Sap Sucker - Fernie Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
Cheers again to joemcgrath27 for hooking me up with this from his BC haul.
A - Pours almost opaque with a dark, dark ruby red hue, finger of soapy mocha head with decent retention and some fine sticky mocha lacing.
S - Dark cocoa, sweet maple syrop, burnt sugar, and touch of espresso on the finish. Very delicious on the nose.
T - Very tasty maple porter. Sweet maple syrop and burnt sugar with dark cocoa and milk chocolate that linger on the finish with a touch of espresso. The maple flavour is not as strong as Cannery's offering, but is still detectable. Nice chocolate and espresso malts on this one, keeping true to the porter style. A light leafy hops flavour also peaks through as it warms.
M - Nice medium bodied ale that goes down smooth, though finishes a little too dry with a bit of a chalky feel.
D - Overall a very tasty porter. Not quite as flavourful as Cannery's Maple Porter, but the porter flavours on this one are nicely complemented by a hint of maple. Worthy offering to any porter fan, and I'm glad I was able to try this one.
01-27-2011 02:35:33 | More by andrenaline
British Columbia (Canada)
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
It's not that long ago that maple syrup expensive around here, but now they're making beer out of it!
A: Black with a light tan head, good retention, excellent lacing.
S: Dark roasted coffee, roasted nut, brown sugar, hints of maple syrup.
T: This is a good robust porter, with some maple flavour. Very well done, plenty of flavour, and it works... but I'm not sure it's for me. Roasted coffee; very dark, almost burnt caramel; roasted nut; treacle; woody; hint of maple; good bitterness.
M: Well-attenuated, moderately full body has a light acidity.
D: A decent drinker.
01-15-2011 02:13:07 | More by Derek
British Columbia (Canada)
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
I've had several Fernie beers before but for whatever reason I've never reviewed them.
Dark brown-ruby appearance with a thin, creamy tan head. As with all maple-based beers I've had, there is a slightly sour presence to it despite the maple sweetness. The malts balances out the sournesss.
Good sweet maple taste. Malts, caramel and a hint of coffee. Slight;y sour aftertaste. I figure this is from the maple; though this is probably one of the better maple beers I've had in terms of flavour.
Decent mouthfeel, maybe a bit on the thin side. A nice, sweet dessert beer and one to be sipped.
12-20-2010 06:07:14 | More by BDTyre
Sap Sucker from Fernie Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.