Autumn Maple Barrel Aged - The Bruery
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3.13/5 rDev -22.3%
Dark maroon body with a small off white head.
Nose hits with bourbon first and then a good amount of sweetness. Sweet potato, brown sugar, cranberry and seasonal spices.
Even more sweetness than I expected in the flavor. Lots of brown sugar mixed with a sweet potato flavor. Sweet bourbon. Sweet everywhere, in fact cloying. Vanilla, caramel and light cinnamon on the finish with a lingering essence of toasted oak.
10-13-2011 14:38:39 | More by BearsOnAcid
3.2/5 rDev -20.6%
Bottle opened last night with Amyliz4. 2011 vintage. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours a very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Decent retention and a bit of spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose is really bourbon heavy, especially before it starts to warm up. At that point, the bourbon is still 85+% of the aroma, though there's a bit of the Autumn Maple spice in there as well. The flavor, on the other hand, is almost entirely bourbon along with some alcohol heat. Feel is better with some of the spices making an appearance again, plus the bourbon adds a nice -- but not overpowering -- boozy kick. Decent, but way too barrel heavy.
10-01-2011 22:22:00 | More by Thorpe429
3.23/5 rDev -19.9%
Bourbon is huge in this and it is heavy, heavy HEAVY. Very sweet, very syrupy, very boozey. Hard for me to work through even a small pour. Tons of flavor and a rich smell full of dark fruit, bourbon, maple, malt, vanilla and brown sugar. Just too sweet and syrupy for me.
11-15-2013 05:43:47 | More by Samuel906
3.43/5 rDev -14.9%
Look: Dark brown with a 1/4 inch head and ok retention
Smell: Nice brown sugar notes upfront that is backed up nicely by some bourbon and maple syrup
Taste: Maple syrup upfront with hints of oak and vanilla. Bourbon follows that and is faint but nice and on the back end you get quite a bit of alcohol which ruins the flavor.
Overall: Medium body with low carbonation and a bit of alcohol sting
Overall: I think the barrel aging actually made this beer less drinkable than the regular. The alcohol is overly present and very off putting. Glad I got to try this beer but I won't be doing that again unless it has some serious bottle age on it
11-26-2011 20:34:07 | More by DarthKostrizer
Autumn Maple Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.