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This brew brings together the Woodstock Inn Brewery and 7 generations of J. H. Fadden’s maple syrup expertise. This collaboration has produced a dark, full-bodied porter with unique maple flavor. Black patent malt character shows through in the beginning with a silky smooth finish. At close to 6% alcohol volume, this is a porter to be celebrated. Cheers!!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2009
A sharp maple flavor cuts through the whole flavor profile. Fusal and overwhelmingly cloying without any supporting base. No fun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5283) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bomber I got on an east coast trip. Dark brown with amber highlights. A nice tan head does not last long. A pleasant, although fairly small, aroma of milk chocolate and maple. I wish more maple was tasted but it is faint. More nuts and mild astringency. Brownies, almost, but not that sweet. Mid glass this gets more earthier and more bitter. Some citrus fruit also emerges. In the end this was disappointing. A maple porter was hoped for. Someone forgot to add the maple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2442) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy brown to black color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute. It left some light lacing sticking finely to the glass. The smell had a nice blend of sweet roasty nutty malts but also had a good makeup of the maple flavoring invading my nose. The taste was sweet and roasty combining the maple, nuts and adds a light coffee to the background. On the palate, this sits about a medium with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation is actually fairly easy going down. Overall, good maple flavored Porter worthy of having again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body under a large tight bubbled beige head that left lots of lacing. The nose is lightly sweet with maple sugar and a light chocolate malt note, some minimal roastiness. The flavor is a bit thin with just a little maple syrup, caramel malt, and a touch of chocolate malt. Lighter bodied and very fizzy with a watery thin finish and lingering sweetness. Overall a pretty thin and weak effort without much character beyond the light sweetness from the maple syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1082) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
5.6% abv. 650mL bottle purchased in town for exactly $4.99. To small wine stemmed glass, it pours a mahogany purplish dark brown with a trim sudsy, vanilla cream head 1 pinky nail in length. Aromas of maple syrup, booze, pistachios, walnuts, almonds, cherry tomatoes, London yeast, and cardamom. Tastes the same only with the addition of toasted coconut, orange peel, soil, and hops by swallow. Kind of like those nifty Vermont maple seltzers. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (7363) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Old-penny copper colour, lively beige head. Sweet maple and cocoa aroma, light metal. Sweet maple caramel flavour, very thin, quite sweet. Just okay-- not many porter elements here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy, once again, of me! Thanks. Clear deep amber brown color, large bubble head. Aroma of chocolate brownies and biscuit. Taste is cocoa, coffee grounds. Light body. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5323) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Thanks to probably Travlr, thanks Gene! Poured a nice, amber color, wispy white head. Aroma was light malty notes, some sweet maple notes. Flavor was maple, malts. Nice use or maple here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gripweed57 (855) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Pours an amber brown color topped by a small bubbly beige head. Toasted caramel malt aroma with just a hint of sweet maple. More toasted caramel malt with brown sugar and maple in the flavor. Butterscotch, toasted nuts and golden raisins appear after another sip. Herbal hops in finish, but just barely. As porters go, this is just OK. A little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle shared with Chuck on the Vineyard. Pours clear, light brown-red with a small, beige foam head. Nose is mostly dark bread with hints of caramel. Medium sweet flavor with light roasted malts, slightly burnt bread, lightly sugary caramel, with slightly bitter, burnt leaves. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Very mild dry finish with plenty of dark toast and mild, burnt caramel. Maple character only comes through via a mild sugariness. Overall, the it’s just OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
davey101 (727) - Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2012
22 oz bottle with gold foil around the neck. Poured into a pint glass. A - Dark brown clear body with a four finger high light khaki head. Pours with an almost cascading nitrogen effect. Some moderate lacing. S - Nutty malts, caramel, sweet maple, and some hard minerals. T - Similar to the nose. Nutty malts with a bit of maple sweetness. Some roasty bitterness in the finish that comes off mineraly and unpleasant. Watery and thin mouth feel with quite a bit of carbonation. O - Ehhh. A boring porter with some decent maple flavors but an unpleasant mineral element happening. Not horrible, but I wouldn’t seek this beer again.

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