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. :)