golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexanderj, thanks for sharing this rarity. Darker brown pour. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt, pit fruit, light vanilla. Flavor is the same, with the interesting yeast component of many Bruery beers, athough I am not sure that the yeast compliments a beer this sweet and rich.
Haslinger (848) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to kegbear. Very nice smell of syrup with some nice bourbon. The taste is sweet but not overpoweringly so with some nice yam and maple taste while the finish is slightly bourbon with a hint of alcohol. Very good
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s Thanks jdubFL -750ml bottle-pours no head and brown color. Aroma is bourbon, medium malt-maple syrup. Taste is smooth, medium malt-maple syrup, bourbon.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured deep amber with a white head. aroma was ginger, pumpkin, and nutmeg with the flavor being much the same. not sure if i got my notes mixed up on this one or not, but its what i have. low carboantion with a good slick feeling.
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. deep amber color with a cream head. yams, light syrup and some wood on the nose. nice thickness and a great flavor of wood and malts with a slightly tart finish.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to STLWill for sharing this interesting beer. Pours murky brown with a beige head. The aroma has maple, bourbon, brown sugar, candied yams, toasty malt and some abv heat that works for it. Fairly heavy body with a nice amount of soft carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of toasty malt, maple, soft heat, apples and a bit of wateriness. The finish has some apples and heat. Nice interesting beer.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a soapy gathering of suds at the top. Leaves tons of lacing on my goblet.
Aroma: Maple syrup, baked yams, caramel,molasses,bourbon. All throughout, lies a sturdy wood and herbal hop note with every sip.
Taste: Vanilla, wood, funky twang, maple syrup, candied yams, cinnamon spice and hop spice.
Mouthfeel: Very warm going from my mouth to my stomach. Low but perfect complimentary carbonation. Very thick.
Overall: I liked this better than the original 2008 batch. Very complex, enjoyable and inviting. The wood and bourbon notes play well with the aggressively sweet Autumn Maple.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Andrew at his tasting. Pours brown with a bright white ring. Nose is squashy and pretty amazing. Taste is very sweet, quite nice, Tastes like it should taste.
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Dark reddish maroon pour. Tart fruit smell. Has some sour elements. Taste is tart and bitter. Malty finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with an off white head. Plums, bourbon, rye , light lush tannis, woody and spicy. Dusty wooden plums and lots of spices’ rye, cinnamon, ginger, and calamine. Spicy with a medium warming. Nice.