badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poured the color of pitch ruby, if thatís possible, with no head. Definitely an alcoholic aroma with some nuttiness too. Holy Maple Syrup, Batman! Made with maple syrup... no crap! It tastes like youíre just sucking it out of the tree. Itís definitely sweet, but sweet like fresh and raw maple syrup, not crunchy sugar sweet. Unfortunately, itís missing the needed nut flavor to make it beyond stellar, but this is still well worth a try.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber-brown body with a soapy beige head. Some vegetal, DMS notes in the aroma. Sour flavor with very little malty depth. Substantial sweetness. Another poor beer from Tommyknocker. That brewery needs to be overhauled or put out to pasture.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-pours a deep briwh hue with a decent tan head. chocolate, dms and some nuts/surup come to the nose. Flavors are dms, nutty, slightly surupy maple note as well, but the dms is too big here. thin body. nutty finish with some vegtal note as well. this one falls short.
lamas (1280) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Bottled on: 11/09/04. Muddy dark-brown pour with floaties and a small khaki head. Aroma is of some nuts, malts and a little maple syrup and chocolate. Itís all downhill from there. Flavor is all sweet malts with some nasty sourness and warming alcohol that goes straight up my nose and burns like chlorine in a swimming pool. Nasty staleness! As thin and watery as an American strong ale or brown could possibly get. I got really excited when I read on the label that this was brewed with pure maple syrup. What a let-down!
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew marked BBF 04 poured a medium sized head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a nearly opaque dark ruby red brown colored body with average carbonation and a very good lacing. The aroma was mild with brown malty notes. The mouth feel was initiallt hoppy with a dark brown malt finish that soon mellows out with a lingering malty aftertaste. The flavor was a nice mix of brown malts and hope that was very well balanced with a slight favoring of the hops in a nice mellow vinous mix.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, sweet, with lots of maple and brown sugar. A medium bodied brown/ American Strong Ale. This is kind of a strange beer; it had lots of brown ale character yet it has a lot of hops. And while being really sweet it still has a very dry finish. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are piney and citrusy. Nice balanced. There is a quite noticeable touch of alcohol bite at 10%. Interesting beer, a little sweet, but that is to be expected with a beer thatís brewed with maple syrup. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry and crisp. Aftertaste is sweet.
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with large creamy light brown head that lasted most of the brew. Aroma was complex with moderate malt, light hops and the sweet maple syrup. Flavor was heavy sweet with a long heavy sweet finish. Medium to full creamy body.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Imperial Nut Brown, eh? Ok, Iíll bite. Deep brown/ruby with a frothy white head. Decent lacing. Smells kind of bocky - malt, sulfur, maple, fruit. Flavor is more ASA than Nut Brown with dark fruits, maple, malt, hops that remind me of a very restrained arrogant bastard. Plum/alcohol sweet finish. Not much of a nutbrown but enjoyable. Could stand a bit more body.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown cola pour, bright creamy off-white head. Aroma has roasted malt, vanilla, grainy fruit, with a light fresh hop backing. Almost a hint of sulfur. Flavor Starts with a dark jumble of sweet brown sugary licorice, some light hops, roasted malt, and a light/sweet coffee cement finish. Not too bad, considering the rest of their products.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost clear and ruby red with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, toasted malt, some cocoa and vanilla. Big in body with a somewhat harsh in its bitterness. Nice caramel flavorwith prominent alcohol presence.