Sugar House Maple Porter | Wagner Valley Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wagner Valley Brewing Co.
New York, United States
wagnerbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UnionMade on 07-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
14.17%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of fscottkey
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

A: [2.50] The bottle lacks an ABV listing (booo!). IT also lacks a date code. The beer is a coffee brown color and forms almost no head. There is just a ring of khaki film along the edge of the glass.

S: [3.00] Dark fruit galore. Really strong scents of figs and plums. There is some chocolate and some smokey bacon scent.

T: [2.75] Charred smokey flavor. There is a bit of a chalky flavor (or maybe feel?).

M: [2.25] Thin and really undercarbonated. I was suspicious when I poured it and got nothing.

O: [2.75] Not good. The beer is flat. Since there is n dating there is no way to know if it is bad normally or is really old. I bought it 2 months ago. The mouthfeel is downright bad. Visually it was not nice either. The taste is below fair with a chalky taste that hurts some okay roasted malts. Won't buy/drink this again.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

8/28....pours deep dark black, borders on a purple brown. Foam settles. Maple/chocolate nose, again very faint. Smooth milk chocolate based flavor with a maple sweetness.

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Photo of bdaggett
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stignacious
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of the bottle. Dark, deep brown, motor oil like in color. Not much of a head, but maple sugar sweetness is definitely present on the nose. Tastes like a traditional American Porter with a hint of maple throughout. Very pleasant tasting as a whole. It's almost as if someone put maple coffee creamer into their morning joe. Medium-bodied and easy drinking for sure.

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Photo of dfritz40
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bilhelm
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a porter, smells like a porter, feels like a porter, but the taste was just okay. Given the name not much maple flavor showing through here which was disappointing. Not a bad beer, but not what I expected either.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CountryRock2001
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of reizorc
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of squack
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Paul68
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of StrangerTides
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of AndrewBV
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of muletrane
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Well it's fairly pitch black yet the head is minimal just a 1/4 inch that settles to nothing.
S - Roasty malts meet maple syrup and dry sweetness. Hope it's balanced.
T - Well it's not overly sweet and very dry but seems balanced enough. Has some roasty edge bittersweet chocolates and again maple syrup. Not bad.
M - Medium bodied, somewhat slick easy to drink.

Overall after finding their doppelbock somewhat lackluster this porter is easy to drink and has maple flavors. Whats not not love?

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Gwalchgwynn67
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Half finger of creamy foam with decent retention. Color is a jet black with hints of red around the edges. Aromas of toasted malt and maple syrup. Maple is not noticeable on the palate except as maybe an ever so slight hint of sweetness. All smokey and mildly sweet.

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Photo of brentblack1
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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Sugar House Maple Porter from Wagner Valley Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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