dogfish120love (1325) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Pours a dark rusty mixture of orange, red and brown.. The head is rocky with a beige tinge. The aroma is pumpkin spices, "candied yam" i guess, and booze. Slight metallic aroma, but some really nice spicy notes help to cover it up. This beer encompasses all that is autumn in its aroma. Mollasses are undoubtedly present in the flavor...in fact it engulfs the rest of the flavors. Slight metallic taste(probably from the maple syrup) arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Pours clear orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of clove, cinnamon, caramel, and a touch of yam. Taste is the spices, some sweet cream, yams, sweet caramel and a sweet yam finish. Nice brew. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting.
The beer pours a hazy brown color with a white head. The aroma is very nice, but it is very strong. I get a ton of sweet potatoes as well as some assorted spices which include nutmeg and brown sugar. The flavor is more yams, brown sugar, alcohol, nutmeg and cinnamon. The yams come off very similar to pumpkins, making this beer taste like a top-notch pumpkin ale. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I love the use of yams in the beer. Very creative and very well done. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Orange amber with decent, creamy, tan head / Nose of sweet potato, maple syrup and spice. / Medium body, moderately sweet and syrupy, with low hopping and decent, somewhat hot, finish / Flavors of cooked yams, banana, maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg / Sort of a sweet potato weiss. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
brown and hazy with large tan head. estery nose. mild bitterness before a lot of yeast esters with a touch of spice, but no obvious brown sugar, yam or such-like character, all of which were likely completely fermented by a high attenuating yeast. a somewhat full mouth feel tha twould likely dissipate with time. enjoyable brew, no means remarkable
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle from 2009:   Deep red, dark caramel hues, dish-soap like head, sparce lacing.   This one pours nearly still.   Lacks carbonation, very minor PPPSSTTT when opening this one.   I hope its not flat, or worse... busted.   Surprisingly spicy on the nose.   Candied yams, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little bit of licorice.   Wow, certainly flat on the tongue but still quite flavorful.   Strong spices of yams, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and
anise.   This is a great brew!   I just wished it had some carbonation as it doesn’t tingle the tongue at all.   Yeah, this one is quite the spiced yam.   Moderate body, mouthfeel is flat.   Surprised to see this one perhaps dying this early considering it was released in September.   Good beer, just lacks carbonation and depth.   I know what it would have been fresh tho.   One of the better Fall offerings. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2010
750 ml – Tasting at The Wine Source. Dark rust, light tan creamy head. Fruity maple coated sweet potato nose with splashes of nutmeg and molasses throughout. Sweet earthed yam and spice flavors warm to further notes of brown sugar and cinnamon pixy sticks. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, sweet finish. The Bruery rocks, but this one does not… brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a mild off-white/khaki colored head.
S: The nose is sweet and spiced, a nice combination actually. I pick up the array of spices used along with a really pleasant sweetness, but not so much the yams. Lots of nutmeg, brown sugar, and maybe a touch of maple.
T: Though I did not notice them on the nose, I get quite a bit of yam flavor (which is nice because I often don’t get pumpkin in pumpkin beers). Again, the nutmeg and brown sugar are strong and provide a really nice flavor. A nice bready flavor, almost of rye bread, actually.
M: The body is medium with a low to moderate carbonation, even on tap.
D: This is a really nice beer to enjoy a glass of when it starts getting a little cooler out (though that won’t happen for some time here in Southern California). I always look forward to this beer. anders37 (26155) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy aroma. Sweetish malty spicy fruity flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy finish. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
aroma is hints of booze and big yeast, malty sweetness is merely deep caramel and well developed toffee at this point. fresh, clean foliage that seems to be accompanied by a cool breeze swings through late. appearance is nearly opaque from a distance but wonderful deep auburn/bronze with ruby red edges. lively carb, patchy head and minimal lacing. flavor is gigantic brown sugar and calls to mind thanksgiving baked sweet potatoes doused in traditional caramelized dressing. molasses is overwhelmed by brown sugar and maple syrup comes through only as a nuance. this is a palate breaker: a few swigs coat and nearly numb the tounge with booze and leave skidmarks of sugary delight as they race away. this is a great brew besides any stereotypical custom that says it can or should only be released for a certain season.