50belair (2188) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This was a huge disappointment from a typically good brewery. Brown pour with an off white head. Terribly sweet and boozy with all kinds of maple.
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared out by my friend Brian in nyc
Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Great Taste. Very smooth. Yummy beer. Great
madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared by Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours brown with a reddish tint and a thin ring of white head. Aroma is pretty sharp--alcohol is pretty hot and sweet, with--well--not much else. Taste is sweet bourbon, rich malt with a spicy pumpkiny twinge. But damn...it’s sweet and big and hot. Not my thing. Syrupy with little carbonation.
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle split at Madison tasting. Unfiltered burgundy-red. Sweet fuesal pumpkin pie aroma. Quite a beast, this is approaching liqueur. Way different than a typical pumpkin beer or Strong Ale, but perhaps somewhere in between. Not exactly an easy drinker, this is overly sweet and displays little classical beer flavor. OK, but not one Id seek out again.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy orangish brown brew with a slight off-white head. Aroma is great - baked yams, vanilla, bourbon, and spice. The 13% abv is very much there as this is somewhat of a booze bomb but still has a lot of great flavor. Nutmeg, sweet potatoe, brown sugar, and wood. Really wish I had put this back for a bit but still incredibly tasty.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange, mahagony, brownish red color with a slIght wispy tan head. Cinnamon apple, barrel, some booze, and spice. Medium mouthfeel. Cinnamon, fruit, caramel, spice, and some woody barrel. Slightly boozy. Sweet. Smooth.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, at 10%Vol, as Autumn Maple (with sticker ’100% Barrel Aged’), new exclusive American brew Anno 2009, with Maple syrup, thx to Jeppe!, complex brew, spicy/alcoholic and slightly woody/vinous, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good brew, yet very expensive!
thirdeye11 (5505) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle thanks to Dixonian) hazy deep brown, nearly milkshake opaque like, ring of creamy tan bubbles. Nose is extremely rich and decadent, bourbon, sweet potato/marshmallow pie, straight alcohol, and vanilla. Taste of wood, alcohol, yams, brown sugar, whiskey, and vanilla. If it wasn’t so ridiculously bourbon/alcohol laden, this would be fantastic. As it is, it needs some serious aging. The beer itself is pretty awesome though.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of thome50, thank you for this long sought after whale! Good stuff, the barrel and the base beer play well together. i felt like it was a little more balanced than most of the ba offerings from the bruery, which was nice. still a big bourbon profile upfront, but the base beer smoothly comes through in the middle and back, nice transition.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours deep dark red with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has mild smoke, sweetness, oak, vanilla, plums, rye bread and strawberries. Light vinious. Lowish carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Kinda light mouthfeel still. Flavour is pleasantly soft, light smoke, some spicy rye, vinious, raisins, dry, grainy, light liqourice. Soft and delicious. Certainly an example of how a barrel-aging can improve a beer.