Kanc Country Maple Porter | Woodstock Inn Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
woodstockinnbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dark full bodied porter brewed with real maple syrup. Black patent malt character shows through in the beginning with a silky smooth finish.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
13.99%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy brown to black color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute. It left some light lacing sticking finely to the glass. The smell had a nice blend of sweet roasty nutty malts but also had a good makeup of the maple flavoring invading my nose. The taste was sweet and roasty combining the maple, nuts and adds a light coffee to the background. On the palate, this sits about a medium with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation is actually fairly easy going down. Overall, good maple flavored Porter worthy of having again.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dakin
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Very dark and malty with an incentive creamy like head. Lots of residue from the head.

Smell: Malts, maybe a hint of maple but that's a stretch. Some hops. A little bready.

Taste: Malty on the front, a tinge of maple. Pretty hoppy. Almost IPA-esque. Fairly smooth on the end.

Feel: Average mouth feel.

Overall: Was hoping for alot more out of this. Just average. Too hoppy for me to buy this again. 6/10.

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Photo of bobv
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate pour yields a one inch tan head over a dark brown body with very little lacing afterwards. Nose of faint maple and even fainter dark malts. Tastes of maple (and molasses?) Feel is just okay and overall this isn't too bad and better than its present avg. rating.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abragg3
4.43/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ScottP
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color, lacking any true blackness though in color, smallish head that fades quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell has a strong robust caramel malt aroma with a touch of sweetness, not picking up much of the maple character though.

Taste is similar to the nose with a strong caramel malt presence, a slightly different sweetness hits the mouth and is likely contributed from the maple without imparting a strong maple flavor, seems more likely to have used maple sap instead of maple syrup since that aspect is not overly strong (considering it's roughly a 40:1 ratio from sap to syrup, it takes quite a bit of boiling to bring on the maple intensity), soft but ample carbonation provides a nice smooth body without being overly sticky.

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Photo of JebBeerFish
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Exceeded my expectations. Might get on draft, but nothing I would buy. A sweeter than average porter.

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Photo of Coorsy
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kataco16
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SawDog505
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Halvey
3.97/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 906Beard
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of msondel
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Mikeypnh
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Brendog9
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of scotorum
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a bottle of this at the Waterbury Village Market yesterday morning on my way to the Lawson's 6th Anniversary celebration in Waitsfield. The price was right ($4), Woodstock's Pig's Ear Brown Ale is one of my personal favorites, and I'm still hopeful to find a maple infused beer that actually has a maple taste.

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a stemmed tulip glass.

a; Brown to black with plenty of clear ruby when seen through light. An inch tall off white head receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Vaguely sweet.,

t: Dark fruit with some hop bite. Slightly bitter finish.

m: Light to moderate.

o: The added maple syrup from a local supplier appears to have mainly neutralized the porter's usual dark roasty malt, coffee and chocolate flavors. The net effect is different and drinkable but leans more to Belgian dark fruity esters than maple flavor.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of GETTNCRUNKED
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Auror
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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Kanc Country Maple Porter from Woodstock Inn Brewery
3.36 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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