green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2009
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A sharp maple flavor cuts through the whole flavor profile. Fusal and overwhelmingly cloying without any supporting base. No fun.
Strykzone (5283) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Bulk_Carrier (2442) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
radarsock (1082) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DuffMan (7363) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
radagast83 (5323) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
gripweed57 (855) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
davey101 (727) - Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.