After our success with yummy Phillips Longboat Chocolate Porter, there followed a couple of duds of flavoured beer. But we thought it important to try another flavoured seasonal beer (we’re always ready to give beer a chance). And what better beer to try than the 2011 Gold Medal Canadian Brewing Award Winner – Sapsucker Maple Porter from the Fernie Brewing Company. Of course, winning a prestigious award raises our expectations… mmmmm can’t wait to taste!
This rich, reddish brown porter is chocolaty, sweet, and mild with a hint of maltiness. The taste sits forward in the mouth and does not linger in the throat. Darwin said that ‘the aftertaste lies in the roof of the mouth’ — I’m not sure what that means but it sounds interesting! Darwin was also reminded of the smell of old railway ties (he likes railways so that is a good thing). Overall, I thought a hint of maple could be found in the sweetness but it had less of a maple flavour than I expected. Wayne Simpson bought us this beer. Thanks Wayne! Next time a six pack is on order 😉