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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3561) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle from the Bruery, shared at a tasting. Wow, what great things -bal aging can do. This is much better than the standard yam juice-like Autumn Maple. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, yam, spice, wood, and caramel, a little sweet. Flavor is fairly sweet but not overwhelmingly so, with yams, brown sugar, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and spices. Really tasty. Palate is smooth and creamy with some spice and medium-full body. Not boozy at all. Great beer overall, definitely benefited from those -bals.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2010 750ml bottle from johnc. Thought I had recorded this one from Friday night but apparently never saved... Poured a medium cinnamon/amber brown without much of a head... Inviting maple aroma of sweet potato, nutmeg, spice, and bourbon... Flavors were much improved from the original batch of autumn maple and this time with some carbonation with obvious notes of yams, maple, light, spices, and bourbon barrel aged notes. Thin to medium bodied. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
750ml bottle, courtesy hopscotch. I went into this one with low expectations, as I wasnít a fan at all of the under carbonated first batch of the base beer. This one pours a hazy, dark, brownish amber hue. A small, smooth head of tan foam crowns the surface, leaving behind a dense, sudsy, leggy wash of lace that rejoins the body. The aroma just about knocked my socks off, showing beautiful notes of candied yams, brown sugar, hazelnuts, vanilla maple sugar, caramel, and oaky, sour mash bourbon. Though itís certainly sweet, thereís something about the spicy, oaky, slightly boozy nose that cuts through the sweetness and balances it out a bit. Flavors are also complex and decadent. The caramelized yams, vanilla, and maple are perfectly complimented by the earthy nuttiness, and the silky bourbon slides right in there, fitting the profile like a glove. On the palate, soft to moderate carbonation stands up to the medium-full, sweet, luxurious body. It finishes warm, but not at all hot. Excellent brew here. I canít recall a beer in which the barrel-aged version was this significantly better than the base beer. The bourbon and oak really sets this one off. Of course, the carbonation helps out alot too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Thanks for sharing this beer Ben. The aroma is vanilla, bourbon, and yams with a subtle marshmallow. The flavor is sweet yams and vanilla with some bourbon and maple syrup. Very unique and nice. The palate is super. Sweet but not sugary. Medium bodied and balanced. Poured to a murky dark mahogany reddish body with little to no head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3332) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at the Bruery. It pours an auburn copper color with an off white head. The aroma is strong vanilla, wood, alcohol and yams. The flavor is brown sugar, yams and vanilla. Ok, but predictable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3321) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
750mL bottle, courtesy of iowaherkeye. Thanks, Joey! Pours a slightly green, oily, yellowish-brown color; thin off-white head with minimal lacing. Gorgeous, gorgeous nose; very generous, sweet bourbon and lightly charred barrel character; touches of caramel apples, oily, no alcohol, honey; awesome. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: nicely warming bourbon and sweet vanilla notes; touches of sour mash; oozing honey and brown sugar; minimal alcohol; just a huge improvement to the standard version of this beer; great barrel notes. Gorgeous and well-presented. Lasting finish: brown sugar, sweet bourbon, vanilla, and viscous, oozing barrel notes; nicely toasty at the far end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3103) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 updated 07Sep2009 Iím having this from a bottle, so Iíll make some updates based on the different format. Lightly carbonated, the maple flavor really hits you and it still goes well w/ the bourbon aging. I like it. Itís on the sweet side, but that works for me. -------- cask at the Bruery. This is the 2008 Autumn Maple that was aged in bourbon and rye barrels. Itís a dark brown pour with red highlights and despite the warning that it was a still beer, it had a about a 1/2 inch white head. The aroma of vanilla, oak, bourbon, yams and nutmeg hits you. The flavors of the bourbon aging play very well against the maple and yams. Excellent on cask. I bet it will be great from the bottle.

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