paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. Bomber from Michael’s, thanks Andy! Pours dark brown with a smallish tan head that settles to a very thin tan layer and a smallish tan ring around the top of the beer leaving some very nice lace around the glass. Aroma is smoked pumpkin and spice. Medium body, medium carbonation makes for a very easy drinking beer. Flavor is smoked pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice. This one finishes an incredible smokey, pumpkiny, spicy flavor bomb with a very nice lingering Smokey goodness. I really enjoy smoked beers and I love Pumpkin beers as well so this one for me at least is a wonderful Pumpkin Rauch beer not to be missed.
baraciisch (1899) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown in color... Aroma of pumpkin spices, nutty malts... Flavor is nutty, caramel malts, spices, light sweetness on the palate... Decent
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marcus (6537) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a short tan head and a smoky aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with a hint of pumpkin.
dhunter151 (550) - 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 (11120) - 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 (366) - 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 (5538) - 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 (3262) - 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 (1555) - 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 (6551) - 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.