AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, best within 4 months of Nov 7 í02. Umm, oops, 3 years late. <P>Looks like a mud puddle. No head. Smells like chocolate and vinegar. Something odd here. <P>Dare I taste? ("dare, dare")... FIrst sip, tastes like (surprise!) mildly sweet maple syrup with a little chocolate malt. No hops or bittering. Hard to get past the muddy water appearance. Pretty flat. What did I expect for an out of date beer from my local storeís $.75 singles bargain bin tho? Heh.
glug glug glug... hear that? Down the drain... icky aftertaste.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 would have liked to see more kick in it.
brown sugar, tastes just like a young girl should!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours fizzy mahogany brown with small head. The aroma is sweet and malty. The maple is evident in the flavor, but not as prominent as I would expect. The flavor is actually kind of sour with faint sweetness, some barley, and some yeast. Meh, itís ok.
Scubatrip (604) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Brewgrass Festival in Asheville, pours a dark, glazed bronze with a nice head. Tastes of black cherries and light vanilla. Kinda like a maple donut. Not good, not bad. Meh.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at Asheville Brewfestical. murky bronze color. small creamy head. fizzy!!! lacing. black berries and maple syrup (without being heavy).
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2005
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Looks like beer w/ maple syrup in it. Tastes like beer w/ maple syrup in it, not good. Its a big turn off, and the smell sux too. Given my bottle is approaching the four month mark, but this jst isnít good.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, Great Decatur Beerfest. Ruddy clear brown pour. Sweet maple aroma, nutty and toasty. Flavor was a bit of a letdown. Toasted caramel malt flavors, maple sugary. Just didnt seem to jive with me.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep transparent brown with a reddish glow. Minimal head. Sweet nutty aroma with a touch of butter flavored maple syrup. Flavor not as good as aroma, odd minerally quality in the background, kind of like diet soda. Tastes thinner than it feels. Not bad, but aroma promised more. Why in Minnesota do we get assaulted with weak Colorado breweries like this one and Breckenridge, and canít get decent stuff like New Belgium?
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Small off-white head atop a clear dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some maple, light nutty, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, nutty, maple. Minimal bitterness. Watery, fairly flat, light-medium body with a bit of stickiness.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an ugly dirty dark reddish brown with no head at all. Aroma of molasses and dark fruits. Flavor has notes of toasted malt, brown sugar, caramel and maple syrup. Pretty sweet, not much hop bitterness detected. Thin, watery body with very subtle, almost flat carbonation. Didnít like this one too much.