chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown and hazy. Some sediment at the bottom of the bottle was included (intentionally) in the pour. The tiny head soon dies away, leaving little lacing. Sweet and rich aroma with hints of toffee and maple over a solid roasted malt base, with dates and some other dark fruits. A rich, fruity and malty flavor, as the aroma suggests. Hints of raisins, dates and toffee. Good sweet/bitter balance for this flavor profile. Medium body and carbonation.
O: Very nice, and rather fruity, maple brown. High ABV is partly hidden. Better with some warming
Lilja (1585) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, russin, karamell, farinsocker, ekträ med toner av torkad frukt och choklad. Lättdrucken med en sträv och chokladbitter beska. En aning söt men det överlever jag.
HorseloverFat (2) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Malmö brygghus. I did not have problems with any strong taste of maple. Felt it rather balanced and nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an okay brown, but the nuttiness is overwhelmed by the maple flavor. Slick mouthfeel.
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. Light brown with small head. Quite sweet and boozy brown ale. A little too over the top for my taste. Reminiscent of rubbing alcohol.
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown with quickly fading head and not much lacing. Aroma is chocolate malty and slightly fruity. Taste is sweet, syrupy, molasses, some alcohol. Not very balanced, but not obviously high ABV either. This just wasn’t doing it for me.
cthomas2390 (219) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a very dark brown with no head. Minimal aroma: a bit of nuttiness and a hint of sweet alcohols. Rich maltiness is quickly replaced by alcohols and a bit too much hop bitterness which both linger, though they combine with a bit of coffee on the finish. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with low/medium carbonation.
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Hop City - pours cola with a thin tan head. Aroma is artificial, boozy and alcohol. Got to say the added alcohol is not really helping this one. Disappointing.
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from a mix pack purchased in Estes Park. Brown and pretty clear with a tiny head that dissipates to nothing and leaves no lacing. The aroma is malty and sweet with maple syrup, brown sugar, nuts, caramel, alcohol and chocolate. Similar flavor, sweet, strong and malty. Medium to full body with soft carbonation and a very warming finish. A little over the top, I think the regular version is slightly better.
TheJestersBeer (2039) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a deep mahogany copper, with a thin beige head.
Malty aroma, chocolate, butterscotch, licorice, dried fruit.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness, slightly low CO2.
Malty, almost cloying taste, fudge, chocolate, butterscotch, earth.
Leaves an oily film on the palate, with a lingering, artificial bitterness. Nah. (2013-04-22)