stevoj (4299) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share courtesy of Steve H. Based on the name, was expecting big, in your face maple. Not so. Much more subdued than that. Faint maple in the aroma, again maple notes accent the malty body. It’s in there, but you have to look for it.
GothGargoyle (2508) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is brown sugar, sherry, maple, dates. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a complex finish. Taste is brown sugar, maple, dark fruits, heather honey.
Ferris (13503) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet dark sugars and maple. Cloudy dark amber with a decent white head. Sweet dark syrup, light bitter roasty notes and dark sugars. Very sweet and decadent but not a big body.
dlovell2 (1934) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock, VT. Pours brilliant amber with an off white head. Aroma is malt with faint smokiness. Flavor is sweet caramel malt sweet maple syrup and sleeping and slight smokiness. Hands down the best maple beer I’ve had.
Bulk_Carrier (4210) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Mule Bar.
They poured this into a slim chalice.
The appearance was a dark copper almost brown color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated immediately. Messy lace.
The aroma had a big sweet maple up front. Nice ample nuttiness. Smooth caramel malts.
The flavor leads maple to nutty sweet with a semi-sticky malty to maple syrupy aftertaste running into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with an exceptionally smooth semi-sticky feel. Low carbonation.
Overall, practically one of the smoothest American Strong ales that I ever had. Yes, I know that’s due to the maple, but hey, gotta give great credit to this one.
Garrold (4630) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Mule Bar, Winooski, VT. Deep amber colour. Light haze. Firm ring of beige head. Nose has barley sugar sweets. Some maple syrup. Light candied fruit. Some dried fruit. Taste is sugary sweet. Some vine fruit dryness. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium body. Finish loses the sweetness and gets fruity and vinous. Decent.
gregwilsonstl (2248) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like maple. Tastes....bizarre. Like a maple ice cream shake. It tastes good, but the palate is goofy. Weird creaminess. Tons of maple sweetness. Courtesy of ThePatrickMan.
djd07 (12438) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is toffee, wood, maple. Medium mouth, caramel, pure sugar, boozy, good.
slowrunner77 (10753) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1st and only slight miss from them. A touch flat and muddled. The maple sweetness is nice but that’s all there really is bedsides a touch of alcohol. Just ok.
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear reddish with off white head. Nose and taste is caramel and maple.