lavaaaron (85) - - AUG 7, 2017 green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2009
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A sharp maple flavor cuts through the whole flavor profile. Fusal and overwhelmingly cloying without any supporting base. No fun.
Smells like BBQ smoke or light charcoal. Initial taste is very rich and dark malt but it gives way to the maple. Not maple syrup maple but like the hard candies they make from the maple syrup - spot on. I used to get those candies from the neighbors farm. Not too sweet and just a really enjoyable beer. That said you have to really appreciate real maple syrup to truly appreciate this beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bebum (1039) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Clear brown, tall, cafe-au-lait head.
Medium body and flavor strength, lean but smooth mouthfeel, highly carbonated, moderately hot, average length.
Dry, bitter, almost tart.
Maple flavor stands out but roast character and hops are just as pronounced.
Refreshing porter, if that's not a contradiction. True to style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone malrubius (2961) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle from Joes. Dark brown with lasting tan head and lace. Maple syrup earthy chocolate aroma with hints of roasted coffee. Sweet maple syrup chocolate nuts plums with mildly roasted bitter herbs and earthiness. Medium body. Slightly cloying. More of a traditional English porter than I prefer, but not bad. GIJOE (1249) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
On tap at the ACBF in Boston. Dark brown pour with a tan head that doesn’t last long. Nose is chocolate, maple syrup. and nuts. Taste is initially sweet and then more bitter. I like it. Tasty brew. AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2015
dark brown 1 finger head. Smells like maple and pecans. tate is actually pretty good. sweet, english bitterness. maple is present from start to finish. plenty of maple flavor. really drinkable.
Strykzone (7491) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bomber I got on an east coast trip. Dark brown with amber highlights. A nice tan head does not last long. A pleasant, although fairly small, aroma of milk chocolate and maple. I wish more maple was tasted but it is faint. More nuts and mild astringency. Brownies, almost, but not that sweet. Mid glass this gets more earthier and more bitter. Some citrus fruit also emerges. In the end this was disappointing. A maple porter was hoped for. Someone forgot to add the maple. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy brown to black color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute. It left some light lacing sticking finely to the glass.
The smell had a nice blend of sweet roasty nutty malts but also had a good makeup of the maple flavoring invading my nose.
The taste was sweet and roasty combining the maple, nuts and adds a light coffee to the background.
On the palate, this sits about a medium with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation is actually fairly easy going down.
Overall, good maple flavored Porter worthy of having again. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body under a large tight bubbled beige head that left lots of lacing. The nose is lightly sweet with maple sugar and a light chocolate malt note, some minimal roastiness. The flavor is a bit thin with just a little maple syrup, caramel malt, and a touch of chocolate malt. Lighter bodied and very fizzy with a watery thin finish and lingering sweetness. Overall a pretty thin and weak effort without much character beyond the light sweetness from the maple syrup. radarsock (1204) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
5.6% abv. 650mL bottle purchased in town for exactly $4.99. To small wine stemmed glass, it pours a mahogany purplish dark brown with a trim sudsy, vanilla cream head 1 pinky nail in length. Aromas of maple syrup, booze, pistachios, walnuts, almonds, cherry tomatoes, London yeast, and cardamom. Tastes the same only with the addition of toasted coconut, orange peel, soil, and hops by swallow. Kind of like those nifty Vermont maple seltzers. Enjoyable. DuffMan (10548) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Old-penny copper colour, lively beige head. Sweet maple and cocoa aroma, light metal. Sweet maple caramel flavour, very thin, quite sweet. Just okay-- not many porter elements here.