Travlr (20903) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Red Cow. Clear maroon amber color, thick tan head with solid lacing. Aroma of brown sugar Taste is shockingly sweet burnt brown sugar.
deyholla (9913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear very dark brown with a chocolate brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of dark grain and a bit of a burnt sugar notes with a touch of underlying maple. Flavor has same dark grains with a light burnt note and dark toffee with a touch of maple through the finish.
BVery (9400) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Very dark brown pour with a clingy off white head. Nice maple on the aroma and taste. Sweet. Palate is a touch thin but fine.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured near black with a tall, creamy, well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up lots of artificially-sweet maple and vanilla over toasty black malts that were quite well buried.. smelled like diabeetus in a glass. The flavor found surprisingly sharp woody/medicinal notes on the tip of the tongue, with the expected sweet maple following.. some coffee and plenty more maple on the tacky, not-that-pleasant finish. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.. this got caught up in a few places on the palate, and didn’t flow well.. meh.
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg @ Red Cow 50th. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Nose suggests strong sweet maple and milk chocolate. Brown sugar. Very sweet smelling. Flavor is unsubtle in your face maple and chocolate. Very sweet and sludgy. Full body, oily. Not my thing.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6537) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the March 2014 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large fluffy dark tan head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet maple, brown sugar, chocolate and had a malty undertone. The flavor was malty chocolate, brown sugar, maple, faint fruity hops and a touch of wood. Long malty chocolate and maple finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Interesting.
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown colored stout with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates to a film top and thin beige ring. Aroma of chocolate and maple syrup, a hint of molasses, and floral hops. Taste is medium to full bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors of chocolate malt, brown sugar, maple and caramel malt. Finish is semi-sweet, some extra chocolate and brown sugar malt aftertaste with a short spice hop profile.
badgerben (4822) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with a medium head. Strong, sweet maple aroma. Rich maple flavor. Tastes like it could veer towards cloyingly sweet, but is actually fairly dry. Light roasted barley. Nutty, almost woodsy. Full body.
Homer321 (4022) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Dan. Nose is musty, ashy and vegetal. Very offputting. Black with brown highlights. Tastes moderately better with a dried cocoa powder flavor and mouthfeel. Interesting.
northropfrye (3197) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m a fan, though I’ve had better maple stouts. A dark pour. Nice sweet maple aroma, though it could be more pronounced. Overall, quite nice.