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Throwback Maple-Kissed Wheat Porter - Throwback Brewery

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Throwback Maple-Kissed Wheat PorterThrowback Maple-Kissed Wheat Porter

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Throwback Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Maple-Kissed Wheat Porter is a medium-bodied porter that tastes amazingly smooth and velvety. The rich and creamy mouthfeel is a result of the wheat used in the brewing process. Local maple syrup gives this beer just a hint of palate-pleasing sweetness as well as a nice depth of flavor.

We call this beer “maple-kissed” because we use just the right balance of maple syrup to impart a delicious flavor without the beer becoming sweet.

29 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-10-2011)
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bpowers315
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5.8% ABV, 29 IBUs

Thanks Rochefort10NH!

A - Deep, dark brown in color, this porter is near black. A vigorous pour creates a frothy khaki head above the beer which settles rather rapidly leaving trace patterns of lace on the glass.

S - I'm cautious to use the word sour here, but there's almost a touch of sourdough bread and sour mash to the nose. It strikes me as odd, but the beer otherwise has a delicious light smokiness and touch of maple syrup gently surrounding the moderately roasted malts.

T - Maple seems entirely fermented out leaving no trace flavors behind, at least none that contend with a lightly smoky and bitter chocolate roasted malt flavor. Astringent singed wheat bread and earthy herbal hops trail off on the back end.

M - Medium-light bodied, this beer feels more like a dark wheat ale here, somewhat soft on the tongue with an effervescence that ushers in a roasted bitterness and dry profile on the finish.

O - Throwback's Maple-Kissed Wheat Porter encourages delicate smoked wood notes to develop around a roasted malt body but the somewhat thin feel suggests a wheat beer with dark malts and a splash of maple syrup that's been fermented out. The beer in the bottle doesn't sell me on the name, but I'm not about to pour it out either.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was a beautiful beer: very dark brown color with a huge, sticky tan head that retained well. There was a tiny bit of lace.

Pleasant aroma of sweet chocolate. Some roasted malt/coffee. The maple syrup was present, but not in a big way.

Taste disappointed; did not at all live up to the aroma. Mostly chocolate and coffee, couldn't really get the maple syrup.

A little on the metallic side for mouthfeel.

Not sure I would want to try this beer again.

Photo of Didier
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of phingdong
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of davey101
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour from a fresh growler into a tulip glass. Dark brown bordering on black body. Creamy light mocha head. Solid lacing. Smell is coffee, milk chocolate, and some light maple syrup. Taste follows the nose. Light roasted bitterness. Mouth feel is light to medium with decent carbonation. A solid maple porter. Easy drinking and tasty.

Photo of heatherishoppin
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I do love throwback brewery but I found myself really searching for flavors based on the name.

There is a really nice scent and after a couple sips I slightly tasted the maple but it wasn't as profound as I expected.

However, it is still a decent stout!

Photo of angelmonster
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a 3 finger tan head. Body is black with mahogany highlights.
Head retention and lacing were slightly above average.

Smell is of sweet pancake syrup and roasted caramel malts. Charred smoked malt is another aroma there. No hops or alcohol are really detected.

Taste is very smoky, full of burnt malts and charred oak. Maple and vanilla come in to counter the burnt bitterness. Hops are very light and alcohol is almost non existent.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied for a porter. Carbonation is light and head somewhat quickly dissipated. Beer finishes kinda dry and chalky, with a burnt smoky aftertaste.

Overall this beer was good, interesting flavors with the maple, burnt malt, and wheat. Something was a little off though, enjoyed drinking the beer but wasnt too anxious to find another bottle of it anytime soon.

Photo of jdhilt
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger khaki head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Maple and coffee nose, flavor is roasted coffee and some maple. Burnt coffee finish. Okay but not worth $9.95 for a 22oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

Photo of vande
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - a deep, dark brown pour - on the verge of being black... head grows as it sitts, quite interesting...fluffy, dirty, brown in color...2-3 fingers initial

s - light..some roasted malt, bit of coffee.. hint of sweetness, maybe a tad of vanilla?

t - light as well. was expecting more maple, so was a bit let down... never had a wheat porter [i don't think], so wasn't sure what to expect...

m - velvet like light to medium in body, similar to the smoked porter

o - eh... not sure... not quite what I was hoping for...

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown but sits opaque black in my glass. 3 finger Mr. Bubbles bubble bath head sticks to my glass like trub in my primary.

Smells like slightly smokey coffee grinds and maple drizzle. Faint aroma.

This beer is like a mullet - very little up front with the whole party in back. Bitter roast malt and a little smoke. Maple is subtle which sucks because it's so prominently advertised in the title. In fairness, it claims maple "kissed" and not maple thumb in the butt.

Better served at room temp I left the second half of the 22oz. out on the counter to warm up while I drank the first half. It really helped wring out the flavors.

Photo of puboflyons
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on February 9, 2012. It pours a dark brown with ruby red highlights around the edges as well as a nice, beige head. On the nose there is an array of flavors including dark malts, coffee grinds, yeast, and of course a touch of maple syrup. The body is nicely bold. The taste is also full of dark malts, coffee but no chocolate, and a little maple. But in the end it finishes dry.

Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Moose34
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of McLaughlin5350
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of 11millsown113
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of 603BeerMe
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of robwestcott
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to straffordmilitia for this one !

poured cold from the bottle near pitch black to a founder's brewing goblet with a 1/2 finger, foamy, big bubbled head with nice retention leaving spotty lace after each sip.

aroma of dark maple syrup and candied almonds with a hint of espresso in the wayback.

molasses and bitter coffee up front fading to a sweet after. a wee bit of smoke.

medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and sweet.

overall - a very interesting porter, maybe a bit to the bitter side.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of AgentZero
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to beerworld for hooking me up with this.

A - Very dark brown colored beer. Pretty good sized tan head that had decent retention. Some moderate stuff left on the glass.

S - There is a bit of maple in here. This is a pretty odd smelling beer, I think Dark Wheat is a more accurate description than the word "Porter" on the bottle which is a little misleading. Caramel, cocoa, touch of spice.

T - Taste is about like the nose. Tastes like a wheat beer that had a lot of caramel malt dropped in. Maple is there, but it's not as prominent as I expected. Kind of strange, not great.

M - Medium bodied, a bit creamy, moderate carbonation.

O - First "wheat porter" I've had. Throwing maple in there would have been a nice touch if the base was a better beer. As was, this beer was forgettable.

Photo of Agold
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass, the beer is an extremely dark, almost black, auburn-brown coloring that pours with a ton of head. All that foam finally gets organized and settles into a half-inch of light, foamy, biege colored head. Aromas all over the place, with some maple (of course), caramel, nut, coffee and chocolate. A little hint of roast and smoke makes the aromas seem like you walked into a candy store that has caught on fire. Flavors are a little more chaotic, but blended well nonetheless. Good, smooth, creamy blend of coffee and maple sugary sweet, with a dose of smoke once again. Good flavors on a light, crisp body. The aftertaste is mostly the coffee notes, with a roasty linger. When you wait a little longer between drinks, the maple character presents itself again. The finish is a little clingy in mouth, with a slick and cloying feel to it. Great flavors and aromas in this brew.

Throwback Maple-Kissed Wheat Porter from Throwback Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.