dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours deep brown and stays that way with a small off white head. Nose is vanilla, pumpkin and yams, little soy sauce and wood. Taste is sweet, with very little bitter, the barrel took this beer in the wrong direction imo. I know ba beers should be sweet but this one is just to much so. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is heavy and the finish is long. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
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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This one poured a murly brown color with a beige head. Aroma was a good amount of bourbon, some brown sugar and yams, lots of caramel too. Flavor was pretty sweet, lots of bourbon taste, but not much in the way of burn, brown sugar and maple blend well with the bourbon and the yams make a slight appearance as well. Solid. jbruner (4742) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
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. McGrupp612 (144) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Murk brown pour. Small tan head that quickly recedes. Nice aroma of bourbon, oak, maple, holiday spices and molasses. Flavor is yam, bourbon, spices and a little bit of maple. The flavors are well integrated and sweet. Alcohol heat and big oak dry out the sweetness on the finish. Medium to full body with ample carbonation. A totally different beer than the regular autumn maple. Yum!
rgmundy (2) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012 does not count
Very good beer. This is a welcome addition to the beers made especially for the fall. Most are the Pumpkin beers, which I am getting tired of. This maple, yam, and spices are great. I will drink this all year if it is available.
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2011 bottle shared by Austin - thanks, I've been wanting to try this one. Poured into a tulip - brownish orange color with no head. Nose is bourbon, yams, spices; nose follows. Medium body. The barrel aging definitely makes Autumn Maple a better, somewhat mellower, and more complex beer.
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Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured reddish-brown with a thin, lacy head. Nice wood and bourbon notes meshed with earthy-ness of this beer. Wood mellowed it out, not as much yeast notes going on here. Some spices and malt sweetness and mild alcohol warmth too before a maple-like finish. RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2011 Bottle. Pours a murky, opaque brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is strong bourbon, leading into pumpkin and spice, maple, molasses, caramel, coconut, banana. Taste is very very sweet, almost no bitterness, bourbon being the primary flavor with a background of pumpkin and spice. Taste is a little weak overall, maybe because of the age of the bottle? Finish is sweet with spice, and just a little alcoholic. Medium bodied, light for the ABV, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. I’d love to try this fresh, and could see myself enjoying a bottle once a year. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 12, 2012
750ml via trade. Dark mahogany with a thick, beige head. Aroma of bourbon, yams, cinnamon and maple. Flavor is dark dried fruit, bourbon/alcohol, sweet maple and some light pie spice. Medium to full body with a long boozy finish. This one is really good, all the components are represented and come together really good.