arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Big thanks to BenC for this bottle. Pour is murky reddish brown with thin tan head, aroma has notes of vanilla, yam, caramel, toffee, some slight spice, some molasses as well. Taste is nice mix of vanilla, slight wood, bourbon, caramel and toffee, some slight yams and spice notes, finishing slightly sweet and dry. Much much better than the regular, the bourbon compliments the yams well. Doodler (473) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Next mini-whale bottle at Chris’ Xmas gathering. Poured into a tulip. Nice reddish brown with light tan head and decent carbonation. Maple syrup aroma and plenty of Christmas spices floating throughout. Up front, some wood and bourbon, caramel and dark fruits. Still a bit hot. Back end, has a sticky-sweet and malty finish. Still, glad I got to try. A nice winter warmer. anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy oak aroma. Sweetish malty spicy maple flavor with hints of bourbon and oak. Has a sweetish malty spicy bourbon finish. fear025 (214) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Aroma:Boozy with dark fruit and molasses.
Appearance:Light brown with amber highlights. It’s got a nice amount of head with good retention.
Taste:This beer has a deep rich sweet flavor. There’s a little cider, molasses, also some spices (coriander and cinnamon).
Palate:Medium to thick body with good carbonation.
Overall:This makes a great dessert beer with very complex flavors.
tmoreau (4739) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2010
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!
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Poured from a bottle and thanks to Greg for this one. Murky brown with minor carbonation and a very thin white head which quickly dissipated. Sweet aromas and spice on the nose. Prominent flavors of yams, maple, and bourbon. Alcohol heat pretty apparent and feels higher than 10 %. Full syrupy mouthfeel. Intersting beer but not psyched on drinking too much of this one. GodOfThunder (1271) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Thanks to Hopscotch. Pours a dark brown with boozy oak and vanilla aroma. Flavor is sweet with a kick from the bourbon. Great stuff. ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2010
Deep reddish brown with a nice lacing head.
The aroma is spicy with lots of poorly integrated bourbon notes and prominent bready malts.
The flavor is just more of the same. Big malty sweetness, a range of spices, not always in harmony, and quite quirky bourbon notes. The finish is mildly bitter and sweet with notes of spices, bourbon and alcohol.
Full-bodied and sticky.
I can’t really get a grip on this beer. Not overly impressed, but it’s certainly better than the regular Autumn Maple. ocdrinker909 (33) - USA - APR 6, 2010
From 750ml,Maple syrup,brown sugar , just one of the best of the best for a fall seasonal beer.Great beer buy all you can, lots and lots of yams mmmMMM thanksgiving in a bottle staight up! Em (102) - USA - APR 4, 2010
Strong maple aroma with cinnamon flavors. Lots of maple tasting on the tongue. Very toasty tasting with some cappuccino flavor. A definite favorite!!!