Maple Syrup : Dark
Dark, available only until it is all gone! the most robust, mapely with a hint of dark brown sugar.
For that short span of time, between the end of winter and the beginning of spring. When the nights are still freezing hard, but the day temperatures are rising above zero,the sap begins to rise. The Maple trees are beginning to wake up and are preparing to bud. As the sap begins to flow the maple syrup season starts, some years as brief as 10 days and others as long as 3 weeks.
The taste of the syrup also changes from delicate and creamy to tastes of toffee and caramel, and to a richer maple taste.