Mary's Maple Porter (Brewmaster's Series) - Brooklyn Brewery
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1.93/5 rDev -47.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I was looking forward to this one. I love maple syrup. I love porters. And I love Brooklyn. Wow, was I disappointed. This is probably the worst Brooklyn beer I ever had. I guess I was looking for something on par with Intesified Coffee Stout. This is not it.
It looks great, the smell has a hit of maple, the taste is just a hodge podge; almost medicinal. I don't taske English Porter at all and the mouth feel is thin. I'm not sure it's even worth finishing the bottle. So sad.
Serving type: growler
02-26-2012 00:19:20 | More by BF1977
2.55/5 rDev -30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A-black with a sticky tan head
S-just a faint scent of coffee. very faint
T-comes in with a strong taste of old coffee. doesn't last long. hits the tongue with a weird bitterness. not getting any maple..at.all. overall its a boring taste. not much to mention here
M-low carbonation with a dry finish
O-its not disgusting but its a terrible porter. not sure how this got to production. its not even easy to drink
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2012 20:58:31 | More by AdamBear
2.65/5 rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
On cask at Pony Bar. This one was a disappointment, frankly. The mouthfeel was a bit off; too prickly and rough, particularly for cask; was hoping for something creamy and smooth, which it wasn’t. Dry finish, very little sweetness whatsoever. The maple was pretty much a no-show in the taste; perhaps a subtle hint in the aroma. The whole thing seemed a bit disharmonious to me; there wasn’t much of the roast character you’d expect in a porter, and the hops, although not overpowering, were perhaps a bit too noticeable and bitter. It just didn’t hang together all that well for my tastes. I was a bit confused by what they were going for here, to be honest. Aspects of roast, char, coffee, chocolate all are detected, but everything clashes a bit in an odd way. Was expecting something quite different and a lot tastier.
Serving type: cask
03-05-2012 17:20:17 | More by tobelerone
2.78/5 rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
picked up a 16oz fill of this about an hour or two ago.
a - poured into my brooklyn snifter. poured a fich black with a thin cream colored almost white head. head was milky and hung out for a bit slowly bubbling away.
s - rich roasted malts with a glaze of maple. the porter char is pushed in the sweet maple direction giving it an almost milk stout smell. roasted chocolates.
t - whoa...that's interesting. the flavor seems to be a bit of an identity crisis. it is drinkable, but not good.
m - the porter char is swallowed by maple tingle.
o - overall, this is just weird. i love a good english porter, but the addition of the maple seems to push the flavors and feel in the wrong direction. i guess, this is what i should've been expecting, but a maple porter sounded so great, but in retrospect, probably not the most wonderful idea...at least not for my taste buds. i do appreciate the experimentation and will continue to support the brewmaster reserves and if you ever wondered what a maple porter would taste like, this is it...but perhaps you should second guess wondering what a maple porter would taste like...ick.
my wife seems to dig it so she'll finish this one for me.
Serving type: growler
02-19-2012 21:57:10 | More by cosmicevan
Mary's Maple Porter (Brewmaster's Series) from Brooklyn Brewery
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