allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Sweetness on the aroma must be maple, but hard to pinpoint. Vanilla. Not very porter-y. Taste has very light roast character, more sweet sugar than anything. Not great.
BenH (2027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with pale tan head. At first I thought the aroma was vanilla but on reading the label it’s defo maple, fruity. Taste is a bit tame, roasty and fruity. Slightly thin. Ok
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...dark deep brown nose ... dark roast ... deep roast ... soft sweet toffee roast ... ok
Fin (7040) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Craig at Craigs doing a Chris O tasting, Edingburgh (ta for the beer Craig) Saturday 15th March Pours dark brown, not totally my thing if truth be told. Light beige some ruby glints, a little toffee fruity, it’s fine a bit thin, its ok but not really my thing. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
With a name like that I could not pass it up and was glad I did not. This is a very good full bodied porter.
two7offsuit (124) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma hints at maple syrup. Light bodied and not overly sweet. Flavor also just hints at maple.
msnelling09 (128) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a dark brown, near black. It form a half finger’s width head of very lightly tan, creamy bubbles with a lack luster retention. In body, the beer is dark ruby in the light, but clean and clear of particles. It is nearly opaque, but does allow light to travel through its body. On the nose, the beer smells of sweet roasted malts, nuts, coffee, and a touch of maple syrup and honey. Coffee with cream and maple syrup for sugar comes to mind. Slight herbal and grassy hops ghost at the edges of the scent. On the tongue, the beer tastes syrupy sweet with a soft breadiness and a nice balancing bitter roast. This is a sweet beer, but it is nowhere near cloying, and is actually quite perfectly balanced towards the sweet-side. Acidity is light to non-existent, and hop bitters don’t seem to be present, which leaves the beer a bit one-dimensional, but still interesting and tasty. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet syrup, but then melds into medium roasted malts with a touch of light roast coffee. The flavor then plunges again into richer maple syrup flavors with just a touch of woodsiness and cream on the finish. The finish is a little quick for what I want, but does seem to last on the tongue nicely. Aftertastes are light but seem to be of sweet roast. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body, with a slightly watery mouthfeel that allows for superb drinkability, but leaves me desiring a little more oomf and tug from this style of beer. The mouth is left clean but wet with spittle. Overall, this is a nice sweet porter with some nicely balanced maple syrup flavors. The beer is a bit one-noted and lacks depth, but is tasty and complete in what it is. This is a maple syrup porter, plain and simple.
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Large bottle. Pours dark amber with a huge head that diminishes fairly fast. Not a bad porter but somehow expected more from this one. The maple flavors were very slight and it was rather boring overall though not bad.
conway (1131) - - FEB 19, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a big off white head. Weak nose. Taste is sweet, notes of apple and vanilla. Couldn't pick up the maple syrup. Pretty disappointing.
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jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-tan head with ttrailing lace-mahogany. A-roasty/sweet-med malt. T-roasty/sweet/caramel/ok maple syrup-med malt, hint of hops.