jkwood04 (2291) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a sampler glass. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and light chocolate malts, a little pumpkin and spice, and some floral hops. Flavor a nice blend of everything without too much pumpkin. Average texture. A pretty good pumpkin beer.
b3shine (2245) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at AtG. Looks good; a fairly opaque brown with sticky off-white lacing. Smells and tastes like pumpkin and hops with some coffee in there (which throws off the balance a bit). Average on the palate. Okay.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub
Finishing up with a bonus pint I had to try this based on the name alone. The result was not disappointing at all. It might be one of the better regional pumpkin beers I have tried. A good balance between sweetness and earthiness makes it hard to put down.
Aroma / Appearance - Long spindly legs sweep downwards after an aggressive swirl. The yellowed head floats like flecks of newspaper. Underneath a chocolate brown base sits idly. Nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, and other fall spices sweeten the air. The base that holds it all together is charred pie crust.
Flavor / Palate - Pumpkin, coffee, nutmeg, and allspice rolls across the tongue. The dry roasted finish hangs like seeds on the back of the throat. This was my favorite and a beer worth returning to if it ever is brewed again.
queenholly (1853) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewery. Strong ginger, smoky roasted pumpkin malt, light coffee aroma. Deep brown with a small off-white head. Ginger, smoky roasted pumpkin, ash, nutmeg, light coffee, and subtle bitter flavor. Medium body. One of the more unique and exceptional pumpkin beers I’ve tried. I liked the coffee touch, and the fact the brewer didn’t try to go all pumpkin pie with it.
ContemplateBeer (1142) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of fresh pumpkin, light nutmeg and other spices. Appearance is caramel/amber with bone head. Flavor matched the nose; the finish came off as a bitter/spiced combo. Palate was bubbly and soft. Solid.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin malt aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Mildly sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin malt flavor. Mildly bitter grass finish. Very nicely blended. Tasty.