mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
[8660-20160827] Tap. Sweet maple sugar and caramel toffee cream aroma. Black red-hued body with a medium-lasting foamy mocha head. Sweet coffee toffee bread flavour has a long roasted burnt wood finish. Full body. Amazing aroma but the body is a little hollow and reminds me of a vodka and Coke. (10/4/7/3/14) 3.8
klm1 (1783) - Bled/SF, - JAN 19, 2017
(Almanac Tap Takeover @ Thin Man brewpub, Buffalo, NY)
Overheard: "Smells like sprinkles."
[email protected]tmoreau (4593) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Beer Basement: pours black, opaque with tiny light brown head. Aroma: roasted grain, malts, oak, vanillin, marshmallows, nuts, sherry-like (bourbon)...
Flavor similar: dark malts with notes of chocolate, hint of coffee, cacao, maple syrup (incredible how fine Armerican Brewers incomporate it)...finish is dry, warming alhohol notes...body is moderate full, texture soft, carbonation medium.
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served showing a black/brown hue, with a finger’s width of brownish tan froth that reduced to a persistent ring, light film, and spots & patches of lacing. The nose was roasted, sweet, and quite dessert-like, with expressive notes as gourmet chocolate, caramel, maple, and barrel induced vanilla. Full bodied, with syrupy texture, and soft carbonation, the taste was similar, adding some roasted & earthy bitterness, bourbony booze, and sweetness that remained very dessert-like, but not necessarily cloying, even after warming. Ideally positioned as the final beer of the evening. BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2016
On tap at boise CoOp. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big roast malts rich chocolate malt oak berries lots of sweetness. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness wine barrel oak notes and a nice fruit touch. This is very nice. onceblind (10320) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Inky black hue that’s got a thin light khaki head. Sumptuous nose that’s got some dark chocolate, lightly tart red wine barrel oak-iness, and a boozy phenols depth. Lovely and complex flavor that features so many flavors. Chocolate, glazed doughnut, raspberry doughnut filling, oak, red wine, a little red berry alcoholic phenol, and a gently tart oak-y chocolaty finish with just a kiss of maple brown sugar. Incredible.
PhillyCraft (7717) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Glass at Tap 25, pours sticky black with coffee head. So much maple syrup and chocolate. Perfume and dark fruit booze in the finish as it warms. A bit too sweet and hot for me. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 5, 2016
On tap @ Caps & Taps. Black beer with a thin tan head. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. There’s a touch of smoke and definitely some maple and caramel sweetness. A rather intense sweetness. It’s nice, actually, to taste, but it’s a bit much to drink more than an ounce or two of...becomes sort of cloying. A decent touch of char, roast, and barrel. dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2016
The beer I enjoyed the most this evening. Looks syellar. Black with a nice head. The first sip is stromg, letting you know it means business but the base of it is softer and sweet. A relatively light finish. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
2016-08-27. Black body, smooth creamy brown head. Aroma is intense, strong maple character, notes of caramel and dark sugars. Flavour is similar, sweet caramel and maple, light roast and dark malt. Smooth full bodied palate, moderate carbonation. 3+ Big and bold, but tasty in a small pour. 8/4/7-8/4/15-16 On tap at Thin Man, Buffalo, NY. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Draft at Bittercreek... Pours sorta thick black with a short lived dark brown head... cocoa and vanilla.... woody notes show up more on the finish.. mid palate is dominated by maple notes and just hints of smokiness... not bad, but a small glass is way more than enough.. A little sweet for my palate.