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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
A barrel aged version of our Fall seasonal, this is the Autumn Maple that has been aged in bourbon and rye casks.

Note: The 2011 version went from 10% to 13%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (5095) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6614) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky opaque brown with a small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves some lacing. Aroma is bourbon and very malty - toffee, molasses, dried fruits. Flavor is much the same, really seems like a different beer than the original with the tannic yamminess fading into the background to be replaced with a bourbon maltiness. A bit of spices still show through to provide some complexity. Medium sweet, some woodiness but no real astringence. Full body, creamy. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ The Bruery, Placentia, CA
Pours clear dark brown with a few off-white bubbles. Aroma has notes of malt, toffee, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, oak, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, oak, vanilla and toffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at the taproom. Slightly hazy, amber in color, more or less headless. Woody, light vanilla aroma with maple syrup and caramel. Not as much alcohol as in the other Autumn Maples. Sweet, warming and full bodied, with maple syrup, caramel, some woody hints and a spiced touch. Really wonderful this one. Would certainly like more of it. 130811

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at The Bruery. Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma is spicy with some malt, caramel, biscuits and caramelized apple. Flavor is sweet and malty with some spices, grains, printed and dried fruits. Full body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1284) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2011 version bottle. Pours a thick, viscous black. Had to check if this was really Autumn Maple. Aroma is barrel vanilla, slight spice and some clove. Taste is barrel and yam all the way. The spices are muted and make the barrel play a key role. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
This is really nice. Bourbon-Thanksgiving aroma. Yeah. Works well. Yams and squash out in force.

Booze massages the back of my throat as Fall spices and bourbon do the heavy lifting. Nice balance of flavors here. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUN 23, 2013
Very very different beer, Sweet and sour flavours mixed very differently. Head is small, flawing pieces inside of amber colour liqiud. Nice sweet and malty flav... Very nice beer. Tasted at Belgium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4577) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is maple, leaves, cinnamon and wood. Taste is maple, malt, wood.

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