Vermont Sticky Maple
The Bruery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #653
ABV:
11.3%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,346
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 6.87%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
183
From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  11
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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.
Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 183 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by jwerner23:
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jwerner23 from Minnesota

4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 29, 2019
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flagmantho from Washington

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: entirely black with a thick finger of frothy brown foam atop. Very handsome indeed.

Smell: very sweet indeed. Plenty of maple comes through, along with little hints of chocolate and roast. I like it, but it's more "maple" than "stout".

Taste: sticky, boozy, sweet. Basically, what you expect from an American Imperial Stout. And American it is -- the maple really underlines its new-world nature. And it is good, especially for a dessert beer -- but it lacks complexity. So, tasty, but not as great as it might be.

Mouthfeel: big body with a moderate carbonation and underwhelming creaminess, considering its heft.

Overall: this is a dessert beer. It is in no way "crushable". But it is definitely a tasty treat, experienced in moderation.

Sep 19, 2019
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MickeyHops from California

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 28, 2019
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Massbmx from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oct 14, 2019
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Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 19, 2019
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Budlum from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 27, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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freewill35 from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 08, 2020
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice rich black color with a tan head on top. The smell is of boozy maple syrup. The taste is sweet but not disgustingly sweet. Good flavors of wood subtle vanilla. The feel is silky smooth and finishes dry. Overall an outstanding beer.

Oct 06, 2019
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JamesLeung from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 11, 2019
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beerladybynight

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Vermont Sticky Maple is amazing!!!! I knew it would be when I picked up a crowler of it in October, and proceeded to wait until the end of March, following a reorganization of our 'Special Beer Fridge,' to try it. Full body from start to finish, the nose of sweet, sticky maple syrup is incredible, and it is smoo-oo-ooth! So Good! Notably, I have recently drank a number of dark beers from said special beer fridge (at least 15-20+ over the past 2 weeks), and this is one is my take away. This beer is the one I pine after. Please - If this is not already a year round beer, make it one! ...if possible, I understand that the maple syrup may be a seasonal item only. So good. So luscious! Thank you The Bruery, for making this beer!!!!

Apr 01, 2020
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Ristaccia from Nebraska

4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 10, 2021
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BeerBucks from New York

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 18, 2019
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imperialking from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 27, 2019
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Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

3.47/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jul 23, 2020
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MGibbons from Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 02, 2021
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archero from Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 22, 2019
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Braz from Washington

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 03, 2020
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cheefdaddy1 from Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 10, 2019
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redfox405 from California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 11, 2019
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spark3148857 from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aug 20, 2019
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stortore from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can into a snifter. Had 11/22/19.

Pours a dark brown, thick looking and opaque, with a one inch foamy head and foamy lacing. Aromas of maple, vanilla, chocolate, malt, cocoa, caramel, marshmallow. Flavors of maple, malt, some bourbon, caramel, vanilla, some cocoa. Smooth, a very good full body, well carbonated.

Liked this. The maple is prevalent, but doesn’t dominate, and overall, it’s not overly sweet. Only criticism is that the barrels are too light. Worth a purchase.

Mar 31, 2020
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smb71481 from Vermont

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 24, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Near black with a garnet hue. Two-and-a-half fingers of soupy, chocolate milk-colored head. Surprisingly strong retention for the ABV. Semi-webbed lacing is also stronger than expected.

Maple shows in the nose with some nice depth to the malt beneath it. Chocolate and light coffee notes are most prevalent in that element, but there’s also a hint of blueberry. I’m getting a touch of cinnamon, too, but it may be psychosomatic.

Chocolate and maple stand out first in the taste. I’m again getting a hint of fruit and cinnamon-like spiciness. A little tobacco, char and pine sap bitterness round out the finish, as well as a nice kiss of alcohol.

A little thicker than medium bodied, it feels a somewhat still until a little zip of carbonation breaks through a second later.

Great balance of the sweetness, darkness and bitterness in this. A real treat.

Oct 20, 2019
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Birdlegs from Washington

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 09, 2019
Vermont Sticky Maple from The Bruery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 183 ratings