Winter is Coming wrote: I recently picked up one of their newly canned Maple Porters and something was definitely off. There was absolutely ZERO maple to this canned version, as well as a strong boozy/chemical undertone which I wouldn't expect off of a 6.0 % porter. It was almost a drain pour....almost.
The maple porter has never been one of their better beers. I didn't get much booze or any off-flavours from the can I had last night, but I would still agree that there seems to be a distinct lack of maple flavour in this season's batch. Perhaps the 300% drop in price isn't solely due to the format change - maybe they changed the recipe and put less maple syrup into it this time around.