Bulk_Carrier (4999) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - FEB 11, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark ruddy brown color with a fingerís worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Subtle clingy lace speckles the glass.
The aroma had some sweet nutty to caramel malts. Some maple is there, but fairly low.
The flavor yields to the sweet side with a crisp nutty backbone. Sly malty aftertaste rubbing against a soft malty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. Sly crisp yet smooth sort of feel, not cloying.
Overall, decent brown ale but the maple is a tad weaker than expected.