The Bruery Barrel Aged Autumn Maple
From TFP: One of my first experiences with The Bruery’s beer is Autumn Maple. My feelings were very indiferent, as the first bottle I had was like a pumpkin pie mixing with a barleywine. The second one had considerably less carbonation, and wasn’t very drinkable. Still, I liked the fact this beer was made with a metric ton of yams instead of the played out Pumpkin. This Beer, Barrel Aged Autumn Maple, was a gift given to me for my baby Kayla being born. This beer not only was bottled better, thus giving it more bubbles, it became way more complex after sitting in a barrel.
The Bruery – Barrel Aged Autumn Maple – 750 ml bottle poured into a goblet. 10% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a soapy gathering of suds at the top. Leaves tons of lacing on my goblet.
Aroma: Maple syrup, baked yams, caramel,molasses,bourbon. All throughout, lies a sturdy wood and herbal hop note with every sip.
Taste: Vanilla, wood, funky twang, maple syrup, candied yams, cinnamon spice and hop spice.
Mouthfeel: Very warm going from my mouth to my stomach. Low but perfect complimentary carbonation. Very thick.
Overall: I liked this better than the original 2008 batch. Very complex, enjoyable and inviting. The wood and bourbon notes play well with the aggressively sweet Autumn Maple.