Grade A dark amber maple syrup has a slightly more pronounced maple flavor than grade A medium amber. It is usually made later in the season as the days get longer and warmer. It makes a great table grade syrup for pancakes, waffles, and toast but also makes for an excellent flavoring for drinks, glazes, or even as a marinade. Grade B syrup gets a lot of attention these days but grade A dark amber is a good compromise. The syrups below are all of very good quality.
Try these highly rated syrups from Highland Sugarworks to remind yourself of warm, mellow taste of the northwoods. Both are 100% pure organic grade A dark amber syrup, choose between regular or an organic jug. This is what you'll find at roadside stands in much of Vermont. It is hard to imagine maple syrup getting any better than this!
Two more wonderful syrups from ancient maple trees in New England. You really can't go wrong with either of these. The first is a pack of two juts and the second single 32oz jug is certified USDA organic.
A versatile organic grade A dark amber syrup from Butternut Mountain Farms in Vermont. For the last 35 years they've grown into a Vermont company known for producing really good maple products. The heart of the operation is a 600 acre farm on a hillside 1000 feet above the village of Johnson, VT. They've built many relationships with neighboring producers with a shared vision of forest stewardship to ensure an ongoing supply.