Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2012
This beer is really strange. Its quite boozy with spicyness that reminds me of spruce? and rye. Not that sweet but very odd. Kind of like a high Abv spiced brown ale i guess. weird. AdamChandler (4977) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Picked this up at the latest Farmers Market. I believe $8 a bottle. Enjoyed in a Hill Farmstead glass at cellar temp (60F)
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2012
A - Minimal head, dark amber brown.
S - Maple sweetness, some spiciness, brown sugar and lemons.
T - Taste is very sweet up front and at the finish. Middle is ground pepper and carrots. The lingering is very dry and very astringent.
M - Medium body and carbonation.
O - I thought this beer would be a little sweeter, maybe less boozy. It’s not that great but still drinkable.
On draft at prohibition pig, sweet cider bomb, maple flavors, very thick and rich Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: Orange in color and slightly hazy with about a half inch of white head that leaves a thin sheet of lacing behind.
S: Malt, maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar.
T: I estimate that this beer tastes exactly as intended. Of course this beer was brewed in Vermont,home of the best maple syrup in the nation. The beer is sweet, with flavors of maple syrup, molasses, and brown sugar.
M: Very sweet, with a medium body and moderately low carbonation.
D: An interesting idea and well done, but still not very drinkable. Enjoyable in very small quantities. I’m glad I got to try this unique brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-22-2010 kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
pineypower (3291) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Date: January 02, 2011
Source: Tasting, Dan NYE
Appearance: cloudy amber, frothy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma with a hint of maple
Flavor: lightly sweet maple flavor, earthyness keeps the sweetness in check and lets the maple flavor come through
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Thanks to InspectorBob for sharing this at the SJ BA gathering...Pours out a moderate amber color with no head. Aroma is of sweet malts, maple syrup and light alcohol. Taste is sweet sugary syrup, light caramel, some lingering fruit, brown sugar and a touch of alcohol on the finish. Rather solid. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Batch 186, bottle number 122 thanks to womencantsail. Pours with an amber hued body with a small white head. Aromas of maple, wet dog, damp, slightly stale grain, musty, light melanoidins and some esters. Flavors are bitter, grainy, fruit. Esters and maple. Medium to sweet finish. Average carbonation. Dry. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
A: The beer pours amber in color with an off-white head.
S: Sweet maple and bread are pretty much it on this one. It’s exceedingly simple. There might be a touch of apple and pear, maybe some woody notes and toffee.
T: Like the nose, most of the character is just sweetness. A fair bit of sugar, toffee, and brown sugar with perhaps some toasted bread. Despite being so high gravity, it’s a little bit watery.
M: Medium in body with medium carbonation.
O: Nothing offensive or repulsive, just boring, bland, and uninteresting. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2011
bottle at 5k tasting - amber golden pour. lots of maple syrup and brown sugar, and grains. Overcarbonated too. Not that great, unfortunately. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle obtained in vermont. Amber brown pour with some light head. Aroma has some light maple, sweet bready tones and darker sugar tones. Flavor is sweet malt and some lighter maple tones, with a touch of warmth.