JMerritt (1828) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maple syrup colored, nice light-tan head that is mostly diminishing, but leaves nice lacing. Roasted malts dominate the aroma. Flavor is surprisingly sweet initially (must be the maple syrup), nutty notes present throughout, with a nice malt character that holds everything together. Mild carbonation, just the way I like it, but lacks body. Finish is moderately long lasting, turning sweet once again. Surprisingly decent offering from Tommyknocker.
hotstuff (4236) - Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This brown ale poured a creamy medium tan head with small-medium bubbles. There was some carbonation observed with this ale. There was very little lacing on the sides of my glass. The body was brown in color. I thought the taste was a little tart and bitey which I did not care for at all. I could not acquire a good taste for this brew.
thedm (4968) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew pours a small head of light brown bubbles and a semi-transparent brown body. It has a very nice semi strong malt aroma and fizzy smoky harsh taste that is a little weak. Very nutty with only a fair lacing. Strange taste in this not really to my liking.
sabrills70 (12) - Belville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle was 2 months past the clearly labled "drink within 4 months" date. Aroma was a sweet malt, maple. It poured with a thin head that did linger for a while. Color was a dark brown, similar to root beer. Taste was chocolate, maple, malt and a bit nutty. It could use a bit more hoppiness. Nice lace. Good aftertaste - very mellow. A fairly well balanced beer. I have to disagree with the majority of the ratings on this one, but I found it to be very drinkable and I enjoyed very, very much. I will purchase this one again.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught. Clear reddish brown color. Thin body. Slightly sweet. Slight Nutty aroma. Maple flavors come thru as it rises to cellar temp
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber color with a medium light brown head. Nice roasted malt aroma with ....coffee? Yes I smell coffee. Taste is also like a coffee stout light, I could not taste any maple syrup. In my variety pack their amber tastes like a brown and this brown tastes like a stout. Its not bad I jsut did not care for it.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Odd sweet yet sour taste. Below average.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2/14/03: bottle. nice red- brown colour with some lacing. smells a tiny bit like tin with faint traces of malt. to the taste, pretty sour some sweet malt, and some tin. i really didn’t find much maple syrup. not as watery as many others in their six pack sampler.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well, I was expecting the taste of "pure maple syrup" as it says on the label. Some of it showed up, but it was accompanied by that hooligan - Sourness. The only other notable characteristic was the sticky finish at the back. Unimpressive.
Diablokev (153) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmm... So far out of the three beers sampled from a sampler 6 pack from this brewery, I can't say that I'm all that impressed. The aroma is light with just the slightest hint of Maple syrup (Remember the name of this beer is MAPLE NUT BROWN). The apperance is a deep ruby/browish color with almost no head, reminds me of a cola. The flavor is light and watery, again just the slightest hint of maple syrup, and again reminds me of a flat cola... The beer is smooth, but overall not that impressive. I think this brewery must be designing their beers for the non traditional beer drinkers. I'm not a big fan yet, however still have three more to go.