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Mary's Maple Porter (Brewmaster's Series) - Brooklyn Brewery

Mary's Maple Porter (Brewmaster's Series)
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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 01-30-2012)
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Reviews by blackcompg:
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blackcompg

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter and enjoyed at Firkin in Libertyville, IL...

Appearance - Poured an opaque dark brown with about an inch of tan head (looked great when it arrived) which was gone in a minute, left somewhat minimal lacing.

Smell - Dark fruits, slight roast, and faint maple (hard to tell if this is because I'm expecting this)

Taste - Starts dark tart fruits and grape/plum skins, light roasted pumpernickel bread - finishes sour dark fruit skins, and drying toasted pumpernickel crust.

Mouthfeel - Lighter side of medium mouthfeel, medium carb scrubs any hopes of smoothness or creaminess. Very drinkable, definitely more on the bitter/dryer side of porters.

Overall - This beer was okay, but ended up being no particular porter in my experience. I tried so ahard to pick up the maple in this porter and just didn't find it, especially not in the taste. So this more aptly named "Mary's Porter" was just average for me at best.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2012 14:46:24 | More by blackcompg
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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chinchill

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).

Nice opaque near black body but almost no head.

Excellent aroma is fairly complex but moderately, at most, strong.
Hints of maple here unfortunately only appear in the taste as vague sweet notes. Mildly sweet but enough to make this seem best as a dessert or after dinner beer.

Near full body with medium (slightly too high?) carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-20-2013 11:49:50 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-21-2013 16:06:36 | More by archero
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-11-2013 01:28:15 | More by Sazz9
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-03-2013 17:00:09 | More by HattedClassic
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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AlexFields

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass at McGee's.

This close to DePaul, my mind immediately thought of the Virgin Mary brewing up a nice porter in her small Middle Eastern kitchen. I've gotta get out more (...or less...). This stuff pours a clear burnt sienna topped by a half-finger of cream foam. The nose comprises caramel, light candied orange peel, dry maple syrup, dried honey, and vague sense of dark-ish fruits in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with that fruitiness being joined by some mild sourdough, a combination that's not exactly endearing to my tongue. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a weak little "porter", one that just doesn't work for me. It's the fruitiness, really; it's too out of place here and sticks out too far to be of any help.

Serving type: on-tap

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Mary's Maple Porter (Brewmaster's Series) from Brooklyn Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.