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.
kramer (4554) - 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 (753) - Vermont, 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 (6076) - 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 (9999) - 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 (4017) - 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 (486) - 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 (9622) - 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 (602) - 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.
sonnycheeba (2941) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with very thin white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is muted; roasted malt, brown sugar, and light maple. Flavor is sweet malt, chocolate, and light maple. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 22oz bottle pours a watery, translucent mahogany brown with some cloudy white head. Nose is not great, under attenuated brown malt, maple, apple, cardboard. Flavor is sweet, malty, wet bread. Bland finish. BLECK.