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 (832) - 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 (7133) - 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 (1833) - 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. BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Low carbonation, maple-raisin, nut taste only sneaks itself in, as the hops are non-existent. Soft and thin on the palate. Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2006
12 oz. Bottle: Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma has hints of nutmeg and caramel. Initial flavor is sweet and finishes thin and watery. I was expecting and looking for a maple syrup taste but couldn’t find it.