SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2006
Clear brown. Small, creamy, light tan head. Nose: toasty malt, brown sugar, maple syrup, prunes, and some cola. Flavor: same with some nuts. Cola aftertaste. Medium/light, balanced body. Drinkable, not bad. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2006
Murky brown body with some ruby highlights and a very small ring of a head. The aroma is a huge amount of caramel, I mean an unholy amount od caramel. Almost no nutty roasted malt aroma as one might exepct with a brown ale. No maple to be found either. The flavor is slightly less caramel with some evidence of nuttiness and maple syrup. Too sweet. Palate is thin and slimy. Not very good IMO. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2010 1. Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005
Amber coloured and slightly sweet on the palate. Some dryness in a nutty flavoured finish.
2. Keg Handpump at the White Horse, Parsons Green 06/08/2010
Fruit and malt aromas. Mid brown red coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a lasting malt finish. jhliesen (836) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Bottle-The pouris a dark ruby/brownish color with higher than average carbonation. The head quickly disappears to leave a slight maple aroma that is mostly overrun by a nutty, malty smell. The taste was way more roasted than sweet, the maple only appearing in the middle sip, but never lasting through the sip. The palate had a touch of syrupy feel to it. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Sept. 05 bottle courtesy of Degarth: Pours a dark amber mahogany with a light-lacing light tan head. Sweet, sugary maple aroma has a hint of noble hops. Body starts with a light, mild dark sweetness and some nutty notes through a very thin, watery body. The finish is almost non-existent. All the flavor sort of wafts away about half-way through the sip. There’s nothing here off-flavor-wise, but it’s just very thin and bland for a brown ale.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2006
The color was brown but did not have any head. You could smell the maple syrup. It had a thick taste and very good flavor. Nice finish. larrysstein (3) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2006 does not count
Smooth with slight sweet taste.
Expected sweeter but preferred the slight bitterness. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Watery, thin palate is the downfall of this brown. There are occasional bursts of flavor: too-sweet maple syrup and dry coffee/toast, but the beer is in large part flavorless. Gingery, syrupy, grainy aromas are more interesting, but not enough to save the day. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2006
No head on a pure ruby body, absolutely beautiful color. Awesome walnuts and maple aromas. Outstanding maple sugar flavoring, accented with heavy malts, caramel and carbonation. Very sweet ending, with a final accent of Maple. Very enjoyable and highly underrated. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Dark brown color with a thin fully diminishing white head. Aroma of light maple syrup. Flavor of roasted malt and hints of caramel.