Double Maple Pusher
Great Notion Brewing

Double Maple PusherDouble Maple Pusher
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
11%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 9.65%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
66
From:
Great Notion Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
92
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Double Maple PusherDouble Maple Pusher
Notes: Imperial Stout brewed with a touch of boysenberry and a ridiculous amount of maple syrup.
Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 66 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Viaduck:
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Viaduck from California

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with an excellent tan head, amazing considering its high ABV. Very aptly named: Double Maple Pusher. Aroma: maple, maple & more maple. It is sweet. Lots of maple flavor with some brown sugar, caramel, coffee, chocolate, alcohol with a strong boysenberry finish. Thick, smooth as ice, mild heat. Less carbonation than expected. Some may not appreciate its sweetness but I am not afflicted with that shortcoming. Overall; excellent. Big on the pancakes!

Mar 18, 2021
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thickish, midnight pour. Smooth looking khaki head that audibly fizzles away. Prefaces a sticky feel and full-med finish with hints of heat and alcohol.

Wow! This beer really brings me back to my youth, and of tugging at the wide-necked glass bottle of Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry as it refused to budge from the bottom shelf of my refrigerator door. Although not an exact comparison (there was no maple harmed in the production of that syrup) maybe it's a mix of pure maple syrup and their boysenberry jam perhaps? Or, of any tourist shop in the Canadian Rockies with shelves laden with bags huckleberry candies and mason jars of maple syrup.
Aroma aside, the woodsy, leaf-pile sweet flavor accompanied by a slightly charred marshmallow is tempered by the piquant presence of berry guts on a molded pulp container. Lots of ying-yang in the flavor with the roastiness of a diner coffee (barely) and the maple fudginess of Holly's car on the ride back from NH (lots because she couldn't help herself from eating some maple candies). There is a little medicinal overlap where you feel like the maple sweetness is covering for something grotesque like grape Dimetapp, but that flavor was literally the silver in the lining of being sick as a child. So, from Saturday breakfast to getting sick, this beer really ran the gamut on my childhood emotions.

Mar 12, 2021
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ummswimmin from New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 13, 2021
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vectornut from California

4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer looks beautiful, wonderful, and dark. It has a pleasant aroma, but not overpowering. The taste is delicious and nuanced. The feel is sooth and velvety and wonderful.

Feb 12, 2021
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Manta200 from Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Extreme Beer Fest 2021 Cyberspace
Very sweet, lot of maple syrup aroma and taste.

Feb 11, 2021
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smcel371 from New York

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 19, 2021
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cryptichead from Illinois

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

Feb 06, 2021
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ryan_sprayberry from Texas

4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark look with a fairly dark head. Smells like a pancake house, but balances the sweetness with traditional notes of a stout. Not at all artificial tasting - delicious beer. Wish I could get it regularly!

Jan 27, 2021
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Oddballstocks from Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Like drinking a blueberry pancake.

Feb 06, 2021
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devo1980 from Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really REALLY GOOD! Like frigging pancakes from Canada. Never had a beer like this! Did Dumbledore turn maple syrup into a strong stout? Yes. Yes he did..
If you can find...buy!!

Feb 06, 2021
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docr89 from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 07, 2021
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Bluecrow from New York

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-part of the 2021 EBF lineup. -having this two weeks after the fest. This is an extreme brew.

The ebony can pour is opaquely dark. It opened with a gush of dark tan foam, but settled to a no visible carbonation.
The aroma is from the maple sugar house, rich beyond belief.
The flavor is dominated by maple syrup. There are aspects of toasted marshmallow, chocolate malt and some raspberry. The fruit flavor increases with time and perhaps warming.
The mouthfeel is sticky and coating.
The abv is well hidden.
I am pleased to have had an opportunity to enjoy this.

Feb 21, 2021
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - black pretty thick with a nice dark tan head
Smell - sweet maple and prunes
Taste - dark cherry prune sweet maple with some roasty malts
Feel - medium full body with a light carb
Overall - interesting complex beer

Feb 06, 2021
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deereless from Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 06, 2021
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jckeller1 from Indiana

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Feb 06, 2021
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 12/18/20

Pours dark maroon black with a frothy light brown foam head. Smells like super rich sweet pancake maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla, boysenberry fruit, like boysenberry syrup over chocolate chip pancakes and sweet maple syrup. Tastes like sweet pancake breakfast, rich maple syrup, boysenberry, smokey meat, bacon, dark chocolate, coffee, dark caramel, dark toffee, vanilla, hint of hops. Feels medium bodied, viscous and thick, creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice imperial stout with boysenberry and maple syrup.

Feb 06, 2021
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smithj4 from New York

4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 06, 2021
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dmorris3333 from Arkansas

4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An amazing representation of maple syrup on this. So good.

Feb 06, 2021
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Mremy234 from New Hampshire

3.47/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Feb 06, 2021
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Jcarriglio from Florida

4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 30, 2021
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Part of the 2021 BeerAdvocate Virtual Extreme Beer Fest. Poured from a can into a tulip. Pours pitch black with a nice light brown head. Smells of maple syrup with nice chocolate notes. Tastes of syrup with berry notes, and slight chocolate. Beer is full bodied and definitely a sipper, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

Feb 06, 2021
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with an overly-large, fizzy, mocha head. Huge roasty malts, toast, maple and cocoa in the nose, with a little berry behind. Like French toast with a weird mix of skunky chocolate chips, boysenberry, a touch of smoke and formaldehyde maybe? Chewy feel. This one has a strange smokey cocoa element coupled with the roasty malt and maple and boysenberry. Smokier and roastier than sweet. Weird one.

Feb 06, 2021
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 06, 2021
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BidYouABrew from Washington

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 20, 2021
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Rug from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12/18/20, part of EBF Cyberspace 2021

The final round of night 1! Back with yet another maple stout, this time much higher in alcohol, and brewed with boysenberry. I’m hoping the boysenberry has a decent presence, as I feel it push it over the edge of extreme brewing

Pours a pitch black with 2 fingers of espresso colored head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves minimal lacing

Holy shit, this smells like a stack of pancakes. I smell sweet caramel malt, heavy maple syrup, milk chocolate, tart boysenberry, and light roast coffee

On the front end I’m tasting more sweet maple, a bit of the tart boysenberry, and some silky chocolate. The swallow drives up the intensity of the roast, bringing notes of coffee, boysenberry, sticky maple, and a hint of vanilla

A medium full body pairs with moderate carbonation for a super smooth beer at the abv. Finishes almost entirely dry and balanced

A delicious stout, a great way to end EBF night 1. Cheers Great Notion, this was great

Feb 06, 2021
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 66 ratings