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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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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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Photo of kirchy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

kirchy, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ROGUE16, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of mpayne5
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

mpayne5, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

sirsteve42, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MattXT, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ncstateplaya, Jul 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Boone757, May 21, 2013
Photo of nasastrums
3/5  rDev -18%

nasastrums, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of bacasnax
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

bacasnax, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ironchefmiyagi13, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tsauce2, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of jmathis
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jmathis, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of cheribom
2/5  rDev -45.4%

cheribom, Dec 19, 2012
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

GOGRANDE, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of fehrminator
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

fehrminator, Nov 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

madEthelFlint, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of ejfreed
4.5/5  rDev +23%

ejfreed, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

sendbeer, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Chrixsus, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I sampled this beer on tap at the Valpo Brewfest on 9/29/2012. Poured into my pint glass, the porter was a cloudy brown color. At the very least, the appearance was interesting. The initial taste was that a of tangy porter. It almost measured as though it was a porter flavored with overrippened fruit. Even if this is advertised as a maple porter, I struggled to idenify any hint of maple. It was a mildly malty porter, but unspectacular even in this respect. I empathize with maple being hard to capture in a beer, but the ansence of maple flavor in a maple beer is odd. In the aftertaste, the beer evolved into a more sour fruit flavor as it lingered on the back of the throat. Overall, this was an unimpressive effort.

JohnnyHopps, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of blackcompg
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.

blackcompg, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of n00blar
4/5  rDev +9.3%

n00blar, Sep 29, 2012
Mary's Maple Porter (Brewmaster's Series) from Brooklyn Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.