JDBaker11058 (2351) - Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Appearance: very dark brown, with a light tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: chocolate, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and maple syrup, with some toasted nut characteristics. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with a hint of coffee and vanilla as well. Finish: ends with pleasantly restrained sweetness, balanced by a bit of roasty bitterness and a whiff of nuts. Notes: Sweetness was present but restrained. Could have been a cloying disaster, but was more balanced than anticipated. Decent!
brewcrew2002 (90) - USA - MAR 24, 2013
I will be honest I was pleasantly suprised by this one! Pours dark with a medium head. Syrup,nutty,and brown sugar notes. Taste of pecan pie. jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
pours dark, dark brown with off-white head. aroma is brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel, and some light pecan/pecan pie notes. flavor is dark malts, maple, and a bit of pecan nuttiness; and despite the fairly light body, there are some sweet cream notes that were unexpected. overall, the maple and pecan notes are pretty light - not a bad thing, though, as they seem pretty natural and the beer avoids the artificial nut flavors and cloying sweetness i was fearing. Bikeman53 (23) - - MAR 23, 2013
Not a huge fan of Pecan’s but this was a nice flavorful pecan pie type of beer that pours like motor oil but tastes good. DBob5150 (236) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Definitely not what I expected. Which in this case is a good thing. Not a big fan of overly sweet brews, so when I saw this in the Spring sampler pack, I was a little apprehensive. Pours a dark amber brown with an ivory head that faded pretty quick. Nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, toffee and maple. Taste is mildly sweet, slightly nutty, but by no means overly sweet. Very similar in flavor and body to Sam’s Chocolate Bock, although not quit as good.
BillHick420 (470) - NORWAY - MAR 22, 2013
Thin brown to the pour, with a dense tan head. Abrupt aroma of dark malts, some note of maple syrup, some nut detectable. Not as powerful as one can expect from a porter, but nevertheless, enjoyable. MarkSachon (1054) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
12 oz bottle from the Spring Thaw sampler case. A minor disappointment, mostly from the lack of any strong flavors of maple or pecan. I expected more and got less. SabreSkull (71) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Nutty maple aroma in a dark but thin-looking pour. Taste also a bit thin with slight maple and malty sweet flavor. Decent flavored beer in a sampler pack but not something I’d buy alone. Onionkid (390) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. I said damn, boys. This really has this high of a score? Well it’s what the bottle claims. But I’m not a fan. Balanced well, nice maple and honey aroma with a syrup taste over a porter. I don’t really wanna hate this since it’s literally exactly what was described but meh, not for me. 5.6% alcohol. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2013
This beer smelled like nuts and roasted malts, and the appearance was a deep brown with a medium tan head. The taste was quite sweet and a touch sour, and the palate combined a medium body, soft carbonation, and an abrupt finish for a drinkable, sweet, yet sturdy beer.