overall
100
100
style
Serve in Snifter

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unknown

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A huge Imperial Stout with an explosive espresso aroma followed by strong notes of maple syrup and vanilla.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlruthven (609) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
5 oz pour at Dexter’s Pub, pre-GTMW. Oily, viscous black pour with dark espresso-colored head. Okay lacing, thick ribbons of alcohol legs. Huge maple syrup on the nose, also big on the coffee, barrel notes, and brown sugar. Super, super sweet: more maple syrup, molasses, fresh black coffee, some rich chocolate in there as well. I imagine this is what CBS sort of tastes like. Either way, a really excellent beer, if cloyingly sweet.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (10848) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Keg at Ratebeer Best Beer Festival. 31/01/2016. A viscous black brown coloured pour with a small dark tan head. oily. Aroma is big cinnamon, cakey, vanilla toffee, . Flavour is composed of lovely full smooth cakey malts, toffee, vanilla, little bourbon and wood. . Palate is full bodied, smooth and velvety.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
HoppyToday (6) - Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2017 does not count
The maple hit your nose as soon as the bottle was opened. Dark brown, almost black with a medium brown head when poured. The balance between the coffee and the maple was excellent. Medium bodied on the palate. Hard to believe it is not barrel aged. Very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (22940) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle at tads ( thank you thank you thank you) ...Dark black.. No real head.. Massive rich coffee.. Heavy rich roast... Heavy chocolate roast malts.. Dark sweet chocolate roast.. Big coffee... Rich thick body... Massive maple.. Heavy sweet maple coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (12174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle at tads. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted, coconut, taste is sweet, bitter coffee, roasted, chocolate, smoky, maple syrup.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, maple, vanilla. Taste is coffee bitter, vanilla sweet, vanilla bitter, maple syrup sweet, cocoa bitter, chocolate sweet. Syrupy mouthfeel. Fucking intense!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (706) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours black with a chocolate brown head. huge maple syrup nose, viscous mouthfeel. Mild bitterness from the coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (6145) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Shared bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, maple, and malt. Taste is coffee, maple, roasted malt, vanilla, and some chocolate. Excellent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jalford4 (22) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
No comment I can write here will do it justice. One of my favorite beers ever, tons of coffee, maple, and vanilla... delicious

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourilevesque (1694) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Un immense merci à Yan pour le partage de cette grande bouteille en ce souper de Réveillon! Vintage 2016. Entre l’épaule d’agneau braisée et les fromages. À peine la capsule levée de la bouteille, une véritable explosion d’arômes d’érable envahit la pièce. Du sirop d’érable, de la tire d’érable sur la neige, de la pâte à biscuits aux pépites de chocolat non cuite... De la véritable folie! Une fois dans mon verre cependant, les arômes s’estompent curieusement rapidement. De mon verre s’échappent beaucoup plus de vapeurs d’érable que du verre de Marc-André. Je ressens encore beaucoup de chocolat mais surtout du café. Une base cependant verte me fait sourciller car cette dernière était la dernière chose à laquelle je m’attendais. Le café demeure tout de même au centre de toute l’action - au nez comme ne bouche. Des arômes de grains de café éthiopiens chauffés accentués par des brisures de chocolat au lait de qualité exceptionnelle. Et cette texture!!! Le liquide est léger comme une plume, voire aérien. Une légèreté satinée, moelleuse comme je n’en ai jamais ressentie de semblable. L’érable me salue en passant en guise de rappel en laissant le chocolat et le café se disputer le premier rôle. Laisse moi pas tout seul avec un bomber car je l’aurai bu sans même m’en rendre compte. Un élixir Supérieur.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (3205) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2016 Bottle shared thanks to Charule. WTF? Top 5 beer? No. Top 50? No. It’s good but basically can get this on the shelf and make yourself with some maple syrup. Just take Wake n Bake and add maple = MD. Huge letdown. Green pepper coffee too.


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