KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 I love this one. Reminds me of being a little boy at the breakfast table with a stack of pancakes, waiting for that precious Vermont nectar to rain down upon them... Yummy...
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown appearance, short-lived foam. Strong sweet malty aroma, slightly syrupy. Sweet malty, syrupy, sugarry flavor. Slight bitterness and nutty dryness towards the end but remaining sweet right through. Pretty interesting.
garrison (717) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As most others have been saying, this is apretty ordinary brown ale, without anything to really recommend it.
Gmku (283) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sure sounds good, reading the label and the commercial description. Even looks pretty good, with its dark brown pour and moderate foam. There’s a little maple in the aroma, but I can’t find much in the flavor. It’s much like an ordinary big-brewery lager, i.e., pretty plain and inoffensive. I’m taking it down one notch in the appearance department, too, for the awfully corny label artwork.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown color - very little head. Some Maple in the nose. Low carbonation. Very thin body. Overall, this beer doesn't have much flavor.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small off-white head, dark brownish red clear body. Roasted coffee, chocolate light aroma. Sweet coffee and faux-maple taste. A little better tasting than other brews from this place, but still nothing special. It at least has a fuller body than others I've had, though not full enough.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Dark reddish brown color, slight carbonation, no head. Flavor of sweet and slightly roasted malts, caramel, nuts, and maple. Kinda syrupy. Flavor was good but needed to be more pronounced. Also needs more lively carbonation.
hershiser2 (1028) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice dark brown in color, with a very small head; some lacing.
Sweet roasted scent, nothing new here, but it's pleasant.
A bit on the sweet side in the taste, I suppose that's the maple coming in. I'm used to nut brown ales a bit more bitter.
This beer's drinkable, but it's too sweet for me to consume on a regular basis. Thankfully, I got the sampler pack from Tommyknocker, so I only have one more of these.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disappointment. Nice dark brown body with foamy tan head. Not a bit of maple, however, in the aroma or flavor. Not a bad drink but not a good one either.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweet and somewhat reminds me of maple candies, fittingly enough. Color is almost black, but reddish, with no head to it. Mouthfeel is somewhat gritty, but has a pleasing maple feel to it. Good aftertaste to it as well.