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6 Pairs Of Legs Maple Porter | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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6 Pairs Of Legs Maple Porter6 Pairs Of Legs Maple Porter

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial porter aged in our very own maple syrup barrels.

Added by MasterSki on 11-27-2013

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 53
Photo of Docrock
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beer provided by Carter,

12 oz bottle dated 2014.
A: waxed bottle was a bit funky, overly waxed. Beer poured a nearly pure black with dark brown head. Head retention was fair to pour. It had completely disappeared within 2 minutes.
S: the maple syrup is dominant but also elements of charred oak, vanilla, a bit of dark chocolate and the dark roasted malt.
T: syrup was present but not overpowering, the charred oak roastiness was the lingering flavor barely a hint of the vanilla and just a trace of dark chocolate .
M: medium body, was a bit thick at first but we had chilled it too much. Once it warmed up it was spot on for the style.
O: very enjoyable, a good balance of all the elements, not too overpowered by the maple syrup.

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Photo of DVoors
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well when trying to pry the wax-covered cap from the bottle, it broke off the tip of the bottle and I had to pull a few glass shards from the bottle. And then I had to pour into another glass to ensure there weren't any remaining shards in the beer. I tried to not let that impact my review of the beer itself, but that's pretty hard when you have to worry about possibly ingesting glass shards with every sip you take.

Aside from the poorly constructed/waxed bottle, this was a pretty good beer. Strong Maple syrup and bourbon flavors and aromas. Very little tan head that dissipated quickly. Mouth feel was thick, a bit syrupy, and oily, on point for the style. Overall, a good beer but not the best beer that I've had that featured bourbon, maple syrup, or both. A good sipper (provided your bottle doesn't have glass in it.)

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Photo of Fargrow
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Vintage 2014" bottle purchased at the 2015 Crawfish Boil.

A: Pitch black, beautiful light brown head with fine carbonation that disappears after a minute.

S: The most amazing chocolatey maple aroma. Charred oak, bourbon, vanilla, coffee. One of the best smelling beers I've had. Smells like it's gonna be sweet.

T: It's sweet. Decadent. Huge maple flavor, more than CBS and Hipster Brunch (as far as I can remember). Bourbon, That's about it. Maple and bourbon. Kind of one dimensional in that aspect, but it's fantastic.

M: Medium. About spot on for this ABV. Any thicker and you might think you're drinking straight maple syrup.

O: Dessert. Or breakfast. It's fantastic.

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6 Pairs Of Legs Maple Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.32 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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