Brouwerij (846) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with rapidly settling, fine khaki head, no lacing. Aroma is fairly sweet, malty, nutty, toffee with a mildly roasted finish. Soft carbonation, light body, a little underwhelming on the mouthfeel. A mild, drinkable, nutty ale. Drinkable but could be much bigger, bolder.
ajtrupp (184) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nut brown , nut brown, not the best. Nut brown, nut brown, fail the test. 2.9 for you.
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merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours okay with a nice reddish brown hue, mild white head, and minimal lacing. The smells okay with mild notes of caramel, chocolate, and a nutty scent (smells like pecans). The beer tastes decently with a nice blend of caramel and sweet maple at first, then moves into the nutty chocolate taste. The mouthfeel is okay with a mild chocolate taste and okay carbonation. Overall, this beer is average, not bad but not good either. It has some good qualities and lacks in other areas too.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - OCT 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle.wad semi dark brown with a tan head that dissipated quickly. Beer has chocolate malts present. I really enjoyed this beer.
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, tasted 2 months before best by date. Pretty beer, pours light brown, head nice but disappears fast. Roasted nutty malt aroma, just a bit of maple. Hops in the background. Finish was quite dry. Definitely not bad as a session beer.
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by March 25th, 2013 (A bit over a month old). Poured into Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.
Appearance: A nice, ruby brown color with a few particles floating around in there. A finger worth of head that doesnít last long, leaving minimal lacing.
Smell: Smells just like the name describes -- maple nut brown. Maple syrup is definitely in the nose, with nutty aromas, and the dark malts blend with it all nicely. The smell on this beer is solid.
Taste/feel: On the front, the maple sweetness comes through. Near the end it fades away, and the aftertaste is a somewhat nutty, sweet, malt flavor. Itís not an exceptional beer, but itís still better than some seem to be giving it credit for. The first few sips gave me an iron-like aftertaste, but it has since gone away. The feel is pretty smooth with light-ish carbonation, making this an easy beer to drink quite a bit of.
Surprised by this beer, to be honest. Itís not FANTASTIC, but itís a solid beer from a brewery I hadnít heard of before buying the bottle. Itís a slightly above average nut brown ale with some characteristics of maple syrup. If thatís your bag, definitely try it out. And considering Iím having this beer a month past its drink-by date, it could only (at least) be slightly better fresh. At a measly 20 IBUs, this could be a great beer for somebody that doesnít like to drink anything other than Bud Light because they think it all just tastes "bitter."
swesson (126) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, but great beer, yet a unique taste with the maple syrup added good head, decent lacing. Wish it smelled better, though.
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hayduke (3130) - 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 (1445) - 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.