dhunter151 (214) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The roasted pumpkin flavor comes through with the taste of nutmeg. The alcohol is noticeable on the finish.
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bhensonb (9007) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the Folsom Whole Foods. Pours brown with a slight beige head. Moderate smoke aroma over some nutty chocolate malt. Med body or better. It does taste smokey. Far from Brew Dog, but very firmly smoky. There’s some chocolate underpinnings, but a smoky malty beer is this. Finishes smoky and not quite dry - but dry enough.
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Aroma is smoky with pumpkin and spice. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. The taste has an initial sweetness with smoky pumpkin and a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg as well as some caramel. The finish has more smokiness and some pumpkin with a lingering smokiness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. A tad sweeter than I would like, but still one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had.
badlizard (5162) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark brown with a creamy white head. Big roasted grain, pumpkin, smoke, and spice aroma. Medium bodied palate. Tastes of bacon, smoke, pumpkin, roasted grain, clove, and light chocolate. Well done.
joeneugs (2149) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Livermore Saloon. It pours brown with a khaki head. The aroma is nicely smoky with some roasted malt, carmel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Good combo. The flavor is very smoky with some pumpkin flavor coming through with noticeable, but subdued cinnamon and nutmeg. The smoked malt works really well with the spices. A testament to the skill of the brewer. Medium bodied. A really good pumpkin beer. The guys at Ale Industries have been KILLING it lately!
ngeunit1 (1551) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown with a thin layer of bubbly off white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a bit of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, smoke, pumpkin, some pumpkin pie spices, and a bit of vanilla.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, and some pumpkin. Through the middle, the smoke comes through with some mild pumpkin pie spices, vanilla, and a touch of molasses. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts, smoked woods, brown sugar, vanilla, molasses, and a touch of pumpkin pie spices.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-mild carbonation. Feels smooth with a smoky and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced. Good amount of smoke and pumpkin with the right amount of spices.
phaleslu (4459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Toronado, served in a pint glass. Pours a deep, mostly opaque brown with a negligible tan head. Rich aroma of roasted malts, mellow smoke, chocolate, brown sugar, peat, and faint autumn spices. I didn’t realize it was smoked pumpkin in there but that makes sense. Flavor hits the same notes but not as powerfully. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a rich, mildly smoky mouthfeel. Really unique beer. Surprised by this one.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown beerw ith a light tan head. Smokey bacon aroma. Smoke and light vegetal flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Smoke and light vegetal notes linger.