Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Dark Red. Fairly pleasant aroma with notes of butter toffee, caramel, coffee beans, dark fruits and maple. This is pretty tasty and well balanced. My only gripe is that it is a little too sweet. Notes of dark berries, toasted, munich, and caramel malts along with slight chocolate and coffee. wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2004
Tasted in Colorado (Denver). Obatained from a beer store in Dillon (near Keystone). Aroma is sweet, like confectionary sugar sweet. Appearance is deep brown/copper colour. Almost no head. Tatse is very sweet, not very complex, and one dimensional. Way too confectionary sweet for my licking. Little or no ’maple’ flavour present. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 I love this one. Reminds me of being a little boy at the breakfast table with a stack of pancakes, waiting for that precious Vermont nectar to rain down upon them... Yummy... BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Dark brown appearance, short-lived foam. Strong sweet malty aroma, slightly syrupy. Sweet malty, syrupy, sugarry flavor. Slight bitterness and nutty dryness towards the end but remaining sweet right through. Pretty interesting. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2004
As most others have been saying, this is apretty ordinary brown ale, without anything to really recommend it.
Gmku (302) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Sure sounds good, reading the label and the commercial description. Even looks pretty good, with its dark brown pour and moderate foam. There’s a little maple in the aroma, but I can’t find much in the flavor. It’s much like an ordinary big-brewery lager, i.e., pretty plain and inoffensive. I’m taking it down one notch in the appearance department, too, for the awfully corny label artwork. invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Dark brown color - very little head. Some Maple in the nose. Low carbonation. Very thin body. Overall, this beer doesn't have much flavor. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Small off-white head, dark brownish red clear body. Roasted coffee, chocolate light aroma. Sweet coffee and faux-maple taste. A little better tasting than other brews from this place, but still nothing special. It at least has a fuller body than others I've had, though not full enough. DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Dark reddish brown color, slight carbonation, no head. Flavor of sweet and slightly roasted malts, caramel, nuts, and maple. Kinda syrupy. Flavor was good but needed to be more pronounced. Also needs more lively carbonation. hershiser2 (3822) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Nice dark brown in color, with a very small head; some lacing.
Sweet roasted scent, nothing new here, but it's pleasant.
A bit on the sweet side in the taste, I suppose that's the maple coming in. I'm used to nut brown ales a bit more bitter.
This beer's drinkable, but it's too sweet for me to consume on a regular basis. Thankfully, I got the sampler pack from Tommyknocker, so I only have one more of these.