Autumn Maple Barrel Aged - The Bruery
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4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
Thanks to mymrnngjckt for sharing this one. A 750ml bottle. Uncapped and poured into my snifter. Appears a clear deep chestnut color with about a finger of off white foam. Nose and flavors consist of subtle bourbon notes, caramelized yams, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses, spicy yeast, light brown sugar, some alcohol, maple in the nose, especially as it warms. Nearly full bodied and smooth with adequate carbonation. The bourbon never gets in the way of the drinkability here. Tasty stuff overall. Thanks again Kevin!
01-25-2010 05:45:18 | More by ClockworkOrange
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
A: A murky brown with one thin ring of foam sitting on the edges.
S: burnt caramel and vanilla, followed by sweet autumn spices(all spice, cloves...). There is some dry figs and raisins
T: Much like the regular autumn maple, it is heavily spiced with pumpkin/autumn spices, but it is rounded out by the maple and then the vanilla and caramel from the barrel. A slight bit of woodiness is present as well.
M: There is lots of flavor and it is a bit syrupy. Slight booziness. I would have liked a bit more carbonation.
D: It's easy to drink, but with all of the spices it can get a bit overwhelming.
09-27-2009 21:42:06 | More by mikey711
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
Trying a 2011 and 2009 vintage side-by-side.
2011--pours a surprisingly dark brown with two fingers khaki head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.
2009--pours a dark mahogany with less than a finger of beige head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.
2011--lots of sweet potatoes, maple, and vanilla on the nose at first with notes of caramel and pumpkin spice. Oak and bourbon bring up the finish.
2009--loads of yams, vanilla, and caramel with pumpkin spices playing a minor role. There are some faint oak and bourbon notes.
2011--lots of sweet yam, vanilla, and pumpkin spice notes at first with caramel and toffee also there. Oak flavors and bourbon bring up the finish with a light alcohol burn.
2009--vanilla, caramel, and yams dominate with light spice notes. Bourbon and toffee with some oak notes bring up the finish with a slight alcohol presence.
2011--medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is surprisingly light for such a high abv beer. It's almost watery.
2009--medium body with low carbonation, this beer is sticky thick, though is also slightly watery.
2011-- a very good beer overall. Very complex and tasty without being overly sweet and boozy.
2009--this one is also good, though the bourbon presence is subdued and it's slightly sweeter. It's still tasty, though.
Ultimately, I think the 2011 is a bit better. They're both good, but the fresher bottle is a bit more complex. I think one year might be the sweet spot for this beer.
04-01-2012 01:40:03 | More by n2185
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
Beer pours a murky brown with a very small off white lacing head, appears to be on the lower end of the carbonation spectrum, not much going on bubble wise but very appealing. The smell is very bold with bourbon, vanilla, oak, yams, brown sugar and raisin. The taste pretty much matches the nose, can't believe how much of a different beer this is compared to regular Autumn Maple. The mouthfeel is fairly creamy in body, more carbonation then I expected for the appearance. A great beer that really highlights the good from barrel aging.
01-18-2012 18:52:44 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
This beer is a sweet score. Thanks to whichever Eric cracked this beauty!
Drank it side-by-side with its brother, and everything was better with the barrel aged. Better head retention (this was like meringue), and a more complex flavour profile. Great bourbon notes brought wood and vanilla to both the flavour and the nose. Sweet spiciness, caramel, sweet bread. Everything is meatier than the non-barrel aged, inclding the body, which was pretty chewy.
Seriously good stuff.
04-11-2010 12:34:31 | More by bobsy
4.26/5 rDev +5.7%
Served from bottle into a Bruery tulip. Poured brown with a half finger off-white head. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, yams, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, wood, and subtle sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, yams, sweet alcohol, vanilla, maple syrup, oak, and subtle spices. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. After seeing some reviews on this one, I had a pretty good idea on what I was getting into. However, what I found was quite a bit more than I would have anticipated. The aroma was extremely nice on this one. Almost too awesome as it took me quite awhile to get to the first sip. On the first sip I am slammed in the face with yams. On the followthrough I have the nice lingering vanilla that refreshes the palate and invites you back for a night cap. A really well done brew that I'm definitely glad I had a full 750 mL for myself to enjoy, even though the volume along with ABV might make me regret that decision.
03-25-2013 21:25:13 | More by thagr81us
Autumn Maple Barrel Aged from The Bruery
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