Brewed by Fernie Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Fernie, Canada


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This time we opted for a robust Maple Porter, going by the name of Sap Sucker, which started its maiden voyage from the brewery to shelves throughout BC, on Friday December 5th perfect timing for December festivities and those thirsty needs that generally accompany the season of good will. Its a deliciously dark and robust Porter, with a delicate but flavourful touch of maple syrup.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YigSvartka (304) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Opaque light black with a nice sized head. Relatively minimal aroma dominated by roast, but vanilla and maple notes are present as well. Thick and creamy stereotypical porter texture. Perhaps slightly less smooth though. Flavour consists of heavy roast, vanilla, slight maple, and oddly a wee bit sour. The flavours are fine, but it simply doesnt flow very well. The sweet/sour flavours are odd. Not terrible though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2374) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate milk powder and a hint of wood. Flavors are of chocolate syrup, maple, toasted nuts, and vanilla. Medium bodied and fairly sweet, but finishes with a bit of woody astringency. Not bad as an after dinner pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with maple and coffee. Medium bodied, not as thin as I expected. Flavour brings out coffee, toast, maple sweetness. Sweet, but not overly. Not too bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
haukur (1848) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 16, 2014
brown with a white head. Overwhelming malty sweet aroma. Palate is all sweetness, some malts. Maybe I let this one sit for just a tad long. Drainpour. Thanks though to Duffman

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (2508) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is maple, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut. Medium-light bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a nice hint of roast. Taste us chocolate, toffee, maple, roasted grains, hint if coffee. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Plenty of cocoa on the nose with dark chocolate and a touch of roast. Opaque dark brown/black body is topped by a low but lasting tan head that coats the sides of the glass with lacing. Chocolate/cocoa flavour is predominant but never overwhelming. Nice bitterness keeps it from becoming cloying or overly sweet. Theres an almost salty edge to the mineralic aftertaste which is quite interesting. Although I dont get any maple flavour perhaps that contributes to the depth of flavour here. Medium body with very nice, soft bubbled but gently effervescent and lightly pointy carbonation that offsets the otherwise smooth and creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from Dan and Julie. Dark red pour with an off-white head. Aroma is lots of caramel and maple. Taste is maple syrup and hops!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bahumat (152) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
The only real weakness of this beer is the aroma, but it tastes much better than it smells. For those who enjoy maple flavored stouts and porters, this will definitely satisfy. The maple flavor is anything but delicate, but it still keeps a good balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
stantheman (953) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap at Bitter on Hastings in Vancouver. Appropriately dark. A very sweet, fruity and pleasant porter, but honest to Jehosaphat, Im not getting any maple here! Nice porter, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
brleo (78) - - SEP 19, 2013
I was tipped-off to this one, but ended up underwhelmed. Sampled at Great Canadian Beer Fest. Aroma was ok, appearance was dark brown. I was expecting a rich maple and malt flavor, but was met instead with a disappointing porter that was more like an average brown ale. Slight maple flavour is an understatement - tasting the maple in this drink is like finding a needle in a haystack. Ends up an average brown ale in flavor. Disappointed.

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