zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper/amber. Aroma is malt, sugar, maple, and fruit. Flavor is malt, maple, caramel, fruit, vanilla, and alcohol. Rather sweet, with a medium body. Sweet in a good way, though.
anders37 (25572) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish woody malty caramel aroma with hints of maple. Sweetish malty caramel and sugary maple flavor with hints of dark fruit, Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish with some hints of maple.
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 mL bottle. A lovely shade of ruby-brown with a medium beige head that fades, but never quite disappears. The aroma is sweet, almost candy-sweet, with some wood, berries, and caramel malt. A little alcohol at the end. The maple finally arrives in the flavour, where it is a subtle but pleasant influence on the caramel, brown sugar, marmalade and mint that share its space. Doesn’t have the burnt caramel of most scotch ales. Body is quite full. Low carbonation. A unique take on one of my favourite styles.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mL courtesy of Glouglouburp. Pours a cloudy red/brown with a small, tan, rocky head that fades fairly quickly. No lacing. Aroma is big bubblegum (?), lots of tannins, big malty presence, vanilla extract, alcohol, hints of maple. Taste is similar: big malt, some vanilla, not much maple. Lots of cloying.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque deep brown color with almost no head. Strong alcohol is immediately noticeable on the nose, followed by maple syrup, caramelized sugar and some banana, reminds me of bananas foster pancakes. The flavor is intense, at first earthy woody malt, followed by the strong maple syrup, the alcohol is well hidden in the flavor. The aftertaste is one of the strongest I can remember, I can taste it for several minutes after each sip (a good thing). Very interesting beer, best enjoyed slowly as the flavors evolve nicely and the sweetness can be a little much if consumed quickly.
skortila (5662) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Aroma has sugar, malts and some sherry. Hazy, brown coloured beer with a creamy, lasting head. The taste is sweet has sugary and caramelly maltiness, syrup, fruits and some sherry. It is really quite sweet.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber brown in color. Smells like honey, maple syrup, pear. Tastes richly sweet but not cloyingly so. Nutty and yummy. I would have a hard time drinking more than one though.
markwise (5414) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours yellow-brown with an off-white head. Nose is booze, maple, honey, banana, clove, and floral hops. Flavor is maple, banana, booze, cloying sweetness, and lingering banana-clove. Light-medium body and lots of boozy sweetness. Borderline too sweet.
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 12oz bottle ) Pours an amber body with a small white head. Aroma of peat, maple, nuts, dried fruit, and toasted grain. Flavor of maple syrup, caramel malt, raisins, peat, herbs, and wood.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5oz bottle from Knightly Spirits (Orlando, FL). Pours a generally clear amber brown with tan white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of banana, clove, wheat, grain, nuts, boozy, light notes of spice. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, banana, grassy wheat, hops, light floral fruit, Generally medium body with a pleasing malty boozy finish.