50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. One of the few truly disappointing ales from the Bruery. I won’t go into long details because everything I would have to say is unflattering.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very interesting beer. Tannic and fruity. almost smoked like a rauchbier would taste. quite hammy and finishes with a maple sweetness that’s pretty faded at this point. I think this beer is 2 years old now. ABV is well hidden!
peteinSD (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Nice cocoa, light roast, maple, and mild smoke in the aroma. Taste is a bit disjointed but there’s some cocoa, slight roast, underlying smoke, and maple. Some lingering alcohol bitterness. Clean and smooth mouthfeel. Nice - better than I had anticipated.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared by Madbeerbaron. Brown-black body. Thin beige head. Smooth brown malt, caramel. smooth oak. Maple smoothness. Really quality, enjoyable beer. Awesome big Brown Ale.
olr1984 (712) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle thanks to t0rin0. Big caramel and oak aroma. taste is the same oak caramel vanilla and smoked malt.
Travlr (9839) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of t0rin0, thanks! Shared at the GT2-biggirlpanties wedding. Maple dominates the aroma and flavor, with a pleasant vanilla and booziness in the background. Tasty stuff.
timfoolery (1067) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Provisions (R.I.P.), I believe. Aroma and flavor of burnt caramel and cooked maple syrup. Variations of the theme are throughout and changed slightly with temp. Despite this, held up well and had a somewhat dynamic flavor profile, considering the lack of hops and one-dimensional concept. Great beer.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with timfoolery. Good american strong ale with complex flavors. Smokey malt, maple syrup and maplewood. No bitterness.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Here’s the weird thing - I didn’t get a lot of maple. Is it too old? Was there more maple in it when it was new? I did get a lot of oak, however. And molasses, as well. I get winey notes, some chocolate, some coffee. As it warms, I finally get a bit of maple. Only a bit. Still, tasty stuff.
thome50 (769) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with not much head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some burnt chocolate cake. Taste is more barleywine with a pronounced note of sweet vanilla and some slight bitterness. Overall, meh.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml shared by Gonzoillini. Thanks Tony! Served in a Deschutes snifter.
A: Pours a dark brownish color with some lighter edges. A thin khaki colored head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. Some minor splotches of lace.
S: Light and smokey. Wood char with some dark fruit and a little pale malt.
T: Same as the nose. Pale malts, smokey and some char. Light oxidation with some paper. Booze is well hidden by the smoke.
M: Medium light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Slightly smokey finish.
O: Decent enough with some well hidden booze. I enjoy smoked beers, but this one was a little one note. Booze was hidden nicely though.
Serving type: bottle