hopdog (9588) - 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 (2799) - 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 (3512) - 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 (7708) - 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 (22073) - 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 (6300) - 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!
Ratman197 (10854) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared with Crosling and rye726 poured a hazy dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of jammy dark fruit, carmel, cherry, pecans and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of pecans, cherry, oak, biscuit and toffeewith a smooth lingering fruity finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - thanks to HailSquishface for the trade; I’m just a sucker for Short’s!!! bottle #490; clear, dark brown pour with thin tan head; maple, wood, sugar, nuts and malt; soft, full nose with rich flavors of toasted pecans and maple syrup; wow, lots of sugar and rich flavors with out being overly sweet; maple, wood and nutty goodness
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice brown color with a brown head. Aroma is full of toasted pecans, some honey and maple syrup and caramel. Flavor is nutty and a bit hot. maple syrup shows itself on the finish. Pretty fun beer to try.
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of a good RBian.
Pours hazy dark brown, beige head with golden lacing.
Aroma had distinct pecan nose with some subtle maple.
Flavor, good maple mouthfeel with some underlying pecan. Aging added some soy like characteristics with light caramel malts and chocolate.
Tasty though the pecan and maple profile remianed a little in hind sigh.