Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
definitly has the flavor of maple syrup. Not to overpowering but it is pretty sturdy. Smooth with a slightly strong aftertaste.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a medium brown. Araoma is sweet, with maple and chocolate. Taste is kinda funky, a little sweet. Not a lot there.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with goldtwins, thanks Larry!) Enjoy within 4 months of 22-Jul-05, so Iím a few weeks late. I tried twice to rate a healthy bottle of this beer, and now that this second bottle is infected too, I think Iíve put enough effort into this. The nose is only moderately sour and funky, so itís not horrendously bad, but it overwhelms whatever other aromas there might be, and infection is still readily apparent. Sourness has taken over the flavor as well, and though itís not undrinkable, I have no desire to take another sip. Medium bodied and well-carbonated, but how nice can an infected beer feel on the palate? Ruddy brown in color and very hazy, the body is topped by a light tan head that settles to a wide ring. A polka dot pattern of lace decorates the glass. Maybe if I get this as a bonus in the future, Iíll give it a third try, but Iíve given up on actively seeking out a clean bottle.
shrubber85 (8235) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A deep molasses/fudge aroma. Medium dark brown color with small head. Sweet dark maple syrup and light malt flavor. On the light side palatewise. I would like more of a malty beer flavor.
aracauna (3174) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium brown with very low head and relatively low carbonation. The aroma is malty, hazlenut and a bit of maple. The flavor is lightly sweet, but it is too thin to be called malty. Whatís there is good, but there just isnít enough of it.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Relatively thin, iced tea brown with little head; almost sticky. Smells somewhat weak with a slight chocolate aroma. Moderately mild in flavor, with a chocolate vanilla and subdued maple taste. Slightly bitter finish. Although the flavor is decent, itís a little bland and not particularly well-balanced.
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.