Nickel Brook Maple Porter | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#42,816
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
107
pDev:
16.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 36
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1/5  rDev -70.9%

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1/5  rDev -70.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of skaboom420
2/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of WesMantooth
2.33/5  rDev -32.3%
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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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got a very fresh 6 pack, just bottled two weeks ago.

A - Very dark; almost opaque; looks a lot like cola.

S - Toasty; distinct but not overpowering maple aroma.

T - Very faint maple taste. Would have liked a little more maple flavour. Otherwise sort of bland with not enough roasted malt flavour that is typical of a porter. I felt like this either needed a robust maple flavour or at least a typical porter profile of roasted malts and it had neither. Disappointing.

M - A bit watery, not typical for a porter.

D - A drinkable beer, but not an enjoyable one. I wouldn't buy this again.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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2.82/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.96/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear dark color porter with a medium foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of maple and roasted malt are easily detectable. Taste is a strange mix between some lightly sweet maple notes with dry roasted malt. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation and no signs of alcohol. Not bad overall but I am probably not the biggest fan of including maple in beer.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looked thin and black when poured in a snifter. No maple detected in the nose. Just some roast. No maple present in the body. What was supposed to be a maple porter just turned out to be a regular porter. Dissappointing.

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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
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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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at C'est What?.

Pours a slightly opaque dark reddish brown, almost black, thick tan head forms, settles down to a thin ring and leaves some lace chunks on the glass. Smell is alright, roasty and chocolate, toast, dark fruit, caramel, quite sweet, not a whole lot of maple character going on though. Taste is similar, no real maple at all, sweet, brown sugar and caramel, some roast, bit sweet and sour through the middle, a bit biscuit, nice roast, but not much else. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Half decent but wheres the maple? And not much of a porter at that.

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3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with thin tan hean. Smell has some maple in it, but it could be through power of suggestion. More of the roasted malt coming through. Taste is similar with some sweetness, but I don't know if I would have identified the maple without being told. Still tastes fine for a porter though. Medium bodied.

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3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft

Appearance - The beer pours a clear brown colour with an average size creamy beige coloured head. I can't see much carbonation and there is some faint lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for only a few minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - maple, brown sugar, toffee, chocolate

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a low amount of carbonation and feels creamy on the palette. There is actually quite a bit of taste going here, lots of sugar sweetness and lots of maple flavours. There are also notes of toffee and chocolate and some malts. The beer finishes with a very sweet maple and sugar aftertaste.

Drink - The beer was a little too sweet for my liking but it was still decent. However, I wouldn't seek it out again.

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Nickel Brook Maple Porter from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 107 ratings