fiulijn (20992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle from BC Liquors, Robson St., Vancouvermcberko (18434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Black color; medium sized compact head, but reducing quickly to a thin layer. Mild aroma of roasted malt and light liquorice. It has a good body texture; the roasted malts are quite smooth; there is a light perception of burnt malts too; but there is also some liquorice, that I don’t fancy too much; traces of vanilla and coffee. It has some degree of complexity, and it’s well constructed. Pleasant.
650mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head and reddish hue. Aroma and flavour of maple, roasted malt, light licorice and a little candied sugar. Quite decent. Oakes (18209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
Cherrywood-accented medium brown. Toasty aroma with chocolate, and no maple. Thick syrupy body, with light chocolate, and hints of toast and maple. OK porter, the maple is more a gimmick as it has largely fermented out, but it is probably better that way. Ferris (16106) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle - Nice roast and some dark chocolate. Deep jet brown with a decent light brown head. Roast, chocolate and some nice sweet maple notes. Nice. Ratman197 (15113) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, milk chocolate, light maple, light carmel and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, maple, cocoa and light carmel with a smooth lingering maple finish.
DuffMan (10548) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Not sure whether there may be some variability in product quality, or whether the difference lies in the acumen of the various raters’ noses and palates, but I found this beer to have rather pronounced maple syrup character in both the aroma and flavour. Very nicely integrated with chocolatey malts, sweet but not cloying. Medium bodied, tasty. The best big bottle brew from Fernie yet! reebtogi (6330) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
650ml bottle pours dark brown in color with about 2 fingers of light tan head which leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste is roasted malty bitterness with a hint of chocolate and some underlying sweetness and a light amount of hops in the mix. This is a very lovely porter that is the best beer from the Fernie lineup and is highly recommended.. CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
(650ml bottle) Purchased at the Strath in Victoria, B.C., for $5.60. Pours a small, beige head atop a clear black body. Nose is toasty and coffee. Flavour is nice - not overly sweet, decent roasted base, some vanilla. The maple is certainly hidden and nearly not detectable. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
Bottle. Started with a big head on very dark brown. Aroma of roast malt and a lot of nuts and coffee, surprisingly very little maple. Flavour is not overpowering maple. More subtle alluring growing maple taste with coffee and nut character. A little thin and metallic. Doesn’t finish well and a big bottle is too much. tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
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. There’s an almost salty edge to the mineralic aftertaste which is quite interesting. Although I don’t 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. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at the BCLS at Hellsgate in March 2011.