Derek for this one!