jcwattsrugger (12427) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12oz bottle-tight tan head-mahogany. A-maple, peacn, roast/chocolate-dk malt, earthy. T-roast/chocolate-dk malt, earthy hops with a slight bite, some maple. chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Publix Supermarket - University Palms - 12 oz bottle - part of their ’Spring Thaw’ Variety Pak. Deep, dark brown pour, initially frothy khaki colored head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma has a brown sugar and maple syrup/butterscotch quality. Flavor is very pleasant. Nice maple accents, not cloyingly sweet, hints of baker’s unsweetened chocolate and the finish has an mild old-silverware tang. Medium texture, with a slightly thicker mouthfeel. I like this one very much. burg326 (5488) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2013
12 ounce bottle pours a dark brown colkr with aromas of light roast, maple, some pecans, and a touch of vanilla. Flavors are the same mostly roast with some maple added. Subtle pecan flavor, thin on the palate as well. A solid beer from Sam Adams. FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a huge foamy dark tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty cocoa, maple and coffee. The flavor was semi-sweet and somewhat bitter with notes of coffee, cocoa, maple, wood and faint toasty malts, Medium length toasty cocoa and coffee finish. Medium body. Pleasant but a touch too bitter IMHO. DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->pokal. Deep brown with small offwhite head. Aroma: molasses, candied pecans, cocoa. Taste: maple syrup, nuts, roasted malt. Bit thin, too sweet.
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours black with a off white head. Aroma is roasty malts. Roasty coffee with sweet maple. Way to sweet for its own good and not enough bitterness. Ends up making it have a slight metallic taste. Not even very stout like as far as the malts. Not terrible but not good. fidelis83 (2450) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a clear, but dark reddish brown with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Sweet caramel, toffe, maple and brown sugar in up front in the nose, nice nutty notes and some roast from there on out. Very nutty and sweet flavor, light roast, tons of sweet maple and some brown sugar and spice. Light to medium body, syrupy feel, light, but slightly sharp carbonation. Really not very good, it’s like somebody squirted a bunch of coffee flavoring syrups into a cheap brown ale. Schoedan (7) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
Very nice nutty aroma, with hints of syrup. Pours a very dark brown with a creamy head. Tastes of a nice blend of syrup and nuts, with a hint of chocolate in the aftertaste. Thick, satisfying mouthfeel. Overall a very nice beer, one of the better I’ve ever had. vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle from the Spring sampler. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of maple. nutty notes, bitter coffee, faint hops. The taste is roasted malts, maple, bitter coffee, burnt sugar, bitter hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a dark brownish red color with a tan colored head. Aroma is maple syrup, brown sugar and toasted malts. Flavor is maple, toasted malts and sweetness. It has a bitterness on the finish as well. Not bad. Flavor and aroma intensifies as it warms.