Sap Sucker Maple Porter – Fernie Brewing (Canada)

Sap Sucker Maple Porter – Fernie Brewing, 5.5% ABV, (Fernie, BC)

On the side label:

“You love it with pancakes or porridge, so why not porter? Our unique and flavourful maple porter uses maple syrup, brewed to create a darkly delicious and truly Canadian taste, perfect for any occasion.”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: C+
  • Why I kinda like it: fruity coffee and mildly roasted malts
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $5 for a 650ml, Summer 2010
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: No

Tasting Notes: pours onyx black, decent thick 1cm head with sticky lacing all around, almost invisible CO2 streams. Minor malted coffee on the nose. Huge torrent of fruity coffee up front, followed by mellowed nutty roasted malts with only a very minor hint of maple syrup. The maple is kind of in the background during the whole experience, but not prominent enough to discern. Finishes mildly sour 6/10 coffee bitter, but overall crisp and clean. Coffee on the exhale. Medium complexity, medium depth, low-medium length, low-medium carry. Overall a good session beer but no WOW factor to keep me coming back for a 2nd.