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Kanc Country Maple Porter - Woodstock Inn Brewery

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Kanc Country Maple PorterKanc Country Maple Porter

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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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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

10-20-2012 23:51:19 | More by Mikeynas
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -9.4%

09-18-2012 22:51:35 | More by sdaly3
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2.05/5  rDev -38.1%

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.

09-16-2012 00:35:08 | More by B967ierhunter177
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2.25/5  rDev -32%

09-15-2012 22:52:09 | More by bigred89
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-15-2012 01:17:34 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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New Hampshire

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

05-05-2012 04:27:49 | More by andrewinski1
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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.

04-28-2012 23:13:55 | More by davey101
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

03-29-2012 17:39:46 | More by Streetcore
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New York

3/5  rDev -9.4%

03-23-2012 18:51:42 | More by mdfb79
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

01-12-2012 08:21:45 | More by ygtbsm94
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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.


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

4/5  rDev +20.8%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

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

2.45/5  rDev -26%

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.

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

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%

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.


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


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

3.9/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

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

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

08-30-2010 23:32:40 | More by WesWes
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3.08/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

08-18-2010 22:10:29 | More by ppoitras
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3.6/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

08-06-2010 01:53:44 | More by TheJollyHop
Kanc Country Maple Porter from Woodstock Inn Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.