Pailhead (5374) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Real malty brown sugar, maple syrup, and chocolate aroma. Real dark brown with a little red when held to the light. Insignificant white head. Light malt up front increases in the finish. Most of the flavor in the finish which consists of chocolate, roastiness, light nuttiness, light brown sugar, and very little hops. Nice balance of flavors in the finish. While this brewery hasn’t produced any samples that are jaw dropping, they are vastly underated on this site based on overall scores.
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling clear, mohagony ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is sweet and malty with a light note of smoke and heavier notes of vanilla, dried plum, milk chocolate, maple syrup and toasted nuts. The flavor is decently balanced, but the malt wins out. Very reminiscent of a Scotch ale. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Medium-length, malty finish. Thanks to springslicker for the bottle.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Red. Fairly pleasant aroma with notes of butter toffee, caramel, coffee beans, dark fruits and maple. This is pretty tasty and well balanced. My only gripe is that it is a little too sweet. Notes of dark berries, toasted, munich, and caramel malts along with slight chocolate and coffee.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted in Colorado (Denver). Obatained from a beer store in Dillon (near Keystone). Aroma is sweet, like confectionary sugar sweet. Appearance is deep brown/copper colour. Almost no head. Tatse is very sweet, not very complex, and one dimensional. Way too confectionary sweet for my licking. Little or no ’maple’ flavour present.
KAggie97 (3529) - 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 (792) - 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 (295) - Iowa City, Iowa, 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.