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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.

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3.7
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2012
[email protected] Black Heart, London. More or less black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, ashes, toffee and some mild syrupy and nutty notes. Flavour is liquorice, ashes, ripe fruits, syrup and some slight spicy and wooden notes.

3.4
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Draft at Bottles 101. Aroma of espresso, coffee with a hint of maple. Taste dominates of coffee and subtle maple. Thought there would be more maple. Smooth palate, decent carbonation. Decent porter. To much coffee. But a nice beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Aurelius (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
A very nice brew. The maple was muted, and I’d have been hard-pressed to identify it with the pizza that I was eating. Pretty complex, and another solid beer from Brooklyn. Dark cola brown, good head. Not too sweet. Tangy at times in the finish. On tap, Momo’s Pizza.

3.2
Theydon_Bois (20636) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Tap at the Half Pint, Manhattan - 01/3/12. Mid black in colouration - brown hues around edges with half a finger of light brown head. Roasted sweet malts, a little coffee, sweet aromas although I couldn’t pick out maple. Sweetish tasting stout, a little chocolate, tofee, buttery. Medium bodied, easy on the throat. Average porter.

3.2
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at Common, Manchester. Dark with minimal head. Roasty and coffee-like sensations are prominent. Happily the maple manages to shine through and accentuates things quite well overall, but the porter itself isn’t really to my liking. Too oily for me. Good effort but could be improved upon.

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biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Had this at Hannah Flanagan’s pub in Asheville. Didn’t really enjoy it. Thin with a weird kind of tartness... not really a pleasant tartness. Was expecting something sweeter, I guess. Struggled through my pint and then moved on to something else.

3.1
dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
On draft at Coffee District. I’m sort of a sucker for maple in beer, tommy knocker first got me hooked. Maple was both in the flavor and aroma but very subtle. Would have liked some more in your face favors on this one.

3.4
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2012
growler from paul 6/7/12. dark porter brown with an ow head. aromas of candy, roast, vanilla, earth, wood and some toasted nuttiness. the flavor is the same but the maple gives it a somewhat oxidized note or something akin to stale caramel. sweet and a bit on the syrupy side but not too far.

3.8
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Smelled of dark fruits Maple, roast grains and chocolate, poured deep adn dark with a nice small head. Taste of Maple was still there and that was great. sweet yet balanced with some molassis adn most dark fruit, a hint of spice. Smooth and not too heavily bodied. Soft on the palate andan overall very nice beer

4.2
TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours more or less pitch black, with a firm brown head. Rich, complex aroma, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla, coffee beans, tobacco, leather, licorice, ashes. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2. Rich, roasted taste, slightly smoky, chocolate, licorice, coffee beans, vanilla, ashes, earth. Hints of maple. Very well balanced. (2012-06-13)


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