Lukaduke (3199) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of dark khaki foam. Lots of cocoa powder, soft hazelnut, earthy sawdust, burnt caramel and light backend maple. Roasted grain provides a nice backdrop for all the sweet undertones. Feel like this one has lost a bit of its punch and is slightly oxidized but still excited I was able to try it !
JBPortland (1540) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours dark oily brown black with a finger of foamy tan head. Nose has rich semi sweet chocolate, soft maple, roast, hazelnut, coffee. Taste is creamy smooth body, rich roast chocolate ash and hazelnut coffee with soft integrated semi sweet earthy maple and caramel notes. Finishes moderate bitterness with great roast cocoa and coffee and some light sweet maple syrup and soft dark fruit notes. Really delicious.
slowrunner77 (11678) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"200-some odd imperial stouts later, I don’t think i’m EVER going to get sick of this style. Here is another really nice entry into the catergory. The maple in this 2011 bottle is quite subtle, but adds another component to a very complex brew. Chocolate malt, roasted coffee, a decent amount of bittering hops on the back end, vanilla. Covers up the 10% exceedingly well and is very smooth on the palate. well done! close to a 4.4 but after 1 try I’ll go with the lower score for now."
Ataraxia (525) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black, thin cappuccino head. Maple syrup, roasted malt, dark fruit, and hints of chocolate. Sweet but not overwhelmingly so. Moderately carbed, smooth, and somewhat boozy.
Ester_ (124) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with a medium persistent foam collar. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt and maple. Flavors of maple sugar, cocoa and roasted malt. Round mouthfeel. Couleur noire avec un moyen col de mousse persistant. Nez de cacao, malt torréfié et érable. Saveurs de sucre d’érable, de cacao et de malt torréfié. Rond en bouche.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. Big maple chocolate roasted malt and slight vanilla taste as it warms.
Johnsense (1586) - - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tick black pour, a thumb of tan head. Roast, maple, vanilla, char in the aroma. Big maple here, dark chocolate, roasted malt, char, vanilla, anise. Medium to thicker body. A very good stout, albeit a sipper.
dmac (6119) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle via trade with Leighton at RBWG 2014. Poured a great looking thicker pitch black body under a thick beige head. Aroma is burnt toast, burnt malts, charred maple. Good body, medium to fuller with average carbonation. Flavor of vanilla extract, charred oak maple barrel, vanilla, light chocolate, dark bread, sweet. Nice stuff.
Ed5388 (3439) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Huge thanks to dmac for sharing! Pours black in color with a small dark mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, barrel, hints of maple sweetness, and booziness. Taste of dry wood, dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet maple, barrel, and caramel. Very dry finish. Solid stuff.
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Sweet and roasted malt aromas. Sweet, roasted malt, some maple tones. Has a bitter influence as well.