Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear cola black, thin, non-persistent off-white head, poor lacing. Nose is roasted, sweet, lifted barley, very pronounced ’lactose’ character, smells like a good Sweet Stout. Good roast and light rootbeer character. No real maple notes though. Flavours are creamy, roasty, and very smooth. Moderately sweet, but well-balanced by the roasty notes. Maple shows up a little here, but if it wasn’t on the label, I doubt if I’d be able to pick it out. Overall a really nice Porter, the lack of maple is no loss, really, maybe the best effort yet by Fernie! Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
Pours black with a thin head. Aroma is very nice. Rich and smiley. Flavour is great.a fantastic porter with a hint of maple. This is a very nice brew. Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Brown/black with an off white head. Aroma is smokey maple, roasty, chocolate. Taste is lightly smokey, maple, salt, chocolate. blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Pours dark, dark brown, with a light brown head. Light aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of dust in the beginning, but that quickly disappears. Taste of coffee, chocolate, a slight sourness (some black malt perhaps?), medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter for the style (which I like).
Medium bodied, average carbonation, ends quite bitter and with a pleasant chocolate feeling in the mouth.
Overall a good beer. I’m a bit disappointed though with the lack of maple character, I could not specifically pick that out anywhere. Bahumat (179) - 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.
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!