Blairgus (2310) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
30 nov 3012, bottle. Dark amber and faintly cloudy. Nose is really sweet maple, faint bacon (?), faintest of tartness. Thin body but syrupy at the end, faintly fizzy. Sugary cereal malt, maple syrup, raisins, sugary alcohol. Wow.
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Damico (2287) - 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.
dcschiller (2195) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle). Pours a cloudy dark brown-orange color with a nice than head. Aroma has sweet yams, vanilla, light bourbon,and pumpkin pie spices. Taste is sweet with vanilla, bourbon and spices. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Almost a sour touch going on here too. Quite nice.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
sample from the bottle at Dr. Bill’s Tasting at Falling Rock during GABF on 9/26/09... pours a deep red with an off white head... bourbon nose with some spice... very smooth body throughout... extremely well balanced... the barrel aging really shines through from front to back.
tmoreau (2049) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small sample pour to a shaker at the Windy City Distributing annual expo. The color was a hazed, brown/amber, with modest, off white head foam that reduced quickly to a ring and film, and left light spots of lacing at best. The aroma was maple sweetness, spices, and bourbony alcohol. The flavor was a little sherry-like, bourbony alcohol warmth, full bodied, syrupy texture, with modest carbonation. A very enjoyable sipper!
Reynolds314 (2007) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad I suppose. Not much of the spices or yams or whatever was supposed to be used. A lightly tart, brown ale with some barrel characteristics. meh.
AdamJackson (1987) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Dark burnt brown / amber. looks just like regular autumn maple and brett version
S - Nose is cherry pie and lactobacillus
T - Dang. infected. I get a big fruity burst, cherries, bananas and raspberries. the finish is that awesome autumn maple with yam, coconut and vanilla.
M - Thin, flat, prettybad
O - I heard this one was infected. Really a bummer.
johnnnniee (1937) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark tawny brown color with a decent sized tightly bubbled off white head with moderate retention and minimal lace. I can smell the barrel treatment as soon as I pop the cap off. Spicy, herbal, and peppery aromas are mixed with sweet dark sugars, vanilla, bourbon and oak. The flavor is definitely different. Sweet sugary malts up front are attacked by peppery herbal earthy flavors and just before it gets too weird the bourbon sweeps in with a bit of woodiness to cleanse things a bit. Long lingering sweet herbal bourbon flavor in the finish. Medium to thick body with a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. Well this one certainly is different, but it really did grow on me after a pint. I don’t think I’ve ever had the non barrel version, but it seems like without the barrel this would be a sweet and herbal mess. As is I kind of liked it, but not sure I would seek it out again.
DalzAle (1897) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown pour, smal ring of carbonation and a sweet vegetal bourbon nose. Flavor is candied yams, bourbon, wood and a little pumpkin pie spice. Much better than the regular version.
jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to drowland’s going away tasting (previously thought it was the normal, informed it was barrel aged). Pours a murky honey amber color with thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of maple syrup, roasted malt, and spices. Taste is like breakfast oatmeal with maple syrup on top. Nice beer overall with good balance.