Saturday, March 23, 2013

Maple Porter

Another maple beer!

Nickel Brook's Maple Porter.

Nickel Brook Maple Porter

We've had this one in our fridge since last week and I've been dying to try it. Friday night was the night.

First of all, the plastic waxy seal was a nice touch, but man, that was a bitch to cut off the bottle.

I expected the plastic covering to pull off, but it didn't. It required cutting. And I cut my finger as a result. But, the surprise under the bottle cap sorta made up for it. :) I like bottle cap surprises.

The colour, as you can see in the first photo, was dark. Very dark.

The aroma. Smoky maple, but subtle, I think. So far, so good.

The taste. A little more maple than the Mill St. Spring Thaw, but not as maple as I would like. The packing screams maple, but the taste whimpers maple. I wanted more maple. The... "feel" was slightly syrupy.

Despite the wound, and the low maple factor, I did enjoy this beer over and I think I would buy this again. It's one of the few dark beers that my wife didn't mind.

I'll let someone else open it the next time. :)

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