Nickel Brook Maple Porter | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
nickelbrook.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A fragrant, dark ruby porter, brewed with a blend of six malts, toasted barley and infused with pure, dark Canadian maple syrup. The result is a complex mixture of roasted malt and maple syrup flavours and aromas.

Nickel Brook Maple Porter is a unique Canadian interpretation of an ancient classic!

18 IBU

Added by pootz on 04-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
16.95%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
13
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
4.55/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrenaline
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ikidunot
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LaGuarns
4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, it wasn't bad. Certainly wasn't good but it is tolerable. It tastes kind of light and fizzy but the maple is nice as is the nose. I bought it, tried it and put it to bed.

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Photo of skaboom420
2/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4.21/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Looks and smells awesone. Initially drinks roasty but finishes like drinking ground up pennies. Zero maple anywhere. Full frothy mouthfeel. Yippee

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2.33/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Smells terrible. Tastes just as bad. Couldnt even drink enough to really describe well, but it had a cola like feel and flavor. I swear I tasted peanut more than maple. No sourness, or butteryness, so I don't think it was infected. Maybe a little metal. Just awful. Like a combination of a porter, brown ale, Pepsi, corn syrup, and bad city water.

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Photo of mpolewan
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the brewery 473ml can for around the $3.00 mark. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a huge brown head that lasts forever. Wouldn't go away, just kept pouring on top and only foam left at the end

S- Metallic.

T- Nice chocolate and coffee flavor. There is some maple but not much. Has a lot of complexity using a lot of different malts and good bittering hops. Enjoyable.

M- Creamy going down. Light porter on the tongue.

O- Nice brew. Has some great characteristics like chocolate/coco along with the light tongue but that metallic scent kind of did it in a bit

Food Pairing

This pretty good brew went well with........ Bratwurst and sauerkraut. Heavy on the pepper and get this one in the cast iron skillet!

Enjoy

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Photo of Jaisell
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leinie13
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
2.96/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mousel
4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EricVonStein
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep black brown with a lofty cafe head that sticks to the glass like a spider web. pretty thing to look at.

smoky and charred on the nose, sweet black liquorice, a hint of maple sugar but only a hint. A little earthy at the end.

On the tongue everything is amplified, nice roasted and charred smokey flavour on the front, a mix of coffee grounds and sweet bbq. A bit herbal and plenty earthy at the end. Finishes clean and dry with a waft of smoke lingering.

Nice med to full body with a clean feel. Only issue to note, and really the only thing not to lke about this beer, is the high carbonation level thats not expected at all in a porter. The carbonation comes off to stingy on the tongue and gets in the way of letting the rich flavours roll over the tongue.

Overall a very nice porter even though the maple reference is completely misleading as its hardly present in a an obvious way. But great smoke, sweet bbq and malt balance that will make me a repeat customer.

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Photo of al_al1357
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Nickel Brook Maple Porter from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
3.48 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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