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Kanc Country Maple Porter - Woodstock Inn Brewery

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77
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Photo of B967ierhunter177
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.

B967ierhunter177, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of bigred89
2.25/5  rDev -32%

bigred89, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
2.45/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had this at the brewery and almost got in a fight with our server because he wouldn't admit to bringing me the wrong beer. Turns out he brought me the right beer, it's just a really lame porter.

Clear chestnut color with a large tan head. Decent lace and retention for awhile. Good pour, doesn't hold. Way too light for a porter.

Has a damp earth smell remeniscient of peat in a wimpy Scotch ale. Hints of maple syrup, brown sugar and mild roast malt. Way too thin.

Tastes of earthy, smokey maple syrup with a mild roast malt tang in back.

It's a porter without much porter flavor, look or smell. I don't have a problem with a beer that reaches outside a style but this doesn't really have anything to hold it together. Seems like an experimental homebrew.

donkeyrunner, May 17, 2009
Photo of Satchboogie
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.

Satchboogie, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of brandoman63
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

brandoman63, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of BarrelAgedBrian
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

BarrelAgedBrian, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of MisterDeeds
2.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First, let me make note that this business of wrapping the top of a bomber in cheap loose tin foil HAS to go. It looks cheesy, and they rarely even stay on the bottle, so it's not doing anything to help the beer inside. As much as I hate peeling foil that is stuck around the the neck of a Magners bottle, that is the only way to do it (if you must).

Pours like a combination of a brown and red ale. Colors ranging from light ruby at the bottom,to a nice brown up top. Looks thin for a porter, but the head is a nice fluffy tan.

Not picking up any maple in the aroma. More malty and caramel-like, sort of like an American Octoberfest.

Tastes like it looks and smells. More like a brown ale than anything else, but the caramel and sweet malts of the Octoberfest style are in there as well. At the back of the surprisingly thick finish, there is a hint of the maple kicking around with slightly bitter hops.

This is not a terrible beer, I would even go so far as to say it is pretty good,it just doesn't seem to me, that it should be called a Maple Porter. Maybe I like Maple Syrup more than the next guy, but I just got excited to try a maple porter, and this didn't really live up to it.

MisterDeeds, Aug 26, 2009
Photo of scottum
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.

scottum, May 08, 2010
Photo of shanem
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Looked like a dark red ale more than a porter. See-thru ruby/copper color with an inch of white head that disappeared very quickly. No lacing at all

S: smells like sweet sweet malt with tiny bit of maple in the background, no bittering aroma at all

T: kind of empty in flavor for what I was expecting. has a bit of a sweet maltiness and maple flavor does come out more as it warms

M: Very thin feel for a porter and leaves an odd buttery coating

D: nothing really appauling, and nothing overpowering so it is drinkable, but I probably won't get another

shanem, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of Sinnian
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Sinnian, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of jefftuck47
3/5  rDev -9.4%

jefftuck47, May 07, 2013
Photo of 906Beard
3/5  rDev -9.4%

906Beard, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of paulytasker
3/5  rDev -9.4%

paulytasker, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of davey101
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.

davey101, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -9.4%

nmann08, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of thesarahfuller
3/5  rDev -9.4%

thesarahfuller, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of sholland119
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

sholland119, Dec 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

mdfb79, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Auslander
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Auslander, Jan 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

sdaly3, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of BeerCosmonaut
3/5  rDev -9.4%

BeerCosmonaut, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Brendog9
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Brendog9, May 02, 2014
Photo of Auror
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Auror, Sep 06, 2013
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Kanc Country Maple Porter from Woodstock Inn Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.