Mary Wiles joined our brewery team after spending 30 years brewing and doing quality control for a Very, Very Big Brewer. Mary evolved into a craft beer brewer, and now she’s doing our quality control, having fun while helping us make sure that Brooklyn beers are tasting great and ready to make you happy. But Mary has a bright thing lurking in her past, present and future – Mary has maple trees. A lot of maple trees. Actually, a ridiculous number of maple trees, acres of them, right northwest of us in upstate New York. And her family farm makes 100% real New York State maple syrup.
Real maple syrup tastes great on pancakes and waffles, but it’s awfully good in beer too. Porter is a classic British ale style that traveled to the United States, sustained George Washington during the Revolution, and later built London’s great breweries. Mary’s Maple Porter is a rich, dark ale featuring a large portion of her maple syrup in the kettle. After fermentation by our house ale yeast, the syrup is no longer sweet (yeast likes to eat maple syrup too), but the maple flavor shows through in a complex interplay with caramel, chocolate, and cof fee flavors from our blend of roasted malts. An earthy hop note rounds it all out.
draft at the gingerman poured a brown in color with a thin covering of head. aroma has light maple, sweet malt, and mild roast. mouth feel is on the lighter side and the carbonation low. the porter itself is just alright and falls a bit short in character so the maple is the saver here and that does not contribute much either. just an alright porter for me.
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of brown sugar, maple. The taste is tart malts, maple, nuts, green banana. Medium bodied. A little weird and not what I was expecting or hoping for.
Dark brownish/black pour thin beige head .... aroma is lightly roasted with some sweet maple aspects ..... taste is smooth and sweet with maple syrup and roasted porter qualities but not much else .... mouthfeel is thin with the finish is roasted and lingering maple .... abv is hidden well maple saves this from being a bland boring porter
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.
Pours a moderately-dark brown color with a thin off-white head. The nose carries a bit of maple as well as a bit of malt. Some roast and sweetness. Flavor has a touch of maple and some underlying porter notes. Medium body with slight chewiness and just a bit of sweetness. Maple is not terribly pronounced. Okay, but a bit wanting.
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