jb (3454) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2014 fsbw21086 (481) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewpub. Anything you would expect from a porter (Carmel, chocolate, coffee) with some maple syrup touches. Low carbonation high flavor
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At the brew pub. 7.0 abv. They called it robust maple porter. Probably the same stuff. Rich. Sweet. Decadent. With the usual porter notes plus some richer notes justabeergeek (269) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
The "Sugar Shack Porter," as it was called at Saratoga Beer Summit this past weekend, pours a dark brown/red color with a tan head. Hint of roast in the aroma, but mostly dominated by a sweet, syrupy scent. You immediately understand why this porter is called "Sugar Shack." Maple and sugar are readily abundant, slight roasty and earthy notes, some molasses. This is almost something I’d rather have over pancakes than in my glass, but I wouldn’t rule it out as a decent choice for a sweet porter. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Multiple pints at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, maple syrup, some earthy hints. Tastes of maple syrup, chocolate, oak, some molasses with a dark fruity finish.