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Kanc Country Maple Porter - Woodstock Inn Brewery

Kanc Country Maple PorterKanc Country Maple Porter

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.11%


Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
A dark full bodied porter brewed with real maple syrup. Black patent malt character shows through in the beginning with a silky smooth finish.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-26-2003)
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Cooker_stp

New York

4.45/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - poured silky black with a decent 1/2" head

Smell - sweet hints of maple syrup come through in the aroma.

Taste - the smell of maple syrup had an excellent follow through in the taste. Sweet but not to sweet.

Mouthfeel - the aftertaste of the maple syrup ligers slightly and the cheewiness of porter comes through after the sweetness.

Overall - the was a very good maple porter. Definite taste of maple in this beer, unlike other maple porters I've had in the past. Probably only negative was the twist off top.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 23:55:07 | More by Cooker_stp
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanx Aaron:

Into a pint glass:

A: dark amber/brown body with a two finger white foamy head that rises and falls leaving some lacing clinging to the sides of the pint glass

S: maple coming through sweet, light hops in the back

T: mainly sweet, becomes slightly bitter as it warms, light chocolate is noted, sweet maple aftertaste, sticky finish

M: light to medium, sessionable, sharper carbonation was felt

O: this is good for its style and good for me, I'd probably have another

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 11:17:48 | More by BeerKangaroo
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear brown with amber tones and a thin head and some lace. The aroma is of brown sugar and maple and notmuch else. The flavor begins with a root beer and molasses flavor with the maple syrup showing on the tongue in the finish. The maple grows stronger as it warms but fades rapidly. It's mouthfeel is light-medium. Woodstock Kanc Country Maple Porter is an okay beer, thin for a porter but okay. Slightly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 00:35:08 | More by B967ierhunter177
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. The color is very dark amber. There is a large fluffy bubbly tan head that leaves behind a lot of sticky lacing.

The aroma has a good amount of sweet maple. There is a slight hint of spicy hops.

The taste is light in flavor and straight forward. There is just a soft touch of bitterness to keep this from being overly sweet. Notes of maple and chocolate are noted. This is not a roast-driven porter.

This is light to medium bodied. Nice sharp carbonation.

This isn't too bad. The price is definitely right. Still, I do prefer a bit more bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 04:27:49 | More by andrewinski1
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davey101

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle with gold foil around the neck. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Dark brown clear body with a four finger high light khaki head. Pours with an almost cascading nitrogen effect. Some moderate lacing.

S - Nutty malts, caramel, sweet maple, and some hard minerals.

T - Similar to the nose. Nutty malts with a bit of maple sweetness. Some roasty bitterness in the finish that comes off mineraly and unpleasant. Watery and thin mouth feel with quite a bit of carbonation.

O - Ehhh. A boring porter with some decent maple flavors but an unpleasant mineral element happening. Not horrible, but I wouldn't seek this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 23:13:55 | More by davey101
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a clear, medium brown to amber with a frothy mocha head, no lacing.

S-Sweet with a hint of maple and caramel malt.

T-More like a brown ale than a porter. Quite a bit of sweetness from the maple, some sweet malt. Need another flavor dimension.

M-Light to medium bodied, just a bit syrupy.

O-Pretty ok, but not really better than that.

HV

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 01:13:24 | More by sholland119
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a beige head. Decent retention with some lacing. Color is a dark caramel brown.

Aroma: Tons of maple syrup and caramel malt. Very sweet and malty.

Taste: Maple syrup dominates the flavor. Very sweet and cloying. Some caramel, vanilla, and chocolate manage to shine through.

Mouthfeel: Sweet and sticky. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall, this beer was okay for the first few ounces and then it got worse. Way too sweet for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 23:53:04 | More by mothman
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

2.45/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass

A: Pours brown, kind of light actually, with a 2 finger light brown fluffy head. Leaves pretty good lacing. Looks a bit thin and light.

S: A little roasted malt, maple sweetness, brown bread. Smells like an overly-sweet brown ale more than a porter. Very sweet smelling.

T: There's just that touch of roasted malts in the front, but it almost disappears to the brown-bread like malt in the middle. A good bit of maple syrup and dark breads. Very light flavor that almost completely disappears between the middle and finish. The finish is slightly bitter and a little metallic. I actually think the flavor isn't that bad, but it's too light and more like a brown ale than porter. I don't feel like the roasted malts play much of a role in this.

M: Fairly light mouthfeel, not even medium. Way too light for even a modest porter. Fairly hight carbonation that fizzy all the way through the finish and lingers a bit with the metallic qualities, dry and bitter qualities. While the flavor is fairly weak, the mouthfeel is even weaker. Just way to thin and too much carbonation.

O: While this isn't really unpleasant at all, it also just isn't really a porter. The flavors are muted, roasted qualities practically missing, way too thin. As a brown ale, it might get a higher mark, but calling this a maple porter just isn't doing this beer justice. If this was something I homebrewed, I probably wouldn't want to share with others nor brew again.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 03:47:50 | More by Satchboogie
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap years ago at the brewpub itself, and thought it was super. Now trying it once more, from a 22oz bomber ($4.99). This being bottled at Shityard, I hope they left out the butter...

Poured into an imperial nonic, Kanc is a deep, clear chestnut hue. Carbo is plentiful and steady, and the head is a fine layer of tight, minuscule tan bubbles. Lacing is a bit on the light side, though. Maple is evident in the aroma, along with a touch of butterscotch (uh-oh!). The body is pretty much a medium, though there's a bit of an airy, prickliness present.

Flavor has some light, maple-induced sweetness and some subtle caramel. Not overly porterish, I don't get any choco or roasty notes anywhere. Seems more like an old ale type of bier. Some butterscotch is detected, though it's at an acceptable level (whew!). There's a little bit of flowery action at the finish, which is a touch dry. So, is this what I remembered? Not by a long shot, but I don't know if it's because of time and changing tastebuds, or the Shityard influence. I may try it on tap in Woodstock if I get the chance, but I don't see another bottle in my fridge any time soon.

Prosit!!

3.53
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1326

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 20:45:39 | More by Bierman9
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Boppar

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass at Biederman's.

A: Dark brown, one finger of tan head which quickly subsided to good lacing.

S: Rich roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, coffee, maple syrup.

T: It opens smooth and rich with sweet malts. The maple syrup introduces itself mid-palate and is well-executed both in terms of timing and delivery; although there is a distinct maple taste, it is neither overwhelming, nor cloying. The finish is abrupt and earthy.

M: The mouthfeel is slick and medium-bodied with brisk carbonation. It has the mouthfeel a porter should have, which is nothing special.

O: I enjoyed this beer. The maple complemented the rich notes of the porter without feeling forced. Of the flavored porters I have had, this is among the better. It is fairly sessionable, as a good porter should be. I downed two without much of a struggle.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2011 12:26:45 | More by Boppar
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WesWes

New York

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry, roasted malt scent along with a bit of caramel malt sweetness, and of course maple syrup. The taste is decent as well. It has a dry, caramel malt flavor with some roasted notes and a mild maple syrup taste. The maple syrup character isn't too intense. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a rather tame maple porter. It's more like a brown ale with some maple sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 23:32:40 | More by WesWes
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle purchased at Middlebury Discount Beverage, Middlebury, VT.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" tan head over the clear coppery brown brew. Head falls gradually, with good lacing. Aroma is an odd artificial sweetness. Taste begins with a moderate maltiness, then finds the same vague yet fake-seeming sweetness in the middle, and comes on late with a rounded bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is okay as well. Not all that I hoped for, unfortunately.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 22:10:29 | More by ppoitras
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TheJollyHop

California

3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Scents of cocoa, vanilla, and maple. Ruby brown and clear body. Malty nose gives way to a surprisingly balanced, bready, and roasty taste from black patent malt, with a moderate level of bitterness. Caramel sweetness with maple undertones as well. Finish ends semi-long. Medium carbonation with a silky, light body; a tad tongue drying. Hops only impart bitterness. Malt sweetness switches abruptly to roast and tingling bitterness late in the taste.Overall an easy to drink, simple and decent robust porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 01:53:44 | More by TheJollyHop
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Many thanks to papollo for giving me the chance to try this!

Ive seen some light porters, but this was a bit too light. This would work well for a standard brown ale. Fairly heady, off white, and does a little sticking around. It's definitely a bit below average on the look.

Smell was next to nothing at first..actually, a bit metallic if anything. After the head dissipated, strangely, thats where the aromas started to show. There was faint maple sweetness with a hearty malt background. It was a fairly pleasant aroma, but it took a minute to show up and it was just not predominant enough.

A bit of sweetness and malts. but the maple wasn't very predominant. It's not bad at all, but the flavors just don't stand out enough.

Too thin, bottom line. The bottle claims a full body, but no where near. They could get away with medium possibly.

Drinkability is middle of the road. No where near heavy on the palate but just isn't flavorful enough.

Theres a decent maple porter in here, it just needs some refinement.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 01:24:20 | More by EgadBananas
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A super-dank ruby-amber color, smooth and even topped bubbly head with total coverage. not bad.

The nose is sweet and sour, with sour grapes, toasty malts, the maple syrup comes over with a sour, sweetie-candy edge. kinda strange. mild tangy heat...lingering.

A very malty and robust porter, roastie malts makes this right but the maple syrup seems to make it more sour and funky than anything else. The balance comes in a good dose of peppery hops and dry earth in the back. The flavor's seem seperate instead of a nice melding of flavor's, they struggle to come together slightly. Herbal root beer pops out later on.

A good effort, but it just doesn't really come together. A tough one to get right for sure!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 15:31:00 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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scottum

Vermont

2.95/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out dark brown with a tan headskie. Some notes of maple come through, but not enough to write "maple" on the bottle in my opinion. The brew is however well balanced and grew on me as I drank it. Still, it is quite lacking in body for a porter and I doubt that I will try another. Once again, Woodstock Inn disappoints me.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 22:08:21 | More by scottum
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this at a local beer store. Sounds good. Let's see...

A: Burgundy colored with a tiny white head that slowly fades to a lace atop the brew. Doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. Nothing special.

S: All i get is a slight boozy oaky dark fruit maple scent. Decent.

T: Watery booziness with hints of caramel mixed on the backend. Eh.

M: Does not leave much memorable on the palate. Ok.

D: Goes down very easy because it tastes like water. So, for the wrong reasons.

All in all, this brew sounded so much better than it ended up being. Not worth your time. So many better attainable brews in the style. Don't bother!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 03:49:33 | More by steve8robin
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muttyd

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Deep brown, near black pour with a thick tan head.

S - Smells like breakfast. Huge maple/sweet aroma that masks the roasted malt profile. Little to no hops. This one is all malt.

T - Maple syrup upfront, followed by roasted malts, slight coffee/cocoa, and burnt hops. As the beer warms up, each sip begins to leave a slight astringency that kind of throws off the sweet roasted/toasted malt & maple flavor.

M - Body is rather thin & watery, but still slightly chewy. As mentioned previously, it finishes with a mouthwatering astringency.

D - Not bad for less than $5, but I was hoping for a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 01:48:15 | More by muttyd
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A red/brown color with a small, almost nonexistent, tan head. Not much aroma, mostly some sweetness, maybe a bit of roasted malt. The taste came through better. Maple syrup, smoky caramel, and some hops. A little too sweet for me, but not too bad a porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2010 02:25:41 | More by lordofthewiens
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HopHooligan

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours decently out of a bottle, small head at first...dissipates and leaves spaced lacing around the glass. Deep dark color of brown and black.

S- Large roasted malt smell, with a maple background with a caramel note afterwards.

T- Brilliant maple taste upfront, a little more disappointing with the finish. Came through as a nutty earth taste with hint if hops.

M- Medium to light body, average carbonation. Crisp taste overall

D- Overall easy to drink, the name porter is misleading. Taste more like sweet brown ale. At 6% I wish this came in a 6 pack, it would be a nice beer to bring out to a party.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2010 01:54:46 | More by HopHooligan
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CheckMate

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber brown bottle obtained at McKinnon's in Salem, NH shared with BA member MrHurmateeowish. pours a dark clear cooper color with a half inch of off white head. scents of maple, and dark chocolate. tastes of maple, hints of dark chocolate, and malt. Light carbonation medium bodied. first sip invites another. not overpoweringly sweet like i was expecting, which was good.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 03:13:15 | More by CheckMate
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber split with BA CheckMate purchased at McKinnon's in Salem. Pours a dark brown crystal-clear body with nearly an inch of khaki-colored head. Butter dominates the aroma big-time, with slight hints of maple in there too. A mix of butter, maple, and a slight toasty character characterize the flavor almost equally, though none are particularly pungent. Roastiness provides a bit of astringency to a beer that already isn't particularly drinkable. Aqueous and on the flat side. Not too impressed by this one I'm affraid. There's a slight dark chocolate quality to it, which is mildly pleasing, but there are many other porters that I'd choose over this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 02:35:34 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this as part of the Central New England BA meetup #1.

Lots of maple, and I mean tons! Bright fruit, and lots of sweetness, like creme brulee. Some smoke and dark malts, caramel malt specifically, with a light body. It was a decent beer to try, some porter flavors, a little smoke, but the maple really came out, and it was just too sweet for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 02:38:36 | More by jlindros
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another gem that I was able to pick up recently. I have really been killing these New England beers I have to say. This one was served cold and poured into a pint glass, consumed on 10/29/2009.
 
The pour was spot on and nearly perfect as far as I could tell. Rich dark brown in color with a huge billowing tan head that just would not quit. Nothing really ever faded or settled down, instead it only seemed to get thicker as the session wore on dropping tons of lacing along the way. Rich sugary aroma here, hints of maple sugar with nice touches of caramel and coffee flavors all kind of comingling. Some nice touches here of roasted malts now as we roll into the profile a bit more. Really nicely done I have to say. As it warms some nice touches of caramel start to come through rather nicely and I have to admit it was very pleasant. Easy and smooth flavor, quick and easy feel on it and a really well done finish leaves this one really just impressing me from top to bottom.
 
Overall a very solid porter, sweet but well balanced and very smooth. I would have no issue at all with trying this one again any day.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 14:22:52 | More by mikesgroove
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far333

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All but black and opaque, reddish highlights at the edges with a sizzling soda pop head that rises up a little and then noisily pops down to nothing.

Aroma of caramel and toffee, smells sweet.

Rich flavor of darkly roasted malt, root beer and licorice, some smoke and woody notes. Hints of marshmallow and ouzo. Not picking up any maple flavors.

Thin mouthfeel, but slick and syrupy, needs some body. Finishes tannic.

Tasty, but lacking body. Could use more complexity. Does not seem like a porter.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 02:01:48 | More by far333
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Kanc Country Maple Porter from Woodstock Inn Brewery
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