davey101 (748) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled Autumn 2013. Pours a dark but clear burnt orange/red color. Frothy off white foam with clingy lacing. Aroma is roasted pumpkin flesh, pumpkin pie spices, chocolate, caramel, and brandy notes. Spicy and boozy. Taste is like a muted pumpkin spice ale with some oxidized brandy and caramel/brown sugar notes. Lingering chocolate and vanilla. Booze is present and warming but manageable. Mouth feel is medium bodied. One of the better pumpkin beers out there, but not as exciting as the deScription led me to believe. Very boozy.
smith4498 (3381) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Claudio. Pours hazy brown color with thin tan head. Aromas of pumpkin pie spices. Flavors of caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar. Medium body with average carbonation.
Bule (1523) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a hazy brown color without much head. Flavors of spiced pumpkin, hops and some sweetness. Great pumpkin beer.
UDBeernut (2379) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy orange amber with a thin cream colored head. nose of spice, pumpkin, light wood. taste has all elements plus light undulating sweetness. body is big, ever a sipper, it gets chewy as it warms.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a reddish brown with an off white head, pumpkin spice and slight oak taste
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle, thanks GT2. Small beige head with clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some vinous, light nutmeg. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some vinous, light nutmeg, alcohol, allspice. Medium-full body, stickiness.
nimbleprop (6652) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear orange with some creamy, white head. Nose of spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, burnt sugar, orange, root veg, parsnip. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, spice, caramel, booze, caramel. Boozy finish. Really neat.
Travlr (18623) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, white head. Aroma of candied and brandied caramel. Taste is very sweet and sticky spiced brown sugar and pumpkin pie.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, brown sugar, cookie and toast malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, pumpkin and spices with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
conway (2210) - - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper with some ruby at the edges. Fluffy off white head leaves a little lacing. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and brandy. Taste is mostly stingy brandy and pumpkin pie spice with some light caramel notes to start, but adds some nice bready and vanilla notes as your mouth adjusts to the alcohol. Caramel becomes more apparent too. Palate coats your mouth and has nice carbonation. This is very complex and might be the best pumpkin beer I've tasted. Awesome.