Vermont Sticky Maple
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #971
Ranked #3,264
4.2 | pDev: 6.9%
Tuesday at 09:18 PM
Dec 10, 2018
Vermont Sticky MapleVermont Sticky Maple
Notes: Formerly "Vermont Maple Stout"

We scoured the countryside of the Green Mountain State to find the perfect maple syrup companion to this rich barrel-aged imperial stout. Utilizing maple syrup sourced from our friends at Butternut Mountain Farm in Morrisville, Vermont, this stout is sticky and decadent, with a subtly sweet and big bold mouthfeel.
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4 by Zaphog from Michigan on Tuesday at 09:18 PM
3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2022
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4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

This was the first beer we had on wet hop harvest brew day that involved no brewing in September 2020.

Pours dark brown. Lighter brown head popped up over the 1" range. Surprisingly good retention too. The aroma strikes nicely, one two combo of bourbon and maple and its as well done as about anything involving the two. Belongs in a discussion with CBS and Maple Eclipse.

Taste was comforting at how well it is done. Maple and bourbon come at you in equal parts. Light sweetness that doesn't feel excessive or dominating. Light dark chocolate/malt alongside. Nice light carbonation amplifies the nice mouth feel that isn't anywhere near boozy. There isn't the biggest roasted malt portfolio, but people would have bitched if this had a bitter non adjunct like body. What they call it? A "dallop" of vanilla?

This is definitely a beer I wish I had stacks of in the cellar. Its a special occasion beer, not a daily pounder, but it really does make things special.

Sep 15, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense and slightly rocky two fingers of light tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of maple syrup, coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt goodness.
T: Taste is coffee and maple syrup with some dark chocolate, roasted malts, and charred wood with a hint of burnt sugar. On the swallow there's more maple sweetness, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, charred wood, and some lingering burnt sugar.
M: This beer is big and slightly chewy on the palate with a somewhat velvety feel. Carbonation is there but it's on the low end given the viscosity of this beer while the beer has a drying finish due to the ABV despite the sweetness.
O: Overall this is a really well done beer. The flavors are big and bold while the base beer adds plenty of complexity to offset the sweetness of the maple syrup. This beer is breakfast in a glass.

May 31, 2021
4.02 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

16 ounce can split two ways.
Pours a clear deep black with half finger of dense light brown head .
Aroma is malty with note of the maple syrup, bourbon, and bread, hint of chocolate and a touch of roastiness.
Maple sweetness on the palate, hints of dark chocolate, bready malt, and bourbon booziness at the back end - no apparent bitterness; sweet but not cloying.
Full mouthfeel though not viscous, brisk carbonation - maple syrup sweetness and warming bourbon linger on the palate.

Apr 25, 2021
4.27 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Mar 20, 2021
4.5 by MusicBeer_1961 from Nebraska on Feb 25, 2021
4.1 by Skabiski from Maryland on Jan 30, 2021
4.25 by RMW66 from Australia on Jan 30, 2021
4.25 by BNoble4Life from New York on Jan 24, 2021
4.17 by drstalker from Illinois on Jan 24, 2021
4.25 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Jan 06, 2021
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by True_Bodhisattva from California

Pretty great fluffy head after pouring. Smell is mostly sweet and malty. Flavor is roasty malt and some maple. Not terribly well balanced. It’s definitely sweet, but the maple flavor is not terribly strong, at least in the can I got. Mostly just the malt.

Jan 04, 2021
4.44 by MGibbons from Maryland on Jan 02, 2021
4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Dec 29, 2020
4.27 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Dec 29, 2020
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Dec 26, 2020
4.29 by EMH73 from New York on Dec 25, 2020
4.14 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Dec 17, 2020
4.25 by Argail from Louisiana on Dec 13, 2020
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothman from Minnesota

Can. Dark tan head. Black color.

Sweet maple syrup. Sticky. Toasted malts. Coffee like. Vanilla. Caramel and chocolate. Some warming bourbon. Pretty thick. Pastry like.

Nov 28, 2020
4.31 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Nov 26, 2020
4.25 by petewheeler from Maryland on Nov 26, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mschrei from Illinois

Tasty. Roasty dark malt with sweet maple flavors underneath. Barrel presence is muted, which makes the alcohol presence extremely subtle. As it warms, the maple and barrel become mote pronounced. I like it-not overpowering or too sweet like a lot of maple flavored beers.

Nov 24, 2020
4.17 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia on Nov 22, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Brew_42 from Massachusetts

Look: Jet black with a dense but thin cocoa head

Aroma is heavy on maple with roasted notes.

Taste is heavy on maple and bourbon. Just enough roast to cut through the sweetness. Went right up to the line of being sweet but not too sweet. The bourbon is detectable but not overpowering. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel isn’t quite as thick as I expected. Medium and oily.

Overall one of the better uses of bourbon in a stout. I say that as someone who isn’t huge on bourbon, but this is well balanced and tasty.

Nov 18, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by jngrizzaffi from Texas

Pours a pitch-black color with a thick brown foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is very good. Aroma mainly has maple syrup with mild chocolate, roastiness and bourbon. Big sweet maple syrup taste. Very mild chocolate. Bourbon at the end. Heavy bodied mild carbonation.

Nov 10, 2020
4.49 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio on Nov 01, 2020
4.31 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Oct 31, 2020
4.15 by WDJersey from Colorado on Oct 29, 2020
4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Oct 18, 2020
4.03 by 0x4a64 from Minnesota on Oct 18, 2020
4.1 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Oct 15, 2020
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Can shared by Ben. Thanks man!

Oct 11, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: With an aggressive pour, gets a huge light brown head. Body is incredibly dark and opaque.

Smell: Not very strong -- some alcohol, maple syrup, and a slightly off character.

Taste: Big, dark, and heavy. Strong roasted character, maple sweetness, bit of alcohol astringency. Only light bourbon flavor.

Feel: Medium body, sugary. Slightly dry finish.

Oct 10, 2020
4.38 by DudMan from New Jersey on Oct 04, 2020
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4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sjrider from California

Poured from can - dark and dirty with short maple head leaving really fine tiny bubble lacing with a swish of the glass. Nose is very mild toasty malt with whiffs of barrel sweetness. Taste ups the sweetness with maple and subtle bourbon notes. Finishes creamy and sweet with a bit of alcohol creep...

Oct 04, 2020
4.8 by chiefz1 from New York on Oct 01, 2020
3.83 by SaraMatt from California on Sep 30, 2020
Vermont Sticky Maple from The Bruery
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