djd07 (3334) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Will! Pours a cloudy orange red with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is maple, oak, and tart. Light booze and rye with tart finish. Somethings off with this one.
Peacehammer (616) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark reddish color. Bourbony oak, and spices on the nose almost competing with each other. The bourbon nicely compliments the beer and accentuates the spices of the beer nicely, and adds an awesome vanilla character.
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Bruery thanks to BMan1113VR! Pours clear deep ruby, nice lower foam. Nose is cherry candies, big twizzlers. Taste is bigger spiced yam, denser sweet potato comes through in a barleywine type of base beer. Heavy dessert beer density. Not cloying though with some good flavors detracting from all the sugar.
wchesser (1114) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from fullobs. ’11 bottle on Thanksgiving ’13. Cloudy toffee brown. Boozy bourbon dominated nose with some earthy gourd/sweet potatoes. Booze, earthy gourd, some rye spice and worthiness, and very light pumpkin spice, more booze. Worked good with a combo pumpkin/pecan pie but a little was enough. Just too boozy, unbalanced, and not as rich and full on palate as I expected. We didn’t come close to finishing the bottle between 4. Shame.
beerbastard (673) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on Thanksgiving. 750ml bottle from the Bruery. Pours reddish brown. Well balanced aromas of toasty malts, wood, Bourbons, and caramels. Slight wood sourness along with all the mild sweet malts, Bourbon, and toffee. Perfect balanced flavors. Finishes with a bite and is warming. Very good!
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! This beer knocked me on my ass! It wasn’t what I expected at all. Super sweet, with hints of raisins, resin, and syrup. Very complex and the alcohol content is hidden nicely. Highly recommend!
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle. Oddly sour nose of vinegar, sour mash, spiced yams, caramel, some burnt sugar, and light oak. Pours a slightly hazy dark ruby-brown with no head. Delicious taste of maple syrup, moderate bourbon that provides the right amount of booze, sweet brown sugar, toffee, and light caramel. Medium body that holds on well to the barrel-aging. A gorgeous beer all around.
Damico (2491) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark thick pumpkin amber with a smaller beige head. Aroma brings big earthy yams with a subtle spicy sweetness. Flavor brings the earthy yams with a unique off sweetness and some malty amber endings. There is spice from the rye casks as well, especially lingering on the palate.
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma is big bourbon and maple syrup. Taste is more of the same. Thick and boozy. Delicious.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My buddy Mike was so generous in sharing this with me. I love the yam/pumpkin thing. The yam isn’t so in your face. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Nose is bourbon, fresh wood, candied yams, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, booze and ripe fruits. Flavor is mild bourbon, earthy wood, sweet yams, slight musty oxidation, aromatic pumpkin pie spices, huge sweet malt backbone, rich chocolate covered cherries. One of the best barrel aged beers I have ever had.The barrel characteristics really dominate. Rich creamy caramel and wood. Medium body. Very good.