Leighton (21879) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours lightly hazy amber with a bubbly head. Nose of lightly oxidized malts, bread, toffee. Light to medium sweet flavor with awkward bready malts, mild leafy bitterness, brown sugar and golden raisins. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet finish, more oxidized malts, sugary bread. So so. jtclockwork (16951) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Paul’s and Ryan’s tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of maple, caramel malt, brown sugar, toffee and vanilla. brokensail (16609) - 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. Ferris (16106) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
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. djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2016
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.
Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #99. Bottle shared by Leighton at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of heavy maple, raisin, wood, citrus. Taste is maple, citrus, raisin. Medium bodied. j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle at the double 5k tasting. Pours a hazed brown with a thin beige head. Toast, light sweet maple and big grains. Medium bodied, grainy and toasty. Long grains on the finish, but not much maple overall. hopdog (12833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2010
22oz bottle shared thanks to Tom! Batch 145 and bottle # 76. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of eathiness with some lighter maple. Tastes of maple and brown sugar, some lighter earthiness, and lightly bready. slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 1, 2015
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. deyholla (11914) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber brown with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma is a bit thin with a sweet grain and fruit note as well as a hint of caramel. Flavor is thin as well with sweet grains some fruit and a bit of caramel and maple in the finish. The lack of maple really let me down.