hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was sent to by Strykzone. Poured a clear dark near brown. Transient fast fading with head. Light lacing. Nose shows dark malts and a hint of nuts. Light to medium body. . Kind of and acrid mouth feel. Flavor is nutty. No much of a finish. This is kind of a muddled brew that is not bad, drinkable, but fails to excite me much.
Westmeister (1316) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear ruby brown. Smell is roasted malts, a bit of maple sweetness, caramel. Taste is nutty, caramel malty, some maple swirls in. Not bad actually.
JDW1976 (11) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into a dimpled mug.
Aroma: Very slight roasty caramel malt.
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a thin white head.
Taste: Light sweetness balanced with minimal bitterness.
Palate: Medium body, average carbonation with a mildly bitter finish.
Enjoyed a few of these on a cool fall afternoon while smoking several racks of ribs over cherry wood. Tasty beer, but not as much maple as I would have expected.
Nosambee (2) - Malvern, Arkansas, USA - JUL 27, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed it for the most part and would likely pick it up again. Good malty / coffee aroma with similar taste. It falls a little flat for me in comparison to some of my favorite browns, but still a viable option for brown ale fans.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(from Sept. 2011 notes)
12 oz bottle dated April 2011 served in a pint glass.
Pours a murky mahogany (aka Grade B maple syrup) with a small and irregular tan head. Leaves decent lacing on the glass. A very small amount of sediment on the bottom of the bottle (added).
Aroma is hard to de-construct, but features roasted grains, some spiciness (hops?) and something sweet and attractive (but not clearly identifiable as maple). ... Aroma (and taste) improve with some warming, and the maple syrup then appears in the nose as well as the flavor.
Taste - A good roasted (mostly chocolate) malt flavor; a bit of the maple actually comes through in the flavor: very nice if rather faint. Has a fine finish and aftertaste. Perhaps a bit too sweet, but Iím more than willing to have that to get the maple flavor component; still, the sweetness keeps my rating here from going higher.
M - near medium body: a tad too thin; carbonation is light-medium; near creamy, yet with a slightly dry finish.
O - Iíve had this before but this bottle seems MUCH better than I remember. This is certainly an above average beer from Tommyknocker. Easy recommendation for people like me who love both beer and maple syrup.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
You would expect a flavor explosion, but this is anything but. The nuttiness is barely discernible and the maple is only a hint.
robloc303 (254) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, nice creamy head. Nose of milk chocolate, walnuts, and coffee. Has a great malty flavor, chocolate, sweet maple, and light body. Nice beer!
EtTuCthulhu (753) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is reminiscent of nutty and toasted malts, vanilla, and maple, and the appearance is a clear brown color with an off-white head that fades from a small size to a mere ring. The taste is mildly sweet and a touch umami, and the palate combines a medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish copper brown in color with a little off white head. Caramel malty aroma. Toasty biscuity notes. Light hoppy dark caramel flavor. Dry finish. Medium bodied. Nice tasting beer. Very easy to drink.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from TWM Sterling - Well I liked this one better than the imperial version, but thatís not saying much. Itís average, but not spectacular.