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

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Mary's Maple Porter (Brewmaster's Series)
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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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1/5  rDev -72.7%

Spitfirejay, May 20, 2012
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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.

BF1977, Feb 26, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

cheribom, Dec 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

FrankSchramm, Mar 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

electtodefer, Mar 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

crashoveride, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
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

AdamBear, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
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.

tobelerone, Mar 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

ejimhof, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
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.

cosmicevan, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

Ralphs66, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

Dizbro21, Mar 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

AngusOg, Feb 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

gunclubchris, Mar 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

disemgrowler, Jun 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

AlexFields, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

MystikCelt, Mar 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

malfunxion, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

jacewg, Feb 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

whartontallboy, Feb 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

JAHMUR, Mar 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

djrn2, Aug 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

Ray7233, Mar 15, 2012
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Mary's Maple Porter (Brewmaster's Series) from Brooklyn Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.