arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, hazy reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, nice light spice, hints of brandy, pumpkin flesh and toasted pumpkin. Taste is a nice mix of brandy, oak, slight pumpki but pretty hidden, slight clove, cinnamon, touch of earth, finishing sweet, slightly oaky, more brandy. Nice, no alcohol for 12%.
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour thanks to arminjewell. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar. Taste is a boozy, a little spicy, a little pumpkin
Cory (372) - , California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Aroma is fresh pumpkin with spices and caramel, taste is very sweet with some malt notes, a little boozy, body is thick as expected. Solid beer, thatís different than most pumpkin beers around right which scores some points in my book.
adnielsen (10447) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 GABF 2013. Pours a burnt orange appearance with a tan head. Big toasted pumpkin, just a touch spicy, lightly fruity, caramel aroma. Slightly spicy/boozy flavor with a ton of roasted pumpkins and herbal notes. Kind of thin. One of my favorite beers of the fest and one that I would love to try again.
merc7186 (2882) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Brownish/Orange Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Sweet Bread, Yams, Mild Cinnamon, Mild Allspice
T: Pumpkins, Brandy, Cinnamon, Sweet Bread
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet
Overall, this beer is exactly as advertised...if you read the label, you get exactly that, solid.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím done with pumpkin beers. None of the dozens that Iíve tasted this year have been any good.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kicking off GPBF with one of the best.
Pours deep amber, light tan head.
Smell strong caramel, english barley wine, sweet toffee and a strong brandy overtone.
Taste sweet light roasty, caramel, light pumpkin spices.
wchesser (1867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2013. Deep brownish gold. Nose is terrific roasted pumpkin. Capture roasted pumpkin flesh it as good as any pumpkin beer Iíve ever had. Barleywine element is not cloying at all and terrifically restrained for the style. Not a spicebomb, pumpkin pie pumpkin beer, just a nuanced lighter barleywine.
fluffy (2306) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i have to say that, even though im not really a pumpkin beer person, this is easily the best ive ever had. instead of being walloped with spices and sweetness, this makes for a great beer that just happens to have some pumpkin flavor notes in it. very well done.
theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GABF. Pours a dark golden. Huge nose of vanilla, spice and alcohol. Very smooth, starts boozy with a great pumpkin middle and brandy finish. This was a highlight of the night.