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Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
City – State – Country: Brooklyn, NY USA
Release/Date: February – April 2012 (draft only)
Reviewed By: Morey
INFORMATION: So, apparently this Mary chick handles quality-control at the Brooklyn brewery. Per Brooklyn’s website, she used to work for a “very, very big brewer”. Somewhere along the line, she developed a taste for craft beer and even started brewing it. Long story short…her family also owns maple trees in upstate NY. This beer is brewed using the syrup from the trees on Mary’s family farm, and is available Feb-April on draft only! This sample was poured by Todd from Six Pack House of Beers (West) in Erie, Pa.
APPEARANCE: Poured black in color with dark brown hues around the edges when held up to the light. The head stood about one finger tall and was light brown in color. It settled rather quickly, and left decent lacing on the glass as I drank it.
AROMA: Molasses, roasted barley, maple, dark fruits, and dark chocolate fill the nose.
TASTE: There’s a nice smooth and rounded roasted malt flavor up front. The maple syrup adds a kiss of sweetness and flavor. I’m also getting ripe plums and raisins towards the middle. The finish is pretty smooth with some lingering roasted flavor and a hint of smokiness.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with light carbonation.
MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: A pretty nice Porter overall with just enough maple sweetness to let you know that it’s there. This would make for a good early Spring seasonal. I’d probably reach for this over their Pilsner.
Score: 3.75 out of 5