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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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Cooker_stp
4.45/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - poured silky black with a decent 1/2" head

Smell - sweet hints of maple syrup come through in the aroma.

Taste - the smell of maple syrup had an excellent follow through in the taste. Sweet but not to sweet.

Mouthfeel - the aftertaste of the maple syrup ligers slightly and the cheewiness of porter comes through after the sweetness.

Overall - the was a very good maple porter. Definite taste of maple in this beer, unlike other maple porters I've had in the past. Probably only negative was the twist off top.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of CheckMate
4.03/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber brown bottle obtained at McKinnon's in Salem, NH shared with BA member MrHurmateeowish. pours a dark clear cooper color with a half inch of off white head. scents of maple, and dark chocolate. tastes of maple, hints of dark chocolate, and malt. Light carbonation medium bodied. first sip invites another. not overpoweringly sweet like i was expecting, which was good.

Cheers!

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another gem that I was able to pick up recently. I have really been killing these New England beers I have to say. This one was served cold and poured into a pint glass, consumed on 10/29/2009.
 
The pour was spot on and nearly perfect as far as I could tell. Rich dark brown in color with a huge billowing tan head that just would not quit. Nothing really ever faded or settled down, instead it only seemed to get thicker as the session wore on dropping tons of lacing along the way. Rich sugary aroma here, hints of maple sugar with nice touches of caramel and coffee flavors all kind of comingling. Some nice touches here of roasted malts now as we roll into the profile a bit more. Really nicely done I have to say. As it warms some nice touches of caramel start to come through rather nicely and I have to admit it was very pleasant. Easy and smooth flavor, quick and easy feel on it and a really well done finish leaves this one really just impressing me from top to bottom.
 
Overall a very solid porter, sweet but well balanced and very smooth. I would have no issue at all with trying this one again any day.

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of thekevlarkid
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bomber bottle this beer was a very dark copper color with some garnet highlights that could be seen when held up to the light. The two finger sandalwood-colored head retained as a collar and left lacing in curtains. The aroma was very sweet, maple, vanilla, caramel, light toasted malt and a hint of alcohol. The flavors were quite enjoyable and sweet, a strong maple presence, roasted malt, some doughy malt, chocolate a touch of sweet tobacco and hints of coffee in the semi-bitter finish. Exactly what one would expect of a maple porter and a great example of a porter in general, dark, multi-faceted and robust without being as blackened as a stout. The mouthfeel was smooth though it left a slick on my tongue, the body was full and the carbonation medium. If you like sweet, dark beers you have to try this one!

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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

Photo of tigg924
3.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/4 inch head that receeds quickly, dark brown, clear when held up to the light

Smell: maple and toasted malt

Taste: A heavy dose of maple that becomes more subtle through the body of the beer, caramel malt, notes of chocolate and coffee towards the end.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium light body, medium carbonation, a bit sweet for the style

Drinkability: I like this and couple have a couple especially in colder weather. The first sip is a big taste of maple, but what I love about this beer is the taste after the first impression. There were a lot more flavors balancing than I expected. It got way more complex as I was drinking it. I think this is less in your face than Tommyknocker's version and will look for this again.

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Photo of Boppar
3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass at Biederman's.

A: Dark brown, one finger of tan head which quickly subsided to good lacing.

S: Rich roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, coffee, maple syrup.

T: It opens smooth and rich with sweet malts. The maple syrup introduces itself mid-palate and is well-executed both in terms of timing and delivery; although there is a distinct maple taste, it is neither overwhelming, nor cloying. The finish is abrupt and earthy.

M: The mouthfeel is slick and medium-bodied with brisk carbonation. It has the mouthfeel a porter should have, which is nothing special.

O: I enjoyed this beer. The maple complemented the rich notes of the porter without feeling forced. Of the flavored porters I have had, this is among the better. It is fairly sessionable, as a good porter should be. I downed two without much of a struggle.

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Photo of kunzbrew
3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a deep mahogany color with a creamy tan head that lasted the duration. The sweet smell of the maple season, fills the nose with great pleasure. The hop aroma is light, could have been a little better. The maple is the king of this brew. The robust malts mixed very nicely with the maple. I can not wait to brew up one of my own brews with maple sap and no water.

Cheers

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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 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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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Gerardes
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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 far333
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All but black and opaque, reddish highlights at the edges with a sizzling soda pop head that rises up a little and then noisily pops down to nothing.

Aroma of caramel and toffee, smells sweet.

Rich flavor of darkly roasted malt, root beer and licorice, some smoke and woody notes. Hints of marshmallow and ouzo. Not picking up any maple flavors.

Thin mouthfeel, but slick and syrupy, needs some body. Finishes tannic.

Tasty, but lacking body. Could use more complexity. Does not seem like a porter.

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

Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Clear deep amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Hint of a maple syrup nose. Flavor has subtle maple hints but mostly a typical porter with roasted coffee and chocolate. Contract brewed by Shipyard for Woodstock Inn. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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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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