BuckeyeBoy (2896) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours out a brownish orange topped with a small head. Aroma was of spice, nutmeg, and week old pumpkin pie. Taste was nice lots of sweetness, candy, pumpkin pie, and more spice.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Jeff for sharing. Brown pour with some white head. Definitely different, flavors of maple, sugar, spices,and yams, sweet but not too sweet no notice of alcohol here.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange-brown with thin head.
Nose is maple syrup, cinnamon, graham cracker, biscuit, caramel, candi sugar.
Taste is fairly sweet without being cloying, lots of earthy maple syrup, mild spices, cinnamon, star anis, the yeast is quite faint, flavors all play very well together and does not come off fake like many of its compadres in style.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with a small head. Aroma is very complex initially. A bit of cooked potatoes, sweetness, spice, honey and grass. Flavor has that sweet potato pie essence,some nutmeg and earthy spice and caramel malts.A bit strange but very original, well done.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 Light brown body with thin frothy head. Sweet candy aroma, red fruit, and lots of spices, nutmeg, and allspice. Flavor is very sweet but light bodied. Maple is unnoticeable until it warms and then only slightly toward the finish. The yams come through a lot like pumpkin giving some fullness to an otherwise thin body. Slightly sticky finish. It’s kind of a mess with lots of sweetness but no real focus.
3fourths (8293) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
year old bottle, no date. very low carbonation, pours nearly flat but produces a thin tan head with a short layer of slow-rising bubbles underneath. heavenly nose hits everything you want in a beer this time of the year, when the snow changes to rain and back to snow again, when pumpkin cookies and squash are in the oven. molasses, check. maple syrup, check. pumpkin pie spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger), check. yams? yes but no but yes. 10% alcohol is surprisingly welcome in a beer like this. overall the sweetness (maple syrup) is overdone, so it doesn’t taste as heavenly as it smells, but that’s the only real complaint. the lack of carbonation made me wait until this was at room temperature (65-70 F) to really start enjoying it, and i think it would work even better if it were mulled.
skortila (4648) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@UDRM. Tnx JBrus! Aroma is spicy, bit ginger alike. It has caramel malts as well. Hazy, red-brown coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is sweet, caramel malty and very spicy. i would say some mixture of spices like ginger/nutmeg/cinnamon/clove. Bit alcoholic mouthfeel. Not my thing.
blipp (6429) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours deep amber orange with a thin head. Malty aroma with pumpkin pie spices and the like. The flavor is malty, with a light sweetness, ginger, and other spices. Is there supposed to be maple in here? I didn’t taste any. Not bad.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy brown-orange with amber and gold highlights. The head pours very thick, smooth, and finely-bubbled. The foam is light tan in color, and it neither leaves much lace on the glass nor lasts for very long. The aroma is thick and rich: sweet, malty, slightly acidic, spicy, and very thick with yams (and what smells to me like candied carrots). There are some interesting Belgian-like ester notes in the nose, too, along with a soft note of alcohol. The flavor starts dry but also malty and rich - very much like a Belgian strong dark ale. As it nears mid-palate, maple and molasses tones become quite distinct - along with subtle pumpkin pie spice notes (like a little nutmeg and a whisper of clove). The yam/carrot notes and acidity from the aroma are pretty much absent. The finish has a soft, balancing bitterness - almost as much from bitter ethanol as from hops. But despite the ethanol taste in the back and warmth, it finishes smooth and the alcohol is overall kept in check quite well. It finishes quite dry with a long maple+molasses+malt finish. The mouthfeel is pleasant - lots of small, tingling bubbles with a fairly thick body and touches of alcohol all over the mouth. Overall, a great beer. I will definitely be keeping my eye on these guys. I hope they send more beer to GA.
MsLucky13 (2) - Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great body, color and flavor. Sweet with fizzy carbonation. Less thick than expected.